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Blue Marlin Beach Lodging

309 N Fort Fisher Blvd, Kure Beach, NC 28449
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is perfect for the laid back family. I stayed at the Blue Marlin with my family this summer. When we arrived the room was very clean. The kitchen had plenty of plates, bowls, pans, etc. There are little showers outside to wash up before you go in covered in sand. We stayed on the bottom floor and it... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your kind comments. YES! YES! Since your last visit, the 8,000 BTU air-conditioner failed. Apartment ten’s (Fisherman’s Hide-A-Way) air-conditioner, the one high over the kitchen sink, has been replaced with a new, remote controlled, LG 10,000 BTU window unit. It has 20% more cooling power! Like you, I too like this unit. After finishing school, Apt... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family of 7 that stayed at this apartment and it was a nice stay BUT the 2 day we was there we got up to start our day of fun on the beach and had a beer dumped down my husband back from the people up stairs from us then form there it all went down hill... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

Sorry, but you had way too many persons in your party. “A Great Place for Family and Friends” is our thirty-five year old motto. You have a very beautiful family and many nice friends. With your party, I should have rented you two downstairs apartments for a total of twelve guest. Instead you only asked for one apartment. Our guest... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I should say, I did not stay at the motel. I called and I had a good conversation with the management lining up a room for the weekend, but decided to check with my wife who was also calling around at the same time before finalizing details. After telling her of the room, I quickly checked to remind myself... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

“With all my responsibilities, you have played right into their hands”. Hello Sir, As far as I know, greeting all of last weekend’s guest at checkout time reported a good time. All wished to come back soon. One sweet girl presented my wife with a housekeeping tip. :) Comments regarding Blue Marlin Apartments: My family and I do our best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Thank you so much to the owners of the Blue Marlin!!! I really enjoyed the stay last month at your place. My family couldn't be happier with Apt. 10!!! Perfect location to everything, great rate, great air conditioning, great friendly service. I can't wait to come down again as soon as possible!!! :)

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

My family, housekeeping and I thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear joy shared with the world. Gilbert and Karen More 

Copster Green Lancashire UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stumbled across Kure beach & called in a couple of places to stay on the beach, but they weren't to our trade or standard. Walking back to the car we saw a couple unloading their shopping & about to go in to their apartment in Blue Marlin, we asked what they thought of it, and from their recommendation, we... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

Yes! The meals you had sounds, or should I say, taste delicious! Please come back. This time stay longer. Thanks for this kind comments. Gilbert More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We love this place. The owners are awesome and very friendly. The unit was clean and right next to the beach. Me and my family have already booked for a week in May. Our neighbors were the best as well. By us having small children we were afraid of having unruly people next to us but that didn't happen. Gilbert... More 

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Gilbert A, Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you Sir, It’s Monday, August 10, 2015 and I must say,to enforce business policy, the summer of 2015 has been a bit more of a challenge . Staying in touch with our fine Kure Beach Police Department has been a must for a safe and clean environment. Hospitality and Sanctuary do go-hand-in-hand. Thank you! Sincerely Gilbert and Karen Alphin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have stayed everywhere at kure beach through the years but the Blue Marlin is the best.We have stayed at the blue marlin several times and gilbert is so nice and helpful.Air condition was not a problem for us was worth it to have a nice clean comfortable place to stay didn't want to leave can't wait to get back... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you! Gilbert and Karen Alphin More 

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Make sure before you stay here Unit number 4 air conditioning is fixed. Freon had leaked out and then replaced. After that still had to vacuum water every few hours out of the consendation pan.. WAS told it would be only 2 times a day...Wrong.... Actually never should have rented the room out...Reduced room rate after a lot of hassle... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

UPDATE: Friday, September 13, 2013. Today, New Hanover County Inspections Department approved Apartment 4’s modern “Goodman 13 Seer AC/Heat Pump System”. ** My wife and I would like to thank all our 86 guest who stayed in Apartment 4 while we had our condensation leak. With “FIVE” days of seasonal downtime, a reliable local Heat & Air Company plus the... More 

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

You could not ask for any nicer owners...Went above and beyond there call.. I give it a 5 star....Should have wrote back last year when we went.. Going back the first of May of this year,,..Great for wheel chairs...

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sanford,nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

My husband and I decided at the last minute to make a trip to Kure beach and the aquarium with our 20 month old. We've always loved Kure beach but hadn't realized how much it had changed in the past several years. (Why do people have to tear down lovely little beach cottages/communities for high rise condo boxes that block... More 

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