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Accommodating motel, just off Hwy 102, among fast food restaurants and shopping

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway and restaurants
Cons
  • No elevator
  • A few guests described the in-room interiors as dated
  • A couple of reviewers mentioned that there was a lack of seating at the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 22, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated at Exit 14 of Highway 102, among gas stations, restaurants and shops. Offering convenient highway access and no on-site restaurant or recreational facilities, this property is well suited for guests looking to explore the area by car.

Please note that at the time of writing, both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available, however, this hotel will become smoke free in November 2014. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi (also available throughout the hotel), free local calls, a TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a microwave and/or a sofabed.

This hotel does not have an elevator, but there are only two floors. One wheelchair-accessible room is available on the ground level. Pets are permitted in select rooms at no additional fee.

A free continental breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, however, there are several dining options within about a 5-minute walk of the hotel, including a Smitty's, Swiss Chalet, McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, as well as a Sobeys and M&M Meat Shop.

Free parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include a guest computer in the lobby and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel does not offer any on-site recreational facilities. However, Goodlife Fitness, YMCA and the Truro Golf and Country Club are all within a 5- to 8-minute drive of the property.

The Truro Mall is a 15-minute walk or a 3-minute drive away, while the Truro Raceway, Exhibition Grounds and the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus are all about an 11-minute drive away.

Mastadon Ridge interpretation centre is about 20 minutes away by car, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is a 45-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 21, 2014: All property details.
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The Good
Many guests were happy with their stay at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

The location was found to be convenient, by many guests, for accessing the highway, shopping and restaurants.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and comfortable, while several guests added that the beds were comfortable.

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

Many guests enjoyed the food at the free breakfast and one reviewer said that the free breakfast offered plenty of options, including fresh fruit, yoghurt, bagels and eggs.

Several 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 only a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. 

A few guests described the room interiors as dated and in need of upgrades.

While many guests enjoyed the food at the free breakfast, a couple of reviewers mentioned that there was a lack of seating in the dining area.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 9 hotels in Truro, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 54 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 3.9 out of 5, from 56 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 21, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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12 Meadow Dr., Truro, NS