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Review of English Brook Cottages

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English Brook Cottages
Yaphank, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely disgusting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

We stayed in the "Buckingham Cottage". We had both the upstairs and downstairs units. Both units smelt terrible and were filthy. Downstairs was dark, moldy and musty. The sheets and blankets were old and damp. It was so bad, I was afraid to let my children go under the covers. We slept above blankets we brought from home. We kept all the windows and doors open with the A/C on and the smell was still unbearable. The smell lingered on our belongings and made us uncomfortable all the way home! Upstairs smelt like urine. We are used to camping in cabins and/or cottages and were not looking for luxury, the problem here is the condition of the units. Also, it is located right on the main road. We sat on the "screened in" porch and heard all the cars whizzing by. There was no place for the kids to play except the parking lot. Even the bbqs were located there.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

The beds and bedding were damp and heavy with moisture right down to, and includiing the mattress. The box spring of one bed was collapsing and being supported by some makeshift prop. The floors were dirty. The shower stall had green water deposits all over the walls and floor, indicating that, if it had been cleaned at all, it could only have been minimal. The items provided for the efficiency kitchen were dirty. Owners and visitors walked their dogs just outside our cabin. It was impossible to step outside without being besieged by mosquitos.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2010

We stayed onthe #11. When we got here it must have rained the previous days because the floors were wet and everything like bedding and towels were damp. The walls were so thin and ours was located directly on the highway with all the windows closed we still could hear so much traffic... Not very much like the wilderness. There were plenty of bugs but you are in the woods so I would expect that. The shower had mold in it and the temperature was hard to control. Overall this place was fine for a one night stay but nothing more than that. It's about a five minute drive into town, wish it was closer!

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

We just returned from a vacation to Lake George and were pleasantly surprised with English Brook Cottages. The cottages, grounds and pool is nicer than it looks on the website. Our cottage, #9, was very clean, had a big TV, comfy bed and good shower; perfect for a couple. The little screened-in porch was great to relax and have a drink after motorcycle riding around Lake George all day. The hosts are very cool and have free coffee and donuts every morning. The pool is kept very clean like the cottage we had. It's a great place for the price and we'd definately stay there again.
K+T, Rhode Island.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RhodeIslandKevster
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florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2008

My family along with our pets rented 2 cottages and stayed for a week in Aug of 2008. The owners live on site and were very friendly and always asked if we needed anything. There is a dog path towards the back of the property but I suggest you bring a flashlight if you need to use the path at night. We stayed in a kitchen unit so there was no maid service but we always had clean towels and whatever was needed. My daughter had a non-kitchen unit and said that her room was cleaned everyday to her satisfaction. We had rented the large family unit and found the large enclosed porch great for sitting outside at night. Another advantage to this rental is that you have 2 bedrooms in the area with the kitchen/couch/table/bathroom and then another bedroom/bathroom with its own seperate entrance.
I cannot give this location a triple aaa rating, but I can recommend these cottages if you have pets. We would stay again if we are back in the area.

  • Liked — they accept pets
  • Disliked — dog path at night
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Binghamton, New York
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146 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2006

We stayed at the English Brook cottages on a 3 night trip to Lake George in 2004.

I checked out their web-site and it looked like a cute place to spend our down time at Lake George. (We planned on one afternoon just at the cottage we rented.

Well the owners live on the property and the the whole time you kind of felt like you were being watched. My son and I took a walk around one day and the owner practically followed us. We went up by the wooded area and we came back he actually wanted to know what we were doing???? Also he has kids so the pool was being occupied a lot by his kids and their friends. The basketball "court" was a hoop right near the owners house which was also occupied a lot by his kids. Playground was very very small.(we didn;t use it as our kids were older.) If you rent a cottage ask for one not near the highway. We had cottage 11 and it was near the highway so it wasn't quite the quiet setting we hoped for.

There were pluses though:

The pool was nice when we did get to use it.
In the back of our cottage was a picnic table and grill. Nice in the evenings. plus it was on the private side so you didn't feel like you were being watched.
Housekeeping was good.
The owners also kept a small cooler of popsicles and treats available.
Not too far from the main village of Lake George. You did have to drive though.

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Property: English Brook Cottages
Address: 2888 State Rt. 9, Lake George, NY 12845
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
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Ranked #13 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 12
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