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Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pictou
Certificate of Excellence
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64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A destination in itself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

We decided at the last minute to visit Nova Scotia and spend a night in Pictou. I found this place on the internet and was delighted with it when we put our key in the lock. This place has many amenities, including a heated outdoor pool plus a private beach. There is a life-sized checker board and activities for kids, too, making it a destination in itself. The restaurant was too pricey for us, and did not really appear to be suitable for my bunch of kids, but the girl at reception was kind enough to point me to the perfect place for us to have supper. I was also able to enjoy a beer and watch the kids while they scavenged the beach for souvenir seashells. I would definitely, definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nancy Lynn H
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

This place is a gem. Very beautiful location. Nice small beach for beach combing, pond for paddling, warm swimming pool that the kids loved and Adirondack chairs for relaxing.

The lodge for meals is gorgeous - old log building with a soaring ceiling and lots of atmosphere. Nice food, including a kids menu. Warm service.

Also neat to see photos of the Condoleeza Rice and Peter MacKay visit of 2006.

We stayed in the executive chalets. New, nicely decorated. Only comment is that the lower units suffer from hearing footsteps in the unit above. Hence, recommend the 3 bedroom units in the top floor.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WaileaPalms
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North Bay, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

There are many cabins some with kitchen facilities, 1-3 bedroom facilities, very clean, excellent cuisine, an outdoor swimming pool. All the staff were very pleasant & helpful!
The hall was easily able to accomodate 130-140 people & very attractive with beautiful beams in the vaulted ceiling. The room was airconditioned & had a large deck attached to the hall. The main lodge was log as were most of the rooms which were also airconditioned.
The view was tremendous, as we were directly on the ocean. The lodge is situated app 1 1/2 hrs from Halifax with beautiful highways. The last km is on a well-maintained dirt road.
We plan to return as we enjoyed our stay and it has close access to the ferry to Prince Edward Island.

Room Tip: not all cabins are on the ocean so specify if you wish to be oceanside,also some cabins have barbec...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mijolebel
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Princeton
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97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Lots of places may claim to be Oceanside but Pictou Lodge really is just steps away. That alone makes it desirable but there's much more to love about this 85-year old lodge. Many activities, from canoeing, paddle boating, putting, or volleyball, to bocci ball, horseshoes and biking are free. Most amazing of all is that despite a kitchen fire less than two months ago, the dining room continues to serve tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners, while hosting a number of weddings during the summer. The pleasant town of Pictou boasts a revamped waterfront but you might not want--or need--to leave the property.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MollyMe
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

We booked an executive chalet and it was really nice particularly as it was over looking the water. Very peaceful with a small private beach. The restaurant kitchen was badly damaged in a fire 3 weeks ago and they are using a mobile kitchen with a limited menu. We tried it out and had to wait over hour and a half for 2 kids meals, a plate of mussels and a salmon dish. The waitress completely avoided answering my question about when the food arrive. When it did it proved to be not very good adding more insult to injury as it was very pricey. Whilst they did not charge us for the food we didn't eat it was small compensation. Perhaps try it when the kitchen is up and ready but be prepared for big prices and small portions.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JOA_10
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PLBR, General Manager at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 12 August 2011
Thank you for your comments. We are working diligently during this trying time for the Lodge to alleviate any concerns from our valued guests. Our kitchen rebuild and planning is moving along very well. The Management and Staff would like to thank all of our guest for the understanding and concern shown by our guests daily. We truly are blessed to have such wonderful people visiting us here at Pictou Lodge.
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Dorchester, MA
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

The room was clean and ok but not as nice as I expected. Nice location on the water with some recreational facilities. Nice service in recommending a local restaurant that was exactly what we were looking for.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FentonB
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Pictou, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

One the weekend of July 29-31st we stayed at the Lodge as we prepared for our son's wedding. Many members of both families and friends stayed that weekend as well. Aside from some restrictions arising from their recent kitchen fire, everything went extremely well. The staff went out of their way to assist with the wedding and served a fantastic meal in the evening of the 30th at the reception. Now, we didn't get the beach-front wedding that the bride and groom wanted because it rained, but the Lodge did everything they could to help us when we had to change our plans. The accommodations were first class; room service was timely and professional; and the food and service wonderful. Thanks to all for a truly wonderful weekend wedding.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brianie370z
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Additional Information about Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

Property: Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort
Address: 172 Lodge Road | PO Box 1539, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Pictou
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pictou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nova Scotia Beach Resort - Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort Atlantic Canada Premier Vacation DestinationPictou Lodge Resort, Nova Scotia is just minutes from both Pictou, home of the Ship Hector, and the PEI ferry. Our Nova Scotia oceanside resort features log cottages, private beaches and natural family recreation activities. Experience renowned Taste of Nova Scotia seafood dining and a famous Sunday brunch in our fireside dining room and Oceanview Lounge. ... more   less 
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