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Grand Narrows Hotel

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11 Derby Point Rd, Grand Narrows, Nova Scotia B1T 1E1 Canada See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Laundry Service
Babysitting
Breakfast included
Pool
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Our Family (12 in total ranging from the age of 2 to ...almost senior) chose the Grand Narrows Hotel for our trip and we all loved it. The Hotel had its heydays way back in the mid 1900's and has been a private home for...More

1  Thank Coriscos10
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This hotel is a hidden gem with a remarkable history and many eminent past guests. The idyllic setting is beautiful and serene, but centrally located, with many of Cape Breton's major attractions accessible within a maximum hour and a quarter drive. Rooms are clean and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We arrived when the staff were in town so found the nice note they left for us that said to make ourselves at home. We went for dinner and when we returned (around 8 pm) still there was no one at the desk or in...More

3  Thank rorewald
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A beautiful historic building in beautiful spot. Charming folk architecture in the original, restored with great care. Elaine and Terry are wonderful, knowledgeable, cordial hosts. Possibly the best front porch in all of Cape Breton to watch the sunset.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

After my daughter's wedding week in Halifax, my husband and I were looking for a quiet spot for some R&R and from which we could explore Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail. The Grand Narrow Hotel was perfect. After a rough time finding it in...More

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Standing prominently on the eastern shores of the Barra Strait on the Bras d'Or Lakes, this grand three storey structure (Second Empire) was built as an elegant 15 bedroom hotel in 1887. With large gathering More rooms, two full-length verandas, spacious bedrooms, and a grand winding staircase. It features the privacy and space of a hotel with the added touch of a friendly rural B&B. Our location on a large beachfront property ensures that guests can enjoy swimming in the clean, crystal waters of Bras d'Or, the largest and most beautiful salt-water lake in the world. Stroll down a quiet country road that hugs the shoreline where two natural marshes provide shelter to an abundance of birds and other wildlife. Watch the eagles soar overhead, and enjoy still summer evenings on the front veranda with breathtaking sunsets over the hills of Iona. The Barra Strait Marina and Wheelhouse Café are only a few steps away, which adds to the charm of Grand Narrows. The Grand Narrows Hotel B&B is conveniently located in Central Cape Breton, making it the ideal base for travelling to many of the island's destinations, such as the Highland Village Museum, The Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, numerous golf courses, and more. The Grand Narrows Hotel B&B was built to coincide with the new Inter-colonial Railway and accommodated passengers from both rail and ferry. The hotel's historic guest registers boast the names of many prosperous and distinguished people, including: Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Charles Tupper, U.S. Presidents Cleveland, Roosevelt and Taft, and many other leaders of industry. Our accommodations include four renovated rooms with private baths, three with queen bed and one with a double. The hotel still offers the same enchanting setting that it once did more than 100 years ago. Breakfast is included. Available for weddings, rehearsal parties, family reunions, and special events. Hotel guests included Alexander Graham Bell, King George VI, Sir Charles Tupper, Lord Stanley,Teddy Roosevelt, William H. Taft and Grover Cleveland and many others. Only 4hrs. from Halifax. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Babysitting
Laundry Service
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$75 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Grand Narrows
Hotel class
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$75 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Grand Narrows
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"All rooms are great but the two front ones on the second floor are tops."
Coriscos10
16 Aug 2018
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"Front rooms have fantastic views of the lake and the surrounding hills."
Jplusg
16 Oct 2016
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"iwould think all rooms would be a good room but spend the extra and get a water view"
MrBean30453
13 Jul 2016
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"There is at least one room with a walk in shower, rather than a tub, for those who may require it...be sure..."
PatM971
26 Aug 2015
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