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Castle on Silver Lake
Ranked #4 of 7 Ocracoke B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hurricane Arthur”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

If I could give The Castle no stars, I would! My husband and I planned to spend two days there on our honeymoon. Hurricane Arthur was impending so we called before heading over on the ferry. The person we spoke to did not seem concerned and encouraged us to come. The next morning when we went down to breakfast we were basically yelled at by the cook. She was screaming an telling is how horrible it would be. I appreciated her advice but the delivery could not have been more off putting. We also would have appreciated more of that practical advice when we called the day before. We will return to Ocracoke but NEVER to The Castle!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
I am not quite sure what to say. I have never received a review like this for The Castle. I have relayed this to the innkeeper , and Ronnie will be following up with the staff.
I certainly apologize on behalf of The Castle for the way you say you were treated at breakfast. There is never an excuse for rudeness to our guests.
Ronnie Ciccone is the innkeeper and would like to invite you to come back to the Castle for a two night stay, anytime you like. I have also sent you a private message relaying this invitation to you.
Thank you for your consideration.
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Since discovering Ocracoke 18 years ago, I've stayed in a dozen different places on the island. But, the Castle has spoiled us forever. It's the ONLY place we'll stay for our annual Ocrafolk weekend. From the moment you step in the door, it feels like home. By 6:30am, the sweet aromas of breakfast fill the rooms. The sausage is amazing!!! And in the afternoon, don't forget to snatch a homemade cookie. We have always been 100% comfortable in our rooms. The pool table. The views. The bikes. John Golden's morning serenade. Just a few of the reasons why we call the Castle our Magic Place. And we already have our reservation for next year! See you next June!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Laurelslp
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you so very much for your review of the Castle on Silver Lake. Happy to hear we have "spoiled you" so well that you will keep coming back. That is our job! We also feel this is a magic place. See you next year and thanks again.
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Mooresville
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Our previous excellent experiences at the Castle led us to book the Castle for ourselves and friends for our wedding in May. Every moment of the weekend ran like clockwork. All our guests were delighted with the Castle. We described our wedding as an extra long beach weekend with a ceremony included. Weather was perfect, food great as always, hosts, Ronnie, Jude and Sidra were a step ahead on every aspect. The newly redecorated sitting area that is part of the lighthouse suite was beautiful and comfortable. It is truly a relaxing setting and nothing beats the widows walk deck with a perfect view of Silver Lake.
Can't wait for our annual Thanksgiving week in the Lighthouse.

Room Tip: The lighthouse suite, 3 floors, is a home away from home. Plenty of room to spread out, wet bar in...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MonicaMooresville
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for choosing the Castle at Silver Lake for your wedding venue and for your kind review here. We appreciate all of our guests and are always very happy when they return year after year to stay with us. Ocracoke is a special place for special people and we hope you are able to return many times. We will see you in November!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This was our return trip to the island. A well kept secret still on the outer banks. The Castle Band B is a wonderful relaxing place with a great accommodating staff. The home cooked daily breakfast is wonderful and your fellow quests add to the overall atmosphere of the Castle. On the national historical register, well worth a visit. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank PAO56
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
When guests return to stay with us, we know we have done our job well. And, we love what we do! We truly appreciate your review of the Castle on Silver Lake and sincerely hope you come back again and again. Thank you
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Hatteras
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband and I love The Castle for our getaways and our kids enjoy family visits too at the condos. The Inn is incredibly comfortable with special touches of hospitality everywhere you turn. The condos are perfect for the whole family! My husband loves the boat access and complimentary slip. The kids are thankful for the pool! A fun place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank BubbleALO
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Love the Castle...thanks! We do too and we are very appreciative of your kind words and review here. I think that our guests can tell that we really enjoy what we do and love sharing a little bit of Ocracoke Island. Please come back as often as you can and thanks again
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Castle. The bikes provided allowed us to get around the island without a car. The staff was so friendly, and made everything about our stay easy and fun. Breakfast was great-one of the best. Don't miss the breakfast casseroles and sausage!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Bluewateradventuring
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
We appreciate it when guests use our bikes to get around the island, so first of all thank you for that. We also like to hear when visitors have had a good stay and it sounds like you did. It is easy for us to be friendly because we really like what we do! Come back soon and we will have another great breakfast for you.
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Moseley
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130 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Wife and I spent three nights in June - two of which were very enjoyable. First night spent in Mary's Room and it was too noisy and bed was too hard. Two following nights in Jane's Room were great. Quiet, larger (little more expensive but well worth it), and nice view. ALL the folks associated with this B&B were super! We rented a golf cart and toured 100% of the town. If we return we will for sure stay at The Castle.

Room Tip: Go for the second floor and either Jane's Room or the Lake Room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for your review of The Castle on Silver Lake. It is always rewarding to hear that our guests had a good stay. Sounds like you toured the island in style too! Hopefully you will come back soon, we would love to have you. Thanks again.
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Property: Castle on Silver Lake
Address: 155 Silver Lake Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Ocracoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in comfortable, non-smoking rooms in this three-story inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and each room has its own private bathroom. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, pool house with sauna & steam shower, a computer with Internet access in the lobby &wireless Internet access on the property. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast each morning. "Captains" enjoy complimentary dockage at the Castle docks with power hookups and a fish cleaning station. ... more   less 
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Castle On Silver Lake Hotel Ocracoke

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