I was impressed with the quality of accommodation that I had found in Nova Scotia. The friendly welcome, the facilities provided and value for money too, so it was here at Allen's Motel, an extremely attractive and well run establishment. Since 1971 owned by the same family, initially 22 years by Jessie & Arthur Oakley, now by their son Michael and his wife Joan carrying on the family tradition, but who are now themselves near retiring.
The grounds and property are really well kept and the Innkeepers living on site ensures it stays that way, it really does have that family feel throughout. The basic units are in a line on the left, there's also suites, an upstairs room in the house and a cottage too. Mine was room 7 near the end of the main block looking from the entrance. The room had windows to front and rear, with desk, wired internet, telephone and separate bathroom. All shown in my pictures.
On the other side of the main drive is the office and reception as well as the breakfast room. It's been a tradition from the start that Allen's Motel serves a specific breakfast and it's only $3.50, the large tables are beautifully laid out with china in a very homely way. It's cooked and served by the owners themselves, it's such a lovely atmosphere too, certainly worth the experience alone.
Breakfast consists of a poached double-yolk egg on toast with local smoked back bacon. Toast, homemade jams, A choice of juice and coffee, tea or milk rounds off the menu. A very special place, I stayed two nights and sure I will return when in that area again.
- Also Known As:
- Allen`s Hotel Kentville
- Allens Hotel Kentville
- Allen's Motel Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada