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The Island Guesthouse & Cottages

706 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
The Island Guesthouse & Cottages
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a room at the Island Guesthouse and the walls are amazingly thin...we could hear everything that was happening in the next room and knew that we couldn't stay in that room. The owner (I think his name was Graham?) was really friendly and for an extra $20 for the two nights we upgraded to the Lost Colony suite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quite, clean and comfortable. Tiki bar was nice for an afternoon drink with friends.Close to sites we wanted to see and Manteo has some great restaurants. Loved the complimentary coffee they provide.

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Outer Banks for years and did not know about the cottages. There are three buildings, each with its own theme. We stayed in the "Endless Summer' done in a surfer theme. Quiet, a lot of trees, and huge tree house.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I have stayed in two of the cottages associated with the Island Guesthouse & Cottages. The cottages are located on a large lot separate from the hotel, but just down the road from the town of Manteo, which is about a 5-10 minute walk away. The cottages are also close to many of the historic locations, such... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Cute little no frills hotel. Very clean and affordable. Will recommend and stay at again. If looking to be pampered stay in one if their cute cottages. Close to downtown historic section where there are lots of shops and restaurants.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you want a nice, quiet, clean place to sleep and keep your stuff while you enjoy your vacation, look no further!! Affordable and dog-friendly. There's cable, which is nice to watch when the town closes up after dark. The owner is sweet and personally makes up all the rooms. Water pressure is great and instantly hot - each room... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The title says it all. Dried blood on sheets, clearly visible when maid would have made bed. (see pic) 10-15 flies in room on arrival. Purchased fly swatter from hardware store and reduced number of flies to two. Upon waking in the morning, the number was back up to four. Front desk informed of issues on check out. I didn't... More 

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Burlington, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

One night stay in the motel. Adequate, clean, comfortable, drive right up to your door. The whole place has a laid back feel. The room had a nice little wicker sitting area with a wicker coffee table, mini-microwave, and fridge. Water was hot, shower was good, bed was comfortable. Nice spacious closet area. AC is a small room unit mounted... More 

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Hillsborough
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed in this hotel during a recent visit to the Outer Banks for a wedding. The location was excellent for attending the festivities, which were on the Manteo waterfront. This hotel is definitely no frills. But it was clean. The towels could use an upgrade. They were extremely small and I had to use 2 towels in order to... More 

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Aberdeen, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in the little lifeboat house for a long weekend. The floors, counters, and bathrooms were VERY dirty. I actually went out to buy my own cleaning supplies. We spent far less money on a beachfront five star hotel in Delray Beach Florida for the same amount of nights. Positives- great location in walking distance to historic downtown Manteo.... More 

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