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“Comfortably Borderline Rustic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bras d'Or Lakes Inn

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Bras d'Or Lakes Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 St. Peter's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saskatoon
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87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Comfortably Borderline Rustic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

A good choice if you are in the St. Peters area. Nice views from the back of the Inn. Unfortunately we had a room which had the largest electrical cables I have seen attached to the building just outside our window. Putting that aside the rooms were clean, comfortable and with all the amenities. We attended a Ceilidh held at the Inn ($5 got you two hrs. of local talent followed by a jam session). Very friendly and accomodating staff and an excellent dining room on site.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CruisinSaskatoon
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Brasdor, Public Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
The Rustic charm with waterfront views from the back, accommodating staff and excellent dining are a few of the amenities at the Inn that we hope everyone recognizes. We internally do recognize that the power entrance into the building was not designed nor placed with much aesthetic consideration – and hence the room you were in is usually the last assigned on the upper floor. Those cables are something! I am happy they did not detract too much from appears to have been a good experience. Thank you for the review.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Ellicott City
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

You will feel right at home staying at this Cape Breton inn right on the Lake Bras d'Or in St. Peters. Husband and wife owners Rhoda & Jean-Pierre are wonderful hosts. Jean-Pierre is an excellent chef that adds a touch of Normandy to the local fare. Our room had a Queen bed and it was comfortable and clean. Also, during our August stay, they had live acoustic music in the bar area, where Betty can delightfully attend to your drinks. She may even encourage you to a Celtic dance with the musicians. Well-appointed rooms, gourmet food, free Wi-Fi and friendly staff makes this hotel a place to revisit when in the area again.

Room Tip: During the summer, make sure you book months in advance!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BevandJack
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Brasdor, Public Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thanks Bev and Jack. We are very happy that you found your stay comfortable and all the staff, including the owners, friendly, courteous and memorable in the most positive way. Jean Pierre and Rhoda have made the Inn a destination for good accommodation, great food and local music – something you obviously recognized and appreciated. And yes, please revisit us next time you are in the area. Thanks again.
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Each one of our group of 14 could not have been more pleased. We ranged in age from 11 yrs to 70+. The building is rustic and charming. The rooms were clean, comfortable and promptly serviced each day. The fine dining in the evening was superior: a great range of really delicious options--a fantastic chef! The morning buffet was extensive, equally delicious and always fresh and abundant. Everyone loved the option of individually prepared omelettes and crepes. The staff was wonderful, readily available, pleasant, and always willing to help. We loved our stay. Warm thanks to all!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbara C
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Brasdor, Guest Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
It is wonderful that your diverse group was pleased with what the Inn has to offer – in accommodation, dining and service. And I agree – the hot buffet breakfast is a great way to start off any morning. Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. It is much appreciated.
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Piura, Peru
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The place makes you feel at home and at the same time gives you an atmosphere of a 1700 novel. Owners are the best couple I've met in Canada, the husband is an outstanding Chef, wife is like been with aunty!
there is a cove behind the hotel that looks like a giant puzzle photo

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brasdor, Guest Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you Fernando for your kind words about the Inn, Chef Jean Pierre and his wife Rhoda. They have made sure the ambience of the Inn is special and the stay is more than comfortable. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
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Wallace, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Inn. The rooms were cozy, nicely furnished and very clean. My husband attended an event in town so my son and I went for dinner at their dining room. The food was delicious and they staff were so friendly and accommodating. Loved the crepes and smoked fish. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SJaneP
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Brasdor, Guest Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
I am very happy we were able to provide your whole family with comfortable surroundings and you and your son with a delicious dinner. The buffet breakfast I conclude was enjoyed by all. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and hope to see you all again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent one night while attending a wedding and reception. We wish we planned for a few extra days. This is a great spot with clean and comfy rooms and the staff are always available and friendly. Great morning buffet.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gravies99
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Brasdor, Guest Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
It is always exciting to host weddings or receptions and make our facility available to the bride and groom's friends and family. I am glad you found all in order. Certainly we are nicely located to provide a comfortable home base while you spend a few more days visiting the island. Thank you for the comments.
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New Franklin
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We enjoyed our time at the Inn. The room was quite comfortable and clean. The food in their restaurant cooked up by Jeanne Pierre and his staff was remarkable! We loved visiting with Betty, the bartender and were so grateful for the nightly music. We would recommend this Inn to anyone.

Room Tip: The room at the end of the hallway was quiet and looks out on the lake. Gorgeous view!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Midmofoodies
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Brasdor, Guest Relations Manager at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for the review. I am delighted you were able to connect with our staff and amenities in a memorable fashion. We certainly strive to present good local musicians here five days a week. And good food and experiences all seven. Important to us foodies.
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Property: Bras d'Or Lakes Inn
Address: 10095 Grenville Street, St. Peter's, Nova Scotia B0E 3B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > St. Peter's
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in St. Peter's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bras d'Or Lakes Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cedar log waterfront Inn fronts on the shore of the world-famous Bras d'Or Lake. Rooms at the Inn are adjacent the historic St. Peter's Canal which connects this big salt water lake to the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Jean-Pierre Gillet and his talented team will tantalize you with epicurean delights. The Inn features its own waterfront recreation area with kayaks and canoes, bicycles, lakeside lounging deck, and a hot-tub overlooking the lake. PLEASE NOTE: THE RESTAURANT CLOSES OCTOBER 19, 2014 FOR THIS SEASON. A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WILL BE THEN BE INCLUDED WITH THE BOOKING. ... more   less 
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Bras d`Or Lakes Hotel St. Peter`s
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