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“Weekend Get Away” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Armistead Cottage

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Armistead Cottage
Ranked #15 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oceanside, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Weekend Get Away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Great Hostess. Great Location. Walking distance to all the great shops and restaurants. Extremely clean B&B and bedrooms. The only reason we did not give it five stars is because we like to sleep late, while the other guests were up early. We were awaken by the other bedroom doors and the other guests walking and talking. This was our first stay at a B&B so maybe this is common in other B&B's as well. However, we will definately be back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ALeo175
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  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

We had a wonderful stay and would recommend it to anyone headed Romama's way. The room was beautiful, fireplace was a very nice feature in our room. Romana's breakfast was outstanding! Had a very interesting conversation at breakfast and Romana is very knowledgeable of the Newport sites to see! Great B & B

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CindyH1961
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Dewey Beach, Delaware
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

My husband and I spent our one year anniversary at Armistead Cottage and were instantly fond of our hosts and their home! The period house is finely decorated with Romana's own art and other eclectic pieces from around the world. We experienced a nice balance of openness and privacy here, as if visiting a friends home. Don't want to give away to much, highly recommend Armistead Cottage to other free spirits!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Ro was fabulous, just a fun person and the Armistead was lovely. We had a spacious room at a great price in a quiet neighborhood in Newport, RI. We visit yearly, so have a lot of comparison points. This was top notch! Don't hesitate, really, everything about our stay was superb.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank paul b
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Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

Have you ever agonized about where to stay on your weekend away? You study the pictures on the web of the hotels and their rooms....you look at the street maps to see if the location is 1) convenient 2) loud and then you agonize some more. Well, STOP IT! I am about as picky as they come and I LOVED this place and the hosts, Romana and Charles. They made you feel like family and yet totally give you your space. The breakfast was incredible. My room was the suite and after a day of trudging around Newport it felt like heaven. It's not overdone or modern. It's eclectic and has a magical whimsy that spoke to my soul. Romana is quirky, funny and REAL. She knows everything about Newport and won't steer you wrong. Stop torturing yourself about where to stay. Armistead Cottage is home away from home. Actually....my home isn't as perfect and lovely. :)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NerdyMom72
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

This is such a special B&B to stay at, that it's hard to find the perfect words to describe it. I have stayed at Armistead Cottage 5 times, and each stay has been wonderful. The house is lovely - beautifully decorated and landscaped. The location is a maybe 4 or 5 blocks from the ocean and the beautiful Newport Cliff walk. The rooms are clean, comfortable, quiet and lovely. The breakfasts are delicious. Now, typically I stay at a hotel and don't have a lot of interaction with the people, by choice. Not so at Armistead Cottage. The host, Romana, is such a warm, pleasant person with a wonderful sense of humor, that I found myself interacting with her as well as the other guests at breakfast. You can't get through breakfast without smiling and laughing because of Romana's fun personality! Typically each visit has given me the chance to have great discussions with very interesting guests from other countries. I met her husband Charles for the first time this visit and he was also a great guy.
Romana will help you with sightseeing ideas and transportation arrangements as well as ideas for places to shop and eat. I now consider her a great friend and I suspect everybody leaves this wonderful B&B feeling like they have just stayed with caring friends!
Once you stay at Armistead Cottage, I guarantee you will be back!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank absoccer
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

The property itself is great. House is welcoming, clean, rooms are a nice size and the breakfast is great. Also it is in a quiet area, but still walking distance to the beach and well...it comes with parking!

However the best part about this place is hands down the hosts.
Romona is friendly and hilarious. Feels almost like you are staying with family.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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1 Thank captsully
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Additional Information about Armistead Cottage

Property: Armistead Cottage
Address: 55 Hunter Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3361
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Armistead Cottage is a Victorian style bed and breakfast with two guest rooms offering elegant king or queen accommodations and all the comforts of home, such as air conditioning, private bathrooms, romantic fireplaces, flat screen cable televisions, with DVD/CD and WiFi. A full gourmet breakfast is included with your stay as well as free on site parking and more!!!! We are located within walking distance of Cliff Walk the beach and the beautiful downtown harbor with all its restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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