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Along Highway 348, free breakfast, helpful staff, mixed room reviews

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and downtown
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several reviewers
  • A few guests reported dated decor and musty odours
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 27, 2014
Located about a 4-minute drive from New Glasgow's city centre, along Highway 348, the Tara Inn is suitable for car travellers who prefer a drive-up hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a sitting area are also available, and the hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a computer station, laundry services, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are permitted for $10 per pet, per stay.

Highland Square Mall can be found roughly 3 minutes away by car, while Pictou Marina is a 17-minute drive away. Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is about a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 1-hour and 14-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/stay, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 26, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's location was convenient for many lodgers, who described it as easy to find and close to highway access, Aberdeen Hospital, PEI Ferry Terminal, Shoppers Drug Mart and shopping. One patron noted, "It's a great place to stay if you are taking in some of the local points of interest or passing through on business".

Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as accommodating, friendly and helpful with recommendations and directions.

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

Although several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and upgraded rooms, a few guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported musty odours, dated decor, no toiletries, old TVs and furniture and noise transfer from adjacent rooms.

Show Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 76 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 3 New Glasgow hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 26, 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.
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Map Marker Tara Inn
917 East River Road, New Glasgow, NS