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“Blantyre- a wonderful stay with excellent service”
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Blantyre
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence
New England
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“Blantyre- a wonderful stay with excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2008

My husband and I recently stayed at Blantyre in Lenox and had a wonderful stay. Blantyre is truly a special place and a wonderful escape for couples. The Main House is simply lovely- beautifully done in old world style. The grounds are very nice. We were lucky enough to arrive right after a snowstorm, and everything just had a magical look and feel to it.

Blantyre is all about service. This experience provided us with some of the best service we have ever received at a hotel or restaurant. Everyone, from the manager, to the waiter, to the owner, treated us as if we were their most special guests. You really do feel as if you are guests of billionaire friends at their home.

Upon arrival we were showed to our room in the main house- the Ribbon Room. Waiting for us in our room was a basket of fresh and dried fruits and a plate of cheese. A wonderful touch. Beside the welcome platter were 2 champagne glasses, but no champagne. I didn’t want to be presumptuous and call down, but thought that was odd. The next day when we met the owner, she apologized that there was a mix up and we should have received a chilled bottle of Krug , but that for some reason it never made it to our room and would we accept their apologies, as well as a gift of 2 bottles of Krug to take home. Wonderful customer service- a beautiful touch. She also graciously took us for a tour of the wine cellar-- it is gorgeous.

The room itself was OK. It was very pretty and fairly spacious. It had a nice sitting area and a king bed. the bed frame itself was a little unattractive-- a boring metal frame which I found surprising in a hotel of this caliber. It also felt a bit short. The TV was small, especially in light of where the bed was and the bathroom was nothing special. The bathroom amenities were great- khiels products which I love. I know hotel prices have skyrocketed, but at $650 per night, plus a 20% service charge on everything- and I mean everything, we just expected a little more from the room itself.

My husband and I both used the spa . It is nice-- the waiting area houses a Jacuzzi which overlooks their landscape. Again, with the fresh snow outside, this was especially pretty. Both my husband’s massage and my massage were excellent- truly 2 of the best massages we have ever received.

We had dinner at the hotel that evening and it was a wonderful experience. I love that they greet you as you come down the stairs and invite you to have a cocktail while perusing their menu in the music room. You can sit and relax and listen to the piano player, while unhurriedly perusing their menu and ordering your dinner. They bring you wonderful canapés while you wait. Again, here the service was wonderful. When your appetizer is ready, the escort you to the very romantic dining room--each table is set with fresh flowers. The table was set impeccably-- beautiful chine, golden chalices to hold your water. An extensive (and expensive!) wine list offered amazing selections of wonderful wines. (They leave you the full wine list in your room to also peruse at your leisure, which we did). Service was excellent at dinner. Truthfully, dinner itself was good, not great. Our appetizers were very good, but our entree, a New York strip for 2, was just ok. The steak didn’t have much flavor. We are accustomed to eating prime, and I am surprised a restaurant of this caliber doesn’t serve prime. The choices were a bit limited and my husband wanted the steak, so we both got it-- they would not let him have it for one (I also am a bit put off by the “for 2” entrees, for that reason). The presentation (table side) was again wonderful. Dessert was good. Breakfast the next day (a full breakfast is included-- not just continental) was phenomenal. (I should note that I like to have a little something to eat and coffee as soon as I wake up, and I was able to get a continental breakfast sent up to the room and then have a full breakfast later, again a GREAT touch).

My husband and I went snow shoeing on the grounds, and never having done that before, were surprised at how much fun it was! We were going to go ice skating as well, but really enjoyed the snow shoeing. Again, the staff was so helpful , getting my husband boots, me a hat, both of us gloves, showing us what do do and where to go. Really, just wonderful customer service.

Again, the best part of Blantyre is the service. They just could not do enough for you. Another example- we were given a wonderful coffee table book to take home, wrapped in a ribbon. Touches like that really go a long way. Bear in mind, as stated above there is a 20% service charge on everything-- the room, the spa, the food, the WINE. It’s a bit of a steep service charge, when you consider it’s on everything and it does add up. So, one does expect that the service will be amazing, and in this regard, Blantyre does not disappoint.

  • Liked — The service
  • Disliked — The bathroom
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2008

I have stayed at Blantyre many times during many seasons. It is one of my favorite places anywhere. The old house is great, but the new things that have been added are tasteful and do not diminish the old granduer of the main house. Go during the week in the winter when no one is there. The staff will treat you as the lord of the manner. It is fine when busy, but when you have the place all to yourself, it is over the top. The food and service are full-on Relais quality. Be sure to see the old wine cellars. With all this said, it is the little touches which seem to make this place so extra-ordinary. Last time there I met the owner, and the place is clearly her deep passion. There is no other way to explain why it is such a special a place. It is one of the most expensive places you can stay, but it always seems to take my breath away.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank rsmith601
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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

Blantyre is best known for its sumptuous service during the summer and fall in the beautiful Berkshires. A few years ago, it began staying open year-round, and added winter activities and facilities to its property. We recently spent 5 days there, our first time there in the winter - and it was perfect. There is an ice rink on site with a handsome "warming hut" with skates, hot chocolate, and other entertainment. The spa is open with massages, hot tub, exercise room and other entertainment. The rooms are spacious and extremely well appointed. And the main house, with its 5 star restaurant and massive wine collection, is delightful with its many fireplaces and very attentive service - check out the periodic wine tastings of the best wines in the world (Screaming Eagle and Margaux, for example). Perhaps best of all, the entire area is so quiet and relaxed in the winter, with just enough restaurants and museums open to be a diversion if needed. A great place to stay anytime, including winter.

