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Carpe Diem Guesthouse & SPA

12 Johnson Street , Provincetown, MA 02657-2312 USA (Show map)
4.7
12 Reviews
$129 - $425
per night

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European Charm and luxury amenities make this Guesthouse & SPA an escape out of the ordinary. Our award winning boutique Hotel is quietly located in the center of Provincetown and an adult-only oasis of relaxation. All our guestrooms offer private bath, queen size beds, down comforter and pillows, bathrobes, TV/DVD and Telephones; some feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, private entrance and/or private patios. The gardens and patios are a green oasis far away from all the excitement of Commercial Street. Our Namaste Spa featuring Massage Services, Finnish Sauna, Provincetown's largest Steam Room and Hotspring Hydrojet Hot Tub offers great relaxation year round from 10am to 9 pm. Jurgen's homemade German-style breakfast is famous. Every morning the dining rooms are the meeting point for all the guests who like a good cup of coffee, german bread and cakes, waffles, Quiche or other special treats and a nice chat with friendly people. The common rooms are a great place to relax, read a good book, meet people or chat with new friends. Video & DVD library, complimentary sherry and port and a 24 hour coffee & tea station available for your comfort as well as a guestoffice & WIFI for those that need to stay connected to the "real" world.

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Rooms & Rates

Tennessee Williams Room

The Tennessee Williams Room is located in our main house on the 1st floor with baywindow, queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Ceiling fan, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport,individual geothermal A/C & heat, king down comforter, bathrobes, large closet, refridgerator. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Eugene O'Neill Room

The Eugene O'Neill Room is located in our main house on the 1st floor with baywindow, queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Ceiling fan, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport,individual geothermal A/C & heat, king down comforter, bathrobes, armoire, refridgerator. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Heinrich Heine Room

The Heinrich Heine room is located on our 2nd floor with a limited bayview, queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator, large closet. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Rainer Maria Rilke room is located on the 2nd floor, queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator, armoire. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Dorothy Parker Room

The Dorothy Parker room is located on the 2nd floor in our main house with wicker furniture, queensize bed, private bath with tub, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator, armoire. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Emily Dickinson Room

The Emily Dickinson room is located on our 2nd floor in the main house with a nice view of the pilgrim monument, queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, armoire. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Harry Kemp Room

The Harry Kemp room is located on the 2nd floor in the main house, fullsize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, closet. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

William Shakespeare

The William Shakespeare room is located on the 2nd floor in our main house with sitting area, cathedral ceiling,antiques, fireplace, queensize bed, private bath, ceiling fan, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator, closet. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Robert Frost Room

The Robert Frost room is located on the 2nd floor in our Carriage house with private deck and entrance, sitting area,fireplace, cathedral ceiling, queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR,ceiling fan, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator, armoire. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Oscar Wilde Room

The Oscar Wilde room is located on the 2nd floor in our carriage house with private entrance, sitting area,fireplace, cathedral ceiling,queensize bed, private bath, TV/VCR, Ceiling fan, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator, armoire. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid/room service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Marcel Proust Room

The Marcel Proust Suite is located in our Carriage house on the 1st floor. It is one of our romantic gardensuites with private entrance, french doors to the semi- private patio,wooden floor, sitting area,fireplace, queen size canopy bed, private bath with whirlpool tub, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, individual geothermal A/C, king down comforter, bathrobes, refridgerator. A fireplace makes this suite a perfect fall & winter retreat. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Jean Cocteau Room

The Jean Cocteau Suite is located in our Carriage house on the 1st floor. It is one of our romantic gardensuites with private entrance, french doors to the semi- private patio,wooden floor, sitting area, two full size beds, private bath with whirlpool tub, TV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, individual geothermal A/C, queen down comforters, bathrobes, refridgerator. A fireplace makes this suite a perfect fall & winter retreat. Rates are based upon double occupancy. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Henry David Thoreau

Romantic cottage with cathedral ceilings, queensize 4 poster bed, large private bath with 2 person whirlpool tub and multi shower options ,fireplace,ceiling fan, wetbar with Microwave & Coffeemaker,refridgeratorTV/VCR, Telephone with in room voicemail & dataport, remote controlled A/C, integrated stereosystem, dimmable lights,down sofa, king down comforter, bathrobes, large closet. The rate includes our homemade German style breakfast, daily maid service & ample off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

George Sand Suite

The George Sand room is one of our oversized deluxe rooms with private entrance located on the first floor of our Main House. Wood floors are a highlight of this room that features antique furnishings and paintings. There is ample space for relaxation, whether it is dozing in the comfort of the queen-size bed or reading the latest novel and sipping a glass of wine while in one of the room's two armchairs looking out of the french doors that open up to this room’s private deck with chairs to sit in and enjoy the Provincetown sun and views of our hot tub patio as well as the Pilgrim Monument. For your added comfort and convenience, we also provide bathrobes, beach towels, down comforter, refrigerator, air conditioning in the summer, TV/VCR, CD alarm radio, hairdryer, and telephone with voicemail and dataport.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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The Best!!!!

