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The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages

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802 Dingwall Road | P.O. Box 47, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada (Formerly The Markland Coastal Resort)
The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed at the Markland during Celtic Colours. We had reserved a log room which was available when we arrived -- a plus always! We went to the room and it was ok -- especially since there's a choice of one hotel in Dingwall. When I ran the water to brush my teeth, I found there wasn't much water pressure.... More 

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Nottingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages are right at the end of the road through Dingwall and what a location; the views are stunning. We stayed in a lovely comfortable cabin with views down the grassed slope towards a small copse of trees and a quiet sand and shingle beach. The onsite restaurant does very good breakfasts and evening meals. I... More 

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Ottawa, ON Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed in a log room with a little patio. The location definitely can't be beat and the view is something else. There is a cute little beach for the guests and we spent some time just looking out into the distance. It was very windy and cold so we were glad that we could walk across the lot to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed the night in Cabin 14 on October 18 and on opening the door you could hear and see flies everywhere, I walked up to the registration office and told them that the room was full of flies and that I wanted another room, the person that ran the desk told me that she was very... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have recently visited Nova Scotia, and the highlight was a two day trip to Cape Breton Island to see the dramatic fall colours. The Markland has been a family favourite for more years than I know, with friendly welcome, cottages with either sea view or set among trees. We stayed during Canadian Thanksgiving, 12-14 October, the ideal time for... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Don't let the gray exterior of the cottages fool you. The inside of each was spacious & finished with gorgeous knotty pine, both wall and ceiling. We stayed in a triple with another couple - two bedrooms on the outside with a connecting kitchen/lounge in between. All had bathrooms & the view from the long porch was awesome. Breakfast was... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Since we had lots of time, we decided to break the trail in half and find a place to stay. Everyone encouraged us to go to the Keltic Lodge, but we wanted to find something closer to the top of the trail. The Markland is a series of cottages bu the sea. We stayed in one of the log rooms.... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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158 reviews 158 reviews
53 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in October. We stayed in a room rather than a cabin. It was quiet, spacious, had good views of the ocean, and we appreciated the heating. Wifi worked okay. Price was very reasonable. I found the food here a little disappointing. Breakfast was a choice of breads (bread, bagels, English muffins) with toaster and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Markland is midway around the Cabot Trail, in a lovely setting looking out over the North Atlantic with Cape North in the distance. Because we like taking our time on the Trail, this is the perfect spot to take an overnight break. To reach the Markland one drives through the lovely fishing village of Dingwall and past the Harbor... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

well maintained cottages. private beaches walking from our room. very quiet place. nice view of the ocean. not far from the most beautiful scenery in Cape Breton. A lot of choices for breakfast. good size kitchen and dinning room for family

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