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2143 Astor St, Orange Park, FL 32073-5624, USA    
 
 
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Karrie Massee

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Circa 1923. This waterfront estate was constructed for the Palmolive family and overlooks the St. Johns River. The architecture is Italian Renaissance with stucco and clay tile roof. Formal grounds include garden...


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Definitely worth a visit

I stayed in the newer building in room 405. The room is large and very comfortable with a gas fireplace and a great view of the river and I 295 bridge. This room has a king bed and lots of comfortable furniture. The bath jacuzzi and shower room is large with lovely tile work. The room was very clean but the carpet showed marks from previously located furniture and probably should be replaced. If you like grand old luxury you should enjoy this place. They have a good Internet site showing the rooms and Internet booking is available. The club is closed on Mondays but you can still rent a room for Mondays.
Tally T
2/18/2012

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Romantic Relaxation on the St Johns River”

A romantic setting at the former Palmolive family estate, overlooking the St Johns River (a few miles south of Jax). The Club Continental is a private club but allows access to non-members. It could be considered a non-traditional B&B. The complimentary breakfast is available in the restaurant only a short walk from the rooms, thru a beautiful court-yard. The breakfast menu offers a variety of choices. Dinner at the resort restaurant is upscale. Jacket preferred, tie optional, but definitely no jeans or shorts. The cuisine is very good (9 out of 10). The cost factor is high but you get what you pay for. It's great for a romantic get-a-way.
bhelms H
1/7/2012

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Old World Florida

This was a most wonderful get-a-way from our home in Orlando. The goal was to find photo-ops of "old Florida" like old oak trees with hanging moss, old houses and the like. A perfect way to relax and step back in time, I ended up taking most of the pictures right on property! This mansion-turned-hotel is full of history and intrigue with alot of the home's original art and furniture remaining. We stayed in the Continental Room, what was the master bedroom at the time, super comfortable, spacious, with a balcony overlooking the St. Johns River. The dining room, bar, grounds.. everything was wonderful. The staff we had the pleasure to speak with were exuberent in their love for the house as well, and offered as much information as we wanted to hear about the history and surrounding areas to explore. Sadly we did not get a chance to have a cocktail in The River House Pub (that began as a pre-Civil War cottage), nor use the pools or tennis courts. These are well off from the main villa and do not encumber the quiet beauty of this place. Staying here was peaceful adventure at it's very best. Room Tip: I have only stayed in the Continental Room in the main building, and it was wonderful. We were told there are plenty of riverside rooms to choose from, but were shown this first and loved it.
Baker J
9/14/2011

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Quiet, serene get away on St John's river

Club C. is my new destination of choice when on business or pleasure trips in the Jacksonville area. It is a sweet combination of bed and breakfast and small hotel. Perfect setting with outstanding customer service at a great price. The River Suites are individually decorated with antiques and a small kitchen. I try to stay here each time I have to travel up there. Breakfast is amazing and dinner more so in the main mansion. Don't miss the hidden gem. Room Tip: I love the second floor in the River Suites, but all are very very good.
Barbara B
10/1/2011

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Can't wait to come back here... yet again!”

Reviewed December 5, 2011 When from time to time my family and I have stayed at Club Continental or dined at the restaurant overlooking the St. Johns River at its widest point, we are gently returned to a time of elegance, grace, and leisure that is all too hard to find these days and enjoy -- located in very special place: the secluded riverfront of "Old" Orange Park. Think of a charming bed and breakfast in an exquisite location offering privacy, solitude, peace, quiet, and the gentler spectacles of nature - but a B&B with banquet facilities, a white tablecloth/fine-dining restaurant with memorable cuisine, a team of gracious staff, and a rambling, well-preserved historical estate. The Club is a memorable destination location capacious enough for corporate events, large family reunions, and perhaps best of all, weddings on the river front -- all of which can take place even when many rooms are already filled at the height of the season. I have no doubt that my family and I will continue return again and again. Thanks for preserving all this beauty and charm. Room Tip: book in advance and ask for one of the River Suites
Stan C
12/5/2011

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Southern Charm”

My husband and myself have stayed at the Club Continental on several occasions for buisness and pleasure. Each stay has been a wonderful experience. The historic buildings and giant live oak trees dripping with moss make you feel like your in the middle of a southern novel. The view from the room is spectacular, right on the St. Johns River. Your own private balcony is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset with a glass of wine. The dining room serves delicious continental cuisine and a full made to order breakfast that is included in your stay. The grounds are beautiful and include 2 pools and tennis courts. The staff are all very friendly and will go out of their way to meet your needs during your stay. the rooms are very spacious and well maintained. I would highly recomend staying here for business or pleasure.
Kim A
11/11/2011

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“Romantic Place for a Celebrating Our Anniversary

Reviewed December 3, 2011 Our first introduction to Club Continental was the website. It looked like it would be a quiet romantic place to spend some quality time together. We arrived on a weekday and found a charming Mediterranean style building set a beautiful landscape of very old Live Oaks. Following the signs to the office, we were greeted by the owner and a very helpful gentlemen. They told us a little about the Club and offered us a great rate. The gentlemen also showed us around, invited us to have dinner at the Club restaurant, and showed us a menu. He directed us to our River Suite room which had been remodeled recently. It was beautiful room with a wonderful view of the St. Johns River. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and both meals were excellent and the service was great. Our stay was quiet and exactly what we wanted for our 25th Anniversary
G H
12/3/2011

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Beautiful

Just recently stayed for the second time at the Club Continental in Orange Park, Florida. Came back because our first experience was so wonderful there. I can't think of a more beautiful and tranquil place in or around Jacksonville. The mansion is historic and elegant. The Staff is very gracious and the location on the St. Johns River is spectacular. Loved the food, every thing. This may become a destination point for us next time we're in North Florida. Thanks so much! C. Calhoun
Carole C
12/18/2011

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Superb

Superb dining with spectacular grounds.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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