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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Chicago, IL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Keltic Lodge has a lot going for it: spectacular grounds and location, dynamite bar, outstanding restaurant that serves some of the best food we had during our two weeks in Nova Scotia. Problem is, the rooms are rundown and neglected. At least ours was, on the second floor of the main lodge. It was spacious, but drastically in need... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed one night. We didn t stay in the main lodge because my husband need AC and they don t provide it. The first room they gave us was on the main floor #501. We could 'd see the ocean from the room because of the trees. Very disappointed for a $300 value. The AC was not working properly... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

stopped at the keltic lodge for lunch with my son (before doing the franey trail hike -- which was outstanding and highly recommended!!). had the burger and the club and a pint of garrison ale. meals were delicious, the building and grounds were beautiful and the service was very good and friendly. next time i'll bring my wife and take... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is definitely value in staying here. The grounds and the views are beautiful. We really enjoyed the coziness of the lounge in the evening. The pool was a bit cold if you enjoying swimming on vacation. One thing that impressed me is that when I approached the front desk to inform them about a minor plumbing issue that we... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every staff member was extremely pleasant. From the doorman who would see me from across the room and hold the door open to every one in the dining room. We arrived early and they found a room ready for us, gave directions to a trail and the stay continued to be wonderful. Room was quiet, clean, comfortable with a large... More

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Kearney, Nebraska
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283 reviews 283 reviews
64 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That being said, this is a really neat place. Do not miss this place, you can't get this scenery anywhere. We had a place that shows some age, but it's pretty clean and we'd stay here again. Shouldn't be trash outside our wood stack, and for the price, it should be meticulous, it wasn't. The beds are really comfortable. The... More

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Iqaluit Nunavut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lodge for three nights to participate in the wedding of a friends daughter. She had arranged for a group rate so the costs while high were not unacceptable. The Lodge is built in the grand old style - with spacious rooms and lovely ocean and grounds views. It is a special hotel for special events -... More

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

Thank you for sharing these wonderful comments with us, we truly appreciate it! Please send a big congratulations to the newlyweds. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, beautiful location and historic hotel. Hope to welcome you back soon! Until then, Jason Brown More

Lyon, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel looks like a (80's) cheap motel now, especially at "The Inn". Old-fashioned and dusty rooms, tired and cheap furniture, torn curtains, windows "with ocean view" which don't open, noisy air-conditionner (including the neighbour's one that you hear), rough housekeeping, small bathroom. Excessively expensive food for the proposed choice. Nothing except the awesome situation justifies such a rating and... More

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NCHR, 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. I assure you, we take our guest's feedback seriously. Please feel free to contact me directly at jbrown@kelticlodge.ca so we can further discuss your experience. We’d love to welcome you back to the Keltic Lodge again... More

Berkeley, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Lodge was built after WWII and contains "historic" rooms, the main dining room and a large lounge/bar. The ensuite rooms in Lodge are comfortable but somewhat dated. The rooms are a bit noisy and you may certainly here anyone in the hall. The "ocean view" rooms provide a small window out onto the dramatic views. The pool and... More

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La Quinta, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well situated on a peninsula overlooking water The resort is quite old, and only open seasonally-think that is the problem Rooms had been redone , but not the bathroom- does not make sense Food was ok Quite expensive for 2nd class accomodations

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Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay, and we would like to speak with you about it. Please feel free to contact me directly at jbrown@kelticlodge.ca. I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Jason Brown More

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Address: 383 Middle Head Peninsula, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa 4*
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Keltic Lodge Resort And Spa
Keltic Hotel Ingonish
Keltic Resort Ingonish
Keltic Lodge Nova Scotia
Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa Ingonish, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island

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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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