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Holiday Inn Express Halifax Bedford

8.6 | Very Good
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Off Hwy 102, features comfy rooms with mini-fridges, great staff and indoor pool

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet), free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the highway and exploring the area by car
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests enjoyed the food at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant (Tim Hortons & Subway - 3 minutes on foot)
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 23, 2014
Overview
This hotel is located at the interchange of Kearney Lake Road and Highway 102, northwest of downtown Halifax. It is well suited to guests looking for easy highway access, making it easy and convenient to explore the numerous parks and lakes in the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and all rooms include a flat screen TV with in-room movies, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Microwaves and sofabeds are available in select rooms.

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select first-floor rooms for an additional fee of $25 per stay.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in guest rooms and the on-site business centre.

A free hot continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant but guests can find Tim Hortons and Subway restaurants within a 3-minute walk

Free parking is available on site. 
Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting rooms, safe deposit boxes, a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, dry cleaning service and an ice machine.

Halifax Shopping Centre is 10 minutes away by car, while downtown Halifax attractions are accessible within a 17-minute drive. Downtown attractions include the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, the waterfront boardwalk, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Casino Nova Scotia, the Halifax Metro Centre and Pier 21.

The Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 20 minutes away by car, while Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is a 45- to 50-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent on May 19, 2014.
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The Good
Several aspects of this hotel received praise from guests, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while some reviewers added that the rooms were quiet and furnished with comfortable beds.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and a couple of reviewers noted that the breakfast area was well maintained.

Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the highway and exploring the area by car.

A few guests said that the indoor pool area was clean and enjoyable.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests found the free Wi-Fi service slow and unreliable.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #12 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 121 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.7 out of 10, based on 32 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 19, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good
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14 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 8.6/10 based on 606 reviews

Ranked #14 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

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Location
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (2.9 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (6.0 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (8.4 km)
Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Halifax Bedford
133 Kearney Lake Road, Halifax, NS