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Review of Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast

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Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 16 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Doesn't get any better than this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Camellia Cottage this past weekend. We couldn't have been happpier. Paula and Steve were the perfect hosts and their dog, Sparky, is so sweet and gentle and graciously accepted our constant petting. We had early morning coffee on the front porch, enjoyed the peace and serenity of the neighborhood, and could hardly wait to see what the next fantastic breakfast would be. The Crane room was spacious and extremely comfortable, the house tastefully decorated, the yard beautifully landscaped and well tended. Parking was easy (and free) and you're within a stone's throw of the downtown historic area and riverwalk so you can walk to everything. There is so much to do and see in Wilmington and Paula and Steve provided plenty of brochures and information and made great recommendations. We look forward to visiting with Paula, Steve and Sparky again!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sue M
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, DE
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

The Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast is one of the best places my wife and I have ever stayed at. It felt like we were staying with family, because Paula and Steven were so friendly and accommodating. Every morning began with an excellent breakfast in the dining room, the pancakes were amazing. The house is beautiful and the gardens are immaculate, we were lucky to be there when the azaleas and camellias were in bloom. We spent most of our time relaxing on the spacious porch in the hammock and rocking chairs, with the house dog Sparky. Paula and Steven were great hosts, giving us recommendations on where to eat dinner or places to see.

The B and B is located on a quiet street, but is only a quick walk to the from the bars and restaurants along the river. We stayed in the Cypress Suite, which was like a home away from home. It had a private entrance, and had a living room, bathroom, kitchen, washer and dryer, and master bedroom.

It was a great experience staying at the Camellia Cottage. We are looking forward to staying there again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

My wife, our dog and I spent a weekend in Wilmington. The weather was dreary but our stay was incredible. Our hosts at the Camellia were owners Paula and Steve and they made sure we were welcome and comfortable. The B&B was pretty full over the weekend but we felt like we were completely alone when we wanted to be. The rooms are very well appointed and while it is an older home the owners have managed to update it with modern conveniences but retain the olden charms. We were served an amazing breakfast each morning and we had great conversations with couples from Wisconsin to the Neatherlands. While they do allow dogs, the hosts do try to be sure that the dogs are well behaved. There were 4 dogs at the inn on our visit and if we didn't meet them on the porch we would never have known other dogs were staying with us.
We have spent some time in Wilmington as we have a son in school there but this was our first visit to the Camellia. The Inn is a close walk to the waterfront where there are many fantastic restaurants, shops and bars. We look forward to return visits to The Camellia soon!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Scott P
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chapel hill, nc
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for fun weekend away, head for Camelia Cottage in
Bustling Wilmington. This is a delightful B&B set in a camellia garden
In the Historic section of Wilmington. We parked our car on Friday,no
Fees, and didn't use it until we left on Monday! Great location, above
The hustle and bustle of downtown, quiet street filled with interesting
Historic homes. Paula and Steven are wonderful hosts. They send out
Info on What's Happening in Wilmington,allow sweet pets, prepare
Tasty and creative breakfasts, and even provide early morning coffee
Outside your door. Our room was decorated nicely and it was quiet!
Value for money at Camelia Cottage.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

My wife and I stayed at The Camellia Cottage in September 2013 for a wedding. This bed and breakfast is in a great neighborhood, easy access to downtown Wilmington by just a short walk. The owners are very kind and the rooms are comfortable and cozy. We would definitely recommend this place for couples or a small family if looking to tour around Wilmington, NC.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Perry, New York
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

Paula,Steve and Sparky are just the best. Do not let the term "pet friendly" scare you off if you are not a pet person! This place is absolutely gorgeous and comfortable. The food is outrageously good. Steve and Paula are warm,accommodating and wonderful, and Sparky is the zen influence with his extremely calm demeanor....I am not making this up
We stayed here on mid October with family and friends to celebrate our son's Wilmington wedding..it was a joyous occasion and so nice to use the Cottage as our base...special thanks to Paula for a needle and thread so I could adapt my husband's tuxedo tie.
Go enjoy this great place and these exceptional people. And great fod!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely and beautifully appointed..
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Susan P
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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We have been fortunate to stay at the Camellia Cottage twice in the past year and it has become a favorite place for a weekend getaway. It's in a great location and you can walk to the riverfront and downtown restaurants. Paula and Steven prepare an awesome breakfast and they are also very helpful with ideas about places to go and things to do. You almost feel like you are staying with friends when you are at their house, and we've had a great time on both visits. Wilmington used to just be a place we passed through on our way to the beach, but now it has become a destination for us.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Property: Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Address: 118 S 4th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4569
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once home to artist Henry MacMillan, The Camellia Cottage is a high-peaked, Queen Anne shingle house featuring four guest rooms. A long veranda, painted by a local artist, provides a view of the lush garden of azaleas, magnolias, ferns and camellias. Here, great food, gracious service and a friendly atmosphere make for a relaxing guest experience. Greet each morning with coffee at your door and a sumptuous breakfast of fruit, homemade pastries and entree. Paula’s stint as a hotel pastry chef ensures a delightful dining experience. The Crane Suite features an ornate, metal bed, carved fireplace and vibrant color. Formerly the sun room, the bath and dressing area is filled with lush tropical plants. Henry’s Room, featuring a canopy bed and fireplace, reflects the stateliness found in two of Henry’s paintings hanging in the house. Jane’s Room is named after Henry’s mother and features floral designs and vintage photos complementing the four-post bed and fireplace. In the Tuscany Room, the golden glow of the walls and large windows make you think you’re in an Italian villa. Enjoy the fireplace from the whimsical iron bed or soak in the claw-foot tub with a glass of Chianti. ... more   less 

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