“Fantastic”

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Bed & Breakfast establishments can be either remarkable positive or negative experiences. Stonehurst Place is simply among the “nec plus ultra” B&B I have ever been to. It starts with the location not far away from downtown Atlanta but in a residential área that starts to give you the sensation of being at home, which for a professional airline passenger like myself it represents na oásis in the desert of big chain hotelS. Na historical building was bought by na interior designer who renovated it with na impeccable taste and attention to details. The common rooms (music room, living room, an upstairs Reading room and the dining room where breakfast is served in a table shared by up to 10 guests) are full of details of excellent taste. My wife and I had The Farnsworth, one of the six rooms available each one with its unique decor, comfort and ammenities. In the common rooms you shall find complimentary softdrinks, wine for the evening, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruits, a tart, cookies, brownies, etc. Books and dvd are available for the guests. Service is impeccable. I regret that I made plans for continuing my trip to Stone Mountain and Asheville. Had I knew how good they were I would have it a base for this short 6 days holidays. Lots of restaurants at a walking distance, Marta station three blocks away, free internet at the premises and a personalized service all the time in na ambiance of reffinement.
This is my farewell review since I shall never again write for TripAdvisor. I like to be well treated as I have been at the Stonehurst Place. If you think that what I write is ueful you can find me in Facebook and I shall be glad to share travel tips. Farewell to you all

Posted on TripAdvisor by Osler D,Barueri, SP, May, 2014

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New Bees added at Stonehurst Place

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We lost one of our three bee hives last year so our Master Beekeeper, Linda Tillman, secured us a new nuc and has just installed it at Stonehurst Place.  The bees hives are behind our Innkeeper’s Cottage, where they have some privacy.  We fill the gardens at Stonehurst Place with flowering plants bees love, but that is no competition for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens which are a mile as the bee flies…

Read all about it here!    http://bit.ly/SP_New_Bees_May_2014

New Bees at Stonehurst Place

New Bees at Stonehurst Place

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“Couldn’t have loved more”

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Everything about this place is wonderful. The home itself is exquisite. Each room is more beautiful than the next. The place is tranquil, inviting, and the breakfast is beyond wonderful. Not anything but wonderful things to report about staying here.

Posted on Hotels.com by Jamie from USA, May 1, 2014

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“I’ll be back!”

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Stonehurst Place is wonderful! Inn-keepers Lori & Paul were incredibly kind and warm, not to mention accommodating. This B&B is hidden, even from the street level. Many of my co-workers didn’t even know that it was there. From my first steps in the historic home, I was in love! The creeky wood floors, the impeccable design, and the comfort of the space […] made my stay wonderful. Every morning started with a delicious breakfast made by Lori and finished with a chocolate chip cookie taken upstairs to my room. I was able to walk to dinner each night and enjoy some time on the patio. I will absolutely be back to Stonehurst Place and I hope it’s sooner rather than later!

Posted on Hotels.com by Danielle from USA, May, 2014

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“1st Class Accommodation”

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Beautiful house with great bedrooms and plenty of guest areas to sit and relax. Gourmet breakfast served each morning in very relaxed atmosphere, chance to meet and talk with other guests. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance for evening meals. Paul and Lori are outstanding hosts. It will be difficult to find a better B & B

Posted on Hotels.com by Paul and Sam from Great Britain, May, 2014

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“Lovely room, delightful service, sparkling clean!”

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Lucky for us, all of the suggested hotels for a recent convention at George World Convention Center were booked. This was close, (just 10 or so minutes by car), and the room rates were somewhat comparable to the Omni if you consider free parking, free wi-fi and gorgeous breakfast for two included in the price of the room. What a treat!

The grand architecture (1897) has been carefully preserved yet the furnishings are more contemporary. Unlike some B & Bs, this was crisp and clean, sturdy and surprisingly quiet. We stayed in the Hinman suite – a wonderful respite. Lori and Paul, the innkeepers, were the perfect hosts. I mentioned when reserving that I am gluten-free, and was surprised that gooey GF brownies awaited me on arrival, and at each breakfast my meal matched the other guests, except mine carefully prepared GF. (They must have advance notice to accommodate!)

Loved that it was a “green” property, loved that everything was geared to a first class stay, and really enjoyed the few guests who joined us at breakfast. (Only 6 rooms so never a real crowd). I noticed the Stonehurst offers last minute pricing on some rooms. Oh if we only lived in Georgia, I would have to run away from home every so often to regroup at this retreat!

Posted on TripAdvisor by wendyscot, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, April, 2014

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“Best hotelstay ever!”

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My husband and I had our (secret) anniversary here some time back and I really have to say that we were overwhelmed with the warmth and generosity of Paul (?), we felt so very welcome. The scenery was perfect, some really great artwork around too, the breakfast was great (best cofee I´ve ever had?).

