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Saravilla Bed and Breakfast

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633 N State St, Alma, MI 48801-1640
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Alma
Location
4.8
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.7
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Saravilla, circa 1894, is a 7-room bed and breakfast in the college town of Alma, Michigan. Built as a wedding gift, the 11,000 sf Dutch Colonial mansion affords guests large rooms, all with private baths, and grand public spaces that include a ballroom, library, billiard room, sunroom, and wraparound porch. A full English/American breakfast is included in all room rates. Upscale amenities in some guestrooms include working fireplaces and spa bathrooms; all accommodations are in large rooms with seating areas. Alma College, the Masonic Home, Mid Michigan Health Center, and the town's picturesque business street are within walking distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
German, Turkish
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leptoglossus wrote a review Sep 2022
Rock Hill, South Carolina47 contributions35 helpful votes
Saravilla is a charming older home with elegant, comfortable rooms and a friendly proprietor who enjoys recounting the interesting history of this former mansion, built at the turn of the last century. The breakfast is delicious, and the home-made muffins are an exceptional treat. Sitting on the large front verandah, watching the fireflies and reading a good book, was a most pleasant way to spend an evening. Alma is a small town in the middle of Michigan (one is tempted to say in the middle of nowhere ;), but the area does offer surprisingly decent dining options: the Alma Brewing Company did not disappoint.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Joshua Hunter wrote a review Jul 2022
Metro Detroit8 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed here many times but this is our first visit back to Saravilla after 5 years. We were disappointed with the previous owners who acquired the property at the time and were letting the home fall into disrepair. However, the new owners have revitalized the mansion and it's better than ever. Kelly and Rochelle make guest accommodations a priority. We stayed for a week to visit family and it was a wonderful experience. Very clean, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast is awesome. You have daily choices of Scrambled Eggs & Bacon, Baked French Toast, and Meat or Veggie Quiche. I enjoyed all of these. As I said in my previous review, there are only two places I can recommend in the Alma area and Saravilla is #1. We may come back again for a weekend this summer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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tntcarter2 wrote a review Jun 2021
Lexington, Kentucky1 contribution
Saravilla never disappoints, having stayed many times. The accommodations are comfortable and gourmet breakfast tops off any stay. The innkeepers provide a very personalized experience. This lovely historic mansion provides a picture of the past!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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jgneuvirth wrote a review May 2021
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This has always been a great place to stay. The new owners have continued the tradition and made nice changes to improve the experience even more. We highly recommend a stay at Saravilla if you're looking for a relaxing B&B experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Cheryl D wrote a review May 2021
Merrill2 contributions
We chose SaraVilla for our bridal shower & Bachorette party as our daughter wanted a Beauty & The Beast theme. We rented the ballroom for her shower which was right out of the beasts castle. My daughter was actually teary as we decotated for the event as it was so perfect! Kelly & Rochelle were wonderful to work with & went out of their way to be accommodating to us & our guests. We walked downtown for her Bachorette party (which was a convenient four blocks away) & then stayed the night with our guests. The breakfast was amazing!! They have the sweetest pets as well. We became acquainted with Abby & Jack, who were magically out of sight during our main event. The rooms are very lavish with an 1800's flair. We all commented after that our whole event & experience was "perfect." It could not have went any better!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Michael D wrote a review May 2021
Downers Grove, United States2 contributions
Kelly is a terrific host! Breakfast was terrific. Saravilla is very conveniently located just blocks from the Alma College campus. It's the perfect place for parents like us visiting their favorite Scot!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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cryptolaw wrote a review Apr 2021
Independence, Kentucky1 contribution
Very accommodating host, warm welcome from host pup and host cats, nicely maintained property, very comfortable and cozy guest rooms. Great location, easy walk to main street shops, bars, and restaurants. Great spot for access to Alma College. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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TomandStephanie wrote a review Apr 2021
Saint Johns, Michigan1 contribution
Such an amazing home with the most personalized experience! I had never stayed at a b&b in the past and this was more than my expectation! I highly recommend the Saravilla. The Innkeepers were welcoming and made us feel like part of the family. Beautiful home!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Kevin B wrote a review Apr 2021
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Cool story about the house from the owner. Super clean room and good breakfast. We stayed here for a college visit. My son also thought it was cool. Very close to Alma college. Owner made us feel welcome right away.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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CraigSS1967 wrote a review Mar 2021
Midland, Michigan1 contribution
A must see if you like grand, old homes. The story behind this "summer cottage" is interesting, the beautiful design of the rooms and the quality of the build are inspiring, and the host/owner definitely loves his job and the home. I would definitely recommend staying there.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$138 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganGratiot CountyAlma
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saravilla Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Fred Meijer Heartland Trail (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alma Brewing Company, Highland Blush Cafe, and Mancino's Pizzas & Grinders - Alma.
Is Saravilla Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Alma.
Does Saravilla Bed and Breakfast offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saravilla Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Turkish.