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“Finally made it to the Maritimes” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 1J4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Langley City, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Finally made it to the Maritimes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Wonderful hotel. Great breakfast, rooms are lovely AND CLEAN! Would definitely stay there the next time we go to Halifax.
The hotel staff were more than helpful. It is great that they have a restaurant in the hotel. After a day of sight seeing it was nice to settle in and not have to go out again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Hello maccharles, and thank you for visiting the Maritimes. We are very pleased that you chose Chocolate Lake during your inaugural visit to Nova Scotia, and even happier to hear that we helped to make your visit a memorable one. Come back soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Antigonish, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My two aunts and I decided to stay at the Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake for a girl's night. I had stayed at this hotel previously, shortly after it was opened. I was pleased to see Cocoa still on duty. What a great idea that was to have a chocolate lab as a mascot. It was my pleasure to take her for a walk on a quiet, sunny Sunday morning.

My aunts wanted a suite, so we were offered a suite one on the fourth floor. Nice room, with two queen beds, flatscreen in a bedroom and a separate area with pull out, another flat screen and a kitchenette area. Front desk staff competent and friendly.

What attracted me to this hotel was the availability of a salt water pool. I had a lovely swim in the pool at 6 am. I have trouble with chlorine in pools, but am able to swim in a pool with a salt water system. It's not large, but very nice. Bright and clean with separate area with hot tub and a gym adjacent.

I prefer the rooms with the lake view, but there were no suites available. The night was fine. We had a great time catching up. It's close enough to malls in Halifax. We took a drive out to Peggy's Cove, it's just further along the same road.

Breakfast was good. The dining room was busy. We went up to breakfast on Sunday at 7:30 and it was not bad then, but really filled up. Pretty nice spread for a complimentary breakfast. I would like to see more of a fruit offering though.

I will look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, Welcome Ambassador at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Hello AntigonishBarb, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We love hearing from our guests and are so pleased that you had a good time with us.
Thanks for taking me for a walk while you were here. As you could probably tell, I need to drop a few pounds before the holidays and every bit of exercise helps!
See you again soon, Woof Woof.
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Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Friendly helpful staff, variety at hot breakfast several of guest had dogs of various sizes. We did not bring our dog on future trips we would bring our dog to this hotel.Location is near major malls however it is away from downtown Halifax.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, Welcome Ambassador at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Hello Ray W, Thanks for sharing your comments with everyone, and thank you for choosing Chocolate Lake Hotel. I can't wait to see you again, and to meet your dog!
I love meeting new furry friends. Woof Woof

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Cape Breton
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel has so much to offer!
The reception area is large. The front desk staff are efficient and friendly.
The rooms are a good size and the beds are comfortable.
It offers the best continental breakfast I have ever had. You may eat in their dining room (table, booth or bar area) or out on the patio (weather permitting) to over look Chocolate Lake.
There is a pool, hot tub, exercise room and games room.
It is a convenient location for travel in the Halifax area.
We have used this hotel on several occasions for the above reasons!

Room Tip: Drive up to your room if you want a double size bed and look out on the lake! Try to avoid the room...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear RetiredTravellar06, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We love to hear from our regular guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chocolate Lake!
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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The hotel is clean and tidy with very good hot breakfast, indoor pool, exercise room. The room is modern and functional. The only thing I am too happy is the wireless internet in the room can be sporadic. Great for family.

Room Tip: Facing the lake is a bonus and is quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Superior room quality: modern decor, comfortable bedding, and sparkling clean bathroom. New anti-microbial remote control covers an added touch. Free buffet breakfast was hot and fresh. Excellent location with free parking, free Wi-Fi, and friendly service. Will return!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ancaster ontario canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on a recent trip to the East Coast. Service was great, the view was lovely and the room was really clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was a cool, rainy day when we arrived and we were worn out from walking the hills of Halifax for hours and hours, so we just ate at the hotel dining room. Food was fine, seafood chowder and salads and a great pint of Garrison beer, a brewery that we had visited earlier in the day. It's a very short drive from Halifax and if you don't mind paying for parking in the city, a good location. The breakfast buffet was great with lots of choices.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 1J4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Halifax
#5 Business Hotel in Halifax
#5 Family Hotel in Halifax
#6 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia is newly redesigned, offering you exceptional comfort in a gorgeous, convenient location. Visiting Halifax for business or pleasure? BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake is the ideal hotel for you. We have everything you need and more, all in a tranquil lakeside setting. So trust the brand that makes travellers feel comfortable worldwide. This Four Star Canada Select property offers Free Hot Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking, Free Wireless and Hardwired internet, Games Room, Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub, Exercise Facilities, Conference Facilities and the Lakeside Grill. We complete the experience with a resident Chocolate Lab named Cocoa. ... more   less 
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