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“The staff and the beauty of the grounds made my stay very enjoyable.” 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 #5 of 16 hotels in Chapel Hill
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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“The staff and the beauty of the grounds made my stay very enjoyable.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Rizzo is a beautiful place to stay. It has a very relaxing atmosphere. The amenities are well above average. I enjoyed the complimentary beverages and ice cream in the pantry. I would highly recommend staying at the Rizzo.

  • Stayed November 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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Kristin D, Manager at Rizzo Conference Center, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for recently staying with us at the Rizzo Conference Center. We value each guest, as we know that you have a choice when deciding where to stay while here in Chapel Hill on business or pleasure.

We strive to exceed our guest expectations by providing the right room, the right technology and the right service to make every stay relaxing, invigorating, stimulating and filled with positive interactions. Thank you for your kind words about your stay with us and we look forward to your next trip to Chapel Hill.

Warm Regards,
Kristin Drake
Front Ofiice Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed at the Rizzo during a football weekend. Impressed with the service, hospitality, work out area and particularly the wonderful breakfast buffet at the DuBose House. One drawback is the traffic lane for check out is difficult to navigate.

Room Tip: If one needs a bit more sleeping space I'd suggest a room with two double beds, less than a quar...
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Asheville, NC
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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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Winterville, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Rizzo Conference Center

Address: 150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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 #5 of 16 hotels in Chapel Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rizzo Conference Center 3.5*
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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