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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is beautiful and the location could not be more idyllic. Rooms, bathrooms and communal spaces are all very clean and well maintained. Only complaint about the hostel would be the seemingly rigid and inexplicably late check in time of 4pm. We turned up at 2pm at the same time as another couple and were told that we would... More 

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Thank danigross88
Bear10705, Front Office Manager at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Danielle for the review and for choosing our place and Cape Breton Island for your honeymoon! We are happy you thought our place was beautiful and clean and wanted to give context to your experience regarding our check-in times. Our check-in is between 4 pm and 8 pm, 7 days a week and this allows for us to... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was very clean, the staff were friendly, and the kitchen/lounge areas were very spacious. The hostel only has a few rooms but it very cute in it's own way. It offers great views as well a very at-home feel.

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Thank Michelle L
Bear10705, Front Office Manager at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for your review! We're always pleased to hear our guests thought we were a friendly bunch who take pride in Bear on the Lake Guesthouse and I'm happy it showed. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled around the east coast of Canada a number of times, and I've stayed at Bear on the Lake every time I've been out that way in the last few years. Absolutely fantastic. Not only is it one of the safest, cleanest, and most enjoyable hostels I've ever stayed at - it is also one of the main... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at Bear on the Lake many times and do so for a reason - it's amazing!! There are several comfortable dorms and a few beautiful private rooms. The owner and staff are always friendly and welcoming and take pride in the business and in showing Cape Breton off. There's a large kitchen and common area as well as... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in one of the private rooms with my son and husband. The room was clean, bed super comfortable and the view from the deck is awesome. This is the perfect place if you want to socialize, relax and cook your own meal at night. The staff was lovely and very informative. Which I could have stayed longer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I stayed here here with my mom in late June 2016 as we wanted to look around Cape Breton before continuing our adventure. The place was beautiful and very clean. We had a private room with a bathroom and common area shared between the two private rooms upstairs. The bed was prehaps not the most comfortable but by no means... More 

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Bear10705, Manager at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Jaklyn for the positive review! We were happy to host you and your mom and glad to hear you thought we were amazing :) We were disappointed to hear that you found the queen bed to be uncomfortable as we bought new mattresses for the private rooms just last summer. It may be that you enjoy a softer... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The staff is great. The guests visiting when I stayed were friendly, which, in my opinion, is an indicator of a great hostel. The major downfall I found is one bathroom to a dozen beds in the first floor. Get up early, otherwise, if you have a car, you can visit the provincial park just a couple of km down... More 

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Bear10705, General Manager at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you David for staying at our place and for the review! I'm happy to hear you think our staff and place are great but concerned that you didn't experience our multiple bathrooms. Perhaps in future we can do a better job of showing you around our place as there are two bathrooms available to your room of 5 people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice stay on a beautiful place. Liam did a really good job. Petfect location to explore the whole Cape Breton. The kitchen has more or less everything what you need. Sadly no brakfast. The hostel is on a beautiful spot with a beautiful view to the lake d'or.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, it's a nice and pleasant hostel to stay with furniture and room functional and the staff is really kind and helpful. Although we just stay here for one night, we'll choose here as accommodation again!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I go every year to stay here for Celtic Colours Festival - it is not in a town so you must have a car or bike to get around. However if you are lucky enough to stay here you will have instant friends - a great house that offers shared rooms (bunk beds) or private rooms but the large shared... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bear on the Lake Guesthouse overlooks the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes of Cape Breton Island at the start of the Cabot Trail. We're centrally located and within an hour to all of Cape Breton's highlights such as the Cabot Trail, Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Historic Site Newfoundland Ferry and just down the road from world class hiking, whale watching, kayaking, sailing and museums. We have both dormitory-style and private accommodations and all guests are welcome to use our kitchen, campfire pit, free wi-fi, hammocks, board games and more! Watch the eagles overhead and the moose in the backyard! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

Address: 10705 Highway 105 | Aberdeen, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
Price Range: $47 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Bear On The Lake Guesthouse Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
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