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Smugglers Cove Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunenberg is spectacularly beautiful. The Smugglers Inn is located near the sea in the middle of town. The restaurant connected to the hotel has the best breakfast in town. The hotel itself was disappointing. We often had no hot water and the room, though spacious, was outdated and uncomfortable. There is limited parking and the staff was not very friendly.... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a second floor room that was very large, with a full kitchen and a deck. It wasn't one of the front rooms, so there wasn't any view (except by going outside onto the deck), and from the floor plan it appears to be larger than most of the rooms. The furniture was just ok, but the bed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was $200 for a night it was a king bed but way too soft The view was not much of one. There is no desk person there at night, they only provide you with a telephone number to call. The shower in the morning was cold. Not impressed at all!!!!

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YOURCOICE, Guest Relations Manager at Smugglers Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are so sorry for your restless night. Our guests frequently compliment us on our high end mattresses. Preference of soft/firm is very individualized. We have recently upgraded our hot water heating system. Hot water is never longer than a 10 minute wait when the Inn is at full capacity. As most Inns... More

Mount Airy, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn is clean and the service is nice. You need to find metered parking and feed the meter every two hours though, which is a hassle. The interior is a bit worn and they don't provide the extras you might like to see like complimentary breakfast or coffee in the lobby. The location, however, is great!

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

Thank you very much for your comment. Unfortunately, the parking situation in Lunenburg, which is a World UNESCO site has no public parking in town, and therefore, it is not what we can influence. We do not advertise with free coffee in the lobby but we provide free coffee in the room. We also provide a $3.00 off coupon per... More

Winnipeg, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and such friendly people. They were so helpful concerning restaurant information and Lunenburg in general. We were so comfortable in our room we picked up food at the Salt Shaker deli across the street and stayed in for the evening after our long drive. The room was fresh and clean and lots of room. Wonderful find!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the day we needed to be there on a busy weekend - our room 309 had a view of the Wharf - a queen size bed, chair, fridge and coffee maker (buy bottled water), bathroom with shower - all very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful - happy to give us local knowledge and advice. Rates are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a fantastic time while visiting friends in Lunenburg - Extremely clean rooms, comfortable beds and with great views. The staff were friendly and helpful. This hotel is located near the wharf and all the downtown shops. There is also a restaurant right next door that serves a great breakfast -

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I would highly recommend this Inn. It was very clean, comfortable, peaceful, fantastic location, the service was wonderful and the restaurant downstairs was excellent, and had a local acoustic musician playing in the evening. Lunenburg is very picturesque and is a great place to visit, lots of nice restaurants and nice shopping for local crafts.

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Checked in planning on staying 2 nights and ended up staying one week at Smugglers Inn late June 2014. Staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful, always available to answer questions which was fantastic as a solo traveler. Room was clean and nice size with a view of the harbor. Housekeeping was very thorough and rest of hotel was very clean... More

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32 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a huge room that was extremely clean. It had a fridge, coffee machine, ironing board, iron and air conditioning. The wifi there was better than the wifi we have back home. Our room had thin walls. At 6:00 am I could hear a baby crying, and then screaming for an hour. It sounded like the baby was right... More

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Address: 139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Lunenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Smugglers Cove Inn 3*
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Conveniently located on Lunenburg's colourful waterfront, we offer our guests a great variety of rooms. You can choose from queen size beds to king size beds or you might stay in a spacious apartment with a kitchenette overlooking the water. In any case, our elevator provides easy access to all our individually appointed rooms.The moment you arrive, you will surrender to the warm ambiance and friendly service and style. Our hotel is the perfect choice for any traveller to Lunenburg. ... more   less 
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