Tripadvisor is a great tool for finding nice places to stay. We stayed at several recommended places on a recent trip with great success. We found the reviews to be very accurate. But our visit to this motel was a disappointing exception.
Based upon prior reviews we were eagerly looking forward to a planned three night visit. We arrived (on a midweek day) to find the doors locked and called the posted telephone number. After someone arrived, we discovered that our reservation had been lost and we were not expected. We provided a copy of email correspondence confirming a reservation and registered for our stay.
Upon settling into our room, we discovered several disappointing factors that led us to leave and find an alternate motel. The room was badly in need of repair. The blinds were broken and didn't allow us to see the nice view out the window. The television provided only two static filled channels. The bed included only sheets and a thin blanket (no quilt or bedspread.) Worst of all was a very strong, unpleasant smell (perhaps some type of cleaning product?)
To be fair, the room was clean. The young couple operating the motel was very nice and apologetic for the confusion regarding our reservation. They offered to help with our luggage (there are stairs to climb) and provided water bottles. (It was a warm day. I'm not sure there was air conditioning, if this is an issue for you.)
We were offered another room, but we had already made our decision and secured an alternate room in Halifax. My wife was also uncomfortable because it appeared that we would be the only guests at the motel. There was no problem obtaining a refund.
The location is truly beautiful and we were very disappointed because we had been so looking forward to our stay. Indicative of the current situation was that the restaurant was closed and had not been opened this year due to some type of management issue.
Compared to other reviewers, perhaps we were just unlucky with our reservation and got a lousy room. But I regretfully cannot recommend a stay at this motel.
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