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Driftwood Lodge

36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Driftwood Lodge
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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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Montreal, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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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19 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

With no planned accommodations, I had to find a last minute place to stay that was pet friendly. We found this place through the recommendation of another motel and was glad there was an availability. There was only a one double bedroom and we were three plus a dog (room 3b). We still took it as my parents needed a... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I want to give Driftwood a 3.5 stars - it is very rustic, so don't expect luxury, but the location, price and incredibly helpful owner make it something worth exploring. We had the yellow cottage, which is set apart from the main lodge (in fact, the owner's home is between the cottage and lodge). The cottage is right on a... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Kersti was accessible and helpful when we made our reservations, but we were disappointed when we arrived. The grass had not been cut recently, and our "apartment" was little more than a motel room with what looked like a bathroom that had been divided to make a kitchenette. The kitchen sink was also the bathroom sink. The only cooking appliance... More 

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London, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed at the Driftwood Lodge for 5 nights back in July of 2013 and we had an amazing time in the area. The owners of the lodge were more than courteous during our time there and the location is incredible! First off, we arrived very late at night (around 11:30 pm) because we flew into Moncton and drove around... More 

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