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“A Victorian gem”

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Carroll Villa Hotel
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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“A Victorian gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We spent two wonderful nights at the Carroll villa and loved every moment of it. The entire staff is warm and friendly and so welcoming. We stayed in Room 1 and would highly recommend it - comfortable firm queen size bed, three windows to let in plenty of light, and a nice sized bath with a somewhat small but quite adequate shower. There's a small fridge to keep your wine or goodies cold and a flat screen tv on the wall. Everything is perfectly laid out to maximize space.

We had two delicious breakfasts at the Mad Hatter. You're given a $30 voucher which is even nicer than a regular B&B because you can choose from a full menu. We had dinner there one of the nights and were given a 30% discount on the prices which might not be the case in the high season months. The Carroll Villa is just half a block from the ocean and not much further to a delightful shopping area. Perfect location...but the real kudos have to go to the warm delightful group of people who own and run the place - from the woman who welcomed us and told us where to park to unload (and where NOT to park) to the reception desk staff to the servers in the Mad Hatter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

My husband and I were very pleased with our stay and the mad hatter was also excellent! I also want to say that the housekeeper on our floor was the nicest woman. She was very attentive to our needs. Thanks for making our vacation most enjoyable

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2012
We hear over and over again, thankfully, how nice the staff are at The Carroll Villa Hotel and the Mad Batter Restaurant..Our housekeeper, in question, also thanks you for thinking of her.
Come visit our 1882 National Landmark Hotel and restaurant and enjoy the 3rd Generation of Kulkowitz family hospitality!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

My boyfriend and I had a great time on our stay. The only reason I didn't give a 5 was because we stayed in room 5, and there was a mildew smell in the room. I told the front desk; they said they are aware of it but could do nothing about it. They said the ceiling caved in @ one time. I was given air freshener to use. It made being in the room uncomfortable.

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for your review of the Carroll Villa. We are glad that you had a great time. We are sorry that their was a musty smell in room 5. We have replaced the wallpaper, added new heating and airconditioning. We will look further into this matter. We hope to see you again. Mark Kulkowitz-Ownrt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

While on a trip to Cape May my fiance and I stayed at the Carroll Villa. We enjoyed our time there but it was not anything special. We stayed in the mini suite that was on the third floor and very private.

The room was comfortable with a view of the beach from about a blocks distance.

The most notable attribute to us was the location of the villa. We were a block from the beach in one direction and a block from the towns center filled with shops and restaurants.

Because it was an early in the week the restaurant at the villa was closed.

So, overall, not bad...a comfortable stay but nothing spectacular with an amazing location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for your review...We are sorry that the Mad Batter was not open when you were here to experience the full hotel and restaurant scene...Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on our front porch, skylit dining room or garden terrace will certainly be a treat. Happy Hour is also a plus..So, please come visit us another time when we are in full operation. Mark Kulkowitz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

A perfect getaway weekend! The Carroll Villa is the epitome of Cape May...quaint, hospitable, and Victorian. From the moment we arrived to when we checked out, the staff made my wife and I feel like we were the only ones they were hosting. Everyone was friendly with a willing smile. I was very impressed! The room was comfortable, the food was delicious and plentiful. I will certainly plan a return visit, and the offseason is a great time to experience all that Cape May and especially Carroll Villa has to offer. Thank you!

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
We think that the Winter time is a great time to experience Cape May and the Mad Batter and Carroll Villa. Roll out of bed for one of the best breakfasts of your life, Enjoy happy hour, live music
on the weekends and 30% off dinner when you stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write.
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Property: Carroll Villa Hotel
Address: 19 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cape May
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#10 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price range (per night): $208 - $555
Hotel Class:3 star — Carroll Villa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carroll Villa Hotel is a family owned and operated historic Cape May hotel and home of the acclaimed Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar. Guests will enjoy our welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, as well as our ideal location just a half block from the beach and the walking mall. Carroll Villa Hotel offers nineteen unique rooms which blend an eclectic mix of Eastlake, Craftsman and mid-century modern pieces with contemporary colors and modern amenities. All of our guest rooms feature private baths, complimentary WiFi, and flat-screen TV's. ... more   less 
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