A friend and I stayed at the Braeside Court B&B in Dartmouth, NS for several days and it was fantastic. For a reasonable rate, you have the entire top floor of the house to yourself. The upstairs has two large bedrooms with queen sized beds, a full bath and a small sitting room with day bed with TV/fridge. There are even drinks and snacks for you in the fridge. Since you rent the whole floor instead of the room, this is great for two coples traveling together or two friends traveling together who don't like the idea of sharing a bed.
The innkeeper, Barbara, is delightful. My friend and I agreed that it was like staying with your favorite aunt! She has a charming personality and knows everthing about traveling in Nova Scotia. As a native of Cape Breton Island, she can give you great advice on what to see there as well.
The breakfast is fantastic as well. One day featured "To Die For French Toast" - french toast prepared in the oven! Breakfast is very relaxed and guests are encourage to linger and chat. Barb got up at 4:00 AM to prepare breakfast for us so that we could catch our flight at 5:30AM!
The B&B is a short drive from the MIC MAC Mall - worth a trip to stock up on travel necessities and bargains. It is also a short drive to the Ferry Terminal in downtown Dartmouth. Once you park there, you can then use public transportation to tour the Halifax/Dartmouth metro area.
The location of the B&B is at the end of a row of non-descript 1990s vintage townhouses. As you drive up the road, don't despair. You will be pleasantly surprised at Barb's immaculate home and gardens - an oasis at the end of the cul-de-sac. Her cats, Kozo and Sydney will be there to meet you at the door.
We will definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Braeside is a metro Halifax Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a bright, cozy end-unit townhouse on a hill 2 minutes walk from a large lake and conveniently located near major shopping malls & great restaurants. Explore the nearby peaceful scenic walking trails. We are just off a major highway, within 20 min of airport and downtown Halifax and 5 minutes from passenger ferry to Halifax. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Breaside Court Bed & Breakfast Dartmouth, Nova Scotia