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“Quaint, Cozy & Comfortable Even for a Walk-in” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Rhett House Inn
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Miami Shores, Florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quaint, Cozy & Comfortable Even for a Walk-in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

My partner and I traveled 8 hours to Beaufort, SC, on business and arrived in the town about 8:00 p.m., without a reservation - I had an important business meeting the next morning. We searched TripAdvisor for B&B's on our cell phone and called the closest one in the old town, the Rhett House. The on-duty host, Lanier, answered the phone, welcomed us at the door, showed us the available accomodations (we selected Room #2 on the 2nd Floor), checked us in, offered us a selection of wines, directed us to a restaurant, and made sure we both took a slice of homemade Key Lime Pie to our room for an after dinner dessert, and lent us one of 5 movies made locally in Beaufort to watch later on. For walk-ins without a reservation, we couldn't have been welcomed more warmly. We slept well. Although I had to be at my business meeting at 8:00 a.m., my partner slept in. When I returned at 10:00 a.m., I was expecting to receive coffee at most, but was delightfully surprised to sit down and, in short order, have a full breakfast served (pancakes, eggs, bacon - the whole works) - they have a chef on staff. Before we checked out at 11:00 a.m., we were greeted personally by the owner, thanking us for staying, and the morning hostess provided us a map detailing a self-guided walking tour of the historic town, which we loved. Overall, we had a fabulous experience at the Rhett house, and are looking forward to visiting again soon - with a reservation.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
It was our pleasure to show you what Southern hospitality is all about. Lanier is a gracious host and very accommodating. We are glad you enjoyed your accommodations and the wonderful amenities that we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

We just spent a fabulous weekend at the Rhett House and can't wait to return! We were warmly greeted by Lanier, the vivacious and knowledgable host, and given a brief history of Beaufort and of this beautiful home's place in it. We were given a glass of champagne and then shown to our room (#5) and was pleased to find it comfortable and, in the midst of a busy B&B, very private feeling. They offer many special touches with refreshments and appetizers being offered throughout the day and a fabulous array of desserts displayed every evening. Breakfast was wonderfully prepared by Beverly (her grits are A-MAZ-ING!) and served to us by Devondra, who was just a jewel and a wonderful ambassador for her hometown. What you search for in Charleston is what you find in Beaufort - a quaint town, rich in history and ripe with great restaurants, shops and people....but at more affordable prices! Go and tell 'em we sent you!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele H
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
On behalf of the entire staff we appreciate your wonderful compliments. We are glad you enjoyed all of the amenities we offer. We pride ourselves on our Southern hospitality and our staff truly enjoys what they do. Thank you for helping to spread the word and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

We love the Rhett House! Our favorite rooms are in the cottage and the furnishings are beautiful and comfortable and the rooms are impeccably clean. The breakfast is amazing and the desserts at night are a special treat. This was our fourth stay and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank atbpa
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us time and time again we always look forward to welcoming you back.
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

We spent three days at the Rhett Inn last weekend and found it to be one of our best travel experiences. All staff went out of their way to make sure that our stay was comfortable and memorable. From the nightly desserts to the southern breakfasts, all was perfect. We also really enjoyed having access to the bicycles. We found it to be a fun way to ride through the historic neighborhoods of Beaufort.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brenda Atzinger C
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Thank you for your review. The bikes are a great way to explore Beaufort and we are glad you had the opportunity to use them. It was our pleasure to make your stay memorable and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Ladson, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

My wife and I got away for our 29th anniversary. and stayed at the Rhett Inn. from the moment we arrived we were gretted with good down to earth southern hospitality. champaign upon arrival with appetizers and refreshments (lemonade is outstanding)the staff and owner, made us feel like Royalty. we spent 2 days and nights, and wanted to stay longer. very relaxing. and while your there go visit the Chocolate Tree.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James D
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your 29th anniversary with us. It was our pleasure to show you the Southern hospitality we are known for. We are glad you enjoyed the amenities we offer and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Mount Pleasan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

My wife and I live in Mount Pleasant, near Charleston. For the last four or so years, we have enjoyed short getaways to Beaufort, South Carolina. Each time, we have stayed at the Rhett House Inn, a small bed and breakfast with close poximity to downtown and a fantastic breakfast each morning. We would not dream of staying anywhere else in Beaufort and look forward to going back each year.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chip M
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear Chip, We always look forward to welcoming you back and are glad you and your wife are able to relax and enjoy the charm of the Rhett House Inn and Beaufort. We look forward to your return visit.
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Atlanta
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

The place is the epitome of old elegance. One can almost see plantation owners and their ladies strolling through the house and around the grounds. We loved our stay and found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. The champaign at check in as well as appetizers and other delicious treats and desserts throughout the day were special touches of this B&B. Breakfasts were tasty but the menu was limited and portions a bit small. I found this to be not in keeping with everything else the Rhett House had done. Our room was very comfortable and well appointed. While it was clean and well maintained, it looked as if it was due for redecorating.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank carguy67
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed our Southern hospitality. Thank you for your suggestions as this only helps us to improve. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Beaufort.
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Property: The Rhett House Inn
Address: 1009 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5577
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#2 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rhett House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The multi award winning historic Rhett House Inn, located in Beaufort, SC, with its sprawling verandahs and white columns, is known for it's Southern Hospitality and has been the home away from home for many movie stars like Barbara Streisand, Ben Affleck, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and in Beaufort's Historic District, the Rhett House Inn is a few walking blocks to all restaurants, bars, and shops. Complimentary champagne on arrival and after dinner deserts. ... more   less 
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