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90 Main St, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-10-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-10-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 4 in Whycocomagh
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Keltic Quay's Cape Breton cottages are located on the northeast shore of the Bras d'Or Lakes in the village of Whycocomagh, at the entrance of the Cabot Trail an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular vistas. Ranked one of the top places to stay our twelve 4.5 star Canada Select one and two-bedroom Cape Breton cottages and suites include everything you need for world class accommodations and our main lodge is the ideal place for a great game of pool or darts with new friends. Whether you're here to see the Cabot Tail, conduct business or for pleasure we can help you plan what will surely be a memorable place to stay on Cape Breton Island.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Canoeing
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Hiking
Billiards
Darts
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Seating area
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Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
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Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English
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Peter C wrote a review Oct. 2019
Isle of Man, United Kingdom143 contributions29 helpful votes
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Located right on the lake shore the views are amazing and the small town of Whycocomagh is within easy walking distance. Our (upstairs) apartment was well equipped, warm and comfortable and although one bed roomed there were two double beds. The kitchen was well equipped but there was no extractor for cooking fumes and the simple task of making toast was enough to set the smoke alarm off and for some reason there are two door leading onto the outside deck/balcony one of which has a strong spring to keep it closed, so cannot be left open for ventilation. Whilst on the subject of the balcony, the views are outstanding and there are seats and a BBQ, would have spent much more time there if the weather was warmer but we did enjoy seeing the onsite Labrador playing in the water as
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jan. 27, 2020
Hi there Thank you so much for this very detailed review of your stay. While we hope everyone has a "perfect" stay we know that is not always going to be the case. Your provided us with some great suggestions of adjustments we could make to improve the experience even further and we are going to share those among the team to see what we can do. We do have gates for the upstairs suites but we only mention it when our guests have small children. It pleases us greatly that you did have a lot of positives, the views, Hank the dog, and the club house are all attributes we are very proud of. We would like to wish you a wonderful day and we greatly look forward to serving you again.
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John R wrote a review Sep. 2019
Cincinnati11 contributions5 helpful votes
If you are going to Cape Breton and don’t stay here, you are missing one of the greatest joys of Nova Scotia. From Hank the dog to the eagle and osprey nests, this place is everything you could want and more in a lodge
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jan. 27, 2020
Hi John Well we could not ask for more then your super kind review. We agree, lol, YOU MUST STAY HERE!!!! Marking sure our guests have everything they need is a top priority and it is the highest honor to hear we succeeded in that for your stay. We hope to see you again soon, have a great day!
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Norma L wrote a review Aug. 2019
Edmonton, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our extended family of grandparents, children and grandchildren rented three units for five nights. From there we toured Cape Breton, our first visit. The units provided us with all of our needs. Having laundry facilities in each unit was most helpful as was the convenience of a kitchen for meals. The other amenities were well used by our family: kayaks and paddle boards on the lake, pool table, shuffle board and cribbage board in the main Lodge, the fire pit and Hank, the Quay's dog. Thanks Rennie for your and your staffs' hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Aug. 28, 2019
Hi Norma Well you just about hit on every single great thing that we do. We're so pleased that your whole family could stay with us and explore Cape Breton. We really do our best to cater to families, especially those on vacation and looking for a relaxed environment with lots to do. The whole team would like to wish you a wonderful end of summer and an even better fall. Hopefully we get to host you again soon! - James
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Mikeflyfishing wrote a review Jul. 2019
9 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in 1 bedroom cottage for 5 days. Actually hated to leave. It felt like our home. Great location to Cabot Trail. Beautiful view of Whycocomagh Bay. Renie very helpful in providing information and how could you not like Hank, Renie’s lab. Eat at Charlene’s. Best seafood chowder I’ve ever eaten.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Aug. 28, 2019
Hello Mike I am confident Renie and Hank were also sad to see you leave, we just wanted to let you know we carefully read each review of our accommodations and your words really mean a lot to the whole team. We also could not agree more, Charlene's is simply the best, and only a few minutes drive away, so we send a lot of our guests her way. We hope to see you again, try booking with us in the off season for greatly reduced rates. All the best! - James
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Gerry A wrote a review Jul. 2019
60 contributions7 helpful votes
such a amazing place .we had lower cabin sleeps 5-6 and everything including bbq, all pots pans dishes it is self contained with a beautiful view of bay to ocean.all you need to do is cook and clean up would go back but stay longer just a few km from Cabot trail.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Aug. 28, 2019
Hi Gerry Thank you very much for your review. You pretty much nailed all the key essentials we offer to our guests from amenities to proximity to the Cabot Trail. The whole team is very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again. Thanks - James
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KET wrote a review Jul. 2019
Dallas, Texas46 contributions32 helpful votes
When you drive into the gates of this property, you are immediately impressed with it. However, the interior of the rooms is another story. We spent 2.5 weeks all over the Canadian Martimes and this was our last stop. It was by far the worst bed we had the entire trip. It was like sleeping in a hammock as the mattress was very old and had given out in the middle. Our bathroom, upon arrival, had used washcloths hanging in the shower, which was off putting. Our arrival was late (Note, you HAVE to let them know you are arriving after 8pm) and the reception was hurried with little instructions - we didn't even understand how our room worked! No breakfast or food of any kind on the property - which to their credit, there is a bakery five minutes walking...we didn't bother to tell
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jul. 8, 2019
Hi KETB! As you can imagine when we read the subject of your review we are concerned and want to take measures to ensure the bed issue is addressed. If you could give us a call or email info@kelticquay.com we would like to know the exact bed that had issues and get it replaced ASAP. We are of course very pleased you liked the grounds and the other items you had mentioned like the washcloths and check in will also be reviewed with the team. The quality of your stay is of the utmost importance and we hope when you return you consider giving us another chance to host you. We hope you had a safe journey home and again we welcome a call or email so we can make things as good as possible for any future stays.
