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“Modern Marvel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Flora and Fauna

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Hotel Flora and Fauna
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Wimberley
Certificate of Excellence
North Richland Hills, Texas
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Modern Marvel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The wife and I stayed here because it was the only place left in town that was not over priced. I was at the end of my rope and getting frustrated with finding a room. The service that books a lot of the properties around here, their phones were down. Then we came across Flora and Fauna. Man did we luck out! It's location is close enough to walk to the town square and many of the Restaurants. These are just added bonuses. First I will say that the phone service while making the reservation was OUTSTANDING! Very helpful, very polite and hassle free. Being already at my wit's end from just finding a room, I was skeptical about this place. As we walked through the gate into the courtyard, I had a huge surprise. The courtyard, pool and hot tub were very clean and well kept. Then came the room. I could not believe how nice the room was! Very modern decoration but very well done. So many cool gadgets for the nerd in all of us. Remotes for the ceiling fan/light, one for the A/C, one for the TV and one for a really cool multi-colored light. There is a working turntable with a few great vintage albums to play. There is a very nice, stocked, kitchenette with a small fridge/freezer, coffee pot, tea kettle, toaster and other nice to haves. There are just too many cool things in this room to list all of them. THIS ROOM IS A PRIVATE RETREAT IN ITS SELF!! They also have a "green" approach with some of the soaps and other products that are stocked in the room. I was completely impressed with every aspect of this property! I would definitely recommend this place and will definitely be back.

Stayed July 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My sister and I stayed here one night and it was not long enough. We were greeted by Karma and she was wonderful and so helpful. It was so quiet, peaceful, relaxing. The rooms were superb. Fully stocked kitchen, Eco friendly. Bed was so comfortable. Can't say enough about this place. Will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank GiGi92155
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Troup, Texas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We arrived at the hotel on a Monday and stayed through Wednesday of July 4 week, so we were expecting it to be packed. It wasn't though so it was very quiet and right when we walked through the gate we were impressed. The pool and hot tub were awesome and it was so quiet and welcoming. The room was very impressive and had everything that you need including kitchen (with coffee maker, refrigerator, sink, everything!), record player, amazing bed, and shower which had shampoo, conditioner, and soap in dispensers! They thought of everything when they made this place! Great drive to San Marcos and New Braunfels for tourist spots and drive may be 30 minutes but it's a beautiful drive in the Hill Country. Will definitely stay here again and thanks to the staff for making us feel like family.

Room Tip: Suite 9 is the best
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Ty P
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Houston, Tx
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

"Modern" and "hip" are not words you would generally use to describe Wimberley, Texas. It's a cute little town, good for antiques, galleries, hiking outside of town, and generally getting away from the big city. But it's more about ornate furniture and old lace than it is about clean lines and cool surroundings. That is, until you step onto the grounds of Hotel Flora and Fauna. Because this ain't your grandma's Wimberley.

You pull up into a shell and gravel parking lot that is walking distance from the main town square, and the first striking thing is an expanse of wall, covered by an equally large expanse of mural by an Austin artist. It shows local wildlife in a natural setting. Step inside the gate into a serene courtyard, complete with a small swimming pool, a pergola, and bocce balls dotting the green. A few standing stones contribute to the feel of a Zen garden.

The rooms themselves are spacious with a king-size bed, a kitchenette with microwave and dorm-sized refrigerator and coffee maker (plus plates, cutlery, cups, and glasses for four as well as the essential corkscrew), a seating area that can comfortably accommodate four or more, and a bathroom with a huge shower. Little amenities are LED mood lighting on demand, a ceiling fan, and--just to burnish the hipster credentials--a portable turntable with a selection of '70s and '80s LPs. (Yes, Saturday morning found me sipping coffee and listening to Stevie Wonder.) The decor is retro modern--sharp, chic, and far more reminiscent of Portland, Oregon than Wimberley, Texas. And it works in spades.

True to its name, Hotel Flora and Fauna does its best to be environmentally friendly, with recycling bins near each room and using Earth-friendly cleaners without any strong scents. The room was spotless when I arrived. There's also the usual collection of snacks, bottled water, etc., on the kitchen counter available for a charge, like in so many other hotels. Unlike in so many others, however, they don't gouge you on the prices. Most stuff is only $1, only a bit more than you might pay at the local grocery store, not the 300% mark-up you find at most hotels.

Check-in and check-out are completely simple because there's nothing to do in either instance. Booking is online, and the room doors open with a numerical code that the hotel sends via email. You can go straight to your room without needing to stand around a front desk. But don't let that make you think Hotel Flora and Fauna is in any way impersonal. To the contrary, the management at this place is wonderful. Kharma, the manager, clearly cares about the business and wants it to succeed. Within an hour of our arrival, she was at the room with a folder full of suggestions about what to do in the area, complete with Google Maps directions (as well as an armful of extra LPs for the turntable).

