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“A hidden treasure within Nova Scotia”
Review of A B&B by the River

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A B&B by the River
Ranked #1 of 1 Cleveland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We found this place at the last minute after arriving to Port Hawkesbury and not having a place to stay.
From the moment we arrived, we received such a warm welcome that didn't end until after our departure. Both Lydia and Johannes were wonderful hosts! Our bed was very comfortable and the entire house was clean.
We spent a very pleasant evening with the hosts discussing everything from home in Europe to the nature in Nova Scotia.
We enjoyed a healthy and delicious breakfast and also enjoyed some home-made bread.
We definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast for anyone looking for a relaxing cosy place surrounded by beautiful nature.
Thank you Lydia and Johannes for such a wonderful experience on our road trip around Nova Scotia.
Vielen Dank für alles und wir hoffen, dass wir zurück kommen!

Katka and Michael (Ontario / Czech Rep.)

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed with Lydia and Johannes this past September for a few days. It felt like we'd know each other for years, by the time we left! What great hosts, and what a comfortable place to stay! The food was great- a perfect combination of Canadian and German tastes :) Knowing some German ourselves, we enjoyed getting to try our German speaking skills with our hosts. What a great time. Clean, cozy, beautiful. A 5 star rating, for sure. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We were there for three nights and were very happy with everything. The room was very clean and nice. Also breakfast was simply great with everything you wish. Fresh cut fruits, homemake bread, yoghurt, cheese, salami, coffee, eggs how ever you like it. The owners Lydia and Johannes are really great, welcoming and friendly hosts. We would go back there anytime. Who ever is wondering how to contact them, here is the number and email. 1-902-625-6541, info@by-the-river.com

Stayed: October 2013
Thank Erich A
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

On July 28, 2013, my family drove about 500 miles from Maine and was already dark when we arrived at Port Hawkesbury. The owner of the place, Lydia, was very patient and helpful in directing us to her place. We finally found our way and was warmly welcomed by Johannes and Lydia. Johannes assisted in carrying our luggage from the car to the room assigned which was on the main floor. The place was very clean. We have bottled water and toblerone chocolate provided. In the morning, the breakfast was served with fresh cut fruits, coffee, homemade bread, cured sausage, boiled egg and orange juice. It was a very relaxing atmosphere having breakfast at the balcomy overlooking the pristine view of the river and pine trees. Thanks Johannes and Lydia for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful place!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The place is run by the nicest couple, Lydia and johanes go out of their way to make you feel comfortable! With a great view to the river, you can watch the tides rising and falling while sitting in bed, very clean and underpriced. The breakfast is all homemade and delicious :)

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Micheldahd
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you are looking for a relaxing place, with a great service, you found it ! We stayed a week and if we could, we would like to stayed more time. The german couple who is runing the place are really nice people, polite, and they just want you to enjoy your time in their place. We went to buy some lobsters and we ate them together with the owners. Our time there was great ! Thanks !

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank MNMS1334
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Very friendly and helpful German couple who ran the B&B. It is situated on the river, in a very calm and relaxed place. The room was very clean and the breakfast was great. I enjoyed the stay very much and I'm looking forward to my next visit with my whole family.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about A B&B by the River

Address: 351 Helmut's Lane, Cleveland, Nova Scotia B0E 1J0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Cleveland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cleveland
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OverviewCome and enjoy our Bavarian hospitality!Leave your stress behind and dive into another world – you will feel like home from the first moment on…Find tranquility and peace in an environment of nature and crisp fresh air. We are situated directly on banks of the River Inhabitants and our rooms have a breathtaking view across the river.Our location offers you plenty of choices for day trips to many of Cape Breton’s attractions, all within a two-hour drive. Check out the Hungershausen gallery in Cleveland, or head out Dundee and take in some golf. You will also find living history museums to explore, including the Highland Village Museum in Iona and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Louisbourg. Find traditional Celtic music in Judique and or travel to Glenora to sample the first single malt whiskey in North America.We offer four rooms with one king or queen-sized bed, telephone, Wi-Fi, fan, hairdryers, and coffeemaker. Two rooms come with a private entrance. A full breakfast is provided, served either on our deck or in the dining room. You are also welcome to relax in our entertainment room or settle back on the deck overlooking the river.Driving directions to property: From the Canso Causeway to Port Hawkesbury take Hwy 104 towards St. Peter´s, exiting at Exit 44 to Cleveland. Turn left, following the Lower River Road 5.5 km - you will see our blue B&B sign on the right hand side.You can also take NS Highway 4 and travel 11.5 km towards Cleveland, turning right onto Lower River Road. Our B&B is 1.7 km up the road - you will see our blue B&B sign on the left hand side. ... more   less 

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