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Grand Narrows Hotel

11 Derby Point Rd, Grand Narrows, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reidsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked this on line after reading the reviews especially the one that said the yummy breakfast... The room that we paid the extra for overlooked the Barra Strait. The only thing I didn't like was the old claw foot tub with the linen draped tub surround while having a shower. The room was large and so was the... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Grand Narrows Hotel is a place where you can instantly feel connected to history. Having spent two days there helped us disconnect from the technology driven world and reconnect with the natural world in a serene, peaceful environment. We stayed in the large Bell Room facing the Barra Strait. The larger rooms act as sitting rooms where you can... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A building from the era of railway hotels - high ceilings, large rooms, wide corridors - in a most tranquil location - being run as a great B&B by enthusiasts who are restoring the building to its full glory while providing every modern comfort

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We did not have the opportunity to stay overnight, but we did spend the afternoon here with a group of Gaelic enthusiasts. What a magnificent place! The owners have done a fabulous job decorating and upgrading and would have loved to have seen the rooms! We had afternoon tea with our group which was out of this world! Ceud mìle... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We chose the Grand Narrows hotel for a few nights in the middle of a self drive trip around Nova Scotia. The hope was to have quiet couple of nights to recharge the batteries. We could not have chosen a better place to stay, the hotel is indeed in a quiet, scenic, location away from the crowds. The rooms were... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It was like we were going way back in the past. The tall ceilings and roomy rooms (we were in one of the 2 front lakeview rooms). A lot of history at this B&B. The host was very freindly and helpful. We felt at home there. Locals were swimming at the beach but we didn't feel the weather was hot... More 

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Sylvan Lake
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed here for one night. The house is beautiful & you can just feel the history in it. It was cool to stay in a place that has so much history attached to it. Our room was simple & clean, it was nice to have a private bathroom.If you want a quiet, no fuss, relaxing spot to stay this... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This hotel is practically on top of Bras d'Or with beautiful views and sunsets. The MacNeil's are wonderful people who make you feel welcome and are happy to give advice on where to go. We fell asleep listening to the frogs both nights...would definitely go back.

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Thank you for your kind review. It is very nice to hear you enjoyed our "Old Hotel" and the beautiful view! More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I stayed at the Grand Narrows with my husband 2 summers ago. It was a fantastic place to take a break and have a nice hot shower (and real bed!) and breakfast after our fun busy camping trip on the Cabot trail! It was a beautiful building with a lovely host and a yummy breakfast! And soooo much history!

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Edison, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My husband and I spent two days at this historic property which is being carefully restored. The owners were more than happy to share their insights and stories regarding the building and how they came to own it. Elaine was proud to share two books that include accounts of the grand old hotel when she realized we were interested. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Standing prominently on the eastern shores of the Barra Strait on the Bras d'Or Lakes, this grand three storey structure (Second Empire) was built as an elegant 15 bedroom hotel in 1887. With large gathering rooms, two full-length verandas, spacious bedrooms, and a grand winding staircase. It features the privacy and space of a hotel with the added touch of a friendly rural B&B. Our location on a large beachfront property ensures that guests can enjoy swimming in the clean, crystal waters of Bras d'Or, the largest and most beautiful salt-water lake in the world. Stroll down a quiet country road that hugs the shoreline where two natural marshes provide shelter to an abundance of birds and other wildlife. Watch the eagles soar overhead, and enjoy still summer evenings on the front veranda with breathtaking sunsets over the hills of Iona. The Barra Strait Marina and Wheelhouse Café are only a few steps away, which adds to the charm of Grand Narrows. The Grand Narrows Hotel B&B is conveniently located in Central Cape Breton, making it the ideal base for travelling to many of the island's destinations, such as the Highland Village Museum, The Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, numerous golf courses, and more. The Grand Narrows Hotel B&B was built to coincide with the new Inter-colonial Railway and accommodated passengers from both rail and ferry. The hotel's historic guest registers boast the names of many prosperous and distinguished people, including: Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Charles Tupper, U.S. Presidents Cleveland, Roosevelt and Taft, and many other leaders of industry. Our accommodations include four renovated rooms with private baths, three with queen bed and one with a double. The hotel still offers the same enchanting setting that it once did more than 100 years ago. Breakfast is included. Available for weddings, rehearsal parties, family reunions, and special events. Hotel guests included Alexander Graham Bell, King George VI, Sir Charles Tupper, Lord Stanley,Teddy Roosevelt, William H. Taft and Grover Cleveland and many others. Only 4hrs. from Halifax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Narrows Hotel

Address: 11 Derby Point Rd, Grand Narrows, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Grand Narrows
Price Range: $83 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Narrows Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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