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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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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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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, Kentucky363 contributions52 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
Connecticut7 contributions1 helpful vote
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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AcadianBassplayer wrote a review Sep. 2021
Cape Breton Island, Canada11 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed for a night in Sept. of 2021. The motel is in a lovely area just off the the highway with a nice view of Kellys Mountain as the name implies. It has been there for as long as I can remember so it is an older venue. We had a very clean and comfortable room. Beds were clean, bathroom clean, towels/linens clean. Lovely scented green tea soap. Bed was firm but comfortable. The room had a microwave and mini-fridge that looked to have never been used they were that clean! There were also extra blanket and a pillow along with some local info. The two decks of cars were a nice touch. One thing I've noticed on my travels as of late is that rooms don't seem to have telephones in them anymore. I guess it's assumed that people all have cell phones these days. Reception was very friendly and we were told to ask for anything we may need. We were also offered free books to read as well. When we booked our room, we told the lady we would be arriving early in the evening. She gave us the tip to have a bite to eat if we would be arriving before seven in the evening as the local restaurants closed at that time. Overall an excellent stay. One possible drawback - the motel is just off the Trans Canada and is on a major transport route for semis and heavy traffic. However, if you are a light sleeper, you are probably already carrying ear plugs. The road noise wasn't a problem for me and besides, the motel could hardly be blamed for it. They do not have a dining room but there is a restaurant next door and another within a two minute walk.. We did not eat at either one however so cannot offer any opinion of the food. I would certainly stay here again if I was in the area over night.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: If arriving early evening eat first - the local restaurants close at 7:00 P.M.
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Sep. 26, 2021
Thank you for the awesome review, we do try our best to provide our guests with a great stay. We certainly appreciate it when our hard works is noticed. We wish you all the very best in your travels, stay healthy and safe.
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lostinlux wrote a review Aug. 2021
Fredericton, Canada54 contributions5 helpful votes
This place was not only an incredible bargain, but was spotless and Audrey, the 10 year owner could not have been more helpful. I prefer these small family owned places and called them direct to book and knew right off it was a charming and friendly spot to stay. It is also only 15 minutes from NL ferry so really convienient to catch boat in am.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Sep. 5, 2021
Thanks for the wonderful review, we are so very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again when your in the area. Travel safely home today!!!!
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cgbtruck101 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Barrie, Canada859 contributions173 helpful votes
We arrived after a long day of driving and Audrey was very warm and friendly during the check-in process. We checked in, rested for a bit, went to eat dinner and came back, so a lot of time was spend in the room, during the 1 night stay. It is a VERY large room with all amenities one would require, including a fridge and a TV. The room was well-maintained and super-clean. We had a good night sleep and all was well. The view is fantastic and really helps with the ambience and atmosphere. All in all, a great time was had by all!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Audrey Radies, Owner at Kelly's View Motel
Responded Jul. 30, 2021
Really glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. We hope the rest of your trip goes well and if your in the area again you'll stop by. We love sleepy people!!!
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happywanderer23 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Guelph, Canada101 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night in August as we were taking the ferry from North Sydney to Port-aux-Basques, NL the next day. Good sized room with microwave and mini fridge. Comfortable bed, quiet location. Good value. On the Trans Canada Hwy in a rural location. There is a restaurant next door but it may not be open if you arrive in the evening. Friendly owners. Within easy striking distance of the North Atlantic ferry. Would recommend this property.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Sep. 26, 2021
Thank you for taking the time from your trip to comment, we certainly appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again if your in the area. We love sleepy people!!! Safe travels.
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US$84 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandBoularderie
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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 mountain 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.