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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“at home”(11 reviews)
“cape breton”(28 reviews)
“large kitchen”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
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All reviewsat homecape bretonlarge kitchencabot trailplace to staygreat atmospherethe owneramazing staffnew friendswonderful viewa great staym a z i n gsurrounding areabeautiful locationstay longerboard gamesgrocery store
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We booked our room 4 months ago. When we got there, there was no availability.. Well, okay, rarely, but sometimes those things happen. But they didn't even care, they didn't help finding a solution, didn't make any call to another place, nothing, just send us...More

1  Thank Marlies B
Response from Bear10705, Owner at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded 16 August 2017

Hi, I did not receive your booking in April of last year because we were not with bookng.com at the time. The previous owners had a contract with them and they were still accepting bookings. All bookings I receive I send confirmation to the guest....More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

If I could I would stay longer! The guesthouse is really cozy and has a wonderful view at the lake. Also it's the only affordable place for budget travelers that I found close by to the Cabot Trail. I definitely recommend to sleep over and...More

1  Thank Simba H
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a place to stay in Cape Breton but kept finding bed and breakfast everywhere but no hostels and I was looking for that type of vibe. Luckily there's a wonderful place right in front of the lake near Whycocomagh. It has...More

1  Thank nomadicalchemy
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Sold last year - not sure if running in 2017 as a hostel????? Fabulous place and hope that the new owners will run it as a hostel still however have seen many Atlantic hostels sold over the years and turned into high priced B&Bs or...More

2  Thank spazzygal
Response from Bear10705, Owner at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded 25 April 2017

I am the new owner of the Bear on the Lake and I am for sure running it as a hostel. Looking forward to my first season opening on May 1st. The only changes are hopefully positive ones as we have been busy with renos....More

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a little over a week to catch some of the magic that is Celtic Colours and to experience Cape Breton. The staff, Megan and Kathryn went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great stay and were always up for...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Price range
US$69 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$69 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (8)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (2)
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"Great view of the stars...don't forget to look up at night!"
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"Pssh, I've stayed in almost every room there and they are all great."
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"The private rooms are adjoining a landing and balcony with great views!!"
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"Check out the nearby hikes, local brewery and visit Mabou beach!"
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