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Customs House Inn

38 Depot Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We wanted to use Pictou as our jump off point for our visit to Nova Scotia and this inn was just fabulous. The rooms feature lots of original woodwork and very high ceilings. Walking distance to main street in Pictou with some cute restaurants. Innkeeper is Doug and is super personable. The continental breakfast could be slightly improved with muffins/Danish/bagels... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The customs house is so grim a building we drove right past thinking it could not be a hotel . A prison perhaps,or a warehouse. There was another such a place in the middle of town, surrounded by a wire fence and actually derelict. The innkeeper answered our knock wearing shorts with a wondering look ,as if he too was... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Inn was well situated near the waterfront, close to the Hector Heritage Quay. Our room (2D) was spacious with a large, confortable bed. The washroom was spacious as well. The Customs House is a beautifull old historic building. We very much enjoyed chatting with Don in the morning while having breakfast. If we are ever that way again we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a lovely hotel with beautiful big rooms. The kitchenette is a very small corner but adequate. The reception was friendly and breakfast and conversation with Doug was very nice. The Hector museum was closed at this time of year but I would stop by Pictou again just to stay here.

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Thank Oleoides
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Pictou turned out to be a charming little town. The Custom House added to the experience. Rooms were old but beautifully appointed. Nice continental breakfast and everyone we ran into (especially the Coast Guard employees staying on site) were delightful.

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Crossville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and i were traveling with her brother and his wife. We I made the entire Travel Arrangements, I knew I had better not mess up as we were celebrating our 45th and they had Honeymooned in NS 48 years ago. The Customs House was a great choice. Doug, our Host/Innkeeper was very friendly and had a nice breakfast... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This stay got off to a rocky start, as the two king bed rooms we had reserved weren't available, despite the fact they had been booked several months before. But, this was the only real glitch. Fine old building with big windows, high ceilings, and modern bathrooms. Easy walk to everything in Pictou, and nice view of the water. Breakfast... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

So nice to be there after traveling from White Pointe! Room on corner so had view of water. Light/bright/spacious/charming. No breakfast to speak of--toast/cold cereal/granola bars etc.. Room was a little dirty--ceiling fan--and cobwebs under the desk. Nice shower. Shania greeted us and was fantastic! Several restaurants w/n walking distance or near by. No elevator for those who have trouble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Booked online, couldn't be more satisfied. Our room was large and nicely furnished. Ceilings really high, small kitchenette, large bed. Could see the water from our window. Doug, the innkeeper, was on hand and very friendly, full of good cheer. It was our anniversary night and he advised us where to eat and made reservations for us. Breakfast included down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We booked this place on trip advisor literally about an hour or less before we got off the ferry. It wasn't too hard to get to but when we got there we couldn't find the inn-keeper. After finally finding him downstairs he told us the room we had booked on trip advisor wasn't available but he did give is a... More 

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