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Reviewed 15 November 2013

All of the many previous comments about the quality of the food, the graciousness of the host, the style of the rooms...and even the steepness of the stairs...are true. But there are two more features which make Encore such a great place to stay.
One is the chance to live for a short time in a beautiful neighborhood and pretend that this brownstone is yours, rather than residing in a soulless hotel.
The other bonus is the guests you share breakfast with. Staying at Encore allows you to chat with other travelers from all over the country and the world and hear their stories and impressions of Boston.
Encore is a great place to stay and experience. If you think you might like to stay here...just do so.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

Dear Neale. Thank you for an excellent review! We too are amazed how many guests we reach throughout the world by our website. Our analytics show that it can be up to 20 different countries per day (of course in high season) Thank god English is a universal language, which allows guests at the breakfast table to communicate with each other and share experience and impressions.

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Spent a really weekend in Boston. We stayed at Encore B & B in the stylish "Jerome Robbins" room, which is equipped with wi-fi, which worked like a dream. Great comfy bed, flat screen television and stereo system (didn't try them though, because I was busy exploring this great New England town). The hotel keeper serves up a simple but delicious breakfast -- I had coffee, granola with yoghurt and fruit, finishing with a lemon ginger scone. My travelling companion chose the decadent sticky bun (but there are lots of other options!)

Room Tip: The Robbins room in the front looks out on the street, which is charming and Victorian. Rooms at the back face gardens and houses across a small lane.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Dear Peggy. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We happily added you to our list of repeat visitors and we hope this wasn't your last visit. Starting this weekend we offer our Winter Special, which lasts till the end of February. You might want to check it out. You might be interested to find out that our bakery (Flour) is #3 on a list of the best US bakeries, published on the web (our Facebook page provides a link)

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed in Reinhold Mahler's cosy and very charming B&B in September 2013. The B&B is located in a very nice brick building in a quiet and nice neighbourhood. The inn keeper Reinhold is a very open and friendly person who cares very much for his guests. Our room was spacious, bright, tastefully decorated and top clean. The B&B is very well organized by Reinhold. We liked the breakfast very much, in particular the delicious rolls from a nearby high quality bakery.

Room Tip: Room "Bernstein" is great!
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013
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Wir betrachten es als ein gutes Zeichen, dass nach 2 Monaten die Erinnerungen an Ihren Besuch in Boston noch anhalten und ich freue mich ausserordentlich, dass sie einen angenehmen Aufenthalt hatten. Nachdem Sie die ausgezeichneten Broetchen von Flour erwaehnen, kann ich nicht umhin den Dallmayr Kaffee aud Muenchen ins rechte Licht au ruecken. Alles in allem fast ein Fruestueck wie zuhause.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

It doesn't get any better than this: wonderful design and comfort, helpful innkeepers, and one of Boston's best neighborhoods! This was my second visit after many years and Encore does not show her age at all! The inn is still a total surprise inside: thoroughly modern, sleek even, with details that make for a pleasurable stay. I was in the Bernstein room, long and roomy across the back with a bank of windows for the afternoon sun. A queen bed covered in soft, luxury linens. A notebook of menus from local restaurants that enticed me to eat lunches and dinners in the South End, an excellent neighborhood for access to the rest of Boston. Reinhold is a fine host and helps with any and all requests. His breakfasts are fresh and bountiful (I even went to his bakery Flour for lunch!). An especially nice touch this year was a "stoop party" to pass out treats on Halloween....we had a blast.

Having stayed on business in many of Boston's large and impersonal hotels, it was a great pleasure to be back at Encore. Great value for the price, this is a jewel of an inn in one of our great cities.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

Dear L. We are of course flattered by your review and we are happy, that you were able to experience the "stoop party" for Halloween. It is in deed a unique event here in the Southend, when the "trick and treaters" come here by the busloads. Especially our international guests love this special event and everybody staying with us gets invited. I am sure you didn't regret squeezing in the event between dinner and a theater visit.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I just spent 4 nights at the Encore B&B. It was just as excellent as my stay back in 2006. My room was quiet, clean, and very comfortable. Given previous reviews, I was expecting to be disappointed with the breakfast. To the contrary, it was excellent given the establishment's limitation of not being able to serve a hot breakfast. The bakery item were excellent and high quality AND you may select how many items you wish. Thank you Rhenhold for a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear E. Thank you for your effort to write a review after an exhausting conference visit in town. Of course we are happy that you had "another great experience" and the quality of our service didn't change after a couple of years. Since your last visit we changed the bakery and are now getting our baked goods from Flour, Boston's best and we call ourselves lucky to have them fairly close in the neighborhood.

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