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“Great place to unwind” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 5 Gainesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Florida
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99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Great place to unwind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I had started to feel trapped in Jacksonville, FL by business and family. A short trip South to the Camellia Rose provided the perfect getaway.
The Inn is beautifully maintained and provided us with one of those rare "already settled in" feelings as soon as we hit the front door. Pat was very cordial and got us all the "how to" property info at the outset. Our room was, I believe, the Stardust room which has a small porch with a sitting area overlooking the back yard of the property. The TV was on a small table that, because of the bed foot board, did not allow for comfortable viewing but that was not what we were there for anyway. The rest of the room and bath were spotless and comfortable.
Breakfast the next morning was wonderful and a great way to start what turned out to be a sparkling winter day.
We will definitely put this this on our quick getaway list and hopefully be able to return again
soon!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Florida
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at Spat's, a cabin that permits children, which was wonderful since we wanted to visit with a younger family member. Pat was coridal about helping with my reservation, and I was sorry she was out of town during our stay. Chris, the substitute innkeeper, was friendly and experienced, but the breakfasts both day were just disappointing. It had something to do with the poor quality of the eggs, I think, and perhaps overseasoning or, on our second day, overcooking. Chris tried hard to accomodate, but we have had much nicer choices at other B&B's in the area. Otherwise, the experience was perfect. Quiet and comfortable!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at the property on New Year's Eve 2012. Pat and Tom are excellent hosts, and the accomodations were both charming and immaculate. The accomodations are within walking distance of downtown, and Pat helped us by offering different options for dinner and celebrations. We Greatly enjoyed our stay and will be going back the next time we are in the area.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are nice. We had are choice, but would have been happy with any of them.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Greg G
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USA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Time flew by & it was days before my daughter's graduation when we realized we had not made reservations. We were not required to book a 2 day stay which was the first biggie. First impressions were great & Christmas was evident everywhere. The Inn was spotless ( i checked).
Our hostess was helpful in securing reservations (last minute) for my daughter & her friends to meet for dinner & the next day we were greeted cheerfully w/an earlier than scheduled fantastic breakfast.
Hospitality is number one here. This is not to say that the accommodations, etc were less than stellar. The entire experience was fantastic & I would & have strongly recommended a visit to the Camellia Rose Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank OrchidLady
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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This was an awesome bed and breakfast. We stayed at the Hodge's cottage because we had 2 kids with us and accommodations where perfect. Food excellent. Pat even made me a gluten free banana bread! We def recommend this and would come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mark S
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at the Camellia Rose for two nights during the Thanksgiving Holiday period. I was traveling with my daughter, granddaughter and grandson. We felt so "at-home" and wishes only to have had a longer stay. Innkeeper Pat is everything you could want, welcoming, kind, gracious and helpful. Also a great cook!! We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Patricia G
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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights in the Briar Rose room and were thrilled and so glad that we made this choice. The house is on a very nice, quiet street with several other bed & breakfasts on the same block. You can walk to some restaurants and shopping several blocks away-the location is lovely.
The porches are fantastic! Everything is decorated so well and the bed was comfy and sheets were very nice and soft, plenty of pillows. I could smell the coffee each morning wafting up the stairs...what a great way to wake up! Guest robes were provided, which really came in handy for running down the steps to get the coffee!
We made use of the gas log fireplace in our bedroom. I enjoyed sitting on the love seat in the large hall upstairs outside of our room while reading in the morning. There is a door in the hallway that leads to the upper front porch, which was a fun place to sit in the evenings. I enjoyed the wine that was provided each evening. Lots of thought went into making Camellia Rose a wonderful place of rest for the weary.
The food was excellent. Service was great and friendly.

Room Tip: Briar Rose is pink and is located in the front of the house upstairs, but the street is quiet. (I ac...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Camellia Rose Inn
Address: 205 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6833
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Camellia Rose Inn is a six room Inn with private baths. Rooms are large with large windows overlooking beautiful historic Gainesville. Huge porches and a second floor verandah are perfect for relaxing! For a bit more privacy there is also a private cottage. Less than 2 miles from the University of Florida and Shands Hospital and a short stroll to the historic downtown area. Full breakfast served, with homemade goodies and beverages available throughout the day. ... more   less 

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