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Lane's Privateer Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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312 reviews 312 reviews
150 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I understand this hotel is going to undergo a rehab, so hopefully things will be better then. The restaurant by the way just went through a rehab and is very good. I ate several breakfasts and dinners there and enjoyed them. My room was a small "Suite". It had a sofa and coffee table, But there was literally nowhere to... More

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Mooresville, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say enough good stuff about Lane's. I had booked several rooms for our group travel. Six of us. They had a private party going on and I had, had some concern our group would be somewhat ostracized since we were traveling my motorcycle. Just the opposite. They actually switched the birthday party group to the dining room area and... More

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Abu Dhabi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I chose Liverpool as a staging post to visit the SW of Nova Scotia and happened across Lanes. The Inn is a gluing together of the old front half of a property and a 'motel' style add-on at the rear. The restaurant has been recently renovated and done well to match the style of the old part. The food was... More

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Seattle Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I visited Nova Scotia in May of this year and Lane's was our first stop!!! Could not have picked a better location- loved Liverpool!- or a better place to stay. We were there at start of high season- remodel of bar had just happened- beautiful - and were there for the annual Theatre Festival- the opening party... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I spent two nights in this lovely historical inn, we really enjoyed the friendly service we received, not to mention the wonderful view of the Mersey river!! Our room was clean and comfortable. exactly the time my daughter and I needed. We enjoyed a delicious meal ( the chowder is one of a kind ) we will... More

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LanesPrivateerInn, Front Office Manager at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, blaizefly! We love all your fantastic comments, and hope you're in to see us again soon! The new Restaurant/Pub should be open May 13, and we're so excited to show everyone. (With so many changes on the horizon, we promise the chowder will remain the same.) More

Halifax, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My husband and stayed here for one night April 24th, found hair in our bed. They moved us to another room which had a big stain in the corner by the bathroom which looked like to me someone had gotten sick. They were suppose to give a discount on our room and ended up charging us more than what the... More

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LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We take your concerns very seriously and I assure you that both housekeeping and our laundry service have been spoken to and changes will be made. The stain to which you refer is from bleach that was spilled on the carpet. On the upside, Lane's Privateer Inn... More

Dartmouth, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I spent a very pleasant evening and overnight this past weekend. Our room provided everything we needed and we really liked having an outside entrance and a room with river views on two sides. We enjoyed a very tasty dinner and breakfast with awesome service. Nice to find locally roasted coffee as well as local beers and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Ritz service in a quaint Nova Scotia hotel..staff could not do enough Rooms are comfortable... Dining is delicious...and you havnt eaten till you have the chowder...travelling the south shore should start at the Privateer

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Despite patchy reports we scored a large and comfortable room that was reasonably well insulated from the pub below and the traffic out front. The décor is a little dated but not so much that it’s offensive. The staff were friendly and efficient and the whole place felt like a family run operation. Although the bathroom could do with a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We arrived, and we informed that the king suite we had booked was already taken, and that they had tried to call us for a few days to switch our room. I checked my cell phone (which I carry with me 24/7) not a single missed call or message. We took the queen bedroom anyway as it was less in... More

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Address: 27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Liverpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lane's Privateer Inn 3.5*
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Lane's Privateer Inn Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Situated on the beautiful Mersey River in the heart of Liverpool, this lovely inn was built in 1798. Originally a Privateer's mansion, it has been owned and operated by three generations of the Lane family. Lane's offers up-to-date hotel amenities mixed with the traditional warmth and charm of a small inn. Newly renovated Restaurant, Pub & Stone Patio overlook the river. Bookstore & Gourmet Shops offer local pottery and Illy espresso. 24 Air-conditioned Guestrooms, many with microwaves, fridges, and coffee makers. ... more   less 
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