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36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0 Canada
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See why so many travelers make Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre their resort of choice when visiting Nova Scotia's South Shore! Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you and newly renovated guest rooms, bar and lobby. It is easy to stay connected during your stay with free wifi for guests and the resort features a 24 hour front desk and room service. Guests can enjoy 2 pools, new hot tub and an on-site restaurant as well as free parking. At Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and we look forward to welcoming you to Western Shore. *Note: Due to staffing shortages our restaurant is only open for dinner. A selection of boxed breakfasts can be preordered the night before.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Boating
Hiking
Mini golf
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Desk
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Seating area
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Iron
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david s wrote a review Aug. 6
Enfield, United Kingdom42 contributions49 helpful votes
We stayed 2 days for a wedding here. As far as I can tell the wedding was fully staffed and was enjoyed by all. But to achieve this they seem to be cutting back on normal hotel services to achieve this, as they are so short staffed. Not just this Hotel, must most places around here had “hiring notices” outside. I’ve been hearing about staffing issues in hospitality have around the world, this is the first time I have experienced it first-hand. For instance, this is the only Hotel I have been in whose restaurant did not open for breakfast. And I believe it only opened for a very limited time for an evening meal. Not possible to have an afternoon drink, as the bar was closed. Enclosed a housekeeping notice in our room. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool. The indoor one is just about long enough to do lengths in. It also had things like tennis courts and crazy golf. It was in a beautiful location. So if you are a guest going to a wedding (they were hosting 2 on the Saturday, and even 1 on the Sunday) these issues will not be too bad. But if you are not a wedding guest, I would not go for the time being. Also this should not be any why be a criticism of the staff they do have, who without exception are good people.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Bobo wrote a review Jul. 2022
Ontario, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed in a pet-free garden room. Our view was of two overgrown shrubs. This was not the view I expected. Garden view in my mind is a well manicured area with flowers/plants. My biggest pet peeve is when a hotel gives false information. The staff were pleasant. The outdoor pool was clean. Hot tub unfortunately was closed. They have live entertainment which is definitely a highlight. Lots of activities for kids. When we visit out east again we will stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay on a higher floor get a marina view. It is quite noisy. You can easily hear people walking...
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Danielle C wrote a review Jul. 2022
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The property at oak island is beautiful. The grounds are well maintained and the outdoor pool was lovely. The marina has rentals for kayaks, paddle boards, mountain bikes and all for very reasonable prices. Unfortunately there was a bit of an issue with cleanliness at the resort. I understand staffing is a huge issue here. The first room we checked in had earwigs and the shower had not been cleaned. They moved us to another room which was a bit better but there were still earwigs. Now I live in a province where earwigs are an issue but I also know that they can be taken care of with proper pest control. We were there for a wedding and there were multiple People who had to be moved from their rooms due to cleanliness and earwigs. There is no hot breakfast served at this resort, they do offer a cold breakfast option. The resort itself is very dated and could use some updates. Avoid the first floor if you can it has an odd smell musky smell. With a little work this property could be absolutely amazing
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lorraine wrote a review Jul. 2022
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The hotel is clean, staff is friendly and you can't beat the views. They have indoor and outdoor pool as well as tennis court, basketball court and mini put. Moreover, for a fee, you can use kayaks, paddle boards or bicycles and can also take a boat tour with Salty Dog Tours. Very reasonable pricing. You are a short drive from beautiful Chester and Mahone Bay. I can't say enough about the resort. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jana S wrote a review Jun. 2022
Halifax, Canada6 contributions8 helpful votes
I really found this a beautiful place to stay. Rooms were clean, staff really friendly and quick to help. The price (I can only guess is average to others as I haven't stayed in a hotel/motel/Inn in quite awhile). The decor is great - Ocean theme - The grounds are beautifully maintained, what a view. I would give a 5 but the layout was hard to find my room. I did get directions where my room was, but I believe the I didn't pay close enough attention. Other than that, food was really great for our conference. All in all, awesome place to stay and friendly staff!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Oceanview, live music (great too), if you are closer to the bar you may hear, I didn't as my...
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jacquie475 wrote a review Jun. 2022
Innerleithen, United Kingdom75 contributions36 helpful votes
This hotel has a lovey location. Staff were helpful and friendly. We were upgraded to a suite which was a lovely surprise and it was perfect. We ate in the hotel on one night and it was good. We didn't have breakfast during our stay. There was lovely outdoor seating. We used this hotel as a base for visits to luneburg and machine bay. We were just sad the weather was not good enough for us to use the outdoor pool which looked amazing.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew wrote a review Jun. 2022
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We really enjoyed our stay at Oak Island! Highly recommended. The ocean views from balcony are spectacular particularly from top floor! Rooms and bathrooms were very clean. Food and customer service was excellent. Will go again some day!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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browncondo2102 wrote a review May 2022
Kitchener, Canada1397 contributions530 helpful votes
I wanted to show my wife Oak Island so we drove through the Resort to the back of the cottages they have by the bay. Took some pictures of absolutely no activity, drove out and up the road a little to Oak Island Dr. Again, nothing magical going on on the island. People have been looking for hidden treasure for over 200 years. I believe they have found some buttons that someone else probably lost. I'm sure the film crew for the show that people watch have planted a few trinkets to keep people interested as well.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre, Marketing at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Responded May 31, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We have a great view of Oak Island at the resort. Activity on the island itself isn't always guaranteed, but we always recommend a boat tour around the island with Salty Dog Sea Tours- he will show you all the hot spots, bring the magic of the treasure hunt to life and you will not regret it. We hope to 'sea' you again and hopefully welcome you to one of our cozy rooms!
