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Mariner King Inn

9.1 | Excellent
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Downtown Lunenburg, historical inn, great free breakfast, luxurious rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised their clean and luxurious rooms
  • The hotel was praised for its downtown locale and proximity to the waterfront
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the breakfast's quality and service
Cons
  • A few guests reported small-sized rooms and slow Wi-Fi
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 10-minute walk from Lunenburg's city centre and a 2-minute drive from Highway 332, the Mariner King Inn is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located historical hotel with a free breakfast, meeting space and easy highway access.

This smoke-free hotel encompasses two annexed locations in addition to its main building (all on the same street), for a total of 14 guest rooms and suites. Each unit comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, a minibar, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. 

The hotel also offers fitness facilities, a small meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, a free breakfast and free limited parking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted.

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Lunenburg's waterfront are about a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Bluenose Golf Club can be found 7 minutes away by car. Bridgewater Mall and Eastside Plaza are roughly a 20-minute drive away and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 1-hour and 20-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 rooms, location, breakfast and staff.

The hotel's rooms were praised by numerous reviewers. They were described as spacious, clean, modern, beautiful, luxurious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and linens and great showers. A few guests had minor complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location, finding it close to downtown, the waterfront, restaurants and shopping. One patron noted, "This hotel is the place to be when you travel through Nova Scotia. The owner must have a huge passion for antiques and the style. It is the perfect vacation into the past of the Canadian Maritimes with all the amenities of today".

The hotel's breakfast was complimented by several guests, who described it as excellent and delicious with pleasant staff. One traveller remarked, "One of the best continental breakfasts we have had. Homemade scones, fresh fruit etc., everything you would want".

Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They found the staff to be accommodating, professional, friendly and responsive.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although numerous reviewers praised their clean and luxurious rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported slow Wi-Fi, small-sized rooms and limited TV channels.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 30 Lunenburg B&Bs and Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 126 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.9 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 14 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.5 out of 10 from 10 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
9.1
Excellent
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2 / out of 11
hotels in Lunenburg

Rated 9.1/10 based on 354 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 11 hotels in Lunenburg

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Location
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Map Marker Mariner King Inn
15 King Street, Lunenburg, NS