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Stonehouse Motel & Restaurant

6.0 | Fair
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Worn decor and in need of a thorough cleaning, but guests said room rate was affordable

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Reasonable room rate, according to guests
  • Some guests commented on good service from staff
Cons
  • Guests complained about dirty rooms
  • Tired, worn decor needed to be updated, according to guests
  • Ineffective heating/cooling in the rooms, according to guests
  • Guests complained about thin walls leading to noise disturbances
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 6, 2013
Overview
This hotel offers rooms with few in-room amenities and is well-suited for guests who seek basic accommodations.

All rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi and a TV. Hairdryers and irons and ironing boards are available on request. Some rooms offer a kitchenette (microwave, stove and fridge). Rooms are available with single, double or king beds. Suites feature a king bed. Some rooms have a sofabed and/or drive-up access.

There is one apartment available for long stays, and this hotel offers weekly and monthly rates in addition to nightly. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.

Dogs are allowed for a cost of $10 per night.

On site, Café L’Acadie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and specializes in Acadian food. Take-out is available. Julia's Lounge is on site as well, serving guests drinks and lighter fare, and featuring video lottery terminal entertainment.

Other on-site amenities include free parking and guest laundry.

Golfers are about a 3-minute drive from the Truro Golf and Country Club. The Colchester Regional Hospital is less than a 5-minute walk away. The downtown Truro area is just under a 15-minute walk away. The Truro Welcome Centre, which offers information about the area for tourists, is just over a 15-minute walk from this hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Parking, Wi-Fi and pet policy (Call date: May 3, 2013).
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The Good
There were very few positive comments in the reviews used for this analysis, but there were a handful of guest compliments.

A couple of guests said that the room rate was reasonable. Some guests felt that they had received good value for the price that they paid and that rates were affordable.

Some guests indicated that they had received good customer service. Staff were said to have been friendly and welcoming.
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The Bad
Based on the reviews used for this analysis, guests were not impressed with this hotel, overall. Complaints about a lack of detailed attention to cleaning and about the general upkeep and appearance of the rooms were fairly common.

Guests went on in great detail about the uncleanliness of the rooms. They listed dirty utensils in the kitchenette, clogged hair in the drains, dirty bathrooms, stained carpets and defaced ceilings. The exterior and the grounds of the hotel were unkempt and in need of attention as well, according to some reviewers.

General decor was aging and in need of major updates, according to guests. Two separate guests said that the furniture looked like it had been gleaned from a yard sale. 

A few guests had issues working the heating/air conditioning units in the rooms. Several guests found the rooms to be very cold or very hot. When they were able to work the climate control, it emitted an unpleasant odour. Guests also said that it took a very long time for rooms to heat up or to cool down.

Several guests complained about thin walls and loud neighbours in adjacent rooms. They could hear conversations, TVs, etc. in detail, sometimes in the early morning hours.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #9 out of 9 Truro hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 2.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 3, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
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7 / out of 7
hotels in Truro

Rated 6.0/10 based on 69 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 7 hotels in Truro

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Location
Map Marker Stonehouse Motel & Restaurant
165 Willow Street, Truro, NS