We booked the Addington Arms after checking out a number of Trip advisor recommendations. We were looking for a home base for the Lunenburg folk harbour festival during the 2nd week of August. We stayed for 4 days and couldn't have been happier with our choice.
What was immediately apparent was the attention to detail, the knick knacks, the reading materials, the VCRs, the sparkling cleanliness and the spaciousness of our Spankersail suite. We were totally surprised to find a comfortably appointed sitting room. Bed was very comfortable, with choices of pillows, and the fans kept the rooms really comfortable and nicely supplemented the air conditioning.
Much has been written on T/A about the wonderful breakfasts which Dan prepares. Equally enjoyable is Chris' recitation of the menu du jour. Apart from the egg and meat dish of the day which rotates, mention should also be made of the fresh juices, breads and jams that are locally sourced.
Our connection with Chris and Dan actually began much before our arrival as we received restaurant information and suggestions, including the importance of reserving in advance due to the Festival crowds.
They were available for consultations and couldn't do enough for us, providing maps, filling us in on Lunenburg history and when a parcel didn't arrive from Halifax in time for our departure, forwarding it to our home in Toronto.
In addition to our pleasant stay at the Addington, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the quality of music and the organization of the Folk Harbour Festival. From the workshop venues to evening concerts in the big tent we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to a return to Lunenburg.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Addington Arms B&B sits atop 2 fine art galleries and atop the six square block historic district of this UNESCO world heritage site, affording ocean views from all of our suites and room. Shopping, dining and exploring are all just steps outside your front door. We are not your typical B&B but more akin to a boutique hotel, with stocked mini fridges, TV's and en-suite steam-rooms with aroma therapy or an air-jet tub in very spacious surroundings. On-site parking is available as street parking is problematic in the summer months. Our breakfasts are as memorable as the town of Lunenburg itself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Addington Arms Bed And Breakfast Lunenburg, Nova Scotia