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The Martin Arms

100 Kings Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1A1, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 14 Sydney B&B and Inns
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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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Sydney
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had stayed here recently. I stayed on the top floor. When I had opened the door to my room (which doesn't open or close easily), I was pleasantly surprised with how nice the room was. Some of the furniture is dated and the head boards to the bed's reminded me of the old 80 style captain beds when I... More

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Borneo, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night during our eastern canada tour.wish we had longer. The rooms were great. We were on the same floor as reception and had the most amazing view from the hallway to the room. Rooms were spacious and clean and beds comfortable. Wifi was good as well :)

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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We are currently staying here and what a mistake! The hall is overrun with old furniture & garbage. The room is disgusting. We found anti-depressants laying all over our desk.... They are probably complimentary for the filth! Bathroom is decent. Blankets are old, dated, ill-maintained with burn holes and tears. Absolutely horrible trip! Can't wait to go home

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Truro, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We hadn't stayed here for a couple of years, has undergone some changes, new flooring (wood), flat screens, wifi, renovated bathrooms, nice clean rooms all at a decent rate. Convenient location, can walk downtown, basic continental breakfast included, would stay again

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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212 reviews 212 reviews
24 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Other hotels were booked, so we found a vacancy here. Average hotel with a good price -- & walking distance to downtown. No elevator, though. Lobby's on second floor, but you use stairs for first or third floors.

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Nova Scotia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect from this establishment, not being recommended by anyone, but were very pleasantly surprised. The exterior is very new looking and inviting. We had a non-water side room on the lobby level. The hallway was enclosed with windows, providing protection from the weather and traffic sounds. The room was super clean and updated in appearance.... More

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Brantford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is our fourth stay and sadly despite renovations our least satisfying. We have been going there since it was the Meridian. This Hotel has always offer amazing value and good clean accomidations. Some much needed updates are being done. Unfortunately they were being done right over our heads. Drilling, hammering and even the fire alarm going off. Had we... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

On the second leg of our East Coast road trip we opted not to book accomodations ahead of time, but instead see what was available as we arrived in each town. As we entered Sydney we noticed the Martin Arms along the same stretch of road (the waterfront) that the other chain hotels were on. Knowing what the bigger name... More

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My friend and I were looking for a cheap place to stay in downtown Sydney. This hotel is both of those things, but not much else. We were checked in by a VERY rude woman at the front desk and given directions to our 'drive up' room. We went down two flights of stairs and into a hallway. It looked... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed at the Martin Arms, Sydney for one night. The hotel is located conveniently close to the town centre. As I was too lazy to walk I took the car which took about five minutes (and enabled me to drive to the shopping mall to buy some books). My room was a floor up from the reception facing the... More

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Address: 100 Kings Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1A1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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