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The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

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Reviewed 6 September 2015

The Lord Nelson is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are spacious and the location ideal, but the best part is the service. Matthew, just one of the wonderfully friendly, welcoming, and helpful doormen, not only helped load our car, but kept my teens talking as they waited. Sam and Shendel, at the front desk, went well beyond the...

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

We bussed to this hotel from the airport - our rental car arrangements didn't work out. Fortunately the bus stopped right outside the hotel! We also enjoyed the beautiful Victorian Public Gardens are across the street, nearby Turkish restaurant, and pharmacy. The room was average, but the historic lobby decor was nice.

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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

The reason why I choose this hotel, because of the convenient location, as it is at the downtown Halifax, restaurants nearby, also the Public Garden just across the street. Second, the price is really good! Third, after I stayed here for tow nights, I am really impressed by the hotel staffs. They all are very nice! Good customer service makes...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a few days on business. Room was ok, but a bit dated. The restaurant was ok. Breakfast was good. The hotel was quite busy but you didn't really notice it. The staff were great and friendly. They were able to recommend local attractions and restaurants.

Thank JerseyDen
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I booked this room on Hotwire, which is apparently code for "you get our beat-up rooms". I had thought I was booking a king-room, and got two doubles. This doesn't end the world, but it's not what I had expected. The lobby of the hotel is grandiose and beautiful. Art-deco, Great Gatsby-ish decor, and feel. The hallways matched the lobby,...

Thank Jessica C
Etai M, General Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Hello Jessica C. I want to personally apologize on behalf of everyone here at the Lord Nelson that your stay did not live up to your expectations. I will tell you honestly that we do not discriminate or treat guests differently based on the fact that they booked through Hotwire - all of our guests are equally important to us...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2015

my stay at the lord nelson was good. the staff was super pleasant and very helpful. i loved the location of the hotel, it was in close proximity to many parts of the city. while i didn't hate my room (it was spacious and the bed was comfy), i wish that the rooms didn't look so dated. unfortunately, with the...

Thank girlflyingsolo
Etai M, General Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Well thank you very much for those kind words girlflyingsolo! I absolutely agree - our location is great and our staff/bellmen are even better. As far as your thoughts about our rooms, we are in the initial stages of redoing all of the rooms. I am glad you felt comfortable here and we hope to see you again on your...

Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel meet expectations, with a spacious and clean room, good service and breakfast and a nice terrace overlooking a park. Walking distance to the waterfront with a lot of nice restaurants. Recomended!

Thank vvel
Etai M, General Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you very much vvel for staying with us! We are glad we could meet your expectations.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Maritime vacation. Rooms are small but clean. Nice location. A short walk to downtown and a beautiful public garden across the street. Doorman gave us some good advice. It is very well maintained and has character. Room was small but was fine for our needs.

Thank Sensrule65
Etai M, General Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sensrule65, we appreciate hearing your feedback. Although you may have been in one of our petite rooms, we do offer larger sized rooms and suites as well. If you stay with us again, do not hesitate to inquire about an upgrade. I am glad to hear your comments about our door/bellmen, they are always professional...

Black Earth
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Clean rooms, nice bedding and bath products. Quiet, sedate and comfortable. Sizable room. Let us do an early check in we we arrived and they had a room open. Bliss. Nice people at the front desk. Did not eat here but menu looked good. Love the garden across the street. Self parking is simple, close, and reasonable.

Thank WisconsinTWS
Etai M, General Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us WisconsinTWS!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights while exploring Halifax. Excellent location as we were able to walk all over the city from here. We were travelling with our dog and the hotel was pet friendly. Staff were kind and helpful.

Thank Remillian
Etai M, General Manager at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Our location and our amazing staff are definitely two of our fortés. Thank you for staying with us Remillian.

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in October 1928, the Lord Nelson Hotel is a legendary landmark in downtown Halifax located at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street across from the beautiful Public Gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Address: 1515 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > Downtown Halifax , South End
Price Range: $163 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 261
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Also Known As:
The Lord Nelson Hotel And Suites
The Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax
Lord Nelson Halifax
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites Halifax, Nova Scotia
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#8 Family Hotel in Halifax
#10 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#11 Business Hotel in Halifax
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“High floors are quieter”
  • Huge flatscreen TV
  • Looking out our window to the right if standing up against the window
  • Two Queen bed room
  • fully stocked bathroom
  • from the window
  • clean but tiny bathtub. Good enough for a quick soak
  • Aveda products
  • The view to the left if standing up against the window
misskalli, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check internet as soon as you're in ... not consistent through hotel.”
Nunya-from-NS, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure that in Winter the heating of the room is functioning.”
Jaxxinn, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Walls are not sound proofed so be careful where your room is!”
MandDplus2, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a room with a view of Public Gardens!”
EBF91, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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