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Sunset House Bed and Breakfast
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Sunset House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 11 Burlington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 July 2012

in brief,
positive : good localisation, size of the room correct
negative : 1. breakfast lamentable (taste and choice). you must use it yourself waiting your turn because there is a table for 4 bedrooms! you are awakened by the first people to take their breakfast because the table is next to the bedrooms.
2. Bathroom and toilettes are shared. 4. the climatistion is very noisy. 5. The windows can't open 6. My daughter slept on a thin mattress on the floor 7. Nancy hosting is not very friendly and very different from what is expected of a B and B.
Finally, the price is absolutely not for benefits,

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank venetes
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Located close to downtown and near the lake, this B&B represents excellent value. Service is basic - self-serve breakfast and shared baths, but all offered in a friendly atmosphere and very clean environment. Nancy is very accomodating, friendly, and quick to help out with any questions or local recommendations. Rates are well below local hotels in this area of town - very good for business travelers and conference attendees (only 2 blocks from the Hilton) and closer to downtown / Church Street. Rooms are basic, but very comfortable mattress - I slept very well.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank KRColSC
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Burlington is a lovely town and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there, however I am glad we only stayed in this B&B for one night. It was certainly overpriced for what you get (compared with other places in NE USA that we stayed on this trip) and Nancy was somewhat abrupt and kept reiterating that we were in 'her home' as if we should re-think the all night strip poker game we were planning to hold in the common room. It was like staying in a strict Aunt's house where everything smells funny. The bathrooms were shared, which is not a big deal but was not explicit on their website or when we booked, and I certainly wouldn't expect to pay $170 for a room without a bathroom. There were laminated signs everywhere telling you to take off shoes, take short showers, the rules of the B&B, the details for breakfast... we saw Nancy for about 5 minutes on arrival and then she disappeared downstairs never to be seen again with only the laminated signs to keep a watchful eye on us to ensure we didn't leave the shower curtain outside the tub. Breakfast was easily skipped to go to the lovely pancake place by the lake (Skinny Pancake). All in all I would return to Burlington in heartbeat, but definitely stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank BecAoude
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

My girlfriend and I have stayed with Sunset many times. Paul and Nancy are very sweet and kind and they only house "responsible" guests. Recently I stayed there with my father and chose Sunset not only because of our great past experiences but because it was centrally located- nearly everything you would want to do in Burlington is walkable- fine dining, the Lake, music, theater etc. There are surprisingly very few lodging options directly in downtown Burlington: two typical and often overpriced chain hotels (which do afford, for some rooms a nice view of the lake) and a few more expensive B and B's. But Sunset house delivers - it's always clean, the prices are extremely reasonable and they will gladly respond to your needs.

The breakfast part is simple- juice, yogurt,cereal- not a sit down hot breakfast but honestly there are so many great places to eat within walking distance, we were never in need. It was nice to start the morning with a banana and coffee, but just around the corner in a converted garage is August Harvest- YUM!

The rooms are pleasantly furnished, some are small and a few are more than ample. No TV's which is actually nice. There is a den/living area on the first floor with games, the newspaper, puzzles and a large screen TV if you need it but again, there is so much to see and do in Burlington, it was just nice to come "home" at the end of the day to a clean and comfy bed!

All rooms are on one floor ( 2nd) and there are two shared bathrooms which again, lends itself to the great value. The bathrooms are kept clean. (hint- best to bring your own preferred soap and shampoo)

Again, you won't find a better value or nicer folks in such a great location. Book early because there aren't many rooms and there are a lot of return customers! Thank you Paul and Nancy!

Room Tip: book early! Not many rooms ( which is nice)
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Thank greenvtus
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

We stayed one night in this b&b and we found the location excellent. The hosts welcomed us warmly and gave us lots of information about where to go/what to visit and allowed us to leave the car there for an extra hour.
The room was very large, altough full of decorations. I think its main disadvantage was the lack of space to put things like our laptop. On the other hand the bed was comfortable and clean and we have been provided with a lot of towels.
Breakfast was basic and self-service (with disposable dishes and glasses) but nothing essential was missing.
As other said, unfortunately the bathrooms had to be shared with other guests. We knew it in advance, no complaints. They were reasonable clean, altough only hand soap is provided.
Overall a pit pricey for what it offered, but great location and helpful hosts.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Erica M
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Great location and friendly owner. If you plan to do a lot downtown, this is a fantastic spot to be in, as it is close to both downtown and the lakefront.

Biggest downside is that the bathroom/shower is in the hall, so be prepared for that.

The breakfast part of this b&b is about as spartan as they come -- tiny bagels and english muffins with preserves, but that suits me fine, since I do not want the normal calorie overload of most b&b breakfasts.

I will definitely try to get a booking here on my next visit to this great little city.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank bobsaab
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Blessed to stay for a week & more in this delightful Bed & Breakfast! The hosts are so very gracious, as well as accommodating in every possible way. The two different rooms I have enjoyed were immaculate, well-appointed & lovely. All amenities were (& are) generously provided, including often home-baked, delicious breakfast goodies. The location Guests from all over the globe add to the interest of this home-like atmosphere & an appreciative commraderie prevails!

Room Tip: Request the room above the garden.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Sondra P
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Address: 78 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8419
Region: United States > Vermont > Burlington
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Ranked #10 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Burlington
Price Range: £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Sunset House b&b
Sunset House Hotel Burlington

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