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Bells and Whistles Family Inn

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Often recommended by guests for comfortable rooms, breakfast & friendly hosts

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 4, 2014
Overview
This inn is situated in a rural area east of the town centre of Picton. Offering only four rooms, this property is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

Both rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a TV and DVD player, an en suite bathroom, blackout curtains, ceiling fans and air conditioning. One room also includes a sitting area with a futon. These rooms are not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not permitted in the inn.

A free cooked breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 9:30 am, however, the hosts will accommodate earlier or later breakfast hours if necessary. This inn does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include free parking, an outdoor pool, a firepit, a veranda, a book and DVD library, a TV room and a playground.

The town of Picton, including the Macaulay Heritage Park and the Picton Fairgrounds, is about 4 minutes away by car, while the Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park and the Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area are both about a 15-minute drive away. Sandbanks Provincial Park is 20 minutes away by car. 

Access to Highway 401 is a 30-minute drive away, while the Toronto International Airport (YYZ) is about 2.5 hours away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 26, 2014: Free breakfast hours, air conditioning, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
This inn was frequently recommended by guests, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while one reviewer described her room as "stylish and charming". Several guests found the beds comfortable, while a couple of reviewers found their rooms and bathrooms spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service, while several guests said that the hosts were knowledgeable about the area. One couple was impressed that the hosts "went out of their way to make our stay comfortable".

The home cooked food at the free breakfast was praised by many guests, while a couple of reviewers specifically praised the farm-fresh eggs benedict. One couple said the breakfast service "surpassed our expectations".
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers considering this property should note that there is no on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9 out of 10, based on 10 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this inn #7 out of 40 Picton B&Bs and Inns, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 106 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 26, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 10.0/10 based on 168 reviews

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Map Marker Bells and Whistles Family Inn
1558 County Road 8, Prince Edward, ON