Lane's Privateer Inn

Lane's Privateer Inn

27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0 Canada
Behind the toilet was gross and dirty
Traveller (81)
The tub was lined with scum …hasn’t been cleaned for a long time !
Room & Suite (28)
Irish music was a bonus whilst having dinner
Dining (20)

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#2 of 2 hotels in Liverpool
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Situated on the beautiful Mersey River in the heart of Liverpool, this lovely inn was built in 1798. Originally a privateer captain's mansion, it has been operated as a hotel since 1962. Lane's offers up-to-date hotel amenities mixed with the traditional warmth and charm of a small inn. Renowned Taste of Nova Scotia restaurant & stone patio. Bookstore cafe offers local pottery, gifts & espresso bar. 23 individually appointed guest rooms, all with private bath. Suites and art gallery guest rooms feature local artwork. Perfect spot for weddings or corporate retreats. Meeting rooms and off premises catering. Restaurant features seafood, steak, bakery and vegetarian selections. Extensive wine and cocktail list. Beautiful grounds with boat launch. Located downtown on the Mersey River. Walk to the Fort Point Lighthouse and enjoy one of our Lighthouse Picnics.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Aerobics offsite
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun terrace
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Nhiker wrote a review May 2022
ks632 contributions226 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Right at the mouth of the Mersey River, Lane's Privateer Hotel captures the atmosphere of this charming town. Rooms are large and comfortable. The restaurant serves good food, and it is a short walk to Main Steet, the ligjthouse, the Hank Sniw Museum.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hardy N wrote a review Nov 2022
Nova Scotia, Canada42 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is perfect within Liverpool. The ground floor rooms are easily accessible if you have difficulty climbing stairs. No problems with WiFi but the tv did not connect to the router. Front desk staff came to our room to try and reconnect the tv box but were unsuccessful. There was no followup from staff. The room was clean. The doors are made of solid wood and are a bit difficult to open and close, probably due to age and the wood swelling from humidity/rain (entrance to our room is not from within the Inn). Water was instantly hot in the shower. Restaurant and bar on site. During our stay we discovered, that for the most part there is no one at the front desk, if you have any difficulties, find staff at the bar and they can find someone to help you. There is an emergency number you can call after hours. Other than that, skip phoning the front desk and head straight to the bar for assistance. There are many business that are understaffed and Lane's is no exception, all you can do is be patient. In the summer there may be more staff available in the office.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If your room is next to the bar you'll hear the band playing on a Friday or Saturday night...
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Paula G wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent the night of 8-4-22 at this motel. We were impressed at how clean and comfortable it was. There was a comfortable bed and nice pillows. A hearty breakfast was provided for motel guests even though their restaurant was closed to the public for breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tancooker wrote a review Feb 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so looking forward to a night away and, having stayed here a few years ago, we were eager to return.
We enjoyed a meal at the Inn's restaurant although it was surprising that the restaurant and everything else in the Inn was being run by one young man.
Our room was not clean. The sheets and pillows looked as if they had not been changed after the previous guest, especially since there were spots of blood on the sheet. Only one of us was able to take a shower because the bathtub filled with water and would not drain. This was the case with the sink as well.
We did not call the front desk since the young man running the entire place, including the desk, was busy serving people in the restaurant.
We will not return to the Lane's Privateer Inn.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CaryMaddie H wrote a review Jul 2021
Windsor, Canada37 contributions14 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice cook, very informative he was.
Food average for price
Rooms were not clean, dated, but bright.
Bed was comfy, but stains on carpet
Mixed up our reservations completely, and dont match picture on website, not sure where those rooms were.
Nice decor
Took an extra $500 off my debit card, over rom charge, no notification of that.
Sorry to be so negative as liverpool is wonderful, but i was disappointed here.
No breakfast available so went to whitepoint for breakfast....
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Holly B wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the first time we have visited lanes during our visit to Liverpool and we absolutely adored this place! Our server Rikka was very nice and a delight to speak with. The food was fresh and it came out so fast. During the short walk from the front door to the dining area 3 Stagg members asked of I needed help! Wow. It's a beautiful spot on the mersey River and after we ate we took a little stroll along the waters edge. Liverpool is a beautiful little town and lanes privateer is a lovely spot that will now make a part of out regular visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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InfinityZero wrote a review Jan 2022
Bedford, Canada51 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in Liverpool to meet with the owner of a lobster boat and do some art based on it. I was standing in their bookstore waiting for a text to confirm a meeting place, when I dropped my phone and broke it! The man working the front desk heard what happened and saw me frantic. Offered to let me use my SIM card in his phone for the day! Ultimately my SIM wasn't compatible so he went online to find the person I was supposed to be meeting with, contacted her on Facebook, and arranged the meeting place for me. In other words, when my plans were about to be totally derailed, the front desk guy saved the situation and didn't hesitate to offer to lend me his phone or do whatever else needed to help me. That was great :) I don't remember the man's name but if I find out I'll be sure to edit this review.

I only stayed one night, but found the rooms very cozy/clean, the bed comfortable, and a more unique atmosphere compared to the chain hotels. My only wish is that I'd gotten a chance to look at more books in their store before I broke my phone, haha. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Anchorhome wrote a review May 2022
Nova Scotia, Canada120 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Lane's for one night. Good email response time and easy to book. The Inn is "dated" and quite a maze of hallways, rooms, and additions. The room was a basic 2 standard beds, micro, and fridge. Clean and in need of TLC. We reserved for dinner but no need we were it for a Friday night. The food and service were good and I did enjoy the peace and quiet of an empty dining room...live entertainment every alternate Friday. The traffic noice was noticeable all night although we were at the back of the property. Coffee machine is provided in the room. NO breakfast service in the morning! You're on your own. The Bakery and Cafe are part of the Inn but do not open until 11:00am! I do wish that we had been told of these nuances ahead of time. For $110 we got our money's worth. Would I come back, ????
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tes W wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Took a friend out for dinner and had heard good things about this place. First impressions where small nice dining room, cozy's! Greeted by a upbeat and friendly server.
All I have to say is we where luck to get her as a server! The other serve walking around the room seemed very short with her guest! Other tables where shaking there heads after she left table! She seemed like she did not want to be there.

The food was good I had a burger which was home made which was nice and others at the table had fish and chips which the batter did not even stick to the fish so it came out with batter falling off and you where left with a piece of fish that had no taste! Fries where the frozen ones so they where ok

Will try other places before returning here
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Cynthia wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very disappointed with our stay here. The carpets were dirty, the furniture old and chipped, and the wallpaper peeling in our room. The beds were very lumpy. The hotel itself was dark and dismal. Such a shame as it has potential to be a great place if they put some money into it. Definitely did not deserve a four out of five rating.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I wouldn’t recommend this place.
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PRICE RANGE
C$115 - C$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lanes privateer hotel
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLiverpool
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lane's Privateer Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lane's Privateer Inn?
Nearby attractions include Shore Thing Studio and Emporium (0.4 km), Hank Snow Home Town Museum (0.4 km), and Astor Theatre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lane's Privateer Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lane's Privateer Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lane's Privateer Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lane's Privateer Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lane's Privateer Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paul's German Cafe Bistro Restaurant, Liverpool Pizzeria, and Lane's Privateer Inn.
Is Lane's Privateer Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Liverpool.
Are pets allowed at Lane's Privateer Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lane's Privateer Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Lane's Privateer Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Liverpool (1.0 km).
Does Lane's Privateer Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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