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Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Dunn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
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“Great Place To Stay In Dunn, Average B&B”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2010

When we arrived we were met by the hostess. She was very personable and gave us a great tour of the amazing house. The house has been restored wonderfully and the historic aspect was amazing. The rooms were well decorated and very large. The bathrooms were clean. We were treated with a great breakfast and served promptly at the time of our request. Slightly disappointed that when we returned for our second night stay, our room had not been straightened and towels replaced. The stay was amazing and far beat any hotel in that Dunn could offer. However, you should be provided with sufficient linens or the rooms straightened between nights. Overall it was a pleasurable stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Winston-Salem, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2010

I travel through Dunn fairly regularly, usually for something at nearby Campbell University. In the past I've stayed at the Comfort Inn and the Hampton Inn. However, this time my wife was with me, so I thought it would be nice to try a B&B. When I called Simply Divine, I discovered that the price would beat either of my "regular" stays. It is a beautiful house, built in 1909, if my memory is right. Very large rooms, nicely decorated. This was a week night, so we had the run of the house to ourselves. There were DVDs of movies to choose from and nice places to sit to read and chat. The Jade Room was large and had a TV with a DVD player. The bed was very comfortable. I saw where one reviewer mentioned the train, but I only heard a train in the distance and only once. Carmin, the host, was very accomodating. The breakfast was good - much better than I would have had at a chain inn, of course. I have not stayed at many B&Bs, but this experience has made me rethink where I might normally choose. I will definately stay at Simply Divine the next time I am in the area.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

My husband and I spent the weekend in the Dunn/Buies Creek area while visiting our daughter for Campbell University Family Weekend. I am thrilled that we decided to choose a B&B for our home away from home. Rob and Carmen were superb hosts with a charming home. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and clean and our breakfast meal was yummy! I generally have difficulty getting to sleep and sleeping throughout the night when I am away from home, but not this time. I cannot wait for our next weekend excursion to Dunn! Do not waste your money on a hotel. Simply Divine is the place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

We have stayed at multiple B&B's so our opinion is based on our previous experiences. Overall, we enjoyed getting away for the weekend. The price was excellent. We did not stay in the main house, but rather in another home owned by Simply Divine (only a 30 second walk to the main house). The room and home we stayed in was very charming and great for relaxing. This place was ideal for us, as they allowed us to bring our dog. Rob and Carmen were friendly upon our arrival. Carmen even walked us to the house we were staying in and showed us around, which was very nice.

However, the house we stayed in was located right next to railroad tracks and trains did travel at night. Although it did not bother us, you should be aware that it does exist. Also, we were very disappointed in the cleanliness. (Specifically, the carpet in our room was dirty and the bedspread stained; the sun room attached to our quarters (including the hot tub) had various dead bugs; the refrigerator had mold; at breakfast we had a dirty fork and glass). We do not want to make it sound horrible, but just want to provide a realistic, honest, review of our experience. The second home was just opened, but perhaps they should have given themselves more time to clean it, etc. before allowing guests to stay.

The weekend we stayed there was a wedding and guests from overseas. It became clear to us that these individuals were more deserving of the Inn keepers attention. It is not that we necessarily needed anything in particular, but there were just a lot of subtle moments where we felt unimportant compared to the other individuals.

Dunn itself is not an exciting area, but there was a nice museum (William Lee, Father of the Airborne) across the street from the house we stayed in. We learned a lot on our free tour. If you are not looking for a sightseeing-type of vacation, then staying at Simply Divine in Dunn, NC is good for a quiet, relaxing, inexpensive, get-away.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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SimplyDivineBB, Owner at Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 28 December 2010
At no time during their stay, did either person mention any issue with any aspect of the Inn. In correspondence after the fact, they stated that it was based on their impressions as they were driving home. They cited dirty issues; every dish that hits the table has been run through a commercial dishwasher which operates at 212 degrees, sterilizing all dishes, glasses and silverware. If there are better ways to provide clean dishes, we're open to any and all ideas.

Also 'subtle moments' when they didn't feel as important as other guests - not sure how we can deal with this as we've never encountered it before among our nearly 1,000 guests.

Dunn is not New York City however there's plenty to do if you have an open mind and are willing to try different things.

If you ever have an issue with an Inn, bring it to the attention of the owners so they can deal with it.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2010

Just returned from a nice weekend at Simply Divine, an elegant and inviting B&B in Dunn, NC. It's close to I-95 if you are driving the Northeast-Florida trail, but we visited to attend a friend's wedding at Campbell University in Buie's Creek and didn't want to stay at a franchise hotel. We saw Simply Divine's great reviews and booked a room. Very glad we did. Spacious, comfortable room, comfortable bed, laid-back hosts who respected our privacy, but were friendly and available when we needed them. And oh that large, sparkling swimming pool - just the thing at the end of a hot day or a long drive. Since this beautiful old home is in a residential area close to the center of town, we did hear the distant train whistles often, but we kinda like that sound, so it wasn't at all bothersome to us. Much better than noisy, late night party-goers or crack-of-dawn door slammers that are all too common in motels. Don't miss this place if you are driving through or visiting the area. Comparable (or better) rates than a decent motel and twice as much value.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Myrtle Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2010

Looked for a week at different bed and breakfast inns that would be within a 2 hour drive. After looking at 50-100 sites my boyfriend and I agreed on Simply Divine and we couldn't have been happier!!! Rob and Carmen were gracious hosts, the rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated, the pool felt fabulous and the breakfast was simply divine. We're already planning our next stay and plan on a monthly visit there. Definitely recommend this Inn!!!!! They are the reason Dunn, NC is on the map!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

We recently spent a night at Simply Divine in the Jade Room – which was really spacious and comfortable. We were on our journey down from Manhattan to Savannah and, as visitors from the UK on a long road-trip, we were in the process of adjusting to the driving and the travel. This was the perfect stop-off, relaxing and refreshing on a long, long drive. Carmen and Rob are warm and charming and have the gift of making you feel absolutely at home.

The house is glorious – beautifully decorated, comfortable and hospitable. We’d booked in advance for dinner and ate at a table on the porch overlooking the lovely garden in the warm evening air. We also had really interesting talks with other guests and a great breakfast. This place is incredibly reasonable and can’t be faulted as a convenient and delightful stop on a journey.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast
Address: 309 W Divine St, Dunn, NC 28334-5205
Region: United States > North Carolina > Dunn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Dunn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Southern Beauty! Join the thousands of guests who have been charmed by this classic mansion. Each suite features its own bathroom and thermostat along with complimentary water and sodas. Our goal is make your stay whether one night or one week relaxing and enjoyable. Join us for dinner and experience our culinary delights. ... more   less 
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