On a long planned Labor Day week end trip to Nova Scotia, we contacted the Harbourview B & B and Motel in Port Hawkesbury on Breton Island based on the TripAdvisor reviews. TA enthused further that for $54/ night we would have quite a wonderful place to stay and eat. Calling over a day early on our own dime (no toll free offered), a woman affirmed an opening but denied that Harbourview ever had a $54 room rate. After taxes, we were quoted just under $100 (Canadian) for lodging the next evening. We agreed and dutifully provided our credit car number and cell phone. “Call if you are to be here after 10PM,” she said. Arriving at 7:45PM the next evening, over two hours early, we were bushed from 10 hours of travel by car and most eager for some rest. “We have a problem here as your credit card number did not register,” said the lady, implying that I was somehow trying to cheat; I pulled out the VISA card and, sure enough, she had written down one number incorrectly and had given our evening’s abode to someone else! No call to us, no ownership of a mistake and absolutely no apology. On her suggestion, we went to the Gagnon House for the night and were pleased. Harbourview, that’s no way to treat a customer anywhere; shame on the woman manager!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Bed & Breakfast is a restored Provincial Heritage Property that was built in 1880 for Ferry Captain James Embree. The property is located on the water with a large enclosed patio overlooking the Strait of Canso and conveniently located next to the yacht club/marina, boardwalk, and Granville Green which offers free outdoor concerts on Sunday evenings in July and August. This is a great home base for your Cape Breton vacation featuring the legendary Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, Alexander Graham Bell Museum & other attractions. The B&B main house accommodations include 2 guest rooms: one with a queen-size bed, private bath, satellite television, and air conditioning; and one with 2 double beds, private bath and air conditioning. Our motel accommodations include air conditioned guest units with queen size beds, (some also have a double size sofabed), a 4 piece bath, satellite television, fridge, and microwave. Breakfast is included with all rooms and all of our rooms are non-smoking. We offer free off street parking, free wireless internet access and coin operated guest laundry facilities. Sorry no pets are allowed. Visa, Mastercard, Direct Debit and cash are accepted. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbourview B&B And Motel Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia