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“Great Cottage and Amazing Staff”
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The Lionstone Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pictou
Benson, Arizona
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“Great Cottage and Amazing Staff”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stayed here August 2011. This is a wonderful place to stay. It is comprised of both a motel and cottage sections. We stayed in two cottages while there. Actually we ended up on their doorstep suddenly when our other prior accommodation went south. Dennis was gracious and kind, he booked us into one of the older cottages and then into the newest one once it was available. Both units had two bedrooms and had kitchens that my wife made great use of. The older cottage was clean, hospitable and looked renovated. We enjoyed our time there including the covered porch which allowed us to sit outside while it rained. The wireless router would not reach to our cottage. The newest cottage was a knockout. Modern kitchen, top flight bathroom and hardwood floors throughout. Sitting room with flat screen TV, DVD and electric fireplace. Wireless router was located here, and reception was perfect. We would stay there anytime and we will. Dennis is a gem. We did not expect rain and so didn't pack coats. Dennis lent us each a coat for the duration of our stay. This was not the level of care we would have gotten at any other establishment. "Thank-you Dennis and staff".

Room Tip: I can't say anything about the motel rooms. The older cottages I believe are open summer only...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lionstone, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2012
Thanks so much for the generous words. You were both a pleasure to have as guests and are welcome here anytime. The baked goods were awesome by the way. Thanks from all the staff for that.
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

I found this little motel about 3 years ago and have used it whenever I'm in Pictou. This place is excellent value for your dollar with tastefully decorated rooms and those little extras you'd expect in higher priced accommodations. The ;location is excellent, an easy stroll from the supermarket and morning coffee. Pictou itself is a delightful little town, with a beautiful harbour and many tributes to the early Scottish settlers. For the traveller, It is unfortunate that a paper mill is located on the opposite side of the harbour. But it is an economic fact of life for this rural area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

- best location
- amazing owners and staff
- quiet, cozy Rooms
- incredibly friendly
- fantastic service
- best trip to Pictou so far!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Charm is the definitive word to describe The Lionstone Inn in Pictou. With attention to the little details rarely found in most small motels, the only thing to outshine the charm, is the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. The location couldn't be more convenient to all the "must do's" when visiting the northern part of the province: the town of Pictou itself, the beautiful beaches along the Sunrise Trail, or catching the ferry to beautiful Prince Edward Island. What could be better than spending the day sightseeing and coming back to a comfortable cozy room at the Ironstone and a budget friendly place at that! A perfect spot when visiting "the Birthplace of new Scotland."

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

The Lionstone is a nice and small motel which is very easy to find. Upon entering the town of Pictou it is hard to miss it, just after the round about. Reception is friendly and the rooms are spotlessly clean. The price charged is reasonable. The motel is in walking distance from the town center. Although being very close to the main road, the rooms are very quiet during the night. I would not have minded to stay there longer and would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lionstone, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Thank you so much for the kind words.

We have spent considerable time and effort over the past few years, having purchased the property four years ago, upgrading and repairing our little motel, and are always pleased when travellers recognize the value for the dollar and notice how much effort everyone puts in to make your stay as memorable as we can.

Best wishes and many happy journeys ahead.


Dennis and Preston
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Halifax, NS
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

My family was travelling through Pictou and we stayed at the Lionstone Inn for two days. We really enjoyed the area and this wonderful Inn. The owners were really great and as friendly as anyone I have ever met. The rooms were very clean and the property is well kept. I'll definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

I cannot say enough about this place. We were scheduled to stay at another establishment in town however when we opened the door to our room our bed was unmade and there was a rather odd smell to the room. We immediately checked out and found the Lionstone Inn and it was piece of heaven. The rooms were cozy and quiet, the staff were hospitable and our trip was saved!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Lionstone, Owner at The Lionstone Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2011
Thank you so much for the kind words. We have spent a lot of time and money over the past few years trying to make your stay memorable and it's great to see someone is noticing.
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Property: The Lionstone Inn
Address: 241 West River Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Pictou
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pictou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Lionstone Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small family run business. Well maintained drive up motel units with a focus on cleanliness and value for the dollar.Several housekeeping cottages also on the property dating back to the 50's, most of which have been modernized and renovated. ... more   less 
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