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The Island Guesthouse & Cottages

706 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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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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Etters, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has 2 separate types of rooms which are all reviewed under 1 property. I stayed in the "guesthouse" which is a euphemism for old hotel. I did not see the cottages but the reviews are around. The guesthouse is an older structure and as such is somewhat musty. Bring air freshener with you. Also bring your own ice... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My family and I loved our stay at the Endless Summer Guest Cottage. It was newly renovated, very clean and decorated in a cute beachy theme. I loved the Jucuzzi tub, and the tree house was very cool. The Adirondack chairs on the porch in the tree covered yard were a beautiful place to sit and sip coffee. I would... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Loft rooms were cozy and comfortable. I loved the quirky sized rooms, the shower nook, the ship-lap walls. The price was great, the location - even better. Walking distance to shops and activities at the watherfront on Roanoke Isalnd. I plan to stay there again, if the rooms are not all rented! FYI- this unit is not for the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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