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Bluenose Lodge

8.0 | Very Good
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5-min. walk from downtown, clean/spacious rooms, helpful staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • The hotel's proximity to downtown and the waterfront was praised by numerous guests
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and spacious
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few guests
  • The hotel does not have an elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 5-minute walk from Lunenburg Harbour and a 2-minute walk from Lunenburg's city centre, the Bluenose Lodge is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located bed and breakfast with on-site dining and a free breakfast close to the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and an en suite bathroom. Rooms are also available in the hotel's carriage house, and offer additional amenities such as a DVD player, a jetted tub, a full kitchen and sleeping accommodations for up to six people. 

The hotel also offers meeting/banquet facilities, a common living area, a business centre, a free breakfast and free parking. The hotel's on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, except for Nov. 4 to Dec. 31, when only lunch and dinner are served Thursday through Sunday. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Lunenburg Art Gallery is about an 8-minute walk away, while Lunenburg Community Centre Arena can be found 3 minutes away on foot. South Shore Mall is roughly a 20-minute drive from the hotel and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 1-hour and 18-minute drive away. (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: November 11, 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, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by many guests, who found it close to downtown, restaurants, the harbour, shopping, the Farmer's Market and walking tours. One patron noted, "I liked its location just on the edge of town. It made for a quiet stay and no parking problems. And it was only a 5 minute stroll into the center of town".

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, bright, spacious, quiet, beautifully furnished and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A couple of guests mentioned their heating was not working properly, however.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers, who characterized them as friendly, charming, accommodating and helpful with directions. One guest remarked, "We were given a warm and friendly welcome by Andrea complete with a map of the city and things to see".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer and the hotel's lack of elevator.

A few reviewers mentioned noise disturbances during their stay, reporting noise from guests in overhead and adjacent rooms. One guest noted, "Noise travels here. We could hear the people above us - every thump, every scrap[e]. Probably didn't help that there were 2 large groups of families the same time we stayed here".

One lodger complained about the hotel's lack of elevator, reporting having to carry heavy luggage up to their third-floor room.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #15 of 30 Lunenburg B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 33 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 19 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 11, 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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Map Marker Bluenose Lodge
10 Falkland Street, Lunenburg, NS