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“What an amazing place.”
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Roanoke Island Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Manteo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“What an amazing place.”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

What an amazing, hospitable and slightly quirky place to stay.
In a lovely quiet spot, right on the waterfront, and an easy stroll from to the old town where there are some great little restaurants and shops.
We enjoyed excellent service from genuinely friendly, helpful staff.
The rooms are beautifully furnished and very comfortable. From the gorgeous 'handmade bed quilts to the fantastically painted sitting room ceiling, this is a slice of apple pie America.
The lovely rockers on the breezeway porch, the seating in the garden around the koi pond, the bikes for us to use and the readily available snacks and drinks all help to make this place a little bit of heaven.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

My wife and I have been staying at the Roanoke Island Inn off and on for 7 or 8 years now. The house and gardens are so inviting you feel at home. Dee the manger is a hoot and has the low down on whats happening around town (which isn't much- just enough) that's part of what makes it so relaxing in Manteo. Don't tell everyone just folks you want to hangout with.

Room Tip: non are bad rooms in front have a water view in back you have the garden.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Went down for a quick 3-day get away and had a great time. People were so nice. Great accommodations. Like someone else said, the bed was a little firm and a small fridge in the room would have made it perfect. Great location, great views, easy walk around town, convenient to the hustle and bustle of the beach area. Highly recommend it. We will go back!

Room Tip: Porch upstairs is accessible to all guests, but is REALLY convenient if your room is up there.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Roanoke Island is great and the Roanoke Island Inn is the place to stay. Awesome Inn. I've stayed here while on business 3 times and love it. The staff is great. Last week I was blessed to be acompanied by my wife and son. Now they wonder if I was realy on business. They loved it and can't wait to be back. The bikes and snacks made my son not want to leave!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Not sure what the best part was: location, charm, hospitality, or ambience! The Roanoke Island Inn had it all in spades. Rocking chair porch overlooking the water, waterfront walks, summer house (or folly) in the garden, colorful koi pond, round-the-clock snacks, and a stable of bikes made for a very relaxing stay. Parking is ample, and downtown is just steps away. Such a perfect place to base a trip in the OBX. A quick drive over the bridge and you are on the beach, then come "home" to quiet southern comfort and grace. Only snag was a fairly hard mattress in room 7, but that is a matter of preference as much as anything.

Room Tip: Second floor waterfront view is worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This was our 3rd time staying at the Roanoke. My husband and I enjoy relaxing on the 2nd floor porch, and love that the inn is in walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants in Manteo. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

Love it!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This beautiful cottage is part of the Roanoke Island Inn, 305 Fernando St, Manteo, NC 27954. It is completely refurbished and very nice on the inside. Attention to detail is outstanding. Very warm and comfortable and has two central AC Units. Just park and go to town or to the park. Very convenient and close to all activities in Manteo. In-keeper ""Dee" is warm and friendly. They supply snacks, full kitchen, everything to make it feel like a home. Croatian Cottage is pet friendly as are two of the rooms in the inn. 100% worth it if your going to Manteo.

Room Tip: Be aware the traffic on interstate 95 and into Manteo is a challenge unless you drive thought the ni...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Roanoke Island Inn
Address: 305 Fernando St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9128
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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