Now I do and The Olde Savannah Inn is it!!
But I really shouldn't have been surprised based on the reviews here, which is how I found this jewel. My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in the Renasissance Room for 3 nights. It's on the second floor. There are plenty of pictures already here of the bedroom and private bathroom, both of which are romantic and large. So I won't add to the collection. Suffice it to say that Kathleen, the lovely owner, spared no expense when putting it together. Beautiful chandeliers in both the bedroom and the bathroom. Gorgeous travertine tiles cover the walls and floor of the bathroom where there is a pedestal sink and a claw foot tub with a shower. She very recently added a nice flat screen TV to the bedroom. We used the gas fireplace which is on a timer so you can fall asleep with it still on. The king size bed is the most comfortable we have ever slept on and I kept threatening to steal those incredible pillows.
The only thing that made us think about getting out of bed in the morning was to make sure we didn't miss the 9:00am breakfast. And what a breakfast! Others here have quite appropriately raved about them. We weren't disappointed. In fact, shortly before our visit a few weeks ago, I called Kathleen to ask whether she had any healthy choices on the menu for my wife. Such as Cool Whip lite instead of the full octane version she prepares (which she makes herself, by the way--it's to die for). Well, she couldn't bring herself to buy the fake stuff but she did buy 3 cookbooks specializing in healthy receipes for our visit and prepared a scrumptious breakfast using one of the new receipes.
But that's just typical of Kathleen and her Devotion, with the proverbial capital D, to pampering, pampering and pampering. There was wine every afternoon. There was a gourmet dessert waiting for us after returning from dinner each night, along with some port. We have stayed in lots and lots of B&B in the US but none of them were on a mission to please like Kathleen. Without my asking, she offered to let me borrow her car to make an emergency run to a local store. Now that's southern hospitality, from a northerner no less!!
The location of the B&B is also very good. It's at the southern edge of the historical district, just a block from beautiful Forsyth Park. There are many historical homes and good restaurants within an easy and safe 10 minute walk. If you want to go to the river, where the commercial district is centered, it's about a 20 minute walk due north past several beautiful squares and one gorgeous home after another. A very safe and pleasant walk; if you're slow of foot, allow about 30 minutes or take a cab.
One hint about the breakfast. Although the portions are huge, if you want only a half order or so, let her know in advance. She hates wasting food and I don't blame her! She's too good of a cook for that.
If you're looking for a romantic getaway, this is the place. All the rooms and common areas are beautifully decorated. And the hospitality and service is beyond compare. Truly a 6 star experience.
We miss Kathleen and Dakota already. But we'll renew acquaintances the next time we're in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Justineinn, previously the Olde Savannah Inn, is a five bedroom exquisite privately owned refurbished inn elegantly designed in 2006 in French Renaissance. This is a rare inn with its extraordinary uniqueness and caters to the highest level of detail. This inn is a must see. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Olde Savannah Hotel Savannah