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Kansas City, Missouri
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281 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This was the kind of experience that my wife and I had 40 years ago when we first started traveling. It was just like home down to the fitted sheet and comforter coming off the bed during the night. The hosts were very friendly the breakfast was creative and good. We had a room with a walk out balcony but... More 

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Merrimack, NH
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363 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The choices for lodging in Bourne, MA are limited; this was a nice choice if you like staying with your favorite aunt and uncle. The host were wonderful and friendly, the house and room was like you were staying at a relative's home who made it up as nice as they could with their personal items throughout the home(including the... More 

2 Thank hr1313
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113 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

This was reasonably priced ($145) for a quick overnight trip to the Bourne area, but the Holly room is in desperate need of updating. It has started to cross line between being quaint and being worn and tired. Not talking about renovating to be sleek & sterile, but the basics – Carpet needs to be replaced - worn, covered with... More 

2 Thank Mainers
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We chose The Holly House on the strength of the reviews on this site. they were spot on. Our host Tom was friendly and answered every question we had about places to eat and places to go in the area. The room had every amenity and we enjoyed Tom's homemade scones and more at a beautifully appointed Victorian breakfast table.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

Tom made our stay memorable. What a nice man sharing his home with visitors from around the world. We slept well and had an enjoyable and interesting conversation over breakfast with our host. Stay here for a different experience.

1 Thank TJ S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We spent a night here as part of our New England tour, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Holly House is in a residential area, next to the town historical society building, and within walking distance of the canal. Tom is a most genial and garrulous host, within half an hour of arriving we'd covered English and American history, statistics, comparative linguistics,... More 

Thank blowback
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We (my boyfriend and I, our best friend couple) stayed here for our first bed and breakfast experience and we loved it. The location was convenient to find, close to restaurants and major highways, etc. The inn is very pretty and romantic, clean and cozy. The owner, Thomas was very friendly, knowledgeable, and has great sense of humor. Also a... More 

3 Thank ksithuu
Bridgewater, MA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

My husband was turning 60 and I wanted to do something different for his birthday. Staying at a bed and breakfast was on his "bucket list". We spend a lot of time in the Plymouth area so I thought about that. Then as I was searching the Internet I came upon the Holly House. I loved that we could see... More 

3 Thank Amy H
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2011

Their cancellation policy is terrible, a week out, less than 24 hours after making the wrong reservation they still charged us. Terrible customer service.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2010

We stayed here for two nights with another couple in mid september, once the rush of the season had past. The house is a quaint, typical New England home, lots of wooden furniture, books and nik-naks, quilted comforters and a lovely comfortable bed. The hosts, Tom and Rita, did everything they could to make us welcome and sat and chatted... More 

2 Thank loflower

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Additional Information about Holly House by the Canal

Address: 20 Keene St, Bourne, MA 02532-3607
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Bourne
Price Range: $93 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Holly House by the Canal 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Three rooms are listed on website -- we stayed in the Holly Room which had a sun deck off the first floor roof-- better weather nice to drink coffee to get a partial view of the canal.”
 of 5 bubbles hr1313, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Two rooms upstairs are both nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Olive734, 14 May 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the one with the deck!”
 of 5 bubbles blowback, 6 Oct 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in the Canal Room...loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles AmyH321, 5 Feb 2012 | Read review
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