We stayed at the Osprey Shores Golf Resort on Saturday 9th June. We thought that the web-site was excellent and we were looking forward to something quite special. We were travelling up to Cape Breton and wanted to stop on the way. From that point of view Guysborough is a fair stopping point. Taking account of the fact that it was absolutely pouring with rain when we arrived it was difficult to enjoy the surroundings and I am sure if the sun was shining that this hotel is in a great position. The room was adequate and looked as though it had been recently painted and the curtains appeared new. The furnishings were ok but there was a large stain on the chair in our room, the chest of drawers didn't shut properly and the leg fell off the chair in our friend's room. The bathrooms are a bit tired and quite small.The TV had terrible reception on every channel. I know it is early in the season but it felt a bit unloved but I wouldn't go as far as to say musty. What really disappointed was the lack of facilities. The rooms are equipped with a fridge (bit stained) and a microwave but no facilities for making drinks. Do golfers only drink beer? What we wanted on a cold rainy evening was a decent coffee or a cup of tea but no and the club house didn't oblige either. We hadn't appreciated that we wouldn't be able to eat at the Resort. However, undaunted we set out for the village of Guysborough and fortunately we were able to have a cup of tea at the bakery which was fine. They told us that they were open until 8pm and that the only other open restaurant was the Big G's Pizza restaurant. The Rare Bird Inn mentioned on the web-site of the Osprey Shores had yet to open for the season. We tried to eat at the sister hotel in Guysborough but they would only take us if we were staying there so we ate at Big G's which was a very middling experience and the wine list had two varieties on it - red or white! Wine was sold by the glass!! When we returned to our rooms at the Osprey Shores the club house was shut up and we couldn't get anything to drink, hot, cold or otherwise. (What we really wanted was a coffee!). We weren't there to play golf, so I can't comment on the course. We were just glad to move on on the the Sunday morning (with no breakfast!). Sorry in season this might be a wholly different experience, but at the time of year when we visited I think the facilities are a bit lacking and we could have done with knowing that in advance.
- Also Known As:
- Osprey Shores Golf Resort Nova Scotia/Guysborough
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxed Maritime vacation getaway. 10 room motel style lodge, 9 hole golf course, cycling, hiking, volleyball, badminton, croquet, horseshoes, outdoor swimming pool, bonfire pit and private cove with boat dock and launch. Complimentary continental breakfast and WiFi in Clubhouse. In-room amenities: Queen Chiropractic mattress, blanket duvet and 280 thread count sheets, Crabtree & Evelyn bath products, robes, flat panel TV, coffee maker and club chairs. Five rooms have single sofa bed. Certified pet friendly rooms. ... more less