Picturesque inn on the edge of Manteo's (very small) centre. Had Room 2 which had 2 beds and a minimalist charm and very seaside feel. Beds were firm but comfortable and there was no wardrobe, just some Shaker style pegs on the wall - do people not stay for more than a few days? The only thing that let the room down was a musty smell that never quite went and we wondered if the a/c unit was the cause.
The two inn keepers we met were very friendly and welcoming and were genuine about making our stay was good as possible. We asked for an iron and ironing board and one was promptly delivered. The kitchen area was well stocked with tea, coffee,chilled bottled water and sodas for guests to help themselves to at anytime, along with snacks, biscuits, crisps and nuts.
The help your self continental breakfast arrangement worked very well where you could eat in the communal area or load up a tray to take back to your room. There was a great cold selection with cereals, bagels, muffins, danish pastries etc. The communal area was nicely furnished with a wonderful trompe d'oil painted ceiling and nautical memorabilia, books and interesting object d'art all around. The gardens were pretty with some secluded seatings area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Historic Bed and Breakfast offers 8 rooms , a private Bungalow- and a fully furnished historic home called the "Croatan Cottage". All of our Inn rooms offer private entrances, private baths, tv, ac,wifi.charging stations, beautifully appointed. 5 of our rooms will sleep 2 with King beds. 3 rooms will sleep 3-4 guests. Bungalow sleeps 2-4 and is also dog friendly. The fully furnished and loaded 1920's "Croatan House " sleeps max 6 and is also dog friendly. The Inn rooms offer a beautiful common pantry area which all guests enjoy the use of our microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge, ice machine, soda machine, sink, dishwasher and this common area is where our "self-serve continental" breakfast is available daily from 8-11 am. All guests have access to our 10 rocking chair breezeway upstairs on the second level offering breathtaking views of the Manteo waterfront and iconic Marshes Lighthouse building, our fabulous common lobby area with a library of books and comfy chairs, plus all guests have use of our complimentary bikes, gorgeous back yard garden and koi pond area equipped with multiple chairs and gazebo to just relax with a good book or day dream. Daily housekeeping available and attentive staff keep this gem a must stay when visiting Roanoke Island and the Outerbanks area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Roanoke Island Hotel Manteo