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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Recommended on a blog and was a little hard to find, but well worth the effort.
A picturesque setting overlooking the water with well appointed rooms and facilities.
Would be great to come back to in the summer and might just plan that the next time.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Hello

Thank you so much for your review, we are super pleased you liked the rooms and facilities. We are definitely a little bit hidden off the main highway but we like to think it adds to our charm, perhaps more signage would be helpful? Do you recall which blog you heard about us from? We really look forward to seeing in the warm summer weather. Wishing you a great day.

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Reviewed October 17, 2019

Located right on the lake shore the views are amazing and the small town of Whycocomagh is within easy walking distance. Our (upstairs) apartment was well equipped, warm and comfortable and although one bed roomed there were two double beds. The kitchen was well equipped but there was no extractor for cooking fumes and the simple task of making toast was enough to set the smoke alarm off and for some reason there are two door leading onto the outside deck/balcony one of which has a strong spring to keep it closed, so cannot be left open for ventilation. Whilst on the subject of the balcony, the views are outstanding and there are seats and a BBQ, would have spent much more time there if the weather was warmer but we did enjoy seeing the onsite Labrador playing in the water as well as all the birds. The lounge area was comfortable and the TV had more than enough channels. The bathroom was fine, with a bath and shower (over) and plenty of hot water.

An observation to those with small children, the top of the stairs leading to the apartment is open and could be a hazard.

There is a very nice "club house" with comfortable seating and games, also there is a bar which sadly is no longer in use but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and socialise. There is a very good seafood restaurant nearby which was so good we didn't try any others.

Despite the minor negatives above we would defiantly stay there again, maybe a ground floor apartment though, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone venturing to the wonderful Cape Breton who would enjoy a peaceful setting with outstanding views.

Date of stay: September 2019
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JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Hi there

Thank you so much for this very detailed review of your stay. While we hope everyone has a "perfect" stay we know that is not always going to be the case. Your provided us with some great suggestions of adjustments we could make to improve the experience even further and we are going to share those among the team to see what we can do. We do have gates for the upstairs suites but we only mention it when our guests have small children.

It pleases us greatly that you did have a lot of positives, the views, Hank the dog, and the club house are all attributes we are very proud of. We would like to wish you a wonderful day and we greatly look forward to serving you again.

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Reviewed September 28, 2019

If you are going to Cape Breton and don’t stay here, you are missing one of the greatest joys of Nova Scotia. From Hank the dog to the eagle and osprey nests, this place is everything you could want and more in a lodge

Date of stay: June 2019
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JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Hi John

Well we could not ask for more then your super kind review. We agree, lol, YOU MUST STAY HERE!!!! Marking sure our guests have everything they need is a top priority and it is the highest honor to hear we succeeded in that for your stay. We hope to see you again soon, have a great day!

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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Our extended family of grandparents, children and grandchildren rented three units for five nights. From there we toured Cape Breton, our first visit. The units provided us with all of our needs. Having laundry facilities in each unit was most helpful as was the convenience of a kitchen for meals. The other amenities were well used by our family: kayaks and paddle boards on the lake, pool table, shuffle board and cribbage board in the main Lodge, the fire pit and Hank, the Quay's dog. Thanks Rennie for your and your staffs' hospitality.

Room tip: The units all have lake views.
Date of stay: August 2019
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JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

Hi Norma

Well you just about hit on every single great thing that we do. We're so pleased that your whole family could stay with us and explore Cape Breton. We really do our best to cater to families, especially those on vacation and looking for a relaxed environment with lots to do. The whole team would like to wish you a wonderful end of summer and an even better fall. Hopefully we get to host you again soon!

- James

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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in 1 bedroom cottage for 5 days. Actually hated to leave. It felt like our home. Great location to Cabot Trail. Beautiful view of Whycocomagh Bay. Renie very helpful in providing information and how could you not like Hank, Renie’s lab. Eat at Charlene’s. Best seafood chowder I’ve ever eaten.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

Hello Mike

I am confident Renie and Hank were also sad to see you leave, we just wanted to let you know we carefully read each review of our accommodations and your words really mean a lot to the whole team. We also could not agree more, Charlene's is simply the best, and only a few minutes drive away, so we send a lot of our guests her way. We hope to see you again, try booking with us in the off season for greatly reduced rates. All the best!

- James

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