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Amherst Wandlyn Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Amherst
Oshawa, Canada
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel beginning to show its age”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The staff were very friendly, especially Janet and Chalene in the dining room. Chalene had a sunny disposition which was very welcome at breakfast. She saw to the gluten-free needs of my wife. The restaurant was better than any we could find in town. Our room, although dated, was quite clean, except that the air conditioner and baseboard heater looked as if they had never been cleaned.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We recently stayed here for two nights. It's only about an hour from Confederation Bridge. The hotel makes you feel like you stepped back a few decades, but it was very clean, and the staff incredibly friendly. Breakfast was included, although chosen from a select menu, but that's fine, since it's more than adequate. The homemade jam is out of this world! The rooms are clean and comfy, the wifi worked great, and I would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Well I stayed here after a 10 day hiking trip around nova scotia. When I arrived at the hotel I was in for a real treat ... The exterior reminds me of an old truck stop, the lobby stinks and is outdated, Wall paper and mould cling on for dear life to the walls. I daringly asked for th cleanest room available 130$ not cheap either was surprised to see a half decent room. Looked like Somthing from 1975 but Clean. Only stay here if you are brave I think the room iPad was an exception.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge ON
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were fortunate to stay in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor that I suspect had been recently renovated. It was clean, and definitely a great value for the money. The breakfast was a pleasant surprise as it was included and called a "continental" however you ordered from a select menu - very good. Unfortunately we had a less than adequate waitress who seemed to be extremely forgetful and made numerous trips to get us basic utensils and condiments!! This happened on the 2 mornings we had the same waitress however the other 2 waitresses were very good! Unfortunately their lounge was not open for the 4 nights we were there - they told us it was only open when they were busy which didn't make a lot of sense to us since the Saturday night was sold out?? Overall it was a good place to stay and central to the area we were exploriing.

Room Tip: Try to get something on the 2nd floor as the drive up rooms didn't appear to be quite as nice.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have dined at many of Amherst's local restaurants, and I can be confident in saying the Wandlyn's restaurant is by far the best in the area. Their menus focus on maritime favourites with a bit of a flare. Their "Wandlyn Salad" is to die for! Lots of great flavours and the beet chips are a great addition. The fish and chips were also great, I learned that they make the beer batter in house! The fish was done just right. For dessert I had the "Banana Split" it was a great change compared to regular squishy banana and ice cream so many places offer. The custard with caramelized sugar paired with the coconut fried banana was such a refreshing choice (dessert is also made fresh!) I was getting so tired of frozen/store bought desserts!!

Yes, the décor is getting tired but the staff, food and drinks make up for it. (did I mention the wine list is quite impressive for a small town? It features some great local wines and some great prices too!)

I would highly recommend the Amherst Wandlyn for any meal or occasion. Especially when it comes to convenience while travelling and really experiencing what the maritimes have to offer (fish, fresh and local food and wine, and SUPERB hospitality!!

Can't wait to go again!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

My main beef with this motel was the fact that they charged us a $200.00 deposit to stay one night. We did get it back in the morning when we left but felt very embarrassed by the fact that they had to abe someone check the room before giving us back our deposit. We have stayed at many motels and hotels and have never heard of this policy before. The room was not very clean, ther was a distinct foul odor in the room of uncleanliness. The carpet was very stocky and dirty. The restaurant area was full of cobwebs on the window ledges and baseboards. There were three guests in the restaurant whole spoke nothing but foul language but nothing was said to them. Very disappointed in our stay which was supposed to be for two nights but we left at daylight after not sleeping all night due to the smell and very hard and uncomfortable bed. Would not recommend this place to anyone and the Wandlyn group should be ashamed to let this business continue in this manner.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

I stayed here for a week while working in the area, and I was placed in the older section of the hotel. The single-occupancy rooms are a bit worn, as expected, but I was given lower rates because of this. Everything is kept clean despite its age and most importantly the staff is always friendly, gracious and helpful. I've had no problems with the breakfasts and would recommend the burger and roasted potatoes at the hotel restaurant. A long-running local business for a good reason!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Amherst Wandlyn Inn

Property: Amherst Wandlyn Inn
Address: Trans Canada Highway 104, Exit 3 | P.O. Box 275, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z2, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Amherst
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Amherst Wandlyn Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 2.5 Star Hotel and Convention Center, conveniently located near the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia Border. ... more   less 
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