Posted on TripAdvisor by Alice J, Atlanta, Texas, United States, April 27, 2014

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“Pretty room, delicious breakfast, hospitable innkeepers”

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My husband and I stayed at Stonehurst Place for two nights while traveling through Atlanta. We loved it for these reasons:

-Paul greeted us warmly, even though we arrived close to 10 PM, and still gave us a brief, quiet tour of the lovely home at that late hour.
-Parking is convenient– in the back or side of the house
-The house is an oasis in the middle of downtown Atlanta
-We stayed in the Piedmont room because it was the least expensive, and it was lovely. The curtains puddled gently on the wood floor, which I understand, from my interior designer friend, is a southern concept. The bed and pillows were comfortable. The bathrobe was cozy. There was a fire gently burning in the gas fireplace in front of our bed as it was unseasonably cold. My husband and I sat by the fire, warmed our toes together, and read. Fresh purple flowers with stylish green accent leaves livened up the room. There was complimentary water that was refilled each day in an Anthropologie/hipster-type glass bottle. There were also 2 pieces of complimentary chocolate, one white and one milk, by the water, on the loveliest, smallest, silver colored tray. There were 4 mirrors in the room for the vain;) One full length mirror was on the pack of the room door, which was helpful. There was a pretty circle shaped mirror above the dresser. There was another mirror near the desk, and then a small lit vanity mirror on the desk. I also liked the white serving tray on which the water was placed, the heavy silver tissue box cover, the mirrored nightstands (absolutely loved those!), and the see through lamps on the nightstands.
-Since we were staying at a bed and breakfast, we were excited to eat breakfast. From the Piedmont room, the dining room was directly outside of our door– maybe 5 steps away. The first morning, Paul served us first a warm peach cobbler type of sweet to start. It was delicious! Then Paul removed that plate and brought us an egg frittata with pepper bacon and Greek yogurt. Paul also brought us our choice of juice- including grapefruit, orange, apple. French pressed coffee and hot tea were also available in addition to the juice.
The second morning, Paul served us a warm lemon poppyseed muffin with lemon curd or jelly in the middle- again, delicious! It was served with a side of fruit. Then Paul removed that plate and served us berry cream cheese filled French toast with a side of a sausage patty. It was fantastic. Each morning, my husband and I left stuffed, unable to finish the breakfast, and fully satisfied. That might be because…
-During the day, Paul and Lori set out sweets in the dining room for guests to taste as they wished. There were chocolate chip walnut/pecan cookies, a vanilla and almond type of cake, hot chocolate/tea/coffee from a Keurig, sodas and wines. One day, Lori and Paul set out a decadent chocolate mousse and cheesecake layered cake with a thick, moist chocolate crust. It was delicious! My husband and I enjoyed the sweets on a rainy afternoon in the upstairs sitting room while reading Town and Country magazines. It was a wonderful afternoon treat.
-Paul and Lori walked the right line of being warm and welcoming without overwhelming us with conversation.
-The house is pretty– there is a screened in back porch, which would be nice when the weather is good. There is an indoor front living area where guests can sit and have a drink- it has a piano, fireplace, and a self serve drink cabinet with wines and sodas and a rice cracker mix. The sitting room upstairs was cozy, with two couches, a self serve drink cabinet, magazines, and many windows. There are tea bags and sweets in the dining room for self serve nearly all day. At the head window in the dining room is a beautiful huge shell where several real orchids are planted– very pretty.
-the location downtown is great! We were able to drive a few minutes to go to Alma Cucina,a modern Mexican restaurant, Bar Meatball, a newly opened meatball restaurant, and Tap, a two floor beer and American cuisine restaurant. I recommend all of these places!

There were a few things that perplexed me, such as:
-the artwork in the Piedmont room. Not my style, as it involved a lot of photos of an unpleasant looking female costume designer.
-was never sure where to leave our little plates once we were finished eating the afternoon sweets. We ended up just leaving them on the communal coffee table.
-the Piedmont bathroom is small– like a European bathroom. I couldn’t put the towel mat on the floor next to the bathroom and open the bathroom door at the same time, as the door then wouldn’t open. So I’d have to kick away the floor towel to the sink in order to open the door. It’s an old house, so I understand that this was just the style. But I think it’s worth noting.
-The Piedmont room is right outside of the dining room, as mentioned above. In the morning, the conversation and laughter can easily be heard while lying in bed.
-During weekdays, breakfast only goes until 9am, and until 10 am on weekdays. For those who like to sleep in on vacation, this requires an alarm clock:(

That’s it. We’d definitely stay here again and would heartily recommend it!

Posted on TripAdvisor by Lea A, San Francisco, California, United States, April 22, 2014

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