This is the worst B&B we've ever visited! The room appeared to have never had a "deep" cleaning--especially the bathroom. The furniture was very cheap. The entry door to the room had a wide crack between the door and frame, such that you could see into the room from the hall. I had to put a blanket over it to keep out the hallway light and nosy neighbors from peering into the room.
Also, the ceiling fan and lights had only one switch--you couldn't have the fan on and lights off. I had to unscrew the bulbs to keep the fan going. The rooms had no TV--only a community TV room downstairs. I felt like I was back in the military.
Finally, and this is most important--the female owner was extremely rude! When my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson visited from Gainesville, she greeted us at the door by saying, "Can I help you?" I told her I was staying there and she said, "Well, we don't normally have people visiting our guests." I was astonished and told her in no uncertain terms that she had better get used to it. The nerve and unmitigated gall for her to say that is amazing to me--customer service be damned.
By the way, another business owner at an ice cream shop in Micanopy mentioned she had see her rudeness first hand, as well. So, in conclusion, I would not recommend this B&B to my worst enemy. It's only a short drive from Gainesville where they have much better accommodations.
Bob and Shirley Newburn
4 Kingston Court
Mary Esther, FL 32569
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Herlong Mansion Historic Inn and Gardens is an Award Winning Bed and Breakfast and a member of Small Elegant Hotels Worldwide. Surrounded by ancient Magnolia trees and Oaks dripping with Spanish moss this Old World setting offers a peaceful sanctuary along with the Wide Verandas with porch swings and old fashioned rocking chairs. Southern Style Breakfasts and Southern Hospitality at its friendliest. Complimentary refreshments available at all times with Wine and Cookies in the evening. AAA rating 3 Diamonds and 4 Diamonds for bedding and furnishings ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Herlong Mansion Hotel Micanopy
- Herlong Mansion b&b Inn