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“Above and beyond” 5 of 5 bubbles
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
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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“Above and beyond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

What stood out to me the most was the personal attention given by the hosts. I emailed them...unbeknownst to my gal...and requested a chilled bottle of sparkling wine to be in our room when we arrived. I wasn't expecting a favorable reply but was excited when they emailed back and were happy to oblige. They even added a chocolate treat...on their own...which only added to the pleasure and enjoyment. We sat on the front porch and soaked in the moment! What a great start to a special mini getaway! Thank you Paula and Steve! Both, too, were always available yet out of sight so we felt as if their home was really ours for the time we spent there. Paula's culinary skills shined at the morning breakfasts and conversations were always anticipated and were a memorable start to each day. For those looking for a pleasant, relaxing, southern hospitality, 'front porch' experience so close...walking distance...to the many, great eateries and interesting, local attractions, the Camellia Cottage is the place to enjoy them from. And, Steve, thanks for the fresh, morning coffee at the door. What a special treat!

Room Tip: All rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated. Good A/C! Lot's of sun in the Tuscan room...fac...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve H
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We were looking forward to staying here but had to cancel (admittedly at the last minute) due to the approach of Hurricane Arthur to the Wilmington area. The owner refused to waive his one-week cancellation policy even though state officials were urging no travel due to road conditions and wind. We believe this is unfair and will certainly not plan on staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mhbrneda
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81419, Owner at Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
We are sorry that the writer of this review felt that he had a bad experience when canceling a reservation here. He cancelled the day before his scheduled arrival at 3 pm. Our confirmation email when he made his reservation clearly stated our cancellation policy. When he called to cancel he said that he understood our policy. We tried to rebook the room after he called. If we had been successful in doing so, we would not have charged him for cancelling the reservation at the last minute. We were scheduled for stormy weather the day of his scheduled arrival in Wilmington but we had three other sets of guests with reservations for that night who had no trouble arriving here and who enjoyed their stay despite some rain.
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband and I enjoyed recently enjoyed a getaway at Camellia Cottage -- it was our first in 7 years so we were determined to make it good! We were not disappointed. Steve and Paula are wonderful hosts and the inn is lovely. As others have said, the food was outrageously good, the company was great and the accommodations were beautiful. Thank you Steve and Paula for making this trip so memorable. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 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 Shannon H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I seriously thought about writing a bad review, just so I could keep this place all to myself! Paula and Steve are what make this B&B so special. Paula took extra time to prepare a special breakfast for my mom due to her dietary needs. Steve shared clippings from a couple of his beautiful plants. Rocking on porch in the cool of the evening was just what us girlies needed. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Henry's room has a claw foot tub. Our rooms were upstairs. If you have trouble with stairs, you...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Vanessa W
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I go to Bed And Breakfasts all the time and this is by far the best I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The owners/hosts are so gracious and accommodating. They are a pet friendly B&B which is a bonus. The location is perfect and what a beautiful location it is. If you think you have had a lovely breakfast at other B&B's, just wait until you experience breakfast here...three courses. Go hungry! This place will not disappoint! Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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
      Service
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Thank Beverly S
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Arden, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

My partner and I loved staying at the Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Our hosts Paula and Steven treated us like members of the family. Paula makes an out of the world breakfast which is served in a lovely dining room and has multiple courses. Steve knows where everything is in Wilmington, and can point you in the right direction for a great meal. The home is beautiful, comfortable, and each room is private and quiet. The B&B is set in the historic district which is great to walk around in, plus it's next to a beautiful church with a spectacular steeple. Coming back from a day of sightseeing and shopping, Camellia Cottage felt like coming home. Oh, coffee and tea are served early in the morning, before breakfast, so you can *jump start* yourself if you need to!

Room Tip: Three beautiful rooms upstairs and one big and quite lovely room downstairs. All have private baths...
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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 Cynthia B
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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!

Room Tip: If you like convenience of no stairs, take the Crane room. It's so spacious and has a huge bath...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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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Thank Sue M
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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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