Smugglers Cove Inn

Smugglers Cove Inn

139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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4.5
#2 of 6 hotels in Lunenburg
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Conveniently located on Lunenburg's colourful waterfront, we offer our guests a great variety of rooms. You can choose from queen size beds to king size beds or you might stay in a spacious apartment with a kitchenette overlooking the water. We even have a few rooms with 2 double beds suitable for families or small groups. In any case, our elevator provides easy access to all our individually appointed rooms. The moment you arrive, you will surrender to the warm ambiance and friendly service and style. Our hotel is the perfect choice with the perfect location for any traveller to Lunenburg. And yes we are pet friendly! (please let us know when you reserve)
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Korean

Location

139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 91 out of 100
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Dave and Cathy wrote a review Feb 2021
Ontario, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this comfortable and convenient location in downtown historic Lunenburg, NS, for 22 days from mid January to the end of the first week of February 2021. The service and friendly atmosphere provided by Michael and Rita was well beyond our expectations. The fully equipped room, complete with kitchenette and balcony was clean and naturally bright with several windows offering both street and harbour views. I cannot overstate the awesome manner in which Rita and Michael welcomed us and enhanced our stay with their pleasant personalities.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We recommend you try one of Michael's (professional barista) coffees or lattes.
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pete m wrote a review Jul 2023
Moncton, Canada305 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights in July. Building happens to be two different ones and we were in the one across the street from the main building. (room with a harbour view) Parking can be an adventure, especially depending on when you arrive. Room looked to have just recently been redone. Portable air conditioning units can be loud when trying to sleep. Bed was a little hard for me but the spouse liked it. Pillows were the opposite. Washroom is a little snug but does the trick. Could not get the audio to work on the tv. Workers and ownership are very friendly. We did not try the breakfast. The location puts you right in the middle of everything and keeps you from having to traverse the steep hill if you end up staying a few more street back from the water.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring your own pillow.
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Normand G wrote a review Sep 2021
New Glasgow, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rita and Michael make this a place to come back to. The room was perfect with a most comfortable bed. Excellent location, minutes away from a great walk on the waterfront and many neat restaurants - we would recommend the Savvy Sailor for an excellent breakfast. Special kudos to Michael for introducing our party of 4 to Bingsu.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Look for the apartments (2nd floor) with access to a large balcony.
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Chirikushka wrote a review Aug 2023
12 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Beware of this Inn
My husband and I are very disappointed.
They have no parking spot - you need to park on the street. Hotel is located on busy noisy street but is close to everywhere. Rooms are very small, outdated décor with old smelly carpet. Hotel allows dogs as they were barking next to our room. Breakfast is not included but you can get very stingy amount of food for 10 dollars. You need to make breakfast reservation the night before with time you are planning to have your breakfast. you will get a spoon of plane omelet, third of banana and few pieces of cut apple.
You get two towels in your room and need to ask for any additional towel - it will be provided upon request. The only positive thing i have to say - the beds were very comfortable and clean.
I wish we did not choose to stay at this place. We sure are not recommending it. For the money we paid we got experience of old motel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SmugglersCoveInn Smugglers, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn
Responded Aug 8, 2023
Hello We are sorry to read you did not enjoy your stay with us. We do hope all of our guests take the time to speak with us directly while staying with us to allow us an opportunity to improve your stay. We do really appreciate our guests being fair and direct with us. The Old Town of Lunenburg is a busy place this time of year. Parking can be difficult. However we always encourage our guests to stop in front of the Inn and come see us if they do not find a spot and we always find parking for our guests. Have a lovely summer Rita & Michael
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Stavros-Nottingham wrote a review Jul 2022
Nottingham, Uk54 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot praise the hotel owners enough. We stayed at the Smuggler's Cove Inn for 4 nights while visiting Lunenburg. Our flights was really delayed but the owners ensured we can have a contact free check in even though we eventually arrived at 2.30am. Mike and Rita, the owners, make you feel so welcome and you feel like you are a guest in their house rather than guest in a hotel. The place has many rooms, we were given a great corner room on 3rd floor with sea views.
Location is perfect and in the heart of Lunenburg.
Hope to be able to visit Nova Scotia again and would definitely stay here again. I'd like to see the lovely mural being painted when it's completed.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SmugglersCoveInn Smugglers, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn
Responded Aug 1, 2022
Wow, what a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back Rita & Michael
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Chris H wrote a review Apr 2022
Maple Ridge, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I spent a week touring Nova Scotia and our stop at Smugglers Cove was the cherry on top. We stayed in room 307 and the sleep and cleanliness of the room was a 10/10. Micheal and Rita were super Hosts and gave us the run down of town which included a history lesson and were to eat. I would highly recommend visiting this property for a great nights sleep and its central location made touring the town on foot easy. we will definitely stay there again on our next visit...Thank you Michael and Rita for a great two night stay!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Legin55 wrote a review Aug 2023
Surrey, United Kingdom147 contributions135 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We liked this place a lot - a clean and comfortable boutique style hotel run by friendly staff. Good location in Lunenburg. Great shower and very comfortable room and bed. We used the chairs and table by the windows for reading. One of the nicest rooms in our three weeks in Canada.

