5 on January 26, 2018
We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing weekend at the Albemarle Inn. The home is beautiful, the room was comfortable, and the hospitality was exceptional. Well Done!
4.8 on January 19, 2018
Relaxing stay in January 2018. Rosemary and Fabrizio are warm and gracious hosts. Large room, wonderful bed, delicious breakfasts! Will return.
5 on January 03, 2018
Nothing delighted us more than the attentive but non-intrusive service my wife and I received while staying here. We had a room downstairs right off the main living area. It had a nice modern bathroom and easy access to the common area of the house. The breakfasts were amazing, and the evening cheese/cracker/fruit tray with a nice glass of wine was wonderful before we headed out in the evenings for dining around town. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Asheville.
5 on December 20, 2017
We enjoyed our stay at the Albermarle. Fabrizio, the owner and Cindy, the breakfast cook did an outstanding job and were very attentive to our needs. The room was lovely with a new upscale shower. We enjoyed sitting by the fire and having a glass of wine with our host. (The evening cookies his wife baked were outstanding.) Breakfast was in several courses and the host was very attentive to the fact I don't eat meat or cheese. Fabrizio's dinner suggestions were spot-on We had several minor mechanical issues, but they were handled quickly. The location of the inn is a very nice one, in a lovely residential neighborhood, just a short walk to the Grove Park Inn, where we enjoyed the Xmas decorations.
4.0 on December 20, 2017
Our stay was delightful, and the owners were very accommodating. The Rooms are very elegant. Very nice old house charm. Definitively planning on making a return trip with friends.
5 on December 10, 2017
Although I have stayed at the Albemarle Inn many times, this was my first visit with the new owners, whom I found to be attentive and delightful people. Fabrizio entertained us with stories from his native land of Italy, and Rosemary was equally impressive with her culinary skills and hostess capabilities. These are genuine nice people, and their inn is both beautiful and well run. We enjoyed Juliette’s chamber, with its tastefully wallpapered interior, romantic canopied bed, and private balcony overlooking the front of the inn The Albemarle is just a short walk from the Grove Park Inn, which is always fun to visit, especially without the hassle of dealing with a car! The inn is also convenient to all downtown activities, restaurants, and shops, so it is just a perfect place to stay when visiting Asheville. If you enjoy the uniqueness of a grand old inn, don’t miss the Albemarle!
5 on October 23, 2017
We stayed here for two nights and wish we could have stayed longer!!! This is a beautiful historic home in a great location, just five minutes from downtown. We stayed in the Juilet's Chamber room and everything about it was beautiful! The house was very clean and the staff was very attentive. Rosemary even baked cookies every evening. The breakfast was also out of this world! I would definitely recommend and we will be back to visit!
4.6 on October 13, 2017
Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful property, very friendly owners. Good location in a great residential area of Asheville.
4.0 on October 12, 2017
The Garden Room was beautiful, and perfect for three of us on a girls trip. Rhonda, Rosemary and Simon the Inn cat made it truly feel like being a guest in someone's home. Breakfasts were delicious. We were sorry to have booked such a short stay.
3.8 on September 18, 2017
Spent 4 nights here and the accommodations were very nice, as were the hosts. You won't be disappointed staying here. Very quiet and a good location. Would recommend to a friend without hesitation.
4.8 on August 30, 2017
I was very pleased with the staff and how comfortable they make you feel.
5 on August 08, 2017
Everything about our stay at the Albemarle Inn was exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful, great location close to major arteries and downtown. Service was exemplary and the overall experience for the traveller was second to none. Inn keepers cater to your every need. Morning breakfasts were tremendous! We will definitely return!
5 on July 27, 2017
The room (Sunrise Suite) was just as advertised and an amazing location (very close to Grove Park ). Breakfast and staff were great.
4.6 on July 20, 2017
My husband and I came for an anniversary weekend. We arrived late and Faith made us very welcome and got us settled in beautifully. I loved it that there is a pantry for guests where we could make tea - it had the first electric kettle I've seen in America outside my own home. As a Brit, this is important! Rosemary also leaves out a plate of sweet treats for late night cravings, and there's a microwave available. Our room, Vanity Fair, was spacious and comfortable with a beautiful bed (though the mattress was on the soft side for my personal taste - I like firm). Efficient a/c and bathroom (it's not a clawfoot tub, it's a built-in with sliding glass doors and big shower head). Bathrooms are hard to retrofit in old houses and this has been done well. (Warning: the water pressure is low and so is the lavatory pedestal!). Lots of nice towels and robes and an umbrella supplied. Breakfast starts at 8 with cold food put out: fruit, yogurt, cereal. You help yourself to coffee and juices. On Saturday morning there was also pound cake and for our hot breakfast (served 8.30-9.30), Rosemary gave us a very good waffle with fresh strawberries, sausages and ice cream!! On Saturday evening, there was a cocktail hour with cheese and crackers and the charming Fabrizio gave us a choice of red or white wine. Sunday breakfast included blueberry cake and peach cobbler (both very good; Rosemary is an excellent cook) and Eggs Benedict with a really good Hollandaise. They really don't want you to go hungry! Rosemary also gave us a downtown map, advice on parking, help with planning our day trips and she keeps binders with menus from local restaurants so that we could choose where to eat. The Albemarle is a lovely house, beautifully kept and imaginatively decorated - it even has a nice cat called Simon. It was a lovely weekend break, many thanks for your hospitality.
