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Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Reviewed 7 May 2010

Between the great customer service, comfortable guest rooms (down pillows and duvets), easily accessed wifi, and free parking there's not really anything to fault for this hotel. The only drawback would be that it's not near the waterfront downtown and the single queen bed guest rooms are a little on the small side, but still well equipped.
I will definitely try to stay here again the next time I'm in Halifax.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2010

I booked this hotel not know what I am going to get. My wife was impressed and let me tell you she does not get easily get impressed. The rooms were clean and quite and view was great looking at the lake although frozen solid.
People are very friendly and although pool is not huge but it is good enough size to swim and the hot tub was great and privet.
This is hotel close to everything and the restaurant at the hotel although a bit pricey, it has good food.
I highly recommend it if you don't want to spend a lot.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

Stayed at the Chocolate Lake Hotel for two nights in January 2010 and it was fantastic. So clean, the staff and I mean all the staff went above and beyond to help with anything possible. Very clean and the beds were oh my god. Cocoa the chocolate lab was a really nice treat, we are dog lovers so this was an added bonus. We will be staying again and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Barnie9
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Reviewed 19 November 2009

Stayed 1 night and would recommend this hotel. Nothing fancy, but my mother and I were pleasantly surprised by the lake view from our room and the friendly staff. Very quiet location.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Thank QueenOfTheRoad7
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Reviewed 14 October 2009

This hotel was great. The view of the lake is incredible and the rooms are renovated, super clean, and feel luxurious. The bed covering is a lovely comforter with a clean white soft cover - beats an icky quilted bedspread. They have free internet and wifi and you can use their printer for no charge - we were able to print directions for our week-long stay in the NS area. The only downside is that breakfast is not included, so we had a lovely, albeit a little pricey, breakfast in their dining room, which is cozy, clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the lake. They have a sweet chocolate lab named Coco who greets guests and the service is impeccable. They call your room a couple hours after you check in to make sure everything is satisfactory. All the front desk staff members are professional, courteous and personable.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank NovaScotiaFromCali
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

I've stayed at this hotel twice and have enjoyed my stay each time. Both Chocolate Lake and the hotel are special places in Halifax! If you have already visited their website, I'm sure the charm of the lake and the dog Cocoa. Their photos are far better than mine, but I uploaded some to show they are in fact nice rooms as described on their own website.

My only advise is to call ahead to confirm you want a Lake view, and to see which amenities are not available. You can also ask about the construction status if that is of a concern to you. Otherwise Chocolate Lake should be a delight for most, except those who are afraid of water and/or dogs.

The room included:
- 1 queenbed, night tables
- TV
- Entertainment/storage unit with mini fridge
- Desk and chair
- full bathroom with bathtub

LOCATION
As you can guess by the name, it is located on a very popular and beautiful local swimming lake. In the summer it is warm enough to swim in and it is very clean.

The hotel is to the West of the actual core, but it is It is located a short drive, cycle, or transit ride to the downtown area and harbour.

AMENITIES
The lake is the best amenity, however there are so many more. The hotel décor is appealing, as are the rooms. The hotel is decorated with modern art and classic contemporary styles. Cocoa is a nice touch for those who like dogs. This hotel also allows pets to stay as guests.


PARKING
Free parking on the grounds of the hotel. While I was there, the front was off limits as they were resurfacing.

CLEANLINESS
The lobby, rooms, and hallways were always kept clean.

SERVICE
Excellent. Staff was always friendly and helpful, and check-in and out were smooth.

OVERALL
I really enjoy staying at Chocolate Lake and will on Future trips to Halifax. I find the hotel is laid back but maintains high levels of service and standards. The only negative thing is this hotel has been under construction/renovation for well over two years. I'm hoping things will be wrapped up by next year!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Thank pastadutchie
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

Fitness and pool areas were not ready during our stay, otherwise renos are comfortable and modern, staff were great in processing a gift card for the stay, all in all significantly better than we expected from a Best Western hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 20 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 1J4, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Halifax
#3 Green Hotel in Halifax
#5 Business Hotel in Halifax
#6 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#6 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range: £73 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia is newly redesigned, offering you exceptional comfort in a gorgeous, convenient location. Visiting Halifax for business or pleasure? BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake is the ideal hotel for you. We have everything you need and more, all in a tranquil lakeside setting. So trust the brand that makes travellers feel comfortable worldwide. This Four Star Canada Select property offers Free Hot Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking, Free Wireless and Hardwired internet, Games Room, Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub, Exercise Facilities, Conference Facilities and the Lakeside Grill. We complete the experience with a resident Chocolate Lab named Cocoa. ... more   less 
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