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“A beautiful weekend !!!”
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Kingsbrae Arms
Ranked #9 of 13 Saint Andrews B&B and Inns
Moncton, NB
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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“A beautiful weekend !!!”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We were very fortunate to have been able to experience the Kingsbrae arms treatment. As a newlywed couple only going on our honeymoon in December, my brothers, sister, sister-in-law, presented us with a night at Kingsbrae Arms as a gift for us to enjoy a little getaway weekend while impatiently waiting for our honeymoon. Well... it was a great weekend in deed, not only was the weather amazing, our stay and our experience was lovely. We can't thank the staff enough for the service we received and for making us comfortable as a young couple staying the night. Some of the names escape me, however your service is not forgotten. Harry was quite welcoming and very fun to converse with. He represents Kingsbrae arms quite positively!!! Pierre was exceptional during our dinner which was beyond words, our best meal yet!

Our room was quite large, cozy, warm, and very comfortable. We wish we could've stayed a few more nights just to spend more time in the room. Our balcony had the views of the garden which were gorgeous.

The property is just 5 minutes walk from the charming downtown and quaint neighbourhoods.

Overall, we definitely recommend anyone looking for a little getaway weekend, with an extra romance/celebration to experience Kingsbrae Arms.

Thank you again :)

Martine and Jeremie

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Our recent stay at Kingsbrae Arms Ralais and Chateaux was truly a relaxing and memorable experience. The elegant old mansion, renovated into top-notch luxury suites and rooms, is located within comfortable walking distance of the scenic waterfront and downtown St. Andrews. The proprietors’ insistence on high standards and total perfection was reflected in every aspect of the establishment’s offerings. We were warmly welcomed by friendly, courteous staff and shown to our deluxe three-room suite overlooking immaculate and very beautiful grounds and gardens. Our accommodations, complete with two quick-light fireplaces, were tastefully decorated with lovely furnishings and collectible art pieces. In the early evening, before dinner, we enjoyed cocktails on the lawn from Kingsbrae’s full-service bar. Our multi-course dinner, accompanied by a fabulous Italian wine and graciously served in the formal dining room, was truly outstanding. We have to say that the warm reception, luxurious accommodations, gourmet food, friendly and efficient service, lovely grounds, and the overall ambience we experienced at Kingsbrae Arms were all no less than exceptional. We especially appreciated the unique personal care and attention extended us by the owners and staff during our stay. We are back home in the USA now, but hope to return and enjoy this jewel of a place in the near future.
Jess and Nancy Brown from Virginia

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is a beautiful property and inn. The rooms can be quirky, with odd ceiling lines, ups and downs, and jammed with artwork and artifacts. But the whole comes off as delightful.

We stayed at the Kingsbrae en route from Bay of Fundy to Bar Harbor. It was a much needed respite at the tail end of 3 weeks of travel. We did almost nothing, and that is about what there is to do there! I may be being unfair, as we had been in similar countryside on much of our vacation. But it is pretty quiet. Best for golf and get aways.

We had very elaborate sit down breakfasts in the garden. We also joined them for dinner in the drawing room. It was a very pleasant setting and the food was skillful and delicious. It was, as was the entire stay, priced accordingly. IIRC dinner for our family of five was over $400, sans alcohol and with shared dessert.

One thing to be aware of, this hotel no longer has a pool. We were a bit surprised and disappointed by that. The pool caved in and is being replaced by a koi pond.

Lastly, the tipping is up to you. I've been at resorts where gratuities are set at 15 or even 18% of the bill. We barely saw anyone during the day (the inn felt empty) and we had to open up our own sofa bed (they may have forgotten), so I didn't think the service was particularly exceptional. The waitstaff for meals was excellent, however. We tipped as a generous percent of our restaurant activity, and added to that for housekeeping. I still am not sure if we tipped correctly!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

The Kingsbrae Arms was an amazing place to stay. The inn is in a beautiful, well appointed home that warmly welcomes you. The owners were charming. The staff was always attentive to our needs. My room was a sanctuary with a lovely garden view and the dining experience was superb with a fabulous gourmet dinner and mouth watering breakfast. Many of the ingredients were grown in their own gardens. On a scale of 1-10, it is 10+!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Upon our arrival we were offered a wonderful glass of wine and then ushered into our King Suite which was such a surprise because we thought we would have a twin suite. The room was so cozy and relaxing, beautifully decorated and offered everything one would need to begin a weeks vacation. The breakfasts were fabulous, my husband was spoiled by the amount of food. Dinner was quite elegant and we did not feel rushed at all. The staff were very accommodating, especially when my husband misplaced the rental car keys and we had to search the room! They were also very quick in providing tips and suggestions for sight seeing.
We relaxed in the yard watching the butterflies with the specialty cocktails one afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our stroll thru the Garden next door.
This property is such a delightful alternative to big hotels with such personal service and atmosphere you just feel like you have stepped back in time to a more gentle and refined era.

Room Tip: there are some rooms that looked to offer balconies, so I would inquire about those as the grounds a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fredericton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Kingsbrae Arms offers unmatched cuisine, serene peace and quiet away from the rest of the world, and a level of service that you are unlikely to find elsewhere.

Dining has evolved since we first visited. Guests no longer gather at eight o'clock for an evening of table d'hôte service. Dinner is now a more conventional three-course affair, with choices from a menu, starting at a time of the guest's choosing. The entire service takes a bit less than two hours. Similarly, breakfast is now from a menu at the guest's convenience. But the food remains as stunning as ever, and the service has an old-world charm that matches the finest city clubs in London (several of which I've visited). The wine list is a terrific selection of bottles you won't find at any liquor store in New Brunswick, with an emphasis on French wines. (And you may bring your own, with a reasonable corkage fee.) One of the staff this year is well on his way to qualifying as a sommelier, and he was able to provide some expert advice.

Kingsbrae Arms isn't quite a hotel, and isn't quite a B&B. It's its own category of place, unequalled for hospitality and food in my experience. Abandon your preconceived notions and sink into the lap of luxury. We're looking forward to next year's visit already.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Everything at this Relais &Chateaux is superb. Our room was extremely nice and comfortable and beautifully furnished as was the rest of the hotel The dinners were excellent and breakfasts very good. Staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds were also beautiful and the entire property was a very comfortable place to stay. And checkout was a pleasant surprise also with the final cost an excellent value. There are no hesitations about recommending this hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kingsbrae Arms
Address: 219 King St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1Y1, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint Andrews
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kingsbrae Arms 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsbrae Arms in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, a resort town kissed by the Bay of Fundy in the North Atlantic. Explore a maritime culture. Indulge in the local food scene. Learn the language. Canada! ... more   less 
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