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“A WONDERFUL STAY AT COLBY HOUSE!”

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Colby House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 13 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Uxbridge, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A WONDERFUL STAY AT COLBY HOUSE!”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed at Colby House in Sydney, N.S. for five nights. This is probably the best B&B we've ever stayed in! And we've stayed in lot's of them! Our host's, Bev and Gordon, could not do enough for us! The house itself is gorgeous, the rooms beautifully decorated, and the beds were very, very comfy. Their location was central to everywhere we wanted to go.
If you are considering staying at a B&B or even a hotel in Sydney, it would be difficult to do better at the rate they charge, which includes a delicious breakfast each morning. ( in five days we had a different breakfast each day!)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Long, but very beautiful drive to Sydney, Nova Scotia where a wonderful B & B awaited us. Gracious hosts welcomed us as well as a lovely property and a comfortable room. Breakfast was wonderful and plentiful. Every detail was attended to in making this old home beautiful and efficient. Our hosts recommended a wonderful place for dinner. We actually needed two nights here to be able to see the sights around the area. A travel agent suggested our staying here and we are so glad we did, but he did not advise us of the diving distances and one night just wasn't enough. We hope to travel to this part of Canada one day soon and will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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München
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109 reviews
62 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

To begin with the conclusion: yes, if we will ever be back in Sydney, this is the place we need to stay. We got a very warm welcome from Bev and Gordon. We chose the Gabriel room because of its color and decor - it was fantastic. Plus all the little things which are very well thought through to make a stay comfortable and feel at home in an instance. The bed was very comfortable, the wireless reliable to do some mailing. Bev was very helpful in describing all the dining possibilities (all restaurants within walking distance) and her own preferences. We should have stayed longer than one night. The breakfast deserves the word awsome - fresh made fruit crumble with yoghurt, french toast made with orange juice (never had this before) which was fluffy and accompanied by a lot of different fruit - so there was no space left to try the fresh baked scones and homemade jam.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

So this is why people stay at B&B's!! Welcoming, warm, genuine, personal touch, caring.
I always expected B&B owners to be somewhat jaded and just churn guests in and out.
THis felt different: there was a genuine desire to welcome us and help us have the best possible stay.
The restaurant recommendations were spot on and the breakfast was clearly the object of pride for the hosts: fine china, abundant quality food and a friendly, attentive service.
This place took all my preconceptions away and made me want to stay in B&Bs as often as I ca... though I realize I may not be lucky to be treated to the gold standard that is Colby House

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Langley City, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I would like to commend Bev & Gordon for putting their heart and soul into making this bed and breakfast experience fantastic. The comfort, gourmet food (a yummy surprise each morning) , ambiance and above friendly service made me feel like I was welcome and at home. Every detail is thought out and your needs are met before you can think to ask. An extremely clean home and warm welcoming conversation on the front porch will not be forgotten. Sometimes travelling alone can be just that- lonely ,however with Bev & Gordon you were always greeted as if you were already part of their extended family.
I will definitely be bringing my family back to enjoy Sydney and the Colby House.
Thank you so much for a wonderful few days. Linda Hanson -- Langley, B.C.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Burlington, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Our stay at the Colby House was our first B&B and experience - I think it spoiled us!! We arrived a little early and Bev let us drop off our bags and borrow umbrellas while we explored downtown Sydney. When we arrived later that afternoon, Bev greeted us with a warm welcome that made us feel like we were home. After a quick tour we headed up to the Gabriel room. This room was lovely and had a TV, ensuite bathroom as well as wine glasses and a corkscrew. We spent time relaxing with a glass of wine in the living room on the main level as well. While here Bev helped us make a dinner reservation (Flavor is a must!) and Gordon gave us suggestions for the rest of our trip. Breakfast was just delicious and kept us full for most of the day. Our stay was a short one, but very memorable. I'd recommend the Colby House to everyone travelling in the Sydney area.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangor,Maine
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Ohmigosh! This is one of the absolute best B&Bs my husband and I ever stayed. Bev and Gordon see to every detail and have created a wonderful utopia in the middle of the city. The house is beautiful and the grounds are gorgeous, but those pale in comparison to the layout of the breakfast table and the deliciousness of the food. Such mouth-watering food every morning! Bev and Gordon are the loveliest people you will ever meet, and they really work hard at making your stay enjoyable.

Everyone should try and visit them at least once. I'd hate for you to miss out on meeting such wonderful people!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Colby House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 10 Park St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 4W4, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
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Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
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