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“Great Stay for Our Family with Young Children”
Review of Homeport Motel

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Homeport Motel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Lunenburg
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
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“Great Stay for Our Family with Young Children”
Reviewed August 21, 2008

We had a suite in the first row (about 8 units) of attached units of this small, family-run hotel. We had booked for 3 nights based on TripAdvisor, and then extended it to 4 nights. We will stay here again and have recommended it to our families.

The suite was a comfortably sized bedroom with 2 Queen-sized beds. There was a tv and a small stereo system in the bedroom.

The bathroom had a good-sized jacuzzi half-moon shape tub, with a single-person seat at one side. Our children (under 9) loved sharing the jacuzzi. It could sort-of be used as a shower as well, as there was a handheld shower nozzle that latched onto the wall. (We didn't really try to shower.) and there was a full shower curtain.

The bathroom electrical socket was a GFCI--the safe kind that will stop the power if the hair dryer falls into water, etc.

The towels were nice. The toiletries were the minimum, but that's ok there's a grocery store with everything basic you might want only a 2 minute walk away.

There was a living-dining room, the kind where one end of the room is the living room and the other is the dining room. The dining room had a nice oak table for 5. The couch pulled out into a double bed. However, although it was fine for our child, I would not want to sleep on it as an adult. It would be too thin a mattress. Our child however was very comfortable. And the couch was comfortable to sit on. There were a few basic chairs to sit on, not particularly padded. There was a tv. We didn't stay inside enough to watch much!

The kitchen was very well equipped! As well as a dishwasher (!), full-size fridge and apartment-sized stove (1 large burner, 3 small), and microwave, toaster, and coffee maker, and a kettle to heat on the stove, there was a full set of dishes, glasses, wine glasses, cutlery, utensils including a whisk, and lots of pots and pans. There didn't seem to be a cookie sheet, but I'm sure we could have borrowed one, if needed. We made many meals and I didn't find anything missing. They even had fresh dish towels and dish clothes daily, and they provided the dish soap and disherwasher soap. And there was even salt and pepper handy! Some coffee was provided, but we preferred to takeout from the Tim Hortons a 5 minute walk away.

We drove downtown as we intended to walk a lot once there. It's at most a 5 minute drive downtown.

There is one washer (price $2 per load when we were there) and one dryer (price ???maybe 1.50 per load when we were there) located near the office. Like most apartment washers and dryers they did the job but I wouldn't wash delicates etc in them!


This is NOT the place to go if you like to stay up late making noise. It's meant for people who want quiet and are respectful of their neighbours need for sleep and peace.

Oh, and there was a doe and fawn deer feeding on the grass one evening. And blue jays. And a peach or apricot tree loaded with fruit.

I'm probably forgetting something, but overall it was great. And very clean.

  • Liked — Clean, quiet, friendly, spacious, convenient to groceries and town
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Ontario
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Reviewed August 17, 2008

Overall, we really enjoyed the stay at the Homeport. Our family of six booked into a suite at the Homeport. The suite was divided into a main bedroom with two queen size beds, a second bedroom with a queen bed that opened with pocket-doors onto the dining room area. There is also a well equiped galley kitchen and bbq's. The bathroom is large and has a corner jacuzzi tub. A coin-operated washer and dryer are available. The hotel rooms are dated and could use a paint job but the rooms were extremely clean and owner and staff are friendly.

The Homeport is directly next to a grocery store, liqour store, Tim Horton's and a gas station. You are well within walking distance to the Knot Pub (a great little place) and the community centre that hosts the farmer's market on Thursdays (get there early to line up for the Acadian baked goods). It felt like a two minute drive to the historic downtown area and you could walk it in fifteen minutes.

Forget whale watching in Lunenburg (you will see more elsewhere) but the kayaking in Mahone Bay was great (Mahone Bay is a short drive as well).

They were having problems with their wireless internet antennae so you could not get a signal in the rooms. They made an office laptop available and we simply checked the internet lounging on the covered porch.

More suited to people wanting a quiet place and families; if you want a place to party with friends look elsewhere.

  • Liked — Value for the price
  • Disliked — Rooms need updating
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Kelowna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2008

On my way south from PEI to Yarmouth, NS, I decided to see the heritage town of Lunenberg. I had a reservation at the Homeport Motel for one night. At 5pm I checked in and was given the key to go up to the second row of single story units on the hill behind the office.

To my delight the room was very large and immaculate. Everything worked and was high quality. The towels were thick, the bathroom was large with lots of counter space. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was exeptionally clean and freshly smelling. The standards were European, German to be exact.

Even the devices were high quality and new: coffee maker, fridge and microwave.

The location is a two minute walk from a supermarket and a liquor store and across the street from Tim Hortons. The walk to town takes about 10 minutes.

I can recommend this hotel because you get real value for money here. The two women who own and manage the hotel maintain the rooms as if they were their own house.
Stay there and you won't want to leave.
Mitch Bloom
Kelowna, BC

Stayed August 2008
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Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2008

For the price this is an excellent motel. Run by two German sisters, it is spotlessly clean, neat, quiet, and fully equiped with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, plates, utensils, etc. There are even gas grills for guests to use.
Slightly out of town, it could be considered within walking distance, but would be a hike of sorts through nice neighborhoods. This is what we wanted because the noise level is minimal and there is always parking in the historic area. When you see the buses and tourist flood, you'll appreciate its more removed location.
Definitely would stay there again and recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2008
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wales
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Reviewed June 9, 2008

We had almost come to the end of a great 3 week trip driving around Nova Scotia, most of our accomodations had been prebooked, but this was picked out of the "Doers and Dreamers Guide" for a one night stay after searching for the "perfect spot for over seven hours !! It was almost dark when we arrived in Luneberg at 9 pm and the owner was about to close but she kindly welcomed us. We asked for a room with cooking facilities, and we were amzed to be shown to a luxury suite, with sitting room , full kitchen, bathroom with shower and jacuzzi....total bliss and she even gave us a reduced rate of 100 CAD per night. Waking up the next day we saw that the grounds were lovely, you had table and chairs and a barbecue, also there was laundry facilities and internet access. Accross the road was a supermarket and liquor store. This was a great place for self catering and within a ten minute walk of the lovely town of Luneburg. We were so happy there we stayed for 3 nights.. We would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a very well equipped and comfortable place to stay, and if you had children there was a nice play area with swings. Excellent rates and one of the nicest, friendliest places we enjoyed staying in on our holiday.

  • Liked — friendly welcome and excellent value
  • Disliked — there was nothing to dislike
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2008

We drove to Lunenburg and found this nice motel with the help of the local tourist office. The motel is situated in a calm neighbourhood about a 10-15 minute walk from the center of Lunenburg. There is a big supermarket next door. It's a basic motel, the walls may be a bit thin, but that didn't bother us. It's clean and the service is friendly. We thought it was a good deal.

  • Stayed September 2007
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Property: Homeport Motel
Address: 167 Victoria Road | Highway #3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Lunenburg
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Lunenburg
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Hotel Class:2 star — Homeport Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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