Alicion Bed & Breakfast

Alicion Bed & Breakfast

66 McDonald Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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Eco-Friendly * Spacious Comfort * Historic Charm. Alicion B&B promotes the preservation of this gracious and historic estate while embracing green products and practices. For uncompromising comfort, all 4 rooms are spacious and well-appointed. King, queen, twin beds available all with large private en suites. We invite you to relax on the wrap-around veranda, or spend a tranquil moment in the garden. We are a ten minute stroll into the busy heart of Lunenburg.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bathrobes
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Iron
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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1.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Historic Hotel

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66 McDonald Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Paul D wrote a review Nov 2020
Cornwall, Canada26 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with Joe and Christopher on a combined work/pleasure extended weekend and were so happy we landed on the Alicion for our accommodations. The house is just a beautiful home, built in the early 1900’s and lovingly maintained. It sits on a huge corner lot complete with carriage house and has a wonderful verandah overlooking a manicured, landscaped lawn.
Joe was fantastic to deal with right from the first phone call and although he couldn’t accommodate us our first night made several suggestions for possible alternatives.
We stayed in the Tamarack room which had twin beds our first night as they were full and they graciously moved us to a room with a king bed our second night. Both rooms were well decorated with lovely furnishings and beds were super comfortable with luxurious bed linens. Each room had huge attached bathroom complete with bathrobes and bath salts which I put to good use both nights! Rooms were immaculately clean and a delight to return to after walking back from downtown where we had a wonderful dinner both nights we were in town.
Breakfast was served in a lovely dining room and fulfilled the expectations set by this beautiful home. We started with delicious parfait followed by a large bowl of fresh fruit. Hot muffins or blueberry cake were followed by a hot main One day it was an interesting twist on a frittata with potato crust, egg filling and a hot bubbly cherry tomato topping. Delicious! Second day we had French toast with fresh strawberries and the best bacon we have had! The beautiful place setting, quality silverware and hot plentiful coffee completed the experience!
Joe is a great host, there when you need him, great conversation in the breakfast room but allows you the freedom to enjoy his house without hovering. We did not meet Christopher as he presides over the back of the house including whipping up your scrumptious breakfast.
We look forward to staying again and experiencing the stay in another season.
Winter well and keep safe, Joe and Christopher!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Nov 9, 2020
Thank you both so much for your wonderful review! Now we feel bad that you didn't meet Christopher who does venture out of the 'back' from time to time, but certainly when you get back he will make a point of saying hello. We have just finished up on our last weekend of the 2020 season, made successful by you and others who ventured out in our bubble to explore the province and support local businesses. We do hope to see you again in the future as we hope for a slow but steady return to normalcy in our world. Have a safe winter! Joe & Christopher
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Adrien wrote a review Jul 2020
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada30 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Alicion on our first day of a seven day trip.

I had planned to propose that day, and owners Joe and Chris could not have been more accomodative! They allowed me to prepare early, the room was immaculately clean and well appointed thanks to their speedy cleaning staff, and they also provided me with some champagne glasses for after the proposal.

We stayed in the Periwinkle room, and when we arrived to the hotel that evening, we had an extremely comfortable stay in the cozy bed, and a lovely bath in a large tub. The room also had a wonderful beachy theme that was very down-home feeling, very welcome to people starting a local trip!

In the morning, we were welcomed to a huge breakfast of parfaits, fresh fruit, fresh bread and home made jams, as well as avocado toast which happened to be on the menu that morning. Everything was delicious, Joe and Chris made sure we were very comfortable, and all in all, I could not recommend this B+B any more!

Thanks to the crew at Alicion for making my fiancee and I feel truly special. They are great people running a fabulous B+B, and 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Thank you so much for this great review! We enjoyed meeting you both and wishing you all the best of luck in your life together -it was fun being a small part of that. Come back in a few years and we can catch up! Congratulations again. Joe & Christopher
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Retatty67 wrote a review Jun 2022
Thousand Oaks, California32 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in this charming, lovely home. It was by far the most well maintained and decorated bed and breakfast that we have stayed in over many years of travel. It is clear that great care and thought were given to the furnishings and comfort of the guests. The breakfasts were varied and plentiful and the hosts, Joe & Christopher, welcoming and helpful. We highly recommend and suggest booking early as the inn was full even in the early part of the season.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jun 10, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Lunenburg has a lot to offer and we try to add a little value to the visits! Happy travels in the future.
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Sillypeigal wrote a review Aug 2023
Prince Edward Island, Canada115 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B has thought of every need, these gentlemen have done this! We booked this home for a quick stay, only one night.

