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Rose & Thistle Bed & Breakfast

4143 South River Road, RR #6, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 0B4, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 13 Antigonish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marcia M Evansville, Indiana
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Evansville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home was built to be a Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms on the lower level, each with its own bathroom. The room and bathroom were very nicely decorated and clean. There was also a lounging room for all visitors. This room overlooked a lovely setting: a lake/pond and wooded hills as well as beautiful gardens. The home is... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to stay at. Clean friendly atmosphere with an outstanding view of the country side and Antigonish Harbour. Jim was especially warm and friendly. It was a lovely touch providing all couples a card with a photograph.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I arrived late and Jim was kind enough to wait up for us. We had a lovely room downstairs, very clean, comfortable, and quiet. As we were on a road trip, Jim gave us some good tips on where to go and the best way to get there. We had a lovely breakfast in the morning and... More

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NJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed overnight at the Rose and Thistle in Antigonish as a stop before we headed up to Cape Breton. All of the rooms are downstairs and have their own private entry through the back door. The owners, Jim and Marlene, live upstairs and make sure that your every need is met. Jim did a thorough introduction to his place,... More

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Nova Scotia
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Very friendly, informal and personable service provided by the owners. I was working in the area and they were very accommodating to make things work out. The rooms are in the lower level of the owner's house. Rooms are comfortable and ensuite (shower only in the room I stayed at). Communal area with tv, newspapers, books etc. A comfortable and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Based in the innkeepers' home the B&B rooms are on the ground floor and are clean and well furnished. The owners are very welcoming and clearly enjoy meeting new people and hearing their travel stories and offering advice on the area. A large central lounge means you get to meet other guests over coffee and cookies. Lovely breakfast at which... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The B&B is actually in the innkeepers home which is in an easily accessible location. The view out back is very pastoral and the home is beautiful. The setting promotes a family atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoy their stay. But it was quiet by 10 pm and we had a great night's sleep and awoke to a delicious breakfast.... More

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We have stayed here several times over the years, and always enjoy our visit with Marlene and Jim in their lovely, immaculately clean home. They provide comfortable, nicely decorated rooms and a great breakfast in their dining room (including a spectacular view). Special touches include a den with TV and snacks where guests are welcome and a photo portrait of... More

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leland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This little gem is just outside the little town of Antigonish. The innkeepers have set up the downstairs of their lovely split level just for guests. They have 4 suites on the bottom floor with easy access. The view from their home is absolutely bucolic! Breakfast was served upstairs in the private dining room. Before eating breakfast, our host asked... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Starting with a friendly welcome this B&B offers comfort, a great breakfast and lots of hospitality. Breakfast is served early to get guests out and on with their day. A great stopping point on route to or from PEI or Cape Breton.

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Address: 4143 South River Road, RR #6, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 0B4, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Antigonish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Whether you're staying for a day or longer you will enjoy our modern West Coast Style Home overlooking beautiful Antigonish Harbour. Built to take advantage of the 180 degree view of the Harbour, Sugarloaf Mountain and surrounding hillsides, the view is breathtaking. Four comfortable rooms, queen size beds, all with 3 piece ensuite baths. Sit and relax in the guest lounge where cable TV, DVD, CD player. Full breakfast featuring homemade breads and seasonal fruit. We are within 5 minutes of Main Street. Open Year round. From Hwy 104, take Exit 34 onto Highway 4. We are located 1.5 km from the Exit, green house with white trim on the right, over looking Antigonish Harbour. ... more   less 
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