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“Wonderful oasis!!”
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Tranquil House Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Manteo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Carver, MA
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful oasis!!”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

We booked for one night but changed our plans and stayed for two. Excellent location, rooms were large and clean, staff friendly and eager to assist with anything even getting hot tea for two weary travelers who arrived at 11 pm instead of 4 pm because they were stuck on the ferry from Ocracoke!!! Great outdoor deck that was peaceful to have breakfast on. The breakfast was good as were the afternoon cookies. Right on the boardwalk so easy access to shops and Festival Park. Would have spent the rest of our vacation there if it had been up to me!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2012

A friend, who's wedding we were attending booked our accommodations for us and we couldn't have been more pleased. Friendly staff and large rooms with a nostalgic feel to them.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the water.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Indiana
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tranquil House. The staff was friendly. The rooms spacious and very clean with comfortable beds. The bathroom was well lit with plenty of room to unpack toiletries.

The afternoon cookies were yummy and the continental breakfast which did include warm sausage biscuits was very satisfying.

The inn has a lovely view. You can walk to all shops and restaurants in Manteo and even to Roanoke Island. It is only a 5 minute drive over the Nags Head.

All in all a lovely stay!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

This is a nice little Bed and Breakfast that seriously needs some updating. I stayed here 20 years ago and it hasn't changed a bit - unfortunately. The wine and cheese hour was sadly lacking for decent wine (please, get rid of the Barefoot!) For the prices of their rooms, they could at least have a basic red. Our room had a major plumbing problem - sink barely drained and the toilet had a serious flushing issue. After each flush, the tank top had to be removed and the flapper fiddled with. We just eventually left the tank top on the floor. When we checked out, the receptionist acted annoyed that she had to make note of this. The buffet breakfast was terrible. It would be better to have nothing than to serve what they did. I would not stay here again unless some major changes were made.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Knoxville
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2012

There's an old time feel of luxury here. Nice and quiet yet beautiful. Nestled in the heart of the manteo village and also just a walk across the bridge to Roanoke Park. This place reminds me of how lodges were done 50 years ago and it's just got an attention to detail that I like. They don't make'em like this place anymore. A great place to stay away from the bustle of the beaches area and yet that's just a few minutes away. You'll love this place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2011

The front desk is very friendly and accommodating, felt like home compared to a chain hotel. They had cider and cookies in the afternoon, wine and cheese on Saturday night during a cocktail hour, and a good breakfast in the morning. Rooms were clean and spacious, my only complaint would be that our room just had a view of the street but we had booked it 8 months in advance, which may not matter but was a little disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

This B&B is not on the ocean, but it is on the water with a marina. I stay here once a year for a quiet weekend get-away. The town of Manteo is quaint and there is plenty to do. Lots of little shops. They also supply bicycles for tooling around. The staff is always pleasent and helpful. The B&B has a wonderful restaurant in-house, but there are also several casual restaurants within walking distance. It is worth the visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tranquil House Inn

Property: Tranquil House Inn
Address: 405 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9815
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern inn with a view over Roanoke Sound. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Tranquil House Hotel Manteo

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