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Picton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the MacPherson suite on November 2. We were the only guests at the inn and dined alone. That affected our experience of this inn. We dealt with, in turn, the chef, the manager and one of the owners. All three were gracious and hospitable. The TripAdvisor photos accurately reflect the decor of this establishment.... More 

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Halifax
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is our third stay at the Birches. Our hosts could not be more accommodating and always delightful to chat with. The meal was spectacular once again. We always combine our stay with the golf which is right next door. The course is beautiful and challenging with amazing vistas. Will definitely return again next year!!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise when we arrived at The Birches. We stayed in the Morrison room with a king bed complete with an electric fireplace. Lots of space, clean and fresh with a balcony to enjoy the scenery. The restaurant was absolutely amazing. Stunning professional plating of each and every course right down to the sorbet to cleanse the palette.... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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152 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Bed comforter and decorator pillows need updating to something that can be laundered between guests. Above average dinner. Ok breakfast. Generous parking. Poor room lighting so could not read at night. Easy access to golf course for lunch or cocktails.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had the opportunity to stay at The Birches (MacLennan Room) for 2 nights during a family friends wedding. We were very late checking in due to the drive, but the innkeeper (Barb) stayed for our arrival, and made the check-in process seamless and comfortable. All staff, from Barb down, were most pleasant and accommodating and the facilities themselves were very... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful Inn overlooking the bay. Rooms tastefully done and excellent service. Lovely restaurant as well. Peaceful surroundings and right next to both lovely golf course and ski lodge. Works well for any season with recreational options in the area

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Birches was a great place to stay. We stayed for one night in July, we were welcomed by the owner who took us around and showed us the place. We were late for dinner ( restaurant closes at 8:00pm) but everyone was talking about how delicious it was!! Our room overlooked the Bra D'ors lake and was beautiful but... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I am probably just repeating what so many others have said, but this is a beautiful inn with beautifully appointed rooms. We were in the MacAuly Room right next to the lobby. The downside to this room was it was next to the lobby and the door going outside from the lobby, so there was a bit of extra noise.... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a gorgeous Inn with excellent hosts. The dining room has great views as did our room (however, not all rooms face the lake). Breakfast was quite good - continental buffet but they also will make scrambled eggs for you. Coffee was excellent. We had dinner here and it was quite good. My only reason for not giving it... More 

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east longmeadow, MA
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was our first trip to Nova Scotia. While in Halifax we searched the internet to find a place to stay on Cape Breton Island. We found the Birches and due to very good reviews we decided to call and make reservations. We were very pleased with the inn when we arrived. Barbara was very friendly and helpful and answered... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located 20 min. west of Sydney, 55 min. east of St. Peter's, next to Ski Ben Eoin. Colonial-style facility with ten elegantly appointed guest rooms and two luxurious suites--all with private bath, access to balcony, fireplaces, some feature canopy beds and air-jet soaking tubs. Fine dining every evening (except Mondays) from 5 pm to 8 p.m. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Birches at Ben Eoin Country Inn

Address: 5153 East Bay Hwy | Ben Eoin, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia B1J 1P1, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ben Eoin
Price Range: £67 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“MacPherson suite”
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 of 5 bubbles ianmM5773UW, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check out online. Ask for a room with ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles dawnmmac, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“When you go up the stairs,turn right and last room on the right,o verlooks the lakes”
 of 5 bubbles NovaScotia1971, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the front so you can face the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles MargyR210, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room with views of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles peteward59, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
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