Rose Cottage Guest House
My husband & I stayed at the Rose Cottage Apartment right after Christmas until New Years Day. It's a wonderful apartment. It is within walking distance to the middle of town and the main thoroughfare - Lauren's Street. The bed we found to be very comfortable. The pillows were outstanding! It's one of the first places we've stayed that didn't have feather pillows, which are always so mushy. There is a Keurig coffee machine, which is also another first for us. This we found to be a very good experience. There were already a few different pods there (regular coffee, de-caf coffee & hot chocolate)...we did buy some flavored de-caf pods for our stay. We weren't a fan of the washer/dryer combo machine. There was an instruction card on top of the machine which we didn't find helpful. We found the owners manual to the machine & read that which wasn't overly helpful either. We were trying to operate the drying function of the machine only. It wasn't an easy task. The air conditioning was on when we arrived...it was unusually warm & humid during our stay. There is a musty smell that is immediately apparent when you walk up the stairs. I did read in a previous review someone else wrote about this as well. I think the apartment is very clean, so I wouldn't say the smell is from lack of cleaning. I'm thinking the combination of an older building & the many beautiful antiques in the apartment may have something to do with it??? I can't be sure. As I said, we had the A/C on the whole time we were there. We had a couple come visit us prior to going out to dinner one night while we were there and they noticed the smell as well. We are planning to move to Aiken sometime in the next couple of years, but we will keep visiting until we move here permanently and we would stay in the apartment again.
Historic Downtown Aiken - Luxery Walkup Apartment - Walk to Restaurants/Bars