My stay with James and Dympna was exceptional. The room was a good size, comfortable bed and bedding, ensuite, wifi and cable TV. I was in the rear downstairs room, Duleek Opulent which, together with the front room, Mormod Sanctuary, had private entry into the house, access to a small kitchen with full size oven, microwave, fridge, sink and coffee pod machine. This was excellent as I used the oven to reheat food I had purchased during the day to bring back home :-) for dinner.
Jeffrey L mentions in his review the quietness of the rooms and hearing no noise from the adjoining room - thank you Jeffrey, I didn't hear anything from your room either :-)
As I was arriving very late evening, I initially enquired if I would be able to check in at such a late time - after midnight. Not only was this possible, but James collected me at the airport. As I had flown 3 consecutive flights taking in excess of 25 hours to get there, this was such a relief and much appreciated.
Breakfasts: what more can be said that hasn't been mentioned already? Every morning was a new treat of something specially baked by Dympna. Every breakfast was 3 courses, with muffins and bread on the side. The teapot and coffee pot were consistently replenished. Most days I would not even think about needing something to eat until mid afternoon.
Sitting around the lovely dining table with subtle classical music in the background with James and fellow guests having discussions about different cultures and experiences was something that you just don't get in hotels.
James and Dympna provided useful information about how to get around using the various bus services only a short walk away. On their advice I purchased a Charlie Card and travelled to Harvard on my first day and then around Boston city for the remaining 2 days. The best attraction I visited was at the Boston Tea Party Museum which was very entertaining, interactive and historically informative.
On my last morning, James co-ordinated my departure via train and fellow guests to the airport which was very much appreciated by all.
If anyone is contemplating a BnB stay in Boston, this is the place !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aisling guest house is located in the Historic Boston neighborhood of the South End. The South End is Boston's most varied and famous dining destination. A brisk walk or ten minute bus ride brings you downtown. Aisling is your gateway to a truly relaxing visit to Boston. Aisling means "Dream" in Gaelic. Your Irish hosts Dympna and James take pride in making you feel at home while still on a dream vacation. ... more less
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