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“The Only Place To Stay In Wilmington”
Review of The Verandas

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The Verandas
Ranked #2 of 17 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The Only Place To Stay In Wilmington”
Reviewed 2 September 2006

I asked several realtors in Wilmington where I should stay. None suggested The Verandas. I researched hotels online, and ruled out the Hilton. (Yes, it is as bad as it sounds in the reviews!)

I ended up at The Wilmingtonian, and I "upgraded" to the "mansion." My realtor was afraid to leave me there the first night. The room smelled of mold, and there was mold around the A/C vents; the internet connection rarely worked, and it was not secure; there was no staff assigned to the house at night, and there were very few guests; the restaurant was closed until Wed. I was virtually alone in a creepy, moldy house. The condo-style Wilmingtonian Inn looked just as bad and not particularly safe for a woman traveling alone. I checked out in the morning and, to their credit, I was not charged an early departure fee.

At 8:00 AM, I called The Verandas to check availability. Unfortunately, I interrupted the host who was trying to cook breakfast. However, he called me back promptly and told me that he had a room for me.

I stayed on the 3rd floor in a very quiet room at The Verandas. It was nicely appointed, clean, and comfortable. I was impressed with the owners' attention to detail--and I am not easily impressed. I have been traveling for business for 20 years. The Verandas is a beautifully restored historic home. The property is lovingly maintained and managed. Breakfast is so good that I even managed to get out of bed early (8:30 AM) every day of my stay.

This was my first trip to Wilmington, so I made a point of visiting other properties that I had read about online. The key to staying Downtown is to stay in a place that is close enough to walk to restaurants/stores, but not so close that you are disturbed by the bars at night. The Verandas is perfectly located at Second and Nun. And, yes, they live up to their slogan, "Second to Nun"! I highly recommend it.

  • Liked — Beautiful Inn with great owners/staff
  • Disliked — Breakfast was a tad early for me, but worth it.
  • Tips/Secrets — There is a computer available with internet access 24/7.
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled on business
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3 Thank travelmuse
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home
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2006

FANTASTIC!! The food was wonderful and Dennis and CHuck were a joy to be with. You felt like you were staying in their home as family guests instead of staying at an Inn. They were so helpful and added not a touch, but a huge helping of hospitality. Thanks guys for making our seventeeth wedding anniversy so special.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — ask the owners for resturaunt recomendations
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank npassero
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North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2006

Being relatively new to North Carolina, we decided to spend some time in Wilmington to see the historic district and other areas in town. We wanted to stay at a bed & breakfast and were fortunate enough to have found a wonderful place, The Verandas. Chuck and Dennis are gracious and engaging hosts. The rooms are generous and comfortable keep neat as a pin thanks to excellent housekeeping. The furnishings are truly elegant but at the same time welcoming and comfortable.

We started our days with scrumptious breakfasts, varyied each day but always with fresh fruit and light breakfast entree. Good meals with good company and attentive hosts are a great way to start the day.

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next visit.

Millie and Dave

  • Liked — The beautiful and relaxing accomodations
  • Disliked — N.A.
  • Tips/Secrets — N.A.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank MLV68
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Rotherham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2006

We stayed for seven nights in July and couldn't have found a more perfect place.

Dennis, Chuck and Peggy made our stay so enjoyable and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.

Amanda and David - Yorkshire, England

  • Liked — Friendlness of owners and B&B itself
  • Disliked — n.a
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Amanda/David
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Charlotte, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2006

The Verandas is everything you are looking for in a B&B: knowledgeable and friendly owners, beautifully appointed rooms, great location, delicious breakfasts, and interesting guests. We recommend it without hesitation.

Stayed July 2006
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1 Thank abjnc
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David Nolton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2006

A superb yet ever so comfortable facility which is eclipsed completely by the hosts. If your stay is the same as or similar to ours, your complaint will be about not being able to stay longer.

Stayed July 2006
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1 Thank DavidNolton
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Charlotte NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2006

We just returned from a four day get a way to The Verandas in Wilmington, NC. This was the first time we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast Inn; and to our surprise it was an amazing experience. The Inn was decorated to the nines, with full attention to every possible detail. Hand pressed linens that were changed every day. The towels in the bathroom were white and fluffy. It was extremly hot in Wilmington and the Air Conditioning worked wonders.

The Innkeepers, Dennis and Chuck were very gracious, personable, and accomodated all of our needs. The Breakfast each day was very creative and beautifully served. They were very helpful in making recommendations and reservations for the best table in the house for dinner each night. And let's not forget Chuck's home baked cookies each night, that we enjoyed so much.

We will be back! Leslie and Ed

  • Liked — Decor and Cleanliness and the attention of the Innkeepers
  • Disliked — More varity of snacks
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Willie18
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Additional Information about The Verandas

Property: The Verandas
Address: 202 Nun St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5020
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Verandas Hotel Wilmington

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