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“Casual Elegance” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden House Bed & Breakfast

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Garden House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 9 Hannibal B&B and Inns
Bettendorf, Iowa
1 review
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“Casual Elegance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Garden House is possibly the most "user friendly" B&B we have stayed in. The public rooms are comfortable and inviting to sit and browse through books and magazines, water and snacks are offered in the rooms, and overall we had a very relaxing experience. Obviously the winter had not been kind to the house (yes the porch needs some tender loving care) but it is under renovation and should be a wonderful addition to sit on a summer evening. Plan on strolling to downtown Hannibal, and definitely take the ghost tour! Enjoy a dinner at LaBinnah (Hannibal spelled backward) and re-enter a time without electronic clutter.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris B, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
The attention to detail that these guests had was great! We talked on the phone, emailed and the bride to be actually came over from Ireland to visit with us before her wedding date! We made their Wedding day as seamless as possible..all details where handle by us so the couple just could be themselves and enjoy the day. The couple also arranged with us to have a reception at LaBinnah Bistro for their friends and immediate family directly after their early afternoon ceremony at the Garden House. Perfect Day for this Perfect Couple and we wish them all the best in their lifes together in Ireland! We enjoyed their company! Kind regards, Chris
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Topeka, Kansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

I never leave feedbacks on Trip Advisor, but this time I felt I must. If you are going to Hannibal and are wanting to stay at an average B and B, with quiet rooms, Whispering hosts, and Boring Conversation, then DO NOT STAY HERE! This is the absolute, without a doubt, most fun -B and B you will ever stay at. Not only is the owner extremely delightful, friendly, kind, heartwarming, he is a Chef! You actually have the BEST Cook in the midwest serving you the most amazing foods! WOW! He loves opening his home to people from all over the world, and you will love listening to his stories. It reminded me of a trip to a favorite cousin's house and sitting for hours, talking and laughing about amazing experiences! While you are physically relaxing at the Garden House, you will emotionally relax as well, how you ask? Because Chris makes you feel as if you have always belonged there, welcome home! ALSO, Be sure why you are visiting to Take an evening and make a reservation at LA BINNAH Bistro. Chris also owns the restaurant down the street, but be sure you figure out a time when you can sit and enjoy the most amazing dinner slowly. you will not want to rush this amazing experience. A reservation is a must or you will be quite disappointed hearing the laughter, music, and delightful conversation through the front screen door and not being able to partake. So, please make that reservation when you book your weekend at the Garden House.
Now, I will tell you a few things about the actual stay so you will be sure to be prepared. You might have to share a bathroom….NO BIG DEAL! Get to know everyone in the house, and most importantly learn about each of them. Step outside your box, talk and laugh over a great glass of wine, make new friends, you won't regret it. Don't look for negative things, because you will find them. instead take the experience as an amazing moment to learn more about yourselves and the other guests. Lastly, this place is HAUNTED! I am sure you will figure this out the moment you step inside because just like the owner -Chris, these ghosts are NOT SHY EITHER! If you don't realize at entry, you will realize it when "The Hannibal Ghost Tour" bus stops outside for over 10 minutes! Through out your stay doors will slam, knobs will turn, you will hear people talking when no one is around, yes! At first it startles you, but remember, by the time your visit is over, you will be laughing about everything, and be able to confirm why "NBC's Today Show" called this place Haunted! OH, remember this, the first time your hair gets pulled it may give you a fright, but after that it truly becomes comical. So Enjoy this experience. If you choose to do so, I am positive you will return again and again. After all….It is just like going home to visit dear friends (who cook real well) Thank you Chris and Arif. You have touched my heart, and made my trip absolutely remarkable- Very few Host can achieve that! Mindy 04/18/14-04/20/2014

Room Tip: East Room is most active, but the West Room has an amazing King Size Feather Bed!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Min_H07
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Arif D, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2015
We enjoyed your visit with us and Hannibal. We take pride in presenting our Historic district and Hannibal with the enthusiasm and vigor it deserves. I, being from Chicago, truly appreciate Hannibal's long and 'colorful' history and relay these treasures to our guests. Thank you so much for your generous review. Chris
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is a wonderful get-away for humans & pets alike. I couldn't be more grateful for the warm hospitality towards us and our dog. The breakfasts were yummy, and ambiance a regal break from the norm. Bed was soft, house was quiet, bathroom was clean, shower was a luxury!

Thanks to owner Chris for a lovely weekend stay. We hope to be back again: our dog especially loves it here!

  • Stayed March 2014
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2 Thank JulieSchroeder
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Arif D, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2015
We enjoyed your visit with us and Hannibal. Your four legged companion was charming! We appreciate and donate to all animal preservation groups and have had pets all my life. Pets are not the correct word, "family" is. I appreciate your travels with your "family" and I love to travel with my two! Our door and heart is always open to those travelers! Best, Chris
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We were very fortunate to have Chris and Arif open the Garden House to our tour group in December for the specially arranged Hannibal Historic Homes Tour. He openly shared his family photos and his time in the military and answered all the questions our group members asked. They felt very welcomed and enjoyed the beautifully painted rooms, especially the irises in the dining room. Many new friends were made that day and it is truly a warm and cozy experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arif D, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2015
Returning guests are always special folks. Thank you for taking the time to revisit us and Hannibal! Best, Chris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed at the Garden House for a treat....our 4th wedding annivetsary. So glad we did. It was lovely. The place is beautiful. Our king size bed was so very comfortable, warm & cozy. Best nights sleep in awhile. Chris, the owner made a great breakfast in the morning. He knows so much about Hannibal. Very interesting man. Had dinner @ LaBinnah Bistro. Best meal in quite some time! Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2014
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2 Thank marycelenze
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Arif D, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2015
We pride our self on our house and Hannibal tour information. It grows with every year! Its a pleasure to hear our guests appreciate the efforts! Best, Chris
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is a beautiful house located in a great area. The people are knowledgeable and welcoming. My dinner at LaBinnah Bistro was one of the best meals I've ever had in Hannibal. The service was prompt and amiable! Thanks Chris and Arif for a wonderful time!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BrittanyFaye
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Arif D, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2015
Thanks for taking the time to stay with us and dine at LaBinnah Bistro, our international restaurant. Its a pleasure to hear our guests appreciate the efforts! Best, Chris
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Milton, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

My husband and I just stayed at The Garden House B&B for a weekend. It was comfortable, friendly and had a lovely atmoshphere, cozy and filled with old world charm. We Loved our room, the breakfast was delicious and Chris, the owner, was the frosting on the cake. He knew so much about the history of the house and the City of Hannibal and took the time to make sure we were aware of all the things to do in the area. Great Stay. Will certainly go back and soon I hope. One other surprise was he also owns the LaBinna Restaurant, just a block away, the meal may have been of the best I've had.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jean S
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Arif D, Owner at Garden House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2015
Thanks for taking the time to stay with us and dine at LaBinnah Bistro, our international restaurant. Its a pleasure to hear our guests appreciate the efforts and dining pleasure! Best, Chris
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Property: Garden House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 301 N 5th St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3515
Region: United States > Missouri > Hannibal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Hannibal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden House Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique, well known 1896 Queen Anne Victorian home on Millionaire's Rowe in historic Hannibal, 3 blocks from town centre and river; restored wood interior; king and queen feather beds, pillows; high thread count linens; robes; bottle water in room; Wi-Fi; local TV; DVD/VHS; gourmet breakfast each morning; interesting and knowledgeable hosts; as featured on NBC's Today Show, Oct. '06! ... more   less 
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