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“Great stopover”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Inn on the Lake

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Inn on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fall River
Certificate of Excellence
Somerset UK
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17 reviews
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“Great stopover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

We stayed overnight in mid September after arriving from the UK as we did two years ago. The Inn is different to others near the airport as it has character, has spacious well furnished rooms, many rooms having a lake view (remember to ask), helpful and pleasant staff and excellent food in the smart pub and dining room. It is also very accessible to Halifax and Dartmouth. Well recommended.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms face away from the roads.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

Situated conveniently close to the airport and within a half-hour to downtown Halifax, the grounds provide a lovely view of the lake. We stayed at the Inn to attend an outdoor wedding on the premises, and enjoyed a spacious room complete with a/c and fireplace. We were disappointed with an extremely noisy shower with inconsistent pressure in the small, fan-less bathroom. Overall, I found the price exceeded the value.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shannonlg
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InnontheLakeOwner, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review, September 25, 2011
Dear Shannonlg

The Inn uses treated water from Lake Thomas. The system has been very reliable, unfortunately, it malfunctioned causing a lose in water pressure and vibration in the piping system the day you stayed with us. The problem was quickly corrected once it was brought our attention.

It is unfortunate that this incident tainted your otherwise pleasant visit to the Inn. You should have been offered our sincere apology and compensation - please contact me at your earliest convince so I can do so.
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Fall River, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

This inn is very quaint and the staff is very friendly and helpfull and the bed was very comfortable and I slept very well. The downside is that it is dated, the carpet in the room I was in ( ground floor ) was in need of an upgrade.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank 5LoveIt
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InnontheLakeOwner, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review, September 12, 2011
Dear 5LoveIt
Thank you for the kind words regarding the Inn, the comfort of our beds and friendliness of our staff.
I am puzzled by your comments regarding our first floor rooms.
Immediately, after reading your review I and our head housekeeper inspected all first floor rooms. We found that no carpets were stained, worn, faded or tired. The same was true for draperies and furnishings. The bathrooms were clean; there was no mildew, cracked tiles, broken fixtures or wall textures in need of repair. The in-room double Jacuzzi tub appeared to be well maintained and in excellent working condition. The linens were replaced this spring. The only item in the room that could be upgrading was a late model large screen TV, which is scheduled to be replaced this fall with a wall mounted swivel flat screen model.
The Inn’s first floor rooms were recently renovated. The furnishings are from Simmons the carpets are from Crossley Carpet - they are listed as superior products by these established hotel suppliers. In both cases, we selected Queen Anne motif, patterns and colors to match the crown moldings, chair rails and baseboards of the rooms.
It is unfortunate that you did not contact us during your stay so we could have remedied the situation. We have other guest rooms that have a more contemporary motif that may have been more to your liking.
Should your travels bring you back to Halifax we would welcome the opportunity to match one of our rooms to your specific taste. For future reference you can view our various room selections on our web site.
Yours sincerely,
Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
Inn on the Lake
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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

I could easily see staying here a couple of days. A very central location and comfortable hotel. The lake is pretty along with pool and tennis courts. Think about splurging on the room with jacuzi and fireplace.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

All the staff we met were friendly and helpful, even to helping us plan the next stage of our trip. The rooms are spacious and clean, the dining room and pub are very nice with a good menu.
The Inn provides shuttle service to and from the airport and the car rental was dropped off and picked up from the inn to make things very convenient.

Room Tip: some rooms have a whirlpool tub and some don't. ask for which you want.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

My wife and I spent two nights at the Inn on the Lake as part of a vacation in the maritimes. It made a nice change to relax outside of the city after we had spent a week in Halifax. We loved the room and the decor in the hotel and walked around the beautiful grounds. We had two delicious meals on the patio under the tent and made use of the balcony and whirlpool bath.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amherstview
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

My wife and I stayed for 12 nights at the Inn on the Lake in Fall River. The staff is among the most exceptional and friendly we have ever encountered. We have been travelling since 1985 and have never been treated as well as on this vacation. A very sincere thank you to Suzanne and Margaret in the beautiful gastro pub,Tammy in Olivers Bistro and of course Brandy on the front desk These four ladies made us feel like family right from the first night. The food is incredible in both the pub and the restaurant -- trust me in 12 days we tried everthing there was. The room we had was very clean and comfortable. The jacuzzi and fireplace in our room was very enjoyable on the 8 days of rain we had. We normally do a lot of driving and sightseeing but due to terrible weather the Inn became our haven. Every single employee greets you with a " good morning" or " hello" evertime you meet them in the INN. The first morning of our stay we mentioned to the desk attendant that the shower seemed a bit weak and when we came back after some shopping they had already had the maintenance staff repair the shower head. Great service for sure!

The grounds are kept pristine and the beach is beautiful and clean. Well maintained flower gardens are every where. On the few sunny mornings we did have we ate breakfast out on the patio part of the restaurant.

This place has not forgotten what hospitality is all about. We reccomend this to anyone looking for a nice, quiet. clean place to stay. It is only 10 minutes from the Halifax airport,15 minutes from the Dartmouth Crossing Shopping Mall and maybe 25 minutes from Historic Properties/Casino in downtown Halifax.

Room Tip: Negotiate directly with the desk staff. An upgrade to the jacuzzi,fireplace roon is well worth askin...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inn on the Lake
Address: 3009 Highway 2, Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1J5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Fall River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fall River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn on the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shuttle Bus to/from Halifax Airport. Outdoor Parking, In-room coffee/tea, Newspaper except Sunday. Use of recreation facilities. Lounge/Bar, and Cocktail lounge. Volt 110-120AC. Restaurant, VCR-request, Limited handicap facilities. Drugstore nearby, Credit union - nearby, Hairstylist, Liquor Commission, Supermarket Services, Fax service, Maid service, Secretarial service, Luggage hold, Multilingual Staff, Room service - 7AM-10PM, Traveler's check cashing Safety, In-room sprinkler system, In-room heat/smoke detector. ... more   less 
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