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Ashlea House B&B

42 Falkland, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20-08-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-08-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Lunenburg
Travellers' Choice
Step back in time to enjoy Lunenburg's cherished Ashlea House, a registered historic house restored to its original grandeur. Perfectly situated; a short five minute stroll along the historic harbour into the core of Old Town Lunenburg. Enjoy your day and then retire to Lunenburg’s only B&B/Inn to boast so many common areas: first floor parlours, Victorian Gazebo, sitting areas in "Martha's Garden," an authentic Widow's Walk and a third-floor lounge & outside deck.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Game room
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French
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worktotravel14 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Arlington, VA1338 contributions205 helpful votes
We would have loved to stay in a bigger room, but the stay was absolutely indulgent. Marianna was a wonderful host and made every moment we stayed there special. The house has spectacular gardens, which provides some of each mornings meal. Marianna made three course meals and sent us off witha snack each day. She had superb recommendations for dinner and was also ready to help plan the day if we needed it. The toiletries were incredibly lovely and the room was just so perfectly Victoria. Lunenberg was definitely the most romantic place we stayed a good launch pad for other areas. I wish there was an Ashlea House in every Nova Scotian community.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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EastCoaster48 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Halifax, Canada14 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed a one-night stay at Ashlea House. We have been to L'Burg many times but this was our first stay at this location (Addington Arms owners recommended AH as they are currently not open and we usually stay there). The house is stately and beautiful with wallpaper and incredible wood-carving pieces throughout. There is a beautiful 19th century piano in one of two rooms that my husband was encouraged to play (and he did!). There are many places to sit in the rooms mentioned with books and interesting things to look at. We were greeted by Jan (pronounced Yawn) and he showed us around, making us feel welcome. From there we were shown the Family Room which faced the main road. It was comfortable and pretty. Too bad there is an old looking building out front - if it wasn't there we would have a nice water view. The BnB is about a 10 min walk to the main streets of L'Burg (take path by the water). The room was quiet and the temp was comfortable given that it was very hot outside - we kept windows open and fan on overhead. The sheets were super soft as were the towels. We must have missed the fact that there were more pillows in the cabinet with theTV - our pillows were really squishy for good support. The breakfast, made by Mariana is served at 8:30am. I am really not a morning person (at all) but was encouraged not to miss it. Jan was right! Mariana presented us and two other guests (only 4 allowed during Covid) with a yogurt parfait featuring lovely berries (Haskap and strawberry) and a delicate choc wafer on top. Delicious! The next course was two different egg dishes, plus sausage, and a small fresh salad. It was SO good! I didn't think I was going to eat it all as it seemed like we just had dinner (Beach Pea - excellent!) but I did. This was followed by a recipe Mariana's mother had passed down - small vanilla layered cake (very light) with chocolate cherry topping and a big beautiful cherry on top. There was also fresh juice and coffee/tea. It was all excellent! We enjoyed talking with Jan and Mariana - lovely people who moved to NS from busy Mississauga, Ontario. We wish them well during this very difficult time and would highly recommend staying at Ashlea House.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: I believe there are only 4 rooms. No doubt they are all lovely but guessing the ones on top floor...
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Response from Ioan Ciente, Owner at Ashlea House B&B
Responded Aug. 22, 2020
Dear EastCoaster48, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the breakfast and your stay with us. We hope you will have an opportunity to stay with us again. Kind regards, Mariana
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Lynn R wrote a review Mar. 2020
Priddis, Canada138 contributions37 helpful votes
If we could, we would give this beautiful, historic B&B a 10!!! Our room was lovely and Han & Marianna have attended to every detail to make this the perfect place to stay while exploring the Lunenburg area. We dined on delicious gourmet breakfasts every morning and were provided with freshly baked scones to take with us on our daily adventures. The sitting rooms were lovely and peaceful and Han provided us with lots of advice on local attractions. Thanks, Han & Marianna, for a truly memorable experience!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Our 3rd floor room was very quiet but the stairs are steep and narrow, so anyone with physical...
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Response from Ioan Ciente, Owner at Ashlea House B&B
Responded Aug. 22, 2020
Dear Lynn, It was our pleasure having you both as our guests - we are so glad you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your experience with others. We greatly appreciate it. Kind regards, Mariana
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sc52017 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Red Oak, Texas70 contributions23 helpful votes
Discovered I failed to review on TripAdvisor. Had left a review on the property site but not TripAdvisor. We were there in May 2019. If you are ever in Lunenburg, this is the place to stay. Actually if you ever go to Nova Scotia you must go to Lunenburg. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Ashlea House is a beautiful historic home. You can cross the street and walk to town in less than 5 minutes. We were there for 2 nights, but would have stayed longer if we could have. Mariana is the most gracious, lovely host we have ever met through our years of travel. She makes you feel not only welcome but special. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Ioan, he was out of town when we were there, but I know he would be just as wonderful a person as Mariana is. Be sure to go up to the Widow' Walk room on top. The view is amazing. You can sit and enjoy the view. There are 2 lovely parlors downstairs to sit, relax and visit in. Weather permitting, the gazebo in front makes a wonderful space to sit and have coffee in the mornings, or relax before going to dinner in the evening. Suggest you transfer what you need to a smaller bag and leave the larger suitcase(s) in the car so you don't have to carry them up the stairs, especially if you are on the 3 floor. That worked out perfect for us. Now to breakfast - It's served in a beautiful dining room with a long table. You eat with the other guests which is a lot of fun. You get to meet people from all over. Getting to talk and share with other people is what makes a trip interesting. It's a 3 course meal of absolutely wonderful dishes. Each day is different. Mariana loves to cook and you get to eat her wonderful creations and her delicious baking. My husband and I still talk about the Ashlea House and Mariana. Getting from Red Oak, Texas to Lunenburg takes some planning. If we are ever fortunate to make the trip again, there's no doubt we will make sure we arrive when there is a vacancy for at least 3 days. That you Mariana for a beautiful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from AH042, Owner at Ashlea House B&B
Responded Feb. 23, 2020
Dear sc52017, We sincerely appreciate your lovely compliments and excellent review of your stay at the Ashlea House. Thank you so much for highly recommending us, it was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Mariana
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@ D0t123 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Canmore, Canada13 contributions7 helpful votes
Yah and Mariana were a wealth of knowledge and kindness! Helping us get the most out of our visit! We had the best time and will stay with them when we go back! The food Mariana prepared left us speechless! The best hosts we have ever had 👏👍🏼
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Stay in a historic home with wonderful hosts! Quiet night sleep 😴 close enough to walk to...
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Response from AH042, Owner at Ashlea House B&B
Responded Jan. 29, 2020
Dear D0t123, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this excellent review and for your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back here at the Ashlea House! Kind regards, Mariana and Ioan
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US$118 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashlea House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Ashlea House B&B?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Church (0.6 km), Ironworks Distillery (1.0 km), and Glimpses Theatre Troupe (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashlea House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ashlea House B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ashlea House B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ashlea House B&B?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashlea House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lincoln Street Food, The Savvy Sailor, and Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge.
Is Ashlea House B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Lunenburg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ashlea House B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Ashlea House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (1.0 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House (0.8 km).