The limited breakfast provided next door worked for us and we used it on both mornings. It didn't offer cereal so we brought our own!

On both days we unloaded / loaded our luggage by parking temporarily right outside and were able to park overnight in one of the hotel reserved slots just down the road.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SmugglersCoveInn Smugglers, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn
Responded Aug 8, 2023
Thanks for such a lovely review! Welcome back to Lunenburg any time Rita & Michael
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David F wrote a review Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The six of us (5 adults, 1 infant) checked into 3 rooms at the Smuggler's Cove on a busy Friday night. We were welcomed warmly by the owners who made every effort to make sure we felt at home. They even came out to make sure we had a legal parking place! All 3 rooms were clean, quiet, well-furnished, comfortable, and very well maintained. Just a great little hotel in a great little town.

A couple of nits, which come with the building and its location. At least some of the bathrooms are a bit small, though that comes with the territory in older buildings. The parking is on-street, as Lunenburg was laid out and built up waaaay before cars were conceived. But all that contributes to the town's and hotel's rustic charm. No chain hotel ambiance here!

As a parting personal touch, the owner came out and took our family's picture against the mural on the hotel's outside wall he had commissioned. Lots of interesting, local touches in the painting, done by a local artist over 3-4 months. (He's a good photographer, too; it wasn't just a "snapshot").

Yes, we would highly recommend this hotel; we might even schedule our next visit to Lunenburg around room availability at the Smuggler's Cove.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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canadianmickey13 wrote a review Oct 2022
Ottawa123 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great three night stay in late September. Location cannot be beat - on main street across from harbour with restaurants, pubs, shops all within 5 minute walk. Room with a water view was large, clean, comfortable and very modern. The staff was great - Michael in particular. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from SmugglersCoveInn Smugglers, Owner at Smugglers Cove Inn
Responded Oct 9, 2022
We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Smugglers Cove Inn. Welcome back again soon! Rita & Michael
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rawnyd wrote a review Aug 2021
London, Canada259 contributions145 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location can't be beat, right in the middle of historic Lunenburg with all attractions and restaurants within walking distance.  Check in was fast and easy, and our room was spotlessly clean.  We had a very comfortable California King bed and a good shower.  Not a huge room but big enough for what we needed.  Very quiet and we did have a great night's sleep.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine D asked a question Mar 2022
Parking available ?
Answer from Ontheroadagain503
Vancouver, Canada16 contributions6 helpful votes
There is parking. Talk to Michael to arrange it although we had no trouble with street parking. They are lovely hosts and you will enjoy Lunenburg.
LauraJean asked a question Feb 2020
DeKalb, Illinois222 contributions144 helpful votes
No breakfast included, right?
Answer from MicMac29
United States81 contributions17 helpful votes
No, but there is a coffee sho/cafe steps from the lobby door.
Robert H asked a question Sep 2016
Albufeira, Portugal39 contributions13 helpful votes
I assume all rooms have bathrooms?
Answer from SmugglersCoveInn
Lunenburg, Canada1 contribution
Yes, certainly.
Andrea R asked a question May 2015
Bouctouche, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
Is it free parking at the inn all day and all night or only during certain times? Thank you!!
Answer from Chloe200
Toronto ON1 contribution
Sorry for the. Late reply. We have free parking overnight from 5pm till 10 am in the morning. From 10 am on it will cost $1,00 for 2 hours. Ere is free parking possible in the sides streets. A short walk would be envolved. I hope we could help you.
Hlm0901 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Kincardine, Canada18 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have to find your own parking on the street. Drop off and pick up has a reserved spot in from of the hotel."
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Kara C wrote a tip Jul 2023
31 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order the $10.00 breakfast"
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pete m wrote a tip Jul 2023
Moncton, Canada305 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own pillow."
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Patricia P wrote a tip Jun 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is parking provided for patrons."
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moprefo wrote a tip Sep 2022
Kelowna, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent location! Michael (the owner) helped us find a parking spot close by. Have their breakfast croissants and coffee!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$183 - C$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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smugglers cove hotel
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smugglers Cove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Smugglers Cove Inn?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Church (0.3 km), Ironworks Distillery (0.2 km), and Bluenose II (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Smugglers Cove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Smugglers Cove Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Smugglers Cove Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Smugglers Cove Inn?
Yes, free private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smugglers Cove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Savvy Sailor, Lincoln Street Food, and Salt Shaker Deli and Inn.
Is Smugglers Cove Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Lunenburg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Smugglers Cove Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Smugglers Cove Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (0.2 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (0.06 km).
Does Smugglers Cove Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Smugglers Cove Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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