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“Excellent location, staff and amenities. My first visit but staff made me feel like a regular guest.” 5 of 5 stars
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Rizzo Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517   |  
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Chapel Hill
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Asheville, NC
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent location, staff and amenities. My first visit but staff made me feel like a regular guest.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Have wanted to stay at the Rizzo Center for years but could never get a reservation. It's obvious now that I have been there.....everything about the Center is excellent. The staff is friendly and eager to be of assistance.The room was tastefully decorated with easy access. What a treat to locate the pantry and complimentary ice cream, coffee, tea, popcorn. Worth every effort to obtain reservations.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winterville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed overnight for UNC sporting event. The Inn is quiet, well-kept, clean, and situated on beautiful grounds. Great place for a night, weekend or event. Being on the grounds makes it hard to believe you are 5 minutes from campus. The "sports bar" allows for a game of pool, watching a ballgame, or grabbing a beer or cocktail with friends. I will stay here again. I would like to see them make King beds an option.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My accommodation was arranged by the conference sponsor. I enjoyed a beautiful room at the DuBose house, wonderful environment helped me have the right mindset to prepare for my speaking engagement. Food was very good, staff very professional. Conference facility was first rate.

I wish I lived closer!

Room Tip: The DuBose house was lovely; room 302 was up 2 flights, but quiet as a church, comfortable, restful.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riehen, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Positives: Very good location, beautiful setting, friendly staff, clean, excellent breakfast for an additional $12.50.
Suggestion for improvements: we were allotted a room on a corridor on the ground floor close to the reception. The room was well appointed but rather dark, we could have been given a choice since the property has many rooms both on the second floor of the same building as well as in other buildings. The insulation of the plumbing is very poor, at least as far as our room was concerned and since guests shower from 5 am until well after midnight, it was simply not possible to have a good night's sleep.
Housekeeping ensures cleanliness but lacks training e.g. no additional roll of toilet paper, no bath floor towel; a checklist for housekeeping staff would help to maintain a good standard.

Very good hotel but would suggest guests to ask for a room on the 2nd floor of McLean house or one of the other buildings.

Room Tip: As mentioned above, avoid the rooms on the ground floor of McLean house near the reception.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Just concluded a business conference at this incredible hotel, conference center and historic site. Guest rooms were comfortbale, spotless and well appointed. Meeting services were excellent!. Staff understands how to conduct a professsional conference, food, meeting details, conference tables and chairs as well as A/V was superb.

The historic Dubose House which dates to the early 1930's is perfect for elegant dining. The property also has acres of gardens and walking paths as well as great outdoor pool and fitness center.

Room Tip: For history buffs, ask to upgrade to the Dubose House, it is worth the extra few dollars.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Clarita, California
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

double queen room, guest laundry, guest pantry, breakfast in the Dubose House, umbrellas by the front door, pool, many different lounge areas, eagles nest visible from balcony, all the charm, warmth, comfort and friendly folks you might find at any grand southern plantation. WOW am I happy we found this hidden gem. Many longtime Chapel Hill residents were unaware of this property. You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here.

Room Tip: double queen is much larger room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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US Navy Afloat
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102 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Recently completed a 5 day visit to the UNC Rizzo Campus for a Logistics seminar - and this property does everything right.
HOTEL: Nearly on the level of Ritz.....as far as furnishings and room layout goes. I had a single queen room, with crown molding, roomy bathroom and leather recliner. L shaped desk was more than ample for business requirements. LCD flat screen TV and a small fridge. Rooms are beautiful.
FOOD: Truly 5 star every-single-meal every day! Seriously.....not one bad meal. And, with my rate, all meals (not just breakfast) but ALL meals were included.
EXTRAs: Pool and fitness center were outstanding. Complimentary sodas, water, popcorn and frozen treats are included as is free self-serve laundry facilities.
CONs: The parking lot is an uphill hike and the property is not close to the main campus.....but, if you have a car you will have no problems.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rizzo Conference Center

Address: 150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Chapel Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rizzo Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to this rare retreat for business, set amid 28 acres of natural woodlands. Created expressly for the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School's executive education, Rizzo Conference Center combines sophisticated meeting facilities with a beautiful setting and memorable Southern hospitality. ... more   less 
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