4.4 on July 10, 2017
My husband and I approached this stately looking white southern Inn in Asheville, NC and we knew immediately it was going to be a great stay; and we were not disappointed . The host and hostess were extremely courteous and accommodating from the start, could not do enough to please us. Surprised me with a cake on my birthday morning and arranged a massage for my husband and I, made fantastic dinner arrangements and even when I lost a make-up bag, they found it and mailed it to me. Their breakfasts were superb, beds were really comfy and the Inn is in a great location. Highly recommended and we would stay there again. Nancy and John Carpitella
2.4 on July 06, 2017
The home was beautiful and I really don't have anything to. I pare too so I guess it was a good stay. I enjoyed the whirlpool tub and convenience to downtown.
5 on July 06, 2017
Rosemary was an amazing hostess from the wonderful breakfasts to the delicious referrals to restaurants in the Asheville area. Our room was quite comfortable, we will be back!
5 on June 30, 2017
We arrived on Monday, June 26th, 2017 for a 2 night stay and thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Inn. Rosemary was a gracious host and the breakfast was enjoyable both days. She recommended restaurants in the area for lunch and dinner which definitely enhanced our visit. We will definitely return!
5 on June 24, 2017
A friend recommended the Albemarle and it far exceeded our expectations. So quaint and comfortable and the rooms were immaculate. The owners were wonderful hosts and the staff made sure we had everything we needed. Our new favorite spot to stay in Asheville.
1.8 on May 10, 2017
The Albemarle has lots of potential, but fails to live up to it. First the pluses. It is an interesting old house (National Register) in a quiet middle class neighborhood a short drive to downtown. The room was large. But the carpeting in our room was very worn, rippled and spotted in many places. The blinds in the room were cheap mini-blinds. The bathroom looked to have been a do-it-yourself remodel project using cheap fixtures from Home Depot. Half of the bathroom was under the sloping rafters so that a 6 foot adult could not stand up. The shower was the smallest I have encountered in the US. Even the toilet paper was super cheap thin industrial TP. There was a hole in the wall where the towel bar had been ripped from the wall. All of this surprised us since the Inn was well rated on TripAdvisor and by AAA. We've stayed in very nice bed and breakfasts, and this did not measure up.
We are very sorry that you found your room to be so disappointing, with many issues. We assure you that we are working constantly on room renovations & repairs, trying to raise them up to guests' expectations. Sorry about the TP-it is not that we are being cheap. We have a note in each bathroom stating that our 110 year old plumbing cannot tolerate the fluffy, perfumed papers. We would have been pleased to move you to one of our recently professionally renovated rooms with large showers & high ceilings in the bath, or to relocate you to a modern hotel if you had wanted. But you never let us know of your unhappiness during your stay.
- Rosemary Chiariello (innkeeper)
5 on May 10, 2017
From check-in to Check-out, everything was absolutely perfect! The food was grand, the service amazing, and the rooms beautiful! I would highly recommend the Albemarle Inn to anyone! I will definitely go back again and again!
5 on February 23, 2017
From the moment we checked in to check out, we felt welcome.
5 on February 23, 2017
It's such a beautiful house. Such a classic North Carolina southern style home with incredibly ornate designs and infusion of character. My fiancee and I had the entire place to ourselves and it was just wonderful. We have told our friends and recommended it highly.
4.6 on January 13, 2017
We had a wonderful stay here for our anniversary. The staff was very helpful and friendly, We really enjoyed the company of Simon as well,
4.8 on December 12, 2016
I would highly recommend the Albemarle INN I have stayed their several times. A wonderful getaway and easy access located to downtown restaurants and shopping..
4.8 on November 08, 2016
Very convenient location, lovely rooms. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. Made our stay so enjoyable.
5 on October 24, 2016
My family and I stayed at Albemarle Inn for four days and three nights. We stayed in the Bartok's Retreat which was perfect for the three of us. The service was excellent and the breakfast and treats were delicious.
4.4 on October 06, 2016
Wonderful, convenient location to just relax and enjoy Asheville's offerings which are easily accessible. Gourmet breakfasts are wonderful. Take time to enjoy conversations with other guests and the proprietors.
