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Harbourview Inn

25 Harbourview Road, Smith's Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia B0S 1S0 Canada
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Harbourview Inn, an historic Nova Scotia bed and breakfast nestled among the beautiful oaks, white birch, and elms of Smith's Cove is truly a quiet refuge. Rated with four stars by Canada Select, Harbourview is located near Digby, Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast in one of the most historic and scenic areas of Nova Scotia. Guests love the warm hospitality, the beautiful rooms, complimentary breakfasts, and free wireless internet service.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Fishing
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
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Telephone
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Cable / satellite TV
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Iron
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Flatscreen TV
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Resort44994155788 wrote a review Aug 2023
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This place is a gem. After staying in mainstream hotels for eight nights it was the home away from home we didn't know we needed! The host is down to earth and funny and you instantly feel like you already know him from somewhere. The breakfast was delicious and the pool is immaculate and large! Dinner in nearby Digby by the Harbour was delicious. Our host recommended Fundy Restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We would love to return here if we are ever in the area again. Our only regret was that we only booked one night!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Aug 17, 2023
Thank you so much! This is lovely feedback and very much appreciated. Hope the rest of your trip is good.
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CosmicImp wrote a review Jul 2022
Ottawa, Canada60 contributions42 helpful votes
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A RAVE REVIEW !! We would give the Harbourview Inn a 10-star review if it was possible! Greg and Belinda are the quintessential classic hosts. The inn is run in a very professional way. Every detail is wisely and carefully dealt with. Their receptionist, Adriana, is about as friendly as is humanly possible. Obviously she is a reflection of the careful choices that Greg and Belinda make. We absolutely loved our stay at this gorgeous inn and we will be returning there as soon as possible. We highly recommend this inn! BTW...There is a gorgeous Bay of Fundy gravel beach only a few steps away. Bring "lava socks"!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Harbourview Inn Smiths Cove NS, Owner at Harbourview Inn
Responded Jul 29, 2022
Thanks so much Richard and Merle! It was great having you here, and hope we'll see you again. Take care, Greg & Belinda
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Curiosity34874 wrote a review Jul 2023
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We have been revisiting Greg and Belinda regularly since they arrived at Harbourview Inn in early 2020. They have hosted all of our children and grandchildren at various times. Most recently we stayed there during Digby Lobster Bash. Each visit brings more fond memories of our time together to share. And with each visit, Greg and Belinda feel more like family. Irene serves a delicious breakfast and yesterday we were recalling the special breakfast she prepared with a happy face pancake one time for our 4 year old grandson. This is our home away from home whenever we are in the Digby area. Ed and Sandra
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Harbourview Inn Smiths Cove NS, Owner at Harbourview Inn
Responded Jul 11, 2023
Thanks Ed and Sandra! So nice of you to write us this review. We really appreciate the feedback. Take care and see you again soon Greg and Belinda
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Liz P wrote a review Jun 2023
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A most amazing place. Greg and Belinda, the innkeepers are very special people. This place is beautiful. The rooms are lovely with beautiful antiques.. Comfy beds and pillows, a beautiful parlor to relax in. Every room has a beautiful view. The breakfast was wonderful, as was the service. Greg guided us to Fundys, where we had an amazing dinner. He gave us great directions to the ferry. He is a very interesting man with a rich past and great stories. This place Is a gem! We hope to get back here again. If you plan to go to digby, this is where you want stay! A very special place
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Harbourview Inn Smiths Cove NS, Owner at Harbourview Inn
Responded Jun 6, 2023
Thank you so much! Your feedback is really amazing and inspiring. We do try hard to ensure our guests have a good stay here, but its always wonderful to hear such validating feedback. Thank you very much.
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Irene M wrote a review Jun 2023
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Our stay at Harbourview Inn in Smith's Cove was an excellent finish to our vacation. Wonderful breakfast, Beautiful lodgings, and Friendly staff. Eggs with a twist were served with choice of regular fare, gluten free, or vegan. The staff told us about places to visit (local market, tourist sites) that would be interesting.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Jun 4, 2023
Thank you for your kind feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay here!
