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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in one of the budget non-upgraded units in the back which did have a number of small flies in it. The manager, Cristena, apologized profusely for the bugs with explanation, but it does make for a more rustic feel for sure. The outside porch area above door could use a good broom-sweep, as there were lots of spiders... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My inlaws reside in Whycocomagh. We generally would stay at their house, however we came with a group this time. I booked two rooms for two couples. The motel is well looked after, rooms are a bit dated....however VERY CLEAN! I was elated to see that they open up their facilities to the public (pool, laundry) Whycocomagh is a very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were infested with flies and moths. Paint and furniture needed updating. Beautiful view of the water from the balconies could have been had for free while we stayed somewhere nicer. This location is more like a camp site than a motel.

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry about the insects. We have to leave the lights on outside the room for obvious safety reasons and it attracts the insects, which get sucked into the room when the door is opened. Our housekeeping staff vacuums the rooms and sweeps the outside windows and doors daily. The owner and I have been continually upgrading the motel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights and it was nice. Bathrooms and rooms were clean and the location was perfect. It's located between the Cabot trail and Halifax. Free pool and some trails out back for walking. The view from the hill was great too! I'll definitely come back again!

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Thank Stephen S
Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review ! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love for you to visit us again :) Enjoy the rest of your summer ! Christena More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night while visiting and exploring the Cabot Trail. Perfect location. Not too far away. A couple stores and gas station just down the road. Room was very clean and beds were comfortable.

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for your lovely review :) We too get caught up in the beautiful view even when checking guests in . I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer :) Christena More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Manager is very friendly and welcoming, sharing information on the motel and local places to eat. The room was comfortable and spotlessly clean (although a little dated), and I appreciated having a fridge, microwave and kettle, and especially an efficient, and quiet air conditioner. I didn't use the swimming pool, but saw lots of guests using it, and all... More 

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Linda for your great review :) I hope I didn't keep you too long talking about Cape Breton, lol, I do tend to get carried away ! The pool has been very busy this year indeed and you will have to come back some time and take advantage of it :) Thanks again and enjoy the rest of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night after arriving on the ferry. We checked in late and were happy to have a clean room to sleep in. Very pretty view and well cared for grounds. Friendly check in, nice people to do business with. There are a few restaurants close by and that is an added plus.

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review :) I know you didn't really have much time here but am very happy you enjoyed your stay ! Maybe some day you'll have the chance to visit again :) Thanks again, Christena More 

Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place is great and run by folks who obviously love doing it. We were there 3 nights, traveling with our dog. The rooms are what you might expect but very well cared for. (A couple nearby rooms were being updated while we were there). The view of the lake is just as their website shows and the town itself... More 

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much :) It was so great to meet you guys and your very sweet Dog xo. Whycocomagh is indeed a very beautiful and peaceful town that is just perfect for unwinding and relaxing after a busy day of exploring Cape Breton. Thanks for mentioning that :) Knowing our Guests (2 legged and 4 legged ), enjoyed their stay... More 

Alliston, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for one night and ended up staying for two. The staff was amazing, Christine and both cleaning staff were wonderful, helpful and truly good hearted people. Christine is the kind of person who makes you feel good about humanity. She made is feel as though we were home, I can't say enough about how wonderful she is. I... More 

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you SO MUCH Victoria xo A Huge part of what makes this job so great are meeting amazing people like you and Denis :) I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and would Love for you guys to visit again ! Safe travels and enjoy the rest of your summer :) XO Christena More 

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Very friendly and helpful desk person. She shared everything she could think of to make our visit to Whycocomagh enjoyable. Sadly the weather was not good and there wasn't anything to do. Motel is basic although the king bed rooms had fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster (of all things). No hair dryer. We did laundry in what was a... More 

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Christena R, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Motel. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your friends the other day. Maybe someday there's a chance to come back either in the summer when the Ceildhs are in full swing, or in October during Celtic Colors(an entire week of concerts all over the Island :)) I do hope the weather... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Fair Isle Motel

Address: 9557 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
Price Range: $69 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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