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Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
Ranked #27 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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“Painted over mildew.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

I read reviews prior to my stay. However, we must not have been in the same hotel. If you need to stay at the University there are other Hotels very close by.
The shower was a mystery in this "newly renovated" room. The hot water would turn to cold without warning and then to scalding.
The bath and water closet itself had drop down ceiling tiles that could have easily been replaced but management just painted over obvious mildew. The sink was exceptionally low.
The TV didn't work until I unplugged and replugged the cord from the back of the TV. The fridge stopped working while I was out and my left overs from dinner the night before spoiled.
The room access is to the outside, it didn't feel very secure and I slept with a bat close by so that I could come up swinging.
The so called breakfast consisted of packages of instant oatmeal packed with sugar, toast, other carbohydrates and not much else for a diabetic. The photographs indicated a hot service but this had been converted to canned peaches over ice.
The lobby is deceivingly inviting. The ladies in the afternoon were very nice and helpful. However the morning desk isn't as friendly, and I hadn't even addressed my concerns yet. I had told myself that I would check the room before unloading the car. I will listen to myself more closely next time.
Good Luck.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Hello

Your opinion matters to us, I am sorry that you felt we did not meet your expectations, it is true our physical building is older, but everything else is new, unfortunately During spring and summer the area experiences power surges, so it is necessary to reset TV's, there is no mold, or mildew in our bathrooms the ceiling tiles are changed as needed, but nothing is painted over. We try to accommodate many guests needs on our breakfast bar, maybe you missed the fresh self-made waffles, the fruit is on ice for food safety reasons, we had many requests for those types of items from guest so we placed them on our breakfast bar. We wish you luck in your future travels.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We have stayed here many times over the last 4 years and have 1 child left to graduate here so we have another year to come to Charlottesville, never wrote reviews before recently, this hoitel is a nice clean and comfortable place to stay, we have never had an issue staying here at least 6 to 7 times a year. rooms have always been clean, staff have always been helpful, many choices to choose from in this town but we "Choose" to stay here, and recommend it to others. breakfast is sometimes hard to get to because so many people at once, breakfast staff not so friendly but food and choice is average. we will stay here again over the next year.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking pool area are the best, love the fresh air
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
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Thank for choosing to stay with us, we appreciate your kind words, we are happy to see that we meet your expectations during each of your stays. we look forward to your next stay with us.
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

A newly remodeled hotel on the brink of the campus. Fridge and microwave in room with moderate continental breakfast. Location is within walking distance of the strip. Great for someone on a budget but wanting a classy place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
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We appreciate you rating our hotel and leaving comments, we are looking forward to your next trip to Charlottesville. Best of luck on your future travels.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

No idea why people would complain about Cavalier Inn. It exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The building itself and hotel lobby was well furnished and inviting, and room was very clean and spacious for 4 of us. Complimentary breakfast was great with a large variety of pastries and boxed cereal, and there was also a waffle machine. One of the best accommodation we've come across, great value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
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Thank you for taking time to write a review, we are pleased that we met with your expectations, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Charlottesville
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed here Thursday night just as a place to crash on my way to Richmond. The room was in terrible shape and the mattress was completely worn out. There were multiple fixtures barely attached to the walls, the towels were ratty and the furniture appeared worn out.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am sorry that you think our hotel was not to your standards, but we use a higher grade of linen, sheets are 300 thread count we use 15.lbs grade towels and our bed are brand new, 3 months old to be exact, they are Hilton standards mattress and box springs, the rest of the furniture is a little over a year old and is in no way ratty, maybe you were too tired and thinking of another hotel., We wish you the best in your future travels.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last night. Nice place to stay. Pet friendly but no grass around for pets to go out. Rooms were very nice and clean. Staff friendly. Min towels in room. Temp of room ok. Breakfast waffles bagels OJ

  • Stayed May 2013
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
.Hello Pet lover,

we always like to have our four legged family members stay with us, we do have a grassy area across the parking lot area with lots of trees, there is a 1/4 acre area that we have for pets, we are looking to get that area fenced in soon so that the pets can run around a little burn off some energy. again thanks for letting us know about your stay
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

The location of the Cavalier Inn could not be matched if visiting the University of Virginia. It is literally adjacent to the campus. The rooms are pleasant and clean, and the desk personnel are professional and very friendly and very accommodating. The hotel rates are very moderate and that means that services and amenities are very limited. The complimentary breakfast is a real disappointment and almost what I would imagine prison food to be. I was a bit disappointed to see housekeeping people using the single personal computer available to guests. All that said, my stay was very pleasant and I would return but would plan on having breakfast elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Hello

We appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to let us know about your stay, we are disappointed to see that you were unhappy with the breakfast, having a fresh made waffle machine, cereal, bagels, muffins, Danish, bread for toast, yogurt, fruit and cottage cheese and boiled eggs, are a standard in most hotels for breakfast. I am sorry that failed to meet your standards, we are always looking to make improvements, we will try adding another hot item and see how that works, maybe next time you stay we will be happy with the breakfast or let us know what you would like to see on our buffet bar, again thanks so much for taking the time let us know about your stay. we hope to see you again in the future.
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Property: Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
Address: 105 N. Emmet St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Hotel Class:2 star — Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia 2*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEWLY RENOVATED "September 2014" all of our guest rooms now feature 4 Star Hotel mattress bedding, pillows and luxury linen collection that extends to our bath linen and feature new bath amenities by Bath & Body Works. Cavalier Inn is located directly on UVA Grounds one block to the Admissions Office, Alumni Hall and the UVA Bookstore. Just 3 blocks to the new Battle Building Children's Hospital, UVA Medical Center, and only 2 blocks from The Jefferson Rotunda and the UVA Chapel. Our hotel is located in the heart of Charlottesville directly on UVA Grounds and only minutes from Monticello, Miche Tavern, Ashlawn Highlands, and a short drive to James Madison’s Montpelier. The hotel offers a Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet, fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, cafe patio, and for our business guests a self-serve business center with copy, fax and printer services. Complimentary Shuttle Sunday to Thursday 8am to 5pm must be scheduled in advance. The hotel is a 100% SMOKE FREE property. Our Hotel features deluxe 2 room suites, mini suites and business class suites. Each room features a refrigerator and microwave, iron & ironing board, electronic laptop size safe, free high speed internet and Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms along with a 37” inch flat screen TV with cable in our standard rooms and 2 flat screens in our suites. ... more   less 
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