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“Very expensive but excellent stay”
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The White Doe Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Manteo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We baulked at the cost but this seemed the best place to stay in Manteo.
We were welcomed by Bebe who explained everything and offered coffee and the most delicious carrot cake we've ever tasted. Afternoon tea like this is available on a help yourself basis everyday.
We booked the basic room which was lovely and had a huge balcony. Only criticism here is that the double bed was too small and should be bigger for the price paid. You have to upgrade to attain a larger bed.
Breakfast was superb and not too heavy considering it is four courses - service was excellent.
It is only a five to ten minute walk into Manteo centre - small but picturesque with a few local bars and restaurants.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and, despite the price, would have stayed longer.

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Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the White Doe for one night on our way to Kitty Hawk. It was beautiful and the owners, Bebe and Bob, thought of everything. It was so comfortable and felt like home. The four-course breakfast was delicious and we loved the coffee machine which was available at all hours! The after dinner snack didn't hurt either:)
The owner's cat, Buddy, was an excellent host as well and made sure to greet us at breakfast.

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Thank Arabask2
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Once again Bebe and Bob provided a wonderful B&B experience, this time for me and my parents. I stayed in the Roanoke room on the third floor for the first time. It is spacious and comfortable. Just be prepared to climb some narrow stairs. I was able to see the other 2 very large suites on the third floor. They are very comfortable looking with nice bathrooms. As always breakfast was delicious. The other guests were friendly and we all enjoyed visits from the owners who provided us with tips on where to go and what to see. Manteo was quiet in June which kind of surprised me. We usually stay at the White Doe in October and things are a bit busier. Afternoon snacks are provided every day for guests.....the cherry buttercreme cake was great! The outdoors sitting areas...porches and gardens provide plenty of space to relax. Don't forget to watch the birds in the back yard.

Room Tip: Most of the second floor rooms have a balcony which is nice in the mornings and evenings for sitting...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Bigeye149
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Celebrated our 20th Anniversary at The White Doe Inn in Manteo, NC. It met and exceeded our greatest expectations!! Romantic and cozy Inn nestled in historic Manteo in walking distance to the waterfront. Culinary Chef Jeffrey tickles your taste buds each morning with an amazing 4 Course Breakfast. Great selection of local wines to enjoy. Decor is beautiful, but yet cozy. Owners Bebe and Bob make you feel like you have known them all your life. Will definitely return soon and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a great get away to slow down and enjoy life!!!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Teri D
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

While at the Outer Banks for our son's wedding we stayed here. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was 4 course and excellent. We stayed in the turret room and had a nice balcony off the room. The grounds are beautiful with flowers everywhere. It is even big enough for a reception. There is a coffee, tea, water, soda, and snacks 24 hours. Bob and Bebe and staff are very pleasant and helpful. It was a great stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed here for a week for our honeymoon and found the Garden Suite just perfect. It was clean, comfortable, romantic, all we hoped it would be. The house and grounds are amazing, they look like they were pulled out of Heaven and set on the Carolina coast. The owners, Bob and Bebe are very nice people who are interesting to talk to. Sarah and the rest of the staff are delightful, always helpful and eager to make your stay pleasant. I found the breakfasts an adventure and couldn't wait to see what would be served each day, i am still not quite sure what i am supposed to do with grits, but other than that...

No review of thw White Doe would be complete without a mention of "Buddy." Buddy seems to take as much interest in the guests as Bob and Bebe, but is not quite as skilled in the art of conversation. We did catch him staring in our door that leads outside to the garden a few times and he seems to like to sleep in a lawnchair outside, but we didn't really mind.

At any rate we can't wait to return, I believe this is the best spot to stay on the Outer Banks.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Compared with other BandBs before and since, this was greatly overpriced, charging $350 for a compact upstairs room.

But it was the little things that really rankled here: the narrow stairway to haul up luggage (with no help offered), the untidy serving of breakfast by someone with little English, the absence of any proprietor warmth. I hope this was unusual, as the garden was beautiful and parking easy on the street.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 319 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9007
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range: £187 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The White Doe Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White Doe Inn was born out of a lifelong love of traveling and exploring the beautiful homes of people kind enough to host us. We bought a beautiful 19th-century home and spent two years renovating it before opening our doors in 1995. You’ll get the entire getaway experience here staying in one of our eight rooms and enjoying a four-course breakfast each morning. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just taking a trip with your special someone, there’s always something for you to enjoy here. There’s nothing we love more than hosting people from all around the world, and we hope to add you to that list soon enough. ... more   less 
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