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Reasonably priced inn on the Cabot Trail in Margaree Forks with clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
  • The hotel's rates were praised for being reasonable and inexpensive
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's picturesque locale and proximity to fishing
Cons
  • A few guests reported musty odours and noise transfer in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 11, 2014
Overview
Located on the main road Cabot Trail in Margaree Forks, the Margaree Riverview Inn is geared towards road travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with an outdoor pool, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV (with six channels), a coffeemaker, a radio, a telephone and a private bathroom. Rooms with air conditioning, a mini-fridge, a kitchenette, a hair dryer, a dining room, a separate bedroom, a jetted tub and a DVD player are also available, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, limited-hour room service and free parking. Small pets are permitted upon request free of charge.

Margaree Salmon Museum is about a 7-minute drive away, while Margaree Fish Hatchery can be found 17 minutes away by car. Cabot Links Golf Course and the ocean are roughly a 25-minute drive from the hotel and Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY) is a 1-hour and 43-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, small pets permitted upon request free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 4, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rates, location and rooms.

The hotel's staff were praised by reviewers, who found them to be friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful with recommendations. One patron remarked, "The best feature about this inn, however, is the owner: Mr. Werner Buchhofer who is very accommodating to his guests, who are treated like non-estranged family. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to make his guests feel comfortable and welcome. He often puts in 16 hour days to ensure the satisfaction of his guests."

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, cheap, affordable, inexpensive and "great value for the price".

The hotel's location was enjoyed by several guests. They found it to be safe and picturesque, as well as close to fishing, Margaree Harbour, a grocery store, a coffee shop, a gas station and the post office. A few guests did find the hotel far from many restaurants or shopping, however.

Several travellers complimented their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, nicely furnished, comfortable and quiet. A few reviewers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They reported musty odours, uncomfortable beds, old TVs and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 Margaree hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 80 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.1 out of 5 with a 79% recommendation rate from 39 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 4, 2014 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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hotels in Margaree Forks

Rated 6.8/10 based on 437 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Margaree Forks

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Map Marker Margaree Riverview Inn
21045 Route 19, Junction Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, NS