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Bluenose Inn & Suites
Ranked #28 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Overpriced. No wi-fi although advertised. TERRIBLE breakfast options. (Cereal in plastic bulk bags out on the counter. Almost-empty milk jugs. One slow toaster. Wonderbread. This should have been a 49.99 hotel, not even joking. Far away from any interesting sites. Basically on a highway next to some condo developments. OOPS! Feel sheepish about this pick. And very disappointed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HOJOBluenose, General Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
I am truly sorry for your bad experience at our motel and the restaurant. Since your stay, the restaurant has changed hands and now has a new owner. The decor of the restaurant has been completely changed. The breakfast menu has greatly improved so everyone is sure to have a nice breakfast. I do hope you may reconsider satying with us again.

Respectfully,

Front Desk
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EDMONTON
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

The location of the hotel was fantastic, adjacent to the scenic Bedford Basin and an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Halifax. We were given a discounted room on the unimproved side of the building. It is my understanding that the hotel is under renovations. Our unimproved room was ok for the price but we did notice some bugs in the washroom and a mouse trap was only marginally hidden behind a door. Otherwise the room was clean and the beds were comfortable. On the downside, some of the lights weren't working and the bathroom was very small. The hotel includes a restaurant which is handy but although we had a good supper, the complimentary breakfast was so limited that we decided to order and pay for extra food. We heard complaints from other tables on the breakfast as well and the service in the restaurant was not good. There seemed to be one person doing the cooking and serving and he didn't seem to care about what people were saying. We stayed at several different chain hotels in the Maritimes and this was the worst breakfast we had. P.S. Please ignore my rating on the swimming pool as I pressed the button by accident and could not retract.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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High River, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Terrible, Terrible, Bugs crawling on the floor,.., paper thin walls, can hear everything, can hear everyone else showering,........... The night manager was shouting so loud outside our room at 3am...... the electricle outlet was on the opposite wall, in the bathroom, making it impossible to shave,.... Breakfast was very poor.
Would never recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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SYDNEY
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

overall appearance not eye appealing, if there was a free continental breakfast we were not told about same, not happy during registering for our stay a dog was barking at us and over sniffing us ( but the young man that waited on us was very nice) bathtub rusted, hot water would not shut off in shower, vanity counter top very damaged and sharp edges, ruined a sweater leaning into it, no dead bolts on the door, no internet connection, very musty smell in the room,beds were not in the least comfortable and bed spreads were old and didnt look very clean over all was just not comfortable staying in this hotel, was needing a room for a second night but would not stay moved on to another hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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HOJOBluenose, Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
It is with great regret that I did not have the opportunity to speak with you before you left. I am very sorry to hear your stay was not comfortable. The motel is currently making improvement and doing face lifts on a weekly bases. The new owners have had the motel just over a year and are hoping to make major changes in the near future. Thank you for your comments. I will personally see that the issues you mentioned are addressed.
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HANWELL
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

we were in the area for a hospital visit, and we were late booking the room. It was the last room ( told by staff) it smelled musty when we walked in, the toilet was leaking, wires hanging from the wall. we were late arriving and too tired to try and find another hotel so we stayed the night. We were told in the morning the it was the last room to ever get rented out and very rarely did they use it. I can see why. Should have asked for a discount, but too stressed due to medical appointment.We will not stay there again. Especially in room 20!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HOJOBluenose, Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry your stay at the motel was not a pleasant one. You are correct, it is stressful enough coming to the city for medical reasons and then having to deal with an unacceptable room is even more stressfull. Yes you should have received a discount and you should have insisted on speaking with me on check out. I will be addressing the issues you mentioned and hope you will give us a second chance.
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

How disappointing!! We booked 4 nights here in order to give our friends from Australia a few days rest after their two days of travel time to get to Canda. My wife and I were embarrassed to have them start their holiday in such terrible accommodation. The whole property is in need of major renovations; even the grounds were unkempt. The rooms were dirty, with stained carpets, rusty bathroom fixtures, etc. Luckily, our next 23 nightys in the Maritimes and Québec were super as well as the accommodation chosen. The only positive aspect was that the staff in the office were very nice and welcoming.

Room Tip: I don't know if there ia a good room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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HOJOBluenose, General Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. Any and all comments will help us correct and plan the upcoming upgrades to the property. We have renovated a portion of the motel, I only wished you had asked to be moved to another room. If that was possible we would have gladly accomodated you.

Respectfully,
Management
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I used to think the name "Howard Johnson" indicated a certain level of quality like Comfort Inn or Quality Inn. We paid $110 for a housekeeping suite that reminded me of a cheap apartment that college students might rent. There was a musty odour in the carpet, so we had to keep the windows open to ventilate. Also because the prehistoric A/C unit was so loud, we couldn't use it. The traffic noise outside made it difficult to sleep. If this hotel were priced appropriately, say $80 per night I could accept this place in order to save a few dollars.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Bluenose Inn & Suites
Address: 636 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L8, Canada (Formerly Days Inn Halifax)
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #28 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bluenose Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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