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Smugglers Cove Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Smuggler's Inn fits very well with the overall vibe of the town. I love the lille sitting area on our third floor where I could relax on a sofa or armchair and read my book- a little living room. The rooms were simple but cozy. The women at the desk were friendly and very helpful, willing to make local phone calls on my behalf. You are one block from the water, close to the fishing museum and a number of fine restaurants. It's a good spot to enjoy this charming town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Smuggler's Cove is an adorable and very pleasant little inn. It is right in the middle of everything in Lunenburg. 2 second walk to the docks, down the street from the distillery and right in the centre of many quaint little shops and restaurants. It was also a very reasonable price. The staff was so friendly and polite. When I called the hotel to confirm the room a week before the visit, there was no answer but I was immediately called back within 10 minutes and I live in Ontario. They also do their best to make every accommodation for their guests. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom well stocked. They even gave us coupons for their on site restaurant. We had a great time and after 4 days, Lunenburg started to feel like home.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erin S
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed here June 23, 2013. Beautiful, clean rooms with elevator to upper floors...a real plus for us. Common sitting area and very convenient fo restaurants and attractions. A great place to stay in the Lunenbuurg area.

Bill and Judy

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed 1 night in the hotel on our tour through Nova Scotia. This hotel is a fine example of how a good hotel without frills should be. Friendly, helpfull staff. Nice rooms: we booked a standard room and got a room at the backside of the hotel. The room had a good, average size bed. And besides that a desk with chair, a sitting chair, a wardrobe with iron and iron board, TV, A/C, mini bar/fridge, good lights and enough space for 2 suitcases. The room itself isn't spacious, nor is the bathroom, but it is big enough and the ventilation does what it has to do (which isn't always the case). We had a bathroom with shower but it seems they have bathrooms with bathtubs as well. The furniture is average: steady in light wood colour. Those things last forever. The use of colours like yellow en green however, showed that some paid attention to the interiour of the rooms, despite the non flashy furniture. The only thing I missed, was a small safe in the room.
The location of the hotel is perfect: right in the middle of town near the waterfront. Parking might be a little hard in high season, but in June we could park our car for free just around the corner.
The hotel itself doesn't offer restaurant facilities but you can eat and have breakfast at the adjecent restaurant. We didn't go there because we found better alternatives elswhere in Lunenburg, but you do have the possibility if you want.
Because the hotel doesn't have any frills, don't expect things like a sauna or swimming pool. However, they offer you a fair rate: not cheap but certainly not expensive. Next time, we definitely go back there.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

On a driving/hiking trip from Quebec to Nova Scotia, and after a few great days in lonely Cape Breton and a long drive to Lunenburg, Smugglers Cove Inn was the perfect spot to relax and return to humanity. Clean, friendly, a perfect central location (always very important to me), with a big comfortable room this is very much a modern European style inn. I was there at the end of May, so the town was pretty sleepy and parking (offsite) was easy. Eva was great, cheerful and helpful about spots to eat, etc. Try a room with a balcony for a cozy view of the rooftops around town. Loved it!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
Thank William B
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Simple, clean, well appointed, friendly, comfortable, what more can I say?
Best bed I have slept in for years.
Parking might be a problem if the place is full, so check first.
I had no problems with off street parking as it was mid June, cold, wet and windy.
Great WiFi signal too.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
Thank PickyDinerYorks
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here a couple nights and it was very simple and comfortable. All the basics covered. A little deck which was great in the evening to enjoy the sunset.
Looks freshly renovated and refurnished.
The front desk service was very good and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank OracleX
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Additional Information about Smugglers Cove Inn

Address: 139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Lunenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lunenburg
Price Range: $87 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smugglers Cove Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Lunenburg's colourful waterfront, we offer our guests a great variety of rooms. You can choose from queen size beds to king size beds or you might stay in a spacious apartment with a kitchenette overlooking the water. In any case, our elevator provides easy access to all our individually appointed rooms.The moment you arrive, you will surrender to the warm ambiance and friendly service and style. Our hotel is the perfect choice for any traveller to Lunenburg. ... more   less 
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