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Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa

Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa is a 5 star hotel in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada 94 Pelham Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada

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5-min walk to ocean, great harbour views and attentive customer service

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Very clean, nicely decorated rooms, according to guests
  • Guests praised friendly, accommodating staff
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the harbour front and to shops and restaurants
  • A handful of guests felt that the beds were too soft

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Apr 16, 2013
This hotel is located less than a 5-minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean and Lunenburg Harbour. It is popular with guests who wish to be close to the waterfront and who value accommodations with views of the harbour.

In each of the 24 rooms at this hotel, there is free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. There are a number of different room types to choose from, including standard rooms (queen or double bed), deluxe rooms (king, queen or double beds and some have a harbour view), executive rooms (king or queen bed with pull-out couch) or lofts (separate bedroom, king bed, jetted tub, some with harbour views). Pets are allowed for a cost of $25 per stay.

This hotel has a number of dining options within a 5- to 10-minute walk of the hotel, but guests can choose to dine on site at Rissers Social House, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The restaurant is open from May to October. There is an AVEDA spa on site and free parking is available across the street.

There are a number of boutique shops within a 5- to 10-minute walk from the hotel.The Halifax Southwestern and Rail Museum is a 5-minute drive away. The Desbrisay Museum, celebrating the local history of nearby Bridgewater, is just over a 20-minute drive away. The Osprey Golf Club is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and pet policy (Call date: April 12, 2013)
The Good
The vast majority of reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests were most impressed with the appearance and cleanliness of the rooms and with the hotel's location.

Guests described their rooms as very clean, even spotless, and elegantly decorated, as well as well equipped and spacious.

A number of guests liked this hotel's proximity to the harbour front (less than a 5-minute walk) and appreciated being within walking distance to a number of shops, restaurants and attractions. There were also many compliments about scenic harbour views from a number of rooms and from common areas at the hotel.

There were a number of comments from guests who received excellent, attentive service from staff. Guests commented on how flexible staff were to meet guest requests and how they seemed focused on providing guests with a pleasant experience.

A number of guests liked the food in the on-site restaurant. They said that the menu offered good choices and that food was tasty and fresh.

There were a number of peripheral comments praising the historic ambiance and good water pressure.

The Bad
Based on the reviews used for this analysis, guests generally had a positive experience staying at this hotel. Guest criticisms were far and few between and were not reflective of the overall guest impression.

A few guests said that the beds were overly soft and uncomfortable.

A handful of guests felt that there was inadequate parking. Guests may want to note that the hotel's parking lot is located across the street from the main building.

While several guests noted that the rooms were spacious, a couple of guests felt that the bathrooms were somewhat cramped and hard to move around in. guest reviewers ranked this hotel #1 out of 6 Lunenburg hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 128 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.1 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 12, 2013 to verify some information.

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
Very Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.9 / 10
No. of guest reviews: 163
Guest Ranking Explained

Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa is #5 out of 11 hotels in Lunenburg ranked by the ratings provided by guests.


  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Self Laundry

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Very Good

#5 out of 11 hotels in Lunenburg city based on 163 guest reviews

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