We received our confirmation and a few days prior to our stay actually received an email from the hosts, advising us of restaurants in the area they recommended.

From the moment we walked in the door and were greeted by Joe, one of your hosts, we knew we would enjoy our stay. Joe explained all of the intricacies of the home. It is a beautiful home, with a lovely lawn and gardens.

The bed was very comfortable, with great pillows and the towels were divine, even a black facecloth to remove makeup. A coffee machine in the room was prefilled with water, a filtered water jug in the bedroom waiting for us!

Breakfast was a great mixture that allowed guests to choose options, coffee, tea, juice, cereal, a yogurt parfait, danish, and a croissant with scrambled egg and ham!

These owners have thought of every possible need for a traveller, welcomed us with open arms and we felt very much at home while visiting their lovely home. I highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from joseph gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 30, 2023
You have touched on a number of things which we do and sometimes wonder if people appreciate them! Thank you for this review and we are glad that these many small things do allow our guests to relax and feel at home in our house. We both very much enjoy what we do, and it is a great reward to know that we are on target. Hope to see you again, Joe & Christopher
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WilfG wrote a review Jun 2023
UK71 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This must be the best place to stay in Lunenburg; the house is full of character, spotless and relaxing. The rooms are spacious, with A/C and screens on windows that can be opened, beds are big and comfortable, large well equipped bathroom with copious water. Breakfasts are tasty and substantial, freshly cooked and cannot be faulted. The owners are charming, engaging and willing to advise on nearby attractions, restaurants etc. If you want to stay somewhere authentic in a quiet area, near to the town centre then this accommodation is ideal.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It was mentioned that restaurants in the summer get full, so book, we had no issues as we were...
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Response from joseph gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jun 16, 2023
Thank you so much for this great review! As you must know it gives us a great deal of satisfaction to know that we are ticking most of the boxes and our guests enjoy themselves. Lots of work goes into it from the team here and knowing the work is appreciated is a great reward. We hope the rest of your trip in the Maritimes was enjoyable and memorable. Cheers, Joe
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Kyla Davidson wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It all began with a trip to the Escape room in Bridgewater, where we chose a spooky Escape room start to our over night adventure and learn a little history about Lunenburg.

We then arrived at the breath taking Alicion Bed & Breakfast. A beautifully built home with stunning architecture steeped in history. When walking up to the font door, you are greeted by a lion door knocker and then step into see a home filled with glorious stained glass. There is a large sitting room to enjoy local books and thoughtful conversations.

Joe was so kind and helpful. We were shown to our room, the Periwinkle Suite, a lovely beach themed room, to perfectly suite this town by the sea.

We then went out and enjoyed the local cuisine, the go to place, the Dockside. We were able to gather more stories from the local waitress.

We then took part in the walking ghost tour, a favourite part of the trip for myself. With the rain and the fog setting the scene for some truly haunting local tales of terror.

Once back at the B&B the whirlpool tub was put to good use. After a long night out in the rain, a warm soak was needed.

The king size bed was sleeping beauty's dream bed. When laying down on the bed looking to the ceiling was a little beach, to help set the mood of the room even higher.

Waking to a spectacular sunrise, after the long rainy day yesterday was refreshing. We then went down for breakfast. We had 3 delicious courses, a yogurt parfait with croissant with jam, fruit salad and the main course of pouched eggs, a savoury bacon potato hash and some toast. With drink options of tea or coffee and orange or grapefruit juice. All cooked by the lovely Christopher.

A wonderful couple perfectly suited to run this enchanting B&B. A local Nova Scotia escape in our own backyard. The perfect place for a weekend escape and a step back in local history.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The Periwinkle has a really great Jet Tub!
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Few take the time to write a comprehensive review of Alicion, and I thank you for being honest and doing the work. It makes us both so happy when guests enjoy their stay and appreciate the efforts we put in to making our home a wonderful and restful oasis for others. We will also go and try the Bridgewater escape room now, after talking about it -and look forward to hearing about a new ghost tour doc of 'The Woman at the Window'. Look forward to a return visit.
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Sandra D wrote a review Jul 2021
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very relaxing comfortable experience, patrons were very friendly and attentive. We stayed two nights, The room was clean and spacious with a lovely soaker tub that I took advantage of on both nights, before walking into town for a celebratory drink and meal. My husband who is a foodie having worked in the military and travelled all over Europe and Canada agreed that it was the best breakfast he has had at any establishment he has been to. The amount of food offered was more than enough to set us up for walking into town. The crisp clean linen made for a very comfortable nights sleep in the large King bed. The beauty of this old home with its stain glass and carved wood made the stay even more special. Joe and Chris are very knowledgable about the local amenities and can make great suggestions for your specific needs. I would highly recommend this B&B and will definitely make a return journey.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 13, 2021
Thank you so much for this Sandra. We enjoyed hosting you here and chatting with you over the two days you spent in Lunenburg. As I may have said, as a bed and breakfast you have to do two things well (at least) and that's have a nice, comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. Glad we ticked those boxes for you! Look forward to hosting you on another 'staycation' down here on the South Shore.
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Amber E wrote a review Aug 2020
Dartmouth, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I often judge things based on, 'Was it worth what we paid for it?' Our experience at Alicion B&B was absolutely worth every penny. And that was BEFORE breakfast!

