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Rizzo Center
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Chapel Hill
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Was expecting a run of the mill place, but was pleasantly surprised!!Great location, excellent facilities, wonderful staff. Being out of season we missed a few ammenities but all the other positives made up for what we missed.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our family was part of a large wedding party and celebrated the rehearsal dinner in one of the banquet halls. The cocktail hour and starters were plentiful and well done. The staff was friendly and attentive. When ushered into the hall for dinner a large staff immediately began to serve. All the services were well done. The food prepared well for such a large group.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I'm not sure what to say that hasn't been said already. The Rizzo was a great place to stay while visiting family in the area. The friendly folks even let me invite a few family members come swim with us in the pool during our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I recently stayed at this conference center while attending a course put on by the UNC school of business. I can't say enough about how nice my stay was here. The room was all I could have asked for and the meals provided at the DeBose House were awesome. This restaurant was in a very old house and we had most of our meals in the Library. What a great setting for enjoying a great meal and discussing the day's learning and interaction. The center has a series of walking trails and is adjacent to an interesting residential section of Chapel Hill and within easy walking distance to a small shopping district. There is also a really nice indoor recreation center / workout facility close by that is run by the UNC Medical Center. All in all this is a really nice hotel / conference center that I will check out if I am ever in the area again.

Room Tip: I had a room in the lower level and it was quite quiet, but I don't think you can find a bad roo...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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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
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2  Thank Scott D
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Kristin D, Manager at Rizzo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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Additional Information about Rizzo Center

Address: 150 Dubose Home Ln, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8944
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Chapel Hill
Price Range: $152 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rizzo Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to this rare retreat, set amid 30 acres of natural woodlands. Created for the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School's executive education, Rizzo Center combines sophisticated meeting facilities with a beautiful setting and memorable Southern hospitality. ... more   less 
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