The Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake is located on Chain Lake Drive, in the Bayer's Lake Business Park, 8.9km from the downtown Halifax city centre.
There are no pets allowed at this entirely smoke-free property. All 73 rooms at this hotel include 42" televisions, mini-fridges, microwaves, blue-ray disc players and may be furnished with either a king or queen sized bed. Whirlpool tubs are available in select rooms. The hotel offers free outdoor parking, free all-day coffee and tea in the breakfast room, free daily newspapers, and free wireless Internet both in the lobby and in guest rooms.
On-site amenities include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, business centre and free on-site video rental. Meeting and banquet facilities (with full catering services) are also available.
A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served from 7:00am - 10:00am and room service is offered from 7:00am - 12:00am. The on-site Canadiana Restaurant and Allegro Lounge (7:00am - 12:00am) serves an all-day breakfast menu and specializes in Canadian and Greek Cuisine. The Allegro lounge offers cocktails, martinis, and a late night food menu.
This hotel is located 3.1km from Exhibition Park and 2.4km from the Bayer's Lake IMAX theatre and indoor mini-golf. The Halifax waterfront boardwalk area is 9.2km from this hotel, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 36km away (just over a 30 minute drive north of the hotel; distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
Verified by a Front Desk Agent on April 27, 2012: Breakfast is served from 7:00am - 10:00am; the on-site restaurant and lounge operate from 7:00am - 12:00am.
Most reviewers described enjoying a positive experience at this hotel and many guests stated that they are likely to return to this property.
The most complimented aspect of this hotel was the customer service. Many reviewers described the staff as hospitable and quick to correct any problems. One guest was impressed with how the hotel manager promptly handled a disturbance complaint. Another reviewer stated that the staff, "assisted in every possible way to make our stay at the hotel a memorable one."
Many guests found their rooms to be spacious and clean. Several reviewers also described their rooms as well appointed with modern decor.
The quality of the complimentary hot breakfast buffet was also praised by many guests, with several guests specifically mentioning that the waffle station added variety to the hot items offered.
A few reviewers thought this hotel offered good value for the money they spent and mentioned the following as value added features: free wireless Internet, free video rentals, indoor pool, jacuzzi tub, in-room microwaves and fridges, and the large televisions in the guest rooms.
There were very few complaints about this hotel and most negative comments seemed to be an isolated experience.
A couple of guests found the hotel inconveniently located for travel to downtown Halifax. Also, a couple of reviewers were unhappy that the view from their guest rooms included the business park and a nearby fast food chain.
A few reviewers were disturbed by noise in their rooms. One guest described hearing the elevator from their room, while another guest complained about hearing the television in a neighbouring room.
Other negative comments included guests finding the low-flow toilets inadequate and the beds too soft.
gave this property an average score of 4.8 out of 5.0, from 41 guest reviews.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 29 properties in Halifax, based on 105 guest reviews.
Verified by a Front Desk Agent on April 27, 2012: Breakfast is served from 7:00am - 10:00am; the on-site restaurant and lounge operate 7:00am - 12:00am.