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Driftwood Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Ingonish B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 31, 2012

It's hard not to be biased, as we stayed at a few very nice b&b's on this trip. Unfortunately, this wasn't one of them. We stayed in number 5, which was dark, rustic and musty. It was clean though and just a staircase away from the beach.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Growe53
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

As the other review mentions, these apartments are somewhat rustic; but they are charming, they were clean the several times I stayed here, and they get the job done - well worth the price: most affordable accommodations we could find in Ingonish. There are decks with a gorgeous ocean view, a big backyard and from the backyard you can walk down a set of steps onto a sandy ocean beach; perfect for bonfires or swimming. And the hosts couldn't have been friendlier. I'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Amy D
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

We stayed at the Driftwood Lodge for a week in the course of a longer trip through Nova Scotia. On the upside, the Lodge sits in a great location on Cape Breton Island, with Ingonish Beach, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and many hiking opportunities conveniently close. It is also not too far away from Sydney and Louisburg and its National Historic Site. The Lodge itself sits on a beautiful piece of land right at the coast, there is only a small lawn, a cliff and the Atlantic. Makes for great views from the veranda...
Unfortunately, the appartments do not live up to the surroundings. While certainly spacy, they are also very old, rundown and in desperate need of refurbishment. Some of the kitchen equipment (such as the stove, the water cooker and the toaster) look like being put in there in the 70s. The place is also not too clean, we had to wash up all dishes and clean out the fridge before we felt like using them. All this would not have been so bad for us, if the appartement would not also have been extremely noisy. You can here almost every word of what each of your up to three neighbours is saying, let alone their walking around, closing doors etc. We did not sleep through one single night...
Given that for the same amount of money we stayed in considerably more comfortable accomodations on Nova Scotia, even the landlady's friendliness did not help enough to make us feel at home. Come our next time on Cape Breton we will certainly look for another place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank ingoism
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed July 28, 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2012
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Address: 36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ingonish
Number of rooms: 7
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