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Auberge Gisele's Country Inn

8.0 | Very Good
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Close to town centre, great restaurant, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the town's centre and waterfront
  • The hotel's restaurant was praised for its service, variety and quality
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and small beds
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 23, 2013
Overview
Located about a 5-minute walk from Baddeck Harbour and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp in downtown Baddeck, Auberge Gisele's Country Inn is geared towards road travellers who prefer a hotel with on-site dining and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's non-smoking and air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a free daily newspaper, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a fireplace, a jetted tub, a living area with a sofabed, a mini-fridge, a microwave and glassware are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a sauna, a hot tub, guest laundry, free parking and an on-site restaurant, which is open for dinner daily. Pets are not permitted. 

Bell Bay Golf Course is about a 3-minute drive from the hotel, while Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site can be found roughly 11 minutes away on foot. North Sydney Mall is a 40-minute drive away and J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport (YQY) is roughly 1 hour and 5 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 15, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, restaurant, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by many lodgers, who described it as beautiful, and close to downtown, the waterfront, Cabot Trail and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. One guest remarked, "Great location - can walk to everything and town of Baddeck is charming and has several small shops".

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's restaurant. They described the food as well prepared, delicious and excellent, with a good variety, efficient staff and reasonable prices.

Many guests were pleased with their lodgings at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet, charming and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Several travellers complimented the hotel's staff, and characterized them as attentive, helpful and friendly.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's accommodations.

Although the majority of reviewers praised their clean and charming rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, small beds, noisy air conditioning and no mini-fridges in some rooms.
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Hotelscombined.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 103 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 20 Baddeck B&Bs and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 66 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 15, 2013 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.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 8.0/10 based on 115 reviews

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Location
Map Marker Auberge Gisele's Country Inn
387 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS