Inverness Beach Village

Inverness Beach Village

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Mid-range
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English
Property amenities
Free parking
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Private beach
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Ocean view
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Ceilidh Trail, Inverness, Nova Scotia Canada
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Liam Whitton wrote a review Aug 2021
St. John's, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a nice place. The WiFi was quite bad although they say it is in the cabin, the router is in the office building. We stayed in Cabin 6. The broom was not very accessible, they stored it in the closet in the bedroom. Check-in was fast and efficient. We might stay here again.

Date of stay: August 8 and 9, 2021
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Joe N wrote a review Sep 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful beautiful location. Views are amazing, cute cottages equipped with everything you could need... so clean with lovely little touches. The staff are all so down to earth, every staff member that walked by would stop and see if we needed anything, chat and were so friendly and amazing. We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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turnwick wrote a review Sep 2020
Berwick, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the beachfront cottages in mid September. Accommodations were very clean and are well equipped with all the basics ( fridge, stove, toaster, coffeemaker, kettle, dishes, TV). The beach and the treasure hunting of sea glass did not disappoint. We came away very relaxed and excited about the time spent in this beautiful part of Nova Scotia. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daydream30813691730 wrote a review Jul 2020
Cape Breton Island, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Location was great for the beach as well as both Cabot golf courses. The cabins are very dated but in decent shape and clean.
**Now for the reasoning behind the poor rating**
Check in time was said to be 3P.M when booking.
We arrived early and were told that the cabin would be ready by 3P.M.
We returned to get the keys to our cabin at 4:30 P.M. to be told it was still not ready and we would receive a phone call when ready. We were called at 6:00 P.M. to advise that the cabin was ready. This caused us to miss our dinner reservation and to try to manage nap time in our vehicle.
The next morning, we checked out prior to 11 A.M. While doing so we explained the difficulties which arose from the late check-in. Office staff understood and spoke with her manager who advised the only resolve would be to offer a $30 discount if we stay here in the future. When I attempted to book a future stay, I was told that the discount could only be used for the furthest cabins due to their lower demand.
I advised that I would be leaving a review online as I felt this was poor customer service. I was asked to wait a few days and told that management would reach out to me.
5 days later I write this review as I have not heard from anyone regarding my experience.
In my late teens / early 20s I would've been fine with just drinking on the lawn and not even having the time to shower and go for dinner but if you're looking to be on a schedule or travelling with children, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Justin wrote a review Aug 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location right on the beach. Fairly expensive at $200 for a partial view, but convenience factor is great. Wifi could barely connect in my cottage. Would be nice to have a barbecue, oven, or microwave. Cottage had a two burner stove. Not a problem for us, but if you have mobility issues, be aware the shower in our cottage was very high, and there aren’t steps to the beach, only a fairly big sandy hill
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jones C wrote a review Sep 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to visit the Cabot Trail this year and our last two nights was suppose to be in Inverness. When we arrived the lady told us that our cottage wasn’t ready yet so we waited and toured the town. When we returned and was given the keys for our water front cottage that we could barely see the ocean and paid extra. The cottage was small and not cozy at all. The smell of damp wet carpet was overpowering when you walked in. The best thing about these cottages is the proximity of the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brad M wrote a review Sep 2013
Halifax, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked 9 cabins and we couldn't have been more disappointed. Manager was completely ignorant and rude to pretty much everyone who interrupted the tranquility of her space. We had a friend stop in from away who wasn't staying at the cabins and asked the manager which room we were staying in, and was promptly told to basically get off the property because it is a private beach and she didn't have time to deal with him. Also had a family member (who was staying at the property and told her as such) ask which room we were staying in and she was rude to her as well and made my senior citizen aunt walk from one end of the campground to the other to find out which room we were in. All so she could micro-manage who does what on her property. Then she has the audacity to tell my pregnant wife upon leaving that "you had wayyy too many people looking for you while u were staying here". REALLY? We stayed there for 3 days and had 2 people ask her a question and that's a big deal?

The topic of conversation of anyone we talked to in the campground the whole weekend (even people we didn't even know) was how much of a (insert expletive) the manager was.

I am from this area and I am a huge proponent of local business being successful, and I never thought I would utter these words, but I really hope that the multi-millionaires who are buying the property around this campground buy this property and level it. This lady does not deserve the golden horse shoe that was placed in front of her. We will never go back there and will tell anyone who will listen to avoid this place like the plague.
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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TrivMastR wrote a review Nov 2008
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our wedding at this location.. and the location was both the high and low points of the weekend.

The cottages are excellent, and for a group of people they are quite cozy if you can book neighboring cottages, as usually about 10 of them are located in small groups. There are 2 bedroom cottages, but this is misleading as there is not a complete wall between them and very little privacy from one to the other. That said, each of the couches also fold out.. so there is another option if the noise gets too loud. There is a communal BBQ which you can borrow, and a grill in each cabin. There are several grocery stores nearby so suplies are easy to get.

The view is astounding, and while we were there we noted quite a few whales off the coast. The water was a bit tepid, but easy to adjust to after a few minutes; typical of the Atlantic Ocean.

The management was a bit more of a problem. We booked 39 of the 40+ cabins, for a wedding, and had some live music. The owners were quite rude about putting an end to it at 9-10 ish, even though the cabins all say that quiet hours bean at 11:00. We had pre-arranged this with them 2 months in advance, but they semed to have changed their minds about it the weekend of the wedding.

The following night we had the wedding off-site, and only returned at 1:00 am. We were quicktly greeted by an explicative-shouting manager who wanted to ensure that none of the previous night's hijinks had a chance to reoccur. We were so offended that we considered leaving the next day, but decided to stay because we had so many people from such large distances that we hated to break it up early.

