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All reviews cape view mavillette beach across the road beautiful beach nova scotia great place to stay minute walk his wife homemade muffins comfortable beds beautiful place excellent value corner room adirondack chairs great breakfast view of the ocean nice view
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Comfortable room with an incredible view. Sand beach, nice surf just a walk away. There is a restaurant just down the hill. Breakfast was continental and the coffee was good. Staff was helpful and cheerful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room ,not a cottage if you want the view.
Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
Thank annrH4398EF
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

While the location and facilities were great, one major beef tainted the experience, truly:

It is still head-shaking that the staff made *zero mention* of the fact that swimming in Mavillette Beach (99% of the reason people visit this place) was off-limits due to excessive bacterial count.

Very poor business practice to not make sure one of the *first things* told to guests upon check-in was a warning not to swim in the waters of the adjacent beach. It was never mentioned at any point leading up to or during out stay.
Super bad form to assume or hope that guests have picked up a community paper and read the news, or to just let them wander down to the beach and, if they're lucky, catch their eyes upon the little white warning sign.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Twa T
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Russell W, Owner at Cape View Motel and Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Our guests come here for way more than ocean swimming ( actually, probably less than 5% even get there feet wet ).
So the part of your stay that we control is fine but the thing MOTHER NATURE has full control of is our Fault ??
The Dept. of Natural Resources is responsible for notifying the public of any danger and if they deem a little white sign to be fine then take it up with them!
Most avid beach goers did not change their plans, including all the local surfers, sun bathers and walkers !!

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Alas, we were only here for one night but I have to admit to have been overwhelmed by the experience. Stunning location. Really fabulous Host with great wit! Sunset over the beach is to die for & I watched the starry sky through our windows at night.

Room Tip: Room 9 is a corner room with a fab view
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Reserved our room three weeks ago. Not knowing where Cape View was located, we were pleasantly surprised to see our view of the bay. Older place but very clean and the owner is very friendly. Restaurant and the beach are within a short walk. Would stay again.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Susan C
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Russell W, Owner at Cape View Motel and Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks Susan, we're glad you were happy!

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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I have travelled extensively and even have my own resort with cottage rentals. In my 34 plus years of being in businesses I have never met more accommodating people than Russ and Carol. From the moment you arrive the welcome mat goes out and it stays out. This place has EVERYTHING and I suspect if you asked for something they didn’t have they would run out and get it for you. I read some pretty nasty reviews and shame on trip advisor for even posting them. It’s obvious the guests were at fault and the customer isn’t always right. Sometimes they are just plain rude and arrogant. I appreciate the strictness of the non smoking and any other policies in place here as the owners certainly have the right to protect their investment. We are dreading leaving here for home in Ontario but know we will return. And not just for 5 nights but 5 weeks would be perfect. Tip for would be quests- call direct and speak to Russ when making your reservations- he is not some computer generated reservation service but will provide a personal touch that will not just save you money but time and aggravation with the Booking Giants like Expedia and Booking.com. It’s worth the extra dollars no matter what. You will not be disappointed.
We have 3 more nights and are going to savour every moment.
To the folks who gave this beautiful place and the lovely folks who run it a bad review
Shame on you!

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank kimberlyp719
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Russell W, Owner at Cape View Motel and Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, it was awesome meeting you!
We just do not put up with anyone ruining our other guests stay, its not fair! (Even though we know it will be posted on this site that they are not happy)
We hope your trip home was great and we look forward to seeing you again one day!

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