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Briarwood Bed and Breakfast

3.5 of 5
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11 Miller Road, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia B2S 1G4, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 2 Elmsdale B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I will begin with the positive: the house is extremely warm and inviting. It's an old mansion that the owners clearly took the time to decorate with attention and care. The sheets on the bed are of the highest quality--very luxurious and unlike any others I have ever slept in. They go all out with Christmas decor. Very festive, yet... More 

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Rose S, Manager at Briarwood Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Seriously? … Seriously? This gal needs to take a deep breath and take responsibility for her own actions instead of running a verbal vendetta here. We originally refused this lady’s reservation because a she had a dog and also because one of her stay days coincided with an “in house” wedding. She begged us to please take her as she... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The only way to describe it is Absolutely Fabulous. From the moment we walked in,to the moment we left,it felt like home. Rose and Con were the best hosts,you could hope to have,and we must not forget to mention Taylor,who looked after us,supplying our sumptuous breakfast. We stayed in the Thistle suite,it was large,very comfortable,and such a disappointment to leave.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have to say, this may be the finest B&B we've ever stayed in. The amenities were gorgeous and luxurious. The hosts give a lot of attention to detail. One of the highlights of the trip were the grounds of the B&B. The hosts have lovingly landscaped it over years to include ponds, a pergola, and multiple different seating areas. Plus,... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We arrived and all was good. Warm welcome from Con and his showed us around We were never given a key to our room, not the end of the world but would be nice. Room looked inviting, beautifully decorated. But it was dirty. There were huge.... Not dusted in months....dust webs in every corner of the room. There were big... More 

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Rose S, Owner at Briarwood Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to right this review We appreciate your feedback and always look to improve accordingly.. For some clarity we have keys for all our suites and guest are more than welcome to have them… The room rate of the suite you were in was 115 and a few days prior to your stay we had... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very nice B&B. We used it for our last night in Nova Scotia because it is ten or fifteen minutes to the airport. Spotlessly clean, very good breakfast, beautiful grounds with lots of outdoor seating and a small herd of deer who come out at dusk. Innkeepers are pleasant folks who seem to enjoy their jobs. Ten times better than... More 

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Shelburne, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Delightful, classy, beautiful decor and space , gorgeous grounds and a great welcome. The rooms are lovely and the beds comfy. Enjoying breakfast in the dining room with the other guests the food is fresh and tasty and delicious. Colin waited up for us til midnight as we were working and arriving late - he was still smiling and friendly... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I would have to agree with the many travellers who have given this B & B rave reviews. The property is stunning. The landscaping is lovely and impeccably maintained. The heritage house is furnished in keeping with the era of the house but with modern conveniences. My husband and I stayed in the Briar Suite upon our arrival in Nova... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We don't stay in B&B's very often but this was a very nice surprise. The house being built in 1862. Never slept in something this old. Con and Rose were the hosts and gave us excellent directions to their place. Not hard to find but nicely tucked way from the busy road. The gardens are so beautiful and weddings take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We got there and the owner left. Never saw him before we left. No one even was stirring at seven AM. We left with NO breakfast and very unhappy. If you are an early to riser, don't bother going there...

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Rose S, Owner at Briarwood Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to The Briarwood . We do appreciate all feedback and am sorry that we had to run once you were checked in ,however , we do airport shuttles and have to leave at a moments notice to pick up guests that have called upon their arrival. Sadly you must... More 

Lincoln, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed for two nights at this beautiful heritage home, which is now a four and a half star bed and breakfast in the small town of Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. It is very conveniently situated near the Halifax Airport and sits on 7 acres of manicured and peaceful gardens. The hosts, Con and Rose, couldn't have been more welcoming and... More 

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