I recently got married nearby Harbourville Nova Scotia. Several family and friends were booked at the Schnitzelhaus cottages including my photographer.
I live in Ottawa and booked his cottage from here.
A week before the wedding I recieved a call from the owner saying there had been a flood and the cottage was no longer rentable. She even went as far as to say she had to cancel all her bookings for the month.
She obviosly did not realize I was from the area and when I got her call I took a drive up there. I first spoke to the people in the cottage next door to where I booked who had no knowledge of the flood. Then I went to speak to the owner in person. She again said it was not usable even after I told her all my friends and much of my family was booked nearby (hinting that if she was lying I would know. )
Sure enough friends of mine arrived and were booked into the very cottage she had told me flooded!!!
So what really happened is that she had overbooked and did not have the decency to admit it.
I also received some very bad feedback from other friends and family who stayed in her cottages including an extra charge of $20 dollars per person even though you were supplied 1 roll of toilot paper and nothing else extra for the fee. What was the $20 for??
Also a warning, there are cats that live in the cottages so if you are allergic don't even bother.
There is a resturaunt with very unreliable hours. You have to prebook if you want breakfast and be there before 9am when it closes.
Poor poor service, really sad because it is a very beautiful spot with lots of potential that is poorly managed and very overpriced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 6 cottages, either ocean view or right on the beach, all full kitchen, queen, single, king beds, propane or open fireplace, SatTV, Cable TV, free internet access. great restaurant in village, working fishing harbour, fresh lobster, art gallery, souvenir shop. very clean and cozy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbourville Cottages And Schnitzelhaus Hotel Berwick
- Harbourville Cottages And Schnitzelhaus Nova Scotia/Berwick