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The Lionstone Inn

241 West River Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning to Nova Scotia on a cross Canada tour, I had the pleasure of re-visiting one of my favorite accommodations locations: The Lionstone Inn in Pictou, NS. I was thrilled to see how this place has evolved over the past few years under the care of these wonderful, hosts. They have maintained an impeccable standard of cleanliness and hospitality. Each... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed at this Motel on both stages of our journey to Cape Breton. We stayed in one of the cabin type room s and found it adequate for two adults The room was no frills . double bed , no a/c but fan provided which we didn't need. Fridge and a good sized bathroom with shower and soaps provided.... More 

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DennisPreston, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the very kind words. For years we have operated our motel with a steady following, for people like you who are looking for a budget conscious place to stay, that is both clean and comfortable. We don't always get it right. But it appears as though we did in this case. Thank you for taking the time to... More 

Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While visiting Nova Scotia we were fortunate enough to revisit one of our favourite motels. The rooms were nicely decorated and so very clean! Everything we needed was very close - within' a block or so... We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to visit Pictou again soon!

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DennisPreston, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your too kind review. We have now owned this little gem called The Lionstone Inn for 10 years and are always striving to improve our guests experience. We still have many years to go in renovations but are hopeful that one day everyone's experience will be as positive as yours was. Cabin 24 has undergone some... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Couldn't say enough great things about my experience here. For starters the owners and staff are all super friendly and helpful. I found the location perfect as it was a very close walk into town and had grocery/liquor amenities right next door, as well as local road access for those wanting to experience the surrounding communities~ with a local micro... More 

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DennisPreston, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks so much for your kind words. If there were a Guest Advisor, I would give you five stars as well. The cabin was left immaculately clean and it was a pleasure having such friendly guests stay at The Lionstone Inn. I trust you will find your way back really soon. Thanks for taking the time to review your... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stayed two nights early July. We have stayed at The Lionstone before and returned because we loved the location and the clean rooms. These things remained unchanged. I found it odd though that there was a Kuerig machine in the room but no mugs or coffee pods. However what was really disturbing was workers putting up a ladder right by... More 

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DennisPreston, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel this way. As was explained to you, we had been waiting several months for these contractors and did everything we could to ensure you would not be disturbed. Unfortunately, you were disturbed. You might have received an apology had you not decided to raise your voice and use a unwarranted tone with my staff. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The room was spotless clean, very comfortable bed and pleasant decor; staff were very helpful about helping us find our way around the area and the things to see. The price was very reasonable. All in all a fine place to lay your head for a night or a longer stay. We were made to feel very comfortable.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

First Impressions are everything, and i must say this place wowed me, location is great, room was very clean and comfortable. Property was very well maintained. Price was excellent. The staff were knowledgeable, very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Moncton, Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice enough. We had reserved the tiny cottage but it was very run-down inside and we decided to pay a bit more for a larger, nicer cottage. Old beds and tv (big old crt tv which sometimes went very red, picture-wise, but seemed to correct after a couple of minutes). AT least it was clean and it WAS nicer than... More 

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DennisPreston, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for noticing how clean our property is. Given the price point of the small cottages, $64 per night, they are perfect for someone needing cheap accommodations with no frills. Those seeking more can book one of our many suites, one with a jacuzzi tub, for a few dollars more. When I travel, I make a... More 

Nova Scotia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We slept terrific, had plenty of hot water for showers, comfortable & clean accommodations, and convenient parking for 2 days. You really can't ask for more than that. As Nova Scotia is absolutely buried under snow right now, it's hard to see the full grounds, but it's easy to imagine that this Motel would be really lovely in the summer.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had just gotten off the ferry from PEI and stopped without a reservation. We had our choice of rooms and ended up taking a smaller room for $69. It was clean, had a refrigerator, microwave and wifi. They are updating the rooms and cottages. Located within walking distance to grocery store and restaurants. The staff was very friendly. While... More 

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