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Hillsdale House Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   519 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Annapolis Royal because it was close to Kejimkujik National Park, a place where we wanted to hike. We stayed there longer than expected because of this Inn and the Proprietors and Staff, as well as the town itself. In fact, I left a bit of my heart back there. This Inn is beautifully furnished in antiques but... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Your comments are most gracious and positive reinforcement for us that we have achieved what we always strive to do in providing a memorable experience at our Inn. Thanks so much. More

Victoria, BC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was large and comfortable. But we arrived the night before Hurricane Arthur, so had only experienced one night out of four with electricity and a hot shower. Nevertheless, our hosts were game for the challenge and were still able to offer us tasty breakfasts, by candlelight no less! The hosts, Paul and Val, had to work extra-hard, cooking... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your generous feedback. Without a doubt the loss of power presented a few challenges, but that is where you count on your experience to kick in to be able to adapt to the situation. Being without the usual modern conveniences gave us the opportunity to get to know guests like yourselves who braved the situation even... More

campdad
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently left the beautiful town of Annapolis Royal. An absolutely quaint town and the Hillsdale is a perfect spot to stay. Almost next door to the Historic Gardens...a must! And then a short walk to Fort Anne...another must...and to shops and restaurants. The owners gave us great suggestions for eating and to the Delaps Cove trail for hiking...which is... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We enjoyed having your family with us, and in particular how much your daughter enjoyed playing with Arthur. We are fortunate to have great gardens and spaces for everyone to relax or play while staying with us. We hope you can return sometime in the near future. More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in June and thought the Hillsdale House Inn was outstanding. Very nice rooms, friendly hosts and a lovely breakfast. The garden is a nice place to relax after some sightseeing. A perfect place to stay within an easy walk for restaurants and the local pub.

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We are very fortunate that our property provides a park-like setting within our small town. More

Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 5 of us visiting in June 2014 , staying for one night. We were greeted by friendly Paul and showed us to our rooms. Very clean, large and new bathrooms. Beds were small singles and there was enough room for double beds in our room so I hope they change their beds. Breakfast was delicious and service was... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Just as a point of clarification, although the rooms in the attached Carriage House section were more recently created, that part of the building is in fact the original Carriage House. More

Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the night at Hillsdale before getting on the Nova Star from Yarmouth. We had a great night in this beautiful inn. The amazingly relaxing setting right in Annapolis Royal was a perfect pit stop after exploring this part of Nova Scotia. The gardens out back were beautiful, the room was very well appointed and the owners were right... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great comments and the recommendation to plan a stay with us when connecting with the ferry. We hope to see you again. More

Red Deer, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house was spotless and absolutely beautiful with very nice areas for the guests to use. The host was very helpful with dinner suggestions. Paul even boiled water for us to have tea when we returned wet from our evening Graveyard Candlelight tour at the Fort in the rain. Breakfast was delicious! The staff were very helpful and friendly. We... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments about your experience with us. We are happy to see that for the most part your experience was a positive one. We are however very sorry and surprised about the situation you described with the mosquitoes in your room, as all of the windows that are intended to be opened have screens on them.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were fortunate enough to spend four nights there this past week. The hosts and staff are like family now! The inn is large, comfortable, inviting. The breakfasts are home made and hearty - my son loved the homemade bread, and I loved the homemade blueberry jam. The beds are like home, the rooms are clean and... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. It is always special for us get to know guests more personally when they stay with us for several days. It is a memorable experience for us as well and we look forward to staying in touch and hopefully seeing you again. More

New Brunswick
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took the ferry from Saint John to Digby. Our first night stay was in Annapolis Royal. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay . The breakfast was elegantly presented. We were walking-distance to the Historic Gardens,which is a must to see !

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It is great to hear that your time with us and in our town was enjoyed. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. More

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The service provided by Val & Paul was positively delightful! Being our anniversary gift to ourselves, they greeted us with a glass of wine and even made arrangements so we could chill our own bottle of bubbly to enjoy later on. The room was spacious and quiet, overlooking their side and back gardens. We were thrilled to be told that... More

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Hillsdale1859, Owner at Hillsdale House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. It was our pleasure to be a part of your anniversary celebration and we hope that you will include Hillsdale House Inn again in the years to come. More

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Address: 519 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Annapolis Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hillsdale House Inn 3.5*
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Our distinctive inn is located in historic Annapolis Royal minutes from one of the oldest European settlements in the New World, Port Royal. Built as an Inn in 1859 the Hillsdale House has catered to many famous persons, including George V of England in 1884. The Inn has a long standing tradition of providing gracious accommodations set in idyllic surroundings. Our 13 guest rooms are all individually decorated with antiques and all have private en-suite baths. The property offers an estate setting on 12 acres of land with mature trees, manicured lawns, and fine gardens. ... more   less 
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