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Louisbourg Harbour Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Louisbourg B&B and Inns
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
“A delightful stay”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Reservation issues were quickly sorted out, and we enjoyed this very well furnished and comfortable Inn. Imaginative and tasty breakfasts, and very pleasant staff to deal with. The location was very convenient for local restaurants and for the Louisbourg Fortress and the Globe Theatre.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I would have like to have stayed here but when we arrived we were told that there was only one room and not two reserved. Please double check you reservation. I feel more effort could have been made to find us better accommodation (two phone calls). Ended up in one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. Did have breakfast with our friends at Harbour Inn which was good. such a shame.

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Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I had a wonderful stay at the Louisbourg Harbour Inn. Room was cozy, clean and nicely decorated. The breakfasts were superb and, on mornings I could not eat the breakfast they were preparing because of gluten intolerance, they made scrambled eggs just for me. Very convenient place to stay if you are going to visit Louisbourg itself.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

just returned from spending a lovely 2 nights at the Louisbourg Harbour Inn. This is a charming restored mansion, with oak floors, great deck overlooking the harbour, located right next to the playhouse. It is squeaky clean, and contrary to a previous review we found our hosts gracious, and extremely helpful. They allowed us to do some personal business, using their printer and fax, which really took the stress of trying to hunt down a place in this remote fishing village to access the internet. The breakfast was scrumptious. The sturdy outside staircase at the rear allows easy access to second floor rooms, and there was lots of hot water, a powerful blow, dryer, and a ceiling fan to keep us cool. Thank goodness for this inn, as the village has fallen on hard times. Besides the Fortress of Louisbourg, we found the Glace Bay Miners Museum fascinating.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This lovely yellow house is in beautiful condition and is situated with a view of the bay. There is no A/C but probably doesn't need it 95% of the time -- we were there during an unprecedented heatwave, and even so the evening temps were comfy. We had a very pleasant room with access to a balcony to look over the harbour. We were going to a concert that evening in the Playhouse next door, so this was a very convenient location. The room was pretty and the shower was very nice. Breakfast (8 to 9 only) was delicious and beautifully presented. Our experienced hosts were pleasant and unobtrusive. This was a very nice choice and we highly recommend it, especially if you are visiting the fortress.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Macau, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The property is situated about 200 metres from the water, though the view is not exactly picturesque, as somewhat dilapidated buildings stand on the waterfront. Parking is at the back, and upstairs rooms are accessed via somewhat rickety external rear staircase. The main indoor staircase is at the front on the house, and being more than 100 years old, its use is not encouraged, other than to access the downstairs breakfast room and guests' lounge.
Our room was nicely appointed, and had opening windows, so we could forgo air conditioning. The bed was comfortable, and assured a good sleep.
Breakfast was a limited offering, but more than adequate to set us up for a visit to Fort Louisbourg. Dining options in Louisbourg are restricted; the Lobster Kettle is walking distance, and does good seafood, but don't expect too much.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed one night on a visit to Fortress Louisbourg. The inn is a very well restored and maintained Victorian house located in the middle of the village. The house was the family home of the owner who has two inns in Louisbourg, Our room on the second floor was spotless and nicely decorated as was the rest of the inn. The only things that made our visit less than ideal were a mattress that was softer than we are used to and the bright lights from the wharf area nearby that shine in the window if you leave the curtains open. Breakfast was very good and there are freshly made scones and muffins provided in addition to the featured entrée which changes. The owner and staff are friendly and very helpful.

Having read some of the other reviews I concur in the comments that indicate there isn't much to do or see in the village itself. There are only 2 restaurants and the one we chose was mediocre at best. However given that the tourist season is less than 3 months long, the village is small and Sydney is relatively close that did not come as a surprise. If you choose to stay in Louisbourg to have a relaxing start before attacking the Fortress (which opens at 9:30 am) you can't go wrong with the Louisbourg Harbour Inn

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Louisbourg Harbour Inn
Address: 9 Lower Warren St | Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1G6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Louisbourg
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Louisbourg
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Hotel Class:4 star — Louisbourg Harbour Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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