Newport’s Cnapan Restaurant with Rooms: Sadly but Understandably Downshifting to a B&B

We enjoyed our stay at the Cnapan Hotel and restaurant in Wales during our 2016 Grand Tour. Judy and Mike Cooper are superb hosts, while Judy is also the chef for Cnapan’s acclaimed restaurant. Sadly, they are no longer serving dinner on a regular basis. But Newport is a nice place to visit and the Cnapan is a nice place to stay while you’re there.

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The Archer Hotel: Superior Staff but a Small, Spendy Room

The Archer Hotel has a little too much going on and a few too many floors and (way small) rooms to be considered a genuine boutique hotel, although it certainly makes such claims early and often on its website. If you are riding Amtrak, however, and you have the scratch, it is a nice oasis in the midst of Manhattan. Just be ready for the price.

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Our Worst B&B Experience Ever

We picked the Rosemount B&B in Wexford based on an extensive search through multiple travel sources including The Rough Guide and Booking.com. Most of what we read were glowing reports, so we were excited about our visit. Imagine our disappointment when almost everything about this place was wrong. Read our review to find out what was wrong, how our travel sources failed us, and why we think they were so off the mark.

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