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“Squeaky clean and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Basinview Motel

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Basinview Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Smith's Cove
South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
“Squeaky clean and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Your basic mom and pop motel that is in excellent condition, very clean and good value for the money. Would stay here again. Owners are husband and wife and take very good care of the property. Not air conditioned, but you don't need it as a cool breeze keeps things comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We spent a week at this motel and really enjoyed it. The room was small for a family of 4 because we booked at the last minute, but the service was excellent. The couple who ran it ensured my husband was well equipped throughout the times he had to work during the day. They even lent our 2 small children some toys for entertainment. Each recommendation from restaurants to beaches they made was top notch and we had a great vacation. I felt they went above and beyond to ensure their guests were looked after. The small fridge was great because we could eat our own food and the room was cleaned daily. Walking trail behind the motel was great and walking distance to a nice beach too.

Room Tip: There is a family "suite" with bathroom between 2 rooms that we will rent next time we vis...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We were concerned before we arrived that there had been so few reviews ( well none) since last October. However we need not have worried. The room is small but well equipped and very clean ( only issue for us was the lack of tea and coffee making facilities). Breakfast in yogurt, pastries, juice and tea and coffee. The welcome from the hosts is lovely and friendly. The view over the Bay at sunset is stunning . Our only gripe is it's not as near to Digby as we'd thought.

Stayed August 2014
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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We spent three wonderful days at the Basinview Motel in July 2014 and it was definitly the best part of our whole trip. The motel is very clean, reasonably priced and charming with the most welcoming owners Martin and Phyllis who greeted us like family. We spent the mornings exploring the Bay of Fundy basin which was just steps away and then took the 5 minute drive into Digby to try the great restaurants and explore the town. We even spoke to local lobster fishermen on the wharf unloading their catch! What a wonderful way to experience the sights, sounds and flavour of the East Coast. Martin and Phyllis made some recommendations on activities/excusrions and every one was a winner. This is the perfect spot from which to experience the real Nova Scotia and I recommend it unreservedly.

Room Tip: Call the 1-800 number directly and speak to Martin when booking. Some of the rooms have different co...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

This motel is run by very friendly originaly Dutch Martin and his lovely Canadian wife Phyllis. They are very nice people that run one of the cleanest motels we have ever stayed in. The house and the motel units look pictureperfect and have a wonderfull view over the lake. It is at a very quiet location, but still very close to Digby. Having breakfast in the main building is an added bonus. We enjoyed the great view and very pleasant company of the owner. Eventhough the rooms are a little bit old fashioned, it adds to the charm of this motel. Cosy and very clean!
Very close by, just a 10 minute walk, there is the great Mountain Gap Restaurant. You really should go there if you stay at The Basin View Motel.

Room Tip: Very clean motel for a very reasonable price.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed at Basinview Motel in September 2013. We took a road trip in Nova Scotia and this was one of our stops. Before this place, we stayed in other motels on the way, most of which were not too clean although the prices we paid were not small. I was very pleasantly surprised by the Basinview--the room was very clean and neat. The owners were very nice and very helpful--we asked them about Digby and places to eat. They also had a nice little breakfast with coffee and were generally good people. I would definitely recommend the place! It was an excellent choice for the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Garson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We were greeted by Phyllis and Martin, such great hosts and so informative of the area. Our room was very clean and lots of pillows and blankets were available. They have a great porch to sit and look over the beautiful ocean. Close to the ferry and her breakfast is just enough to start the day.
I would recommend this motel to anyone looking for a clean, friendly motel.

Room Tip: Reservations for the ferry can be made and it is only a 10 minute drive from the motel. GREAT STAY!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Basinview Motel
Address: Exits 24 or 25 (off Highway #101) Approximately 5 minutes from Digby, 1 hour from Yarmouth), Smith's Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby > Smith's Cove
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Smith's Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Basinview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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