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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #2 of 14 Digby B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Delightful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2005

The Smith's Cove setting of this Inn is a joy. Between the inn and the nearby Hedley House restaurant, we enjoyed a couple days in a community of international travelers whom we saw at breakfast, dinner and in between, always exchanging ideas and opinions of what to do in Nova Scotia, what we were going to do that day, societies, politics, whatever. The hosts at the Harborview participated. Whenever you went to the front of the lodge for coffee, tea, or alcohol, they were there to serve you and sit down and converse for the duration of your drink. They were expansive on available hikes (with several from the front door of the inn), whale tours, whatever was available in the area. From other guests, we easily figured which tour was right for us, and were even given motion-sickness medicine to facilitate the trip. The rooms were airy and expansive. Ours had a harbor view, and what a view it was. The bay has a secluded feel and the scenery was much nicer than in Digby itself. There are also very nice area destinations (Bear River, Annaplolis Royal, Digby to name a few).

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2005

This was the first B &B that my husband & I have ever stayed at. We were very pleased with everything about this lovely inn. The room was very pretty and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was tastey and we loved the home made jam. Both Darren & Vance, who own and operate the Inn were friendly and very helpful. We would recommend this Inn to anyone who is looking for quiet, clean accomodation in this area. Thanks guys. Loved it.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2005

Gorgeous 1920's completely restored guest house next to beach on 3 acres with gardens,play area,swimming pool and tennis court.Very friendly and efficient staff.Rooms are well appointed and combine old world charm with modern convenience.Great stay.

Stayed June 2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2005

Great Place...quiet, clean rooms.

Friendly helpful staff.

Breakfast buffet was a great start for our day...loved the fresh fruit!

Big pool...complete with water slide and diving board.

Beach was great for a walk but the water was too cold for a swim.

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2005

This Inn was very welcoming and comfortable. The breakfasts are amazing, the surroundings lovely and peaceful. The innkeepers are very helpful and pleasant. I agree w/ the other reviewer who said the homemade jellies are wonderful. I would stay here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2004

Loved this place. It was homey, great sevice and very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2004

Excellent food, service, staff. Great room. This is by far the nicest place we stayed in during our Nova Scotia Vacation. I would highly recommend it to anyone

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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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