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Inn on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fall River
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Chesapeake Beach
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33 reviews
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“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed 12 November 2011

We stayed here for a week in October. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, and had a homey feel. There were several different styles of rooms and suites, and although the decor was dated in many of the rooms, it was far more inviting than the Hilton or Holiday Inn in the area. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the grounds were well tended. There is a restaurant and a pub on the premises, with very good food and a warm atmosphere in both. I have stayed at the Hilton and Holiday Inn Express in the area, and my stay at the Inn on the Lake was by far the best experience. The only thing missing was an elevator.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Whitehouse, Texas
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Extremely helpful staff. A most convenient stop on the way to and from the airport. Good food available in both the restaurant and bar. Downside is that there is no elevator and if no one is available to help it can be an awfully hard climb

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2011

Recently completed our 3rd stay at Inn on the Lake. Love the convenience with rental car at the hotel, friendliness and helpfulness of staff, and dining options on site.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Cordele, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2011

This was a great place. The room had a nice electric fireplace and a wonderful two person (truly) jacuzzi tub. The service was good. The only thing negative is the lack of elevator. The staff were excellent and very friendly! The bed was great. The location is good...very close ot the airport but not next door so you don't hear airplanes all the time. I wouldn't stay in a regular room. Splurge and go for the jacuzzi and fireplace. IT made all the difference.

Room Tip: Get a lake front room for sure! and away from the highway!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Somerset UK
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

We stayed overnight in mid September after arriving from the UK as we did two years ago. The Inn is different to others near the airport as it has character, has spacious well furnished rooms, many rooms having a lake view (remember to ask), helpful and pleasant staff and excellent food in the smart pub and dining room. It is also very accessible to Halifax and Dartmouth. Well recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

Situated conveniently close to the airport and within a half-hour to downtown Halifax, the grounds provide a lovely view of the lake. We stayed at the Inn to attend an outdoor wedding on the premises, and enjoyed a spacious room complete with a/c and fireplace. We were disappointed with an extremely noisy shower with inconsistent pressure in the small, fan-less bathroom. Overall, I found the price exceeded the value.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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InnontheLakeOwner, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Dear Shannonlg

The Inn uses treated water from Lake Thomas. The system has been very reliable, unfortunately, it malfunctioned causing a lose in water pressure and vibration in the piping system the day you stayed with us. The problem was quickly corrected once it was brought our attention.

It is unfortunate that this incident tainted your otherwise pleasant visit to the Inn. You should have been offered our sincere apology and compensation - please contact me at your earliest convince so I can do so.
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Fall River, Canada
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

This inn is very quaint and the staff is very friendly and helpfull and the bed was very comfortable and I slept very well. The downside is that it is dated, the carpet in the room I was in ( ground floor ) was in need of an upgrade.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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InnontheLakeOwner, Owner at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review, 12 September 2011
Dear 5LoveIt
Thank you for the kind words regarding the Inn, the comfort of our beds and friendliness of our staff.
I am puzzled by your comments regarding our first floor rooms.
Immediately, after reading your review I and our head housekeeper inspected all first floor rooms. We found that no carpets were stained, worn, faded or tired. The same was true for draperies and furnishings. The bathrooms were clean; there was no mildew, cracked tiles, broken fixtures or wall textures in need of repair. The in-room double Jacuzzi tub appeared to be well maintained and in excellent working condition. The linens were replaced this spring. The only item in the room that could be upgrading was a late model large screen TV, which is scheduled to be replaced this fall with a wall mounted swivel flat screen model.
The Inn’s first floor rooms were recently renovated. The furnishings are from Simmons the carpets are from Crossley Carpet - they are listed as superior products by these established hotel suppliers. In both cases, we selected Queen Anne motif, patterns and colors to match the crown moldings, chair rails and baseboards of the rooms.
It is unfortunate that you did not contact us during your stay so we could have remedied the situation. We have other guest rooms that have a more contemporary motif that may have been more to your liking.
Should your travels bring you back to Halifax we would welcome the opportunity to match one of our rooms to your specific taste. For future reference you can view our various room selections on our web site.
Yours sincerely,
Ron Nelson
Innkeeper
Inn on the Lake
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Property: Inn on the Lake
Address: 3009 Highway 2, Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1J5, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Fall River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fall River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn on the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shuttle Bus to/from Halifax Airport. Outdoor Parking, In-room coffee/tea, Newspaper except Sunday. Use of recreation facilities. Lounge/Bar, and Cocktail lounge. Volt 110-120AC. Restaurant, VCR-request, Limited handicap facilities. Drugstore nearby, Credit union - nearby, Hairstylist, Liquor Commission, Supermarket Services, Fax service, Maid service, Secretarial service, Luggage hold, Multilingual Staff, Room service - 7AM-10PM, Traveler's check cashing Safety, In-room sprinkler system, In-room heat/smoke detector. ... more   less 
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