4.8 on September 15, 2016
Inn was spotless. Beds were very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed!
4.4 on August 28, 2016
Wonderful, charming and romantic B&B tucked away in Grove Park area of Ashville. Close to to all major attractions in Asheville,NC. Innkeeper, Rosemary, very attentive to any needs and makes you feel comfortable and at home.
5 on August 19, 2016
My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend visit at Albemarle Inn. The staff were very friendly and helpful with any questions or requests we had. The breakfasts were outstanding. A very substantial meal to start our day. Very quaint and comfortable room. Bed was so comfortable...
4.4 on August 10, 2016
We were attending a conference at The Grove Park Inn, but the room block was sold out. Albermale provided a very pleasant alternative.
5 on July 24, 2016
Recently celebrated my husbands birthday in Asheville. We stayed at the Albemarle Inn and totally enjoyed ourselves.
5 on July 08, 2016
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The owners were very welcoming and the food was delicious. Highly recommended!
5 on July 08, 2016
My wife and I booked a room at the Albemarle Inn as a last minute getaway to Asheville and I have to say the Albemarle Inn was the highlight of our trip. Beautiful home and landscaped grounds and service was impeccable. Will definitely return.
4.4 on July 04, 2016
We stayed 2 nights at this B&B in Asheville. A key attraction was the availability of a Tesla destination charger.
4.4 on May 16, 2016
The Albermarle Inn offered the serenity sought and is is stunning- from the beautiful front porch and lovely garden to the living quarters and bedrooms. The inn is spacious, yet charming and the staff incredibly accommodating and well informed of areas of interest. The Alberlarle Inn is perfectly situated in a quiet neighborhood, and just a short drive to Biltmore, the downtown district, and parks. We loved our time there.
5 on May 09, 2016
We had a lovely experience at the Albemarle Inn. The service is excellent, the food delicious, and the rooms comfortable. We will definitely return.
4.6 on May 04, 2016
If you are looking for a lovely B&B in a quiet yet convenient location, the Albemarle Inn is the place to go. The house is stunning, inside and out, and the rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. The innkeepers and staff are wonderful hosts, extremely accommodating, and very knowledgeable about Asheville's local venues and activities. I feel fortunate to have discovered this beautiful gem!! CS, Fairfax, VA
4.0 on April 18, 2016
During our stay, we had fill in Inn Keepers. They were awesome, and Tasha was great too.
5 on March 20, 2016
Words don't do this place justice. Just go and experience for yourself.
5 on March 11, 2016
We were very satisfied with our stay and will be returning in the future.
3.4 on March 07, 2016
Will definitely come back to the Albemarle.
5 on March 07, 2016
My wife and I visited Albemarle Inn for a long weekend and we enjoyed every moment at the Inn. The Inn itself is very cozy and has a great vibe. We spent the days in Asheville but I found myself wanting to return to the Inn to soak in the atmosphere and to really enjoy the surroundings. Tasha tended to our every need and really cares about providing exceptional service. The Inn has a 100% health rating and it will take you about two seconds to see why. Every part of the Inn is immaculately maintained and I can honestly say that I've never seen a room as clean and perfect as the suite that we enjoyed during our stay. We opted for the suite with the jacuzzi and are glad that we did. It allowed us to relax after long days on our feet. I also really enjoyed the 5pm Happy Hour, as it was a nice break in the day and I found myself chatting up the other guests and really enjoying everything that Albemarle had to offer. We will certainly be returning many times in the future and plan on visiting again around the Christmas holiday. Great Inn. Great people.
4.0 on March 02, 2016
My husband and I chose to visit Asheville for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. The Albemarle Inn was wonderful! The breakfasts were delicious and the room was just as pictured. We were greeted at the door by the assistant innkeeper and given all the information we needed. The only issue we had was that the house cat sat outside our door and meowed late into the night. Other than that, it was a wonderful stay. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our home, the Albemarle Inn! We are glad that you were pleased with your stay, our breakfasts, and services. We are so sorry that you were bothered by Simon, our cat at nighttime. We want to assure you that we have made changes, and no longer allow him in the front of the Inn overnight. We would be pleased to offer you a quiet nights'stay in the future as our guest to compensate for the trouble he caused you.
- Rosemary Chiariello (Innkeeper)
5 on February 24, 2016
We needed a magical get away and that's just what we got. the staff was amazing the place was beautiful and the city was fantastic. We are definitely returning to this amazing B&B
Thank you so much for your lovely words!...seems like we are doing our job right! We look forward to seeing you again, perhaps in the Spring or Summertime, when you can enjoy our gardens.
