My wife and I traveled to the Cape Breton area as part of our 9 day trip to Nova Scotia. We reserved a room at the Sea Parrot based on proximity to the areas we wanted to see, and the ratings on Trip Advisor. However, when we arrived it wasn't what we thought it would be and suffice to say we were a little disappointed. We've stayed in many B&B's over the years and so we obviously have a certain expectation of what a typical B&B would be like. This one wasn't up to that standard, and wasn't as nice as many of the pictures suggest. The property leaves a bit to be desired in terms of appearance and landscape maintenance, and the room we were given was simply okay. The breakfast is served in the main house but it's a very small area. It's a very, very small kitchen area, and we didn't see any separation between the cooking area and the dining area, and there didn't appear to be anything resembling a typical sit-down and eat arrangement. The owners have small dogs who appear to have free roam of the house, including the kitchen area, which is a major turn-off for us. While we were in the house at the beginning the dogs were there and frequently barking. Since we weren't staying in the main house we overlooked it. However, we assumed that at least for the breakfast the dogs would be outside, but since they have a room adjacent to the kitchen where it appeared the dogs hung out we were concerned the dogs would be around for breakfast. Again, that's a major turn-off for us. Regardless, we never stayed that long so we can't say how it works out. We toured quite a bit of the Cape Breton area for the majority of the day, but left before evening and found another spot much more to our liking.
Our mistake was reserving a room before physically checking it out. We should have done that and had we done so we'd have passed on this spot and avoided paying for a room we never used. We wouldn't recommend this spot, but most certainly anyone considering it should check it out for themselves. Obviously from the ratings there are people who like it. Just not our cup of tea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are proud to announce our RATED EXCELLENCE AWARD from Trip Advisor & Flipkey Oceanfront Luxury Suites & Sea-side Cottages & 1-oceanfront private houses **5-STAR** Canada Select property. New - Modern 2-story Cape Cod style, 3,100 sq. Ft. Of luxury. Decorated with authentic southwestern furnishings that will keep your attention for hours. A large wrap around verandah that overlooks 14 acres of lush greenery and oceanfront views at the mouth of the beautiful St. Ann's Bay. We are more than just a B&B. We are a full service resort. All windows in this Manor, Apartment suites and cottages offer picturesque views of either ocean, mountain's or woods of plenty. Two oceanfront hot-tubs, sauna and two playgrounds. So much to do for all ages.Every unit on this spectacular property have a great oceanfront view. Nightly bonfires hosted every night for our guests to enjoy and meet other guests from around the globe. ... more less
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