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Rum Runner Inn

8.6 | Very Good | #6 out of 12 hotels in Lunenburg

Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Lunenburg Harbour

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Conveniently located for exploring Lunenburg, according to guests
  • Guests appreciated the attentive customer service
  • Good food and service in the on-site restaurant, according to guests
  • Guests often said rooms were clean and well appointed
  • Some guests found the hotel noisy, both from street noise and from guests in other rooms
  • Lack of on-site parking inconvenient, according to guests
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 18, 2013
This hotel is located in the building where the original Bluenose sails were made and is popular with guests who place importance on historical details.

Of the 13 rooms at this non-smoking hotel, all have free Wi-FI, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose from rooms with different configurations and bed types, including king, queen or double beds. Sofabeds are available in some rooms. All rooms have a private en suite bathroom, and some rooms provide access to the veranda that features panoramic views of the ocean. One room, with a king-sized bed on the second floor, has its own glassed-in veranda overlooking the water.

This hotel has newly refurbished its on-site restaurant. The Rum Runner Restaurant will be re-opening on April 18, 2013 and will serve lunch and dinner daily. There are also a number of dining options within a 5- to 10-minute walk of the hotel. Parking is available on the street at metered parking only.

Lunenburg Harbour is directly across the street. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is about a 1-minute walk away.  Lunenburg Shipyard, where the Bluenose ll is undertaking a major rebuild, is a 9-minute walk away. Osprey Ridge Golf Course is just over a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking, and restaurant status  (Call date: April 17, 2013).
The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests were really pleased with the hotel's location and with the cleanliness of the rooms.

Several guests found this hotel to be conveniently close to shops, restaurants and to Lunenburg Harbour (less than a 5-minute walk). The proximity to the water afforded some lovely harbour views, according to guests. Guests liked being able to wander Lunenburg on foot at their leisure. 

Rooms were clean and well appointed and guests commented favourably on contemporary decor. Guests said that rooms were spacious and able to accommodate their needs comfortably.

Staff were very helpful in directing guests to points of interest and were generous with their recommendations for restaurants and attractions.
The Bad
While most of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, numerous guests complained about noise disturbances.

While a number of guests praised the hotel's central location, a couple of guests found it to be noisy. A few guests complained of street noise wafting through their windows. Some guests also complained about noise from guests inside the hotel and suggested that the walls needed more soundproofing.

Some guests complained about the inconvenience of not having parking on site. Guests had to use metered street parking, and said that finding spots was a challenge. For some, parking was available only at a fair distance from the hotel. 
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Sources guest reviewers ranked this hotel #6 out of 6 Lunenburg hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.8 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 17, 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
Rated by Guests
8.6 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
6 / out of 12
hotels in Lunenburg

The average guest rating for Rum Runner Inn is 8.6 out of 10 based on 567 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Rum Runner Inn at #6 out of 12 hotels in Lunenburg.

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66 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS