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DesBarres Manor Inn

90 Church Street, Guysborough, Nova Scotia B0H 1N0, Canada
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DesBarres Manor Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Guysborough B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I wanted a quiet weekend in a part of Nova Scotia we did not know well. We were very pleased to discover Guysborough and the delightful DesBarres Manor Inn. Our room was large, very comfortable and beautifully appointed. The food was very good and the staff extremely helpful. We look forward to returning and recommend it most... More

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Ottawa, On
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was our first stop on our Cape Breton tour and it certainly set the bar high for the remaining of our trip. We stayed in room #1 and it was will appointed and very roomy with a king size bed. This Inn feels like it should be a top hotel, the linen and towels are of very good quality... More

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Lockport, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On 9/17/13 my daughter and I had dinner at the manor inn. The inn itself was very nice, the waitress friendly. Both my daughter and I ordered Haddock. That evening and all through the night we got violently sick from the fish. The following day we drove back to the inn and informed the person at the desk that we... More

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Blowing Rock
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We are from NC in the US, and were touring the Canadian Maritimes and came across this wonderful manor! Was a great find - the manor is very nicely appointed, and our room, 'Sable', on the 2nd floor was very comfortable, large, and airy. The highlight of our stay was the incredible dinner prepared by Chef Anna! I really enjoyed... More

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Westwood, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went off season and mid week. The Manor was very quiet. We had the place to ourselves practically. Tea time is not served off season and the local brewery was closed. However, breakfast was good and included eggs. Staff was vey nice and accomodating. The Manor inside was beautiful and clean. We stayed in the Cook room which had... More

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Halifax, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed with a larger wedding group for 3 nights, we were all impressed, enjoyed every moment. DesBarres is the perfect setting for a small town getaway. Historic in appearance, interesting accents and furniture, warm antique feel. It felt like being in a grand old home. Clean and well kept. Extra spacious bedrooms. Our bed was a bit too firm... More

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17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were 5 university friends with our spouse travelling around Nova Scotia as part of our annual reunion - we have been doing this for 48 years. My husband and I stayed in the Williams Suite but I checked out all the other rooms and they were all equally beautiful and we had dinner in their lovely intimate diningroom however... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Although we're native Nova Scotians, we had never ventured to Guysborough and decided that it was time. The DesBarres Manor looked intriguing so we booked two nights and were not disappointed. The room was beautifully appointed with lovely antiques, the bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was very clean and spacious with nice, thick towels and complementary robes. The... More

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

From central Canada but originally from Nova Scotia, we found ourselves touring the province in early July. Spotted the Inn on the Internet, attracted by the fine cuisine but also because it was an area we had never been. A small snag on arrival...they had lost our reservation, and so shut down and gave the staff a (likely) rare mid-summer... More

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

stayed 4th June 2013 - booked romantic getaway at $184 pp plus taxes. Supposed to have champagne (actually bottle of local white wine) and fruit (grapes) and cheese followed by a 5 course meal (actually 3 courses offered). Given a glass of white wine (choice of chef - without reference to us) and then charged for it on the bill.... More

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Address: 90 Church Street, Guysborough, Nova Scotia B0H 1N0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Guysborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Desbarres Manor Hotel Guysborough
DesBarres Manor Inn Nova Scotia/Guysborough

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Named by Sharing Travel as “one of 10 of the most romantic hotels in the world”, DesBarres Manor Inn brings together the style of a boutique hotel with the warmth of a country inn. Built in 1837 as the residence for Supreme Court Justice W.F. DesBarres, this restored manor home features 10 luxurious guests rooms, an award-winning fireside dining room and elegant common rooms on six acres of grounds in the heart of the charming seaside village of Guysborough. Recipient of the Nova Scotia Cuisine of the Year and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, DesBarres Manor’s modern Canadian cuisine with a regional Nova Scotia influence has made it a leading culinary destination in Atlantic Canada. ... more   less 
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