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Bruce M wrote a review May 2023
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We just got back from one night at the Harbourview Inn, it is such a gorgeous place and so well kept by Belinda and Greg (who are really in their element as the innkeepers, so welcoming and friendly). Stayed in Suite #10, a lovely room on the main floor very spacious and has all you need even a mini fridge. Breakfast was delicious (we had fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, toast - with croissant, bacon and yogurt available if you would like) and Irene (our server) was fabulous. The Inn has a great view of the water and is just a short walk from the beach. We highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded May 18, 2023
Thanks so much Susan and Bruce. We are so happy you enjoyed your getaway here, and really appreciate your review. Hope we see you again! Greg & Belinda
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Jeff R wrote a review Jan 2023
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Harbourview Inn is nestled between the Annapolis Basin and the Digby County Bike Trail, which is a 1-minute walk away. The rooms are comfortable and modernized. Guests have access to an excellent, 25-meter outdoor swimming pool plus tennis and shuffle-board courts, with equipment provided by the hosts. Greg and Belinda go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Breakfast is a little rich, but delicious. The trailhead for the Clementsport Waterfall is only a few minutes away by car, and of course, all the Bay of Fundy sites and activities are available nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Jan 15, 2023
Thanks so much! We appreciate your review very much
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dave c wrote a review Nov 2022
Toronto, Canada511 contributions155 helpful votes
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To the owners of the Harbourview Inn, Belinda and Greg: Please forgive my tardiness in doing this review. I have had some medical problems that slowed me down (no excuse). For the entire month of June 2022, my wife and I did a driving tour of the East Coast of Canada and in doing so, we racked up over 7,500 Km on my SUV. What a great trip this was. For the most part, we stayed in B n B's / Family Style Inns and we loved them all!. The East Coast of Canada has so many beautiful B n B's / Inns, that are so beautifully finished, full of character, full of history, complete privacy and owners that have such pride in what they have to offer. All that being said, The Harbourview Inn was the last stop on our circumferential tour of the entire coastline of Nova Scotia because it was just 15 minutes from the Digby Rose Ferry that was going to take us across the Bay of Fundy to St. John New Brunswick and onward to Ontario. When we were signing in at the Harbourview Inn we met the owner Belinda, who is a world traveler from South Africa and had settled in Smiths Cove Nova Scotia to develop this beautiful Inn. It was like meeting an old friend and we stood there and talked to her for almost an hour before we went to our suite. This property is huge, bigger than any other B n B/ Inn we stayed in before. This property has large acreage, walking trails, an in ground pool, a tennis court, plenty of parking, smoke free, great staff, peace and serenity, competitively priced and a view of Smiths Cove that is to die for. When we went to our suite , my wife sat in one of the parlour chairs and commented "this is a place I could spend a week in" and she was right. This was the end of our trip and we did not expect this. The suite was beautiful and full of character (see the photos) and hopefully we will return to it in the near future. We had a peaceful and good nights sleep, we had a great breakfast and headed out for a ride across the Bay of Fundy on the Digby Rose to St. John New Brunswick. Our next stop was Edmunston New Brunswick at the only accommodation available that was a place you would not want to lay your head down. The worst part of our trip! I would highly recommend the Harbourview Inn, it offers you everything you would expect in an Inn and more. Congratulations to Belinda and Greg, you are doing a wonderful job and should be very proud of your effort. Dave C Toronto Canada
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: A beautiful Setting in a beautiful place in Nova Scotia.
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Responded Nov 24, 2022
Hi Dave. Thanks so much for this review! It's really encouraging to hear your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us and took away a good impression. Hope we get to see you again! cheers Greg & Belinda
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aerete wrote a review Oct 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota458 contributions128 helpful votes
A beautiful Inn and spectacular location! The rooms are clean, well-appointed, and beds were very comfortable. The hosts and the staff were very accommodating. They made a fantastic dinner recommendation in Digby, which was a delight since it was my birthday. They have a pool, but we didn’t use it because we were too busy catching the local sites. Breakfast is freshly prepared for every guest and came out piping hot. The Inn is within a few blocks of the bay area. We walked down in the morning and spoke with the clammers as they went out at low tide to start their daily harvest. I highly recommend this Inn if you are in the Digby area.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Nov 1, 2022
Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we really appreciate the positive feedback. All the best Greg & Belinda
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ceh50 wrote a review Oct 2022
Ottawa, Canada16 contributions20 helpful votes
A lovely place to stay. Hosts extremely available and accomodating. Very good breakfasts and very comfortable rooms. The swimming pool was a real perk as the weather was warm and sunny when we stayed. I would recommend this Inn to any traveller.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Nov 1, 2022
Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate your feedback.
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CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaDigbySmith's Cove
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbourview Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Harbourview Inn?
Nearby attractions include Prim Point Lighthouse (5.3 km), The Flight Of Fancy Arts Ltd (6.7 km), and Admiral Digby Museum (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbourview Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Harbourview Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Harbourview Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbourview Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbourview Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wheelhouse Seafood And Pasta, The Crow's Nest - Digby - Shore Thing Seafood, and Fundy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harbourview Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Harbourview Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Smith's Cove.
Are pets allowed at Harbourview Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbourview Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Port-Royal National Historic Site (13.5 km) and Melanson Settlement National Historic Site (14.8 km).