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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Clifty Cove Motel

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Clifty Cove Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Indian Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver
2 reviews
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2010

We could not ask for a better location. We stayed here because it was close to my Aunts house and we wanted to be near family. The motel is right on the Ocean and the water is your backdrop and view. It was great for the kids to run around out back and sit on the rocks. It is not a swimming beach location but the view and weather were beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2010

Location, location and location!!! Close to Peggy's Cove Light House. We were pleased with room and outstanding view. Rooms were old furnished but very clean. The owner is working on remodeling rooms and outside was freshly painted. Spectacular view made it all worthed. Definitely we recommend this motel.
Mrs. Spapperi

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heather11113
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Burleson, TX
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205 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2009

We were booked here for our first nite in Nova Scotia but unfortunately with airline delays we did not arrive until the next day. When I called to cancel, the owners were very understanding. I was prepared to pay a penalty for the late cancelation but they were kind enough to waive the fees. We were able to drive by on our way to Lunenburg the next day. The Clifty Cove is in a great location & is definitely on our to stay our next visit to Nova Scotia.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank kftw
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edmonton
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2009

Motel is basic,no phone or coffee in the room,but the people were really friendly.They offered us kettle if we neded for tea,there was laundry room available and also barbeque.the beds were comfortable and the room was clean.We were told not to drink the water,but the management provided bottled water.Sound of the ocean waves as you go to sleep is awesome.Motel is very close to Peggy's Cove and the owners(or managers) were great in giving directions and telling us about the area.My daughter played with their dog and really liked the place(and she is hard to please!).I think it was a good price(95 $CAN) for summer.Would recommend it for short stay.

S.from Alberta

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank atphoto
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nashville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2009

We stopped on July 6th, 2009. By A Yahoo! Contributor, 07/26/09We had been driving the costal highway all day from the east, stopped here to check the room rates, 96.05 Canadian dollars per night. Desk clerk, her home is attached to the office, not friendly at all. About 830pm, she tells us everything, including the restaurant closes at 9pm in Peggy's Cove. We rushed back to it and got in just before closing. Showed back up at Clifty Cove at 10:20pm. Lady who runs the motel was hateful, she said she stated earlier that check in time is 10pm, and didn't want to let us look at the room first, the outside does look rather aged. So, we sign up, go to our room, outta there. The outside makes the drab, ancient furniture, and the warped old brown paneling on the wall downright depressing. We went back in under six minutes according to reciepts and asked for a refund. Motel lady was nasty hateful telling us we were quiet the nuisance. We had been polite with her at all times. She snatches a booklet out of her drawer telling me she couldn't give a refund then late admitted she didn't know how. Read her instruction book for the card machine for at least 10 minutes, keys everything in, and tells us a refund is complete. I told her the reciept was another charge, not a refund, she basically told us it was a refund, and she was locking the door. We left, GPS'ed back 15 minutes to Big Lake Lodge @ 5849 Hwy 333 in West Dover Nova Scotia. Clean, overlooks a big beautiful lake, man who owns the place lives there is very pleasant, happy to get up past 11pm and rent us a room for 98.31 in Canadian dollars. Got home, two charges for Clifty Cove on the credit card. So because the lady? at Clifty Cove lies now and said one charge is valid we have to send all the reciepts, Visa finds it interesting as well that we have a reciept the same night for another hotel. Moral of this story, unless you like drab run down hotels, with a hateful desk clerk to match, don't bother stopping at Clifty Cove on your otherwise beautiful drive through Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. It was the one and only bad experience we had on the whole two week trip in Nova Scotia, honestly. [--]

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank middletnNashville
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Fulda
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2008

I'v been there for 6 nights. The rooms are basic but the location and the view is excelent. Also ther sevice was very good. When we came with our fresh hot lobsters from ryers (just 200 m away and best prices 9,24 per lb and you also can eat them there), jana (the owner) provided us with a candle stove to melt our butter and a opener for our wine.
Peggys cove where we had breakfast is only a 2 min. drive away. Halifax is a 40 min drive. The area around the hotel is perfect for walking or just relaxing.
They have now wireless,wich worked very good.
Andreas from Fulda-Germany

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank Germantreaveler
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Toronto
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

This is a basic motel with reasonable price. The location is great, only 3 minutes from Peggy's Cove. Beach view from the window is fantastic. However, what bothered me the most was the smell in the room. It was the smell of toilet, you know, that of a public toilet. It hit us right when we entered the room. In fact during the night, I was awaken a few times being bugged by the smell. The bedsheets were thin and worn, felt like they were washed and used for 10 years. I don't feel comfortable lying under the sheets. However, the ower lady was super nice. Got to give her credits. But she should hire better cleaners to clean the bathroom and replace all the bedsheets.

  • Liked — View from the window
  • Disliked — Owner not able to confirm reservation by email, no internet booking available, room odor, filfy bed sheets
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Clifty Cove Motel

Property: Clifty Cove Motel
Address: 8444 Peggys Cove Rd | Peggy's Cove Area, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3R1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Indian Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Indian Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clifty Cove Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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