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“Dutchess of Kent Inn - the hostess with the mostest”

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Duchess Of Kent Inn
Ranked #11 of 44 Charlottetown B&B and Inns
Bryans Road, Maryland, United States
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“Dutchess of Kent Inn - the hostess with the mostest”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

My family visited the island in June and stayed at this bed and breakfast. The owner was most acommodating and had an entire itinerary ready for us based on our previous conversations. She had maps and brochures marked to help us navigate our stay. She provided 'small talk' conversation during the breakfasts that she prepared for us that helped us to feel like we were natives to the island. In all my trips (from Egypt to Alaska, from Mexico to Canada, from Europe to California), I have not had such an experience. I would definitely recommend the 'duchess' as a unique experience with someone who works at her position 24 hours a day.
Debi Krahling

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Essex, Vermont
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

I've been to quite a few B&B. This is what I think one should be like. The Hostess is very out going and welcomes you to their home and really makes you feel welcome. She is very knowledgeable of the area and can map out what you are interested in. The house really feels homey. And at a great location just a couple minutes walk to city centre.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Utah
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Spent nights at the Duchess of Kent. Sharyn was quite the hostess! She greeted us by name,, knowing where we hailed from, and began to map out all sorts of possibilities for our stay. She hit the nail on the head with several of her suggestions; The 1875 house was charming as hell - and our suites far exceeded our expectations! The house is set up for guests to have their own living space and kitchen - which makes it comfortable for both guests and hosts, I would imagine. I, for one, don't like feeling like I'm encroaching on our hosts' space and here, that was not an issue. Sharyn's heart is definitely in her city and her B&B. Quirky is the best word I can use to describe Sharyn's endearing character. We had a wonderful stay at the Duchess and would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

This historic property was comfortable but with a few frustrations. The innkeeper needs to realize that guests have come to enjoy PEI and not spend 45 minutes or longer on an orientation session especially when your time there is limited. I would suggest that you allow guests to checkin, get their keys and if they have questions or need suggestions they will enquire. The property is in need of repairs and updating. The ceiling in the kitchen is collapsing (hopefully they have repaired this by now) also the free standing tub is surrounded by shower curtains which tend to stick to you when showering and finally the taps are old ie individual taps for hot and cold which is challenging when washing your face. The location is good. Rooms are comfortable. To get to the top floor there are a lot of steep stairs and not be suitable for elderly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Great location of an older inn in Charlottetown. We stayed in the guest room, it was spacious and well decorated. Two large beds, a fireplace, tv, ac, great big windows overlooking the street, private bathroom down the hall. $95/night in the busiest time of the year - doesn't get much better than that.

Hostess was extremely unique, funny in a dry sort of way. Gave my wife and I several maps and ideas for our vacation. Had already HAND WRITTEN things on the map prior to our arrival. She certainly does hope that everyone enjoys their stay. I wouldn't say she is intrusive like the post before me, but she was talkative. She told us about a light show, free museum tours, restaurants that locals like, and more... Very helpful! She also put in quarters to the parking meter outside of our inn when we overslept. She never woke us, just filled the meter. How nice! Her husband was pleasant as well, although we only met him for a minute. Certainly helpful too, but less talkative than his wife!

Would definitely recommend, as it was one of my favorite B&Bs throughout our week long travel in PEI.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Ontario
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

I found our hostess, Sharyn, to be too intrusive, especially while we were having breakfast. We would have liked to chat with the other guests who shared our breakfast table but that was not to be the case. The location of the Inn is great!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

The Duchess of Kent Inn is a beautifully kept historic house, situated right in the heart of Charlottetown. We came here on a recommendation and I would like to pay this recommendation forward too -- this is an excellent B&B.

We stayed in the turret which, if you have the option, I would certainly recommend as it is absolutely great value for money. It is a private living space containing its own mini-lounge area and a second (smaller) room -- a great space if you are travelling in a larger group or as a family.

The quality and range of the breakfasts was amazing. Much attention and care was placed into making sure breakfast was comprehensive and it really felt like an event unto itself.

But what made our stay so special and so memorable was all down to the hosts, Sharyn and Doug, who have been running the B&B for 20-odd years but who are still so fresh and enthusiastic about the way they go about the daily operation. From the moment we were welcomed to the point we left, Sharyn and Doug treated us like old friends. Their warmth and friendliness were infectious, and it was so easy to get caught up in conversation with them like they were old friends. They were also helpful with any questions we had, were extremely eager to give us recommendations around the area, and were also very flexible and easygoing with some of our last minute changes to our itinerary (ie we were only intending to stay for one night but ended up staying for three).

Truth be told, we found it hard to leave and to say goodbye -- such was the warmth, charm and endearment of both the property and the hosts. What sets Sharyn and Doug apart as hosts is that they are not only warm and charming, they really are very genuine and sincere too. Would choose to stay here and visit "old friends" if ever visiting Charlottetown again!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Duchess Of Kent Inn
Address: 218 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1P2, Canada
Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
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Ranked #11 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottetown
Number of rooms: 4
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