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Lunenburg Arms Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lunenburg
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Quispamsis, Canada
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“Loved the Lunenburg Arms...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Although we were expecting a bed and breakfast experience we were happy with our stay here. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff pleasant although the a/c was extraordinarily noisy. The Town of Lunenburg is quaint but don't do the horse drawn wagon tour. Our tour guide was woefully ignorant of the history of Lunenburg outside what was written on the plaques on some buildings - what a missed opportunity. We found a fantastic guide to the architecture in Lunenburg in the lobby of our hotel written by a local town official! Wish our tour guide had read it!

Room Tip: The Arms markets view from the window which I don't understand - we barely spent any enough time...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We loved the town of Lunenburg, which is about as picturesque a town as you'll find anywhere. We traveled a lot through the western part of Nova Scotia and enjoyed a lot of the trip, but when we got into Lunenburg it really felt exactly like what we expected from the province.

This is also exactly what the Lunenburg Arms was. Clean, comfortable but also modern and quirky. No, there wasn't a true water view but the town itself is just as beautiful. Our room was pretty amazing, divided into a living room and bedroom with a luxurious bathroom in-between. We want to return here some time soon to spend a few more days when we have a chance.

Finally getting around to this review after staying here in autumn 2011.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed here one night on a driving tour of Nova Scotia. Had pretty high expectations from the reviews here, their website and Eden branding. All in all, we had a fine stay but I'm not sure that I'd return for the price, compared to other properties in the area.

+ Room spotless, modern and adequate in size for a heritage building
+ Location is great, very central in Lunenburg heritage area
+ All the basics firmly in place, including good, easy wifi

- Everything felt very much like a "big hotel" experience, not a boutique
- Reception desk was unmanned when we arrived in the middle of the afternoon, waited for about 10 minutes before someone finally came around
- Big tube TV, not that I was going to watch TV while in Lunenburg, but really?
- Onsite spa pushing tanning, botox and other cosmetic treatments, and not very subtly

Especially worth noting is that the property is one block from the water. So the "harbor view" rooms are not directly on the water or even across the street. Our view was more of the backs of the adjacent buildings, with the water above in the distance. Didn't match the expectations set from the website and I suspect other properties offer much better views...

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Lunenburg is one of the most picturesque towns you could ever find, and the Lunenburg Arms is perfectly situated to enhance your visit. The colourful wooden building fits in with the brightly coloured old wooden houses laid out on a grid pattern on hilly ground above the harbour. The hotel is just a couple of blocks from the water. We didn't take a harbour view room, but we still had a glimpse of the water from our window on the side of the building. You can walk to anything in town. We saw the well-done Fisheries Museum, complete with fishing boat in the harbour, and saw the Bluenose II in dry dock for repairs. Our room was a fair size, although the bathroom was small, with almost no counter space. There were fluffy robes and window AC. There was an easy chair and small writing table with chair. The woodwork and paint were clean and new looking, creating a very fresh, bright appearance, but there was a lack of art anywhere. The floor, unfortunately, was laminate, which crackled underfoot. There wasn't much of a lobby, but there was a computer to use, as well as wireless Internet. We enjoyed our stay very much. There seems to be some discrepancy on the rating of this hotel, whether it is 3 stars or 4.5. If that is, perhaps, because there is no TV, I would consider that a plus, and definitely vote for 4 stars. There are lots of eateries on the waterfront. We chose the Old Fish Factory, right on the water in the museum complex, which was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in July. When I booked online the harbourview room was no longer available, however I put in a request for one in the event that one became available in the meantime. When we checked in they have remembered my request and indicated that we would be able to switch rooms the following day which we did. Both rooms were nice but the Harborview room was a little larger and had the beautiful view. The rooms are super clean and very comfortable. We decided to leave the windows open for the fresh air. Overall an excellent place to stay. Staff are super friendly as well. Only minor issue was one window we were not able to open as the mechanism did not work. The continental breakfast is really limited so we went out the next day. We would definitely stay here again. Great location with free parking and comfortable and welcoming environment.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Houston TX USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This B&B is charming and convenient to just about everything in Lunenberg. Our room was small "European Size", but comfortable. We did not have a view of the harbor. They do have larger rooms if you want. The bed was comfortable and good AC. Lunenberg was in the midst of a heat wave so the AC was welcome. The bathroom was clean and had a good shower. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was closed for a private function when we were there.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

I am on a six-day drive around Nova Scotia. Started from Halifax and Lunenburg was my first overnight stop. When I checked in and came to my room, it was such a pleasure. Despite a bad rainy day, the room was very cheerful. They also have a very good restaurant for lunch and dinner. I had dinner there and I have to say the lady I talked to about reservation went out of her way to please me. The front desk lady was also very friendly and helpful. Without reservation I would recommend this place to anyone visiting this picturesque town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Lunenburg Arms Hotel
Address: 94 Pelham Street | Box 1378, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Lunenburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lunenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lunenburg Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lunenburg Arms provides an experience rich in history and culture. It’s the perfect get away, retreat or corporate meeting place, located in the heart of Lunenburg, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Twenty-four graciously appointed guestrooms many of which overlook Lunenburg Harbour and the famous schooner Bluenose II (when in port) are available to our guests. Enjoy our plush allergy-friendly duvets, soft guest robes, complimentary wireless Internet, expanded cable television, room-controlled air-conditioning and beautiful Aveda soaps and shampoos. And hardwood floors allow us to be pet-friendly. ... more   less 
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