The motel is in an excellent situation right next to the shore of St. Ann's Bay. Conveniently located at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway 105 & the 11 Cabot Trail, it's quiet and well away from the road, yet in a most convenient location for exploring and making it a base.
I was there in late June for a night, but unexpectedly returned for another night in July when my plans changed last minute and I needed to be at the Gaelic College nearby, a testament to the motel that I chose to return to the same accommodation.
It's a family run property with Doug & Christine who are the most excellent of hosts, always happy to oblige with any request, along with great humour. They are dedicated to their guests and the property, their care and enthusiasm shows in the presentation of the grounds, exterior of the building and the rooms too.
Both rooms I stayed in were spacious and well equipped with fridge, hot beverage items, and good sized beds. The bathroom was well presented and everything throughout was spotlessly clean. There's good working space on the desk with a chair, with a light and power points. An additional chair to sit and look out of the window, although you can do that lying in bed too !
The view from all rooms is to the bay, just yards away from your window, it's worth the stay just for that alone! A bonus is when the eagle comes and perches right outside your window, as in the picture I took from inside the room.
The owners live in a detached property between the main block and reception, so always have their eye on things and available for any help or advice. Free wi-fi is available throughout. There's a restaurant next door, and as there's the owners property and reception between the two there's no noise from there either.
It's just 1km from the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts, which is certainly a place to visit, with its exhibition of how folks from overseas came to live there,m as well as craft shop and many activities too.
You couldn't wish for a better better hosts in a well managed property in a fantastic location.
- Also Known As:
- St Ann`s Motel & Cottage Hotel Baddeck
- St Ann`s Motel And Cottage
- St Ann's Motel & Cottage Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada