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25 Harbourview Road, Smith's Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia B0S 1S0 Canada
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Smith's Cove
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Harbourview Inn, an historic Nova Scotia bed and breakfast nestled among the beautiful oaks, white birch, and elms of Smith's Cove is truly a quiet refuge. Rated with four stars by Canada Select, Harbourview is located near Digby, Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast in one of the most historic and scenic areas of Nova Scotia. Guests love the warm hospitality, the beautiful rooms, complimentary breakfasts, and free wireless internet service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jillebeatty wrote a review Sep 20
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
We just had one night at the Harbourview Inn before we were catching the ferry to St John. We were booked in by a delightful receptionist - warm and funny. Our room was lovely. The owners are absolutely charming, interesting people. The walls of the Inn are covered in original art done by them. They serve a full breakfast of fruit, eggs, hash browns and toast - not just a continental breakfast. I left my jacket in the closet by mistake and Greg called us as we were on our way to the ferry to let me know he had it. Thoughtful and caring. We would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Bill D wrote a review Jul 2020
Dartmouth, Canada7 contributions11 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
My wife and I recently enjoyed a 3 night stay at this wonderful Inn and would highly recommend it for anyone visiting the area. The owners, Greg and Belinda, are new to the area and the inn business, but they are naturals. Both are very conversational, personable and attentive to your needs, whether it’s a recommendation for a restaurant or a request to leave a bucket of ice in the room. Rooms are clean and well appointed, the staff are friendly and equally conversational, and a delicious breakfast is served each morning in the sun porch. We particularly enjoyed quiet reading time (and a libation) on the covered porch while watching deer in a pasture across the lane. You have access to a pool a very short walk down a shady lane, and there is a stone and pebble beach close by for walking. When the tide is out you can walk for miles, search for sea glass or dig for clams. The inn is beautifully furnished with antiques and art work, and has various areas to sit and enjoy the view or a conversation. We quite enjoyed Greg’s stories, while Belinda is more the historian and tells of the wealthy elite from Boston and New York who were frequent visitors to the Inn and area in bygone days. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Harbourview Inn and hope to make a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Greg Metcalf, Owner at Harbourview Inn
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Thanks so much! We enjoyed having you stay with us and chatting with you. Its great to get positive feedback. Much appreciated. Hope we will see you again soon Greg
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Mobile 5063339784 wrote a review Sep 12
Rothesay, Canada1 contribution
Thanks Greg and Belinda for a great stay at your B&B. Our girls weekend was a lot of fun - the breakfasts, accommodations and company were all excellent. We did not use the pool but it looked lovely and the path to the beach was spectacular.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Bob D wrote a review Sep 4
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
I just have to say that we stayed at Harbourview for 4 nights/5 days and that we enjoyed the very accommodating rooms and services that Belinda, Greg and of course, Emma provided. Although we didn't use all the amenities (pool, tennis court, shuffle board, etc.), we just got a chance to relax!! The room was very nice and well maintained. These guys just make sure that you feel welcome and 'at home'.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Harbourview Inn Smiths Cove NS, Owner at Harbourview Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed your stay. And we will pass on your kind words to Emma, who will no doubt be delighted! Hope we see you again Greg & Belinda
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r E wrote a review Aug 2021
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We were in Nova Scotia for a celebration of life of a dear friend and had the pleasure of staying at the HarbourView Inn with Greg and Belinda as our hosts. The inn is a beautiful old style resort with all the modern amenities that you would expect from a grand resort. The room was large and comfortable with windows on two sides to let the night breezes in. After sleeping like a baby we were welcomed with a lovely breakfast every morning Served in the enclosed veranda. The eggs Benny the second morning were delightful but they were out done the next morning By a poached egg on a bed of prosciutto ham with cheese on top done in a muffin pan. The Olympic size pool on the property was a pleasure to slip into after a hard day of wandering the beach or having a leisurely lunch in the lovely village of Digby or visiting the art shops in Bear River or Annapolis Royal,All within a leisurely half hour drive I felt I was leaving home and family when our weeks stay came to an end
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 4 was great
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Response from Harbourview Inn Smiths Cove NS, Owner at Harbourview Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for these comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaDigbySmith's Cove
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbourview Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Harbourview Inn?
Nearby attractions include Prim Point Lighthouse (3.3 miles), The Flight Of Fancy (4.2 miles), and Admiral Digby Museum (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbourview Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Harbourview Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Harbourview Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbourview Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbourview Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wheelhouse Seafood And Pasta, Shoreline Restaurant, and The Crow's Nest - Digby - Shore Thing Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harbourview Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Harbourview Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Smith's Cove.
Are pets allowed at Harbourview Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbourview Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Port-Royal National Historic Site (8.4 miles).