John and Jeanette the owners were born to run a B&B. They are attentive,considerate, genuinely nice people who go out of there way to help, with nothing being too much trouble for them. Its just a shame that the property is not up to there standards. We stayed in room 5. We were informed on arrival that our bathroom was being renovated which meant that we had a bathroom with no tiles or wallpaper or paint. This wasn’t a big deal only it would of been nice to have known this before arrival as we had paid for what we thought was a finished room. As there were only 2 rooms that could accommodate our party we were left with little choose but to grin and bear it. This was later compounded as we had a leaking bathroom ceiling with water pouring down from the shower in the room above ours. The other problem with the property was the heating system used. The house is heated from a central thermostat that fires the heating when the house reaches 63 degrees. This makes for random times when the heating comes on. We found that the oversized radiators would come on in the middle of the night making the rooms to hot to sleep in. It was -23 degrees during our stay and I had to open the bathroom window to cool the room down at 2am. We ended up turning the radiators off when we went to bed. Overall the hosts are excellent but they need to focus on the property not the finishing touches. We would of appreciated a climate controlled room and a finished bathroom over antique vases and decorative chairs.
Overall we wouldn’t stay here again unless the main property issues were addressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your soft landing awaits with a restorative stay at the Holidae House Bed & Breakfast located in the center of quaint downtown Bethel, Maine. Fluffy and oh-so-comfortable, the white towels, comforters, sheets and draperies are of posh hotel quality and the embodiment of luxury in contemporary bath, body and bedding amenities. Sublime sleep is achieved complements of comfortable temperature controlled rooms for healthy, happy slumbers. For the ultimate in at-home coziness, the Holidae House B&B is sure to bring you many sweet dreams, timeless memories and a yearning desire to return for more. Comfy mattresses, elegant bed-dressings, beautiful silver tea trays, oriental rugs and carpets invite guests to relax in the well-appointed rooms. Each room has its own private bath, some with showers only and others with full bath tub and shower. Enjoy a delicious, home cooked gourmet breakfast during your stay with us. Start your day off with Jeanette's creations including Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, Made From Scratch Blueberry Pancakes, Apple Cinnamon French Toast and others. We use free range organic eggs and maple syrup, both sourced locally. We also pick our own blueberries and apples and use them as long as the supply lasts. Jeanette's fresh baked breads are used in many of our breakfasts. For coffee lovers we grind beans each morning to provide you with the freshest coffee possible, and we even have decaf beans! For tea lovers we offer over 20 Twinings Teas, including black, herbal and green teas. We also have hot chocolate and spiced apple cider packets. A selection of juices is offered including orange, grapefruit and grape. Fresh fruit is also available. ... more less
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