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The Lionstone Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   241 West River Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Pictou
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sarnia, Ontario
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to take the first ferry in the morning and choose this motel because it is located closest to it. Okary room, clean etc. Noticed there are a bumber of cute little cottages as well, mostly occupide so they must be pretty good as well. Would stay again.

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Halifax, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As others have noted, The Lionstone Inn is clean, safe and friendly, which is generally all I care about. Towels, bathroom and sheets were immaculate. We rented three cottages which were priced differently according to their level of up-to-dateness. Excellent value, though, for all three. I stayed in one of the older (and inexpensive units); the floors were slopey and... More

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

Thanks for the very kind review and for staying with us on your visit. We very much enjoyed meeting you and are glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Dennis and Preston More

Gardiner, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed in one of the hotel rooms with 2 double beds. Even though the furnishings are old and out dated, everything was clean. The sheets and towels were soft and comfortable and the beds and pillows provided a good nights sleep. The rooms have no phones, but, the pay phone outside the office accepted my international calling card and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had the time of my life. Cottage 11 was a fantastic deal and for a great price. Who knew that one could be away for an entire week and the entire trip would cost me under $1000.00. You simply can have three people get away for a week these days for that price. It allowed me to take the... More

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Eastern Passage, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We like the 2 bdrm cottage 11 that we usually rent when coming to Pictou. However this time I am not so sure it is worth it. Yes they have refurbished some things cosmetically, but may need to look at more serious issues. Floors are sloping and this was felt lying in bed as we were rolling towards one side... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your latest stay with us. As you noticed, cottage 11 has already had much work done to it, including new kitchen stove, floor, new carpets in the bedrooms, new bathroom, new siding, new loveseat settee. There are a couple issues we will be dealing with this year as well, one of which... More

Lunenburg, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed at this Inn , room #1 May 1-3, 2014. Really enjoyed the room with whirlpool tub and King size bed. Lots of space, frig and Microwave. Staff friendly and accommodating. Price very reasonable. Very Clean. Would recommend to others. I stay at this inn whenever i visit Pictou , usually twice annual. Thank You.

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

Thank you for your review and your kind words. We appreciate your business and the time you took to review our property. We are always trying to improve our property and although we have much to do, I believe the work we have done to date shows. Thank you for noticing. More

Dartmouth, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We were looking for a pet-friendly place to stay in Pictou in December and were happy with the Lionstone Inn motel. The room was nice and clean. The pantry kitchen was a big bonus. We paid $105 (two dogs included) before taxes.

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White Rock, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

So very much appreciated the clean, quiet & comfortable, friendly environment of the Lionstone Inn. We had planned to stay one night but ended up staying for three we were so relaxed there. The location was perfectly convenient for day tripping around the county and exploring the scenic beauty. And time to rest and cool our heels was so needed!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The lionstone inn was one of the best places we stayed this summer Situated in a quaint historic town on the way to Prince Edward Island, The rooms were very comfortable and clean and the people so friendly. I give it high marks as a place to stay.

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed one night at the Lionstone. The positive aspect of the place is that it is clean and near a large grocery. The staff was pleasant. The not so positive aspect is that the furniture is very worn. The rattan on the sofa was unraveling and the cushions had seen a lot of use. The kitchenette was sparsely furnished... More

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Address: 241 West River Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Pictou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Lionstone Inn 2*
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Small family run business. Well maintained drive up motel units with a focus on cleanliness and value for the dollar.Several housekeeping cottages also on the property dating back to the 50's, most of which have been modernized and renovated. ... more   less 
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