- Rosemary (Innkeeper)
4.2 on February 03, 2016
Loved the home - no Victorian junk! Clean, beautifully decorated, lovely fireplaces in living room & dining room. Extra dining option was a lovely enclosed sun room off dining room. The in room 90 minute massage was a HUGE hit as was our day at the BILTMORE ESTATE! Tickets handled thru the B&B!! If you want a lovely weekend this is your B&B. Only suggestion was that a full protein breakfast option be offered every morning.
Thank you for your great review of your stay with us here at the Albemarle,and your visit to our city, Asheville! We so enjoyed helping you plan your Mother/Daughter trip,with all its activities, and were pleased that you enjoyed them together. We thank you for your suggestion regarding breakfast. We do try to let our guests know that if they do not want the Daily Breakfast Menu, we are pleased to make substitutions for them. We are considering to print a Daily Breakfast Menu for the future. It will give guests the options, and highlight our ability to accommodate any special diets or requests. Thank you again. We hope to see you back soon!
- Rosemary Chiariello (Innkeeper)
5 on January 27, 2016
3rd time at Albemarle Inn. I wouldn't go anywhere in Asheville.
Thank You So Much!! Looking forward to seeing you for your next visits...!!
- Rosemary Chiariello (Innkeeper)
4.8 on January 05, 2016
The Albemarle Inn is absolutely beautiful. Rosemary was extremely welcoming and gave us the tour before we settled in. We also had a wonderful server during breakfast and was a joy to be around. I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful home.
5 on December 25, 2015
4.2 on November 28, 2015
We picked this property at the last minute (the night before!) a weekend getaway for my birthday. In the past we have stayed at the Grove Park, but that has become so very crowded and expensive. Although we would book further in advance to get a second floor room instead of the third floor room we had this time, we definitely would stay here again. Beds, linens and amenities all were very nice. Breakfast and included snacks were all we could want. The inn is in a 100 year old (approx) Greek revival mansion in a very nice neighborhood. We walked to the Grove Park for dinner one night and were happy to get back to enjoy the last of our bottle of wine in front of the fire at the quiet, comfortable Albemarle.
3.4 on November 01, 2015
My husband and I visited Albemarle the end of October. We had a wonderful experience, wonderful food and beautiful b&b . Would recommend this to youn visit to Ashville.
5 on September 11, 2015
My wife and I really enjoyed our two night stay at the Albemarle Inn. It was very clean, quiet, outstanding breakfast, and has great hosts. The furnishings made you feel you were in another time, which was great. Plus, it's close to downtown, just off the beaten path, so no traffic noise at all. Needles to say if we're in the area again, that's where we will stay.
4.8 on August 10, 2015
Welcomed warmly. Given every courtesy and made to feel at home. Scheduled an in-room massage which was outstanding. We actually went over our scheduled departure time with the massage and they were most gracious in letting us leave late.
4.0 on August 07, 2015
Beautiful property and setting. However, linens were not changed everyday nor the room vacuumed. The bathroom shower did have some mildew as well. Breakfasts were fine but I expected more for the price.
5 on August 05, 2015
We expected a great stay at a wonderful B&B - what we got was better than we imagined! Everything about it made this part of our trip absolutely amazing. We look forward to staying there again.
5 on July 24, 2015
I met my old college roommate for a girls' weekend in Asheville and we had the most amazing and memorable stay at Albermarle Inn! From the moment I walked through the door I felt like I was visiting old friends. Besides just being a gorgeously renovated old home with so much charm and character , the whole atmosphere is is warm and inviting. I was met at the door by a gracious Innkeeper who made me feel like I was the only guest she was expecting all weekend. I think it took us 30 minutes just to tour the facility because we just kept chatting about anything from my plans for the weekend to the adventures of our dogs. The personal attention continued throughout the stay by all staff and even the owners. All my needs were tended to including doing some laundry! We had gotten caught in a downpour so they washed, dried, folded and delivered our dirty wet clothes and towels. The breakfast and cocktail hour were lovely. And delicious! It was such a beautiful peaceful setting. I wanted to stay forever. Thanks for such a special weekend! I will definitely return and I will tell my friends to go too! Laura Denoma
5 on July 21, 2015
everything was absolutely wonderful about this inn; so accommodating and helpful; owners were very friendly and made you feel very welcome;
5 on May 23, 2015
This B&B is in the restored large home of a bygone era on the Registry of Historical Sites. It was built "back in the day" when such homes were built with grandeur. The nice sized guest bedrooms and bath are furnished with lovely touches to insure comfort. There's a spacious front veranda with lots of room to sit, read, and enjoy the beautiful yard and garden. The hosts gave excellent recommendations for local restaurants and attractions. The delicious full breakfast is served on a light filled white wickered enclosed porch.
3.0 on May 22, 2015
Room was clean and quaint, but for the money it was not outstanding. Food was average.
