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“A pleasant stay at the Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck, Nova Scotia”
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Silver Dart Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We stayed at the Silver Dart Lodge, in Baddeck Nova Scotia, for 5 nights. It was the very first time we ever visited Cape Breton. We were not sure where to start (visiting). When we checked in the Silver Dart Lodge it was a pleasant welcome we had from Chad (at the front desk - check-in). Chad gave us some suggestions of what to see and what to do on the Cabot Trail. We also inquired about the hotel restaurant and the menu. Chad recommended two different meals. My wife took one and I took the other one. Of course, we also shared and tasted both meals. It was absolutely wonderful. The dinner meals were of great quality.

The room was big and very clean. The staff were very courteous. If we ever visit Cape Breton, I would book my stay at the Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck without hesitation. It's location is very close to downtown Baddeck. You can easily walk or take your car.

I highly recommand this hotel.

If you choose to go there, please say hi to Chad for me. Thanks
Louis

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We enjoyed a second floor KNS room #12 in the Main Lodge. However, this seems a misnomer since our wing was adjacent to, but not adjoining, the main building. Our two night Stay-cation package rate was reasonable for the spacious, clean room with balcony overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. Our room had been recently renovated with big screen TV, refrigerator, and comfy pillow top mattress. Only the plastic chairs on the balcony needed scrubbing; otherwise, the area was well groomed and clean. We were given vouchers toward breakfast in the hotel dining room. The resort area includes pool, laundry, fitness center, and trail down to the lake which we did not use.

We dined one evening in McCurdy's, located in the Main Lodge, while watching the sunset over the lake. Food was tasty. The next evening we went into Baddeck -- too far to comfortably walk -- and dined at the Lynwood Inn. Very good.

We initially booked the room in Baddeck out of convenience before heading out on the Cabot Trail. But once there, we discovered Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretation Center as well as the wharf and Main Street shopping areas. Traveling a bit further, we golfed at the Dundee Golf Club, a challenging, mountainous course offering amazing views of the lakes. We appreciate Trip Advisor helping us find the Silver Dart Lodge. We had a great visit!

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Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

Wifi is painfully slow, room is nice and large, view blocked by main lodge. I'd try another spot if staying in baddeck another night. Restaurant menu was limited so we had dinner elsewhere. Overall it was pretty good but not great.

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

The staff were so friendly and helpful and completely surprised us by upgrading our room to a lake view room that was absolutely enormous. Clean, modern, all the amenities we needed, comfy bed, great restaurant (gave my husband free coffee outside of their operating hours, just because he was there exploring. How nice.) The rate was incredibly inexpensive for all the perks. You can't go wrong here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the lake.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

My husband and I recently returned from Cape Breton. We came upon the Silver Dart and decided to pull in. From the moment we walked into the lobby we were greeted very warmly by the front desk. A special thank you to Debbie and Hilda for all their help and assistance. The lodge itself is beautiful. The grounds are well maintained and the views are unbelievable. The rooms are quite large and very clean. The restaurant was also very nice and we had an enjoyable dinner. Baddeck is a beautiful town to explore with many things to see and do. Would definitely return.
Angelo and Gail

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Nice room and comfy bed! The hotel staff was very nice. Our room opened to a patio with a beautiful view. I have only two small complaints, the first cleaning staff should sweep down the hundreds of spiders hanging over your heads yuck! The second complaint is about a rude neighbor, we experienced her snide remarks because we were talking to loud on the patio at 8:45 pm on Saturday night! Get real lady!

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We recently stayed in the main lodge on the lower level. The room had a comfortable king-sized bed, coffee maker, fridge and a large flat-screen tv.

Pros: Comfortable, large and very clean room with a porch/balcony and a lovely waterview. Quiet location about a 10 minute walk from downtown Baddeck. Classic, neutral decor. Good nature trail and nice swimming pool. Excellent, friendly service. Good food at breakfast buffet ($15 a person, not included in room rate). Wonderful black-out drapes.

Cons: Being on the lower level meant that we heard movements of our neighbours above. There is no fan in the bathroom, but there is a window to open. Air conditioning is an older unit that is noisy, but there are several windows to open in the bedroom.

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Address: 257 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Baddeck
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Baddeck
Price Range: £94 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Silver Dart Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MacNeil House is located in beautiful Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, sharing a 90-acre property with the Silver Dart Lodge. Whether you want to sit and relax on our observation deck while taking in the beautiful scenery and gorgeous view of the Bras d'Or Lakes or get active and take a hike on the walking trails, kayak on the lakes, or take part in our Cabot Trail Treasure Hunt, our goal is to help you build a better Cape Breton vacation. Relax, unwind and let our knowledgeable staff guide your Cape Breton adventure, the perfect starting point for your Cabot Trail experience. Our Taste of Nova Scotia approved restaurant, McCurdy's Dining Room includes a lounge area and patio. Enjoy your afternoons and evenings with our heated swimming pool, private waterfront, and forested nature trails. Variety of hotel rooms and chalets, open mid-May to mid-October. ... more   less 
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