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Vespers by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What can I say wow oh wow oh wow - this old monastery looking out over the ocean. Lucky us we were the only ones staying the night. Inside is unbelievable - lots of old furniture and we ate our breakfast off Royal Albert dinnerware. The brekky was absolutely delicious with cereal fruit yogurt juice and Joyce cooked us some...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We are loving our three-day stay here. It is so cozy. It sits right on the North Atlantic so the views are lovely. Our hostess, Joyce, is so accommodating and gracious. Breakfast is ample and tasty. A fireplace in the room is a wonderful bonus and it takes off the chill. Our room is beautifully appointed and we love sitting...

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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Most of my friends stayed in contemporary hotels in Sydney but coming from Ontario, I wanted to stay somewhere with an east coast feel. It was the best decision I made on this trip! I stayed in the Aberdeen #2 with a beautiful view of the ocean and slept very well. The homemade breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. Joyce was...

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Calgary
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We spent three great nights at this gem of a bed and breakfast. The manager Joyce took very good care of us. We had wonderful breakfasts using real China. This B&B was a convent at one time, the rooms are so tastefully done. We stayed in the Donkin room, the rooms are named after the mines that were in the...

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Lewiston, Maine
Reviewed 8 September 2015

It wasn't easy to find Vespers, but we saved the map of Glace Bay that Joyce gave us for future reference. We were in the Donkin Room which had a private bath outside of the room. It was on the third floor and a bit warm, but cooled down by the time we went to bed. The view from the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a very large b&b converted from a convent, almost at the edge of the ocean, in a depressed (ex-mining) town. The conversion is brilliant, the rooms spacious and interestingly decorated. Our large 2d-floor bedroom let us on to a deck that afforded fabulous views. The breakfast was good. The only thing I didn't like was the shower, which...

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Orange
Reviewed 1 July 2015

In this very remote corner of the world, this is a romantic and comfortable fantasy spot to stay. The house is an old convent right on the edge of a cliff with the most magnificent view of the ocean. It has been lovingly and beautifully restored. Each room is named for a now-closed coal mine in the area, and you...

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Gladwin, Michigan
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I gave it four stars but note that I rarely give a full five stars. A wonder place to stay. All of the other comments by others about rooms, views, and breakfast are absolutely true. The host, Joyce, is great. We stayed in the Gardener Mine room on the third floor. Great view but no veranda. The shower in our...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at vespers and Glacé Bay. Joyce was a welcoming and generous host. The house is wonderful, full of history and beautifully restored. Fantastic coffee and breakfast. Excellent value.

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Dartmouth
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were delighted to spend 2 nights at this wonderful place. The Vespers gives you a Whole experience - beautiful decor, comfortable room, delicious food, incredible view. Joyce was an exceptional hostess and cook, and she knows a lot about the area. I hated to leave.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Vespers by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Address: 17 Eleventh St, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 4M3, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Glace Bay
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Vespers By The Sea b&b
Vespers By The Sea Hotel Glace Bay
Vespers By The Sea Bed And Breakfast Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
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“The Lingan room had a door to the balcony and the view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Z6917AFsusans, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The Aberdeen Room has amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles Relaxandtravel200, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you have an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Alasdair_12, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Best to get a room on the second floor, if for no other reason, it is one less 12 foot story to carry your luggage up a narrow staircase. Some rooms have balconies with ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles RonB947, 22 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Go for one of the rooms have direct access to the decks, great for taking advantage of the ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles BlairD287, 11 Aug 2013 | Read review
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