I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Belfast at the Belfast Bay Inn this past weekend (FEB 18-20th). To say it is a top of the line/first class boutique hotel would be an understatement. From the second we walked in the main entrance, we were greeted warmly and with smiles by Ed and Judy. The lobby area was stunning in its decor--but Ed and Judy are/were the real differentiators here. I have stayed in many hotels in my day--but never a place as nice as the BBI with the type of top level amenities we had. Our room was pristine (basically a condo unit). It was decorated perfectly and contained a full kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, a beautiful stearns and foster bed, 2 40 inch SAMSUNG plasma/LCD Tv's, a bose wave radio system, wireless internet, an office desk for a computer, a lovely kitchen table, a couch/multiple chairs, a gas fireplace and a great walk out balcony overlooking Belfast Bay Harbor. Breakfast was delivered promptly each morning...with Ed/Judy arriving at the door w/ a huge spread (which they set up for you at the table!) containing fresh fruit, scrambled eggs w/ cheese, bacon, yogurt (w/ side cup of fresh granola), blueberries/cantaloupe/red pears/oranges, 2 cranberry scones with a jar of preserves and 2 pieces of delicious pumpkin walnut spice cake. In addition, we got a full coffee pot/milk/cream as well as 2 large glasses of fresh squeezed orange juice. What a way to wake up!! The town was charming and had multiple places to enjoy a great meal. We ate at Darby's the first night and thoroughly enjoyed that. We ate at Delvino's the 2nd night and I believe it was one of the better restaurant meals I have had in yrs. The calamari was excellent. The menu was outstanding. The lobster ravioli and chicken parmesean were to die for....and all of the folks in Belfast we ran into were so friendly, warm, inviting. Although it is a bit out of the way for most--it is worth the trip (and then some) for a relaxing weekend away. By the time I left I actually missed Ed and Judy and had just met them 2 days prior. This high class and first class experience can be enjoyed by anybody. I cannot say enough about the Belfast Bay Inn and how we were treated. Just an absolutely outstanding location. Whether you are a native New Englander or travelling from outside the area--this place is not to be missed. You will walk away from your stay a refreshed and happier person than you were when you arrived. Ed and Judy did not skimp on one detail. Fabulous, outstanding, and fantastic experience. I will be back on a yearly basis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an award winning AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel located in the heart of Belfast, Maine, surrounded by quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and just steps to the waterfront. Each of the suites and rooms offer refined and sophisticated furnishings, luxurious amenities, A/C, private spacious bathrooms, and breakfast delivered to your suite. Come experience our gracious Maine hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belfast Bay Hotel Belfast