Rose House Inn3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed at Rose Hill Inn with a friend for a long weekend visit to catch up with each other. Knowing we would arrive late, well after 10 pm, it was easy to arrange for check-in despite there being no front desk or staff on the grounds at all times. Getting into the house and our room was no trouble at all. Also, getting onto the Wifi was easy as well. Once we were in the house, we enjoyed looking at all of the antiques and photo albums of the house and events that had been held there. In our room, we noticed a largish collection of old books in a built-in bookcase as well as a large basket of full-size toiletries in the bathroom for us to use if we wanted to. That was a nice surprise. We were disappointed by the hard-to-control shower knob, moldy shower curtain, and bathroom fan that was almost completely impacted with dust and dirt. The glass sconces on the bathroom light fixture were dusty and dirty as well. Behind the toilet, I saw either dead bugs or some dirt on the floor. Lastly, the shower drain cover was loose and not screwed into place, so it often floated away or was bumped out of place by our feet. Although the heating was not turned on either night we were there, we were able to sleep eventually despite being cold. We just put on more clothes and bundled up with the extra blankets provided in our room. This was the biggest drawback to staying in a B & B rather than a hotel, which would have allowed us to control our environment to our preferences. If we were allowed or able to change the settings on the thermostat, it would have been nice to know this as well as where it was located. Although we chose to sleep in a bit, the noise from the breakfast area directly across from our room was not so loud that we were really bothered, which was a pleasant surprise. In fact, the house and cottage were nearly fully booked with guests yet we rarely if ever heard or saw them. We had a very quiet and peaceful stay. We found a lot of dust, trash from previous guests, and a few random bits and bobs under our beds. I had dropped my pen, which rolled under my bed. When I got down on all fours to retrieve it, I saw an empty Powerade bottle, a paper airplane, a lip balm, lots of dust bunnies, a dead moth, a travel size bottle of hand cream, and a cellophane wrapper from a hard candy. Again, attention to detail is not to the level we would expect from a B & B. In the breakfast area, we did see a large roach when we were checking out the house the night of our arrival. This explains the large can of Raid sat on a cement column on the front steps. In the kitchen and common area, the trash had not been taken out regularly and there were bits of food about as well as dirty dishes in the sink, which contributed to the large fruit fly population that buzzed about us as we ate. Throwing the trash out more regularly and washing the fruit when it comes into the house would help to cut down or eliminate the insects. The breakfast spread was reasonably large with options for most people. However, if you are sensitive to dairy like I am, very few items were edible for me. Sausage and cheese biscuits, cheese grits, egg casserole (with unknown ingredients), banana bread, bananas, pancakes, french toast, syrup, butter, juices, cold cereal, and milk. Also, each day the offerings change a bit. So, we were never sure what would be available and, as there were no tent cards with ingredient lists, I did not risk eating certain things and often resorted to eating leftovers from our dinner the night before as my supplemental breakfast. Ingredient cards and a more allergen-free options would make me a repeat customer. The owner, Janelle, comes in early every morning from offsite to make the food and clean up afterward. The kitchen does need to be cleaned better as it seemed a bit neglected every time we walked through and put things into the fridge or took things out.
We stayed here last year so that we could attend the Frog Level Festival.The southern hospitality was off the chart! Our room was clean, nicely furnished, and quiet.The owners were so nice & the breakfast was scrumptious! We will go back for sure again hopefully this year to stay there for the festival .Great value for the price!
We had a great weekend stay here! The house was built in 1898 and has a beautiful front porch which was perfect for my husband and I to sit and relax as the sun went down. Quiet & peaceful. House is extremely clean and well-kept. The innkeeper, Janelle, is very sweet and friendly. Breakfast had a good variety and was ready early each morning. I appreciated the little touches: full-sized bottles of Dove body wash and men's body washes in our bathroom, lots of towels both in our private bathroom and throughout the house for use as needed by the guests, and blankets/quilts in the hallway outside the rooms if needed. Only 45 minutes from the Univ of Alabama campus. We will definitely stay again when in the Tuscaloosa area!
Had the opportunity to spend one night at this lovely turn-of-the century house. Believe there are ten guest rooms total in main house and cottage; each, if not all, with private bathroom. Rates are very reasonable with continental breakfast included. If you're in the area or passing through, give it a try; you will not be disappointed!
We were satisfied with the accommodation at this nice old home and enjoyed the privacy it affords. No one was there except during part of the breakfast service. It is a buffet and all very good except most of it is cold. Pancakes, muffins, ham, bacon all would be better if it was warm. The sweet lady is 85 years old and serves as a very imformative guide to the history of the town. We enjoyed her company. My #1 complaint is that the antique bed was half made up and the fitted sheet came up which made for a sleepless, cold night with no cover. Housekeeping should pay more attention to details and guest could enjoy their visit more.I made the bed myself the next morning and slept perfectly fine that night. A good inn could be much better and bring more business to this little town with a few updates and careful attention to little things. I would go back because the rates are reasonable and the property is well taken care of.
I enjoyed the stay. Stayed during a home game weekend for Bama. The stay is comfortable and easy. Food tastes great. Gorgeous landscape. Plenty of space in the rooms. Breakfast is buffet style. Hosts are nice people.
We stayed at the Rose House Inn because we have hunting property close by and wanted to spare ourselves a long drive on the opening day of deer season. It was great to be able to stay warm overnight and have only a short trip to our property. The Inn is located in a beautiful old house making it very different than the average hotel. One thing that surprised us was the good WIFI. My husband said the breakfast was the best he had ever had at a hotel, they even had the larger coffee mugs that he refilled repeatedly. Check Out isn't until noon, so if you are going to hunt close by you can get up early and go out then have time to come back and still get breakfast. Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and no doubt will stay here again sometime.
We arrived and there was no one at the property, we found a note telling us the keys were in the mailbox. After going from room to room trying keys we finally found our room. The rooms were big and clean. The beds we comfortable and the area was quiet. Breakfast the next morning was great. Would definitely recommend.
I have to say for me personally I like the interaction with the owners of a B&B. That was not the case here. The owners do not live on the property. However the houses and grounds were beautiful and our room was great. Finding our room key, having breakfast etc. was all self serve. I had to call to find out about breakfast and was told someone would hopefully be there around 7am. We had to go in the kitchen and felt in the way to get our food. As well as paying for our room! I actually didn't even get a receipt...my card number was just written down. Again the beauty of the house was worth staying there over any old motel along our way.
I usually stay at a Hampton Inn or Hilton Garden inn, but will start looking for B&B's after staying here. If you like Victorian style, you'll love this place. We stayed in the top floor and didn't have any water issues. The water took a minute to heat up, but was fine after that. I would definitely stay again if I'm in the area.
- Free full breakfast
- Free in-room WiFi
- Free parking
Rose House Inn places you 18.8 mi (30.3 km) from Northwest Medical Center and 19.1 mi (30.7 km) from Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 9 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM.
A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a ceiling fan, a hair dryer, and a phone.
Guest of Rose House Inn enjoy features like conference space, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Additional amenities include wedding services and a TV in a common area.
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