My husband and I had booked a room at the DragonFlye Inn a couple of months in advance. When we turned up, we were greeted at the door by a shocked face and the owner asking us if they were expecting us? I said we had booked the room ages ago and he hurried off to check the computer, as if he didn't believe us. The computer was down, and he (I felt) very grudgingly agreed that we could stay but was very unwelcoming and unfriendly. (I cannot say the same for his wife, who was lovely). We were shown the room, but he seemed so stressed by our arrival that we decided not to stay and he seemed very relieved. On my return home I found the booking confirmation and forwarded it to the owner to ensure we hadn't been charged, he curtly replied that we hadn't, but did not offer one word of apology for the mistake that they had obviously made. Of course these things happen, but it seems very unprofessional to me to not own up and say sorry. It's too bad as it seemed a lovely place. If you do decide to go, just make sure you ring up a week or so before your booking to confirm that they are expecting you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the tip of Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooklin, Maine we offer a quiet retreat within an hour drive of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park to the East, and Deer Isle, Stonington to the West. A one-minute walk from The Maine Hideaway's doorstep brings you into the historic village of Brooklin, Maine with shops, the General Store, and only a few miles from may of Brooklin famous boatyards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Maine Hideaway Brooklin