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“Perfect B&B”
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Cloudside Hotel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Sun Peaks, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Perfect B&B”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was our third stay at the cloudside inn, every time is as good as the previous, the inn is an immaculate georgeous old house with character , the rooms are comfortable and clean and the breakfasts are always tasty and filling. Chris and Sally are very friendly and welcoming and the location is perfect.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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riotambopata, Owner at Cloudside Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
It was equally a pleasure to have you folks back! I hope that your decisions on where to live work themselves out, and that you are soon back to walking more easily. Thanks for looking us up again when visiting Nelson.

With regards,

Sally and Chris
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Three of us (parents and adult child) shared the top floor apartment at the Cloudside Inn and were very pleased with our night there. The apartment was spacious (although the bathroom is small) and comfortable. We didn't really need the kitchen as we were only there one night, but it was well equipped for a longer stay. The folder with restaurant information was very helpful, and we enjoyed chatting to Chris at breakfast time. Breakfast was very good. The Inn is centrally-located and within easy walking distance of the town centre (though it is a hilly town so pretty well everything involves a climb in one direction or another!).

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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riotambopata, Owner at Cloudside Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank-you for posting a good review about Cloudside Inn. Hopefully, the top floor just got a little bit better too, as we have just installed a large new front window which has improved that great view down the valley. We really appreciate that you took some time to write on TripAdvisor.

Chris
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for his birthday. When I made the reservation I told them it was my boyfriends bday.... They left chocolates in the room for him.. So so sweet!!!! The room was really nice! We had a lovely stay. It was quiet and peaceful. Breakfast was so good!! Had great time!! Will be staying here again!!!!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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riotambopata, Owner at Cloudside Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Very kind of you to take the time to review us, and we are glad that you boyfriend's birthday was a good one!

Sally
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Golden, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed 1 night at this delightful B and B with my girlfriend.
We stayed in the Aspen room, it was not huge but the size was no problem for the two of us. It has a private bathroom beside the room itself.
All rooms have beautiful decor and the bed was super comfy. The property is right in the centre of downtown Nelson and it is very clean and well presented.
The owners are very personable and friendly, and seem willing to go out of there way to make sure you have a fantastic stay. And the breakfast was to die for...keep up the good work.
Would highly recommend Cloudside Inn.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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riotambopata, Owner at Cloudside Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Sorry it has taken me a while to respond - I am very pleased that you had a good time at the Cloudside. Thanks for your comments about breakfast too - that's why they don't let me out of the kitchen...I have to keep on flipping those pancakes....

Chris
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Yet another glowing endorsement of this inn!! We stayed here for four nights on a ski trip to Nelson and I was very sad to have to leave. We had a lovely time on our trip and our stay at Cloudside was a big reason why. We have travelled all over BC and Alberta ski towns staying at similar type properties and Cloudside definitely sets the bar very high. The location is excellent - walking distance to all things of interest in town. Each room is unique and very lovely - we enjoyed sneaking peaks of the furnishings/decor of each one as we passed by. Our room/bathroom was spotless. I had the best sleeps I have ever had at a hotel/B&B; I am a very light sleeper but was never disturbed which surprised me given the age of the heritage property. The delicious breakfasts are different each day and offered plenty of fruits/veggies which are often lacking in other places. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I truly felt that Chris and Sally went WAY above and beyond to be accommodating and welcoming to their guests. Running a business like this means that the owners presence/personality contributes greatly to each guest's experience - Chris and Sally get this and set a shining example for everyone else in the industry. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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riotambopata, Owner at Cloudside Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
We are very glad that we could meet your expectations and make your trip to Nelson a great one. Thank-you for choosing to stay with us.