If it sounds like I'm gushing, it's because I am. This is one of the coolest little places I've stayed in a long while, and they seem to have thought of everything. The price is right, the service is friendly, and the location could scarcely be better. This one's a winner.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank IainSimpson
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Lewisville, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

This was our first time in Wimberley and I have to say it was the best experience we've had. Hotel Flora and Fauna is a perfect place to stay. The Hotel itself is very beautiful with a very serene atmosphere. The rooms were amazingly nice with convenience kept in mind.
We will definitely make this our traditional getaway. Same place, same room number everytime. I can't believe how perfect it is.
I would recommend this place for sure.
Thank you for making this trip special!

Room Tip: All rooms are equally perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Suzanne M
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Richmond
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

From the moment we arrived, the sight of the huge wildlife mural on the outside wall convinced me we were in for a treat! We stayed in room 14 (has extra windows) and were blown away with the decor & extra thoughtful touches provided by this hotel. I won't spill all the nice surprises that await you because that is what delighted us so much, but trust me you won't be disappointed! It is brand new, upscale, spotlessly clean, well stocked, quiet & serene. We enjoyed the pool & hot tub late that evening & slept like babies on the fabulous bed! Jacqueline from the office was so helpful & showed us how to use all the various remote controls for the TV, a/c,& lighting which removed all guesswork & made it so easy & comfortable immediately. I won't write reviews unless I'm truly impressed, and this gem deserves big kudos for providing the unexpected extras that make people like me want to come back again & again! I don't think the website photos do justice to the rooms!

Room Tip: Room 14 has extra windows, side patio. Its small, quiet property (no small kids allowed), so I woul...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank J L
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Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

What a find! My friend and I planned a one-night trip from Austin to Wimberley to hear a friend's band play at the Buzzard Bar, only a couple of blocks from the Hotel Flora and Fauna...no drinking & driving for us! Although the hotel website states no one-night bookings on weekends during peak season, a phone call put us in touch with a helpful staffer who checked the reservations and found that Room 5 was free the night in question. After a beautiful drive through the Hill Country, we arrived early and browsed the art galleries, import shops, etc. in the "city center," then drove to the F&F for 3 pm check-in, which was a breeze...a confirmation email contained the 4-digit code to punch into the keypad on the door, so we simply let ourselves in. And what a delightful surprise...the room was furnished with a memory foam king bed, nice sleeper sofa/chair/coffee table, the bathroom was lovely, and there was even a completely outfitted kitchenette! The F&F is eco-friendly (e.g., a recycling receptacle in addition to trash cans, terry cloth instead of paper towels in the kitchen, etc.), which may explain why the wall-mounted air conditioner was not chilling the room to the degree we're used to...however, a knock on the office door put us in touch with a lovely young woman who came to our room to brief us on how to use the a.c. remote control. The room even boasted a turntable and some classic vinyl (Santana, Springsteen & Patsy Cline!)! We quickly changed into swimsuits and spent a relaxing afternoon in the hotel pool under large live oaks. After our evening of music, we returned to our room to find it pleasantly cooled...and the bed was divine! Attention has been paid to every detail at the F&F...room decor, linens & towels, the architecture, the landscaping, even the artistic mural on a long brick wall that faces the street, depicting...what else?...typical Hill Country flora and fauna! Leaving the hotel that evening for our "night on the town," we even spied a number of deer grazing in the pasture across the street! Besides shopping, the most interesting things to do in and around Wimberley are taking in the natural beauty of the area (Blue Hole, Cypress Creek, Jacob's Well) & chowing down on BBQ at the nearby legendary Salt Lick. Our stay was so enjoyable...the hotel vibe so perfectly reflects the laid-back hipness of the area...that we can't wait to return, next time for a longer stay. I don't know what the other accommodations in Wimberley are like, but there's no way they can compare in style, cleanliness, or comfort to Hotel Flora and Fauna!

Room Tip: The small number of rooms (12 or so) all face the large lawn on three sides, so I would imagine they...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank lucy8253
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Property: Hotel Flora and Fauna
Address: 400 River Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676-5131
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Region: United States > Texas > Wimberley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Wimberley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Flora and Fauna, a Wimberley boutique hotel. We invite you to discover Wimberley's newest boutique hotel, where a dramatic art wall sets the stage for a unique Texas Hill Country lodging experience. Each of our suites features generous amenities, unique art, and charming surprises. Take a step beyond ordinary hotels in Wimberley and experience the difference. ... more   less 

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