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“Sadly not what we had hoped for” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Driftwood Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Ingonish B&B and Inns
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“Sadly not what we had hoped for”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

We stayed at the Driftwood Lodge for a week in the course of a longer trip through Nova Scotia. On the upside, the Lodge sits in a great location on Cape Breton Island, with Ingonish Beach, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and many hiking opportunities conveniently close. It is also not too far away from Sydney and Louisburg and its National Historic Site. The Lodge itself sits on a beautiful piece of land right at the coast, there is only a small lawn, a cliff and the Atlantic. Makes for great views from the veranda...
Unfortunately, the appartments do not live up to the surroundings. While certainly spacy, they are also very old, rundown and in desperate need of refurbishment. Some of the kitchen equipment (such as the stove, the water cooker and the toaster) look like being put in there in the 70s. The place is also not too clean, we had to wash up all dishes and clean out the fridge before we felt like using them. All this would not have been so bad for us, if the appartement would not also have been extremely noisy. You can here almost every word of what each of your up to three neighbours is saying, let alone their walking around, closing doors etc. We did not sleep through one single night...
Given that for the same amount of money we stayed in considerably more comfortable accomodations on Nova Scotia, even the landlady's friendliness did not help enough to make us feel at home. Come our next time on Cape Breton we will certainly look for another place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Driftwood Lodge
Address: 36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ingonish
Number of rooms: 7
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Driftwood Lodge Ingonish, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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