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Hillsdale House Inn
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have been staying at the Hillsdale House Inn for several years and have always found a warm welcome from the hosts Paul and Val. They have been accomodating and gracious. The food is delicious and pleasantly served. The rooms are comfortable, well furnished and attractive. We have stayed in most of the rooms over the years at one time or another. The location of the Hillsdale House is excellent - close to the Historic Gardens as well as several other historic sites within walking distance. We recommend highly and without hesitation Hillsdale House for a relaxing and pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Trust the suggestion of Paul and Val.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Stephen, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

My wife and I absolutely loved Hillsdale House. You will not be disappointed if you choose this location. The common areas, the rooms, the views to the garden are all excellent. You are in walking distance to the historical sites and downtown. Great place!

John and Trish

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Hillsdale House is the absolute best place to relax, remember past luxurious times and have a good time with old friends. Bring your smiles and know that the hosts will be there when you want/need them. The grounds are beautiful and great for a morning stroll after the sumptuous brekkie! I love it there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Hillsdale House Inn meets and exceeds your travel expectations. It has gracious hosts, comfortable clean rooms,and breautiful gardens.
This inn is within easy walking distance of all the historic highlights of Annapolis Royal,plus restaurants,coffee shops,and small inviting retail shops.
Your hosts Val and Paul warmly welcome you and provide gracious,knowledgeable service and information about the inn and the town. Val's bountiful cooked to order breakfasts served in an elegant dining room are delicious. Her muffins are the best and a welcome first course at breakfast.
Highly recommend this inn.
Also, highly recommend the "graveyard tour" of Annapolis Royal.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We spent three nights at the Hillsdale House and loved everything about the stay. The accommodations are great, the food is delicious, and, maybe the most memorable, are the people running and staffing the inn--all of them, who were friendly, helpful, and quite informative. The town of Annapolis Royal is a good pairing with this delightful inn, as it too is a treasure. Patty and Herb, Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hillsdale House Inn this past Thanksgiving weekend. We all received a warm welcome from our hosts, Val and Paul. I say "all", as my dog was welcomed with adoring attention and dog biscuits throughout the visit!

Our suite was beautifully decorated "Victorian-style" and extremely comfortable - the bed was divine! A freshly brewed cup of coffee arrived in my room in the morning - Val had encouraged my partner, who was already enjoying a cup in the lounge, to bring one up to me! Breakfast was absolutely delicious - my poached egges were perfection! The service was excellent!

The gardens surrounding the Inn were beautiful and spacious - a great place to take a stroll or just sit on one of their decks and relax! We were just a short walk to quaint shops and restaurants along the waterfront, as well as the Historic Gardens and Fort Anne.

Our stay was too short - we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Junior Suite on the second floor which was extremely comfortable and spacious!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband and I had the good fortune of staying here the evening of September 22. In making our reservation several weeks before, Val was kind enough to call me back and offer us an upgrade to a lovely room with a four poster bed with views of the side garden as she had understood from her assistant that the room had been my original choice. Upon arrival, we found Paul a very welcoming host. Their beautifully decorated historic property with its immaculately clean, comfortable and well appointed rooms is the epitome of what we've come to expect from a first class bed and breakfast inn. Val's breakfast selections were excellent and attractively presented.
She does a top notch job! As retired innkeepers ourselves, we appreciate and applaud their efforts. Trust us, what they do takes a lot work and a sincere commitment to meeting expectations. So many inns and B&Bs fall far from the mark in what their web sites and brochures claim and what they actually offer. Hillsdale House delivers on its promise to provide a memorable experience. We look forward to a future visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hillsdale House Inn
Address: 519 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Annapolis Royal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Annapolis Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hillsdale House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our distinctive inn is located in historic Annapolis Royal minutes from one of the oldest European settlements in the New World, Port Royal. Built as an Inn in 1859 the Hillsdale House has catered to many famous persons, including George V of England in 1884. The Inn has a long standing tradition of providing gracious accommodations set in idyllic surroundings. Our 13 guest rooms are all individually decorated with antiques and all have private en-suite baths. The property offers an estate setting on 12 acres of land with mature trees, manicured lawns, and fine gardens. Hillsdale House Inn is just a short walk to a number of shops, restaurants and attractions, such as the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Fort Anne National Historic Site and the O'Dell Museum. We are also just a short drive to the Habitation at Port Royal, a national historic site, and the shores of the Bay of Fundy. ... more   less 
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