Old, tired and run down in the best way to describe Hedley House. After all of the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we were a bit surprised at how poorly this accommodation measured up, especially in comparison with the other lovely Nova Scotia accommodations we had the pleasure to stay in during our week here.
The one redeeming quality of Hedley House is Joanne, the manager, who was extremely warm and welcoming and did her best to make us feel comfortable, including sharing her love of music with us. The location on the Bay of Fundy, including the beautiful sunsets, is also noteworthy.
The accommodation itself, however, seems like it has seen better days. The floors are wood and appear dirty. The mattresses are lumpy, with little support, the bedding (more specifically, the duvet cover) does not lend itself well to best hygiene practices as it is a dark colour and therefore, can neither be bleached nor washed in hot water to kill germs. The electric baseboards in the room we stayed in made a constant humming noise that varied in intensity from bearable to annoying, the bathroom is pretty tiny too but functional. There was also no air conditioning in the room we stayed in and unfortunately, the door to the deck lacked a screen that would have allowed for a cross breeze.
I usually rely pretty heavily on other travellers' accommodation reviews to help make our family's travel experiences as positive as they can be but in this case, we found the extremely positive TripAdvisor reviews/rating just did not align with the reality of Hedley House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private ocean decks, sandy tidal beach, cable TV, internet, barbecues, kitchenettes, beautiful sunsets, great for wind surfing, nearby whale watching, upper Clements Park, golfing, 5 minutes from Digby ferry and world famous Digby Scallops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hedley Hotel Smiths Cove
- Hedley House Nova Scotia/Digby, Canada