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Brier Island Lodge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lodge overlooked the outlet towards the ocean. Beautiful sunset. You can walk down to the lighthouse where we did hear you could actually see whales from there. Restaurant was the only place to eat on the island. We found it expensive and mediocre taste. We asked for extra tea bags as the tea bags they offered were known to be... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really did not know what to expect on Brier Island this time of year as it was almost the end of the season. The lodge was very rustic but definitely met our needs. The loud TV in the lobby was a little annoying, but the hostess was helpful and this was the only restaurant open on the island as... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner was ok. It's the only real restaurant on the Island- we stayed at Paradise on Brier an air Bnb which was amazing & had a kitchen- we were very glad it did. Brier Island itself is a gem! I highly recommend a trip to Brier Island it's well worth the ride!

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Thank Michelle J
Bridgewater, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

During the summer I had planned to go whale watching out of Brier Island, Digby County, Nova Scotia but it was a busy summer with lots of visitors and the opportunity never happened.....however when September rolled in I said this is it and I made my plan to drive the three hours from the South Shore of Nova Scotia over... More 

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Thank Linda M
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7 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My parents and I stayed here on a recent trip to Nova Scotia. Our rooms we located near the restaurant. They were clean and adequate. No TVs or airconditioning. The staff was helpful. We had amazing food. The scallops were extraordinary as was the strawberry and tarragon panacotta. Devine. We did the whale watching package.

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Thank ArizonaKateR
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

It's not cheap but it's not going to break the bank, either. The Brier Island Lodge is a really great place to spend the night on the island before or after taking a whale watching cruise, which is why most tourists come here. The staff was excellent, both at the desk and in the dining room. All rooms have views... More 

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Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We spent two nights at this hotel and found everything clean and comfortable. No TV which was just fine. Handy to everything on the island and offers an onsite restaurant that has great Digby scallops.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a wonderful get away and getting away is exactly what Brier Island Lodge is about. Short ferry ride to Brier Island brings you to this beautiful, remote hilltop lodge offering comfortable, simply furnished, clean and quiet rooms with large picture windows overlooking the harbor and its winding road to town. TV is in lobby of main house where you... More 

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Bedford, Canada
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The room was clean, cozy and comfortable. The staff were all friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this destination for families who want to get the cell phones out of their hands and spend quality time with each other. There was no TV in the rooms and it was wonderful. Instead of watching TV we talked about our experiences of... More 

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Thank Denise M
Chester, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our experience at the Brier Island Lodge was absolutely horrible the staff was super rude and absolutely not accommodating. There were six of us that went to the hotel & 4 us shared a room and the other couple had a room upstairs. We were all in one room having some drinks just talking and listening to music at a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brier Island Lodge offers 40 clean, comfortable rooms, most with an ocean/lighthouse view, along with a unique Nova Scotia regional dining experience and whale watching boat tours. Brier Island is famous for some of the best whale watching in the world, miles of coastal hiking trails, exceptional birdwatching, seal spotting, rock hounding, sand beach, traditional fishing village and three working lighthouses. A true maritime ecological paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brier Island Lodge

Address: 557 Water Street, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Brier Island > Westport
Price Range: €83 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brier Island Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Brier Island Hotel Westport
Brier Island Motel
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“The rooms with a view overlooking the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles ladyslippertraveller, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have great views. No lift. If there are mobility issues, request ground floor”
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  • Room 13
 of 5 bubbles Tvordlj, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs in one of the outer buildings with easy access and parking. By being upstairs it felt private even with windows open.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No TV in rooms in main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathy2602, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a downstairs room is a quiet part of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles NSfoodlover, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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