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“Heavenly sleep for one night”

Grafton Village Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Grafton
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Toronto, ON
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Heavenly sleep for one night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2008

Having read the only other review for this establishment on this board, I was sceptical whether or not the costs of this B&B were worth it. They are.

We stayed there during the August long weekend, 2008.

The bed is by far, the single best bed, my husband and I have ever slept on. The mattress is superb. The pillows are numerous and comfortable. The sheets are downy soft with high thread counts (Gluckstein and Restoration Hardware were the brands). All the amenities are that of a four star hotel with an ironing board & iron, plenty of closet space, immaculate decor, large room with seating area, cable tv with remote, classy soaps/lotions/shampoos.

Everything has been chosen to be top notch from the antique furniture to the bedding.

We stayed on the top floor as we had heard it was nicer than the bottom floors.

When we were there, we were the ONLY ones there so it was unbelievably quiet and restful. We basically had the entire house to ourselves.

The breakfast was delicious and you could order anything you wanted off the regular menu. The coffee, however, was just ok. We had the eggs benedict with salmon and stuffed french toast. Both were lovely and very generously portioned.

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Innisfil, Canada
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“A work in progress”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2008

The inn has a tremendous potential, even though Grafton is somewhat off the beaten track. Best described as just east of Cobourg, On. We stumbled on the inn after looking unsuccessfully for a vacancy sign in Cobourg.

The inn's restaurant is in a historic building and the accomodation is in the adjacent, newly built, small building. I believe there are about 8 rooms only. Officially a B&B, but the room was more like a good hotel room, although small.

The owners did not spare expense as far as they have gone. Top quality fixtures (Toto toilets), expensive mattresses, fluffy duvets etc. One exeption here though.....a 15" TV!! We had to flatten the duvets to even see the TV.

This is typical of what we experienced. The place almost makes it then blows it in the final analysis.

Nice large lawns to the rear of the the restaurant and accommodation, but not a scrap of furniture! The odd park bench or lounge chair is needed. Add a bit of a garden and they would really have a nice area.
The restaurant has lost its historical charm inside. It is a little austere. Not expected as the exterior is the original stone.

Our dinner was not very satisfactory especially for the money. I had the thinnest T-bone I have ever seen. (The only steak on the menu.) My wife had trout that was ok. Just ok. Veggies were done right and the bread was excellent.

Breakfast was another story. It is excellent, included, from the menu (not a buffet). We had french toast stuffed with cheese. Very good.
What an exasperating experience. Ranging from bad to excellent. So my rating is 1/2 way between.

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