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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I had difficulty contacting the owner multiple times. I had the sense that she screens the calls rather than answer them at the time. The entry door is narrow as are the stairs. It was hot and humid and the air conditioner in our room struggled to cool the second floor room we occupied, which was overly crowded with furniture....

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

We were somewhat surprised and confused by this recent review, Many of the issues mentioned could have been easily resolved with a word to the management, but nothing was said. The guests were offered a choice of rooms when they arrived and we would have happily moved them to another had they but asked. Every bed and breakfast is unique...

Reviewed 30 March 2016

Excellent place to stay if you have things to do in Durham, it's on a walking distance to the University of New Hampshire. The couple that runs it is lovely and helpful. They even took me out for dinner as a farewell. The only downside I can think of is if you're allergic to cats (they have 3, although they...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your recent stay with us. We enjoy treating our guests as friends or family and are pleased if they choose us for a return visit. Two of our cats have recently passed from old age, but although they have the run of the house, none of them are allowed in the bedrooms.

Maine
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this charming old home. Absolutely beautiful, relaxing and just what I was seeking! I especially enjoyed the artwork through the house and Mary Margaret's stories about the art!

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that your visit with us was enjoyable and relaxing. We love to share the ambiance of our house and are pleased when our guests appreciate it as well. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again if you get a chance to visit Durham in the future.

Durham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I work at UNH but live just over 2 hours away so I stay at the Pines Guest House approximately one night a week and I couldn't ask for a more welcoming, comfortable, clean, and interesting place to spend the night. Mary Margaret welcomes me with a warm smile and Roger with a witty remark. The house is by the...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

We appreciate our loyal guests who have stayed with us for multiple times - even years! They become friends rather than visitors as we anticipate their frequent stays. They become a part of our lives and we always enjoy catching up on the latest developments. It's like a good friend coming to visit.

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Reviewed 23 July 2015

It was my first time on the East coast and staying at the Pines Guest House was a wonderful decision. Mary Margaret and Roger were so kind and helpful. Mary gave us very helpful tips on where to park, eat, visit, tour, and whatever else we asked about. Our trip couldn't have gone better and they played a large roll...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us at The Pines. As long time residents of Durham, we are able to direct our many out-of-town guests to places to eat and shop as well as local attractions. As alumni, we also are able to supply information for locations and activities at UNH. Our separate...

Green Village, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The Pines gently coaxes you into an experience of refreshment and renewal. The houses itself dates from 1760 and spreads its charms throughout both public and private rooms. It is, at once, filled with art and remembrances of New England, and it is modern and comfortable. The hosts exude an authentic and caring hospitality: from the exquisite bowl of fresh...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Such a beautifully poetic description of The Pines! We are truly a uniques experience and pride ourselves in maintaining a warm home-like atmosphere where our guests are warmly treated like friends. We believe our return rate is very high because of this and strive to maintain the charm of a old house with modern conveniences.

Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Country comforts. An absolute gem. In every aspect, an authentic New England B&B. In NO way does this establishment resemble the homogenous, bland, commercial experience most of us now associate with summer vacationing and travel lodging. The Pines is like coming home to grandmother's house. Beautiful, quiet grounds graced with ancient pines, flourishing ivy, and a sparkling creek laden with...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your glowing review of The Pines. Our establishment is truly unique and as a family home turned guest house, we try our best to make our guests feel at home. We pride ourselves in having a very high return rate as many of our guests enjoy a one of a kind experience. Often our guests become good...

Edmonton
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Our third stay at Pines Guest house. Love it, it is like coming home. Great hosts, helped us out with picking up our daughter from the Dover bus terminal on her return to University after Christmas. Really enjoy the breakfast goodies, great coffee and the excellent conversation!

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent positive review. Many of our guests visit multiple times and become friends rather than just visitors. We try to make all our guests feel comfortable as they would in their own home. Complementary transportation to and from the train station or bus depot can be prearranged is an option for those traveling without...

Pittsburg NH
Reviewed 2 February 2015

My wife and I have stayed at the Pines several times over the years while visiting our sons at UNH. The accommodations have always been very clean and comfortable and the hosts most friendly. They always go out of their way to see that we have everything we need and even drove us to campus for graduation so we wouldn't...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are pleased that you were happy with your stay with us. We provide an affordable alternative to the larger hotels. Being a small establishment as well as a family home, we are able to provide many amenities and services that larger hotels do not have the time to address. Complementary local...

Edmonton
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Recently stayed here for a week. A true historic home, with the comforts of home. Close and convenient to UNH, Dover and Portsmouth... Thanks to Mary Margaret and Roger (hosts) for making our stay so great. House has WiFi although at times it was temper-mental in the room. Breakfast was simple but great, always fresh fruit and a special baked...

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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments concerning your recent stay with us. We try hard to make our many guests feel at home here and are pleased when we succeed. We have a large number of repeat guests who stay with us whenever they are in the Durham area. They become like good friends who we welcome each...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated Italianate Victorian guest house built in 1760 located at the edge of University of New Hampshire. Featuring seven oversized guest rooms furnished with period furniture and most with private bath yet equipped with modern conveniences such as flat screen TV with cable and complementary wireless Internet service throughout the house. Abutting a small pond and surrounded by towering pines, a seasonal gazebo lends a quiet retreat as does our three season porch on the second floor. Affordable rates for daily, weekly and monthly stays with full kitchen facilities available for extended stay guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pines Guest House

Address: 47 Dover Rd, Durham, NH 03824-2816
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Durham
Price Range: RM351 - RM529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“There is a delightful range of choices. Each is charming and most comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 697gracef, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Coe room, which was nice, but a bit small. Ask for the Jaques room, it's nicer and roomier. Quiet hours begin at 10pm.”
 of 5 bubbles mraquel2015, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Ninde room which has 2 beds: queen and twin and a private bathroom. Not sure if the bathroom would have been private or not with full occupancy.”
 of 5 bubbles jps11327, 5 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Some rooms have private baths, a few others share a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles Enfieldwatersprite, 1 Feb 2012 | Read review
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