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Inverary Resort
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Nova Scotia
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12 reviews
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“Great Location and Service”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights the end of May 2014. Great location for doing things around the Cabot Trail and the 'Northside'. The location in Baddeck is nice in that it is on the water and you have several vantage points to see part of the Bras D'Or Lake. Its not a far walk to the grocery store, restaurants, liquor store or the old government wharf. This is a busy little town in the summer.

The service I received was very good. The bartender - 'Spence' at the Thistledown Pub has a great personality and knows his way around the bar and how to make great drinks and cocktails. The food wait staff where very attentive and polite. The food itself was most excellent, We were satisfied with every meal. They obviously have some one in the kitchen who knows what they're doing.

The building are a little old but sound and this gives to some of the character of this location and resort. Baddeck is a historic town and this hotel fits in nicely. I had plenty of hot water and housekeeping staff were efficient and did a good job.

I would return here with no question.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view if possible. Glasgow house has the pool if you have kids.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you ChrisInNovaScotia, for your comments! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sooner than later!

Have a great day,

Matt
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Truro, Canada
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed at the Inverary Resort for two days in May for a conference. I'm not sure what the room rates were as everything was direct billed to my employer. I was in the Glasgow house with the swimming pool. The rooms are clean and maintained but dated. The fridge was broken and stuck on the highest temperature so the snacks I bought all froze. The Hot water ran out every day I was there and all my showers started off lukewarm and ended up icy cold. I was on the ground floor of a two story building and the floors were very thin and I heard every footstep and movement of the person above me who wore up at 6am every morning. We had drinks and supper in the pub and the food and service was great! The pub closed early despite the fact that the hotel was pretty well full and some of the conference goers would have liked to socialize a bit longer. However, the best part of the hotel are the grounds and the view which were both spectacular. There are fire pits by the water and next time I'll be sure to go there in the evening. It's worth a stay but stay in the main building where my colleagues told me there is plenty of hot water and no one is above you.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the main building where they don't run out of hot water and there are no rooms...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your review Jane A. I am sorry to hear about the hot water in your room. This issue was brought to our attention during your conference and adjustments have been made to solve this, so thank you.
We are very glad you enjoyed our pub! It has a great atmosphere and has nightly entertainment all season long!
We look forward to your next visit, whether it be for business or pleasure!

Best wishes,

Matt
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed the Sunday and Monday nights of Memorial Day weekend, which is early in the season. We were in the area for Celtic flavor, the Cabot Trail, and to tour Cape Breton. This place is well situated for what we were doing. Our room was in the main building. It's older....clean, but with very worn carpet & furnishings, and little lighting in the rooms (and too few wall plugs to recharge phones and such). Staff was very pleasant, but a few things were off. We were asked to wait 15 minutes at checking for pillowcases...an hour later they took us to the room and still no pillow cases. There was a huge CUPE convention, so our 7pm pub reservation was ignored and we had to wait for a table to vacate. Our room did not qualify for the free breakfast shown on their website and there was no coherent explanation (we were happy to find the Highwheeler in town and enjoy their food at very low prices). There was someone grading the parking lot in heavy machinery at 11 pm, making a huge racket, and when the front desk was first called, they said it was not their property....but then agreed it shouldn't be happening and they would check. All in all, if we were coming back, we would look more closely at lots of other spots in Baddeck.

Room Tip: Main lodge is not up to date.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for your review Fossetti. We appreciate your feedback on how to make our rooms a little more comfortable. You will be pleased to hear that we will beginning some significant updates to our rooms, addressing the very items you mention (carpets and more electrical plugs) as well many others. We apologize for the delay on check-in, but are glad you were provided a clean, spacious room, and truely hope your enjoyed your evening in our Thistledown Pub. As you saw, it is a happening spot and is always a great time!
We hope to see you again on your next trip to Baddeck!

Have a great day.

Matt
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Ellsworth
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We traveled to Baddeck late May for the Cabot Trail relay race and booked our stay with this Lodge. We found the rooms clean,priced right, and the managers onsite very friendly. The breakfast (included) was more than we expected; fresh fruit, muffins, toast with many choices of condiments, warmed hardboiled eggs,juices, cereals,yogart, coffee,tea and hot chocolate. Staying at this lodge was very comfortable and we will definetly return to stay at this establishment.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of our Celidh Country Lodge, Meme49! We are very excited for the upcoming season and are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves during our opening week!
Come back and see us again soon!


Audrey and Harry Faulkner

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Interesting that not only the "resort" but the majority of businesses in Baddeck forgot it was the long weekend! Even the PUB/Restaurant was CLOSED one of the TWO DAYS of the long weekend! When asked why so much was closed, the response was - everything opens on the May 24 weekend....HUM....I told them that was this weekend.

However the grounds of the resort are lovely, right on the ocean and the pet friendly room in a great location.

Room Tip: Pet friendly room was in the perfect location,just a tad too much fragrance used.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for your review, smridingadventures. I am sorry to hear that our restaurant could not be open for you both nights you were staying with us. I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy it at least once!
I am pleased that you enjoyed your room, and you are right, it is in a great location to explore our lovely grounds.
We look forward to having you and your furry friends visit us again soon!

Sincerely,

Matt
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We decided to take a weekend away and stayed at the Inverary Resort. The Resort was beautiful, and had a lot of character. Views were spectacular. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and they put the guests needs above all! We would go back in a heartbeat. We went before the season started, so it was quiet and relaxing. Not much was open in the area(the first week of May), but most shops and restaurants in Baddeck were open on the weekend. The Resort restaurant food was very good. We had the peppercorn steak dinner, and they had a great deal on wine. Baddeck was a cute little town, and great location if you want to take day trips around Cape Breton.
Louisburg and the Cabot Trail are amazing and so close!

Room Tip: We tried the King with fireplace in the main lodge. It was comfortable. The bed was great. The room...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you, Cheryl M, for your review! We were pleased to have you join us and enjoy the peacefulness of Baddeck in the spring! Glad you were able to take in some of our great CB sights as well as a tasty dinner. We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Matt
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Belmont, California
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were traveling early in the season and were very happy to find such a wonderful place to stay. Hilda, Matt and the rest of the crew were exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We even lucked into a cooking demonstration dinner with Chef Tim - exceptional!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew M, Manager at Inverary Resort, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review Wendy P.! We were very pleased to have you join us from California and to experience some true Cape Breton hospitality. We very much enjoyed having you and were glad you could take in our Chef Demonstration that evening! The first Monday of each month has been a lot of fun this winter with Chef Tim showing off his expertise!

We look forward to seeing you again on the East Coast!

All the best,

Matt
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Property: Inverary Resort
Address: 368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Baddeck
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Inverary Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inverary Resort is a family owned and operated, full service property located on the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in Baddeck. With a variety of accommodation types, conference facilities and waterfront recreation center, Inverary is a picturesque getaway location for couples, families and groups. Centrally located, Baddeck is the perfect place to experience the finest attractions our, world famous, Cape Breton Island has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 
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