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Colby House Bed & Breakfast

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10 Park Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 4W4, Canada
Colby House Bed & Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the MacLellan room for a marvellous three nights, it did not disappoint - bright, clean, airy and with beautiful linens; wish we could have stayed longer. Bev and Gordon were perfect hosts and made us very welcome, we really felt like family. Take their advice and make sure you take the trip to Louisburg and dress warmly.... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful people and a wonderful environment. I arrived in Sydney without a place to stay or a friend to greet me. I was greeted at Colby House with open arms and felt like I was home immediately. Extremely helpful owners, delicious breakfast and a short walk to downtown and the harbor. Highly recommend you look into the place.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Colby House is everything you could wish for in a B & B. The rooms are nicely decorated, cozy, and very clean. The dining room was a great place to compare notes with other travelers and enjoy the fabulous breakfasts that Gordon and Bev prepare. The living room was spacious and was a great place to read or play... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We took the Lonely Planet's advice and went to Sydney in order to stay at Bev and Gordon's place. It was unforgettable. They think of everything, they are personable and thoughtful, and the breakfasts are gourmet wonders. What a remarkable find. Do not stay only one night! It's a fabulous place from which to "do" Cape Breton Island and Louisburg!

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Elora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I have stayed in many bed and breakfasts and I don't think we've come across a more perfectly-run one than Colby House. Nothing was too good for the guests. Lovely not-too-sweet oat cakes were at our disposal. The beds were extraordinarily comfortable and I was sure that the sheets had been ironed. Not a speck of dust... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is an outstanding B&B. Bev and Gordon pay attention to all the details and I loved how clean everything was. The dining room was warm and inviting and our breakfast was delicious. Thank you so much! We will not hesitate to stay there again when we return to Sydney. Diana H and Duncan F

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Colby House is in urban Sydney but has a wrap around porch with privacy. A feeling of country in the city. I counted six different conversational places to sit. So many choices of chairs and nooks to choose to read a good book. Our room was pristine with all the amenities and a good size shower. Breakfast was wild blueberry... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our first visit with Bev and Gordon two years ago was completely outstanding and somehow, they surpassed themselves on our second visit. Warm, welcoming and classy best sum up Colby House. From the fresh condition of the rooms, to the wonderful breakfasts and genuine hospitality, they have the perfect touch in all aspects. We have experienced B&B's from Vancouver Island... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Excellent stay at the Colby House! Welcoming, knowledgeable, accommodating, professional … can’t say enough about Gordon & Bev as B&B hosts! During our two-night stay, we appreciated the attention to detail with the beautiful crisp linens, immaculately clean premises and delicious nutritious breakfasts! When we come back to Sydney, we wouldn't think of staying anywhere other than with Bev &... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

In Sydney NS we have stayed two nights with our lovely hosts at the Colby House. Wonderful rooms, tastefully decorated and a most wonderful breakfast were part of a very enjoyable experience? Thank you so much Beverly for sharing your home with us!

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