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“Lands end in Cape Breton” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oakwood Manor Bed and Breakfast

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Oakwood Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Cape North B&B and Inns
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lands end in Cape Breton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

Since booking a bed and breakfast is a bit of a trust experience, this one turned out to be worth the investment.
The directions leave one a little unsure about the route but it turns out so happily that this is most likely quickly forgotten, as I did.
The house is a unique family treasure and if there had been a brief history for the guest to take away that would have added to the sense of being let in on the lore of the place.
If you like antiques and the modern superbly blended,(wi fi a thankful thing for my daughter who had her own lap top and the real antiques for my taste in place of the usual over done victorian thing in most bed and breakfasts that give me a toothache) you too will like your stay here.
Boo to the dead animals stuffed and displayed. I think I can safely say that most people who come to a bed and breakfast are looking to see and appreciate live animals in their environment and not dead animals in ours.
Breakfast was great fun but the information about our vegetarian request was lost between the booking and the serving. Gave me concern only because my husband has a severe allergy that was also discussed with the person who took the booking. I have now learned to cover that ground at the booking and immediately upon arrival just in case.
Our family loved the place and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank artlover87
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Indiana
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

We stayed at the Oakwood Manor during our vacation in Nova Scotia. We only stayed for one night as we traveled aound Cape Breton, but I wish we had stayed longer. This B & B is in a beautiful area surrounded by peace and quiet. The rooms were very clean and decorated nicely. The woodwork throughout the house was beautiful! There are no sounds of traffic to disturb your sleep. It was wonderful to sleep with a breeze coming through the window. Breakfast was cooked to order eggs with bacon. I highly recommend the Oakwood Manor while staying on Cape Breton. This is the perfect place to get away from city life.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lighthouseladysb
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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

We had a wonderful day on Cape Breton and were just so delighted to arrive at the Oakwood Manor. Sandra greeted us warmly, showed us us room, the comfy den and where we could get coffee and tea, as well as use the computer. The room was lovely and the outdoor gardens and trails were so welcoming and inviting. Gardens like these are reason enough to visit here but an added bonus was the wonderful and tasty breakfast in the morning. Don;t miss the drive to Meat Cove. Well worth it!

Just a note on the folks who complained about being charged for reservations. Innkeepers cannot make a living unless they have these rules and likely could have rented the rooms had you not reserved. Give them a break for trying to make a living.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank patj0hn
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New Jersey
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

This property has been in the owner's family since the 1800s, and the building was built in the 1930s using various types of hardwood from trees on the property. it is very homey and pleasant (though I confess I'm one of those people who's not crazy about deer heads mounted on the wall -- and there's one in the guest parlor). As other reviewers have said, there's a trail on the property and the property is beautiful. The innkeeper offered suggestions about where (and where not) to eat, which was very useful since options are a bit limited. If you're traveling without a laptop and need computer access, there's a computer available for guest use. There's self-service tea/coffee in the evenings; there's nice screened-in porch where you can sit and read a book. Breakfast is fine and we certainly would stay there again. A very peaceful place at the end of a country road.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wotanleroy
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Guelph
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2010

Arriving late in their B&B home did not matter, we were welcome with warmth and kindness. The house is beautiful! accomodation was great! and off course the breakfast was good 'bacon and eggs'

Tip: For travellers with 'Rogers' cell phone provider the signal in this area is not good at all, I did not have any signal on my phone. Try to arrive to your destination before 'sunset' to avoid the friendly 'Moose and Deer' on the road.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank trekker_001
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Halifax, Canada
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

What a view here! The mountains in the background, the grounds are wonderfully kept. The house is beautiful and the rooms were large. Everything was clean and breakfast was nice in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank waltdawn
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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251 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

The McEvoys were lovely, the location idyllic but maybe too remote for some! Our rooms were very pleasant, if a little old fashioned. Breakfast was disappointing in comparison to some of the other B&B's we stayed in. My one tip is to take the time to drive out to Meat Cove for wonderful seafood in the little cafe, The Chowder Hut, on the cliff top...don't be put off by the unpaved road, we did it on a motorcycle. The view was outstanding but no whales in sight sadly!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TopsMA
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Property: Oakwood Manor Bed and Breakfast
Address: Cape North, Nova Scotia, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Cape North
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cape North
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Number of rooms: 4

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