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The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages

802 Dingwall Road P.O. Box 47, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0 Canada
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#1 of 2 hotels in Dingwall

The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Dingwall, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the resort.

The property also boasts free breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to The Markland Coastal Hotel, free parking is available.

Travellers looking for cafes can head to Danena's Bakery & Bistro.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out St. Paul South West Lighthouse (0.8 km) or St Joseph Church (1.5 km), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Dingwall!

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Licorice1969 wrote a review Oct. 18
London, Canada125 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night as the mid-point stop on our 2-day Cape Breton Island tour. Although it was mid-October, so past the high tourist season, the weather was still fairly nice and the view of the grassy field down to the ocean was beautiful. We checked in around 5pm and had made dinner reservations at their restaurant for 6:45, so we unwound after a day of driving, got settled in to the cabin, and then made our way to the main building. The meal was delicious, and there was a gentleman in the lobby playing traditional folk music on guitar (he even took requests). It was charming, and relaxing! We stayed in the 2BR Deluxe cabin (1 King room on either end with a kitchen/pull-out sofa room in between). The accommodations were quaint and cozy, the only thing that might've been better was if these rooms were actually adjoining with doors between them - we had to go out the patio door of our own room and enter the 'common' room through its patio door - but that wasn't a big deal. We were 2 couples, so we enjoyed the common space for playing cards and having a few drinks, and then each retired to our own room. In the morning, the included continental buffet breakfast was the best I've ever had! All home baked - scones (plain and cheese/bacon), bread, oat cakes, granola, yogurt, cereal and a delicious frittata ... and some of the best coffee I've had in recent memory. We were all sad we were only spending one night, and hope to return sometime with more time to spend on Cape Breton Island, and at this lovely, scenic location!
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Date of stay: October 2021
BearAboutTown wrote a review Oct. 3
Montreal, Canada30 contributions
My partner and I just spent an incredible week at the Markland, which served as an ideal home base for exploring Cape Breton Highlands National Park. We had reserved a table at the restaurant for our first night, but ended up delayed by about an hour (so we would arrive after the restaurant had closed). I called the front desk and they took our order and had a meal prepared for us to take back to our room upon arrival. A preview of the kind and really exceptional service. We stayed in a 1-bedroom cottage (Cottage 8) and were thoroughly pleased. The setting is intoxicating with apple trees and clumps of wild roses opening up to views of the mountains and sea. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the waves from our cottage! The cottage itself managed to convey the exact rustic and pared back atmosphere I was craving for my vacation without sacrificing design or comfort. Luxurious, top range linens, towels, curtains, and furnishings complimented the rustic cabin and wild setting marvelously. The kitchen was minimal but had everything we needed to heat up dinner on several nights of our stay. Now it seems I have buried the lead, but I must mention the INCLUDED BREAKFAST! This was truly the stand-out feature of our stay. When I made the reservation it seemed like a quaint additional perk but in truth it was one of the highlights of our trip. So many options, all homemade, changing and updated throughout our stay... My favourites were the scones, always a sweet and a savoury option, always, again, homemade! There were also Cape Breton oatcakes, several varieties of muffin, a spinach frittata, hard boiled eggs, an assortment of fruits, fresh-baked bread for toasting, and a selection of teas, juices, and coffee. Without exaggerating, it was essentially the breakfast I would go out in search of at a bakery in a large city while travelling abroad--and it was included, every day! True, it is a "continental breakfast" but I would take it any day over a buffet of scrambled eggs made from a powder and microwaved bacon. Honestly, this breakfast spoiled me and I will now try to find cottages with included homemade breakfast for all future holidays! We only ate at the restaurant on one night but were impressed. The Tidal Bay white wine from Nova Scotia on offer was delicious and went perfectly with our meal. We ordered the specials, which started off with an appropriately autumnal mushroom cream soup. Apparently there had been a Mako shark in the bycatch of some local fishermen, and we ordered it not knowing what to expect. Cooked in a garlic butter it resembled a flavourful and not at all fishy, and very very tender cut of chicken! We loved our meal and the service was again warm and accommodating. We will have to come back some time for the mussels and the cheesecake as we have heard good things about both. The beach was lovely, especially around sunset when the sky would turn vibrant shades of pink and orange. Walking on the beach, I saw several bald eagles, northern gannets, terns, piping plovers, and obviously many types of gull. I was very sad to turn in my key at the end of my stay and I hope to be back soon. Wherever I travel next, the Markland has upped my criteria for my next cottage rental!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Jennifer P wrote a review Oct. 1
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We were informed of this lovely place by a waitress in a Halifax restaurant, and we couldn’t have been more Impressed. We were told not to bother booking a cottage with a kitchen, as the food is so spectacular you won’t want to cook your own meals! She was right. The restaurant food was fabulous, as was the breakfast the next morning. As a gluten-free person, continental breakfasts are not normally that great as there are few options. This place makes their own GF bread, and it was probably some of the best I have had. Staff were nothing short of fantastic. Friendly, easy Check-in too. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and welcoming. Will absolutely return again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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corinascot wrote a review Sep. 2021
Ohio312 contributions117 helpful votes
We spent 2 weeks in the Maritimes and the Markland was our favorite stay (2 nights.) We were in a one bedroom regular cottage. It was very nice and comfortable. They even had a regular sized drip coffee maker and an electric kettle. The view was lovely. The included breakfasts at the Markland were far and away the best of our trip.Many choices of homemade breakfast bread and pastries, quiche, oatmeal, fruit....so many choices! And we had dinner there one night and wish we'd booked for 2 nights. Both of us loved our meals. The staff was so friendly and helpful. And in the evenings, there was a singer guitarists in the lobby that we enjoyed both night. Just a wonderful place! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sandy B wrote a review Sep. 2021
169 contributions78 helpful votes
I wasn't sure what to expect when we reserved a cottage at this property. We decided to cancel our reservations at a larger hotel and try a type of accommodation that is a very different experience for us. We had friends recommend it to us, who described it as "rustic". I am happy to tell you that "rustic" in this case turned out to be absolutely charming! The setting of the property is beautiful and is in a perfect location for exploring the Cabot Trail. Our one bedroom cabin was spotless and spacious. It was decorated with so many cute touches. Curtains and throw pillows that added to it's charm. The bathroom was as expected in a cabin, but the towels were as you would find at a luxury hotel. My only wish is that there was a curtain or blind on the front door window of the cabin. Without one we felt very exposed once it became dark. We had dinner in the property's dining room and enjoyed every second of our evening. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. The mussels were the best that we had during our 12 day trip. After dinner we enjoyed a drink while listening to a talented local musician. The only small glitch in our perfect stay was that breakfast began too late for us to enjoy it. It would seem to me that in a place where people want to get up and enjoy the day breakfast would be served beginning at 7:00. But that certainly wasn't enough to ruin our stay! We were so glad that we took a chance staying at this wonderful place. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Book early so that you can have a water view!
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US$157 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Nearby attractions include St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse (1.0 km), White Point Hiking Trail (7.7 km), and Cabots Landing Provincial Park (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Danena's Bakery & Bistro, Angie's Family Restaurant, and Morrison's Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.