4.0 on May 20, 2015
We spent three nights at the Albermarle Inn with friends (they chose the location) from another state, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a gorgeous 100+ year-old home in a nice setting not far from the entrance to the Grove Park Inn. If you're looking for a laid-back place and enjoy old historic homes, you'll love it. Our innkeepers were wonderful and we'll definitely be back!
5 on May 18, 2015
Owners, staff, facility, all delightful.
5 on May 18, 2015
it was my husband and I 2nd wedding anniversary and we picked to stay in Juliet's Chamber. It was such a beautiful room and so clean. The service atvthe B&B was just perfect. We have no complaints about anything. We will be staying here again! THANK YOU Holly and Bobby Terry
4.6 on February 26, 2015
What a beautiful home and wonderful inn! The proprietors are quite pleasant and most helpful with regard to service, directions, recommendations, etc. Excellent hosts! The room was extremely quiet and comfortable. We slept like rocks. The breakfast was delish as well. Spent the day at the Biltmore and had dinner just up the hill at the Grove Park. Very highly recommend visiting the resort and having drinks in front of their beautiful lobby fireplaces, and taking in the history of the resort. Really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to book at the Albemarle Inn for our next visit to the area.
5 on February 20, 2015
My fiance and I stayed at Albemarle Inn for the first time over valentines day weekend. We had a great experience. The Bartok's retreat was so cute and comfortable. the house is beautiful. Our three course breakfast in the sun-room each morning was a fantastic way to start the day. Their food was delicious and impressive. We also enjoyed wine and cheese in the afternoon. The location is perfect. You are close to everything and have a view of downtown and Grove Park Inn. We even receive complimentary tickets to the Biltmore Estate on Sunday which added to a wonderful weekend.
5 on February 18, 2015
We had such a wonderful time at the Albemarle. It is a beautiful home with a lot of charm. The owners welcomed us and were just so sweet offering us suggestions on eating and outing activities. We will be going back again soon!
4.4 on January 31, 2015
We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the room was very comfortable. We'll definitely go back
4.8 on January 30, 2015
This was an absolutely beautiful historic B&B. Exquisitely decorated, owners and staff exceptionally friendly and kind. We felt right at home in no time. The food was delicious and by far the best on our two week trip from RI to VA and NC. Wish we lived closer to visit more often! But we plan to go back.
5 on January 22, 2015
Early birthday present for my husband and we were very pleased. The innkeepers were very gracious and kind. Our room was lovely and quiet. Everything was as advertised.
5 on November 24, 2014
The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Hostess was absolutely amazing in how helpful she was, exceeded our expectations. Wonderful food, breakfast was scrumptious! Will definitely book again when we return!!
4.8 on November 08, 2014
Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent food. We will definitely stay there again.
5 on October 20, 2014
The room at the Albemarle Inn was just like the picture in the brochure. The canopy poster bed, the wonderful pedestal tub, and my favorite, the balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds. The lit fireplace in the parlor was perfect for reading a book and relaxing after a day in the city. The food was excellent with a french twist of dessert at breakfast. Upon returning to the room after breakfast, the bed was already made and fresh towels were hanging in the bath. We highly recommend this inn to visitors at Asheville.
4.6 on September 20, 2014
One of the best. Thanks and Blessings. Judy Myers
4.0 on September 18, 2014
Excellent place to stay and the staff & Innkeepers were very accommodating to our needs. The rooms and appointments were beautiful and well maintained. Parking is somewhat tight but not an issue. Breakfast was excellent however, it was somewhat overshadowed by the establishments running out of honey with no replacement. Beautiful, quiet and relaxing property that I would recommend highly.
5 on August 30, 2014
Stayed at the inn during a business trip. It was my husband's first and he was truly impressed! We are travelers but stay at major brand hotels or rent vacation homes if traveling with family. Staying at B&B is now an added option and Albemarle Inn certainly raised the bar! The Innkeepers were excellent! The breakfast was amazing! We will certainly be back!
4.4 on August 13, 2014
Very cozy. Excellent staff, afternoon gathering, breakfast. Room was a little crampy.
4.6 on August 03, 2014
We very much enjoyed our visit.
4.6 on July 16, 2014
This was a wonderful experience. Everyone was so welcoming and I enjoyed the coziness at Abemarle Inn. Great location...would definitely go back.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property, the Albemarle Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed your first bed and breakfast experience with us, and we hope to see your again someday!
- Rosemary Chiariello (innkeeper)
4.6 on July 10, 2014
My boyfriend and I made the drive up to Asheville for the first time over a long Fourth of July weekend. I found the Albemarle online - it's the first bed & breakfast we've ever stayed in. I can't say enough good things about it - the staff are wonderful and always working to make your stay better; the rooms are beautiful and provide a unique experience; the grounds are gorgeous; the breakfast is delicious and it's close to everything you want to do in Asheville. We'll be back.
