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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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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ingonish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
bell1999 Toronto, 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pricey resort requires an extensive update of their rooms and a better attitude in their main dining room. We did arrive to a warm greeting and check in was no problem. We were given the room we reserved but were extremely disappointed in our accommodations. There are several buildings. The cottages, the inn and the main lodge (apparently the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This resort is very pricey but worth the visit. I couldn't believe the breathtaking views this resort had.... My husband went golfing and mentioned it was just 'ok'. I went to the spa and it was great. I mentioned to the staff that we came to celebrate my birthday and they brought chocolate truffles to our room. Everyone was very... More

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

First of all, happy belated! We are so happy that you chose to spend your big day with us. We hope that you left the spa feeling relaxed, and that the chocolates were enjoyable. We hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Jason Brown More

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to staying at Keltic Lodge and had great reports from others. What a disapointment! There was an odd smell in the corridors of the Lodge and the room decor was dreary. The curtains were badly torn and the valences on the beds were hanging off. The carpet in the room and the floor in the bathroom... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived late and didn't get to enjoy a dinner in the upscale dining room. Our breakfast in the main building was delicious. The people were universally friendly. I loved the setting of the hotel out on a peninsula. Unfortunately they put us in the Ceilidh Hall with a ground floor non view room. Although very clean, it was dated.... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Keltic Lodge for the first time this past weekend and it was great! We stayed in the main lodge and our room had a spectacular view of the surrounding ocean and mountains. The room itself was very comfortable, quiet and extremely clean! While there, we dined at two of the restaurants (Highland Sitting... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously you've seen the gorgeous pictures and they are all true. We splurged on the cost and stayed here for 5 nights in an ocean view room at the Inn (instead of a cottage). We enjoyed lounging out in the back yard at night to watch the moonlight reflect off the water. I enjoyed the big heated pool, but surprisingly... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your ocean view and spending time in outside on the property. The swimming pool is always a big hit during the summer months. Please allow me apologize for the noise in the morning. If you would like to talk about your... More

Stowe Area, Vermont
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a long anticipated trip to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, my wife and I booked an overnight golf package at the Keltic Lodge, Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia. We checked in at the main lodge, where there were no porters, parking attendants or other similar service staff. We then drove a short distance to the golf course, where... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Please let me be the first to apologize for problems you encountered during your visit with us. I assure you that we take our guest feedback very seriously, and that we are taking your recommendations into account for our future guests. We are an affiliate of Highlands Links and... More

Portola Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Keltic Lodge and Resort is an absolutely spectacular location. As you drive in, it is hard to believe that a hotel is located in the heart of Cape Breton and virtually a part of the remarkable National Park that exists. The lodge could be one of the top hotels in the world with more investments in upkeep and service... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told about the Keltic lodge when planning our trip through the Maritimes . The hotel is a classic with an absolutely amazing location on a peninsula with wonderful views. The common areas were lovely but the room in the main lodge that we stayed in needs some improvement. We were on the second floor with a great... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this lodge is what makes it worth a night's stay if you are touring through the Cape Breton Trail. The property is beautifully maintained and the views from the property grounds are superb. Also, the Middle Ground trail, which is located on the property is a an easily navigated trail that leads to wonderful scenic vistas. The... 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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