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“Tall People BEWARE of the Fountain View Room”

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Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #56 of 80 Fredericksburg B&B and Inns
Marble Falls, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Tall People BEWARE of the Fountain View Room”
Reviewed December 5, 2010

Absolute Charm staff gave no warm greetings as guest pick up their keys, but rather acted as if we were a bother. The Fountain View room is a converted attic and has many dangerous angles for taller folks, but I'm 5'4" and still hit head a few times. The shower/bath is a JOKE! You have to stoop over to use the hand held shower because the tub is located in an eave area. The spa was cold upon arrival and wasn't spa temp until the morning of our departure so didn't get to use it at all! Spa stuck in a hard to get to area of the back yard with no landscaping or anything romantic about it! You'll spend more than the $12 vouchers given per couple for breakfast at the approved venues. Spend your B&B money elsewhere!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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TexasTammy, Owner at Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 10, 2010
I'm afraid this particular guest arrived looking to be unhappy. A few days before arrival she told us that she would be using another website's gift card for her balance. We told her that we do not accept that particular gift card. She wrote back saying that we should then be "eliminated" from that website and how our listing on that site was misleading, etc. I wrote back a nice email showing her where the icons on that site clearly show whether or not a B&B accepts those gift cards and in fact only 22 of 57 B&Bs listed in Fredericksburg do. She wrote back and agreed and said she "filed a complaint" with that website. Just to bend over backwards, I even wrote back and said I would make a one time exception and honor the card since it was an honest misunderstanding. I never heard back from her, and she checked in and paid with credit card.

Shortly after checking into the Fountain View Suite she called and complained that she didn't care for the tub configuration as her husband was too tall (the tub is built into the eaves of the building.) We were completely full and had nothing else to offer her, so we offered to give her a full refund if she didn't like the room as I know other places in town had vacancies. She declined.

As to her other complaints, the suite is not a converted attic. It was built in 2004 brand new and finished out from the day it was built. It's the top of a 1.5 story building with dormers, so it has angled ceilings. It's over 1000 sq. ft. and is priced lower than a standard hotel room in Fredericksburg. We sent someone to adjust the spa as soon as she called. The $12 breakfast vouchers are $2 more than other services provide and list 5 restaurants on the back with write-ups which describe which ones are budget friendly (two can easily eat for $12) and which will definitely blow the budget but are oh so worth it!

As soon as she got home she must have shot off this review in retaliation. Given that she was offered a full refund early in the day on Friday does not seem to be mentioned in her review. I notice on the other posts by this reviewer, they give a one star rating to a local restaurant and even take a few shots at Rockbox which is the #1 tripadvisor attraction in Texas. Too bad.

If you look three reviews down you will see a great review of Fountain View. Just shows we find what we look for in life. Happy travels!
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

We had such a memorable time at this bed and breakfast! It is an adorable yellow victorian mansion and the grounds are lovely and well-kept. Inside it's like stepping into a moment from the early 1900's. A lot of the decorations are from that time period and the chandeliers are beautiful! Our suite had the most amazing grand piano that WORKED and my husband, who plays, was able to play a few songs for us. Everything was stunning. The only thing that was a miss was mid-bath in our jacuzzi bath we lost power to it and couldn't get it back on. Not sure if it was a time-control thing or what but I'm sure it's fixed now.

This is a great experience, if you're staying in Fredericksburg you have to give this B&B a try!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Odessa, Texas
1 review
Reviewed November 12, 2010

My Wife & I came here for our second anniversary. We were very happy with the room. It was very comfortable. The private hot tub & fire pit on the patio made a very romantic setting for our anniversary celebration. I would definitely recommend The Victorian Mansion Carriage House to anyone looking for comfort, relaxation & privacy.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Abilene, Texas
1 review
Reviewed July 12, 2010

We stayed at the Fountain View suite and it was more beautiful than the pictures online! Very romantic and it felt we were on our own fantasy island because the suites is apart from the main house! We had a wonderful time! Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Plano, Texas
1 review
Reviewed June 21, 2010

We tremendously enjoyed our stay at Victorian Mansion. The home and grounds were beautiful. The Master Suite and Master Bath were exceptionally wonderful. The home is convienint to the center of Frederickburg's attractions and night life, while retaining a quiet and peaceful setting.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed May 26, 2010

We went to Fredericksburg with 4 other couples and rented all of the Victorian Mansion. My husband and I had the smallest room - The Cottage House- but it was very nice, although it looks larger in the picture. Couldn't really do any entertaining in it but we mostly hung out on the great porch and living area at the Savannah Suite. Now that was a room! Huge living room, dining room and great bathroom. Out of the whole place, the Fountain View suite was the least desirable. A confined bedroom upstairs and a view of a fountain that had no water in it. That being said, we had a really fun time hanging out on the porch every morning and enjoying cocktails with our friends every evening. Just a truly awesome porch. The Victorian Mansion is an easy walk into town. Check-in and check-out was quick and simple, all the suites were very clean. We didn't use our hot tub nor the community hot tub since it was quite warm outside but that would probably be nice to do in the winter. Not really worth spending the extra $$ on the room with its own hot tub (The Cottage House) if you aren't going to use it. All the couples really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again. It was nice having the whole grounds to ourselves and especially getting to hang out together on the great porch!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed May 16, 2010

For our 19th Anniversary, I planned a weekend getaway at Absolute Charm in Fredricksburg, Texas, not really knowing anything about a bed & breakfast. We had the most memorable annivarsary to date. The atmosphere was very warm and the amenities were awesome. Great choice for our 19th Anniversay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Address: 302 W Travis St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3855
Location: United States > Texas > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Fredericksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian Mansion in Fredericksburg's historic district offers 4 private enormous suites in the main house plus a private cottage on the grounds. All suites offer luxurious decor, cable TV, wi-fi, microfiber robes, hot tubs and more! Don't miss your chance to stay in this elegant, historic Fredericksburg landmark. ... more   less 
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