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Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Alabama
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Charming, highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed in this perfectly charming inn for three nights. The staff was helpful and eager to please. Complimentary coffee bar every morning was one of my favorite amenities! We also loved the unlimited dove bars and bottled water. We did not visit the spa, but I still felt pampered in every way for the duration of our stay. The only disappointment was that our room in the historic inn did not have a view. The property is quite large, however, so this could have been remedied, had we been so inclined to ask for another room. Be sure to walk to Mountain Fresh Grocery for breakfast or lunch - delicious!! This is a wonderful spot for a romantic getaway!

Room Tip: We stayed in the historic inn, and our room did not have a view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta
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87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Every minute of our experience here was great. The staff is top notch, and obviously well trained. No wonder the Inn and the spa get such high marks in the top travel magazines. First class construction, first class amenities, no nickel-and-diming, well staffed----what's not to like. The F&B manager, Thomas Keenan was a real joy to get to know. I've been here a few times, and there is never a noisy guest, surly employee, or broken fixture. A great experience whether you're here for the spa, or the hiking trails.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JLCAtlanta
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Marietta, Georgia
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Our trip to The Old Edwards Inn was fabulous! We were there for a quick get a way, and it was perfect! We loved our cottage, the staff, and especially the spa! We will definitely be back, and may bring the kids next time!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patti G
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary and needed to relax. This was the perfect place! The Old Edwards Inn came highly recommended by coworkers and we were very pleased. The service is outstanding, the staff truly wants to make guests happy. Champagne at check-in, unlimited Dove bars, beautiful rooms, great food, and gorgeous natural beauty in the surrounding area all made for a perfect getaway. Our room (601) was a 1 bedroom suite at the Lodge, with slate floor entry, separate sitting room with fireplace, huge screened porch with a stone walk to a private patio, large bedroom with King bed, walk-in closet and huge bathroom with heated floor, separate shower, huge tub and private water closet. We were thrilled! It felt like a private bungalow. The Old Edwards is the perfect place to relax, enjoy superb service and rejuvenate. Loved it--we'll be back!

Room Tip: The Lodge 1 bedroom suites are gorgeous! Plenty of room and close to Arts bar / coffee. These room...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sandi G
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with Old Edwards, and for posting your review. You hit on so many details that make a difference and that we try to provide for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again, perhaps for next year's anniversary celebration if not before.
Warm Regards
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Marietta, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Wow!!! What a wonderful stay we had at the Old Edwards Inn! We checked into the inn with
Xhulio at the check in desk and told Xhulio we were celebrating our anniversary. From here
to the end of our stay Xhulio went beyond the call of duty to make sure we were well taken care of. From the wonderful Champagne once we got there to the nice fruit basket when we departed. Everyone at the hotel had the philosophy of "it is my pleasure." All of the staff was there to make sure your visit with them was a relaxing, enjoyable and that you were happy.
The hotel itself is beautiful! With beautiful antiques everywhere, but up to date conviences.
For ex. the floors in the bathroom were heated, the towel rack was heated. the fireplace was so easy to use...no wood needed just push a button and it came on. I could go on and on how wonderful of a stay we had but I know I have limited space. All I can say we had a "magical" time and the hotel and the staff made our anniversary very special. I would highly recommend
staying at the Old Edwards inn to my family and friends.

Room Tip: We stayed in the spa suite and loved it...especially since we were having spa treatments and all we...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sharon1326
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

My husband and I like to escape for a long weekend this time of year to the NC mountains. This year we dedcided to choose a new hotel....Old Edwards Inn was referred by a friend and we could not be happier. Old Edwards Inn is a beautiful, intimate, full of amenities Inn nestled in Highlands NC...a quaint little town with great shopping and great restaurants. The staff is well trained, courteous and genuine! Oh and did I mention the SPA...AAHHHH the SPA that's all I can say. We will be back next year and the next and the.....

Room Tip: The cottages are cozy and apart from the INN, which we liked. But still connected so you could walk...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary W
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Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

My wife and I were treated as royalty from arrival to departure. The food was excellent. The service is at a level matched no where else. The day spent at the Spa ( couples massage, facials etc.) was awesome and you don't even have to get dressed or leave the spa to eat.

Room Tip: The rooms up the hill above the pool area are awesome. Not to far to walk, even to Ristorante Paolet...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Address: 445 Main St, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old Edwards Inn and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This European style luxury resort cascades over several scenic blocks in downtown Highlands, NC, offering multiple room types, suites, cottages and full guest estates. Two spectacular outdoor heated mineral pools with whirlpools and cabanas, a world-class spa and fitness center, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. All guests enjoy champagne arrival and complimentary Dove Bars, fresh fruit and bottled water. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers and heated bathroom floors enhance the in-room experience. Most rooms feature fireplaces as well as private patios or balconies. The restaurants serve farm-to-table fare harvested fresh from two gardens and a greenhouse. Craft cocktails are enjoyed around the resort at casual bars and upscale lounges, and several live music venues provide entertainment indoors year round and outdoors in warmer months. ... more   less 
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