Auberge Gisele's Country Inn

Auberge Gisele's Country Inn

387 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
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#2 of 5 inns in Baddeck
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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The only 4 1/2* accommodation in Baddeck overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes and walking distance to most attractions. Offering the perfect blend of "home away from home" with comfort and convenience, personalized service over 30 years. 78 deluxe air-conditioned rooms, coffee machines, laundromat on property, elevator, complimentary parking, wireless, complimentary guest computer and morning newspapers. Award winning licensed dining room with friendly table service. Open mid May to mid October.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Ukrainian

Location

387 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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Troy B wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall the stay was pleasant. The staff was friendly durning check in and check out and there always seemed to be staff on hand when or if required. Boasting being the only 4 star Canada Select property does come with a higher expectation and there were certainly some areas to improve. The room was clean, tidy and provided us with what we required for the most part but amenities were basic and nothing over the top. We did have to go to the front desk for extra toilet paper,and a few things, so attention to detail by housekeeping could have been a bit more intuitive. The grounds are beautiful and the Inn itself in good repair. I would recommend for safety, cleanliness and to keep critters out that you close your exterior doors, they are left open 24/7 and the hall ways swarming with insects, some meeting their demise squished all over the hallway walls 👎Also like other comments I too was put off by being told that the dinning room could only be accessed around the bus tours schedule. My value as a guest is just as important as a tour and being asked to accomodate their schedule was honestly a bit off putting and to be honest cost your dinning room between $250-$500 potential revenue because we chose to eat elsewhere during our 4 day stay. The location in Baddeck is an excellent home base to enjoy the local shops and eateries and makes a perfect destination to explore Cape Breton. The value for money might fall a bit short. Would I stay again? Perhaps,but I'd certainly consider a few other properties in the area before deciding. I guess to sum it up. The experience was good but lacking the WOW factor and amenities for one of the higher priced properties in the area. I understand like others that staffing is an issue in this day in age but if you charge a premium you need to back it up with the services. I hope you find these recommendations fair and helpful feedback.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike T wrote a review Oct 2020
Halifax, Canada105 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wife and I spent a night at this location while touring the Cabot Trail. We had room 407, king bed with propane fire place, fridge, coffee maker, robes and slippers. Lovely room, very comfortable and clean. The staff were extremely friendly, the property is very well maintained and looks out over the Bras Dor lake, located within walking distance of the Main Street. After spending a day of hiking and driving, we decided to relax and eat at the inn rather than going out, the food in the restaurant was very good and reasonably priced, staff were very friendly. The Saturday that we stayed here also happened to be our anniversary and we could not have been more pleased. Continental breakfast is also included in your stay, cereal, boiled eggs, pastries, etc.. nice touch before heading out.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Munawar Khan, Owner at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn
Responded Oct 21, 2020
Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!
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Murray C wrote a review May 2023
Campbell River, Canada146 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Baddeck was a perfect location for a 2 night stay to drive the Cabot Trail and take in the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Being off season it was not busy but we arrived to find well cared for landscaping, helpful owners, comfortable beds,pillows and linens and hot showers. The restaurant had not opened for the season but a recommendation for the Freight Shed was great and Tom’s Pizza also exceeded expectations. A Tim Hortons and gas station were only a few kilometres away. Good value in a well cared for but not newer property
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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localcanadian793 wrote a review Aug 2022
Halifax, Canada139 contributions35 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
For the cost of $504.00 for two nights, I expected more.

We were stuck with a toilet that barely flushed, and didn’t suck down the toilet paper… speaking of toilet paper- we had a half of a roll in our room, and that was it.

Towels for two in the room only, even though the room had two beds and we were a family of four.

We left our room during the second day of a three day, two night stay- and we did not receive a visit from housekeeping. When we returned in the evening we had to call down for towels and toilet paper to be replenished.

Attention to detail would go a long way: we noticed on the second day that our mini fridge was plugged in but not actually turned on.

The mattress cover and sheets are too small for the beds, so they were slipping off of the bed whenever we were on/in the beds.

Breakfast was not included, and we were told that if we wanted to eat in the dining room we would have to eat around the timing of the bus tour guests.

For the price we were charged, I would have expected better attention to detail, and a few more amenities at the least.

We will not book at this hotel again, it is not a good value for the money whatsoever.

