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“Very homie” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn

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At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in North Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very homie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stay one night on our way to Newfoundland. Heather was very nice and helpful. The room was very comfortable . Heather recommended the Black Spoon for supper it was great. Breakfast was fine if you eat hard boiled eggs and I don't but my husband had one of mine plus his two. I was able to fill up on toast and yogurt and fruit, so I was fine. On our return from Newfoundland she didn't have anything available but she sent us to her sister -in-laws which was on our way back and it was grand. Thanks Heather&Co.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Suzy O
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Harbourfront123, Owner at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
I had responded earlier but I guess I hit the wrong buttons because it did not get posted. I am glad your husband was able to enjoy the extra eggs and perhaps you will join me another morning when the menu is French toast or scrambled eggs. Because it is not a commercial kitchen the meal needs to be chefs choice. Boiled eggs probably means everyone was catching the ferry the next morning and all needing to get out at the same time. It is my best option to make sure everyone is fed and able to get on with the day. I hope your day added to your holiday experience. Take Care
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Albuquerque, NM
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125 reviews
96 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We spent 1-night after touring the park. The place is not elegant but it is more than satisfactory especially when you consider the price. I don't think any place else in the area has more to offer. Heather was free with helpful advise recommending the Black Spoon Bistro which is a pleasant surprise for North Sydney. Eat early though as everything in Town closes at 8 sharp.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Albuquerque_NMGeezer
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Harbourfront123, Owner at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Still very busy welcoming lovely people like yourselves. Thanks for taking the time to share.
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Friendly and clean. Close to the main road and ferry. Heather is very nice! There are several places to eat dinner nearby but NOTE: they all stop serving food around 8 pm so if your getting into town late you should eat while you can!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BethlehemPaUSA
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Harbourfront123, Owner at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Thank you for reminding travelers about the restaurants. Shared information is what makes travelling successful. Make sure you come back and see us in October one of these times for the Celtic Colours. I would love to see you again.
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Kingsville, Canada
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

When Marine Atlantic pulled one of their famous switcheroos and changed the time of our ferry, At the Harbourfront was there to save the day. We were scheduled to arrive in North Sydney at 1:30 in the morning - but that was not a problem for Heather and co. A comfortable room only 2 blocks from the ferry dock awaited us (as was a cheerful greeting). After a great night's sleep, a wonderful breakfast awaited us. I would highly recommend them - both for service and accomodations!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Joe H
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Harbourfront123, Front Office Manager at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
For all of the amazing people I have had through this year so far, thanks for visiting. It appears to be a busy season and now that I have my helper, we will try and continue to give good service and a pleasant place to stay. Thank you for your support.
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Kilsyth South
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay in North Sydney. Very convenient location to waterfront and most importantly just a stone throw away from the Newfoundland ferry.
Heather was a great host. Very warm and most helpful.
Big room and great bed. Very comfortable night's sleep and a very hearty breakfast in the morning. Heather's offsider even gave a breakfast talk on what to do on Newfoundland for the 'outbound' travelers catching the morning ferry.
Highly recommend this B&B and would definitely stay again if ever (hopefully) passing this way in the future!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harbourfront123, Owner at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Only three days since you were here and the weather has turned lovely. Nova Scotia is at its best and NL is slowly warming up. Some say the travelers are down, but I have enjoyed more people like yourselves this year than any other years since I have started. Thanks for sharing the year with me.
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Moncton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

At The Harbourfront B&B is a wonderful little place. It's close to the harbour, within walking distance to the malls, it has several great restaurants nearby and a laundromat just around the corner. In short, it is ideally placed. I has a wonderful 2 nights there in a big , clean room with ensuite bathroom and hearty breakfasts. The owner, Heather, was a fantastic hostess and a wealth of knowledge on the area, history as well as any ferry questions. A big thank you to Heather and Megan for a wonderful stay. I will definitely recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave C
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Harbourfront123, Owner at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
We all know we can not be all things to all people but I hope I can continue to host many others like you. Take care for the rest of 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

The hostess is a warm and generous soul who makes you feel at home right away. Excellent breakfast in the morning. Comfortable beds and nice individual showers in each room. I highly recommend it whenever you are in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shauna R
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Harbourfront123, Owner at At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
I love the fact that Trip Advisor allows me to see how you and others receive the service we provide. I am so pleased with the positive responses this year and I hope I may be your hostess again in the future.
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Additional Information about At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn

Property: At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 123 Pierce St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1P4, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > North Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in North Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — At The Harbourfront Bed & Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At The Harbourfront is a couple of blocks from the ferry to Newfoundland and across the street from the bus terminal. For travelers touring Cape Breton: we are approx 45 minutes from the start of the Cabot Trail. We are near the city of Sydney with all its entertainment events and casino, about 45 minutes from Glace Bay's Savoy Theatre and Miners Museum, the Fortress of Louisburg and East Bay the home of Rita MacNeil’s Tea Room. Also not too far from the many golf courses and festivals that are part of the summer events in Cape Breton. North Sydney offers free entertainment at the wharf in the summer season. New North Sydney Arena and new Culture and Heritage Centre will add to the pleasure of those visiting the area along with the Sports Museum and Fossil Centre, nearby in Sydney Mines. ... more   less 
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