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Inn on the Lake
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband & I stayed in a Deluxe room on the bottom floor and enjoyed an amazing stay. From check in to check out it was perfect. The lady at the front desk was very friendly, as were all staff that we came into contact with. The Pub atmosphere was very enjoyable and the staff were excellent. The food was delicious! The grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Our patio went right out to the pool and the room was spotless. Very comfortable beds and all the amenities you would need. The rate was very reasonable and we look forward to returning soon. We would highly recommend this Inn for a little getaway!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melanie S
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susannelson, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear Melanie S,

Thank you for the great scores and comments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed everything about your stay. We look forward to seeing you again when you return.

Sincerely,
Ron Nelson
Innkeeper

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We chose this hotel to have a little break after a few business days in Halifax. The hotel is nice though the first rooms that we offered were not very impressive (the ones with bathtub seemed rather odd). Fortunately in the end we got a nice corner room with big terrace overlooking the lake. So when it was not raining, we really enjoyed the place.
The location is very nice, easy accessible. The hotel and restaurant staff is friendly, helpful, professional.
In general a nice base for touring that part of NS especially if you do not want to stay in Halifax.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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susannelson, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2013

Dear SomewhereTraveller,

Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. I appreciate the nice comments and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel overall. Thank you again and we hope to serve you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Ron Nelson
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

On a recent visit from the U.K to visit relatives in Fall River, we had pre-booked seven nights at the Inn on the Lake in the hope that it was as good as it looked to us when we had passed by on previous trips. We were not disappointed and the hotel met our expectations in every way. All the staff we encountered were very friendly, particularly Melanie from Quebec and our room (208) was beautiful, with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and adjacent Lake Thomas. We used the restaurant for their hearty breakfasts before departing for the rest the day but on two occasions during our stay, we arranged for our relatives, three adults and two children, to join us at the hotel for dinner. On both occasions, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their chosen dish, which had been cooked to a very high standard. All in all, a great stay at a lovely hotel and we would have no hesitation in returning there on future visits to the area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tom M
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susannelson, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Dear Tom M,

Thank you very much for the great comments in your review. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay here with us. I will pass along your comments to the staff. Thank you & we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ron Nelson
Innkeeper

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We chose the Inn at the Lake for our last night in Nova Scotia after 5 days on Cape Breton Islands, and we got in about 9 pm and had an 7:30 am shuttle to the Halifax airport so we didn't get much time on the nicely appointed grounds or lingering in the room, lobby, bar or dining room as they deserved.. The shuttle allowed to drop off our rental car at the airport a day early, and get to the airport with the stress of returning a rental car, as well as saving a day's rental. The staff driving the shuttle were great and it was great feature. The grounds and rooms are lovely, and the scallops. salads and local beers we had were very tasty. The reception staff and wait staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. This would likely be a good place to explore Halifax from, which we intended to do, but spent more time on Cape Breton Island than planned.

The only negative was that we thought breakfast was included, but because of the rate we got over the internet, it was not, and this wasn't entirely clear. The roof was also under repair, so the appearance was not as appealing as it will be in few months.

Room Tip: Check your reservation type to make sure whether breakfast is included or not.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nathan C
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susannelson, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Dear Nathan C,

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Thankfully our roofing job only lasted a few days & we are back to normal now. I’m sorry you didn’t get a chance to see the completed job or stay long enough to experience the Inn. Hopefully you will get a chance to make it out this way again in the future. Thank you again for the kind words.

Sincerely,
Ron Nelson
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Inn on the lake is situated halfway between the Halifax airport and Halifax. We found this location excellent for our purposes of touring the region outside Halifax, returning our hire car to the airport, and visiting Halifax CBD. There is a very agreeable pub and dining room attached to the hotel, as the hotel is not located close to other dining options.

We appreciated the hotel's courtesy bus when returning our hire car to the airport and also when catching our flight. The hotel provided early morning coffee and muffin for early morning check outs.

The hotel staff were friendly and efficient. They printed out travel directions to surrounding attractions. The hotel has picturesque grounds lakeside.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DAMMC
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susannelson, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Dear DAMMC,

Thank you for the great review. I appreciate the kind words & I am very happy to read that you enjoyed our property overall. We hope to serve you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Ron Nelson
Innkeeper

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