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“Ok Cottages but Overpriced!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean View Motel & Chalets

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Ocean View Motel & Chalets
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Cheticamp
Certificate of Excellence
Campton, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Ok Cottages but Overpriced!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

Just returned from a two night stay in our "Chalet" - something I found amusing since it was a duplex cottage with no hint of a chalet architecture - well maybe the roofs did extend a little of the front. At check-in, when I inquired about over rooms that may be a available and possibly a little less expensive (we paid $175 per night), the clerk got snippy and told me nothing else was available - basically you're stuck with what you booked. Upon entering I was underwhelmed with the rather stark atmosphere - linoleum tile floor and two small couches, loveseats really, and a small old style TV perched up in the corner that looked like it would be tough to view given its angle. It was.

We did notice that it was clean, very clean and it appeared fairly new in construction. So we gave it shot. Then we realized the bed was hard, not firm but hard. And one other thing, the road that you use to access your "chalet" appears to be a public thruway as there were some ATVs motoring up and down it, reving their engines as they went by.

It did have a nice setting, slthough the black flies kept us from really enjoying the outdoor furniture and community fireplace.

Bottom line is that we stayed in several B&B's, very nice ones, and they were all in the $90-$120 price range. This place seemed like it shouldn't have been as expensive.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

Everything promised was delivered. Great service, Great people. Great view. The staff was friendly and helpful. The place was clean and well kept. The price was right. The evening campfire was a nice touch. Wish we'd stayed longer.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank raja8385
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Minnesota
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90 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2010

This is a great place and all the praise from other reviewers is well deserved. The owners are indeed very helpful and accomodating in everything from being able to tell you about some of the trails in Cape Breton NP to the local restaurants. The only suggestion I would have to offer is to decide if you would rather have a chalet down near the water or a larger one up a bit away from the water but still with a great view and the two person whirlpool. Maybe some on the water have two person whirlpools too, but I didn't get that impression. I would definately stay here if I was tour Cabot Trail and Cape Breton!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Crescoia
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Worcestershire
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2010

I can't say that the proprietors are the nicest people in Canada, but's that's only because I haven't met them all yet. Paulette and Bill have to be in the top 10 though.
The Chalets are roomy and beautifully clean and Paulette's team make sure they are kept that way every day without intruding at all. Ocean View is on the headland overlooking the sea where the sunsets are spectacular.
If you tire of fresh lobster, crab, shell and other fish in the restaurants in town you can buy a steak or two in the supermarket and use the barbecue - each chalet has its own.
It's ideal for exploring the Cabot trail - and the National Park starts about 8km north, The town has most of what you need and is a good place to go whale watching.
Did I mention humming birds - Paulette's office window has a feeder that they come to regularly - I saw them but never had my camera with me. Paulette sent me some pictures after I left without being asked - that's just an example of how well she looks after her guests.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JeffFran
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2010

- we are a couple who enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors during the day, but we also love to come back to a warm and comfortable place to stay at night. ocean view chalets in cheticamp was everything we wanted and more!
- excellent base camp for all of our cape breton highlands national park hiking and adventuring. a 5 minute drive to the national park entrance.
- very clean, quaint chalets with pleasing view of harbour. housekeeping every day includes making the bed, washing dishes, and keeping everything very tidy.
- huge whirlpool tub with jets is spotless and works great! excellent way to warm up after a chilly day of hiking in the blustery and rainy weather.
- extremely friendly and accommodating service from paulette and gillaume (acadian patrons). an all-around wonderful couple, very knowledgable about the area and town.
- example of paulette and guillaume's service going above and beyond expectations: we did a load of laundry here (use of washing machine and dryer is free, included with accommodations) but the dryer was temporarily out of service, so we dropped our load of laundry off with paulette so that she could dry it in her dryer. when we picked our laundry up from her, she not only dried our clothes, she also folded them, matching every sock and turning every shirt right-side-in! so sweet.
- free internet came in especially handy since roger's wireless has no cell coverage here.
- we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2010

We are definately coming back to Cheticamp and the Oceanview Motel. The owners were wonderful, the view from our room was breathtaking. The room was clean and tastefully decorated. I have told everyone about this lovely place. Thanks again for the wonderful memories.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ottawalola
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Palm Desert, California
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2009

This place was fabulous and just what we were looking for. There aren't a lot of choices in Cheticamp but this place is a gem. We had a room right on the bluff overlooking the water and waves. We had 2 queen size beds, a sofa, chair and TV area, small fridge, micro, functional bathroom. There were picnic tables outside and a fire pit where the owners would light a fire each night. Barbeques were available along with coffee and pastries in the morning. We stayed for 3 nights and loved it. It's not fancy, but very comfortable and right by the Cape Breton Highland NP. Would go back again in a hearbeat!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ocean View Motel & Chalets
Address: 15569 Cabot Trail | P.O.Box 419, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Cheticamp
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Cheticamp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Motel & Chalets 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Acadian Hospitality at its best. Great place to relax, and enjoy the best of waterfront accommodations. Ideally located for day trips to return in the evening to catch a beautiful sunset and watch the boats coming in from their whale watching expeditions. Convenient to Le Portage Golf Course and Cape Breton Highlands National Park entrance. ... more   less 
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