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Built in 1928, with historic charm, located on the Bay of Fundy waterfront

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free continental breakfast
  • Guests liked the waterfront setting
  • Excellent customer service, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's historical ambience
  • Good on-site amenities, according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noise disturbance
  • Some guests thought the room rates and the food in the on-site restaurants were overly expensive
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 25, 2013
Overview
This seasonal hotel, (open May-October) was built in 1928 and is situated on the Bay of Fundy. It has a number of on-site amenities, including an 18-hole golf course, an AVEDA spa and children's programs and facilities (playground, children's playroom). This hotel is well-suited for guests that seek resort-style accommodations. 

All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms and suites in the Main Lodge have king, queen or twin beds. There are cottages that have one, two or three bedrooms, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a veranda. All accommodations are smoke-free and pets are permitted for $25 per stay.

Guests can dine on site at Churchill's Restaurant and Lounge, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Sunday Brunch is also served. The 19th Hole Clubhouse and Eatery serves lunch and dinner daily. On-site amenities include free parking, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a gym, biking/hiking trails, tennis courts, shuffleboard, outdoor chess and a croquet field.

Downtown Digby (shopping and restaurants) is a 5-minute drive away. Upper Clements Amusement Park is just under a 30-minute drive away. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is an hour's drive away.(All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Hotel was closed at the time of writing for the season, so the author was unable to contact the hotel directly to verify some information (January 25, 2013).
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The Good
Based on the reviews used for this analysis guests enjoyed their stay at this hotel. They were particularly taken with the hotel's waterfront location and with the hotel's ambience.

Guests found the waterside Bay of Fundy setting to be peaceful and scenic. The hotel was also surrounded by green space and a beach which guests appreciated. Guests commented favourably on the views that the hotel's surroundings provided.

A number of guests liked this hotel's historic charm and felt that that its traditional appearance and architecture enhanced their stay. Guests used words like "quaint", "elegant" and "charming" to describe the hotel.

Service was of a high level and staff were attentive and very customer-focused, according to guests. These guests said that staff were determined and flexible in making sure that guests were happy and comfortable.

Guests really liked a number of the on-site amenities, including the golf course and the spa. They felt that both were of a high calibre and went far to enhance the experience of staying at the hotel.

Several guests said that the food served in the on-site restaurants was delicious and well-prepared. Menus offered a number of interesting and tasty items.
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The Bad
The overwhelming majority of comments used for this analysis were favourable and guest criticisms were not common. There were a small number of complaints which did not seem to be reflective of the overall guest sentiment.

A few guests complained of noise disturbance, particularly from noisy guests in the hallways, while a couple of other guests complained of loud air conditioning units.

A couple of guests said that both the food in the on-site restaurants and the room rates were expensive.

Some guests found the dining room hours restrictive and said they didn't accommodate their schedule.

A handful of guests thought that the rooms (bathrooms particularly) were small.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #2 out of 6 Digby hotels based on 141 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
8.2
Very Good
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3 / out of 6
hotels in Digby

Rated 8.2/10 based on 747 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 6 hotels in Digby

747
Location
  • Kejimkujik National Park (49.8 km)
Map Marker Pines Golf Resort Digby
103 Shore Road, Digby, NS