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Royale Hotel

345 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A9, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North East Margaree, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If I was going to Sydney , if I couldn't stay at the Royale Hotel I would just stay home. Love the hospitality we receive there and the people. Just like being home , its all about comfort. Everyone is happy , people you have never met are sitting with the owners having a nice chat and you feel no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We tried the Holiday Inn but it was full and we were very glad that it was because we found the Royale opposite. A charming, old fashioned hotel, run by a lovely couple and their dog. Large rooms and bathroom, excellent value and very conveniently located. We travelled from Wales looking for Cape Breton folk music and the owner directed... More 

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Vernon, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This Hotel was a true find. After checking out the Holiday Inn across the street, we were glad they were full. Very old quaint Hotel with huge bathroom, antiques galore in your room, the most comfortable bed and the friendliest couple who run it. Lucky the dog is a big 'love'. We only stayed one night but would gladly have... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I booked a reservation for the Royal Hotel via the Nova Scotia tourism website on June 25, 2013, for a two-night stay with an arrival date of August 11, 2013. After travelling around mainland Nova Scotia for a week, my friend and I drove across to Cape Breton and into Sydney. We arrived at the hotel around 7 pm, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Just dropped by and Bert offered us a private room on second floor with bathroom. No a/c but still airy, use of table fan at night. Each bedroom has its own wash basin. Good size bathroom. Since this hotel is a "collector's item" by itself, so if do not mind the little squeaks, this is a very homey lodging. Clean... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Cannot say enough about the friendliness and welcoming nature of the hosts. The whole place can be summed up with the word Character. You will get it in the furniture, personalities, and guests that reside in the hotel. I also have to say, brand new beds made for the best night sleep we have had in Cape Breton. They also... More 

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W. Pennsylvania
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a great place to stay if your are looking for a comfortable and clean place to sleep in the heart of the downtown area. There are no phones in the rooms, or large widescreen TVs with game station plugins. I had been camping until then and so opted for the "bathroom down the hall" room and was extremely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This hotel is a great little slice of life of Nova Scotia - the owner is friendly and accomodating, the rooms clean, warm and cosily appointed, and the very large fluffy security guard sleeps soundly by the door and cocks its head up in acknowledgement, then goes back to sleep again. All very quaint and authentic Nova Scotia, and a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I was a very late arrival - after midnight, and the owner of the hotel was very accommodating. It's an old hotel (perhaps 100 years old) with all the features of an old property - wooden staircase, high ceilings etc. There is a basic small room with shared bathrooms and parking on-site. Happy to recommend this property.

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