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“Superb !!!”
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Oceanstone Resort
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Superb !!!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My wife, child and myself enjoyed 5 amazing days here. The location is perfect, cottage was small, but very well appointed. Service was exceptional. Front desk help Grayce spent a lot of time to answer every question we had to ask. We learned more from her about NS, than we were able to learn in the other 10 days in the province.
Big THANK YOU !!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Stayner, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We rented top portion of a cabin, it was clean however no utensil, half lights didn't work, shower leaked, No air conditioner and they used bottom for storage that they banged around in early in the mornings.
Staff wasn't very helpful on check in

The grounds and site was well looked after.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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lizzie m, Owner at Oceanstone Resort, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
I am so sorry and apologize that your stay with us had some issues. We will look to correct the issues that you mentioned in the unit and thank you for your feedback. We always look to strive for continued improvement of the resort and the specific units. Thank you again and hope to see you back another time.
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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We could not have asked for a better destination wedding in Canada. Thank you to Liz (the owner), Roxanne, Troy, Grace and Taylor for making our dream wedding come true. We wanted to have a destination wedding that supported a province we loved and connected with. We wanted to share our great experiences of the Maritimes with our guests. Oceanstone was the best place to do that. From the moment we booked our wedding at this resort, we felt important! Roxanne was a huge help to me as I was planning our wedding from the other side of the country. The moment we arrived at the resort, I felt an instant relief. Not only did Roxanne, Troy and Taylor have rooms ready to go for our guests, but they had popcorn and lemonade ready for our guests. They helped me unload the SUV filled with wedding stuff and instantly went to work. I have never met a more organized team with large smiles on their faces. I swear - they were as excited for us to be getting married as we were. Every last detail was dealt with, and I never heard of any problems. Roxanne and Troy are true professionals, who really love what they do!
We hosted a lobster boil for our rehearsal dinner. The chef, Brian, is FANTASTIC! He not only prepared one of the best meals of our trip, but he provided entertainment for our guests as well. The lobster was sublime as were the salads and pies that were brought out. The set-up of the rehearsal dinner was right beside the ocean. I gave Roxanne some shells and candles and she made it look so romantic and elegant. Their staff, attended to all of our guests with their smiling faces, kind words and doing a great job at the bar! Every person had an amazing time at our first event.

The wedding... was... SPECTACULAR! Without Roxanne and Troy I would have been lost. I am sure of it.... Roxanne kept me and my girls on track without being demanding... she had the guys organized, ready to go and happy. Not only did Roxanne and Troy set up a gorgeous ceremony site, but there were 0 issues. I had an idea of what I wanted the wedding ceremony to look like and they hit every single point down to the last detail. Destination weddings are popular, but choosing a Canadian destination wedding was spectacular. We were able to introduce our American friends and family, as well as our Canadian friends and family to a part of our country that very few people get to see in their lifetime.

The accommodation's were incredible. We not only were able to host a BBQ for our guests who were not part of the rehearsal dinner, but we also had a fire in the fire pits every night we were there. The views from the cottages and most of the rooms are great. You are in close proximity to the ocean and can hear and smell the ocean from anywhere on the resort.

The Rhubarb restaurant served amazing food! Their service is incredible! At 1030am they made 5 large pizza's for my girls so we could eat while we were getting ready for the wedding. The knew our party, guests and even us throughout our time at the resort. We could not thank them enough for how delicious their meals were and refreshing their service was!

We could not thank Liz, Roxanne, Troy, Taylor, Grace and Brian enough for their hard work. We not only felt very loved and cared for, but our guests did as well. From the scenery to the service and from the cozy cottages to the sounds of the ocean at night, this resort is like no other. Maritimers are some of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life. I was lucky to marry one, but we were even luckier to meet the staff of Oceanstone and have them be a part of our day. Thank you Oceanstone for making our dreams become a reality. We could not have accomplished what we did without you and your staff. They are invaluable! And as Ron says "they all deserve a raise" LOL!

We will be back to Oceanstone... not for another wedding... but for our anniversaries down the road.

