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Cove Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 3, 2008

Definitely a special place - very serene, quiet, beautiful views. Simple accommodations, clean and good bed. The most surprising - a gourmet dinner in the restaurant and gorgeous views! My husband had the best fish and I had a superb pasta dish - first class! for such a small motel. Wonderful dinner and quiet comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2008

The Cove Motel is much more than you see in the photos on their website. From the second you turn onto the tree-lined drive you start to anticipate what may lie ahead.

The hotel is an incredible peninsula right on the Causeway.

The room is basic, but very clean. The bed was comfortable. Our room faced the causeway so we could see the bridge to Cape Breton and it was nice to walk right outside and be on the water. My husband and I took a morning walk along the rocks on the peninsula and then back up the tree-lined drive.

We heard that the restaurant was excellent and we were not disappointed. A must have: the Smoked Mussel chowder. The menu says its incredible and it is.

The gift shop was the best surprise of all. This was really a GIFT shop - not just tourist trap items. I bought many holiday gifts when I was there and since we were on a motorcycle, they offered to take them to the post office and have them shipped back to the US for us. I regret not buying a handpainted jacket when I was there! If I lived in Nova Scotia, I would do my gift-buying at the Cove Motel's gift shop.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2008

We recently stayed here on the recommendation of another traveller we met in Wolfville. Although the restaurant serves a great meal, the motel is definitely overpriced ($108/night) -- no breakfast available (not even coffee). Room smelled of disinfectant -- and we found many bugs in the bathroom -- upon arrival at 4 p.m. and again in the morning when we got up. If you are heading to the Cabot Trail...I would recommend continuing one more hour to Baddeck and stay at the Telegraph Inn -- rates were cheaper and it included breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

Wanting to do the famous Cape Breton Cabot Trail over the weekend, we
looked for an easy to find, comfortable motel close to the causeway for Friday night, allowing us an early start Saturday morning. There are various motels around the entrance to Cape Breton but during my online search I found a mention of the Cove from a few years back. The guy raved about this motel, said he liked it so much, they returned to stay again on the return trip. I have to agree. If you have a choice, go for the Cove. it is literally at the waters edge and close enough for you to count cars over the Canso Causeway, without hearing the traffic.

The room was fairly basic, a definite lack of electricity sockets, and the walls thin. We could hear every word next door but my experience tells me that if you stay in a motel, that's what to expect!

The beauty of the Cove is the view (apart from the flashing pylon but
that wasn't a problem anyway) and the lovely nautical dining room serving superb food at reasonable prices. I heard that in the summer you can watch pilot whales at play throught the window of the restaurant and I can believe it. Another useful service for guests who use this as a base - a guest laundromat!Very pretty little motel,
lovely food, well priced. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Highway 104 Auld's Cove | Canso Causeway, Port Hastings, Nova Scotia B9A 3R7, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Port Hastings
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Hastings
Number of rooms: 30
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