We're so glad that you had a great overall experience with us here at the Albemarle Inn on your first bed and breakfast stay! We so enjyed meeting you both, and helping you plan your activities for your weekend here in Asheville.
- Rosemary Chiariello (innkeeper)
3.4 on July 07, 2014
We did not get the room we selected when we registered because a previous guest extended their stay. The innkeeper was not very apologetic nor did she offer any accommodation for the change (eg. some kind of discount.) The bed while very comfortable was in a corner which made it hard to get up and down on the wall side. Linens were clean and lovely. Room was a bit dark and overhead lightbulb was out. Bathroom was small but clean and nicely appointed. Breakfast began with blueberries I lemon curd. Main dish was cheddar and broccoli quiche with not so tasty sausages and cookies for dessert.
4.8 on July 06, 2014
We had a great stay at Albermarle Inn. Everyone was so nice and made sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was also very delicious!
5 on July 01, 2014
What a beautiful Inn and wonderful hosts!!
4.0 on June 27, 2014
A very charming, well maintained and manicured southern period home - the owners are extremely conscientious and sensitive to their clientele - one feels welcomed and appreciated.
5 on June 16, 2014
Tim and Jan Boudreaux Abbeville, LA
3.2 on May 28, 2014
All in all, this is a beautiful place, an old mansion set in a very quiet peaceful neighborhood. The Grove Park Resort is about a mile away. The large porch is lovely to sit on in the evening. The interior is dark and sticks pretty much to the Victorian style it probably began with, long ago. I think it needs color and updating. The rooms are not equally comfortable, but they are generally so - look carefully if you have a choice; I recommend the blue room. The owner Rosemary is pleasant and helpful; she will accommodate most all needs and questions. The breakfast room is light, beautiful and calming, though breakfast hours are strictly limited. Our only disappointment was the breakfast itself, which did not in any way measure up to the many wonderful, "gourmet" breakfasts we've had at other upscale B & Bs, and even at some chain hotels: it seemed ungenerous, uninteresting and cursory. We left hungry. If such things don't matter to you, Albemarle is an excellent, relaxing place to stay and is easily accessible from the highways and downtown.
2.8 on May 20, 2014
The 3 course breakfast began with a large slice of ice cream with choped candied pecans. Second course--waffle with thick caramel sauce and whipped cream. Third course--a few Madeleine. ...all fat, sugar & carbs. Breakfast is only served from 8:30 to 9:30. It started late and we were one hour late for our hoped for start time at the Biltmore estate visit. Very nice women, newly employed, introduced themselves as the innkeepers. They were not familiar with Asheville and couldn't recommend restaurants.
4.6 on May 04, 2014
Rosemary and Fabrizio were very gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome in their home. The Inn is beautiful, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was delicious.
5 on April 15, 2014
Wonderful hosts and a beautiful home. Close to center of town.
4.4 on March 12, 2014
We had a fun and enjoyable time celebrating my sister's 50th birthday! Ashley went way above and beyond making us feel welcome. She is a true joy. The property was beautiful and well maintained. Can't wait to go back!
4.2 on February 22, 2014
We enjoyed a long weekend in the beautiful home. Was extremely clean and pleasant and the owners were very cordial. Ashley, who is their assistant, was a delight and extremely helpful. The food was average though they have a higher opinion of it than we did. We are already making plans to return to Asheville and will likely stay at the Albemarle again.
4.2 on January 29, 2014
The Albermarle is a dream for B&B lovers who enjoy a stately and historical home. The public spaces are fabulous and the room we stayed in was well appointed and very comfortable. Breakfast is delicious and there are plentiful snacks along with tea and coffee. Price is on the higher side but you have to pay for quality and the Albermarle is worth it. We will be back if our travels take us back to Asheville
4.4 on October 07, 2013
The house is gorgeous, and our room fit our needs perfectly. Breakfast was good, although be sure you're not on a timeline as service is slow. Afternoon tea is less than we have experienced in other inns, although adequate. Inn Keepers are pleasant, and try to accommodate in any they they can.
5 on September 22, 2013
By far the best B&B we've stayed in to date, resulting in an absolutely perfect stay. The Inn is elegant, beautiful, excellently appointed and wonderfully maintained. Rosemary and Fabrizio were incredible hosts who anticipated our every need, made great area-activity recommendations and provided superlative hospitality. We found it quite remarkable that they effortlessly anticipated and seamlessly blended personal interaction, comradery and privacy. The breakfasts and snacks were delicious, innovative and expertly prepared and served. Our two-day stay with Rosemary and Fabrizio and staff was far too short and simply could not have been improved upon. We heartily recommend Albemarle Inn to all discerning travelers. A five star, class act experience.
