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Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   383 Middle Head Peninsula, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warren, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Keltic Lodge on the northeast coast of Cape Breton Island (part of Nova Scotia) is situated on a high promontory looking out at the Atlantic Ocean. Wonderful views, great food, very nice rooms, excellent staff, and fun entertainment by Rob playing the guitar. It's near the Cabot Trail across the island, so you can plan day trips from there.... More

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Caledonia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place will take your breath away! Views are to die for! I can't say one bad thing about the Keltic Lodge. We stayed and dined in the main lodge. Rooms and food are top notch as well as the staff. The lounge with entertainment in the evenings were the best. This is the only place we would ever consider... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Keltic Lodge experience with us on TripAdvisor. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed the scenic views our property has to offer. We love entertaining our guests with Maritime charm and we’re delighted that you enjoyed the local Cape Breton talent every evening. We can’t wait to welcome you back... More

Orange, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This hotel was a welcome respite from all the "hard traveling" we had been doing in the course of attending the Celtic Colours Festival. We had our own private cabin, which we shared with friends, relaxed around a fireplace, and shared wine and views. We dined like royalty in the hotel dining room enjoying magnificent coastal views with eagles soaring... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review and for sharing your Keltic Lodge experience with us. We’re delighted to hear that you got to enjoy the Celtic Colours Festival, it’s an event loved and enjoyed by many. Our cottages are the perfect place to sit by the fire and relaxing while spending time with family and friends. It sounds like you... More

Bridgehampton
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Traveling the Cabot Trail in October is stunning, without a doubt, but we like to stop and enjoy the views and vistas over a nice lunch and at this time of year many things have closed along the Trail, but not the the Keltic Lodge. Off the main lobby of the lodge, there's a large open space with lots of... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to enjoy lunch at the Keltic Lodge and for taking the time to share this review and these beautiful photos. We’re delighted that you were able to enjoy the gorgeous fall colours surrounding Cape Breton this fall. It’s a beautiful time of year to explore the Cabot Trail. We’re glad you found our oysters and spinach... More

Milltown, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you want to see the magnificence of coastal Nova Scotia (including whale sightings and soaring bald eagles), then this is the place. The ambiance is dated though and a bit seedy, and the food is consistently average. But, the views were just beyond belief and for that alone it was worth the drive out there.

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

What a review, thank you for sharing these kind words with us. We’re thrilled that you had the opportunity to enjoy the remarkable views, experience whale watching and go eagle spotting during your stay. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back to our Cape Breton resort next season. Until then, Matthew Mackenzie More

Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you are looking for a breathtaking scenic adventure with the flavor of Scotland and Ireland, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia is a great destination and the Keltic Lodge is the perfect place to stay in this paradise! The staff and the ambiance are reminicent of days gone by. From the moment we checked in until we left... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share these wonderful comments with us. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed our scenic location, welcoming staff and the traditional Cape Breton hospitality we provide. It sounds like you had a very enjoyable and memorable stay. We hope your travels bring you back to the area again soon. Until next time, Matthew Mackenzie More

Gabriola Island, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The service we received was very good at the front desk. The room looked lovely & actually had a bit of a view, but it was very hot all night even with the windows wide open. I think it was above the kitchen. We were told that this was "the" place to stay on the Cabot Trail, but I'm afraid... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at our Cape Breton resort and for sharing this review with us. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our scenic property and friendly service. We’re sorry to hear about your less than expected experience. We strive to provide exceptional services to our guests and we want to apologize for not meeting those expectations.... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for three nights at the Keltic Lodge, and were disappointed in the experience. We had stayed there several years ago, but it seems that things have changed. First, the room was very noisy. The hardwood floors are nice, but don't provide any sound insulation. During one night (approximately 1 a.m.), we were awakened by a woman outside in... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Keltic Lodge experience. We want to sincerely apologize that our resort didn’t meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact me at mmackenzie@kelticlodge.ca so we can further discuss your experience. We’d love to welcome you back to the Keltic Lodge again for the authentic experience we’re known to provide. Until next... More

new york
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

When we arrived, they had put us in one of the buildings that was not the main hotel. The room was musty smelling, and needed quite a bit of work. After seeing another room in the same building, we were finally relocated to a room in the main hotel--problem solved! I could not have spent 1 hour, let alone 3... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us. We’re happy to hear that we were able to assist you on property. We can promise you that we’re going to be looking into your comments in regards to the Inn at Keltic. We’re delighted that you enjoyed our historic resort, beautiful grounds, and pleasant staff. We hope... More

Camarillo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We did a Canadian Maritime trip and went around the Cabot Trail. Stayed at the Keltic Lodge for three nights. The room was comfortable and the grounds were beautiful. Had dinner in the Sitting Room and Bar two nights and the mail restaurant the other night. The food was good and the service was excellent. The music in the bar... More

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NCHR, General Manager at Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Keltic Lodge during your Canadian adventure. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds, Highland Sitting Room, and local entertainment. We hope your future adventures will bring you back to the area again. See you then, Matthew Mackenzie More

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Additional Information about Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

Also Known As:
Keltic Hotel
Keltic Lodge Resort And Spa
Keltic Hotel Ingonish
Keltic Resort Ingonish
Keltic Lodge Nova Scotia
Keltic Lodge
Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa Ingonish, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
Address: 383 Middle Head Peninsula, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ingonish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic Cape Breton resort, Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, is located in the heart of Cape Breton Highlands National Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Just 2 hours from Sydney, NS and a scenic 5 hour drive from Nova Scotia’s capital city Halifax, the 105 room resort has been welcoming guests to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia since July 1940. Keltic offers versatility for Cape Breton accommodations with rooms in the main lodge, spacious rooms in the Inn at Keltic and cozy two and four bedroom cottages with fireplaces and verandas. The Cape Breton resort is the perfect spot for a Nova Scotia family vacation with recreation facilities on-site or nearby that include a heated outdoor pool, Atlantic Ocean Ingonish Beach, hiking, wilderness trails, lawn games, whale watching, Aveda Spa and boat cruises. Adjacent to the resort is the Cape Breton golf icon, the 18 hole championship Highlands Links Golf Course, ranked by Score Golf Magazine as Atlantic Canada's Top Public Course in 2009. The Cape Breton golf course, rich in the Scottish tradition, has been restored to Stanley Thompson's magnificent original design. The Purple Thistle Breakfast Room and Atlantic Restaurant and Bar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean offer a comfortable dining experience and traditional Maritime menu. The Highland Sitting Room features a pub menu for lunch and dinner and nightly live Celtic entertainment. Nova Scotia conferences are welcome at Keltic Lodge with 13,000 sq ft of meeting space spread throughout the resort utilizing the restaurants and bars for private functions. ... more   less 
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