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Swan Cove Bed and Breakfast
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Reviewed October 28, 2008

My husband and I reserved rooms at the Swan Cove for bringing our daughter to Yale and for parents weekend. Swann Cove B&B, for sale at the time of our visit, looked run down and smelled musty. It is located on corner facing a busy street. Friday night traffic consisted of loud roaring diesel engines, loud music, and squealing tires. The water view is basically non-existent. Parking is entered on a hard to find, overgrown side street. After parking we slowly grouped our way along an overgrown narrow winding gravel path from the rear parking area past the breakfast house to the rear entrance of Swann Cove B&B. There were no lights on the path or at the porch.

Innkeeper Raquel Secord, who lives down the street provides low watt bulbs and asks that you keep them dimmed low to save electricity. I was unable to find a comfortable chair and reading lamp. Our bedroom was located at the rear of the house next to the main entrance. The noise of other visitors entering will wake all but the soundest sleeper. The bed is very firm (like a board).

The bathroom is small and dank. Attempting to crack open the window resulted in the window shade falling off every time I touched it. A broken toilet paper holder is another prominent bathroom feature. The provided bath towel did not absorb water. I stood under the bedroom ceiling fan to slowly air dried. Wood floors creek and pinch your bare feet as you walk across them.

After this experience, we asked to cancel our reservation for parents weekend. The innkeeper declined to refund our 50% deposit for parent’s weekend. Her explanation is that too many parents are no shows. It’s no wonder. Who would want to stay there once they find out how over priced and uncomfortable Swann Cove B&B is. Don’t fall for the parent’s weekend or graduation weekend rip off. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit to New Haven.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2008

We stayed at Swan Cove from August 29, 2008 through September 2, 2008--a total of four days. Swan Cove offered plenty of off-street parking. Our unit was on the third floor at the top of a narrow, steep stairway. The accommodations contained a kitchenette with a non-functioning gas stove. Both the microwave oven and the refrigerator did help us. The picture window alcove with a bench proved comfortable, though the carpentry in this area was mediocre.

Lacking an exhaust fan, the bathroom was very small with a confining shower stall. The sink could not hold toiletries. The bathroom's ceiling slanted making the bathroom difficulty to use properly.

All light bulbs had low wattage. Consequently, reading proved difficult. The proprietor emphasized not employing excessive illumination. She also underlined the fact that she and her husband were in the process of selling the bed and breakfast. Despite having resided in New Haven for 15 years, the proprietor possessed only a sketchy knowledge of the city's road network.

Breakfast qualified as average at best. The meal of a croissant, scone, coffee, orange juice as well as yogurt on fruit lacked any protein and demonstrated no variety.

My wife did enjoy speaking with the proprietor about the furnishings in various rooms. She claimed to have gained ideas from these designs.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2008

We heard about swan cove through our local chamber of commerce; we needed a place to take pause while on our way from Delaware to Brookline, MA. We found our hostess to be somewhat accomodating, but apparently we were a bit early for our check in and were made to wait in our auto for nearly one half hour. Finally, our hostess allowed us to check in, we were not offered the prompt courteous service as generously described on the website. The rooms were comfortable, but certainly not of the quality as described.
We were dissapointed in the lack of appointments in the rooms (extra blankets, limited towels) and found the appointments in our room to be outdated and somewhat uncomfortable. The location was desirable, but we felt rushed and almost as if we were a burden rather than guests. The Inn appears to be a tenement house that was converted into apartments rather than an appropriate B & B. Certainly not what is described on the website. We did enjoy the area and were presented with information in regard to local restaurants, etc. the rooms themselves certainly should be updated, and the service was rushed, yet our breakfast was as promised, bakery style muffins and coffee. We were told that our hostess was a professional chef, which is apparently not true. As a whole, we would visit if we needed a place to stay in a pinch, but would not recommend for a relaxing and inviting stay.

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed April 7, 2007

Me and my partner were passing through the New Haven Area when we stayed here last fall. You couldn't ask for a better hostess! Raquel is lovely, and offers you the always sought out "service-with-a-smile". The room we had (The Solarium) was clean, linens were fresh, temperature was controlled just right. We really only needed a place to sleep for the night, but it made our visit to CT all the more enjoyable.

The shower was nice a big (enough for 2 ^_~), but the bathroom wasn't "hotel quality" clean (not immaculate, but a bit seasoned as if you went to a friend's house). Fresh coffee and muffins in the morning, though!

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled on business
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