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Hotel Saint Cecilia
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

From the time you check into this hotel you know you have hit a unique place. It is a historic house with several rooms around a pool . The courtyard has a great bar setting that I would sip my wine or vodka after work. I booked Room number One. It is a suite that is ideal for a special occasion or long term stay. It is located in the main house . The sleeping rooms had two additonal areas that you can close off and work not to disturb the person sleeping in the room. THE HIGHLIGHT was tha amazing soaking tub and the outdoor shower. It was in a bamboo setting that made my stay amazing. The staff is accomodating with a great CAN DO attitude. I cant wait for my return trip to Austin. I am COMING BACK.

Room Tip: Book Room number one a great suite
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Peter G
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Lisa M, General Manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Thank you so much for your review Peter, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay in Suite 1 with us at Hotel Saint Cecilia. It was our pleasure having you and we look forward to your return!

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This was our first time in Austin (fantastic place) and what a way to enjoy it by staying at the Hotel Saint Cecilia. It truly is a unique hotel and the time and effort take to personalise each and every part of it is amazing. We stayed in Suite 2 and honestly probably could have seen more of the city if the room wasn't so comfortable and appealing, it was just hard to leave! The staff were very friendly, as well as a great source of knowledge and recommendations. The only thing that stops me from giving the hotel full marks is the cost of the room items, be it wet bar, snacks or toiletries. The hotel itself is not inexpensive by any means so coupled with the prices of these items, it just felt like blatant price gouging which is was disappointing.
That said, whenever we're fortunate to return to Austin, we will definitely be staying at the Hotel Saint Cecilia again.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank David M
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Lisa M, General Manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thank you for your lovely review, having traveled so far, it's great to hear you found it a rewarding trip. We are so glad that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff, your experience at Saint Cecilia, and your time in Austin. In regards to the in room options, the mini bar and spa items are a curated selection of some of our favorite things that we like to share with our guests, and thus some items do incur a higher cost. It is our hope that the selection delights you as much as it does us, but of course it is always optional. If you are ever in need of something during future stays, please do not hesitate to let the Front Desk know and we will make every effort. From all of us at The Saint Cecilia, we look forward to the honor of having you as our guest again.

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stayed here for our wedding anniversary and was amazed by the grounds. With the beautiful trees and lush yard, it's hard to believe you're in downtown Austin. Since it's a small property we received personalized attention (who doesn't love that!). They have a Vinyl library which is a cool touch. We picked a few sexy records that fit the occasion. The only meal we had on property was breakfast before checkout, and it was AWESOME! We ate outside next to the big tree and read the paper. Just me, my hubs and a cheese plate...perfect. Our suite was unique with lots of character. We stayed in the historic house, but I think we would try one of the other options next time (bungalow or studio). People hang out on the wrap around porch pretty late (our neighbors were a couple of cackling drunk ladies), so we didn't get the rest we were hoping for (It was one of our first nights away from our 1 and 2 year old). But other than that one snafu, we really enjoyed this hotel!

Room Tip: The historic house (suites) have thin walls, so if you're looking for rest, ask for other accommodation options.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CLewisNAustin
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Lisa M, General Manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with us and for your lovely write up. We are honored to be a part of such a special celebration and delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back in the future to celebrate again in a Pool Bungalow for a different experience, and we look forward to serving you breakfast on the lawn once again.

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Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here to celebrate my partner's birthday and were amazed by the excellence of the service and accommodations. We slept in suite 3 which had a huge tub, very cool fireplace and an incredibly comfy Hastens bed. The furnishings are high-end yet relaxed -- a truly upscale homey vibe. Listening to records from the HSC was another bonus.
We really appreciated the attention to detail including a welcome note accompanied by a flowers and a bowl of blueberries. Today, we even received a thank you note in the mail from HSC. What other hotel does that?
The hotel is very close to the bustle of South Congress yet feels so relaxed and quiet. I am already planning our return trip to to HSC.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Lisa M, General Manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2013

Thank you for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us--we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! It is always an honor to have guests say such nice things and we look forward to having you back with us. Since you enjoyed the bath in Suite 3, you may be interested in Pool Bungalow 10 or 12 for your next stay to enjoy a bath in a different room type. We also rotate the amenity with your welcome note seasonally, so hopefully when you return we will have another delicious treat for you to try! From all of us at Hotel Saint Cecilia, thank you so much for your review and we look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is a wonderful, relaxed, beautifully designed boutique hotel in the cool part of town. The grounds are stunning, the service perfect, and the atmosphere tranquil yet stylish. The rooms are huge and well thought out, with lovely touches such as welcome cookies and a free newspaper every morning. If you are going to stay anywhere in Austin, stay here. My only niggles? An unpredictable shower and patchy wifi detracted only slightly from what was otherwise a lovely experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank sb1London
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Lisa M, General Manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2013

We are so pleased you loved your stay and enjoyed the property. Our staff is honored by your description of the service. In regards to the shower and internet, we apologize and appreciate your feedback and are working towards a remedy for future stays. We would be delighted to have you return as our guest in the future and look forward to seeing you again.

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