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The Martin Arms

100 Kings Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1A1, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our stay was short notice and we checked in very late at night- looked ok from the outside and we just wanted somewhere to lay our heads. Our stay started by walking down a dimly lit hallway that REEKED of smoke, despite the 'no smoking' signs in the hall. For 2 non smokers, this started our stay off badly. Still... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Rooms are outdated,we had the buffet.A meal fit for a homeless shelter and served by a man who looked like they got him from the homeless shelter.Staff was friendly which was a plus.If you need a cheap room try this hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stayed here for one night and it was one night to many! Towels on the floor in bathroom when we came in, called front desk to tell them and she said to pick them up and throw them out in the hall and she would get them there. Called her back to say we needed towels , not to eager... More 

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New Waterford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Although there's nothing really fancy about this motel, it is quiet, there. It's kept constantly clean! The staff is friendly, &will take time to chat with you. The restaurant, though not huge, is very comfortable & pleasant to dine in!

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Somerset, England
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59 hotel reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had no problem with our stay at this hotel/inn. We were given waterfront rooms on the top floor and enjoyed looking out over the sea although not much was happening. The room was a decent size and we slept well. We enjoyed the free breakfast even if it was not a hot meal. The staff were very polite and... More 

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Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stay there Sept 11 and 12 for business. The first thing I noticed was the very dated decor and the bizarre portrait that meets you as you enter the second floor. The room, at first, seemed clean enough until i noticed the dried blood on my pillow case. The continental breakfast was possibly the worse I have ever experienced and... More 

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Lunenburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed two nights at The Martin Arms while in Sydney to attend a family funeral. Having read a number of reviews prior to booking, we found it more than adequate for our needs. Our water view room was compact but very clean and the updated bathroom favorably compared to chain hotels. The bed was above... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Windows were replaced to have ones you can't open. Rooms still smells of the smoke of yesteryears - the furniture probably had the smell in it and a coat of paint doesn't do the trick. Your room will be connected to your neighbor, but that ability to open it is cut off by a 5-inch wooden slat over where the... More 

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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and myself enjoyed staying here,as the staff were very friendly the price was very reasonable and it included a decent breakfast.It also had a good game room and offered courtesy coffee and snacks throughout the day.We found it clean and good beds.If you are looking for a 4-5 star hotel then there are some in the area at... More 

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The rooms here are compact. The linens and pillows need an update . Like ,it's not a bad room but compared to the nearby chain brands, it is almost not worth the savings . The worst is the common areas where there is need for a good cleaning, painting and something to get rid of the smoke smells . The... More 

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