In summary, I thought it was a very nice location, but we were told if we wanted to be as noisy as a wedding should be, we should have booked up all of the cabins. As it was, we booked up a very large majority of the site, 3 months in advance, for 3-4 days each, and we were not weather-dependant. I just felt that for the amount of planning, advance communication, and money we put into the site, we would have had a few concessions lent towards us, as opposed to considerably rude management we felt we had to fight with the entire weekend.
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Date of stay: August 2008
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrea M wrote a review Jul 2014
Sydney, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
First and foremost, I am from Cape Breton, born and raised. When the snow melts and the sun comes out and the temperatures start to rise, I hit the roads and travel all over my beautiful island, staying at local hotels and eating in local restaurants. In other words, there is not a hotel or restaurant that I have not tried out and not a beach I have not been on and I spend A LOT OF MONEY during the summer months. Inverness Beach Village is one of the places I have stayed at many times and never had an issue. If fact, I planned to stay there next weekend. You see, next Monday is a civic holiday and I have a long weekend and since I hardly have any time with a full time job to spend traveling around the island as much as I would like this summer, I have made next weekend MY WEEKEND to do what I want to do...and that is to take a few days to travel around the cabot trail from Inverness to Ingonish. I planned to stay in inverness one night, cheticamp the next night and Ingonish the last night. I will be skipping inverness this time around and just making my way to Cheticamp. Why. Well let me tell you about the incident that occurred when I made a stop at your business today. I love Inverness Beach...for the most part. The thing I do not like about it is the fact that a lot of rowdy, ignorant teenagers and screaming toddlers tend to frequent the end of the beach closer to town. I have actually felt unsafe at times when I have gone to that end of the beach, so I avoid it. I don't even like parking my car down there because one time, I caught someone poking around it, perhaps planning to break into it. I am a young woman (34 and mature) who travels alone most of the time. I was alone today. I do not drink, I do not do drugs, I am FAR from rowdy and give no one any trouble. I work very hard all week and was just looking for a quiet place to park my beach chair and relax away from the mayhem that sometimes takes place further down the beach. I never had any problem parking my car at the end of the beach resort where so many other people have parked over the years. (there is a sign there saying it is private but I do not recall seeing this any other time....perhaps its always been there and I just didnt take any notice to it becasue my family has stayed at the resort so many times over the years that we took it for granted that there would never be a problem accessing the beach that way!). As I approached, A woman (who I assume must be an owner or employee of the resort) approached my car and asked "are you looking for the public beach". I said yes because I always thought the whole beach was public (and I thought every beach in Nova Scotia was public as per the beaches act which states no one can block the public from accessing a beach). The woman seemed fairly nice for those first 2 seconds until after I said "yes" and she became very sarcastic, rude and condescending with me...basically talked to me like I was a piece of garbage coming to HER beach to cause trouble. I understand that maybe you guys have had problems in the past with people who park there being rowdy etc...I know because I see these animals further down the beach and on other beaches in the area. I had to leave Chimney Corner last weekend because of a group of ignorant and boistorous young adults....but she could see that I was a young woman traveling alone and OBVIOUSLY did not have that intention. Instead, she pretty much blocked my access, I had to turn around and head back to the main highway where I made a left back towards Margaree and ended my much-anticipated day on Inverness beach....which meant I wasted time, gas and energy on my precious day off....and that really didn't go over well with me. Painting everyone with the same brush and assuming everyone is coming to cause problems is only hurting your business and reserving that beautiful place for rich foreigners is also a no no when it is us local people who will be the ones who keep your business floating in the end. I go to that place because that is where I feel safe when I am alone. But now I won't even bother to go to Inverness anymore....and I won't bother staying at your resort anymore either. And my story, when told to family members and friends who also stay at your resort, will most likely affect their trip planning as well. If there was a necessary reason for me being literally kicked off your property, at the very least, this woman could have been friendly about it. Talking to me like Im a piece of common garbage only resulted in me showing her that I can act like a piece of garbage when my limits are pushed and showed her that I think she is the same. Im sure she got the point if she saw my parting gift through my back window...my middle finger!
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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truecaper wrote a review Oct 2013
Halifax, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 4th yr. in a row going there and we always had a pleasant experience. There was a family group of 34 and they were not accommodating to our party at all. We took our Shi-Tzu with us last year and no problem, all they did was complain about everyone's dogs and how we were going to be fined on our credit cards for any dog dander in the rooms. Some were from Halifax and company came to visit and they wouldn't tell the people what cabin their friends were in. We will not be returning again, their loss. We left a lot of money at local restaurants, stores, etc.
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kim M asked a question Jul 2020
8 contributions9 helpful votes
What is the price per night and how do I check availability?
Ruby L asked a question Jun 2018
Ottawa, Canada25 contributions6 helpful votes
beach access
Matthew W wrote a tip Aug 2023
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your planning on using devices make sure you have cellular data as wifi only works about 10% of the time."
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mitchell23 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Kingston, Canada15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Oceanside .....beautiful sunsets and sunrises! ☀️"
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David B wrote a tip Oct 2017
New Glasgow, Canada13 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottages close to the water are a little more expensive than those in the second row back."
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daryl-49 wrote a tip Sep 2017
Sydney, Canada29 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and get a cabin on the ocean front view not up on the hill"
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G0lfer56 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada24 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabin 24 has the best view and location"
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Which popular attractions are close to Inverness Beach Village?
Nearby attractions include Inverness Beach Boardwalk (2.0 km), Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden (2.5 km), and Inverness County Centre for the Arts (0.7 km).
Is parking available at Inverness Beach Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Panorama - Cabot Links, Cabot Bar, and The Annex Restaurant.
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