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Brier Island Lodge

557 Water Street, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0 Canada
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Brier Island Lodge offers 40 clean, comfortable rooms, most with an ocean/lighthouse view, along with a unique Nova Scotia regional dining experience and whale watching boat tours. Brier Island is famous for some of the best whale watching in the world, miles of coastal hiking trails, exceptional birdwatching, seal spotting, rock hounding, sand beach, traditional fishing village and three working lighthouses. A true maritime ecological paradise.
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James H wrote a review Oct. 2020
Bridgewater, NS66 contributions24 helpful votes
When trying to sleep there were loud people next door and the walls are not thick enough to stop sounds from coming through. This made it difficult to sleep. Other members of my party were in different rooms and also had this issue. When taking a shower the water temperature is great until someone else turns on a shower and then you get scaulded I was not impressed by this.
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Date of stay: September 2020
keasterp wrote a review Sep. 2020
Halifax, Canada96 contributions30 helpful votes
I stayed here last week with my sister and I will not return.Our first room was discusting and in this time of Covid the least I can expect is a clean bed. The bed had long hairs in it and the bathroom had hair on the floor...not head hair.We had a coffee maker that had written on the top of it ,right on the machine..works..in black marker We got moved to another room which was better but when I woke up and looked out the window there were hairs stuck to the glass of the window.We paid a lot of money for hhis room abd in hind sight we should have left. Be careful on the steps too if you are on the second floor.The railings are rusty and peeling and taped with black tape.Also the stairs are definately not to code because your foot doesnt even fit on them. oh yes..no tv either I have never written a bad review before but I feel especially in these times with Covid ,its not too much to ask for clean.Forget Covid for a minute...I expect clean On a positive note,the restaurant was excellant,! Fish and chips are a must order
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
billybishop13 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Halifax, Canada146 contributions93 helpful votes
We stayed here for two days while we whale watched and visited friends. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The Inn is quiet and the staff both friendly and efficient. The food was good and the servers did a great job interacting with the clients. There are trails near the Lodge that you can easily hike and it is a short walk into the community of Westport.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Get there early and book early so that you can take advantage of the area around the lodge
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nslisa wrote a review Aug. 2020
Nova Scotia1,136 contributions171 helpful votes
We stayed at the Brier Island Lodge August 3-4. I booked online with no problem. We knew from the Lodge’s website and Tripadvisor that it was an older spot and there were no TV’s or air conditioning. There was internet, which I had expected to be spotty but it turned out to work great. We watched hockey on my iPad no problem. We booked a king room and were assigned to room 18. The room was on the second floor with water views. When we arrived it was quite foggy, so much so that our whale watching trip was postponed to the following morning. When it finally cleared up later in the evening our view was fantastic. The room had a good mini-fridge and a fan. There was a coffee maker as well. Ours didn’t look very clean so we didn’t use it. The room had a table and a lazy boy, which my husband may have liked a little too much. The room was basic, but honestly it’s all we needed. Friendly staff and a great home base for exploring the island. Checking in and out was a breeze. We ate at the restaurant for supper and breakfast, both meals were good. Wait staff was excellent. Manage your expectations, go prepared and this is a gem of a spot.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
sandinmysandles wrote a review Jul. 2020
Shelburne, Canada16 contributions4 helpful votes
IMO it is important to clearly SET EXPECTATIONS on the booking web page: what physical items does the extra expense of a kitchenette room include ? For a 2 occupancy room on the website list the STANDARD items included. E.G.: number of heating surfaces/burners included upon check-in, 2 spoons, 2 bowls (e.g. for cereal), 2 forks and 2 serrated knives (e.g. for chopping, breakfast or dinner), a 6 liter pot (pasta & sauce), a frying pan (blueberry pancakes), 2 drinking glasses, 2 coffee mugs, tea towel, dish cloth, dish soap. It's not so much a matter of "we can get these to you as requested" but knowing what is the "standard inventory checklist". For the Lodge and customers alike. BTW, aluminum pans don't work on an induction cooktop. Needs to be ferrous/magnetic. Otherwise you end up trying to flip blueberry pancakes in a 6L pot at 7:30 am. It's comical, but it can be done. Very helpful and patient staff.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
US$100 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brier Island Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Brier Island Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brier Island (2.9 km), Brier Island Lighthouse (4.6 km), and Grand Passage Lighthouse (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brier Island Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Brier Island Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Brier Island Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brier Island Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brier Island Lodge Restaurant, Lighthouse Cafe, and Fair Winds Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Brier Island Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Brier Island Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Brier Island Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.