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My wife and I had our perfect wedding weekend here. Sarah and the rest of the staff were all amazig and accomodating and all of her vendor recommendations were perfect! We had a very small wedding, so we were able to stay at the hotel with all of our guests. The food, the views, and the rooms were all absolutely amazing. My wife and I still talk about what a perfect weddig we had and how we will cherish all of the memories we made with our friends and family.
If you can afford it, I would highly recommend this venue for any special occasion. We are definitely planning on visiting again!
Special thanks to Sarah and all of the staff at Hotel Domestique for their hard work!
Not sure what to make of this place. It is a lovely hotel, catering primarily to bicyclists. Piedmont location means that the view includes some hills, but is not spectacular (the cell tower in the middle of the view is not helpful, though not the hotel's fault.) Rooms are nicely appointed, what I'd call semi-elegant style. Public areas of the hotel are very nice. Grounds are very pretty where they are landscaped -- but that only extends a little way out onto the property from the building, after that it's just rough-mowed grass. All of that makes the hotel feel really incongruous; like it was dropped into the wrong setting somehow.
Our group had two rooms, one had a balcony on which four different sorts of wasps' nests (paper wasps, mud daubers, what we used to call "clay pot" wasps and some sort of yellow-jacket relative that was building a nest behind the latchplate of the door, of all places.) One nest would be just the sort of thing that happens -- four indicates nobody was doing much checking of the space between guests.
Room windows open, and the night was temperate -- but as there are no screens (probably authentic for the Euro style of the building, but a definite disadvantage in rural SC) we could not take advantage of that.
We had booked in expectation of the restaurant, about which we had heard good things, but on arrival learned that the restaurant was closed the Sunday night we planned to eat there. That may well be mentioned on their website or somewhere and we just missed it, and I am not sure if it is closed every Sunday or was just closed that one night for some reason. Not mad at the hotel, just mention it so you can check on restaurant status when booking.
Proximity to Greenville, with a lovely water-front downtown and lots of good restaurants, is a definite plus. Lack of a hot-tub a definite minus.
Breakfast deconstructed yogurt parfait was good.
Absolutely beautiful! What a hidden gem in Travelers Rest. This is gonna truly relaxing and very nice hotel. We are looking forward to going back and experiencing the exclusive restaurant that is next door, Restaurant 17. We can't wait!
So lots of positives and some areas for improvement
The hotel is a modern construction but is very well designed, comfortable and interesting. It has pretty few rooms so does make it pretty uniquely boutique in Usa terms.
Our room was lovely but wish we had a balcony.
Dinner was good... busy with lots of non hotel residents. We ate outside on a lovely evening. Good wine list and decent food options. Note restaurant closes at 9pm!
Breakfast was good too.
Our bike rental was excellent. Nice bike with di2 and disc brakes. Brad the bike guy was super helpful and provided water, energy drinks and route notes. Top notch service.
Some things that let it down....
No snacks. For a cycling hotel you'd think there would be bananas, nuts, crisps/chips, cookies or bars to eat when u arrive or take with you. The free 'pantry' had just poor trail mix. It did have free sodas and wine but no beer!?
The front desk was more like corporate hotel than boutique. Everythink was perfunctory and just not super helpful. A shame.
It was not cheap. Probably overpriced but little competition in real boutique hotels in area.
A bit apprehensive as the hotel is known for it’s association with riding. My husband and friends are experienced riders, I am not. However my fears were unfounded. The hilly terrain was ideal for the riders in our group and the easy access to shopping areas was great for the rest of us. The hotel itself is exactly my style. Rustic but modern. The rooms are very nice with comfortable beds and large bathrooms. House coats and slippers are available in each room. Guest refreshment areas are located through out the hotel, offering water, sodas, wine, coffee and a healthy fruit & nut mix at no additional cost. My only complaint is that I did not find the coffee machine user friendly and it is rather noisy especially when you want coffee at 5:00am.
The grounds are beautiful and it was nice watching the mist over the hills.
The food in the dining room was great. Not overly large portions but enough to fill you without stuffing you.
I found all the staff absolutely wonderful. Chad, the jack of all trades but bike keeper extraordinaire, was a pleasure to know and work with. Alyssa at front desk, delightful as were all the others at Reception.The riders in our group were just as impressed with Bobby, the bike guide and Maria and others in the dining room were pleasant, accommodating and helpful.
We would definitely return.