We were travelling through the beautiful (and remote) island of Ocracoke. We planned to catch the 9.30am Cedar Island sailing, so checked the local guide for a suitable hotel. We decided to get a suite at the Harbour Inn, on the basis of the description including spa bath in the suite bathrooms and free WiFi internet access.
The suite/rooms were large and clean with a lovely view of the harbor and distant (500yards) lighthouse. The Spa bath was large and modern.
On the whole we were very happy with our stay.
The Free WiFi internet access, didn't work. I spoke to the lady at reception and her reply was, "well it works fine down here". This was no surprise as she was connected via an ethernet cable. Normally, although a touch annoying, I would let this pass. The problem was that the main reason for booking this hotel was to use the internet to contact relatives abroad.
For the lady's information, the WiFi connection was fine to the room, but it wasn't connected correctly to the internet.
I don't expect for one minute that everyone is an IT expert, but a little more concern and an apology would have gone along way.
I will never know if this was a "one off", or a long running problem. Maybe future reviews will reveal this.
Otherwise a lovely hotel in a great area.
Tip. Howard's Pub about 1 mile away is excellent. Highly reccommended.
- Also Known As:
- Ocracoke Harbor Hotel
- Ocracoke Harbor Hotel Ocracoke
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ocracoke Harbor Inn overlooks picturesque Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of the Village. Enjoy the scenery from your private deck or relax at water's edge on the docks. The Inn's beautifully appointed 16 rooms and 7 suites provide for a delightful and relaxing vacation surrounded in uncompromising luxury. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast on the waterfront deck and watch the fishing boats depart for the day. Then kick off your shoes and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Island. ... more less