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Aaron's Dove House Bed & Breakfast Harbourside

8.7 | Very Good
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Oceanfront, free breakfast, helpful staff, clean rooms, no bathroom toiletries

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the informative and friendly staff
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its quality and variety
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean rooms and comfortable beds
Cons
  • A few guests reported no toiletries and noise transfer in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 21, 2014
Overview
Located about a 1-minute drive from North Sydney's city centre along Highway 305, Aaron's Dove House Bed & Breakfast Harbourside is geared towards road travellers who prefer an oceanfront bed and breakfast with a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a seating area and a private bathroom. Rooms with a fireplace and two separate bedrooms are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. 

Hotel amenities include guest laundry, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted.

North Sydney Mall is about a 3-minute drive away, while Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal can be found 4 minutes away by car. Sydney's city centre is roughly a 20-minute drive from the hotel and Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY) is a 28-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 11, 2014)

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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 staff, breakfast, rooms and location.

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

The hotel's breakfast was the source of many compliments by reviewers, who described it as awesome, delicious and wonderful. One patron noted, "The breakfast was awesome- it's not set at a specific time so you can usually choose when you'd like it. There is also no set menu, you can pick from eggs, meat, beans, waffles, etc to make your breakfast meal".

The hotel's accommodations were praised by several lodgers. They described their rooms as spacious, clean, quiet and beautifully decorated, with comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several guests enjoyed the hotel's location. They found it close to the ocean, restaurants, downtown North Sydney and Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal.
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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 the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported no air conditioning or bathroom toiletries, as well as plumbing noise and noise from the host starting her day in the early morning hours.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.5 out of 10 from 32 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 6 North Sydney B&B and Inns hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 11, 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 Aaron's Dove House Bed & Breakfast Harbourside
108 Queen Street, North Sydney, NS