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“Nice inside but...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Big Bungalow B&B

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The Big Bungalow B&B
Ranked #6 of 24 Nashville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice inside but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We called en route looking for last minute accommodations and innkeeper was very kind to offer a reduced rate for their king suite - last room left. Spacious room and smaller sitting area with tv with lovely white bathroom with jacuzzi and separate shower. My main concern was safety. While this is a lovely home in an older, charming neighborhood, the surrounding area is very sketchy. The parking is by alleyway behind the home with deep pea gravel and limited lighting. It had been raining in Nashville for a long time and returning from a show that night a car had followed us down the alley, so we drove past and went around the block. My husband got out and unlocked the gate using the car headlights to see. I have never been scared when we travel, but this was so unnerving I was really undone. I was grateful to be inside. I would not stay here again for that very reason.

One other minor complaint...breakfast was ample but in the summer, would you think we'd have fresh fruit? Orange juice with a HUGE spinach fritatta and piece of buttered cranberry almond. Those were yummy but i missed the fresh fruit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank GenieCharlotte_NC
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

I needed a place to stay in Nashville, and I opt for the B&B when possible. Ellen was very friendly, and helpful about Nashville -- I used their recommended supper place both nights. The breakfast food was great -- she accomodated my vegetarianism very well. I had my own bathroom across the hall -- it and the room were very nice. The place was quiet, which is important to me. The wifi worked well. I was in walking distance of downtown Nashville. There was parking in the back. Just what I want in a B&B!

Room Tip: Two rooms have ensuite -- I was lucky to get the third one, and it was a minor inconvenience to cros...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DrJohnHodgson
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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

Thanks Ellen for a great stay in Nashville. The neighborhood is lovely and nice to be out of the bustle of downtown. Loved the breakfasts and your hospitality. Also were able to see some great music, thanks to Ellen's suggestions.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bushytail_01
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

We are thrilled to know about the Big Bungalow, and recommend it to everyone that comes to Nashville hoping to have a unique stay.

Having attended many music "rounds" there, we have had the opportunity to observe the style, service and attention paid to all guests there, whether they are at the BB for an intimate night of music, or for a weekend stay in one of the suites.

If you are looking for something besides a big hotel and want the scoop from a Nashville "insider" on where to eat and hear great music in Music City, then visit with Ellen.

And a massage is a MUST! She is one of the best licensed professional massage therapists in town.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Dana M
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Just spent 4 nights @ the Big Bungalow while visiting our daughter in Nashville. We were very pleased. It's a great location in East Nashville, just across the river from downtown and all the attractions there. We had the spacious Grand Suite with the king bed and master bath. Didn't get to use the jetted tub, but it looked very inviting and had a great view of the downtown skyline. The suite also included a little "TV room" which had a futon which could accommodate additional sleepers if needed. Ellen, the owner, is very personable and helpful. She and innkeeper Chrissy ( sp?) took turns with breakfast: a quiche, fritata, french toast and scrambled eggs. We appreciated the gated parking available @ night. Our weather while there was very springy, so we enjoyed some time in the afternoons reading on the large front porch. The screened patio in the rear was also an enjoyable place for some evening visiting. Definitely beats a hotel !!

Room Tip: There are only 3 bedrooms, and the Grand Suite has the king bed.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Andermom56
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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Right from my initial contact with Ellen about reserving the Grand Suite, she was helpful and intent on making our vacation in Nashville memorable. Ellen was always looking to offer advice on outings and restaurants if you needed a suggestion. Once we realized how noisy and busy the downtown hotel area was, we knew we made the right choice in staying at the "The Big Bungalow". Thanks Ellen and great work.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Soupy47
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Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

I recently had the wonderful experience of being a guest at the Big Bungalow. I enjoyed the warm, cozy accommodations and warm efficiency of the innkeeper. Ellen was so hospitable and could not do enough to guarantee her guests a memorable stay. She provided information about local hotspots, gave directions, made reservations and of course let's not forget the fabulous breakfast!!! The bed and breakfast itself is lovely with many interesting pieces of artwork. I look forward to my return visit to Nashville and would not even consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rykel12
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Additional Information about The Big Bungalow B&B

Property: The Big Bungalow B&B
Address: 618 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206-4112
Region: United States > Tennessee > Nashville > Historic Edgefield
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Nashville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big Bungalow B&B is located in Nashville's Historic Edgefield neighborhood walking distance from Music City's downtown, Titans Stadium, and minutes from all the wonderful sites Nashville has to offer. This 1926 home offers just the right mix of old charm with a warm homey atmosphere, contemporary amenities, and urban convenience. Featuring: 3 rooms/3 private baths, a Licensed Massage Therapist on site, Superior Breakfast, High Speed Internet, and live musical events. Come and Visit! ... more   less 

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