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Fair Isle Motel

9557 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E3M0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dog friendly but very tired; this little motel is about 40km from causeway. Bathroom in desperate need to upkeep and new fixtures. Rooms were clean and larger than typical motel size. Proprietor and family were amazing! friendly, genuinely interested in my wellbeing. For the weary traveller needing a sleepover, this motel would work. Swimming Pool area well kept up but... More 

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. Our furry friends are most welcome here indeed :) The owner and I have been constantly upgrading since the 9 years I have been here and we're " so close" to getting it all done :) Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation, and were able to warm up....my goodness it was... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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145 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is a real little gem only 40 minutes from the entry to Cape Breton. Super friendly owner who keeps the place spotless. We had a glorious view of the lake from our room.Owner gave us a nice upgrade just to ensure we got optimum wifi service. Well appointed rooms with comfy beds, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker,and toaster. Big flat... More 

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

So very happy you enjoyed your stay :) Thanks so much for the great review. We are very lucky to be so handy to restaurants and bakeries, within walking distance on a beautiful day/evening... not so much in the rain lol.. Looking forward to seeing you again :) Safe travels !! Christena More 

Ottawa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stayed here again on my bi-annual motorcycle tour of Cape Breton. Motel is wonderful with a reasonable price and super clean and comfortable rooms. What makes this motel different is the owner Christine, she is an amazingly friendly and hospitable person that couldn't do enough for us. I will definitely stay there again on my next Cape Breton visit.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

How wonderful to open my emails and find this lovely review first thing in the morning :) It's always makes our day to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay ! Thanks so very much for sharing and hope to see you both again next year :) Christena More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The staff is always so welcoming and helpful it keeps us coming back. Their new renovations are lovely and include refrigerator and microwave which are very convenient for storing snacks from Helen's Bakery(best oat cakes ever) and Farmer's daughter.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to see you again !!! Thanks so much for once again including us in your trip :) We were just at the beginning stage of our office renovation when you arrived and I invite you to check out our Facebook page to see how it's coming along :) Enjoy the rest of your summer, and hopefully... More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stayed in room 2 it appeared to be super clean but there was a bad smell in the bathroom but we did not complain ,we stayed one night and the manager was super nice and helpful. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the the great water pressure in the shower,so soothing. We probably won't return to Whycocomagh but... More 

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review :) My apologies for the bad odor in the bathroom. I ran out in a panic and doublechecked it when I got this review last fall (and I only realised today that I didn't send my original respone on here sorry). Whatever the odor was I can happily say it was not there and hasn't... More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After a couple of motels in Nova Scotia this is the most comfortable, best stuffed and last but not least most friendly one. The host lady is so charming and the shower pressure so great that we are considering to either lengthen our stay or if not will definitely come back soon!

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Hahahaha I LOVE IT :) So very happy you both enjoyed your stay ! What glorious weather you had to drive around the trail too... Keep smiling :) Thanks so much, and it would be wonderful to see you both again too ! Safe travels :) More 

Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We booked 2 rooms here and were supposed to stay for 2 nights. I made the booking by phone and spoke to the manager Christena, who was lovely and very hospitable. However, when we arrived, I was shocked at the run down state of the reception area. I should have taken this as a cue and cancelled our rooms but... More 

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

My sincerest apologies for your experience here at the Motel. I too was very disapointed and alarmed when I learned of the state of those two particular rooms up on the hill. That is by far not our standard here. As Manager I take full responsibility, and have already had the issues resloved. I regret they happened at all. So... More 

Long Island Cit
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great Manager, Christena is people person, very helpful in every aspect of our stay. Great place to stay. Convenient to everything. Great room. Very clean room, comfortable bed, drive up rooms very convenient when riding motorcycle.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

It was definately my pleasure to meet you both :) So enjoyed our visits and was very sad to see you go. I certainly hope our paths cross again :) All the best to you both ! More 

Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I am currently thoroughly enjoying my stay at the Fair Isle Motel. We checked in Friday evening and will be checking out tomorrow (Monday) morning. It was a last minute getaway and fortunately all of the big chains were full, forcing us to look online for something (we found a much better deal!). I read the reviews and was very... More 

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

I wish you could see the smile on my face and the happy tears in my eyes from reading your review :) It's knowing our guests have enjoyed their stay that makes this job so enjoyable !!! But to read this knowing you were still here at the time , is so amazing :) Thank you ! All the best... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great Manager, she was very accommodating , no charge for use of fax machine. Clean and comfortable room, fridge, microwave, coffee pot and toaster. Great affordable prices. Highly recommend it. Great location to tour the Cabot Trail from.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review :) It was great to meet you and your husband this trip and was only to happy to help when you needed your work printed and faxed. Please say hi to your travelling companions and tell them it was so nice to see them again :) Safe travels and happy summer !... More 

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