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Smugglers Cove Inn

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139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The room was somewhat all right. The water view is laughable. Housekeeping staff were fantastic. Front desk, which we later found out was the manager, was less than pleasant. There were a lot of excuses and not much for resolutions. Overall, I would not recommend. Go elsewhere.

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YOURCOICE, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am really sorry that you did not enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Actually, I am not aware that we had a conversation about a complaint. I would have certainly resolved your issue immediately. Please feel free to contact me directly via email for further conversations. Best regards, Eva Ziegler More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Clean rooms and wonderful staff. The decor is a little mish mash but I do enjoy clean over matching the paint to the bed sheets. Stayed in the summer and being able to be within walking distance was a big bonus.

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the location here - within walking distance of all the historic attractions of Lunenburg and just a tiny block away from the water. But that location also provides many of the downsides to this inn, as it is in a protected heritage zone. Parking is on the street - I was lucky both nights I was there,... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't fault the location of the hotel being right in the centre of Lunenburg one street over from the harbour or its claim of sea views. However, I was expecting a little more charm in a historic inn in an historic town. Although very clean and tidy, we could have been in any one of a thousand hotel rooms... More 

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YOURCOICE, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments. We really appreciate your review. We are very sorry that you expected a Historic Inn which we are not. Our building is only 60-65 years old. Best Regards, Eva Ziegler More 

Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to stay in Lunenburg. It is well located and near many shops and restaurants. We were able to walk all over the town from the inn. Five family members stayed there in three different rooms. All the rooms were spacious. I loved the fact that it is not all new and modern but has... More 

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Summerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great place to stay in Lunenburg. We paid the extra for a view of the harbour and it was worth it. The front desk staff were very helpful and suggested a great restaurant for dinner. The rooms were really large with a mini fridge and the beds were the most comfortable we have had in a hotel in a long... More 

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YOURCOICE, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time reviewing our inn. We are very glad that you had a pleasant time at our establishment. Our restaurant will be open soon. All the best for you, Eva Ziegler. More 

Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have stayed in Lunenburg many times but haven't been here yet so we wanted to try it - what a nice surprise! The room was beautiful, the little deck had room for us to sit out and we had a lovely view of the water, it was just perfect. It's on one of the main streets but not right... More 

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YOURCOICE, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Smugglers Cove Inn. Hope you will come back some times. All the best, Eva Ziegler More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Although my visit was primarily business, my husband did accompany me allowing us to spend a second night. Room was lovely- spacious, bright and comfortable. Loved the bed and it's covers. Bathroom was not large but bathtub makes up for any lack of size someone might feel. Staff is very friendly and accommodating, especially when hit for an additional night's... More 

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Eva Z, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Smugglers Cove Inn. We are very happy that you had a pleasant stay and looking forward to seeing you in the future. Cheers from beautiful Lunenburg. Eva Ziegler More 

Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a lovely room with a view of the water. It was clean, safe, comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. The hotel restaurant was not open during our stay and they directed us to another establishment, The Grand Banker, it was so good we returned for a second night.

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Yarmouth NS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Love staying at Smugglers Inn. second, but not the last itime. Thanks Eva, and other wonderful Front Desk WOMAN, who gave us SO much info re the TOWN Loved every minute of our stay there. Quartet Gallery, Kates, Grandd Banker, the concert at LAMP.. Perfect weekend getaway.

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