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“Beautiful but rushed!”
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Dunleith
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 6, 2006

Out of all the hotels we had booked for our holiday, this one I was sure was rock solid, great reviews and web site. The room was fabulous with lots of sumptous fabrics and old world charm, and a wonderful grand bed which was extremely comfortable. The building was charming and despite all those stairs we felt rather privelidged to stay in such a place. The reception staff very friendly and helpful and the food quite simply to die for. It was all going so well, then come 9.15p.m. the waitresss pressed us to order desserts, one of us was still eating our main course! After that we felt hurried and that we weren't wanted there, so we bolted our desserts, skipped coffee and dragged our very full up bodies down to the bar (with our wine) where to be honest didn't fare much better. The bar shut at 10.00p.m and the bar tender clearly didn't want to serve drinks at 9.45 either, so after sinking into their very comfy chairs for a while we took ourselves back to our room feeling rather irritated and bloated, it's a shame that after a lovely meal we didn't get to savour it, so hence the 3 out of 5, I suppose it was just unlucky, at $235 it certainly was.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Natchez, MS
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Reviewed February 17, 2006

It is true that the Riverview Rooms can be noisy, however, that has an appeal to particular crowds. It is nice to note that if you are relatively social and enjoy staying up late, the Riverview Rooms are a wonderful choice. The rooms are amazing and have jacuzzi tubs and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Mississippi. A must for anyone not from around here, who doesn't mind the noise. The main plantation is much quieter and private so if you are planning a visit do keep that in mind.

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 4, 2005

We stayed at Dunleith over the 4th of July weekend and enjoyed our large, nicely appointed room on the top floor. It was furnished in period antiques and boasted a marble vanity in the bathroom, complete with upscale toiletries and a coffee maker. As the home is in the National Historic Register, there is no elevator -- so if you're on the top floor, be prepared to walk several flights of stairs. This wasn't a big deal to us, but keep it in mind when you're booking a room. There wasn't much going on in Natchez the night we were there (Sunday) and unfortunately the inn's renowned Castle restaurant was closed as well (it opened for breakfast the next morning). That was my one and only gripe. The staff was extremely gracious and friendly and we enjoyed the guided tour of the home. It was very relaxing to sit on the porch's rocking chairs and listen to the crickets in the evening -- bring bug spray if you're there during the summer, though! All in all, a beautiful place to spend a night or two.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Reviewed June 5, 2005

We recently took advantage of a mid-week special $159 room rate that includes lodging, full southern breakfast, and dinner at The Castle Restaurant on the grounds. (Total rate including taxes and gratuities-$189 per night). We loved our king room located in the wing section of the home. Tastefully furnished in period furniture including a wonderful sleigh bed, the room includes a working (gas) fireplace, desk, two chairs and a small table, and a jacuzzi bathroom. Exposed brick walls (whitewashed) and beams, fluffy bathrobes, and lovely soft linens all added up to a romantic hideway! Bedtime chocolates, handwritten weather cards, bathroom soaps and lotions, and a lighted makeup mirror are thoughtful gracious touches. Just outside our door, were two wicker rocking chairs overlooking the terrace just outside the gift shop and bakery. At low season (June) there are no crowds--it felt like our private estate. The Castle Restaurant is also tastefully decorated in the same understated style as our room. Breakfast includes eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, cereals (hot and cold), baked goods, juices and freshly made waffles or pancakes on request. A special dinner menu comes with the mid week deal and we were not disappointed. You can choose an appetizer or salad and make your entree selection from a list including meat, poutry, pasta, and fish. A choice from among three desserts and a nonalcholic beverage are included. We chose to eat there both nights (you are given a choice and a reduction in your bill for the mid week special if you decide not to dine at the Castle) and did not regret it. Food is well prepared and portions are generous so pace yourself! They've also got an outstanding wine list with awards from Wine Spectator. An outdoor pool located behind the restaurant is private,pretty, and relaxing; however during our visit, the small hot tub was not working. Visitors staying in the wing rooms should ask about views. One wing room -- I think it is 103 has a window looking out on a dark passage--basically a brick wall. Nice and private, but that would have been too dark and gloomy for us. Our window looked out over the grounds. A working wooden shutter located on the outside of our window ensured both privacy and blocked the light at night from the outdoor security lights. Inside, windows have louvered small shutters. Our two nights there with two meals included as well as a tour of the historic section of the home (normally about $8.00) was a great value, but I think you get a great B&B experience even at full price and would recommend this B&B to my friends. High season is in the spring and fall when more historic homes in Natchez are open to the public and special events are planned. Favorite thing? Walking back to our room from The Castle along an allee of trees strategically lit from hidden spots. And lazing a bit after a day of sightseeing in the wicker rockers. It's a beautiful place!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Reviewed November 14, 2004

Fantastic home and grounds. What a wonderful place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed staying at Dunleith, loved The Castle restaurant, and got a taste of the Old South touring Natchez. We would definitely stay at Dunleith again.

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Reviewed September 26, 2004

We had booked one of the riverview rooms located not at the main house, but downtown (these rooms are located over Bowie's Tavern). The room was gorgeous - king size bed, beautiful large bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate shower. A large balcony overlooked the Mississippi River. Great location, within walking distance of everything downtown. We were very pleased until about 11 pm when we were ready to go to sleep. There was a live band downstairs in the tavern that played until 2 am. The music was so loud that the walls and floor were shaking. It was as if our bed were located inside the bar, and it was absolutely impossible to go to sleep with the noise. We were miserable.

When we returned to our room the following evening around 8 pm, the music had already started and it was so loud inside our room and on the patio that we could not even carry on a conversation without shouting at each other. We were not willing to endure another night in this room. Luckily there had been a last-minute cancellation and we were offered the chance to move to a room in the main house. This room was beautiful and very quiet. We loved our stay there and the breakfast was wonderful. I would highly recommend the main property but would never again book a riverview room. The only people who will be able to enjoy a riverview room are those who are not going to return to the room until 2 am or later.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed September 6, 2004

We visited Natchez for the first time over Labor Day weekend on a whim. The room was spectacular, with long velvet drapes, crystal chandelier, and jacuzzi tub. We stayed in the Robert E. Lee room, but I am sure all of the second floor rooms are stunning. The breakfast was delicious, and dinner at The Castle on the grounds was as good as any 4 star restaurant in New Orleans. They also had an extensive wine list that included some of our favorites. They have a lovely pool, and the service is exceptional. When we visit Natchez again, I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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Address: 84 Homochitto St, Natchez, MS 39120-3996
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Location: United States > Mississippi > Natchez
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Natchez
Price Range: $193 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dunleith 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 40 acres of woodlands and terraced lawns in the heart of Natchez, Dunleith is the perfect retreat for both business and pleasure trips. ... more   less 
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