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Inn at Glendyer
Ranked #3 of 7 Mabou B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2014

My friend and I visited Nova Scotia for the first time this July, I had booked a night at The Inn at Glendyer so that we could hear music at the Red Shoe pub. Esther was reassuring when I called that afternoon, saying that we could come in at any time we needed, and we should enjoy our long drive from PEI and our time at the pub. We could not have been more delighted when we arrived at 10 PM and found a beautiful, clean and cozy inn. The decor is tasteful and artistic, with many very practical touches which I truly appreciate. Things like enough hooks and a place to set toiletries are simple, but add to ease and comfort. The room was charming, with a little "attic room" off the main bedroom, which had it's own sitting area and bed. The bathroom was large with a jacuzzi bath and rainshower. My companion went out for a run in the morning on the path right across the road. Breakfast was beautifully done, and served in the elegant dining room. Best of all, Alan and Esther are the sweetest and kindest people you can imagine. I wish we could have stayed longer, and I would certainly recommend this to anyone in that area of Nova Scotia. I also appreciated that it is a "shoes off" house, which speaks to the cleanliness maintained and the comfortable feeling of home that you feel immediately upon entering. We told others all along our trip of our excellent experience here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

When we arrived in June, 2014, Alan and Wai Ping Finlay told us that they were the new owners and had been on the premises for two weeks. This B&B had been closed for about six months during the ownership transition. The Finlays did all they could to make sure that we were comfortable. The house and grounds are lovely, with a nice living room for guests including a small refrigerator. Breakfast was wonderful and filling. The property is bordered by a rushing creek, and across the street is a well-maintained trail for walking or jogging. If the Finlays can keep up with the maintenance on this property, their goal to operate a quality B&B should be successful.

Room Tip: All rooms appear attractive and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were here in September and wanted to hear as much local music as possible. Wow! We came to the right place. Not only did Jill make us feel welcome, she even has the daily music events posted in the hall. She learned our music tastes and steered us to the right venues. Our room was comfortable and cozy and we enjoyed delicious breakfasts served around the big dining table-a perfect place to meet the other guests. We hope to get back here during the Celtic Colours festival and look forward to seeing Jill and staying at her lovely inn.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank D S
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The Inn at Glendyer is starting to feel like my home away from home when I visit Cape Breton. The location is excellent for The Red Shoe Pub, Glenora Distillery, traditional dances, hiking and beaches. I always take a daily walk along the river. Beds and linens are very comfortable and rooms are tasteful with tubs and toilets in the rooms (versus down the hall). Breakfast has lots of choices which I appreciate depending how much I have indulged the night before. Reserve early.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Rose M
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is your perfect country B&B - not too fancy but with lots of character. The owner, Jill, welcomed us and answered all of our questions about our local entertainment and dining choices for the evening. She also helped us locate the beaches in the area and hiking trails in the Mabou Mines trail system. Breakfast was much more than I expected and included several items from which to choose served buffet-style. We had a wonderful conversation around the breakfast table with the other guests and then it was off to drive the Cabot Trail. Wish we had booked another night.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JohnthePiper
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This B&B has been tastefully restored. I particularly like the soft and soothing pastels in each bedroom along with a matching quilts. The bathrooms are wonderful with very nice fittings and all the bathrooms are en suite so that you do not have to leave your room in the middle of the night. We used the sitting room which has a fridge for guests and a tea cart with a wide selection of teas. This is a well run and inviting location from which you can explore the local music and scenary.

Room Tip: We enjoyed Room No. 1 which has sand dollars print sheets and quilt in pale blues and yellows.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This historic B&B is located in a secluded glen next to a river. The setting is wonderful as is the well tended house. The owner is friendly, welcoming and full of helpful information. We had eggs, ham, scones, juice, fresh melon and berries, yoghurt, granola, toast, tea and coffee served buffet-style for breakfast - more than ample. Make sure to walk the labyrinth in the back yard. Also nearby is a wonderful hike in the Mabou Mines area to the "Look Off" that Jill, the owner, told us about. Of course, The Red Shoe Pub is also a must and about a 5 minute drive from the inn.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Arthur P
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Additional Information about Inn at Glendyer

Address: 356 Smithville Rd, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Mabou
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mabou
Price Range: £65 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Inn At Glendyer Mabou, Nova Scotia

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