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“Excellent B&B For First Timers Too”

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Colby House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 13 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saskatoon
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent B&B For First Timers Too”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

My wife and I were on our maiden trip to Nova Scotia and we decided to stay at some of the local B&Bs. I found this one on Trip Advisor and the reviews were spot on. We really enjoyed our hosts as well as the other folks staying there at the time. The breakfast each morning was excellent and just added to our enjoyment.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Fantastic; Perfection; Relaxing. Bev. and Gordon could run seminars for people wanting to run a B&B. Their period home has been restored beautifully and most of it has been give over for use by their guests; four relaxing rooms on the second floor and a sitting room and dining area on the first; really well done.
Now to the breakfasts. Tons of variety from cereals, muffins, homemade cakes, juice, eggs, pancakes and all the trimmings. Couldn't ask for a better bk.
And the host and hostess. Bev. and Gordon genuinely like people and all their actions were directed at helping us enjoy our stay in their home and in Sydney. They did research re the activities of the season and provided us with any information we needed to find local services. They also provide a computer for our use in a private part of the house. Joan and I really enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to our next visit.
Bill Jones and Joan Wilson Jones; Surrey, B.C.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

My partner and I recently visited the Colby House for a weekend, and our stay was just as warm and welcoming as it was when we stayed there in December 2012. We were home visiting some friends and family and just had to stay here again. We stayed in the Gabriel room last time, which was lovely, but this time we tried a different room, the MacLellan. It was slightly larger than the Gabriel, and just as beautiful and cozy. The bed was just as comfortable, the breakfast was just as delicious, and Gord and Bev were just as friendly and hospitable. Each time we walk in the door, it feels like we're arriving home. We will continue to return to the Colby House, and we will continue to refer our friends and family there as well!

Room Tip: Every single room is wonderful, and if you're lucky enough to stay in December, the beautiful Ch...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

All the rave reviews were true. This place is total luxury -- from the beds, furnishings, elegant bathrooms, and all the little extras (chocolates, toiletries ... too many thoughtful details to mention) down to the delicious multi-course breakfast. And the hosts are delightful. They offer the perfect balance of being helpful and attentive while allowing their guests some privacy and independence. We loved this place!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is a beautiful place and the hosts are wonderful people. They go out of their way to make you feel at home and answer all questions you might have about the area. The room, although small, was very comfortable. A lot of effort has gone into making this old house beautifully furnished. If you visit Sydney, you won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here. The breakfasts were just wonderful!!!! Bev and Gordon will take excellent care of you :)

Room Tip: All of the rooms looked beautiful!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Midland, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This was a beautiful old house in Sydney, with every room decorated very nicely in a homey and traditional style. The mattress was a King Coil Plush series 9000 & was the most comfortable one I've ever slept on! The hosts were also very nice & helpful & the breakfast was elegant & delicious.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Two people, unknown to one another, in the space of less than 2 hours of our arrival in Sydney asked if we knew where we were staying (we didn't) and then immediately with warmth, recommended Bev & Gordon's Colby House. We are SO glad they did.
After our experience of a couple of nights on the road at run-of-the-mill soulless hotels, arriving and being welcomed by Bev & Gordon felt like coming home to a world of beauty and deep sustenance.
Where to start?
The lovingly restored house? The delightfully furnished rooms? The sense of generosity and ease?
Yes, all these were the crucible of enchantment which held the gems.... and yet it was Bev & Gordon themselves and the amazingly delicious delight with which they served the breakfasts - feasts of colour and taste, nourishing to the body, the soul, the eyes - that were the things which took our breath away and filled us with such joy at the start of each day.
And so much more. Not only the way both opened themselves to us and then quietly withdrew (with skill and compassion) inviting us to share their space in freedom, but that intangible sense of received grace which held us smilingly as we went about our days. What more can one ask?!
Thank you from the depths of our hearts!

Room Tip: They are all delightful! See the website pictures.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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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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