A really lovely hotel – full of charm and character.  The rooms are beautifully furnished and there is great attention to detail throughout.  Meticulously maintained grounds; a well stocked cocktail bar with a skilled bar tender that knows exactly how to mix whatever is your favourite tipple and a superb breakfast offering.  On top of all that, without exception, the staff are very warm and welcoming – this place is run with a lot of love!

The old Southern classic cocktail mint julep has to be tried here – they have their own recipe and it is divine.

A quick tour of Monmouth House this morning before we checked out revealed a parlour fountain in the dining room.  We had sat next to it all night yesterday without realising what it was.  It used to be filled with water at the top and hand cranked once to start the perpetual motion of the revolving centre.  The top was often filled with gardenias or perfume.  The fanciest air freshener I’ve ever seen!

​If you are tighter on budget, you might want to consider one of the excellent B&B’s in town, many of which are in the antebellum houses themselves.  This is the B&B capital of the South – if you can, do treat yourself to this hotel though!

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