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Driftwood Lodge

36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Charlottetown, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here on the weekend. If you're not looking for a luxurious five star experience, want somewhere warm to sleep, can appreciate a fantastic view, and are on a budget, this is the place for you! Seriously though, he was great to deal with, gave us a room at 9 o'clock at night, and was extremely helpful. All around great... More 

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San Diego
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lodge has a wonderful location on the ocean. That's the only thing wonderful about it. It is terribly run down and shabby. It was clean and we were needing a room, so we stayed there, but one night was enough. The people were nice. Shower was tiny and the room had a strange smell. The curtains just barely covered... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The stairs seem a bit daunting at first but they are sturdier than they look. The room is large and has a great view of the ocean. The kitchen would be hard to cook in (warmer vs. stove) but there is dishware and a fridge. The bathroom is small but functional. The bed is not terribly comfortable - in need... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stayed there last week for a night. The good: nice view over the water, there was a kitchen, so if you wanted to cook your own food, you could. The bed was ok, a bit on the firm side, but not a rock. The bad: the walls are paper thin. You could hear every word spoken in the next room,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed at the Driftwood in October. The autumn colours were spectacular at that time. The view of the ocean from the large balcony was very nice, and earlier in the season when the weather was warmer, would have been a pleasant place to pass the time. I forgot something in the room, and they made a wonderful job of... More 

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Virton, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellent spot for trek mers on Cabot Trail. A Nice idea to have flat made of Wood in a converted barn. A kind of nice farm style. Even if a bit dated, we enjoyed our stay and the wonderful view on the ocean from our second flood bedroom. Our neighbours were a bit noisy but it's ok. There is no... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A friend and I booked a room at Driftwood Lodge last minute, the day before we arrived in Cape Breton. We were not disappointed - it was a great room with a wonderful view of the ocean, in once of the most beautiful areas of Cape Breton. The staff were very nice, and welcomed you like you were home! I... More 

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kanada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Although the reservation was last minute, the suite was well appointed and clean. The service was Nova Scotia friendly; that is to say, we were greeted with a note on the door that said we're fully booked, if you need assistance come into the office and call my cell number, I'm taking my son to soccsoccer.

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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our room was really a suite of rooms, connected in a whimsical add-as-you-go way, and we appreciated the spaciousness. Close to water and beach with a nice view. Faces the sunrise, but the curtains nicely kept out early morning sunbeams. Could use more maintenance (grounds had gone to weed, windows were really dirty, outdoor stairs to our level were a... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It depends what you are looking for in a place to stay but we loved this place. Yes it is a bit rustic and a little outdated in terms of the décor, but that was fine with us. It was clean and the tiny kitchen area was extremely well-equipped given the small space (toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, kettle, microwave,... More 

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