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Clifty Cove Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Indian Harbour
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

One location my 87 year old father and I ended up at during our 3,458 mile "bonding" trip was Peggy's Cove. First of all the area is unlike anything this Pennsylvanian has ever experienced, definitely worth traveling to. We arrived without reservations (we had no established itinerary) but since it was early June and still in their pre-season, Clifty Cove Motel was able to assist us. Wonderful young couple own the motel. The way we were greeted, we were immediately made to feel like part of their family. Extremely clean room with a spectacular view of the ocean/bay. May not be the most classy motel, but definitely worth every penny. You won't be disappointed either in the motel or the area.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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cliftycovemotel, Manager at Clifty Cove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you will come back!! I appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Thank you.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This Family run Motel is a Gem in the making. The addition of decks toward the ocean on some rooms is making it a destination resort.
The Linens and bath are alway clean but the dusting, vacuuming and web removal from the windows may be is left undone on multiple night stays. I am sure if one asked staff to clean any thing you saw they would!
I stay every hear when visiting family and love seeing the improvements mature!

Room Tip: Overnight get budget room more than a day get deck room or king room for couple!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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cliftycovemotel, Manager at Clifty Cove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. It is greatly appreciated. Your feedback will help us ensure future satisfaction to future guests. We hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

I needed an affordable room for a one night stay near Peggy's Cove, and the Clifty Cove Motel fit the bill. It is an older motel, but the room was nice and clean. It is right on the ocean; great view from my window. It is also a few minute drive to the Peggy's Cove lighthouse. The owner was very friendly. The only negatives are minor -- the towels were old and a bit musty, and the room got pretty cold -- but that was my fault for not turning the heat on before I went to bed. There aren't many places to eat later in the evening and early in the morning nearby, so plan accordingly. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Rachel T
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cliftycovemotel, Manager at Clifty Cove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. It is greatly appreciated.
Your feedback will help us ensure future satisfaction to future guests.
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

There aren't too many hotel/motel-type accommodations close to Peggy's Cove, which is where we needed to be. (There are several B&Bs, but we needed flexible breakfast hours). I was leery about a 2-star, older, side-of-the-road motel, but our options were limited, the reviews were great and the price was reasonable. Upon our arrival we were greeted warmly and our room looked clean and pleasant. It had a refrigerator, microwave, a nice TV and an updated toilet in an otherwise 1040s-style bathroom. I believe a real effort is made to present the place well.
However, at the risk of sounding a bit snooty, there was a feeling of "amateurishness" about it. And over the course of our 4-night stay, this feeling panned out. While we did get clean towels each day, found the bed straightened and our trash emptied, there was something missing and that something can best be described as professionalism and attention to detail. I'm referring to cleaning out the dead insects and webs that accumulate between window and screen; vacuuming or sweeping each day (there's no carpeting or throw rugs, or mats, and crumbs, etc. left in the morning are still there when you return later in the day); soap stubs are still in the shower; there are no tissues in the room. I know this all sounds picky, but things like that can leave a bad taste.
Still, this is far from a terrible option. In fact, the beds are very comfortable and the location is ideal. I just think a little more effort could make a world of difference.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The motel has a fantastic location with picture windows looking out onto the water. You go to sleep listening to the sounds of the water and the birds. Is close by to hiking areas, lots of scenic areas and, of course, Peggy's Cove. Great places to eat nearby or within a short drive that you don't mind due to the scenery. Owners just great - very friendly and obviously love what they are doing. Have great plans to continue their current upgrading of the rooms and services. I can't wait until I stay their again! Thanks for the wonderful stay...

Room Tip: Can request fridge and microwave.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

If you are always closeted in warm clothing to offset the cold in Canada, then it is prudent to escape to a sea side holiday. The Clifty Cove Motel in Halifax is just the place with glorious views of the sea from your rooms. Looking out from your hotel window the Atlantic Ocean is there in all its majesty only for you. Not just the view but also the sounds of the sea and the sea breeze invigorate you. The motel is so located that you could easily do day trips to Bridgewater, Lunenburg or Halifax. The motel is squeaky clean perhaps due to the involvement of the enlightened and friendly owners who go out of the way to make you comfortable. The food is decent and the service excellent. For a good and comfortable stay with basic amenities the hotel is priced just right and you would not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank BrRussellOp
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

This motel is literally right next to the ocean. Fabulous view from your room. Set on a lovely cove very near Peggy's Cove. Rooms were immaculately clean. It is not a fancy place but has everything you need and furniture and fittings all very tidy. Owners very friendly and helpful. Going to sleep with the sound of the ocean and distant fog horn was very nice indeed. We used this motel as a base to explore the area. Easy day trip to Lunenburg, etc. I would have liked to stay longer, and hopefully will return one day. A stunning part of Nova Scotia.

Room Tip: All rooms have views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Clifty Cove Motel

Address: 8444 Peggys Cove Rd | Peggy's Cove Area, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3R1, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Indian Harbour
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Indian Harbour
Price Range: £75 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clifty Cove Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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