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“Good Cabot Trail Home Base”
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Silver Dart Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Certificate of Excellence
Coquitlam, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Good Cabot Trail Home Base”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed in a section of the lodge that was in keeping with a typical older style 2 story motel with external doors to each room. The room we were in was clean, very spacious and the king size bed was a welcomed change. The walls were a bit thin, but luckily our neighbours, both beside and above, retired early and woke later than us. The room offered a great view of the lake and parking was close by. An unexpected surprise was the laundry facilities and the restaurant. We arrived late so the restaurant dining room spared us from having to drive around town to find a good spot. Dinners were very good and the included breakfast buffet provided a good selection. We were offered a discounted room rate which was an added bonus. The staff were friendly and helpful and because of their timely advice we were able to reserve tickets for one of the last Ceilidths of the year, an event not to be missed.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hello and thank you for sharing your experience about our property. I was pleased to read your review and was glad you were able to enjoy the local Ceilidh during your stay - the entertainment is certainly delightful! Please contact us if you are ever back in the Baddeck area as we would love to have you stay with us again.
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Houston, TX
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great views and more space than normal. Very good breakfast and friendly staff. A good choice if you're in Baddack. Only complaint is having a flat sheet rather than a fitted sheet on the bed! But we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and certainly hope the flat sheets were not too much of an inconvenience! So glad you will stay with us again on your next visit... See you then!
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Suffolk, UK
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We are staying in the Silver Dart for 3 nights. The views from the chalet we are staying in are very beautiful. Beds are comfortable and the room is spacious. Unfortunately the walls are very thin and we could have joined the conversation next door. Thank God for earplugs, I would not have slept otherwise.
Rooms are not cheap in this part of Canada and may be this raises my expectations too much.
Restaurant is good by the local standards and the service was very friendly on both evenings.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for staying in one of our Chalets during your visit to the Silver Dart Lodge. I do apologize you were disturbed by conversations in the adjoining Chalet. We have many different types of accommodations on site and I do we will be able to find you a quieter room on your next visit to our property.
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed at Silver Dart Lodge on the 18th September. This was not my first time staying at the Lodge but several years had lapsed since the last time. I found it to be still as nice as ever. We were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a chalet on the hill. From there, the view of the lake was gorgeous. It was a very comfortable accommodation and would be perfect for anyone staying for a few days. We had dinner and breakfast in the dining room and enjoyed both. We definitely would stay there again if travelling the Cabot Trail.

Room Tip: A room facing the lake is ideal.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
It was a pleasure to read your response of our property and was very pleased you enjoyed your upgrade to one of our Chalets! Most of our rooms have gorgeous views of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes and from McCurdy's Dining Room as well. Please contact us if you will be in the Baddeck area next season as we would be pleased if you would stay with us again. Thanks again for writing about us!
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed here in one of the chalets for two nights while we did the Cabot Trail. It was the perfect place to call home while we did the trail. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The bed was extremely comfortable and we loved our chalet, very clean and comfortable. Definitely would recommend it!! Beautiful view!!

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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us while you explored the Cabot Trail. It was a pleasure to read your review of the property and the staff. Thank you for recommending us and I hope you will visit with us on your next visit around the Cabot Trail.
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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wow! I travel a lot around the country over the last 8 years of retirement, but I have never been treated better than by the good folks at The Silver Dart Lodge. I spent five days based there. It was ideally located to tour the area. The people, especially Amanda, were most helpful resolving a room assignment mistake. The restaurant had a great view of the lake and good food at reasonable prices. Wait staff was definitely courteous and timely. My room was well maintained the entire time, and the lodge facilities, including laundry, were clean and available as needed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
"WOW" What a wonderful review! I am so pleased you enjoyed the property and the staff. To hear about how well you were treated is certainly very pleasing to hear. I will make sure to pass along your nice comments to Amanda and the rest of the staff. Please consider staying with us on your next visit to Baddeck.
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Dieppe, Canada
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We wanted to tour the Cabot Trail in the northern part of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and selected this hotel due to the location which is close to the start and finish of the Cabot Trail. The hotel is situated on a large well-maintained property overlooking the water. We had a half-chalet accomodation that was very nice, clean, and had 2 comfortable beds. A hot/cold buffet breakfast was included and was delicious.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Silver Dart Lodge. I was pleased you enjoyed the property and felt comfortable during your stay. Our property is certainly well located for touring the Cabot Trail and I hope you will visit with us on your next visit to Baddeck and Cabot Trail Island!
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Property: Silver Dart Lodge
Address: 257 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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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
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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