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Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

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This historic Cape Breton resort, Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, is located in the heart of Cape Breton Highlands National Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Just 2 hours from Sydney, NS and a scenic 5 hour drive from Nova Scotia's capital city Halifax, the 100 room resort has been welcoming guests to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia since July 1940. Keltic offers versatility for Cape Breton accommodations with rooms in the Main Lodge, spacious rooms in the Inn at Keltic and cozy two and four bedroom cottages with fireplaces and verandas. The Cape Breton resort is the perfect spot for a Nova Scotia family vacation with recreation facilities on-site or nearby that include a heated outdoor pool, Atlantic Ocean Ingonish Beach, hiking, wilderness trails, lawn games, whale watching, Eminence Spa and boat cruises. Adjacent to the resort is the Cape Breton golf icon, the 18 hole championship Highlands Links Golf Course. The Cape Breton golf course, rich in the Scottish tradition, has been restored to Stanley Thompson's magnificent original design. The Purple Thistle Dining Room and Atlantic Restaurant and Bar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean offer a comfortable dining experience and traditional Maritime menu. The Highland Sitting Room features a pub menu for lunch and dinner and nightly live Celtic entertainment. Nova Scotia conferences are welcome at Keltic Lodge with 13,000 sq ft of meeting space spread throughout the resort utilizing the restaurants and bars for private functions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Golf Course
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Excellent views, wonderful food and service. The AR could use some love and care but The Purple Thistle was outstanding. The views from each room were spectacular and the grounds are very well kept. The scenic drive around the Capob Trail are breathtaking.
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The view is spectacular; the food sucks. We owned a well known restaurant in The Netherlands and a boutique Hotel in the South of France. The restaurants in the Keltic Lodge are a huge disappointment: Terribly overpriced, no creativity, ultra slow, and no interest to respond to
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The good: The view. The bad: Everything else! Untrained staff, uncontrolled room temperature, noisy room and the list goes on. To top it off management decided at the last minute to close the bar and the dining room for a private function leaving us to eat finger food for
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Golf outing and accommodations were up to expectations. Older hotel but very clean, comfortable room. Staff very friendly and Keltic entertainment made our stay interesting and fun. The hiking trail and views were spectacular. Restaurants were convenient and good delicious.
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Chance of a life time great rooms and very awesome views from all over the lodge. Great food and great staff. Played the Highlands and proved to be a test of a great Stanley Thompson design. Course was in great condition a must for the golfers bucket list.
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The "cottage" we stayed in (4 rooms per)
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Pool is heated. Hot tub and spa can be used without using a treatment but hot tub is small, 4 seat and only up to 92 degrees. So disappointing. The sauna and steam showers in the spa are free and lovely. Indoor spa tub d and dirty looking so did not use. Tried to get nails done but booked solid so suggest if you wish to use you book early.
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Do you have shuttle service from nearest airport?
I think the nearest airport is Sydney and I'm pretty sure it will be more than an hours drive. Since Keltic Lodge, and the Cabot Trail itself, is very rural, you would probably be better off renting a vehicle at the airport and driving to the Lodge. It is a very easy drive and that way you would be able to see more of Cape Breton Island which you must see if you are planning to stay at the lodge. If you would like any further information, please feel free to ask as we just returned from Nova Scotia 2 weeks ago.
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Will a junior suite room accommodate 3 adults? Thank you. Jay
it could be thight in the main lodge. (pullout couch) the courtyard suites have 2 private bedrooms. The other houses and the cottage have more space
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Is there a mini fridge in the main lodge rooms
I did not stay on the main lodge but there was one in my rooms. I stayed in 2 different rooms.
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"ask for a room with a large 2 pax bed (not the tiny ones that they have standard)"
"staying the main lodge with a view"
"Curzon building but away from entrance and ice machines"
"Ask for the lodge - shared cabins are a risk"
"Even ground level rooms have great lounge chairs and views"
US$191 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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