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Knotty Pines Cottages

R.R.1 | Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dexter, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented cottage #1 since the needed two bedrooms. It is right next to the road and traffic starts early. The kitchen is tiny and the living room furniture is old, ugly and uncomfortable. The beds and bedding were fabulous. The cabin in general needs updating. I think a ceiling of plywood screams "update me!" The patio is what saves... More 

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howard m, Owner at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have been updating our cottages in the last couple years, it's a slow process when your opened year round. I'm sorry some aspects of the cottage have not met your expectations. The beds and duvets are new. I'm happy you liked them. thank you once again. More 

Sydney, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I recently stayed in cottage #5 at Knotty Pines and we had an excellent experience! The view is absolutely incredible, the staff is very friendly, and the cottages are so clean! Being from the island, I have stayed at several places in the Ingonish area. Of all the places I have stayed, Knotty Pines takes the top!... More 

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howard m, Owner at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very pleased that your stay here was a positive one. We are trying to make the cottages as comfortable as possible with our new additions. The views are spectacular!!! Thank you again and looking forward to your return:):) More 

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a hard time saying anything bad about this place simply because I've been staying here for many years. Yes, it needs quite a few upgrades/tweaks and the traffic early in the morning is a bit much but, I love it. The cottages are cute, cosy, and comfortable. The staff are always friendly. The price is a bit high... More 

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Sydney Mines, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Such a great place to stay. I get tired of cookie-cutter hotels and lodges. Great staff combined with excellent amenities made for a great weekend. The weather wasn't great so the features of this cabin were so important because we spent most of the weekend indoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our particular cabin had a very rustic charm to it, lots of beautiful hardwood and everything was very clean. Staff was super friendly, we had everything we needed and the view was fantastic. If I had to point something out, it's that all our doors were very hard to completely close without a running start and had us worried about... More 

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Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We travel a lot and prefer cottages/cabins when they are available. We chose Knotty Pines because they were on the water and we wanted a view. We liked: 1.) the view - lovely view of the bay. We were right on the water and could watch the fishing boats coming and going. 2.) nice deck with table, chairs and grill... More 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We drove to Ingonish, during the winter month of February, without much of a plan! We quickly discovered that all of the accommodations and restaurants were closed for the winter season. With less than a quarter tank of gas left we were scrambling to find a place to overnight. Luckily for us, the Knotty Pines Cottages were open year-round. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our stay was awful, "deluxe cottage" was a crappy building broke into 5 run down filthy rooms. So close to.the highway that you are woken everytime someone drive by. Bathroom floor peeling up, "playground" was a rusted old swing set that I wouldn't let my kids near. The view from the deck was nice but to stay in a cottage... More 

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howard m, Manager at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. These reviews are extremely important to us. When problems are not addressed during your stay, there is nothing we can do. We have an area where you can have a bonfire so we are not sure why that statement was made. We apologise that your vacation was ruined. If there... More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A nice clean cottage with an awsome view right from your deck! It is a few miles from town but because of that it is very quiet at night. The cottages are fully equipped and in good condition,the only shortcoming was the bathroom,a bit small and could use a little redo. We found the service excellent and friendly! Would stay... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I am seriously puzzled by the negative reviews. I am very familiar with the Ingonish area and Knotty Pines is my absolute favourite place to stay. We checked in this afternoon and, once again, I was not disappointed. We have perhaps the most beautiful view in the world from our deck, which is well equipped with chairs and even a... More 

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howard m, Manager at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are fortunate to live in such a Beautiful area. We are pleased that your stay with us was a pleasant one. We do our best to make sure all of our guests go away happy. Thank you again:):) More 

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