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“Rare find”
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Merry's Motel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Cheticamp
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Rare find”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We spent the night at Merry's Motel when traveling around Cape Breton Island. The rooms are spotless, something you notice as soon as you walk in the door. There is a small refrigerator in the room, which was nice, since we had a cooler with us for camping and could put things in it for the night. The bathroom was very clean and had a good shower. The only small thing that was a little inconvenient was the shelf over the sink in the bathroom. It was too low which made it hard to brush your teeth without bumping your head. Sue told me upon check in that there was a light breakfast in a dining room, and she emphasized light. But my husband and I thought it was just right to start the day. Coffee, juice, bananas, apples, toast and the best blueberry muffins ever. We had a great conversation with Martin, who told us of his travels around the world. The price of the room was $70 plus tax, a very good deal in Cheticamp. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newport Pagnell, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We arrived in Cheticamp on our way round the Cabot Trail. Looking for a convenient place to stay, we saw Sue's place. We'd read reviews before and it looked like the right place for us. Sue is a great host and is always happy to chat and give advice about what to see, where to go and the best places to eat!
The rooms had everything we needed, being warm, spacious and with comfortable beds. It was also spotlessly clean. Other than a comfortable bed, our only other real requirement is a good shower and both our friends room and ours had one.
Sue tells you upfront that the breakfast is light. Well for us it was perfect. Hot tea or coffee both freshly made, toast, fresh blueberry muffins and fruit. A great start to the day. If you are looking for a value for money motel in Cheticamp, there's no better place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Orange, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This small family owned motel has been renovated to provide modern comforts. The proprietors operate as a B & B, providing a simple breakfast in the dining room of their Victorian era farmhouse. There are several dining opportunities within walking distance and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park is only minutes up the road. You could get a lot less for a lot more elsewhere. It would be a mistake to pass this one up. We will go back next year!

Room Tip: They are all very similar. The motel is set back quite a distance from the roadway; traffic noise i...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Sure, this is a motel with drive up rooms. But there are about 10 of them, and breakfast is served by Susan Oberli in her kitchen. First, the rooms. Basic, but very clean, and comfortable, with a common front porch. Nice view of the bay across the street, depending partly on the particular room. The included breakfast iincludes coffee, orange juice, toast, cereal, fruit...and the best blueberry muffins I've ever had. I've stated at Merry's many times and it's especially the blueberry muffins and conversations with Susan, a native of Bern, Switzerland that bring me back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had a 3 night stay here while exploring the Cabot Trail. Probably the cleanest place I had ever stayed. The very light breakfast was perfect and the the staff were very friendly! Look forward to staying there again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This motel is situated back from the main street so very convenient to find and centrally located for walking to the water across the street. There are only 8 units which are very clean and comfortable. The owners were very nice. The breakfast was small but tasty. The t.v was very small and outdated and there was no phones or cell phone connection unless you used Bell. There is not much to do in Cheticamp but is a good place to stop on the Cabot Trail. We found entertainment in a local restaurant and the pub. Both served very good food at a reasonable price. They had entertainment at the art center however it was only in French.

Room Tip: If you choose rooms 1, 2, or 3 you get a view of the ocean across the street.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the motel. Nice breakfast, very clean rooms, and nice owners. Cape Breton Island is a nice place to visit for a few days. Saw moose and hiked and say waterfalls and went whale watching.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Merry's Motel
Address: 15356 Cabot Trail | P.O. Box 1052, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Cheticamp
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Cheticamp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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