My husband and I recently spent a night in the Dragonfly room. It was lovely, spacious, exceptionally clean and comfortable.

Two days later and I am still thinking about breakfast at Alicion. I wouldn't have ordered anything that was served if we had been in a restaurant (I have the palate of a 5 year old) but I tried something new and was not disappointed. Breakfast tipped a great experience into a perfect one. I will be remembering that granola and the burst of warm blueberry goo in the blueberry banana muffins for a long time!

Kudos to Christopher, Joe and Valerie, you all made our little anniversary getaway amazing!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Amber, such a lovely review and we are both tickled that you and Norman truly enjoyed yourselves. We both love what we do and great guests make it all so worth it! The thank you 'stone' was a first for us and what a beautiful and memorable gift, which we will keep in the Dragonfly suite waiting for your next visit! Happy anniversary to you both. Joe & Christopher
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Joanne M wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada125 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Alicion July,2022. It was perfect! The house is large and beautifully decorated with antique furniture and gorgeous paintings. Our room, dragonfly, was airy and spacious with a king sized bed and lovely soft pillows. The tub was large enough for us both to share and there were soft towels to use afterward.
Breakfast was spectacular! Christopher is an expert chef and the homemade granola is delightful. It was followed by a hot breakfast and delicious coffee, served by our host Joe who was able to recommend restaurants and things to see in Lunenburg. We had a wonderful time and the Alicion was perfect!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 2, 2022
What a nice report Joanne! We enjoyed having you both here and happy that your time in Lunenburg was well spent...and comfortable! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour of the Maritimes, and perhaps we'll meet again. Happy travels.
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Tareq wrote a review Apr 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alicion is a beautiful property close to Lunenburg’s historic downtown. The location is perfect for walking into the city or visiting the nearby trail. The house itself is grand and beautiful just as the spacious and tasteful rooms are. Amenities like the jacuzzi tub made the stay even more lavish. We stayed 4 nights, felt very welcome, and enjoyed a delicious and generous different breakfast each morning. Bring a friend, a partner, or a family member—perfect for any getaway short or long.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joe Gibbons, Owner at Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Responded Apr 22, 2021
Thanks for the nice comments! We are happy you enjoyed both the property and Lunenburg and hope to see you again.
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Liz H asked a question Sep 2017
Lewes, United Kingdom476 contributions172 helpful votes
Hi, just wondering do you have laundry facilities?
Johanna S asked a question Apr 2017
Los Angeles, California
What is your phone number?
Answer from Gourock1
Wolfville, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, the numbers for Alicion b&b are as follows. Toll Free: 1.877.634.9358 Local: 902.634.9358 International: 001.902.634.9358
WilfG wrote a tip Jun 2023
UK71 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It was mentioned that restaurants in the summer get full, so book, we had no issues as we were still out of season"
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Patrice M wrote a tip Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Periwinkle room has a beautiful 2nd floor view of the garden."
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Vancouver02 wrote a tip Sep 2021
Vancouver, B.C.67 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dragonfly was on top floor and very quiet. Huge spa tub!"
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Nicole M wrote a tip Jul 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room had a whirlpool tub."
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Robin wrote a tip Jul 2021
Moncton, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not sure which rooms are the best, but the lower floor room was goodl."
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C$210 - C$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Alicion Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Church (0.9 km), Bluenose II (0.9 km), and Lunenburg Historic District (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alicion Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Alicion Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alicion Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alicion Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Savvy Sailor, Lincoln Street Food, and Salt Shaker Deli and Inn.
Is Alicion Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Lunenburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Alicion Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (1.3 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (1.1 km).
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