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“A Fine Choice”
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Silver Dart Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Certificate of Excellence
Delmar, NY
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A Fine Choice”
Reviewed August 14, 2007

My wife and I spent three nights at the Silver Dart during our tour of Nova Scotia and enjoyed our stay immensely. To get the most space and privacy, we opted for one of the chalets. Wise choice! It was plenty roomy, clean, quiet and comfortable. Yes, some of the furnishings could use a little updating and I would have liked a little more light in the bathroom, but I slept soundly every night, and at least the water pressure and temperature never fluctuated. The hotel staff was just as friendly and helpful as could be -- as they were everywhere we traveled in the Maritimes, I might add.

Before we'd even left Nova Scotia, my wife and I were planning a return visit. You can bet we'll come back to the Silver Dart Lodge.

  • Liked — Friendly, helpful staff; great location, convenient to Baddeck and Cabot Trail
  • Disliked — Nothing, really
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Delmarvin
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Nottingham UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2007

A quick blast of all the recent reviews give a pretty accurate picture of Silver Dart. We stayed in a couple of the cabins towards the top of the hill and whilst they were perfectely adequate a bit of updating would not go amiss, particualrly on the a/c front which was not very effective - fortunately when we were there it was not too hot.
One word of caution it is the furthest hotel from Baddeck Centre but it is on a busy road so walking to town is a not terribly pleasent 10 minutes.

Stayed August 2007
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2 Thank CHAX
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2007

We stayed here on recommendations from previous Trip-advisor guests and we were not disappointed fantastic people & location. Ate every night in the delightful restaurant overlooking the lake, the evening buffet was particularly good value. Our lodge was spacious clean and again had fantastic veiws. The weather was even warm enough to spend time at the relaxing outdoor pool. We cannot recommend this place highly enough!!!!

  • Liked — location and friendly staff
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank GlasgowSusan
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2007

We had a wonderful stay at the Silver Dart. It may not be the most up-to-date property in the world, but it was clean and comfortable, with excellent facilities. The dining room had the best view in town -- and superior food for a hotel dining room. The staff was helpful, especially on check-in, when they provided excellent information about the area. The pool is first-rate. The just-out-of-town location kept things quiet so guests could enjoy a good night's sleep -- but was by no means inconvenient. We'd return in a heartbeat!

  • Liked — Helpful Staff
  • Disliked — Lightly Older -- Needs a Facelift
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Chip_Milford
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2007

What a great View of Bell Bay... one of the most Breathtaking places on Earth . It all started with the staff at the Silver Dart lodge they were very friendly from the minute we got there, nice to have that good ole Cape Breton hospitality. The rooms were very comfortable and we were able to use the brand new barb-q's that were on the properties location. The food and the barstaff in the lounge were excellent . I would strongly recommend if your going to be looking for a place to stay while driving the Cabot trail or heading to Cape breton for a golfing trip you consider the Silver dart lodge!

  • Liked — staff friendliness
  • Disliked — weather was too cold...never got a chance to swim.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank CampbellOttawa
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ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2007

A group of friends wanted to golf what are considered some of the best public golf courses in Canada with Highland Links in Ingonish actually being consistently ranked top 5 in Canada. Silver Dart manager organized our golf rounds at Highlands and Bell Bay in Baddeck and we were treated like gold. Meals included in the package at the restaurant were fantastic, the locals were very friendly and we had a great all around golf weekend. Don't expect the Hilton because it's not a highrise hotel. It's a great lodge with walking and hiking paths on its property where the kids can run free on the huge lawn and playground while you sit back on your deck and BBQ. An ideal place to kick back with the wife and/or family and enjoy the large property with immediate access to the town of Baddeck.

Stayed June 2007
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2 Thank coxyOttawa
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Ottawa, On
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2007

My fiancee and I were in the area for a wedding and decided to stay at the Silver Dart Lodge. It was absolutely wonderful. All the staff from the front desk clerk to the wait staff, to even the cleaning staff, were just so friendly, we felt so welcome from the moment we walked in. And the view from our room, just a breathtaking look over the Bras D'or lakes. We only ate breakfast there and it was prompt, friendly, and delicious. All in all a fantastic stay there, I highly recommened it. Thanks Silver Dart Lodge.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
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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