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Bluenose Inn & Suites
Ranked #27 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Québec, Qc
1 review
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“Stay away from restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stayed there 3 nights during summer 2009, sorry that was not recently. The room was OK, and the breakfast also. But please avoid rooms that are closed to the restaurant. That's the one they gave us and it's rather noisy, because of the cooling system on the same side.
But it's a cheap place to stay if you want to enjoy your journey near Halifax and going anywhere else in Nova Scotia.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Yarmouth, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The room was simply horrible, and we weren't overly impressed by the amount of bugs in the room (earwigs and large beetle-types). The toilet wouldn't always flush, the wi-fi only gave us limited connection, which meant we couldn't use it at all. I see reviews that renos are happening at this motel, well they sure weren't happening in this room. The maid came and brought fresh towels while we were out, but didn't even bother making the bed for us. The breakfast was a joke. Cereal in containers that weren't even sealed (the cover was hanging off one), the cream cheese looked like somebody dug out of it with their fingers...there was ONE kind of jam (orange marmalade), and somehow they even managed to ruin the orange juice. It was watered down until it only had the appearance of o.j. The only positive thing about this place was that the staff were very pleasant.

Room Tip: To choose a good room, I would strongly suggest you book a different motel/hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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HOJOBluenose, General Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
We do appreciate your feedback and we do apologize that you were unsatisfyed with you stay. Renovations are still ongoing to improve the quality our guests receive. As for the restaurant/breakfast, We have currently reopened the restaurant with new owners. We are hoping that this will be a great success with our guests.
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

I had had trouble getting accomodation for our group and this one was done through an agent and we had arrived late at night and were just needing to crash. Nothing special,was one of the most expensive we stayed in,breakfast options pretty mediocre really, its on a hill and we were given rooms all over the place, 12 of us. The reception staff were fabulous but at breakfast some dour guy who could not speak English and you had to ask and point for what you needed.
Could have been a beter experience for our first night in Nova Scotia. Would not use again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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HOJOBluenose, General Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
I am sorry that you did not have a good experience your first night in Nova Scotia. When a customer, group or any guest is not completely happy with their room, breakfast or anything concerning their stay, encourage them to speak with the General Manager. Constructive comments are one of the best ways to improve disatisfaction. I will agree that breakfast at the time of your stay was failing, and the restaurant in turn is now out of business.

November 1st, the restaurant was taken over by new owners, completely redecorated, with an exceptionably inviting menu. I truly hope you will give us another try.

Respectfully
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Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

We stayed at the Howard Johnson Bluenose Inn and Suites September 24th to the 27th. I found the hotel very nice. The rooms were a good size and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was decent, but more selection would have been nice. The only thing I disliked were the fact that there was the odd and roaming around the food. The lack of pool was a bit disappointing, but I can't do to much complaining since I still booked it knowing there was no pool.
If I was to make another trip to Halifax I would defiantly consider staying here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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HOJOBluenose, General Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to inform you we now have a new restaurant and owner/operator as off the first part of November. The restaurant is newly decorated and the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinners has a hugh selection.

We will continue to upgrade our rooms over the next few months. Looking forward to you staying with us again soon.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Overpriced. No wi-fi although advertised. TERRIBLE breakfast options. (Cereal in plastic bulk bags out on the counter. Almost-empty milk jugs. One slow toaster. Wonderbread. This should have been a 49.99 hotel, not even joking. Far away from any interesting sites. Basically on a highway next to some condo developments. OOPS! Feel sheepish about this pick. And very disappointed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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HOJOBluenose, General Manager at Bluenose Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
I am truly sorry for your bad experience at our motel and the restaurant. Since your stay, the restaurant has changed hands and now has a new owner. The decor of the restaurant has been completely changed. The breakfast menu has greatly improved so everyone is sure to have a nice breakfast. I do hope you may reconsider satying with us again.

Respectfully,

Front Desk
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EDMONTON
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

The location of the hotel was fantastic, adjacent to the scenic Bedford Basin and an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Halifax. We were given a discounted room on the unimproved side of the building. It is my understanding that the hotel is under renovations. Our unimproved room was ok for the price but we did notice some bugs in the washroom and a mouse trap was only marginally hidden behind a door. Otherwise the room was clean and the beds were comfortable. On the downside, some of the lights weren't working and the bathroom was very small. The hotel includes a restaurant which is handy but although we had a good supper, the complimentary breakfast was so limited that we decided to order and pay for extra food. We heard complaints from other tables on the breakfast as well and the service in the restaurant was not good. There seemed to be one person doing the cooking and serving and he didn't seem to care about what people were saying. We stayed at several different chain hotels in the Maritimes and this was the worst breakfast we had. P.S. Please ignore my rating on the swimming pool as I pressed the button by accident and could not retract.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bluenose Inn & Suites

Property: Bluenose Inn & Suites
Address: 636 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L8, Canada (Formerly Days Inn Halifax)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bluenose Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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