Chris and Sally
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Absolutely everything about the Cloudside Inn was wonderful (comfort, friendliness, breakfast quality, hominess) ... except the TV. Singular, no TV in the room and a small 30" (or so) old school one in the common room. To watch the big gold medal hockey game I had to get a dining room chair and put it right up to the TV. Hey Nelson's a sports/outdoor adventure town ... watching it on old technology just doesn't cut it. Don't mind going to a living room to watch, but hey Sally, 50" full 1080 HD TV's have really come down in price. Make a new statement and invest in one!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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riotambopata, Owner at Cloudside Hotel, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Thank-you for your review, and for your generous comments, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. However, we find it hard, and somewhat incredible, to believe that you took the time to post a review on TripAdvisor where the focus was on the TV alone. In common with many, many B&Bs, we opt not to have TVs in all of our rooms, and this is clearly outlined in our website room descriptions. The vast majority of our guests do not watch television whilst staying with us, and even thank us for allowing them to escape from the 'temptation' for a few days (especially those with children at home!). If this was of such paramount importance, as it seems in retrospect to have been, it would have been advisable to have checked this with us directly. However, you opted to book through a third party and we had no contact with you prior to your arrival.

The TV in the guest lounge is a 2013 HD 30" flat-screen model, wired to a satellite service with several hundred channel choices. Only a couple of years ago, this size of TV was hardly even on the market. We are grateful for the opportunity, if this information is ever helpful for any potential future guests, to state that we never, ever intend to buy a 50" home theater-style screen as it would be totally out of line with the nature of our business and our clientele, not to mention the architecture. If such a fixture is crucial to your plans, we do not hesitate to recommend somewhere like the Best Western Plus on Baker Street, which is an excellent hotel and one in which such facilities are accepted and expected, in line with their guest profile. However, we are not a Best Western or a motel; Cloudside Inn is a converted Victorian residence and tries to attract guests to whom such trappings are largely an irrelevance.

There is no issue with price here, but more an approach to style and ambiance, and a reflection of a certain level of values. A larger TV would be completely out of character for our home, the nature of the service we are offering, and the desires of the majority of our customers.

Nelson is indeed an outdoor/sporty community, but it is generally populated and visited by folks who get out there and do it, rather than sit at home and watch it. We welcome the feedback, but would like to take this chance to warn other future guests that we are not the best place in town to stay if a vast TV is a priority.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We always try to find a B&B rather than a hotel if we go to smaller places, and we’ve tried quite a few by now. Cloudside Inn is one of the top contenders; it has everything we look for in a B&B. We stayed in the Cedar room, which actually feels larger than what you expect from looking at the photos on their website. We had a nice view over the lake, town and mountains. The bed was very comfortable and there was a drawer with lots of room for clothes. The private bathroom is down the corridor, nice shower and very clean.

We took a peek at other rooms and they all looked very nice. The blue room (Fir) looked a bit crammed but has an on suite bathroom. The Willow suite looked really nice! Downstairs is a lounge with a small desk and (slow) computer, large TV screen with cable (also in all rooms) and books to borrow.

The breakfast at Cloudside really fulfilled our needs; yoghurt, fresh fruit and homemade granolas to choose from, and always a cooked breakfast on top of that (scones, quiche, scrambled, pancakes). We could do 5 h of skiing after that breakfast without needing to refill.
Very friendly staff and owners.

The B&B has a great location in the middle of Nelson “city centre”, close (walking distance) to shopping and restaurants.

Just remember to specifically e-mail/call them to get the $10 off when showing you lift tickets from Whitewater. We thought that was included by booking through their website, but it wasn’t.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cloudside Hotel
Address: 410 Victoria St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cloudside Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Although our heritage-listed building dates from 1900, Cloudside is a totally new hotel right in the heart of Nelson's historic downtown, offering stylish, contemporary alternative to standard accommodations for the discerning traveler. With just eight guest rooms (three of which have two separate bedrooms), we offer a high level of personal service and attention to detail. All of our individually-designed, modern rooms have private bathrooms, high-speed Internet access, refreshment facilities with fridges, HD satellite TV, a/c and individually controlled heating. ... more   less 
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