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Margaree Riverview Inn

2.0 of 5 21045 Route 19 | Junction Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia B0E 2A0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're looking for a hotel with all the frills, this is not it. However if you are looking for a clean place to lay your head that's budget friendly, this is your spot. It's located right on the Cabot Trail which is handy for touring around, and only a 5 minute drive to the Dancing Goat (a MUST try... More

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48 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Were we ever surprised upon arrival in Port Hawkesbury to learn that there are a total of four hotel/motels in the area - and they were all booked. We'd just driven four hours from Lunenburg and couldn't bear the idea of another hundred sixty kilometers to Sydney (which was off our intended route anyway), so we had no idea where... More

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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect of this hotel as I couldn't really find anything else in the area as we had to make fast reservations. I had read the mixed reviews and as always I was hoping that we would be one of those people that were pleasantly surprised. The motel itself is of the older style and kind that... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night doing the Cabot Trail. This was our last night in Cape Breton with my family and I wanted to make it enjoyable for them but it wasn't. I reserved a room several nights ahead of time which was suite 1, the most expensive I believe. But when we arrived we asked if we could see... More

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Werger, Owner at Margaree Riverview Inn, responded to this review

Well, they are the most ignorant people I have ever stayed here in my 15 years operating this business. I guess they are also racist who don't like people with German accent! Them self coming originally from an oriental country complaining about accent, they should be ashamed of them self (I think one could not even talk English). When they... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here with our large dog while we were doing the Cabot Trail, and found it to be a very clean place-floors were laminate so did not smell or look weathered. Perfect location to start the trail, and the owner directed us to beautiful hiking/waterfalls within a 15 min drive. Only critique was I found the... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The owner/staff were exceptional, helpful and knowledgeable. We were greeted by the owner, he was so very helpful and directed us to a lovely restaurant for dinner. He provided us with ice as needed and was a joy to talk to about the area. The room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. Would recommend a stay here!

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booked through booking.com and called to ask about room amenities. The owner was so abrupt and outright rude that I decided not to go there. I called booking.com and they had to intervene on our behalf. When I cancelled he still charged a fee. Something is very off and I am happy we did not stay at this property.

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He booked at booking.com and I have just him told that he has to cancel with them. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, I have just charged a small fee (I could have charge the whole amount). He did not ask for room amenities, he just wanted to stay in Cheticamp. More

Hamilton, Ontario
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a great place to stay! Staff were so helpful and our room was clean and spacious. It was well equipped with a microwave, coffee, tea etc. Easy drive up access to room. The person at the front desk even let me borrow his vacuum for me to vacuums out my car. He set everything up for me when I... More

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Margaree Forks, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You know, a place this old for this price isn't going to be 110% perfect. But it's pretty darn close, for half the price of other places, and the owner and cleaning staff are fantastic. Any minor troubles we had he found a way to accomodate us, and when we left money in our room by accident she returned it... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After travelling the Cabot trail we ended up in Cheticamp. Let's just say one night was enough in that fishing community. We were booked for two nights. Not wanting to stay in the ugly village we looked elsewhere. Margaree Valley is beautiful and often overlooked. We ended up staying in the deluxe suite at the Riverview. It was more like... More

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Address: 21045 Route 19 | Junction Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia B0E 2A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Margaree Forks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Margaree Riverview Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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Margaree Riverview Inn Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia

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