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“Great location but bothersome smell” 2 of 5 stars
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Clifty Cove Motel
8444 Peggy's Cove Rd | Peggy's Cove Area, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3R1, Canada   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Indian Harbour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toronto
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great location but bothersome smell”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

This is a basic motel with reasonable price. The location is great, only 3 minutes from Peggy's Cove. Beach view from the window is fantastic. However, what bothered me the most was the smell in the room. It was the smell of toilet, you know, that of a public toilet. It hit us right when we entered the room. In fact during the night, I was awaken a few times being bugged by the smell. The bedsheets were thin and worn, felt like they were washed and used for 10 years. I don't feel comfortable lying under the sheets. However, the ower lady was super nice. Got to give her credits. But she should hire better cleaners to clean the bathroom and replace all the bedsheets.

  • Liked — View from the window
  • Disliked — Owner not able to confirm reservation by email, no internet booking available, room odor, filfy bed sheets
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

Clifty Cove is a very, very basic motel experience. Besides having an ok view of the ocean, the beds are nice, and the water is hot, and the tv is good. I was disappointed to see that most dreaded of bug, the 'water bug', aka roach, in the small bathroom (with a leaky water faucet - probably why he was hanging around) :p Just a wee little guy, but still...

However, overall it wasn't bad, and was easy to find and convenient to Peggy's Cove and other cute beachy areas around Halifax. Set your expectations realistically.

  • Liked — location, price
  • Disliked — small leaky bathroom
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Calgary
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

Great family owned motel. Basic but clean with wonderful ocean cove view from the room. Very accommodating owners, even let me use their phone and came to get me when I received a return call. We ended up buying the property that was for sale next door. Beautiful part of Nova Scotia.

  • Liked — Location on ocean front
  • Disliked — No phone
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2007

We stayed for 3 nights and wish we could've stayed forever. Very basic but exceptionally clean. Great rates and friendly proprietors made for a pleasant stay. Very close to Peggy's Cove. If you'd just like to relax, you can take a beer with you and sit behind the motel in their Muskoka chairs and just watch the ocean. Amazing. A few nice restaurants close by all with the typical down east laid back feel. Thinking about going back this summer for a week or 2.

  • Liked — Right on the ocean.
  • Disliked — We had to leave.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cincinnati oh
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2007

This was a wonderful motel with an awesome view of the bay. We were totally pleased with our stay. Prices were reasonable.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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WOONSOCKET
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2006

We came across this place by chance, and we were going to pass on it because it wasn't listed in our AAA trip book, but the waterfront location was so stunning that we decided to give it a shot. We were very glad we did! It's a mom & pop place with very basic rooms - no phone, no fridge, but with comfortable beds, cable tv, and a shower with good water pressure - and strictly non-smoking. It's about two miles from Peggy's Cove and right on the ocean, and we were amazed to find a room in such a great location for only $71. Canadian per night. The room was very clean and we had no noise issues from other guests either night we were there. They were all first-floor rooms - I believe there were 10 units. I would definitely stay there again.

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Additional Information about Clifty Cove Motel

Address: 8444 Peggy's Cove Rd | Peggy's Cove Area, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3R1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Indian Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Indian Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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