5 on February 23, 2012

Carpe Diem is the best guesthouse in Provincetown. The rooms are super clean, breakfast is great and the staff is very accommodating. I loved the Spa and the location could is perfect! I will definitely come back!


Highly Recommended

4.6 on October 26, 2010

I love Carpe Diem - it's luxurious, the rooms are lovely, the food is great, and the hosts are very welcoming. Can't say enough good things.


Gem in P'town

4.8 on August 05, 2010

My husband and I first stayed at Carpe Diem for our wedding in P'town in 2009 and have returned several times since then. Carpe Diem is an oasis in the middle of the fun craziness of Provincetown. From check inn to check out you'll feel pampered: the rooms (all different but equally charming and for different budget sizes) are super clean with a lot of light, very comfortable beds; the afternoon wine & cheese hour is the perfect opportunity to meet other guests; the spa is FANTASTIC (the best steam room I've ever seen!); and then the breakfast: everything you could desire! From fresh muffins and bread, perfect bircher muesli, fresh fruit, great coffee to the daily special - simply great and usually we can't even do a lunch after that. And last but not least, Carpe Diem lives mostly from the 3 incredible nice innkeepers and all their equally nice staff! You are fantastic, guys!


Wonderful B&B - We Loved It

5 on August 04, 2010

We recently spent a week at Carpe Diem - our first visit - but certainly not our last. Not only is the place beautiful and well maintained, but its owners and staff couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating. We met a variety of nice people from all over, and most have stayed here multiple times. Absolutely wonderful.


The Creme de la Creme of guesthouses in Provincetown

5 on July 27, 2010

There are not enough superlatives to describe Carpe Diem. All I can say is you get what you pay for. The staff give top class service, and are extremely welcoming. You can have a fantastic breakfast every morning, freshly prepared.The rooms are fantastically comfortable. The location is quiet and restful, while still close to all the action in P/town. You even have an extremely relaxing spa area with a great hot tub, steam room and sauna to unwind in. I'm sure there are cheaper guesthouses in P/town, but I doubt you will find many, which are quite as good value as Carpe Diem. I look forward to returning next year.


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Countryside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Whale Watch, Bike trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Spa, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Adult - only guesthouse & Spa, DVD Lending Library, Afternoon Wine & Cheese hour, Finnish Sauna & Hamam Steam Room, All Day Beverage Service, Massage Services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Fitness Center/Gym, Spa & Wellness Center, Sauna, Massage Services, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stays required for some special events/holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of total charges is required to confirm reservations of more than 2 nights. Reservations of 2 nights or less require a deposit equal to the full amount charged.
  • Cancellations: Deposits on rooms canceled prior to 21 days of your scheduled arrival date are refunded in full, less a 10% cancellation fee, with a minimum cancellation charge of $25. Deposits on rooms canceled within 21 days of your arrival date are refunded only if rooms are relet for the entire period of the booking less the cancellation fee described above. No refunds for shortened stays.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rainer Horn, Juergen Herzon, Hans Van Costenoble

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, French, German

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Meals

Breakfast

German-style

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 11:00am
  • Serving Location: outdoor patio in summer, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Homemade full grain German bread
Ingredients: 3 cups of regular white flour 3 cups of rye flour 3 cups of whole wheat flour 1 cup of plain yogurt 2 cups of water 3 tsp of dry yeast 1 TB of salt some walnuts and/or seats (pumpkin, flax, sunflower or whatever you like) Preparation: This bread takes 2 days to make. The first day you mix 1 1/2 tsp of yeast with 1 cup of white flour, 1 cup of rye flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. In another bowl you whisk the yogurt and the water and add them to the flour. Mix thoroughly and let that mush stand covered (some plastic bag and a kitchen towel will do) over night at a warm place. The second day you blend in the rest of the flour, another 1 1/2 tsp of yeast and the salt. Now you have to do the kneading. The dough should be at the end not too wet and not too dry. The best is when it is just coming off the rim of the bowl without sticking. If necessary you can add more flour, preferably white flour because too much whole grain might make the bread too hard at the end. (A Kitchen Aid is a big help for the kneading part). Now let the bowl with the dough stand for 1 hour at a warm place. The bread should rise a little bit while resting. After this you do more kneading and add the nuts or seats. Again the bread dough should still be not too dry and not too wet and it should be easy to form a ball out of it. What you need now is a bread basket (You can get them in good kitchen utility stores). It is a round wicker basket that fits around 2 pounds of bread dough. You spray it with cooking spray and dust it with flour. The ball of dough goes in there. Cover the basket with plastic and kitchen towel and let the bread dough rise again for 45 minutes. At the end the dough should have been risen to the edge of the bread basket. Preheat your oven to 480 F and have a deeper baking sheet filled with water on the lower level of the oven. The bread needs steam to bake. Grease another cooking sheet and place the bread right on top of


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12 Johnson Street , Provincetown, MA 02657-2312 USA (Show map)

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