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“At Smith's Cove, a charming inn”
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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #2 of 14 Digby B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge
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“At Smith's Cove, a charming inn”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Loved it here, even though it was raining. Only problem here is that they don't do evening meals. Couldn't find any where open for a meal, so stopped at perfect pizza, where I enjoyed some delicious ribs.That said the hosts and staff were great, food good, lovely room. It's a charming hotel with everything to recommend it. Guests all got on well too, due in the main, to the friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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mrjablack, Owner at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
We would like to be able to tell everyone that it is always sunny in Smiths Cove but that would be stretching the truth!

There are a variety of restaurants in Digby (12 minutes from the inn), Bear River (10 minutes) and Annapolis Royal (25 minutes). There is also one restaurant in Smiths Cove and there is one pizza restaurant that will deliver to our Inn.

Thank you for your recommendation and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at this charming B & B during our first trip to Nova Scotia. The Harbourview is a top-of-the-line accommodation. Vance and Darren are friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable hosts. They gave us great advice about what to see in the area and where to dine. We enjoyed gourmet breakfasts in their bright, window-filled anteroom, had fun watching the beautiful bluejays feasting on the bird feeders, relaxed with our books in their comfy, enclosed veranda and appreciated the use of their guest computer. The place is spacious and spotless. Kudos to the guys, as well as to Irene and the rest of the support staff, for making our experience in the Digby area a perfect one. We will recommend this place to our friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

My sister and I stayed at "our home away from home" this past weekend. This is the second year we've stayed at the Harbourview on our yearly visit with family in Digby. This place is nothing less than inviting, charming, impeccable and Vance and Darren are perfect hosts. They went out of their way to help us if we needed something and the breakfast they serve is absolutely yummy. Darren makes the best home made jams! When we had to check out very early our last morning, they had even went out of their way to prepare us a breakfast bag for the car. You can't go wrong staying here! The rooms are beautifully decorated, very comfy and extremely clean. We already are making plans to return next year to our room # 8.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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mrjablack, Owner at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
It was great to see you both again and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try and keep our standards high, to ensure that the Inn is spotless, that our breakfasts are delicious and that our guests enjoy all that Harbourview and the area have to offer. We hope that we see you in 2013! Thanks.
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Rockport, Texas
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This bed and breakfast was perfect. The setting is charming and the innkeepers are most attentive and accommodating. The suggestions on what to see in the area, restaurants and directions were all spot on. We would return in a minute.

Room Tip: The mini suite is a charming area.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were looking for a place to stay while riding the ferry from St John. I found the Harborview on trip advisor and decided to email them to see if they had a vacancy. They promptly emailed me back and had exactly what we wanted a king room. Communication was great and they told us how to secure the room with the help of the travel hostess on board. We arrived and everything was clean, comfortable and beautiful. In a great quiet setting. We had a good nites rest and had a pleasant breakfast. Don't hesitate to book this place. It was a good experience for our first time. Thanks to the owners!

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London, Canada
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

A charming Inn! Easy to find and conveniently located between Digby and Annapolis Royal, in a peaceful setting. Room was clean, comfortable and even included popcorn to go with the movies they loaned us. Darren and Vance are attentive hosts - making restaurant reservations, tour reservations, providing tips on local attractions and ensuring your visit is comfortable. Breakfast was a big hit with all the guests - plenty of good food and entertaining, friendly staff. We only stayed for 2 nights, which wasn't long enough, so we'll be back again next year.

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Lewes
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We have just stayed for 2 nights in the Winchester House annex. It was great. Very comfortable, spotless and quiet. The location was perfect because we had two dogs with us so we were able to walk them down to the beach and let them run free. Breakfast was a treat and the service very warm and friendly. Digby and Annapolis Royal are short drives away as is the road down Digby Neck. Can't recommend Harbourview highly enough.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Harbourview Inn
Address: 25 Harbourview Road | Smiths Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia B0S 1S0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Digby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbourview Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbourview Inn, an historic Nova Scotia bed and breakfast nestled among the beautiful oaks, white birch, and elms of Smith's Cove is truly a quiet refuge. Rated with four stars by Canada Select, Harbourview is located near Digby, Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast in one of the most historic and scenic areas of Nova Scotia. Guests love the warm hospitality, the beautiful rooms, complimentary breakfasts, and free wireless internet service. ... more   less 
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