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Vespers by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

17 Eleventh Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 4M3, Canada
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Calgary
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We spent three great nights at this gem of a bed and breakfast. The manager Joyce took very good care of us. We had wonderful breakfasts using real China. This B&B was a convent at one time, the rooms are so tastefully done. We stayed in the Donkin room, the rooms are named after the mines that were in the... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

It wasn't easy to find Vespers, but we saved the map of Glace Bay that Joyce gave us for future reference. We were in the Donkin Room which had a private bath outside of the room. It was on the third floor and a bit warm, but cooled down by the time we went to bed. The view from the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a very large b&b converted from a convent, almost at the edge of the ocean, in a depressed (ex-mining) town. The conversion is brilliant, the rooms spacious and interestingly decorated. Our large 2d-floor bedroom let us on to a deck that afforded fabulous views. The breakfast was good. The only thing I didn't like was the shower, which... More 

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Orange
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In this very remote corner of the world, this is a romantic and comfortable fantasy spot to stay. The house is an old convent right on the edge of a cliff with the most magnificent view of the ocean. It has been lovingly and beautifully restored. Each room is named for a now-closed coal mine in the area, and you... More 

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Gladwin, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I gave it four stars but note that I rarely give a full five stars. A wonder place to stay. All of the other comments by others about rooms, views, and breakfast are absolutely true. The host, Joyce, is great. We stayed in the Gardener Mine room on the third floor. Great view but no veranda. The shower in our... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at vespers and Glacé Bay. Joyce was a welcoming and generous host. The house is wonderful, full of history and beautifully restored. Fantastic coffee and breakfast. Excellent value.

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Dartmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were delighted to spend 2 nights at this wonderful place. The Vespers gives you a Whole experience - beautiful decor, comfortable room, delicious food, incredible view. Joyce was an exceptional hostess and cook, and she knows a lot about the area. I hated to leave.

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Gardiner, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What an amazing bed and breakfast! The large old Victorian home has been turned into a showplace! Joyce, our hostess, was kind, helpful, and a wonderful cook! We slept in the Aberdeen Room which is a second floor corner room with windows looking out 2 different sides of the house to the ocean. We watched lobster boats, a Newfoundland Ferry,... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I had an amazing stay here, Joyce was a lovely host and the baking was amazing. Sitting on the porch with a glass of wine looking out at the ocean ...amazing view! I would go back in a hear beat. Eastern Charm !

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This really is the only place to stay if you find yourself here. Joyce is wonderful and the house is fascinating. A great staging post or even somewhere to base yourself when you come and do the trail.

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