We were delayed and hadn't seen that check- in ended at 10:30pm, When I called, the man with whom I was speaking (I assume one of the "hosts") told me he was closing in five minutes. He made no effort to accommodate us or even suggest alternate lodging and made it clear we were going to pay for the room nonetheless. He had no qualms about leaving two women in the middle of nowhere with no place to stay, saying to me, "I'm not staying up another hour." We were approximately 45 minutes away (my partner drives faster than the man on the phone assumed). I tried to explain our circumstances, but he was nasty and dismissive. We'd booked here because we'd thought it'd be a lovely place to stay, but if the host treats a guest like that, it clearly isn't. Based on other reviews, it seems that we weren't the first to be treated thusly.…
We stumbled upon Fred and Burt's Coach House via an internet search. While their labor of love may not be to all tastes (per other reviews I see here), we all found our stay completely delightful. Their victorian house is indeed filled with art, artifacts, and attitude. I could have spent hours in the Asian-influenced bedroom just looking at the collection. The master suite and bath are all decked out in seaside style, and what I'll call the Victoria bedroom was elaborately styled in period decor. The bathrooms were modern and clean and had ample pressure and hot water making for a great wake-up. The three french bulldogs that live there were kept away from us until we mentioned we all loved dogs, then they came out to play on the ground floor only. So fun. But the real amazement came at breakfast. Our hosts prepared the most sumptuous meal at the formal dining table. One of our group was stupefied in amazement. Homemade, a huge variety, and delicious coffee. We stayed a night in transit from Boston to PEI, and ended up staying again on our way back. Would recommend for anyone who wants some real home hospitality and can roll with a bit of quirkiness and camp.…
oh my gosh. don't stay there. The owner is crazy. I was booking a reservation and asked how far the place was from the US border. He said 2 minutes. Jokingly, I said, "that's too far." The man was offended by the comment, so he wouldn't book me a room, even though I apologized. He said it was his right not to book. What?
Imagine a sweet home filled with antiques and family heirlooms. The Coach House Bed & Breakfast, located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada fits this description. The B&B is located on a quiet tree-lined residential street, convenient to downtown and the Waterfront and just a few minutes from good restaurants. We stayed at the B&B one night. The hosts Fred and Bert were extremely friendly and helpful. Their lovingly and deliciously prepared breakfast waited for us in the dining room next morning.
This B&B is old, cluttered, dark and stuffy. Our room was so cluttered with old stuff that there was hardly any place to put our stuff. The mattress was on an exposed spring that squeaked every time we moved on it. On the plus side, the bathroom was very modern and clean and Fred and Bert were very friendly and helpful. But because of the condition of the place and the two dogs that roamed free (my wife is afraid of dogs), we couldn't sleep there and we left. I hate writing a negative review but this B&B deserves it.
Great hosts who came out to greet us and made us comfortable. Helped with the luggage and suggested good places to eat dinner. Breakfast was excellent. Great introduction to the Maritime provinces. Kept window open and it was cool and QUIET all night.
Fred and Bert were wonderful hosts. The breakfast was terrific. I agree with the person who commented: "The house is full of knick-knacks, our room including the ensuite bathroom was so cluttered it was impossible to find a clear space to put anything down" We also ended up sharing a bath that we didn't expect. We also agree with this comment: " there were no locks on the doors. The owners have a couple of dogs that have free roam including venturing into our room. Not suitable for children or people who do not like dogs" or might have pet allergies.
We stayed here for 3 nights in our east coast vacation. The house is like a museum, there is so much to see. Our room was at the back of the house over looking the beautiful gardens. We had our own thermostat to control air conditioning and a large private bath with a huge walk in shower and large soaker tub. Breakfast every day was amazing. So much to choose from. Fred and Bert, our hosts ,were very warm and entertaining, we very much enjoyed our breakfast conversations. St. Stephen is a small border town with lots of character. The coach house fits right in. Hopefully we can return at some time.
I visited for 4 nights, and Bert & Fred were excellent hosts! The breakfast spread is available gorgeous is delicious, they are so attentive and accommodating, and the shower and enormous tub felt like a spa. All of this, plus two cute and well-behaved Boston Terriers. As someone who travels for work a lot, this was such a special treat versus my regular hotel stays. I'll be back should I find myself back in St Stephen!
The owners were great and the breakfast excellent. However our room was disappointing. The house is full of knick-knacks, our room including the ensuite bathroom was so cluttered it was impossible to find a clear space to put anything down and we were afraid of knocking things over whenever we turned around. The bed was tiny and uncomfortable, there were no locks on the doors. The owners have a couple of dogs that have free roam including venturing into our room. Not suitable for children or people who do not like dogs.