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Dalvay by the Sea Hotel

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16 Cottage Crest | Rte. 6, Dalvay Beach, Dalvay, Prince Edward Island C0A 1P0, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location, beautiful beach, good food, but be warned, there is no AC in the rooms. It was almost 90F in our room, and only open windows and fans blowing. It has a historic feel to it, but the bathrooms really need a makeover. Our room also had several beetle (or worse?) Insects crawling around. After killing several, went to... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dalvay is a beautiful inn in an amazing setting. The view out to the lake and ocean are breathtaking. The service was quite good but perhaps could have been a bit more attentive. We made a reservation for dinner which was delicious! Breakfast was excellent as well. The porch and sitting rooms were all warm and inviting - we happened... More 

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Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and make sure to pass it along to the staff. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sylvie More 

Ottawa
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87 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we came around the corner I was in LOVE. OMG the outside really does look like the White Sands Hotel from the Avonlea series. Was in time for afternoon tea, the dining room staff were very accommodating ( I wasn't an actual guest), and so polite. The "tea" was lovely and so relaxing. Would really like to go back... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We really appreciate it and we hope to see you in the near future! Best regards, Sylvie More 

Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous from the outside. We were so excited when we got there - it reminded me of the hotel in Dirty Dancing for some reason. 😊 But the hotel has been neglected and the rooms are so old and tired with no modern conveniences. Our bedroom door barely closed and the bathroom door would not close at... More 

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Thank Lindaisin
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Dear Lindaisin, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We will take in consideration your comments regarding the upgrades needed to our facilities. Our commitment to investing in our property will continue over the year. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next... More 

Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by for drinks on a hot Saturday afternoon. The hotel looks very stately from afar and on well maintained grounds. You can look around the hotel, but only if you either dine or are staying there as a guest. The main floor is beautifully decorated in antique and modern furnishings, giving one the impression of an old English style... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family recently stayed in 2 rooms for 4 nights. The bathrooms in rooms 8 and 10 were at the level of a cheap motel. Threadbare towels, a shower that was 1 inch higher than I am tall (I am 6'2"), no hooks for anything and no shelves for anything. Toilet got plugged up twice. Room very dark, no TV,... More 

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Dear gbb54, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our rooms amenities and restaurant. Our commitment to investing in our property will continue over the year. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Prince... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we drove around the bend of the beautiful lake nestled in front of the Dalvay, I was excited! But then we arrived and I was shocked! From the moment we reach the front of the building I started to feel a little worried. From afar the Dalvay looks picturesque until you reach it. As we walked to the entrance... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not stay at this hotel. We just stopped by for lunch while sightseeing in the area. However, I felt I needed to leave a review because it was such a memorable part of our trip. We were a party of 6, including 4 teenagers. The staff was amazing! They were very friendly and spent time talking to us... More 

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Hi tbpc4, Thank you for your wonderful review. I will make sure to pass this along to the staff! We hope to see you again in the near future! Have a great day! Sylvie More 

Detroit, Michigan
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79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an icon and hence the hefty cost to stay there. Unfortunately it lacks an attention to detail and service that I would expect from someplace comparable perhaps to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. We did participate in the tea which I found to be quite enjoyable. But I do think I would be more likely to... More 

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Hi AminaTree, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it. Have a great day! Sylvie More 

Caledon, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a couple of times now ( Lunch and Dinner). What a beautiful setting over looking the water. The ambiance here is fantastic and reflects the period that the mansion was built. An experience to remember and enjoy!!! Food and service is above average and provides value for money under the heading of "Fine Dining". You get... More 

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Hi schochmiester, Thank you for your wonderful comments! We hope to see you again in the near future! Sylvie More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dalvay-By-The-Sea, a National Historic Site of Canada, is an elegant Queen Anne Revival home built in 1895 by a Scottish-American oil tycoon. A summer resort hotel since the 1930's, Dalvay By-The-Sea is located at the east end of Prince Edward Island's National Park on scenic Dalvay Beach. There are 25 guest rooms; all are largely furnished in period antiques and all rooms offer a four-piece private bath. Each of our rooms is singular and unique. In addition, there are eight three-bedroom cottages located adjacent to the inn, offering vistas of the ocean, Dalvay Lake and acres of manicured grounds. The inn currently operates from June 1st - mid October, offering both accommodations and dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dalvay by the Sea Hotel

Address: 16 Cottage Crest | Rte. 6, Dalvay Beach, Dalvay, Prince Edward Island C0A 1P0, Canada
Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Dalvay
Price Range: $181 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dalvay by the Sea Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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