The Magnolia Inn just went through a transfer of ownership in late 2013. The house and grounds remain the same. Contrary to some other reviews, the property was very clean inside and out. Lucy, the new Innkeeper seems in synch with the property, even thought she is a Ukranian national and new to the B&B world. She is very friendly and conscientious, with a slightly strong accent, and exceptional intentions. The security policy has changed so that you can come and go as you wish (contrary to another visitor's previous experience where they were locked out at 10 PM). The Magnolia room was excellent, and quite quiet. The bed was soft, yet firm, a good mark as my wife and I have different preferences in beds and use a Sleep Number bed at home. We both liked this bed. The suite had a larger (for the year - 1920) bath area. There was no pool, and none was marketed on the website, so no surprises there. The grounds were exceptional with a lot of different areas to wander into and sit in. There was a small building with a hot tub, but the water was very low and might not have been ready for use, once again not advertised, so no surprise there. There is still some work to do in the breakfast area, the Ukranian crepes were excellent. I can't say too much else for breakfast, which to my mind should be an integral aspect of the B&B experience. I would have expected a more comprehensive offering with several options and special courses. The location was fantastic, easy walking distance (3 blocks) to downtown Mount Dora, yet without busy traffic We would definitely return, and with some additional honing of the breakfast experience, this might well be one of our favorite locations in the near future.
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Thanks you for your kind words concerning your recent stay at the Magnolia Inn in Mount Dora. Your review was quite accurate and I know that Lucy is doing eveything she can to make all guests comfortable during their stay. I am sure that her breakfasts will get even better as she gets feedback from the guests. i am the former owner and am helping Lucy to hone her skills in the B&B business. Thank you again,
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