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Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages

260 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Albert, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last summer I took a 40,000 km, 51 day excursion from Alberta to Newfoundland and back to British Columbia. I visited countless towns, villages and cities. I stayed in numerous lodgings. Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages was at the top of my list for accommodations. A local family run operation in one the prettiest, historical towns I had seen, Shelburne, NS.... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stayed here the first two weeks of September/2013 with my Dad who is in a wheelchair. We had searched several places for an accessible place to stay and was told to try this place. I am so glad we did,what a place. Clean,cozy,and very " accessible" So many places say they are but they are not. This place was... More

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Here at Mackenzies we try to make your stay convenient for all our clients. Our Crosby cottage is fully wheelchair/handicap accessible, and we are glad you were comfortable with us. Thank you for staying with us. More

Lee's Summit, MO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was the first "motel" I had stayed in in a very long time. You just don't see them any more in midwest USA. Quite a surprise! Very clean and quite up to date. The bathroom is very small, but how many times are you in there?? Flat screen TV, frig and microwave. A good assortment for breakfast, enough to... More

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Mackenzies for your vacation. We pride ourselves for our cleanliness and the home away from home experience. Our staff is there to assist you with all the questions of travelling...where to eat, activities in the area, or where to find the local grocer Hope to see you again.. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I'm from Shelburne and got married there mid September. The honeymoon suite is private, very large with its own kitchen, bathroom with jacuzzi tub, king sized bed. It was very clean and it was the most luxurious room I've ever stayed in, it puts some sandals resorts to shame it's that nice. The owner also left us chocolates and pink... More

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Our upstairs suite or as some say the "honeymoon" suite is very luxurious by far, and we try to make that special night an unforgettable one. The suite is also great for those who choose to stay a few days, as there is a full kitchen at arms reach.....thanks for sharing your special day with us. More

BANGOR, CO. DOWN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Although right by the edge of the main road (Water St) running through town we were not bothered by the noise of the traffic. Checking in was easy and trouble free. No where to eat nearby but the owner told us about a cafe in the mall about 2 miles away. Anyway, we eat in a chinese restaurant about a... More

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

we are pleased you enjoyed your stay,our breakfast is a great variety for a cold one. Our air conditioning is preset but our friendly staff can certainly help you with any adjustments you may need. Thank you for staying with us. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It's not luxurious by any means, but it was very clean and comfortable, and a great value for the price. Breakfast was good, the staff was friendly and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was pretty small, and the shower was teeny, but it wasn't a big deal. The wifi was a big plus, too!

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

our motel units are all renovated and are adequate for a nights stay.We also have beautiful cottages and suites which offer a more spacious stay. Thank you for staying with us More

Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We arrived without having booked a room, so could only stay one night instead of the two we planned. This is a great motel. Very clean, with a nice pool and a decent buffet breakfast. We would have happily spent a second and third night!

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

please feel free to just "stop by" at any time we will be happy to accommodate you. We are glad the pool and breakfast also met your needs. Thank you for staying with us. More

NYC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

After getting dinged a couple of times on some of our NS stays, we were very happy with Mackenzies in Shelburne, NS. For a small family-run motel, they care about customer comfort: everything is very clean, cotton quilts instead of those polyester standard issue spreads that slide onto the floor while you sleep, thick-enough towels, nice quality shower amenities (that... More

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad your experience with us was a very positive one. We are very nicely decorated with the guests comfort in mind. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Wow what a super find, checked it out on Trip advisor, delighted with it. Friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. Lovely clean comfortable room with all the amenities. Superb swimming pool which I used each day. A more than adequate continental breakfast in a lovely decorated breakfast room. Ten to 15 min walk downtown depending how fit you are.... More

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Trip Advisor is a great tool to help with accommodations. We have the comfort of our guests as a priority and our breakfast room is a great place to start your day. Thank you for staying with us. More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Oh, I would stay here again and again just for the pool! You can just go right in - no cold water whatsoever! The hosts were lovely, the room was great (small shower stall) and clean. It's a bit of a walk to downtown but totally a lovely walk, not that far. I would definitely stay here again. Loved it.

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sandrajim, Front Office Manager at Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

If you like to swim our pool is the place to be. Heated to 80 degrees, it is very relaxing and on the on the deck we have lounge chairs for you to read or sun tan. Thanks for staying with us. More

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Additional Information about Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages

Also Known As:
Mackenzies Hotel Shelburne
Mackenzie's Motel And Cottages Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Address: 260 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Shelburne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Shelburne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MacKenzie's has been family-owned for decades and offers the best of Nova Scotia's intimate cottages, affordable motel and luxury suites in a park-like, brook-side setting in a great location in the centre of town... something for every taste and budget! Free breakfast and wireless internet is included in all rooms. ... more   less 
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