3.8 on July 25, 2013
My girlfriend and I highly enjoyed our weekend at the Albermarle Inn. The staff was some of the friendliest I've ever met and they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. We had considered the Grove Park Inn for our stay in Asheville but I can;t imagine that would have been a better stay given the personal attention, great breakfasts, and charming historical decor. I would highly recommend the Albermarle Inn to anyone looking for a special getaway in Asheville.
4.6 on July 25, 2013
The room and building were lovely and the service was very friendly but professional. The breakfasts were outstanding!
4.8 on July 17, 2013
Very hospitable owners. Breakfast was excellent.
4.6 on July 05, 2013
Best breakfast we have had in years! Beautiful old home.
4.2 on July 04, 2013
We are newcomers to the B&B scene and we were apprehensive about sharing our weekend with others. The Abermarle Inn provided us with plenty of privacy in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. The innkeeper and staff were very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the private hors d'oeuvres, wine and breakfast for two!
5 on March 12, 2013
First off, let me say that the pictures on the Albemarle's website are all wrong. This isn't, contrary to the pictures, grandma's house. We stayed in the Ribbons & Roses and found that, instead of the ribbons and roses with lots of lace and junk, we got a nice, clean, stately room with a brand new bathroom with walk-in shower. Second, let me say that this is a pretty awesome mansion, with quite the portico out front and large, spacious areas inside. None of the rooms were cramped or crowded (a common problem for older B&Bs). Third and finally, unlike many B&Bs that force you to eat breakfast at a specified time with strangers, this one, thankfully, does not. You get your own table, either on the enclosed porch or inside, by the fireplace, and breakfast is served whenever you sit down.
5 on March 01, 2013
The Décor was like walking back into time. The room was pristine and the common areas were comfortable. We enjoyed our time at the Albemarle and plan to return one day when the gardens are in full bloom. Could not ask for a more welcoming greeting and the service was the best!
4.6 on August 03, 2012
Fabrizio, Rosemary and their staff were the perfect hosts, the room very comfortable, food was excellent. We were given lots of information about different places to visit in the area. The house is positioned in a nice residential area with easy access to the town. We would stay there again. Margaret and Barry Lea, United Kingdom
5 on July 14, 2012
My sisters and I had not seen nor been together for 6 years and decided to met at the Albemarle Inn. What a gem. The staff were very attentive, the food was wonderful, the rooms were very well appointed and clean and our over all reunion was teriffic.
5 on November 14, 2011
Recently My Wife and I booked a night at the Albemarle Inn on our way to the Smokies. We found the House to be so nice till we called another Foursome of family members to join us for the evening at the Albemarle. What a great job of decoratings, we had to visit each of the eleven rooms and found all of them to be outstanding. When our other party members arrived we found them to be just as happy with their rooms as we were with outs. It was a great visit short but really nice, and I can assure you when we travel that way again, we will stay at the Albemarle Inn. Jerry Bass Jacksonville, Fl
5 on August 13, 2011
My husband and I stayed there in August 2011. The place is wonderful, looks just like on the pictures. There is enough room to relax on the porch or inside the house. The breakfast outstanding, love the dinning setting. The bed was very comfortable. We just had a great time!
5 on May 10, 2011
We spent 2 nights of our honeymoon at Albemarle Inn. The atmosphere, amenities, food, service and hospitality was marvelous. We will be returning!!! Ben and Barb Watson, Charleston and Daniels, WV
5 on February 09, 2011
Our son gave us a get-a-way weekend for my birthday-Jan 6-9, 2011. We had the Inn to ourselves Thurs and Fri nights - other guest arrived on Sat. Sabrina and Tracy were fabulous and made us feel right at home. Great conversations at breakfast, too. The food each morning was fantiastic and the service was simply devine. The evening receptions were wonderful - when Sabrina prepared them just for us HA!. Then Sat eveing when others checked in - the cheese, crackers, fruit and wine was so enjoyable. Jim loved the hot spice drink, too. We had a wonderful weekend at a beautiful Inn - Thanks for making us feel special. Sabrina you were great. Enjoyed meeting the owners and Managers as well. We'll certainly tell our friends about your lovely home. The snow was extra special, too. Of course the snow followed us home that weekend. HAH. Albemarle Inn will always be highly recommended by us. Again, thanks for your southern hospitiality.
5 on January 10, 2011
We chose the New Year weekend to visit Asheville and stay at the Albemarle Inn, and it became a home run in every way. The holiday season provided us the opportunity to enjoy in addition to the inn the Biltmore experience. All expectations of inn were exceeded. The owners were gracious hosts, serving breakfast each morning and offering assistance in planning evening dinners and venues. Our room was the perfect getaway; very quiet, plenty of room for sitting and reading, and a large bathroom. Its hard to leave when you feel spoiled with such great care and attention.
