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Colby House Bed & Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
10 Park Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 4W4, Canada
Colby House Bed & Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loverly host Bev and Gordon provided nice facilities in this very smart house with excellent breakfast and information provided, most enjoyable thank you both and we would recommend to any British traveller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What great hosts and what a beautiful place! After a day of tiring travel, our hosts went way out of their way to accommodate our need to bring dinner in. And we had a wonderful time talking wine, Europe, Acadian history, and all things Cape Breton. The Colby House is even more beautiful inside, and great attention has been given... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Sydney as a part of our honeymoon and spent four nights in the MacLellan room. We had originally intended to be there for just two nights, but circumstances made us change plans. Bev and Gordon were incredibly kind and accommodating and made our stay better than we could ever have imagined. The room was beautifully set up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently spent two nights at Colby House and have to say it's perfect. I don't think our stay could have been more pleasant or enjoyable than it was. The owners, Gordon and Bev are two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. Very friendly and just good people to spend time with. Totally enjoyed a very nice... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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 April 20, 2015

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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38 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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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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