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Well-liked downtown Truro hotel with indoor pool, gym, restaurant and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, local calls
  • Guests found the rooms clean and modern, with comfortable beds
  • Convenient location off Hwy 2, with nearby restaurants and shops
  • Guests said staff were pleasant and knowledgeable of the area
  • Several guests liked the on-site restaurant and enjoyed the food and service
Cons
  • Some guests grumbled about no continental breakfast
  • A few reviewers thought the bathrooms were small and had a bad layout
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 20, 2015
Overview
This family-friendly hotel is located in Truro's city center and is right off Highway 2. With several corporate offices nearby, this hotel would be well-suited for the business traveller who wants a centrally located hotel with easy access to nearby businesses.

This hotel offers 114 smoke free rooms. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free local calls, a flatscreen TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffee/tea maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a work desk and ergonomic chair, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a separate living room area, a separate bedroom with extra TV, a sofabed, a fireplace, a dining table, a Keurig coffeemaker, a kitchenette and a double jacuzzi. Accessible rooms are also available.

On-site car parking is complimentary to guests. Pets are welcome for a fee of $25 per stay.

The Bistro on Prince restaurant with patio and lounge serves breakfast, Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open daily from 6:30 am to 9 pm (10 pm in the summer) and children under 12 eat free. The lounge is open until midnight. Room service is also available.

Other amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a guest laundry, same day dry cleaning, a 24-hour business centre (copy/fax/courier), free newspapers, currency exchange and several meeting/conference rooms.

The Truro Mall and the Truro Golf and Country Club are both a 2-minute drive west from the hotel. Dining options are also within a 2-minute drive, east or west of the hotel. Corporate offices, like Dalhousie Agricultural College, Stanfield's Ltd. and Crossley Carpet Mills Ltd., are all within a 6-minute drive of the hotel. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on October 19, 2015: not all rooms have a Keurig coffeemaker, kitchenette has a stove top, mini-fridge, microwave, and toaster as well as a Keurig coffeemaker
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The Good
Many of the reviews read for this analysis were positive and guests were happy with their stay. Positive feedback focused on the central location, the staff and service, the rooms, the beds and the on-site restaurant.

Many reviewers liked the hotel's downtown location and appreciated that a variety of restaurants and shops were within walking distance of the hotel. They also thought the hotel was easy to find.

The staff were described as pleasant and knowledgeable. One guest described the service as top notch.

Several guests were impressed with the appearance and cleanliness of the rooms. The rooms were described as clean, comfortable and modern. Guests also felt the rooms were well-equipped.

The on-site restaurant offered good food and service, according to several guests.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the reviews read for this report were mainly positive, but there was some negative feedback.

Some reviewers felt it would have added more value if a free continental breakfast was offered, although guests did enjoy the buffets and some thought it was reasonably priced as well.

A few guests did not like the layout of the bathroom and felt they were too small and narrow.


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Sources
Booking.com rated this hotel 8.5 out of 10 based on 108 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this property 4.2 out of 5 based on 229 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #2 out of 9 hotels in Truro based on 201 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
8.3
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2 / out of 7
hotels in Truro

Rated 8.3/10 based on 1364 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 7 hotels in Truro

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Location
  • Debert Airport (14.1 km)
Map Marker Holiday Inn Truro
437 Prince Street, Truro, NS