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travlinmom1429 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Los Angeles, California143 contributions114 helpful votes
We stayed three nights at Keltic Quay. It’s like staying at a family compound, rather than a lodge. The owner is so friendly. She introduces you to her dog Hank and her eagle friend, Harry. The rooms may not be five star compared to a Four Seasons, as they are a bit dated, but they are perfect for families. We stayed in the Wycocomagh Suite, plus had one smaller room. The beds are comfy, the bathroom is big, the kitchen is complete, plus there is a bbq to use. The grocery store is a short distance away. We loved having a big table to play games. If you are from the US, you get the Boston TV feed. Unfortunately, it was a little too chilly and windy for us to enjoy the lake, but it looks like kayaking and boating would be really fun. We also didn’t use the game room, but it has
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jul. 8, 2019
Hello Travlin Mom! We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for your 5 star review. We really appreciated your detailed comments on what made our cottages and lodge a good fit for you and your family. Very nice to hear that Renie, Hank and Harry all met with your approval and we will see what we can do about updating the rooms, if you have any suggestions on that front we would love to hear them at info@kelticquay.com, don't worry we thrive on suggestions from our customers. It was also very kind of you to highlight the area and the proximity to some pretty awesome destinations, folks who read these reviews do not often realize just how central we are to a TON of fun and beautiful places. Hopefully we see you again when the weather is warmer so you can try out the lake. Wishing you and your family all the best - James
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valentcia wrote a review Jun. 2019
York, United Kingdom14 contributions35 helpful votes
Best place we stayed in the whole of our recent Nova Scotia tour. Renie the manager here makes you very welcome and she is personable, professional and takes a real interest that you are relaxed and comfortable with your stay. Worth paying the extra few bucks to stay in a lovely place like this.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jul. 8, 2019
Hello Clever Fella! Thanks for your review of our cottages, that is quite the compliment to say we are the best place you stayed on the tour. We will have to quote you on that :) It also means the world to us that you experienced how much Renie, Hank and the whole team care about our guests and the quality of their stay. We truly hope to see you back this way again. Until then we are wishing you a beautiful summer! - James
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Ann P wrote a review Jun. 2019
Toronto, Canada68 contributions56 helpful votes
Immaculate cottages, well maintained and spotless. We had everything we needed to feel right at home for our 4 night visit. The grounds are so well groomed. The cottages all face the lake. It’s so pleasant to just sit on the deck and take in the views. You couldn’t get a more central location to visit Cape Breton Island. Thank you Renie for making the 4 of us feel so welcome!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jul. 8, 2019
Hello Ann We wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for your superb review. Knowing you stayed with us for 4 nights is also helps because you real get to understand how nice it is to arrive back at Keltic Quay after a day of exploring our beautiful island. Renie, Hank and the whole team is wishing you a wonderful evening and we hope we get to see you again soon! - James
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maritimeexplorer wrote a review Mar. 2019
Nova Scotia, Canada3782 contributions1170 helpful votes
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I live in Nova Scotia and although it's a beautiful place in summer and fall, it can be very daunting in winter. This winter in particular has been very cold with little snow in the area where I live, so I decided it was time to get out and find some snow. In Nova Scotia that means going to Cape Breton where there is usually an abundance. Keltic Quay has a beautiful location right on the shores of the Bras D'Or Lakes which in February means a frozen expanse upon which you can skate, snowshoe, ice fish or if there's a recent snowfall, cross country ski. You can also watch the eagles that regularly hang out on the ice not far from the lodge. Another very popular activity is snowmobiling with the Cape Clear trails giving access to hundreds of kilometres of Cape Breton
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded Jul. 8, 2019
Hello Maritime Explorer Wow, what a beautifully written review. You must do this stuff for a living because we would love to quote you on all the wonderful things you said about us and the area. It is our hope you also get to visit us during the on season and hopefully you are just as satisfied with the experience. The whole team works very hard to ensure you have everything you need and when we get feedback like this it makes it all worth while. Wishing you a wonderful day. - James
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PRICE RANGE
US$179 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandWhycocomagh
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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