4.8 on January 06, 2011
My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary & New Years at the Albemarle Inn. We were delighted with the warm, freindly and gracious staff at the Inn. We felt like we were at home from the minute we checked in and met the staff. Our Breakfast each morning was delightful and included several courses. An unlimited supply of coffee, teas and soft drinks were available at any time from the guest kitchen. If you want a relaxing, quiet, comfortable B & B, this is it. We will return very soon.
4.8 on January 03, 2011
Several family members of my husband's family spent the night at Albemarle Inn right after Christmas. It is such a great place to stay for family gatherings. From the wine and snacks at 5 p.m. to the gourmet breakfast the next morning, everything was perfect. There are plenty of places to congregate and play games or just sit and chat. It was a very memorable experience and I hope to go back in the spring when we can take advantage of the glorious front porch! While we didn't get a chance to meet Larry, we met his wife Cathy. She is a very gracious owner and the other Albemarle Inn staff are warm and friendly as well.
5 on December 17, 2010
Our second trip to this wonderful in still exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect romantic getaway. From the warm greeting of our Innkeeper Cathy, to the pampering amenities of our gorgeous guest room (complete with canopy bed) to the fabulous breakfast by the fire in the morning. Perfect from start to finish, we will definitely be back.
4.8 on April 09, 2010
A gorgeous B&B. Wonderful food, lovely rooms, superb staff. We had a very relaxing stay at Albemarle Inn. It was hard to leave!
5 on May 26, 2009
When we arrived a little after 5 p.m., there were hors d'oeuvres and wine being served which was perfect after a long day of driving. All were very good. The room was very clean and comfortable. We were able to connect to the internet with no problem. The B&B staff were very hospitable. Breakfast the next morning was absolutely delicious. It exceeded our expectations. We would certainly return to Albemarle if in the area in the future and would highly recommend a stay to anyone visiting the area.
3.6 on June 20, 2008
The house, grounds and area are beautiful. there is a sun-porch for breakfast and a beautiful outside lanai for afternoon tea or wine. Appointed with every detail. The Blue Ridge Room is glorious. The bathroom is too "cutsey." Shower needs to be updated - more modern fixtures necessary.
4.0 on June 19, 2008
We had a wonderful experience. The rooms were beautiful, everything was extremely clean and the food was delicious. The one thing I would suggest is to have breakfast earlier.
5 on June 17, 2008
wonderful accommodations, breakfast,and service in general
4.2 on June 11, 2008
The Albemarle Inn was simply breathtaking. It brought us back to the late 1800's with all it's grace and hospitality. The service at the Albemarle was just outstanding and the food was delicious.
5 on June 09, 2008
A beautiful place, elegant room and wonderful service from a friendly, helpful staff. Would highly recommend.
4.6 on June 09, 2008
We found the Inn to be exceptional. The staff and the owner made suggestions for the additional pleasures for our stay. They really went out of their way. We were very impressed!
5 on June 04, 2008
The Albemarle Inn was a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay while visiting the Biltmore.
4.8 on June 04, 2008
Outstanding rooms, service and dining. Very clean rooms.
3.4 on June 02, 2008
3.8 on May 22, 2008
Beautiful room, breakfast wsa good though we weren't big fans of the French Toast. No shower pressure but we loved the rest of the house!
4.8 on May 19, 2008
This inn is very comfortable and relaxing...a retreat in the city!!!! The staff were the best we have encountered at any B&B or hotel. They were friendly, attentive without being overbearing and antcipated needs beautifully. The veranda is lovely to sit on in the evening. The afternoon refreshments and morning breakfast were superb...Try the vanilla, berry tea in the afternoon, it is addictive!!! We were only there for 2 days but felt rejuvenated as if we'd been on vacation for a week.
5 on May 15, 2008
What a way to begin spring and the marvelous month of May! Our "Bartok's Retreat" room was charming. cozy and a perfect way to enjoy the sunshine and the birds of Bartok!
5 on May 08, 2008
Wonderful and relaxing. Welcoming staff. Service was great.
3.8 on January 24, 2008
The highlight of our stay was the before dinner hour complimentary snacks and drinks. It was a great time to relax and make plans for our next day with the staff's great advice.
5 on December 12, 2007
Beautiful b&b, helpful and friendly staff, comfortable beds, excellent food beautifully served. We highly recommend the Albemarle.
5 on January 07, 2007
This is truly one of the best!!! The room was lovely. The breakfast's were out of this world!!! After having our breakfast the first morning the next morning we were early cause we couldn't wait to see what they were serving us. Service was top notch. If we get back to NC we will go there again for sure.