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The Gathering House

148 Crescent St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 2Z8, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

It's an old house but very clean, charming and they make a great breakfast! You get a warm welcome in this 200 year old house. It's really quiet but also central situated. There is a nice bathroom with shower and bath tube. Gane the landlady is a wonderful host and gives good advice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It looks like a cool old house, but not at all what we expected. It had that funny smell like my grandmothers house, plus it seemed really dusty. There were no other guests there when we got there that we know of. The room was OK, although the A/C vent really needed to be cleaned. However, there was no key... More 

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Consecon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I am new to the world of Bed and Breakfast travel, but I must say my five night stay at the Gathering House B&B was absolutely wonderful. The hosts, Jean and Ken, were so very welcoming, resourceful, and friendly that I felt like family and not a guest at all. Their home is a beautifully and lovingly restored Victorian house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came to Sydney looking for quiet and convenient accommodations for one night before heading to Louisbourg. We couldn't have made a better choice. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The room was big and we had our own bathroom with shower, which was great after a long drive. The location was very convenient and allowed us to walk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It took us an hour and a quarter to find this place, even after getting directions at the Sydney Information Location. The street off Kings Rd, which was highlighted, ends after one block, for about 1/5 of a kilometer, and then picks up on the left to what appears to be an entirely different street. When the owner was called... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Gathering Place is a well-preserved Queen Anne-style house in a quiet neighborhood a couple of kilometers from downtown Sydney. The B&B proprietors, Jean and Ken, are both retired from the RCMP. They're quite friendly, and several times invited us to socialize with them and their friendly dog in their living room. Jean is an excellent cook, and we greatly... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights with two other couples. It was a wonderful, fun experience. the rooms were very clean and comfortable and the food was excellent. The owners were very hospitable and spent time with us telling us about the area and sights to see. We loved the big wrap around porch with the table and chairs... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

For our first night at this B and B, Jean organized a birthday surprise of flowers, wine and steamed mussels for my friend who was celebrating her birthday while on this trip to Nova Scotia. My friend's son had phoned Jean ahead of our visit and asked her to do something special for the birthday girl. And what a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We felt very welcome staying with Jean and Ken. Even though he was not feeling well, Ken took the time to visit and was very interesting to talk to. Joan was an encyclopedia of local knowledge and shared quite a few interesting stories. One you can ask her about is The Piss Whistler. Being a dog lover and missing my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed for a night at the B&B and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay! It was clean, cosy, and the hosts were very helpful. I was like a lost traveller and they were incredibly helpful! Jean and Ken are great hosts and their dog, "Shadow", also welcomes guests with the same spirit. I really recommend this place and Jean goes out... More 

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