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“A true Cape Breton Island welcome”

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Colby House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 13 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
BC
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“A true Cape Breton Island welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2010

Loved Colby House - Bev and Gordon were so welcoming and helpful. Only a 10 minute walk into the town and to the harbour. Loved the shady verandah to relax on and Gordon is so much historical information to share. Bev put herself out to make sure my diabetic partner was well looked after. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2010

Bev and Gordon were excellent hosts. Amazing breakfasts, and very comfortable room and bed. They provide free internet access, a TV in the room, and access to their family room. We did not use the wonderful porch as it was still cool outside, but it looked like a great place to relax after a day out. They do a great job at making you feel like you're at home. Great location for accessing Cabot Trail, Louisburg, and Sydney.

We had a great experience and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2010

The rooms are very nice, clean and well presented. While we did not take advantage of the TV in the room it was a plus. There is also access to the internet in a small alcove by the landing on the accommdation level. The owners, Bev and Gordon, have done a great job on restoring the house. There is very little road noise in the rooms. The breakfast was very good.

We would recommend Colby House to any one traveling to Cape Breton.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Maritime Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2010

The service at Colby House B&B was the best we have ever experienced at a B&B! Bev made us feel right at home in her beautifully decorated home. Our room was very clean and cozy with a lovely en-suite bathroom that even had a bath towel warmer. The bed gave us the most comfortable sleep we have had in a very long time as well! The room looked as though it was straight out of a magazine!
In the morning we enjoyed a full breakfast with yogurt and fresh fruit, muffins made special order to cater to my wife's allergies, coffee, choice of many teas, and french toast.
Bev and Gordon were also very knowledgeable regarding the Sydney area and were very willing to help us in any way they could.
We had a great stay at the Colby House B&B and would return in a heartbeat!
Five stars!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2010

This was our first experience with a B&B. Based on the service we received from Bev and Gordon, we certainly would go this route again. We were impressed by the attention to detail, the homey feel and the comfortable bed. They certainly make you feel welcome and even catered to a special diet for breakfast, which by the way was delicious. We highly recommend this as an alternative to hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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JasperCanada_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2010

I stayed here for only one night on business and am already planning my next trip back!

My whole experience was excellent.

The owners were welcoming and kind. The room was spotless and beautiful. They have mastered the extra touches - heated towel racks, soft fleece sheets (March), cozy quilts. Breakfast with fresh fruit, yogurt and blueberry pancakes!!

5 stars plus

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Lake Echo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

a lovely and comfortable home, so clean and well organized. Lots of privacy and just the right amount of company. Filling breakfasts, elegant and healthy. Totally comfortable bed, wonderful shower. This B&B is lacking nothing execpt a longer stay! Lots of little touches and friendly, helpful hosts. We even had our own Christmas tree in our bedroom.

  • Stayed December 2009, 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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