We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice stay”
Review of Silver Dart Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Silver Dart Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We spent 2 nights here in early June and it was a nice stay. Pretty empty so it was very quiet. Great views with 2 queen beds and a pull out couch, smallish bathroom. Had a nice (kind of hidden) walking trail behind our room. The staff were great in the reception area, very helpful. Our room package included breakfast and a dinner. Breakfast was great (no buffet since it was not very busy), but a full breakfast order and dinner was nice with another fantastic view. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Joan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (675)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

485 - 491 of 674 reviews

Reviewed June 2, 2013

We opted to use Baddeck as a gateway into and out of Cape Breton National Park on our 2-week motorcycle journey to Nova Scotia. While Baddeck has several great hotel choices from which to choose, we opted for the Silver Dart Lodge, mostly because even my first conversation with the reservation agent made me feel very welcomed from the start – they wanted me to stay there. That warm welcome carried through both of our single-night stays at the resort.

Silver Dart is on the main drag just outside of the heart of Baddeck, but it an easy walk to the center of town. It is situated on the lake and many rooms have views. Upon arriving at the resort, you are immediately welcomed with the greenest grass and most colorful flowers I have yet to see. A speedy check-in had us on our way to our 2-room cabin/bungalow which is perfect for families travelling together as they all of inter-room connecting doors. And they boast their own parking area and patios overlooking the lake down below. These rooms are very spacious and feature a sitting area with pellet stove and a kitchenette.

The resort features a heated outdoor pool (while I didn’t swim in it, it did feel quite warm even for so late in the season), a pub and restaurant which serves an excellent breakfast (the BEST English muffins I have ever eaten), and guest laundry which was a godsend to us on a 2-week motorcycle tour.

While the resort caters to bus groups (we saw several during each of our stays), it is equally as accommodating to individuals and made it a perfect getaway in Baddeck. I would gladly stay here again and recommend it to others.

Room Tip: We travelled with a 3rd adult and found the 2-room bungalows perfect for us.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MBJBride0520
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Good evening: It was so wonderful to read your review! I am truly happy that you enjoyed your stay and certainly hope you will think of the Silver Dart Lodge on your next visit to Baddeck. Hope to hear from you soon! Denise MacLeod, General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

After having stayed at the SDL on previous visits to Cape Breton, we decided to go for the Celtic Colours in October. The SDL is so central and is ideal for travelling throughout Cape Breton. We started off at Port Hawkesbury for the opening concert, which was oneof the best concerts I have been to. The talent was amazing. We arrived late at the SDL but there was no problem getting into our acccommodation. A lovely room with a view of the Lake and a balcony to sit on when the sun was shining.
As always the SDL reached all our expectations, the food in the restaurant and the friendliness of the staff make it so welcoming.
After the concerts at night the Piping College had a Ceilidh which went on until 3.00 a.m.every morning. It is so well organised for Celtic Colours they have a bus going round the hotels to take you there and return you to the hotel. From the hotel the trip takes about 10 minutes.
This was a great way to meet new people who were staying at different hotels and came from all over.

My only disappointment was that Darrel Keigan no lonmger plays at the SDL and I never managed to catch up with him at any of the concerts.
I hope I can afford to have a holiday like the wonderful one we had in Canada in October, but it would have to be good to beat this one.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms have a view of the Lake.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CB-lover
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Good evening: I was reading your review about your stay last October. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit at Silver Dart Lodge and the wonderful Celtic Colors Festival. The entertainment at these shows is truly amazing! It is great comments such as yours which help us to know if we are pleasing our customers. We hope to see you again at Festival time and again, thank you for the great review!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

A most pleasant place to stay whether for a long break or to chill out on a long tour as we did. Of particular note was the walk down to the water's edge. Most romantic!

The hotel is well placed for the ferry to Newfoundland and a tour of the Cape Breton highlands.

The lodge is a little dated but it is welcoming and comfortable. Rooms with a view of the water are very large.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the water.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dulwichfan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This was a good place to stay for getting to Cape Breton Island but the lodge is very dated and in need of a facelift. The view from our room was amazing though. We ate in the restaurant the first night we were there and the chef kindly cooked a special vegetarian meal for my friend but when we went for breakfast it had all been under the heat lamps for far too long and was dried up and unappetizing. However breakfast was paid for separately so we just turned tail and found a really nice little cafe in the town so no money wasted at all. The room was clean and very comfortable with a small balcony

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the lake
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank valgardening
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Upon Checkin - there was no sense of hospitality as I asked for some pointers on driving the Cabot Trail the next day. They provided us a map and sent us to our room.

The room was dated, but expected. Quite large, which was nice. Overall comfortable.

We ate at the restaurant for breakfast and it was average once again. Buffet style. The service at the restaurant was ok. Considering it was not busy for breakfast, I felt that they could have come by a few more times just to check on us. I had to wave them down a few times for certain items. Especially with having a 6 month old baby with us... we needed boiling water for the baby formula etc.

The location is in a nice place. The scenery in that area was great and other nearby restaurants within a minute of driving.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Vayne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This was our first trip to Nova Scotia and the Bras D'Or Lake area. The Silver Dart Lodge was by far one of our favorite stays for a family of five including one small child. The hotel is more of a motel. Old fashioned, but very well maintained. Our room was large and the kids had a great time roaming around the property. Large open green spaces overlooking the lake (which is across the street) and even a playground. We were there in July, but it was much to chilly to use the pool. The lobby was cozy and the restaurant was great. They even brought us room service one night when we had been out exploring all day. This was one of the few places we stayed on our trip where we actually had to pry the kids away. Would go back again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: The rooms are attached with a little deck out back. Get one on the end so you only have neighbors on...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank flmom84
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Baddeck
27.3 mi away
Cambridge Suites - Sydney
45.2 mi away
Seascape Coastal Retreat
0.3 mi away
Inverary Resort
Inverary Resort
#5 of 7 in Baddeck
677 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Telegraph House Hotel
Telegraph House Hotel
#3 of 7 in Baddeck
343 reviews
5.7 mi away
Trailsman Motel
Trailsman Motel
#6 of 7 in Baddeck
211 reviews
0.3 mi away
Auberge Gisele's Country Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Silver Dart Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Silver Dart Lodge

Address: 257 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
Phone Number:
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Baddeck
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Price Range: $130 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Silver Dart Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MacNeil House is located in beautiful Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, sharing a 90-acre property with the Silver Dart Lodge. Whether you want to sit and relax on our observation deck while taking in the beautiful scenery and gorgeous view of the Bras d'Or Lakes or get active and take a hike on the walking trails, kayak on the lakes, or take part in our Cabot Trail Treasure Hunt, our goal is to help you build a better Cape Breton vacation. Relax, unwind and let our knowledgeable staff guide your Cape Breton adventure, the perfect starting point for your Cabot Trail experience. Our Taste of Nova Scotia approved restaurant, McCurdy's Dining Room includes a lounge area and patio. Enjoy your afternoons and evenings with our heated swimming pool, private waterfront, and forested nature trails. Variety of hotel rooms and chalets, open mid-May to mid-October. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotwire so you can book your Silver Dart Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Silver Dart Hotel Baddeck
Silver Dart Baddeck
Silver Dart Lodge Baddeck, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing