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Well-liked and pet-friendly Lunenburg hotel with restaurant, harbour views & free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Attentive, friendly customer service, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's location near the waterfront, shops and restaurants
  • Guests enjoyed clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast on site at the restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests said that parking was limited
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 21, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located across from the Lunenburg docks and is surrounded with galleries, shops, restaurants and points of interest within walking distance. It is popular with guests who want to be able to wander Lunenburg on foot.

There are 39 rooms at this hotel, each with free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. Rooms are furnished with king, queen or double bed(s). Some rooms offer views of the harbour. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided. Dogs are allowed for a cost of $15 per stay. Free parking is available on site.

There are numerous dining and shopping options within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, but guests can choose to dine on site at Scuttlebutt Restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner is served Friday through Sunday. Elizabeth's Books is next door, less than a 30-second walk away. The Salt Shaker Deli is about a 1-minute walk away and Historic Grounds Coffee House is 2 minutes away on foot.

The Knaut-Rhuland House & Museum, a historic 18th Century home, is a 2-minute walk away. Nearby is the Fisheries Museum of The Atlantic, less than a 5-minute walk away. The Bluenose II Reconstruction Site is just over a 5-minute walk away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and pet policy (Call date: April 15, 2013)
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The Good
The bulk of reviews used for this analysis were positive and guests were most enthusiastic about the customer service and the hotel's location.

Guests praised staff and were impressed with the attentive, friendly, congenial service that they received. Staff took steps to make sure guests felt at home and they anticipated guests' needs. They were described as proactive in dealing with guest concerns.

Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the Lunenburg docks, which are right across the street, and appreciated having shops, restaurants and points of interest within walking distance. Guests also commented on scenic harbour views.

Rooms were clean, well equipped and spacious, according to guests. They said that rooms and common areas were nicely decorated and that there was a historic charm to this hotel that enhanced their stays.

There were some additional comments from guests who appreciated having an elevator and from guests who liked the food served at the on-site restaurant.
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The Bad
The vast majority of reviews used for this analysis were favourable but guests did voice a couple of common complaints.

A couple of guests felt that the room rate was overly expensive.

Some guests complained of noise disturbances from other guests in nearby rooms and said that they could hear conversations, TVs and doors closing.

While a number of guests said that rooms were spacious, a few guests felt that the bathrooms were small.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #2 out of 6 Lunenburg hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 73 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.7 out of 10 based on 38 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 15, 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
8.0
Very Good
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10 / out of 11
hotels in Lunenburg

Rated 8.0/10 based on 182 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 11 hotels in Lunenburg

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Location
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Map Marker Smugglers Cove Inn
139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS