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Sail Inn B&B

9.0 | Excellent
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Highly rated by guests for free sailing excursion, free breakfast & staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free sailing excursions, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests enjoyed the free sailing excursion
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as generally comfortable and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their welcoming service
  • Many guests enjoyed the food at the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area on foot
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant and no elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 4, 2014
Overview
This property is situated in the town centre of Lunenburg, which is a UNESCO world heritage town. The waterfront and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic are within a 2-minute walk. Offering only four rooms, this property is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

All four rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, an en suite bathroom with a jetted tub or an over-sized tub, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a sink, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available and all rooms are accessible by stairs only. Non-shedding pets are permitted in guest rooms during the fall and spring seasons, at no additional fee.

A free breakfast buffet is served daily from 8 am to 9 am and includes bacon and eggs, smoked salmon, prosciutto, fresh fruit, bakery bread, fresh baked croissants, jams, cheese assortment, coffee, tea and orange juice. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Free parking is available on site and this inn offers free sails on their 48-foot Ketch sail boat (depending on weather and availability).

The Lunenburg Opera House, the Lunenburg Art Gallery and the Lunenburg Historical Society are all about a 3-minute walk away, while the Bluenose II reconstruction site is 8 minutes away on foot. The Bluenose Golf Club and the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum are both 6 minutes away by car.

Access to Highway 103 is a 15-minute drive away, while Halifax and the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) are both within a 90-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 26, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility, free breakfast hours and pet policy.
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The Good
This inn received glowing reviews from guests, among the reviews used for this analysis, and many aspects of the property were complimented.

Many guests were impressed with the free sailing excursions provided by this inn and one reviewer said that the sail was the "best part of the stay".

The rooms were often described as generally comfortable, well appointed and well equipped with amenities. Several guests added that their rooms were clean and spacious, while a few reviewers praised the views of the water from their rooms. A couple of guests found the beds comfortable.

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

Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the town on foot and some guests mentioned walking to restaurants, cafes, attractions and shops.

The food and selection served at the free breakfast was often praised by guests.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were no concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers considering this property may want to note that there is no on-site restaurant and no elevator.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this inn #7 out of 29 B&Bs and Inns in Lunenburg, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 41 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9.5 out of 10, based on 45 guest reviews.

The author called the property on March 26, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent
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5 / out of 11
hotels in Lunenburg

Rated 9.0/10 based on 86 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 11 hotels in Lunenburg

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Location
  • Kejimkujik National Park (70.5 km)
Map Marker Sail Inn B&B
99 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS