I stayed on the ground floor of cottage #1. My initial expectations were low, given its proximity to the road and grounds entrance, as well as its position behind the other cottages facing the cove. However, those expectations were pleasantly exceeded! I appreciated having a spacious,clean, and nicely furnished apartment with a fully-equipped kitchen to cook meals in. It even had a very nice view of the cove from the screened-in porch. It felt like a home rather than a hotel room, which was just what I was looking for during my stay as I explored every nook and cranny of the south shore between Halifax and Lunenburg.
I would have given a higher rating, except for a number of small things. The screen on the porch was ripped and blew in the wind, as well as let in mosquitoes. The smoke alarm in the hall in front of the bathroom dangled from the ceiling by two wires. And, most importantly, the all-glass door to the cottage, which faced the parking lot and the main inn, and had a direct, clear view of my bedroom and bathroom, had no privacy shade like the other windows in the cottage.
Finally, the host/manager, who said she lived in an apartment in the inn and, according to information in the room, kept office hours from 1PM to 7PM daily, was never around. I never saw her except for the few moments when I checked in, upon which full payment for my stay was taken. The door to the inn was always locked and she never responded to the door bell or knocks to the door, so I couldn't ask her to attend to any of these matters. I believe I was the only one staying there at the time, though, so she may not have felt the need to be on site.
All things considered, however, if I come back to this area--and it is definitely deserving of a second look!--I would try to stay here again. From what I could tell, there were not many lodging facilities in the immediate area that offered apartments/cottages with fully-equipped kitchens (important to me) for solo travelers. (There are nearby establishments that offer cottages for groups of 6 or, for solo travelers and couples, small cabins without kitchens.)
- Also Known As:
- Hubbards Cove Inn & Seaside Cottages Nova Scotia