I want to add that I know it is difficult to find and retain employees in these post-pandemic days… but if these issues are due to staffing issues, prices need to be lowered so that guests are not expecting higher service for the value paid.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Choose elsewhere
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Blondadventurer wrote a review Oct 2020
Montreal, Canada167 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We weren’t staying at the Inn but came for dinner and were blown away. We ordered the smoked salmon and couldn’t believe the portion size for the price. The whipped horseradish was also a unique touch. We smelled the fettuccine Alfredo being delivered to another table and had to have it. Quite possibly the best Alfredo I have ever had, and the lobster addition is worth it. The fish tacos were a unique combination, feta and jalapeño but also among the best I’ve had. This is definitely a must go to for seafood lovers, the prices are totally reasonable and the portions are more than worth it. The server we had was also super friendly and helpful, I wish I could remember her name. She suggested a lot of things for us to do in the area that were very tailored to what we were interested in.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Munawar Khan, Owner at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn
Responded Oct 22, 2020
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Phil C wrote a review Sep 2022
Woodstock, Canada3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not Happy - Booking agent completely messed up our booking and would not cancel it even though we where still actively on the phone and was told our credit card was going to be bill regardless and DID! - Agent booked one room with 2 beds, but I asked for 2 separate rooms and also booked the room 1 1/2 hours from our location at 11pm at night and in the wrong direction we where traveling in.
Agent still refused to cancel the booking and transferred me to another agent only to get the exact same refusal. Called back again to cancel it as it was not reasonable to travel that distance at 11pm but was again denied a refund.
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Date of stay: August 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bekki G wrote a review Jun 2023
Bel Air, Maryland3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Auberge Giesele Hotel was in a great location. Some rooms overlook the water and we could walk to shops and restaurants in the small town of Baddeck. There were pretty flowers and places to sit outside. There was plenty of parking in their lot as well. The room was large and the bed comfortable. Admittedly, the pillows were too firm for my taste, but some people like a firm pillow. The towels were large and soft and there was a second sink outside of the bathroom which was helpful when someone was inside the bathroom. The room was clean and it had a fireplace that would be cozy on cold days, but the decor was a bit too busy for my taste. Overall, we were comfortable in our room.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Resort677211 wrote a review Aug 2021
Brantford, Canada5 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a number of days and found the room pleasant but somewhat dated. Bedroom has been updated but the bathroom from the 40 year old tile on the walls to the rusted baseboard heater turned us off. Perhaps the hotel is in stages of updating but total renovation room by room would be more appropriate, than pieces here and there. We stayed in the Hilltop units and the view from our window was nice. A/C unit looks like it is 40 years old and fireplace didn't fire up even when following instructions. Maid service was very good. TV only accessible if laying on the bed and very few outlets that were available when all the lamps etc. are plugged in. We are in an electronic age here people so perhaps you could at least put in some multi plugs and USB ports. Other than that we had a pleasant stay and staff were very accommodating.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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puckstopper31 wrote a review Apr 2022
Edmonton, Canada743 contributions278 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are nice and beds very comfortable …lovely property..but that was it for us. During off season the managers are not on site so any issues you have to call them and wait till they arrive. TV cable never worked right the entire three night stay…poor pictures or no channels at all. Internet quit entirely one day…again had to wait till they came and rest everything. Hot water was an ordeal. You had to run the bathtub about 5 minutes to get hot water so it would then flow in the sink just to wash your hands.Lines always cold and needed to clear. Bathroom had no heat so tile floor was ice cold ..as was the toilet seat if you sat!..a few light bulbs also out and not replaced. This is likely a totally different hotel at peak season but other than a regular room with a great bed..that’s it for April..
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Date of stay: April 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We would avoid Ground floors here..could hear a lot of noise/movement in the room above…but they...
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Travel-Bug-369 wrote a review Sep 2022
Hawaii266 contributions128 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 2 nights and got a second floor room (210) in the Huntley Bldg. Nice comfortable room size and bed good. Would have been nice to be able to close the drapes at night for privacy and darkness, but the drapes are fixed and only sheer curtains to cover the windows. We did not eat at the restaurant but inside dined waterfront one evening and at the Cable Room in the Telegraph House the other. Both good dinners. Ate our breakfasts at Bean There Cafe...which was excellent. Do be aware that this inn is used by large tour buses as there are a lot of rooms...but that did not bother us.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Nice to get a higher room and out front for a better view (210 was nice view of the garden area)
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mariew5244 asked a question Sep 2018
Solana Beach, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
Laundry available ?
Answer from scscientist
Columbia, South Carolina243 contributions202 helpful votes
I do not know for sure - but I think so.
odie2101 asked a question Jul 2017
Lagrange, Ky98 contributions21 helpful votes
Is there an elevator?
Answer from jorgemb
Miami, Florida130 contributions83 helpful votes
In my building we used stairs and I didn't see any.
odie2101 asked a question Jul 2017
Lagrange, Ky98 contributions21 helpful votes
Are the rooms non-smoking?
Answer from Blincs
Auckland, New Zealand147 contributions70 helpful votes
Yes, all rooms are non-smoking.
Orlando-Mike2 asked a question Jul 2016
Mount Dora, Florida70 contributions24 helpful votes
Are laundry services available
Answer from william b
Easthampton MA302 contributions176 helpful votes
As above, yes there is a laundry. Soaps are available at the front desk along with necessary change for the machines and driers.
Juanput123 asked a question Jul 2015
Elizabeth City, North Carolina1 contribution
Do all rooms have hairdryers? Trying to decide if I should bring one. Thanks.
Answer from Alexander B
Glasgow, United Kingdom125 contributions91 helpful votes
Yes
Robin C wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great restaurant onsite. Walking distance to lots of little shops in Baddeck, St Micheal’s parish hall ceilidhs, and the liquor store. "
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Daphne S wrote a tip Aug 2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The parking spaces in the upper lot are roomier."
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Audrey L wrote a tip Jul 2023
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Read the fine print. Don't expect and Inn; think hotel that caters to groups."
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Sherri-Lynn M wrote a tip Jul 2023
Windsor, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are much nicer places to stay in town. "
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Melissa M wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check your bill to make sure you are not being charged more than agreed on."
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PRICE RANGE
C$175 - C$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
auberge gisele`s country hotel baddeck
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandBaddeck
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auberge Gisele's Country Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Nearby attractions include Theatre Baddeck (0.5 km), Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (1.1 km), and Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include the cable room at the TELEGRAPH HOUSE, Stand & Stuff Your Face, and High Wheeler Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Auberge Gisele's Country Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (1.1 km) and Victoria County Court House (0.5 km).
Is Auberge Gisele's Country Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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