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“Good value for the money” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Corolla Light Resort

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Corolla Light Resort
Towson, Maryland
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91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good value for the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This was our first time to the outer banks area and I have to say the house that we stayed in was quite comfortable. The fact that the house featured a full kitchen saved us a boat load on eating out all the time. I have to say Brindley Beach Vacations has their act together.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

Our family travelled from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia for a vacation at Corolla at a property identified as Kuhl Breeze. After travelling a great distance and ready for some relaxation, we were not able to check into the property until 4:00 PM in view of the fact that the property was alledgedly being cleaned. Once we gained entry to the property it was absolutely filthy. Our young grandson was walking on the tile floor in the kitchen shortly after checking in and within 10 minutes the bottoms of his feet were black. The floors in the bathrooms were dirty, the windows and window sills were dirty with smudges, dead bugs and sand and dust and the fans in the bedrooms had a large accumulation of dust atop them. Also the drawers in the chest of drawers had not been cleaned and had sand and dust in them. We had to notify Brindley Beach Rentals and they sent a second cleaning crew out which obviously cut into our time at the beach or pool. During the week rental we had three repairmen at the property to address a problem with water in the laundry room which was staining the ceiling tile and accumulating in the florescent light cover. The property needed some serious updating although the first and second floor family room areas were very nice as was the pool and hot tub areas. The air conditoning filters were absolutely filthy which the first repairman said was the problem for the water in the laundry room and after two repairmen addressed the water problem, a plumber came and discovered that there was a leak in a valve in one of the bathrooms. Opinion of the family was that this was a "bait and switch" based on the photos and writeup on the property provided by Brindley Beach Rentals.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank magic22311
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Plymouth, Michigan
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

We stayed at Corolla Light the third week of July. It was hot, hot, hot--but we didn't mind. It was our first trip to Outer Banks, and I had dithered over where to stay. We made a very good choice. Being north of the fray around Kitty Hawk, etc., was a great decision. The properties are newer, and there's more space and less traffic in the Corolla area. AND you're closer to the wild horses!

The resort is very nice. The beachside pool area is lovely, and the restaurant offers tasty options. We also liked the shops and restaurants. (Particularly yummy: Fat Crabs! Excellent chicken barbecue and crab cakes.) Grounds were well maintained and clean. We liked being close to the fitness center. Very clean and with great equipment. Indoor pool is excellent.

The condo we stayed in (managed by Outer Banks Blue) was comfortable, clean, and very homey. We all slept well and loved lazing around in the common area.

The only negative was the staff at the Soundside Pool. We liked going there, because it was less crowded and in walking distance. But the staff at that pool don't seem to be well managed. The lifeguard lounges in the pool with the girl who is supposed to be working at the reception desk. Just talking and offering no help to the guests. Too bad, since everything else about the resort was so well managed.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank TLC26
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New Park, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

I have been staying in Corolla Light for over 7 years with my family - great place with fun activities - both organized by staff and on your own. Great beach access. I have always rented villas which are a good, affordable choice for smaller families. However, like other reviews, beware of the larger rental companies which don't clean very well or review basic condition before you enter the home. Choices may be limited but their houses are in better condition.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Maryland
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2010

Travelled with grandparents, aunt, parents, 2 toddlers and one infant. Stayed in a townhouse on the oceanside. All the oceanside homes were very close to the basketball and volleyball courts, pools and beach. Very nice to be able to run back to the house and get something.

The resort is great for kids. Enough planned activities if you want to participate but not in your face about them at all. Waterballoon toss, 3 on 3 basketball contest, movie night showing The Incredibles with free popcorn on the big lawn.

Great that they have basketballs availabel at the courts and usually there's a court free; fantastic playground for toddlers. Kiddie pool a bit crowded at times.

Wish restaurant above pool had more options (ethnic food is not easy to get on the Outer Banks).

Barely racially diverse clientelle and staff, not sure why.

Gym and lap pool was very nice.

Public library is very close too.

Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Corolla Light Resort

Property: Corolla Light Resort
Address: 1197B Franklyn St, Corolla, NC 27927-9673
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Corolla
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Corolla
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Corolla Light Resort, 14 time winner of the North Carolina Resort of the Year award, features 400+ ocean front to sound front homes stretched across 250 pristine acres of the northern Outer Banks. All Corolla Light rental homes are owned by individual owners, and are represented by various local rental companies. To make a reservation contact any of these companies, which include Brindley Beach, Twiddy, Corolla Classic Vacations, Village Realty, and Outer Banks Blue. Corolla Light enjoys one of the widest, cleanest beaches anywhere on the Outer Banks. Amenities include an Ocean Front complex with 4 pools, and lighted volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard courts. The complex is also home to the Oceanfront Grille, the only oceanfront restaurant on the Currituck Outer Banks. Corolla Light is for tennis lovers too, with 2 indoor clay courts, 4 outdoor clay courts, and 4 outdoor hard courts. The indoor sports center includes a 25 meter heated pool, cardio room, weight room, racquetball and walleyball courts Corolla Light Resort is the only resort on the Outer Banks that offers activities for the whole family. In-season activities include events such as: 3 on 3 basketball tournament, homerun derby, horseshoe tournament, movie night under the stars, sand sculpture contest and many more. ... more   less 
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