Room Tip: The cottages sit steps away from the ocean. We fell asleep every night to the sound of the ocean cra...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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lizzie m, Owner at Oceanstone Resort, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you so much ! The whole team loved meeting the two of you and all of your family and friends. It was such a beautiful time - we wish you both all the love and happiness and look forward to keeping in touch. Thanks again !
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I can't say enough about the Oceanstone Resort. The view is stunning. The tides are so beautiful watching them coming and going on the deck of the cottage in the bright sunlight. The firepits are easy to light and wonderful to sit around in the evenings. Watching the Lobster boats dropping off their nets and collecting them. Very educational and enjoyable in every way. The cottages have every home spun necessity. Beautiful Nova Scotia experience.

Room Tip: You will have to go and choice the room or cottage you want as they are all beautiful
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Hong kong
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210 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I spent 2 nights here as part of a wedding party in July 2013.
It is beautiful, individual cottages which were perfectly furnished, and the staff were extremely accomodating and helpful.
The location itself is remote, and you will need a car to get around, but if you are looking for a peaceful beachside getaway, then this is perfect.
I stayed in one of the rooms above the restaurant. The bed was super comfy with tons of natural light. The other guests stayed in the cottages and I got to spend a day or so at the 'bride's cottage' and that was spacious, well furnished, great little kitchen and amazing views.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charlottetown, PE
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights in the beginning of may. We stayed in rhubarb 2. These rooms were just done over and they're beautiful. The bathroom had a nice walk in shower which was a plus for us. The room is a little small but down the hall there's a kitchen to use that has a microwave fridge and dishes to use. There's no ice in the freezer but we had brought our own. There's a deck off the room and the view is gorgeous!!! It was so quiet out there it was very relaxing.
The only thing with the rhubarb rooms is that there's a restaurant underneath and when they open up it's noisy. Luckily we were there in the slow season so the restaurant was only open 11-4.
This is a great location for a relaxing night away. Peggy's cove is really close and there's a superstore and gas station only 20 mins away.
We would definitely return to this place! We may pick a cottage next time.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Booked a one night stay in a cottage expecting something earthy and rustic. Got a top class room, first rate service and a brilliant location and a memory for a lifetime.

Oceanstone is just past the iconic Peggy's Cove outside Halifax, NS. The locale is the definition of scenic, and the grounds are immaculately kept while seeming completely at home with the natural beauty of the area. The private beach is stunning (we didn't swim) for walks or star gazing.

Our cottage, The Pines, features a room what you think would be an attic, but is a clean, serene space with windows on three sides, a beautiful deck with adirondack chairs you can sit outside in, an airtub that comfortable accommodated me (well over 6 feet and 200 pounds) and my wife, light hardwood floors, a loveseat that looks over the water, and a sumptuous bed. It's in the middle of the compound, but because you're on the second floor, no one can see into the room, and you see over any people walking to and from to their respective cottages.

The room was spotless, and we found a complimentary bottle of red wine with a handwritten note wishing us a happy anniversary. It was quiet and peaceful- we opened the windows and let the rolling sea sounds wash in as the soundtrack.

We ate at the Rhubarb restaurant on the grounds and had an incredible meal. The staff there were personable and fun, and obviously cared a lot about us enjoying our meal.

In the morning, we enjoyed some brilliant fresh, dark roast coffee and a warm from the oven cinnamon bun at the bakery underneath the Rhubarb.

It was worth every penny we spent- best anniversary yet. It was a 40 minute drive from the city, but it felt like we were a whole country away. Felt refreshed by the whole experience. Highly recommend it!

Room Tip: The cottages cost more than suites, but the privacy and quiet they provide is REALLY worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Oceanstone Resort
Address: 8650 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3P4, Canada (Formerly Oceanstone Inn & Cottages)
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Indian Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Indian Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceanstone Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet, comfortable and stunningly beautiful, Oceanstone provides a natural escape from a world stuck in fast forward. Weddings are our specialty, along with corporate retreats and getaways. Close to Halifax, Peggy's Cove and major attractions. ... more   less 
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Oceanstone Inn And Cottages
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