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Brava House Bed And Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 35 Austin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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“A home away from home”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

My friend and I spent three nights here in January to run the half marathon. We had an excellent stay and absolutely loved how quaint the home and neighborhood were. Our room was ready when we arrived and we were met by Robin's (the owner) son, Nick who was amazing. He was friendly and super informative. We appreciated the book of trendy restaurants she made and especially the brochures and maps available to help navigate the city. The room was neat, clean, warm and absolutely delightful. the location was close to everything and the free parking was a plus. Breakfast was wonderful included eggs and bread, oatmeal and fruit and the dogs were one of our highlights! We were especially pleased that when notified we would be leaving before breakfast the day of the race, Nick brought us food in our room the night before!

Room Tip: The Fitzgerald room was clean, quiet and sunny.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Brava House is a delightful refuge off of 6th street. The area is historic and fun to wander around. The Casablanca room was bright and sunny with 4 poster bed and a comfy couch. Loved the old bathtub. It is just over a mile walk along 6th to the big area of music but there are lots of other places/restaurants close by. Breakfast on the weekend was quiche and yougurt and toast/bagels/fruit etc and on Monday was cereal/oatmeal and yougurt/fruit and toasts. Great coffee. More than we needed! Lovely hosts.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Upon check-in we found that our room had accidentally been given to another couple. This was very quickly corrected and we got upgraded to a suite for the same price. The suite was great and was downstairs facing the street. However, the suite's heating system whistled and until we got some earplugs from a neighborhood store, sleep was kept to a minimum. The neighborhood, great Victorian houses within walking distance, and quick access to downtown Austin could not be beat. Mary, Robin, and Nicholas were very pleasant, fun to talk to, and great sources of local information.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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whoalilponie, Owner at Brava House Bed And Breakfast, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the heads up on the heater, checked it out and the filter was loose, quick replacement and all is well.
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The best thing about Brava House is the location. The worse thing was a way below par breakfast of pancakes and yogurt. For $200 a night, I would have expected eggs, quiche, local sausage. But that being said, the location is the charm of Brava House, in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin. The house itself is charming and the rooms are very large and well appointed. Also, interesting to have house quests in pjs and bed hair walking around at breakfast. Only in Austin!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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whoalilponie, Owner at Brava House Bed And Breakfast, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We are so glad you experienced what we feel makes our B&B unique and totally Austin. We wish you had enjoyed our breakfast more. After reading the review we contacted the guest wondering if she realized that our breakfast weekdays is continental, in keeping with a continental we served in addition to the homemade buttermilk pancakes, a variety of breads, yogurt parfaits, homemade granola, fresh fruit, steel cut oats, OJ and coffee. We welcomed her to join us on the weekends where in fact we serve breakfast tacos, quiches, waffles, migas and host of other wonderful breakfast items.
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. It was very cozy. Mary and Robin are very genuine and sweet. You can walk to anything! The rooms are very clean and well up kept. I enjoyed the patio. Breakfast is always great here! It is well prepared. Very professional, very well worth the time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Branchburg, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here for 9 years now. We can walk to everything we need and Mary and Robin always have good suggestions for things to do in and around Austin. The rooms are comfortable and well kept and there is off street parking if you have a car. We originally started coming for the festival but have extended our stay of the years to explore more of Austin and the surrounding area. We consider Brava House our Texas home.

Room Tip: We like the Casablanca room. It has a nice sitting area and lots of windows to let in light.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you like being away from hordes of tourists and in a pretty, residential area with beautiful old homes (like the Brava House) then this is the spot for you. We really loved the location and walked everywhere: restaurants, bars, coffee shops, UT for the art museum, etc. We did have a car since we had to get to some out of the way places, so having off-street parking was a definite plus. We stayed in the Casablanca room - windows on three sides let in plenty of sunlight, yet the trees kept it private. I loved that there was a small sitting area with sofa, coffee table, TV - more comfortable than having to sit on a bed all weekend.

We enjoyed chatting with our hosts and other guests about Austin and other travels over breakfast (love the breakfast taco!) every morning. Isn't that why we stay at B&Bs? My only regret is not having time to enjoy the beautiful patio area (we had great weather) but since we were in town for a wedding, we had way too much running around to do. We would definitely stay at the Brava House again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Brava House Bed And Breakfast
Address: 1108 Blanco St, Austin, TX 78703-4920 (Formerly Southard House)
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brava House Bed And Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Austin's only downtown B&B nestled in a quiet historic neighborhood boasting some of the best walking in town. Surrounded by restaurants and shopping, Brava house offers the best of both worlds: quiet serenity, in the heart of all Austin has to offer. ... more   less 
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