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“The Same Thing Nat King Cole said, "Unforgettable"”
Review of Tranquil House Inn

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Tranquil House Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Manteo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
1 review
“The Same Thing Nat King Cole said, "Unforgettable"”
Reviewed July 19, 2009

Just change the "someone to the someplace" in the song, Unforgettable. That's the Tranquil House Inn. We stayed there on our 10th wedding anniversary and again on our 25th wedding anniversary and it was wonderful. All my family wants to come with us next year in just a review of our photographs and our excitement over the outstanding rooms and service. Thank you again. Ann and Boyd Kellogg

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2009

This is a lovely getaway place. It is quiet and beautiful.

  • Stayed December 2008
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Thank Travelon_9
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Rockville, Maryland
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2009

I spent two nights at the Tranquil House Inn while taking my parents on a tour of the Outer Banks. It was a great hotel, and their winter rates of $99/night are a wonderful deal. Included in the rate is wine/cheese from 5-6 every night and a continental breakfast every morning (pastries, juice, coffee, fruit and warm sausage biscuits). The decor is country quaint and the rooms are spotless and comfortable Festival Park and the shops and restaurants of Manteo (quaint little town - be sure to try Poor Richard's for sandwiches and Full Moon for hummus) are all right outside the door, and the NC Acquarium and Ft. Raleigh only a short drive away.

The back of the hotel overlooks a marina and Festival Park and the second floor on the back is a huge patio open to all guests. Stay on the second floor (our pictures are from room 28), where you will have easy access.

  • Stayed December 2008
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1 Thank heathery
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Brevard, NC
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Reviewed January 1, 2009

My wife and I have stayed at this B&B once a year for the last ten years or so. We have always been impressed with the cleanliness, friendly staff, and good food that the Tranquil House offers to it's guests. We have never been disappointed in our stays and have found that whenever we return, it is always the same. In a rapidly changing world, this is very reassuring and we enjoy our trips back to Roanoke Island and the Tranquil House Inn. My only worry is that the parking lot is somewhat cramped and I am reluctant to park my Corvette. Oh well, nothing is prefect!

  • Liked — Clean, open, and airy. Good beds and very courteous staff
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank KittenBrevardNC
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Richmond, VA
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2008

We loved the Tranquil House Inn. It was very clean and quiet. The staff was very friendly. We have 2 very young children and were able to rent a pack-and-play so that we didn't have to bring our own. The location is perfect as it is right on the Manteo waterfront. All of the boats that do dolphin tours and activities (like parasailing) are less than 100 feet away. The Roanoke Festival Park is about 100 yard walk from the Inn.

We loved our stay and will definitely be back.

  • Liked — The non-hotel feeling of the decor and layout.
  • Disliked — parking lot is tight
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Thank joxmongoose
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Gouverneur, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2008

This inn is set in a cute antique shops area, with a nearby cafe or two. It has some of the sweetness of a B&B- offering a granola, fruit or cinnamon roll breakfast and an afternoon wine and cheese gathering. It is still an inn, however. We booked a king room on the upper floor and enjoyed the modest decor- it really felt like a guest room at our friend's house. The bed was an older, comfortable mattress, but without a pillow top. The pillows made up for any flatness to the mattress- they were huge and fabulous. The 2nd floor porch overlooks a small marina, and was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the space. There were some nearby bars that we could hear- but only because they were close, not because they were excessively loud. Staff was friendly, perhaps could stand to be a bit more informed...
We would recommend this place to travelers who are looking for a pleasing stay near Nags Head without renting a beach house, but would not likely go out of our way to return. The food at the attached restaurant was good- we ordered room service and it was served quickly and well prepared.

  • Liked — The rooms were more like a B&B than a hotel.
  • Disliked — Bathroom was a bit cramped.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank saysilva
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Colorado
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2008

We loved this pleasant inn overlooking the marina. Our room was, in a word, serene. What a pleasant and comfortable experience! We had been driving all day, so it was relaxing to take advantage of their wine and cheese & crackers hour, and sit on the deck outside our room and watch the inn's cats romp around on the pier. Amusing. Later, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at 1587.

I just wish we'd had more time to enjoy this comfortable and relaxing inn.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Our room wouldn't have worked if we were disabled since there was no elevator
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Retired68
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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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