We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B

109 High Rd, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0 Canada
View all 11 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (29)
Dining (3)
Pool & Beach (2)


#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Hood
Travellers' Choice
The Fiddle and the Sea is a bed and breakfast, rated 4 & 1/2 stars by Canada Select, in Port Hood, Nova Scotia. We have a recently constructed house with four rooms (all with private bathroom). The owners, Alain and Denise, will be honoured to host you during your vacations on Cape Breton Island. Our guests will enjoy a hearty breakfast served in our dining room with a splendid view on the Port Hood Island.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Show more
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
118Reviews3Q+A24Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 98
  • 19
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
6t1 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Saint John58 contributions42 helpful votes
Our room was on the back side of the building. I would not stay again unless a room on the front side was available. The windows are much larger and the views are very nice from he front. There are only small windows and limited views on the back side of the building.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Front side of the building.
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
Carolyn P wrote a review Nov. 2020
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
Our one night's stay at this beautiful B&B occurred on October 18th, 2020. We were seeking a much-needed break from all the current stressors, and we'd chosen beautiful Cape Breton because of its beautiful scenery, particularly in the fall. We were thrilled to find it, as due to COVID, very few places were open! As a bonus, it's located in a very scenic area and not far from the world famous Cabot Trail. Our room was very large and it and the adjoining bathroom were very clean and well stocked with everything one might require. In the evening we strolled around the quiet, picturesque little town and then enjoyed a sound sleep in a quiet atmosphere. In the morning, our hosts greeted us with a delicious, hot breakfast. Alain even supplied us with his special homemade bread! This was extra special because a few of the other B&Bs we were able to locate were only offering "continental breakfasts", again - due to that lovely COVID virus :( Even more surprising - Alain treated us to a historical slide show about the local area, which we found very enjoyable. He also entertained us by playing some toe-tapping tunes on his fiddle! We've stayed at several excellent B&Bs, but due to the extra "little touches", our experience here was made extra special and memorable! Following our departure, we were to learn just how wonderful our "Hosts With The Most" truly were. We had driven to a nearby wharf to watch the tuna fleet returning with the catches from the morning excursion. Unfortunately, as we tried to leave, our car refused to start and a blinking light on the dash advised us to "Go to the Nearest Dealer"! Well, this happened to be in Sydney, approximately a two hour drive away! We did manage to get a tow truck to our location. HOWEVER, the driver refused to take any passengers, due to (you guessed it, COVID!!) The only folks we knew in town were our previous nights' hosts, Alain and Denise, so we contacted them for advice. They informed us that they had planned to travel to Sydney the following day, but for us, they would change it to that very day and would happily give us a ride! God bless them as we do not know what we would have done as there really were no other options for getting to Sydney. Not only did they provide us with transportation - they also packed us a lunch for the trip! Now, if that is not going "above and beyond" - I do not know what is! What wonderful people - what an awesome experience. I would recommend staying at this terrific B&B to anyone!!!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
maryann-ns wrote a review Oct. 2020
Nova Scotia17,165 contributions89 helpful votes
I cannot add much new to previous posts. Alain and Denise have a well designed B&B which is very comfortable and well appointed. We especially liked the coffee maker in each room with the small fridge in the hall as we like our coffee first thing in the morning. This is centrally located in small Port Hood. Denise's breakfast (with bread baked by Alain) was suberb: juice, fruit, cereal, eggs frittata, toast, wonderful jams, and excellent coffee. Alain gave an interesting slide show about the local area, its history and attractions. They he played us a couple tunes on the fiddle. I hope we can stay longer next time.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: All four rooms open off a large common hall and are at ground level. The breakfast is served...
See more room tips
LaRocque's wrote a review Jul. 2020
1 contribution
We had the pleasure of staying at “The Fiddle and The Sea” for a few days last week. The rooms are spotless, air conditioned and each room is equipped with its own bathroom and shower. But the best part is the hospitality of the hosts Alain and Denise. Not only do you get a wonderful home cooked breakfast with in-house baked bread but you may also be entertained by a virtuoso fiddle performance by Alain. And there is no need to go to the local Tourist Information Center as the hosts are well versed in local history and Island attractions. If you are within 100km of Port Hood and looking for a place to stay, go to “The Fiddle and the Sea” you won't regret it.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020
Relax646064 wrote a review Jul. 2020
1 contribution
Such an amazing experience, Beautiful spacious clean rooms, delicious full home made hot breakfast with bonus of homemade bread, jams and even granola. Our very gracious hosts Alain and Denise also suggest local activities to try, provide interesting area historical information, and Alain shares his talent with a celtic tune on the fiddle....you're sure to have a memorable Cpe Breton welcome experience!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020
US$95 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandPort Hood
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
Nearby attractions include Inverness Beach Boardwalk (2.9 km), West Mabou Beach (7.4 km), and Port Hood Station Provincial Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, Sandeannie's Bakery and Tea Room, and Admiral Beverage Room & Grill.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Fiddle and the Sea, B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.