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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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to have followed up on a friends recommendation and, on very short notice, had the pleasure of staying at this lovely motel in beautiful Shelbourne,NS. The manager/owner was both friendly and helpful. The room was clean,tasteful and very comfortable. I look forward to visiting the area again and would definitely recommend the MacKenzie motel to anyone.

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a family here, my daughter who is a teen loved the room it was clean and cozy and the breakfast was great with homemade biscuits!! The hospitality was very warming , very nice and friendly people! My kids loved having WIFI of course and the beds were very comfortable , the bathroom very clean! Would stay here... More

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Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there 2 nights. Very comfortable older location. Very clean. Very friendly and obligatin staff. Centrally located. Pool was clean and warm. Included breakfast was OK. We had a room, but a cottage would have been great if family was with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually didn't intend to stay in Shelburne only visit the historic port. Car broke down outside of Shelburne and had to find a place to stay. Got a ride (with family) to Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages and the owners / operators couldn't have been nicer. They actually offered to lend us their car, on a number of occasions, to save... More

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, and three kids (aged 16,6,6) stayed at Mackenzie's on our summer holiday to visit our folks in Shelburne, coordinating with my brother's and sister's families who also stayed at Mackenzie's. I booked our reservation with the owner, Sandra, who remembered us from our previous stay in 2009 and was very courteous and helpful over email -... More

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is an older motel so don't expect anything special. It was central spot, clean & friendly, walking distance to the waterfront. Close to some restaurants by the water. It was a good price for the money.

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the moment I talked to the owner on the phone, to the moment we left the motel, we felt welcome and excited about Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages. The overall memory of the weekend in July, 2014 was very positive. Everything was absolutely spotless, including the shining outdoor pool. The breakfast was filling and fresh. The bed was comfortable and... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Mackenzie's was the cleanest, friendliest place to stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our "visit" at this location. We stayed only one night throughout our travels of Nova Scotia, but when we go back, we will definitely stay there again! Highly recommend.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What a wonderful place! We drove to Shelburne just as a little get away, and found this quaint little place. The beds are very comfortable, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast was excellent with homemade biscuits and banana bread. I can't say enough great things about Mackenzie's Place. When we come back to Shelburne, this is where we will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed one night in a two bedroom cottage during a local sporting event. accommodations in the area are somewhat limited, but Mackenzie's have a great spot with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Clean, comfortable and the area is beautiful.

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Address: 260 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Shelburne
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Mackenzies Hotel Shelburne
Mackenzie's Motel And Cottages Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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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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