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Riley wrote a review Mar. 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
TLDR; Do not stay here. Where do I begin… my partner and I were torn between Whitepoint and Oak Island Resort for our long anticipated getaway. We ended up choosing the latter due to slightly better pricing, and hearing positive things from friends and family. Despite this, we have nothing positive to say. We arrived mid afternoon on Friday. Pulling up, we couldn’t help but notice how shoddy the outside appeared to be. It looked more akin to a motel than a resort getaway. We brushed appearances aside, hoping the interior would make up for it - and at first glance, it did! The lounge area & bar were nice, and had us excited to see our room. We had booked the Ocean View King Suite, so we were expecting a more upscale hotel room with a nice view - especially considering the price. To say we were underwhelmed is putting it nicely. The room was fine, but that’s about as much as we can say. Nothing about the room helped us justify the price. We had also upgraded our stay to include the Cozy Up bundle. This was ~$50 extra, and came with 2 mugs, hot chocolate, Baileys, and 2 continental breakfast boxes. These breakfast boxes were possibly the biggest offence of our stay. Price wise, these alone made up $30 of our upgrade. Included were deli ham & cheese slices, a cold hard-boiled egg, a breakfast bar (which we both to found be inedible) as well as a yogurt cup (one you would buy at any grocery store) with easily the most bland granola we have ever eaten. I would guess that box must’ve cost >$4 separately, but we were charged $15 each. See photo attached. The views and outdoor areas were quite lovely, but everything else felt like a scam. For something labelled as a resort and spa, there was no typical spa services available, and nothing felt resort-like. All in all, we paid $460 for a 2 night stay and were extremely disappointed. For those thinking of planning a vacation here, I would strongly suggest taking your money elsewhere. Oak Island Resort and Spa appears to be using COVID as an excuse to profit off of minimal effort. Simply not worth the price.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Alyssa G wrote a review Feb. 2022
Fall River, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
Love Lobster… with no Lobster? My husband and I were very excited to take a little staycation trip to the Oak Island resort. I’m an avid lover of seafood and my husband spotted this package as a little valentines getaway, our first hotel experience since having our daughter 2,5 years ago. I recently just found out I was pregnant which we found out after the booking, so we skipped the beer tasting. At check in, they did have two cans put aside for us - I did ask if there was any Soda options and they said no. We immediately signed up for a dinner at 630 and a swim in the last scheduled shift. At time of booking, my husband asked which was better, the king room or the ocean view room with two doubles. We booked the ocean view room and we’re disappointed to learn that the view was over the roof of the pool and obstructed by the roof peak. To see the ocean we had to stand in a particular spot. I will say the rooms were nicely renovated. The shower had great water pressure and the beds were comfy. Dinner time came around and the hostess let us know we were in a “special” room- not in the dinning room… it was what appeared to be a converted boardroom, with half lights on and cheap art on the walls. While it was quieter than the echos in the dinning room, but it was not comforting at all. We were sat in a dark corner of the room. The menu had no lobster options. For a “Love Lobster” package, I was extremely disappointed. I did order the seafood options to keep with the spirit of the weekend . I had the calamari, which was dry and served with pizza sauce? The seafood pasta which was a very small serving and with boxed spaghetti noodles and sauce that had dried up after being under a heating lamp too long. My husbands vegan burger was burnt and and his fries were cold. I gave them one more chance with the cream brûlée, but the egg was cooked at the top of the desert. We were starved and ate it all but it was the least valued meal for the money I’ve ever had. Advice for future travelers - don’t eat there, drive to mahone bay, the food is so much better. After returning to our room we noticed there was no bathrobes so we called down to order some. A lady brought up two towels instead … which left us very confused. I had to call again and they had maintenance bring down proper bath towels. The swim was nice clean and refreshing. Good faculties, would to see it at full opening. After the swim we looked for the atm machine at the vending machine down stairs, and found out it wasn’t there. We’d have to go across the restaurant where they were singing live music to get to the atm. We were informed of the underground way and went about it that way, but it took a considerable amount of thinking prior to getting there and back. I would recommend either getting card tap on the machines, or have another atm on the other side of the restaurant. Breakfast was nicely packed and easy to access in the morning. Even though we let them know my husband was a vegan, they still sent him a hard boiled egg. It was memorable experience, one we’ll be talking about for a while, but I don’t think for many good reasons. Oak island resort much like the tv show, came up short.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Eat elsewhere! Bring cash for vending machines Sign up for things ASAP
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PRICE RANGE
US$172 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
atlantica hotel and marina oak island, oak island resort, oak island hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaWestern Shore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Chester Playhouse (5.6 km), The Village Emporium (5.6 km), and Peter Island Lighthouse (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seaside Shanty, The Kiwi Cafe, and The Rope Loft.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Western Shore.
Are pets allowed at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (15.9 km) and St. James' Anglican Church (9.7 km).