Enjoyed 2 nights in this lovely B&B. While the standards are not for everyone -furnishings need some updating (older, worn carpets and wallpaper) the linens were new and clean, and the towels were huge, fluffy and plentiful. The way I saw it, it was like staying at Auntie Debby and Uncle Jamie's- friendly, warm, inviting and a little worn around the edges. I liked the fact that it didn't feel like a Marriot. And at $60/night in July, I liked that it wasn't priced like a Marriot either. I enjoyed relaxing with a beer (which my hosts kindly chilled for me) in the lounge with the owners after I arrived, they shared lots of local info and stories. Both are from the area and full of useful details and suggestions and are delightfully honest and friendly.
My room on the 3rd floor shared a recently renovated bathroom with my neighbours and had a lovely big comfy bed. The A/C unit was mercifully quiet enough to leave on all night on the fan setting, which was essential on the insanely humid days I was there. TV was small but worked fine. There's also a huge selection of 'take-a-book-leave-a-book' which is great on a long visit.
Breakfast includes tasty homebaking and a single hot option as well as toast, coffee and juice & a selection of home-made spreads. (and possibly cereals, not sure about this) I'm not at my most chatty first thing in the morning and prefer a quiet breakfast with my book, so when I opted not to squeeze myself into the one remaining set place at the 'family' table with 7 pairs of eyes watched my every move ready to grill me with the usual 'where-are-you-from-where-have-you-been-where-are-you-going-how-long-are-you-here', the hosts graciously reset a place for me at the other table.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We welcome our guests with warm Maritime hospitality. A registered Historic property with spacious, tastefully decorated rooms. A short walk from downtown, the waterfront, restaurants, entertainment and across the street from a very nice walking trail.We are famous for our breakfasts and homemade jams. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Willow House Inn Pictou, Nova Scotia