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Aurora Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kingston
Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“well kept motel upgraded rooms”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

very well kept small motel ,upgraded rooms ,very good service ,good breakfeast,free news paper,
very good coffee ,clean hotel very well kept,close to golf courses in greenwood and Kingston .closes to TransCanada highway or the senic old road

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We travel to the area to visit family, and have had occasion to stay at the Best Western Aurora on a number of occasions. The staff is always welcoming, the rooms are very clean, comfortable and well-kept and the location quiet. When we stay here, we feel like we are staying with family.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Tom M, General Manager at Aurora Inn, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass your review on to our staff. We can receive no higher compliment than to be considered family. Take care, travel safely and we hope to see you again.
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Where ever I can I always stay at a Best Western Hotel. I find a consistence in quality and service and have very good idea of what to expect. To date I have never been disappointed with by Best Western experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Tom M, General Manager at Aurora Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you can make it back on your next visit to our beautiful Valley.

Tom MacNeil, GM
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Wallaceburg, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2013

There are not many motels in Kingston to choose from so this was one of the more expensive motels that I stayed at. The reason we stayed in Kingston was because we had relatives there, otherwise I may have picked a different area because of the price. We had a king size bed which made room very small, I think they could take out some furniture or scale down on furniture.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Oakville, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2013

My wife and I and our 4 children drove down to visit family near-by. When we visit, we usually stay with relatives, but since we planned to travel around and see the sights, we decided to stay at a hotel. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Good value for the money

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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153 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

We were pleased to find this Best Western along the north shore of Nova Scotia where not many hotels are available. We were pleased with the comfortable room, friendly staff, and availability of the on-site restaurant. The facility is a bit older but updates have been made recently. We had a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tom M, General Manager at Aurora Inn, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Thank you very much. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels, and hopefully we will see you again should you ever travel through our beautiful Valley again.
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

I stay here a couple of times each year while visiting friends and my review would be just about the same every time...

Very super comfortable clean luxurious beds, with high quality linen and great pillows. I could sleep the day away in these beds - amazing for a Best Western!

Nice, friendly staff, good customer service and they are always very nice to talk to.

The bathtubs aren't properly cleaned - the shower/tub surround is always full of soap scum and I've cleaned a straight line down the middle of the weeks or months worth of scum before just to prove a point! The rest of the room generally seems to be clean enough, but almost every time that I stay here the bathtub is filthy! I think they clean the edges of the tub, the taps and the interior is wiped down, but not along the shower walls higher up. No tip for the housekeeping staff here.

Quaint little restaurant attached to the hotel which is convenient + great service as well.

Rooms here are overpriced for a drive in unit motel - they should be much cheaper, but there really isn't anywhere else to stay nearby so I assume that is why they can charge "hotel" prices.

Very old dated thermostats here too (in farenheit scale which started to phase out in Canada in the early 70's) it can be difficult to get the heat adjusted here. Have experienced on one occasion a room in the winter that the heater wasn't working. Usually, if you turn it up higher, it takes time to heat up, but then becomes quite warm. It is best if you test it to adjust to your preference before going to sleep.

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If you would like a great night's sleep in a comfortable bed - I would highly recommend!
But if you want to have a clean shower or bath - ask to view a room prior to checking in.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tom M, General Manager at Aurora Inn, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Thank you for your comments. I was quite distressed to read your comments regarding the cleanliness of our guest bathrooms. In all truthfulness, this is the first time a guest has commented negatively on our housekeeping. Rest assured I have brought your comments to the attention of our Room Attendants, and we will obviously do our utmost to correct any deficiencies we may have in this department. Once again, thank you for your comments. Tom.
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Property: Aurora Inn
Address: 831 Main Street, Kingston, Nova Scotia B0P 1R0, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN Aurora Inn)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Kingston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aurora Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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