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Family-friendly hotel featuring indoor pool with 80' waterslide and arcade

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot & cold breakfast, parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several guests found the hotel well located for accessing shopping and dining
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide
Cons
  • No restaurant on site
  • A few guests thought that the hotel was too far from downtown attractions
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 23, 2014
Overview
This hotel is located in the Bayer’s Lake industrial park, among businesses, shopping and restaurants. Well suited for guests travelling with children, this property offers an indoor pool, waterslide, arcade and free hot breakfast. Access to Highway 102 is conveniently located within a 1-minute drive for travellers looking to explore the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a sofabed bed, while one suite features a jetted tub.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while wired Internet is available in the business centre only. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms at no additional fee.

A free hot and cold continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant but guests will find a Tim Hortons and Subway restaurant a 3-minute walk from the hotel.

The on-site spa offers hair salon services, nail services, massage, body and facial treatments and waxing. Other recreational facilities at this hotel include an indoor pool with an 80-foot waterslide, a hot tub, a fitness centre and an arcade. 

Free parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include a business centre, meeting rooms, coin-operated laundry machines, a 24-hour front desk and safe deposit boxes.

Within a 10-minute drive, guests will find the Halifax Shopping Centre, while downtown Halifax attractions are accessible within a 17-minute drive. Some downtown attractions include the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, the waterfront boardwalk, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Casino Nova Scotia and the Halifax Metro Centre.

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)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 20, 2014: All property details.
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The Good
Many reviewers were happy with their stay at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several guests described this hotel as family friendly.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable, while several reviewers added that the rooms were spacious.

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

The food and selection at the free breakfast was praised by many guests. One reviewer said that the breakfast included supplies to make waffles, plus cereal, bacon and eggs. 

Several reviewers enjoyed the pool, waterslide and hot tub area.

Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing shopping and dining in Bayer’s Lake and local highways.
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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 few reviewers thought that this hotel was a bit far from downtown attractions (about a 17-minute drive).

It should also be noted that there is no on-site restaurant.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #20 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 94 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 93% of 99 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 20, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 238 reviews

Ranked #20 out of 27 hotels in Halifax


10 out of 10 | Carole stayed January 19, 2014

"I like the location , it is close to everything I require on my trips there. I think anyone that has pets should be located all in the same wing of the hotel."

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7 out of 10 | Elke stayed April 14, 2013

"WHERE is this hotel?"

"We had trouble finding this location - it's in Clayton Park/Bedford, not Bayers Lake, as the hotel name suggests. If we'd known that, we'd have booked elsewhere. I even emailed the hotel after online booking to make sure it was at Bayers Lake or near the Business Park, and 2 email replies from the hotel assured me it was, even though the location map stated otherwise. So a long unexpected detour and then unfamiliar drives to our destinations downtown. The day staff were completely unresponsive to this issue when we checked in. However, when I spoke to the night manager later, he did acknowledge the problem and apologized on the hotel's behalf. This mis-naming is the fault of the chain, not the hotel staff. I strongly suggest a change. The room was very comfortable and clean, although the layout was terrible - one large nightstand and barely room to get around the other side of the king-sized bed, which was up against the air conditioner/heating unit. The pool opens early (5:30 am) which is a plus. The breakfast was plentiful and the staff there were very good. Parking space may be at a premium when the hotel is full. A comfortable stay, and no complaints once we got over the location issue."

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8 out of 10 | Paula stayed November 30, 2012


9 out of 10 | Mark stayed October 18, 2011


8 out of 10 | Kurt stayed September 11, 2011


9 out of 10 | Heather stayed April 13, 2011

"Extra night discount and breakfast variety."

"We had a running toilet in the next room the first night, the staff was fast at finding the problem and correcting it the next day. The only thing that would have been nice is a discount for the extra night we needed to stay for the inconvenience of not sleeping the first night's stay. A more variety of foods would be great at breakfast, maybe some muffins or pastries of some kind would be nice."

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3 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 15, 2011


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 25, 2010

"The pool wasn't deep enough and the breakfast was poor with very little to choose from. Also the cleaners come knocking to early."

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5 out of 10 | Kevin stayed March 14, 2010

"For the price, I deserved better"

"if you have kids and don't mind noise, it was fine. However, my husband and I made several calls to the desk between the hours of 11pm and 1 am because children were running up and down hallways banging on doors, banging the fire exit doors, etc. Seemed the staff didn't really care. when I pay as much as i did per night, I expect quiet time past 11 pm to be enforced."

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10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 18, 2009


9 out of 10 | Debbie stayed September 25, 2009


9 out of 10 | Lynn stayed October 22, 2006

"The kids really enjoyed the water slide. I will definately stay at this hotel again ."

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8 out of 10 | Marilyn stayed July 10, 2006

"Overall everything was very good and I would have no hesitation in booking a future stay. Think you shoud have a better arrangement in the breakfast room with regard to your waste bins. There should be one clearly marked for all the recycleable material, which seemed to go into the general garbage bin!"

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10 out of 10 | Gary stayed July 04, 2006

"front desk people were friendly and helpful breakfast was excellent great hotel for price easy to find from the airport highly recommend this hotel!"

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Location
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (2.9 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (5.9 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (8.3 km)
Map Marker Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake
980 Parkland Drive, Halifax, NS