(the final Nova Scotia post)
Sea Kindly, Merigomish—Our first experience with B&Bs in Nova Scotia was a great one… after following a twisty road to a house on the water, we were greeted by our host offering to help us carry in our luggage and ply us with hot tea. We had already eaten dinner in Truro, so we stayed eating coffee cake and chatting with the other couple staying there (from VA!) and our hosts.
Our room (and bathroom) were spacious and tastefully decorated. When we mentioned our love of waterfalls, Debbie gave us a map to a private waterfall with an easy hike nearby. Oh yeah, and I had my first experience with both blood sausage and local blueberry juice—different and good.
The Inlet B&B, Dingwall—This place is certainly out of the way of many travelers, but for those visiting Cape Breton, it’s a great location with a tasty breakfast to match. We stayed in the actual house, so our room was just off the kitchen, with easy access to breakfast. The setting here is very quiet and our hosts were friendly and full of great stories.
Birchill B&B, Liscomb—We completely underestimated the drive that would get us here, so when we arrived at 8pm, all I really wanted was to just get out of the stupid car. When the hosts offered us homemade brew and a couch to hang out on upstairs, I felt instantly rejuvenated. These B&B owners are younger than other places we’ve been to and as such, it felt like we were hanging out with friends, not our parents (not that we don’t like hanging out with our parents, mind you).
Our large room was very private and quiet with it’s own entrance and a private bath down the hall. Plus, free wireless and a tasty breakfast!
Four Points by Sheraton, Halifax—We tried to find a B&B in Halifax, but they were booked up by the time we started reserving our rooms. We switched hotel choices twice because nothing was that close to the university where all of Eric’s conference would be. We decided to stay here because it’s a block from the water with lots of restaurants nearby (so I would be close to everything) and I just drove Eric to and from the conference each day.
We were given a 6th floor room which supposedly came with a free breakfast but thankfully we booked a room/breakfast package, because the 6th floor offerings were spotty at best. Our package really only got us a $20 credit at their restaurant (not a complimentary breakfast as advertised). More about Niche here. The hotel room itself was fine, the bed was very comfortable and the tolietries were above average (they even embossed our toliet paper). Our room overlooked a courtyard with painted buildings made to look realistic, but alas, no water view at this hotel.
We never had trouble finding a parking spot in the adjacent garage, either… which is good considering the $17 per night fee. If this hotel was cheaper, it would come highly recommended by me.