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Blooming Garden Inn and Holly House

513 Holloway Street, Durham, NC 27701
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1 room 1 adult
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here while attending a conference in downtown Durham. It was a very pleasant alternative to the usual conference hotel. The owners are very nice and accommodating. They even drove me to the conference center one morning when it was raining! The food was also excellent. The owners take a lot of pride in their establishment.

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Gilbert, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We needed a central location between Virginia and South Carolina to celebrate 2016 New Years with some old friends. They had the downstairs room and we stayed in the upstairs Moroccan room. Blooming Garden was lovely in every way - Frank made us feel at home. Breakfast was delicious and included fresh squeezed juice, and fresh fruit. Beds were comfortable... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I would have never guessed such an enchanting home would be tucked away in Durham. We stayed with Frank and Dolly to catch the symphony, however were extremely pleased with the entire experience. The home has wonderful history. The grounds are pleasurable and well-kept. There are so many treasures to be found her, however, our favorite would most certainly be... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We spent one night at the Blooming Garden Inn on the recommendation of a relative who lives in the Raleigh-Durham area because it was convenient to Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, at which we were to attend a memorial service. The owners, Frank and Dolly, almost made us forget the sad occasion that brought us to Durham. Their company and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Just stopped for a night after visiting nearby and wanted to stay somewhere close to the centre so that I could explore Durham. Recovering residential area three blocks from city hall, so I could walk down to the Bull City Burger and Brewery that evening. The Inn is full of bric a brac that might put off visitors who want... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

While travelling through the area we happened upon the Blooming Garden Inn. We had read many wonderful reviews and a few that described the area as 'sketchy'. We were delighted to find the Bed and Breakfast in a wonderful area of downtown Durham, the house was a lovingly kept older home, spotlessly clean and comfortable, and decorated with Dolly's artistic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This was an experience to tell not only our children about but as well our grandchildren. My wife has longed to experience a bed & breakfast. Needless to say, she was not disappointed! It seems that she and Mrs. Dolly had quite the niche in common. Frank went above and beyond to satisfy the needs of their guests. To him... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay ay Blooming Garden. Frank and Dolly are very good hostess, the house is beautiful, breakfast is healthy and different e very day. Very well locat en, good restaurants walking distance. Very clean. Wi fi works perfectly. A gorgeous porch and garden

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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The room was perfect, my wife and i had our own bath, sitting area, and the location is perfect! short drive to all kinds of attractions. DPAC, main st, short drive to Raleigh, Southpoint mall... this was a perfect weekend getaway that provided many memories.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This is located close to downtown in according to the innkeeper/proprietor "A recovering neigborhood," The old Victorian is charming, however it is furnished with wall-to-wall knick knacks and antiques of every variety from every era collected by the elderly retired Yale professor who taught something I believe he called "psychological sociology" in Africa. Guests can expect to be greeted and... More 

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