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“A lovely lakeside retreat just outside of Halifax centre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“A lovely lakeside retreat just outside of Halifax centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

A very friendly and welcoming hotel with beautiful lake fronted rooms - sheer picturesque and relaxing. Downside was the restaurant which catered for travellers and large groups which meant seating was often a problem, however, managed to sit at the bar which wasnt too bad. Service could be a lot quicker in the restaurant and they tend to ignore you when you arrive for seating and it can take them a while to find you a table. Food was good and fresh, the bar area was plentiful with regards to choice and the terrace was very relaxing for breakfast overlooking the lake. A great hotel for dog lovers as they cater for them too! Bus stops right outside and takes you downtown to Halifax shops and harbour front, with a regular service that runs until around 11.30pm - a nice trip and made very welcome as a single traveller. Room was enormous with two queen beds, large TV and fridge and all amenities which enables you to eat in your room if you wish. Could do with more seating areas around the lake itself and perhaps sunloungers or comfortable chairs.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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truro, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

an older hotel,, but very modern, and very clean,, great rooms. a good pool and fitness room, very close to everything in the city. the price is one of the best around. the breakfast could have been a little bit better, but its included in the price of the hotel, so over all, its an excellent deal.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Brockville, Canada
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great location, friendly staff, and the lake is wonderful. The rooms were spacious and extremely clean. It had a large flat screen TV, which made the kids very happy.

We stayed there for 2 nights during our vacation. It was by far the best hotel we stayed at. The one downside is that it advertises a games room, which we though meant arcade style games, but was limited video game consoles.

The beds are luxurious and comfortable.

Breakfast was included in our stay, and unlike most continental breakfasts, this one was a full buffet and had everything.

Friendly staff, always willing to help if it was needed. The dog was great.

The nice thing about the hotel which we don't often see, is that they had full laundry facilities. This is nice because we planned to do laundry, eliminating the need to over pack.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello Newbie-trips, and thank you for your review. Being family friendly is very important to us, and we are glad to hear your family was happy with your choice!
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New Waterford, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

great staff and beautiful view and rooms and they allow pets and treat them as a part of the family like they are I highly recommend and they are a green friendly hotel and also have a salt water indoor pool which is much much better than chlorine over all great place in the city close to everything.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello Richard C, and thank you for your comments. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you and your four legged family members back!
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Winnipeg
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We recently stayed at the Bestwestern Chocolate Lake, the hotel is in a central location for getting to different areas. It has easy access to highways. The room was large and comfortable and the breakfast was very good. Staff where welcoming and polite. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello purplegalWinnipeg, and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you back!
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Appleton Wisconsin
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32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Summary:
One of the better deals out there in Halifax, and the lake view is a nice bonus.

Good:
* Large Flat Screen TV
* Large Fridge
* Quiet
* Continental Breakfast served in the on-site restaurant with lots of options
* Nice furniture
* Friendly chocolate lab in the lobby named Cocoa

Average:
* Significant morning and afternoon 'rush hour' traffic on St Margarets Bay Rd

Could Be Better:
* Very tight parking spots
* Almost no counter space in bathroom

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello ICanHasCheeseburger: thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again one day. Our hotel does indeed offer a great deal with a lovely lakeside setting and just a hop, skip and a jump to downtown.
(I apologize for the fuss, but I just want to clarify that our breakfast is a full hot breakfast buffet-not a continental)
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Curitiba, PR
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241 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

I honestly don't get the couple of negative reviews the Chocolate Lake Hotel has gotten recently. We stayed here for 3 nights and it was "awesome," as we like to say in the US. Best breakfast we have been given in 4 and one-half months on the road. The room is very nice with a little kitchen with frig and microwave. We found the bed to be quite comfortable and the staff is very nice and helpful. Lots of smiles will brighten your day. Downtown is only ten minutes away tops.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ChocolateLakeHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello Nils62 and thank you very much for your wonderful comments. Putting smiles on the faces of our guests is what we love to do!
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
Address: 250 St Margarets Bay Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 1J4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Halifax
#6 Family Hotel in Halifax
#6 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia is newly redesigned, offering you exceptional comfort in a gorgeous, convenient location. Visiting Halifax for business or pleasure? BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake is the ideal hotel for you. We have everything you need and more, all in a tranquil lakeside setting. So trust the brand that makes travellers feel comfortable worldwide. This Four Star Canada Select property offers Free Hot Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking, Free Wireless and Hardwired internet, Games Room, Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub, Exercise Facilities, Conference Facilities and the Lakeside Grill. We complete the experience with a resident Chocolate Lab named Cocoa. ... more   less 
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