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The Tait House

8.8 | Very Good

Along Hwy 133, free breakfast, great staff and rooms, a few concerns about rates

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free limited parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was praised for its quality and service
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Some lodgers complained about the limited free breakfast
  • The hotel's rates were found to be expensive by a few reviewers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 20, 2014
Located about a 2-minute drive from Shediac's city centre along Highway 133, The Tait House is geared towards car travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free continental breakfast, on-site dining and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an electric fireplace, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a jetted tub are also available and all rooms are non-smoking. 

The hotel also offers meeting space, free limited parking (reservation required), a continental breakfast and an on-site restaurant that serves dinner daily. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Parlee Beach Provincial Park is about an 8-minute drive away, while Mall Centre-Ville can be found 3 minutes away by car. Vincor International Winery is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel and Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is a 16-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free limited parking (reservation required), no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 1, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, dinner restaurant and staff.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous reviewers. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, spacious, beautiful and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds.

Many travellers complimented the hotel's dinner restaurant, describing it as delicious, tasty and excellent. One patron remarked, "The service was excellent, nice wine list and the food was incredible. From the appetizer, crab cake, to the main course, Surf & Turf, the meat (I like it rare) and it was so tender and cooked to perfection".

Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as attentive, friendly and professional. One guest noted, "The staff is just incredible without the feeling they are trying, it was so natural and wonderful, you felt part of a larger family".
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's free breakfast and the rates.

Some guests were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as stale, with a limited selection and no hot items and also reported the food running out.

A few reviewers complained about the hotel's rates, which they found expensive and overpriced. 

Show Sources
Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 9 Shediac B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 22 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 15 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 1, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker The Tait House
293 Main Street, Shediac, NB