I recently visited Ocracoke for the first time for a wedding and fell in love with the Island! However we were less than impressed with our choice of accomodations. The Castle on Silver Lake is a beautiful home, and our room (Sam's Room) was very spacious. Our friends' room was literally half the size of ours and they had no separation between the bed and their shower. The breakfast I will say was very tasty, however the stay was not relaxing.
Being on the first floor we heard anyone and everyone that was up (this starts around 7 a.m.) Housekeeping came by at 8:15 a.m. and after the first time, I placed my Do Not Distrub sign on my door and therefore my room was never serviced except once (even after we'd be out of the room by 10-11 a.m.) The housekeeping staff began to run the vacuum in the other rooms by 8-9 a.m. and we were kept awake. The pool table opens at 9 a.m. and we were kept awake also by people playing pool early in the morning literally on the other side of our wall.
My husband and I looked forward to sleeping in and enjoying the relaxing attitude we had heard so much about in Ocracoke, however if that is what you are looking for, the Castle is not for you. Especially for what you pay, I think there are many better B&Bs on the island with privacy and peace and quiet.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Castle On Silver Lake Hotel Ocracoke