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Kelly's View Motel

783, Route 105 TransCanada Hwy, Boularderie, Nova Scotia B1X 1J6 Canada
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If you’re looking for a budget friendly small hotel in Boularderie, 20 minutes from Baddeck (Graham Bell Museum) look no further than Kelly's View Motel. The rooms offer a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Dalem Lake Provincial Park, which is a popular Boularderie park – and it is conveniently located a short distance from the small hotel. The staff at Kelly's View Motel look forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Paul P wrote a review Oct 2023
Sudbury, Canada52 contributions5 helpful votes
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This spot is nice a close to Ferry. Very clean and quiet and room with air conditioning. Fridge and microwave and satellite television with WiFi. Tried to get in here before but no vacancy and I see why. Places to eat across the road and also walking distance down the road. 5 minutes from North Sydney. Bernadette was wonderful at the front desk. Would not stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mikeperry2020Vision. wrote a review Sep 2023
Pasadena, Canada14 contributions1 helpful vote
Our experience was great, for our 3 motorcycle stop for a night! Fantastic helpful people, great rooms and above average customers service. The view was great as well. We will tell our biker friends, and we'll be back. We would highly recommend this stop. Cheers.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The only drawback was the sloped gravel driveway: be aware and be careful!
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Jamie E wrote a review Jul 2023
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This place was perfect. Stayed for 2 nights and it was a great place to take off for the Cabot trail trek. Rooms were clean and had everything we needed. A small freezer in the fridge that can hold a bag of ice and a couple ice packs. Beds were comfortable and clean. The view was really pretty overlooking the bay and the mountains. The owners were wonderful. I would recommend this place and to book directly with the motel as you can not revise your trip with trip advisor.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The cost to book with the motel is $86 per night.
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Jul 4, 2023
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, it was a pleasure meeting you both. All the best and I hope you enjoyed your time touring our wonderful Island. Safe travels.
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Natalie H wrote a review Jun 2023
Toronto, Canada181 contributions16 helpful votes
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A 14 room motel with a house attached to it. Motel is named after the mountain right across from the motel on the other side. The door to our room is a bit hard to open, needs a strong push to open it. We got Room #5. The room is spacious and smells a bit weird. The bathroom is an alright size. The windows are full length. There's wifi here, though the strength of the wifi gets weaker the farther you are away from the main reception area. There's only 3 light sources in the room, excluding the 1 light in the bathroom. It's rather dim. There's no AC, there's a fan in the room. The screen for the window is broken, so a huge bug got in. The walls are thin. You can hear the flush of the toilet and probably the sound of the shower too. While showering, the water kept on turning cool even though I had it turned on the hot water side. The toilet is broken. It won't flush. The bed is really hard. Great for people who like hard beds. Not great for people who can't sleep on hard beds. Everyone else slept alright. My back hurts. It's good that we only stayed here for 1 night. Staying for 1 night here is enough. Wouldn't recommend staying here any longer.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There's a lot of broken things here at this motel in your room. I recommend that you only stay...
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luv2hike49 wrote a review Aug 2022
Jacksonville, Florida14 contributions14 helpful votes
Comfortable, clean, affordable, with outside seating and table to enjoy views of Kelly Mtn and Great Bras D’Or. Newly remodeled. Even had glassware and coffee cups, rather than plastic or paper. Comfortable queen pillow top mattress. Home away from home! We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Restaurant next door is closed early in the week but Cedar House Restaurant is open and serves...
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Aug 5, 2022
It was certainly a pleasure meeting you both, thank you for taking the time to comment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again. All the best and safe travels.
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Tom M wrote a review Jul 2022
Lexington, Kentucky365 contributions53 helpful votes
Running a motel in Cape Breton is hard. Kelly’s view is an updated vintage Maritime motel . It was sourced for us by a family member for the August long weekend, not far in advance, when there was little availability. Therefore, if it had turned out to be terrible, it would have been chalked up to ‘experience’. Check in was quick, easy and friendly around 10 pm. They’re were expecting one more traveler. I’m guessing I met Ron, but I don’t know. Room#7 was fine. It was clean, had two queen sized beds, and did not have a musty smell. The TV worked well and picture quality was excellent. The bathroom has had no faults so far. Yes, it’s on a highway. That’s a plus when you are traveling in the dark! I hear cars and trucks passing by, but it’s not city noise. No, it does not have sir conditioning. North America and the world are experiencing a heat wave of unprecedented proportions and this Cape Breton motel does not need AC. At least we did not last night! It was fine! My bed was fine . Firm, but I slept well. Linens were clean, fresh, and while not like hotel linen in some Hilton’s etc, they were fine. Reading responses from Audrey to some reviews, I was pleased to hear they used the sun to dry their linen. That’s hard work! So, first impressions were great, and I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Good morning, thank you so very much for taking the time from you holiday to comment. We appreciate your appreciation of our small motel. We do try hard to make our rooms comfortable giving our guests a nice place to lay their head at the end of the day. We wish you all the best in your travels and hope you visit us again. Our wonderful Island has alot to offer the traveller and we love sleepy people!!!!
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Cole R wrote a review Jul 2022
14 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice view in the evening , rooms are clean, beds are decent, the coffee was actually better in the room than in the room at chain places I have stayed at. Friendly place and if I am in the area on holiday, I will make it a go to. In my room, the screen frame was a bit worn out, but the windows are very nice for a motel's room.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Jul 10, 2022
Good evening, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for the great review and the advice re the screen it will definitely be looked at asap. We wish you all the best in your travels and hope you visit us again.
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Mitchemetron wrote a review Jun 2022
Waterloo, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed overnight to catch ferry next day. Perfect stay. LOTS OF PLUGS!!! Very nice these days. Hot shower, good sleep. Fantastic recommendation for sit-down breakfast at restaurant down the road- Bras D’Or View (next to the Petro/Ultramar). Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Good evening, thank you for the great review!!! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again if your in the area. All the best and safe travels.
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Cori J wrote a review Jun 2022
Connecticut12 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff are very nice. The facilities are clean. The decor is old and simple. The beds we had were like sleeping on the floor! The bathroom is tiny! Decent location. Couple of restaurants close by. On a major road with cars going by most of time.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Good evening, we are sorry you did not appreciate the room made available to you. The beds are much like the three little bear stories, some like them firm some like them soft. We wish you all the best in your travels .
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Rob K wrote a review Jun 2022
Saint John, Canada78 contributions35 helpful votes
I booked here as it was on the highway and less than 15 minutes from North Sydney and the ferry to Port aux Basque, NL. It was on the highway but seemed tyo be quiet, no real noise from the highway. the rooms were clean, beds comfy
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jul 6, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to comment, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again if in the area. All the best and safe travels.
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C$135 - C$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandBoularderie
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelly's View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Kelly's View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dalem Lake Provincial Park (4.5 km), Giant MacAskill Museum (6.5 km), and St. James Presbyterian Church (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kelly's View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Kelly's View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kelly's View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cedar House Bakery and Restaurant, Fitzgerald's Restaurant Limited, and Captain Caper's Fish & Chips.
Does Kelly's View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kelly's View Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.