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The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, clean welcoming”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

It was a very positive experience. The staff were very welcomig, friendly and sencere The rooms and all of the hotel was clean throughout. Very comfortable bed. It is a great location with a lovely park accross the street.
Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you Stratford 25 for sharing such positive comments of your recent experience. We want our guests to feel satisfied and do our upmost to provide combination of clean product, good service and value. Please come stay with us again when in Halifax and bring all your friends.
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Halifax Region, Canada
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Business trips can be tiring but the warm welcome at the Lord Nelson helped me unwind. From the doormen welcoming me each time I returned to the desk staff,and even the cleaning staff anticipating my needs this is a hotel that treats the client like royalty.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
We price ourselves on our service since we understand this importance. Thank you sharing your positive experience and please come stay with us again when in Halifax.
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Stratford, Canada
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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay. Lovely heritage building with completely updated rooms. Service was very friendly and fast. Indoor parking was a real treat with the winter weather. Love the morning paper delivered each morning.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Pleased you were satisfied with your recent stay TJ. Thank you for sharing your positive experience and hope you will come stay with us again when in Halifax.
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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

I originally booked a room that was supposed to be "one person size". I then changed to another room because I had a lady friend doing a sleepover with me. The room was supposed to be bigger. We walked in the room and it was TINY. Really, just big enough for the queen bed and maybe three feet on any side of it. The washroom was as small as possible. The door when opened came within an inch of the toilet. Other than Europe, this was the smallest room I have ever stayed in. But it's an old hotel, and rooms (and people, and their expectations) were much smaller way back in the yonder day. Other than the small size, the room was clean, modern, and nice. The bed was very comfortable with nice sheets and pillows. Great location for anything around spring garden road or the hospital. I didn't use the restaurant, so no comment there.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
I can certainly appreciate your feedback Wonkle and apologize for any discomfort. We have 262 that range is size and layout. I believe we have something for everyone which does include several smaller rooms I consider our "value rooms". These are often reserved by single travellers and/or couple that do not plan to spend too much time in the room who are looking for a great deal. We are planning to make a couple of layout changes in hopes of making our few smaller bathrooms more inviting. We like to focus on our cleanliness as well and pleased to offer a wide range of Aveda personal care products which are extremely popular which hope you enjoyed. If helpful you could also upgrade your room upon arrival for an additional nominal fee that would would provide added space, features and benefits. Hope you will come stay with us again when in Halifax and try another of our room types for added comfort.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed at this hotel with Olde World Charm for two nights as part of an organised tour and found it very nice although our room keys needing resetting and the ice machine on our floor was not operating. The laundry is good, but busy when tours are in so you need to pick your time. The machines use $1 coins not the normal 25c. The hotel is situated high up on the hill in Halifax near the Citadel and over the road from the Gardens which is very pleasant for a stroll. There is a supermarket nearby for supplies. However, it is quite a hike up from the harbour area so you need to be quite fit if walking. Hint for Seniors - ferry services across the harbour are free until 3.00PM on Tuesdays which makes a nice cheap sightseeing trip

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you Adrianne for your feedback and visit all the way from Australia. Pleased you enjoyed our product, service and mostly satisfied with value received. Many of our guests appreciate our laundry services, especially our extended stay visitors as well as tours. There are several ways to get to waterfront including one route that would avoid most hills. We offer a complimentary local shuttle service in the morning and agree with your excellent suggestion of fairy which allows you to enjoy beautiful view of both Halifax and Dartmouth. Hope you enjoyed your time in Nova Scotia and will one day return again.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

This hotel was simply wonderful. The staff were helpful. knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were gorgeous. Modern, very clean and the beds were amazingly comfortable!!!
The Arms restaurant and service was excellent. Food very good although "pricey". Were I to stay here again, I would take advantage of the many restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
The location is excellent for conducting business.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you Robert for recent visit and sharing your feedback. Pleased you enjoyed our product, service and satisfied with value received. We are planning to make a few shuttle changes to our menu in May. We believe our pricing is competitive and compliments are food quality. We are fortunate to be centrally located and close to many other popular restaurants. Hope you will come stay with us again and hope you enjoy a pleasant spring & summer in your beautiful city.
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Kingston Nova Scotia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2014

This has been a fantastic place to stay for Cancer Chemo treatment. i have stayed at The Lord Nelson for 7 days at a time in each of 12 treatment cycles every 4 weeks over the past year and two months. The Lord Nelson Hotel has been a wonderful place to stay and to recover from Chemo treatment. All the staff have made my stays a wonderful experience on each occasion. It is a first class hotel in a very special location. In addition, the up grade to the Arms Pub has added a first class environment with a much improved menu. Well Done!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Darren M, Guest Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you Raymond for the compliments and loyalty during a very important time for you and your family. Pleased you find our staff pleasant, product comfortable, location convenient and enjoy our new menu and restaurant refresh. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and hope your treatment is exceeded expectations.
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Property: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Address: 1515 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > Downtown Halifax , South End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Halifax
#10 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#11 Business Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in October 1928, the Lord Nelson Hotel is a legendary landmark in downtown Halifax located at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street across from the beautiful Public Gardens. ... more   less 
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