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Hedley House
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Smith's Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Lowell, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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“nice stay”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Our stay was so nice. The host and owner was so friendly and entertaining. We jammed in the morning at breakfast with a tune or 2. I'm a guitarist and she is a very good pianist and vocalist. We had a fun time in Digby too walking around town and eating thier famous scallops. The tides were amazing to watch right off the deck and grounds. Continental breakfast was fine.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Only 12-15 minutes from the ferry. Joanne was a wonderful hostess. She offered to cook for us. We did not take her up on it this time but we will the next time Lovely view from a private deck. Easy access to Digby town and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Hospitality was over and beyond our expectations! We felt right at home, just like family. She makes fantastic seafood chowder. Hopefully she will sing for you when you visit. We had a great time. Next time we will spend more days there, three days wasn't enough!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Ringwood
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Yes, the views of the estuary are pleasant. Yes, the grounds are pleasant and the steps down to the sandy/muddy beach are easily accessible.
However, the mattress and pillows were worn out and need to be replaced. Also, noise from adjacent rooms is disturbing. The result is a very poor nights sleep. The shower is small and delivery of water is inadequate. The breakfasts are very meagre, with or without the much heralded muffins. Overall, the hospitality is very poor.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Bruneler
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Hedleyhouseinnkeeper, Manager at Hedley House, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
thank you for the review, we are sorry the people in the room adjacent to you kept you up, if you had come to the front desk we would of dealt with the situation, this is certainly not usual as you can see by the many quest reviews, as for muddy beach we have a tidal beach , Bay of Fundy tides are known world wide for how low and high they get ! Keep in mind people being loud in adjacent room happens in 5 stars resorts, and most quest don't evaluate them as 1 star, they simply do a complaint to management so the issues can be resolved

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Well, we declined eating at the motel but I think we should have. The rooms are nice (showers are small if you're a large person) and clean and the wee kitchenette was very sufficient, which we didn't expect as it was a "basic room". The beach is not "sandy" as claimed. It's sandy and mostly rocky, but walkable. We went into town to eat and 2 out of 4 restaurants were out of lobster and we didn't ask the other 2. Upon eating breakfast in the house, we realized we missed out on a great evening of food, entertainment, and lots of fun. Should have ate in. Will do next time. The location of this hotel is not walking distance to Digby, but it's a great place and just a minute drive to town, really. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Hedley House is not fancy, but if you love warm charm, amazing service, historical lodgings and the best views possible of the Bay of Fundy, you can't go wrong! Hedley House is an old time road "Motel/Inn" that is 60 years old. It is lovingly maintained with a beautiful central house that also serves amazing meals to guests only. The rooms are not fancy at all (so if you are expecting the Ritz, you should take a pass).....but if you love old historical lodgings, a private beach, no crowds and fabulous service you can't go wrong. I cannot say enough good things about our stay there, and the wonderful service by the staff, particularly the lovely manager Joanne.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Belleville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed at the Hedley House Inn for 3 days. Joanne, who we met at the reception desk, was so helpful and outgoing. Our stay there was very relaxing. Our room was clean, the bed was uber comfortable and the private deck you get with each unit was a very nice touch!! We felt at home there, the staff was friendly and helpful as well as Joanne's cat, Blacky, meeting me every morning by the goldfish pond gave the experience a "I'm home" feeling. The scallops Joanne made for dinner were to die for as well as the freshly picked salad from the garden. Fresh cranberry's with a taste that are out of this world .
The staff are real people, the food is real food. This is a beautiful place to stay for real people., non-pretentious. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Steve and Diane Martin
Love you guys and thanks for making our stay so wonderful

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hedleyhouseinnkeeper, Manager at Hedley House, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
thanks for your great review, Hope to see you in the futre

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Property: Hedley House
Address: 375 Rr #1, Smith's Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia B0S 1S0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby > Smith's Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Smith's Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hedley House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private ocean decks, sandy tidal beach, cable TV, internet, barbecues, kitchenettes, beautiful sunsets, great for wind surfing, nearby whale watching, upper Clements Park, golfing, 5 minutes from Digby ferry and world famous Digby Scallops. ... more   less 
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