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For a very quick getaway, we enjoyed the beauty and hospitality of Hotel Domestique. The quiet, serene location is wonderful. We enjoyed the glass of champagne by the water fountain and strolling under the stars. The sleep quality was very comfortable and we loved the bath, especially the large shower. We were a little surprised that the website doesn't come close to describing all that they offer and that there was no vineyard...BMWs, saltwater pool, library, full breakfast vs continental, beautiful walking areas. We truly enjoyed our stay, but now is the perfect time to reinvest is some deferred maintenance projects. Every person we met was delightful and we appreciated the Southern hospitality.
Read all reviews for this hotel before you spend $500 per night for your visit. All of the positives and negatives should be analyzed.
Hotel Domestique is a lovely hotel. The grounds and structure are striking. The patio area opens to a beautiful view of the fountain and mountains. Just wonderful!
When we arrived for Easter weekend, we walked into the hotel and met with a very aloof person at the front desk. His manner continued until the end of his shift on Saturday. We were lucky that he acknowledged our presence. Switch to Jenny and Maggie. Wonderful hostesses! They learned our names and made the hotel feel welcoming and warm. They truly know what good customer service should be.
Pros about the hotel. The female staff at the front desk make you feel at home. The breakfast and dinners at the restaurant are superb. The staff at the restaurant is a wonderful and talented group of people. The hotel pantries filled with water, Coke products, wine, trail mix, bananas, and coffee are a nice touch and appreciated at the end of a long ride or day.
Cons. A cycling hotel should have a hot tub or access to one. The Cliffs are ten minutes down the road and an additional $15 to use the facilities. And, for $500 per night per room you would expect that you would have the room cleaned at least once during a three-night stay. Our bathrooms were never cleaned and the floor was never swept. Other reviewers mention the lack of cleanliness as well. This is a quick fix.
I wanted to love this hotel – certain aspects are perfect ….almost there but still so far.
We stayed here in December while looking for property in the Landrum area. There were few options around the location, but we had a recommendation for our realtor to stay here. We are so glad we did. First, in December, it was not croweded. In fact, we were the only guest in this small boutique hotel for two nights. So, our service was amazing, as was the attention and quality of the room and breakfast each morning. I wish we had time to dine in their restaurant for dinner...but now that we LIVE here in the area, we’ll definately be doing that as well...the menu looked spectacular. Great little place...loved it.
My fiancé and I were traveling to the Greenville area to celebrate his 30th birthday. We are so glad we chose Hotel Domestique to stay for the trip, it made our vacation extra special!
Hospitality: exceptional! Every member of the staff was very friendly, eager to give suggestions of things to do in the area, and just generally pleasant. Special shout out to Austin for accommodating a very last minute request of picking up some birthday balloons to decorate the room with.
The “pantries” were nice. I put pantries in quotations because it was more food than drinks. There was one on each floor and they each included complementary coffee from a Nespresso machine (which definitely beats a Keurig!), red wine, white wine, bottled water, sodas, granola, and sports electrolyte powder (for the cyclists). It was really nice having access to free wine and bottled water, as we are used to staying at hotels that charge for every little thing.
They also a bedtime dessert in the room each night. I think it was one of the desserts served in their restaurant, they were all super delicious, and again, nice to have included with the stay.
As long as you have a car, the location is good. It’s about 25-30 minutes to Greenville and Spartanburg and 45 minutes to Asheville. (Staying here made our trip to Biltmore House much easier, since we were much closer to Asheville than we would have been had we stayed in Greenville).
Room: We chose to stay in the Azet room because it was a little more affordable (because of the smaller size). The room had a very nice view and a balcony, which to us was more important that the size of the room. Some of the doors to the larger rooms were open and they did look really nice, but we were just fine with our room. Their website does a good job of showing you exactly what your room will be like/ what amenities it has. Only complaint, as other reviewers have mentioned is lighting. The lack of lighting in rooms wouldn’t be enough for me to not stay here, but I really would urge the management to add floor lamps or ceiling lighting.
The hotel really does feel like a large house more than a hotel, but that’s what makes it unique and so inviting.
We aren’t cyclists so didn’t do that, but I could see why this hotel would be appealing to cyclists. You don’t have to be a cyclist to enough it, though! I did notice two Peloton bikes in one of the common rooms downstairs. I wish I had known about those ahead of time because we probably would have packed clothes to get a workout in on those.
Overall an exceptional stay. If we find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely stay at Hotel Domestique again.
We loved Hotel Domestique. It is very unique in all regards. A small and cozy property with only 14 rooms , it felt more like we were staying in someone's guest house as opposed to staying in a hotel.
Everyone on staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were a nice size, each with a working fireplace and large bathroom. The beds were super comfy as were the pillows.
Among the many extras this hotel offers, the" butler pantry" that was stocked with beverages and snacks was high on our list of why we'd recommend this hotel.
So close to giving this property a 5 star rating but the lack of a full sized mirror, insufficient lighting in both the bedroom and bathroom and breakfast that was a little on the skimpy side cause me to say very good as opposed to excellent.