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“Great golf trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Broad Cove Marsh Road, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Inverness B&B and Inns
Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great golf trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a perfect location for anyone wishing to golf Cabot Links. We were very pleased and impressed with this Inn. As mentioned in several other reviews, the rooms are very clean, spacious, and nicely furnished and the bed was very comfortable. There is no air conditioning but we had a corner room with lots of windows and a ceiling fan and we were lucky to be there when there was a nice breeze. The young woman who was there when we arrived was friendly, but we left for dinner and didn't really see anyone else around until breakfast when we met the owner. I would absolutely stay here again. It is great value compared to the cost of other accomodations near golf courses. The money we saved by staying here vs Cabot Links covered the cost of a fabulous meal at the Panorama Restaurant at the golf course (also highly recommended).

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We just had a lovely two days of golf in Inverness. We stayed at MacLeod Inn just a five minute drive from Cabot Links.The room we stayed in was clean, large and nicely furnished. The staff and owner made us feel welcomed and were more then willing to answer various questions about the area. We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rowayton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We recently rented two rooms for four nights at the MacLeod Inn.Two of us were playing golf at the excellent new Cabot Golf Links.The Inn is just a five minute drive from Cabot.Our rooms were $85 CAD.per night a significant saving over rooms at Cabot.
The rooms were very attractive.Exactly as pictured on the Inn`s website.They were just re-carpeted.
Alistair MacLeod was a friendly and accommodating host.We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We booked a room at MacLeod Inn by email in July 2012, two months before our trip from the UK, gave all our credit card details in full and received (and still have) a confirmation from Mr MacLeod.

However, on arrival in late afternoon, without even asking our names, we were told by the woman in reception, "We're over-booked so we're sending you to our Beach Village." A bad start that only got worse, as the Beach Village turned out to be not the nice rooms on MacLeod's Inn web site but a scattering of probably 50-year old plywood, creaking, smelly, scruffy caravan-style huts in a windswept muddy field. Without any breakfast. For the same rate as the Inn.

They made no effort to tell us of the overbooking in advance of arrival - we had access to email the whole trip. They offered no apology or other recompense. They did not even offer a discount (not that the wood huts would have been acceptable at any price). We just felt scammed, as it felt as if this was their common practice to overbook, take the first arrivals into the Inn and send the rest of us mugs down the road to the "Beach Village". The person at the Beach Village as much as confirmed this, saying words to the effect that "Oh, yeah, they send people down here quite often."

So we left, found a room at the nice and honest (if old) Gables motel at the south end of Inverness and cheered up with a good dinner and live music at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou.

I should say this is the event that finally got me to join TripAdvisor as a contributor even if it's taken me six months to calm down enough to submit it. We have records of this whole trip so this isn't poor memory, just a bad experience. Now, off to write more positive reviews of the wonderful places we stayed on our otherwise great two weeks in Nova Scotia.

Room Tip: If offered a "room" at the Beach Village instead, don't take it - get your money back...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Orillia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was great value for the money. The staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast was simple but exactly what we wanted and the room we had was so spacious, clean and well appointed! We did have a room that the bathroom was across the hall but the bathroom was totally private and quite large.
We had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning when in the area! A very easy place to reccommend.

  • Stayed August 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

The inn has a wonderful view in sunset, nice and quiet place to stay. The rooms are good and clean except the carpet which looks to be a bit old and stained. The bed wasn't great but other than that we had a good one night stay. The breakfast was good as well.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We had a great stay at this inn. It is located outside of the town, but that didn't bother us. The location is a beautiful rural setting with views of the water. Our room was large with a big bathroom as well. I had one of the best sleeps in ages at this inn; it was so quiet and peaceful. The breakfast is plain but more than satisfactory with cereals, breads, fresh fruit, muffins, scones, juice & coffee/tea. Overall, a great experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about MacLeod Inn

Address: Broad Cove Marsh Road, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Inverness
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
MacLeod Inn Inverness, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island

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