  • Liked — The service
  • Disliked — The distance from our home in the Southwest
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank DrWhoDallas
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designduo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2007

We spent a wonderful three days at Blantyre in July 2007 and were anxious to see how the resort fared in the cold, winter months. Using a friend's milestone birthday as an excuse to go back, we are thrilled that we did! Even more beautiful in the winter, we were warmly welcomed back by the fabulous staff - many of whom remembered us by name. Because our room did not have the king bed we had requested we were graciously upgraded to the room of all rooms, the Paterson suite. The amenities were fabulous, and even included a thoughtful snow concierge who brought out a hot chocolate menu and lit the fire for us as we skated around the ice scating rink - albeit tentatively. While there were few other couples there and we felt like we had the entire estate to ourselves, the resort had a full staff available at all times - definitely no skeleton crew! Even the pianist plays nightly, whether there is one guest or fifty. This place is amazing in the summer, but takes on an entirely magical aura in the winter. We were there the weekend before Christmas and we left there believing in both Santa and heaven on earth.....

  • Liked — Pure, thoughtful luxury in every area
  • Disliked — absolutely nothing!
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with friends
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9 Thank designduo
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2007

Spent 2 really good nights at Blantyre in May of 2007. Everything is pretty much as expected from a Relais Chateaux. Grounds, food, service, room quality- everything is first rate. I would say among all the Relais Chateaux on the east coast, the thing that distinguished this one was the pool area. Yeah, kind of a strange thing to point out, but that was how it distinguished itself.

I think this is place is actually a good value as well, at least for RC. You can stay in a room for around $600 a night, which sounds crazy when you're speaking of value, but the luxury travel has gotten a bit out of hand, and there are plenty of places charging this much that are much worse than Blantyre.

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank coramdeo_10036
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2007

This Relais & Chateaux property raises the bar for small inns everywhere. From the welcoming bottle of champagne on ice after a long drive to the room stocked with books, DVD's, and CD's, no detail is too small for excellence in implementation.
There is much to do in and on the property and in the immediate vicinity. Despite a run of cold and cloudy weather, we were never at a loss for cultural, recreatonal, and shopping pursuits.
Our room (Shipton) was roomy and homey. A well designed washroom and dressing area was equipped with Kiehl's amenities and plush, soft towels. Climbing to the top of the high mattress was a challenge rewarded by wonderful sleeps in quiet and dark quarters.
We had two dinners at the five/six star restaurant and were always delighted wtth fabulous fare, an extensive wine list with something for everyone and over-the-top service. A before dinner drink in the antique-filled music room was graced with a selection of canapes and a chance to peruse the menu.
Dinner itself was an event in itself. The culinary delghts were made more memorable by the friendly and attentive international staff.
The included continental breakfasts were taken in a lovely room overlookiing the gardens. While service was occasionally disjointed, the offerings of fresh fruit salad, warm pastries, and fresh bodum coffee provided a delicious start to the day.
A tour of the breakfast room by Anne, the owner, reinforced that every guest was appreciated and to be pampered at all times. She even gave me a personal tour of the extensive wine cellar!
Make no mistake.-- this is not a cheap place to stay and the 20% added for service might appear to be excessive. However the value for money equation is just about perfect.
I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Liked — Service and creature comforts
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2007

We spent a three-day winter weekend at the Blantyre, and our entire experience was wonderful. We stayed in the Carriage House, which was actually perfect because we could just walk in our robes to the spa/jacuzzi (to work out or hang out eating complimentary dove bars and other treats). The room itself was very nice, with lots of amenities (dvd library, great books, kiehl's products galore) and a very comfy bed. The food is delicious and there is a a very yummy breakfast.

We took advantage of everything they offered, including the ice skating and cross country skiing, and it was all terrific.

The Blantyre has many little surprises waiting for you and it is a perfect romantic getaway! A class act.

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank trvlmnky
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Property: Blantyre
Address: 16 Blantyre Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2776
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lenox
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Blantyre 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blantyre Relais & Châteaux is a romantic country house hotel. Set amidst 117 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. A Tudor style house built in 1902 is resplendent with period furnishings and sumptuous fabrics. A relaxing retreat with a professional,caring and friendly staff. Award winning food, wine list and spa. A getaway for all seasons...summer music festivals, splendid fall leaves, winter wonderland with ice skating, snowshoeing and 105'Christmas tree all on property. Blantyre is equidistant between NYC and Boston. ... more   less 
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