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Margaree Riverview Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Margaree Forks
Cadiz, Kentucky
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128 reviews
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I called in reservations about a month in advance after contacting by e-mail about the date I needed. A few days after I called to confirm the reservation, he called to say they had made an error, and did not have the room I had requested, then within an hour he called and said they had had a cancellation. When I arrived, he had no record of my reservation, but the place was completely empty so it was no problem getting a room. I was sure thankful I hadn't encountered this much reservation confusion on any other night of our 3 week trip!! The room was large with a king bed, fridge, and wifi and was clean but very musty smelling. By the way, you do not a a view of the river in the deluxe rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Contrary to recent reviews, i thought this place was great value for the price - the room was very clean with a microwave, refridgerator and coffee maker - paying half of what we paid in other places. The owner was a little mercurial - but OK.
It was too cold to use the pool - but we did use the extensive grounds to play football with our toddler! The access to the river is a bonus as is the Information Centre right opposite the road. Breakfast at The Dancing Goat about 7km ahead is a must - not many eating options close by.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kentville, Canada
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Great price but don't expect much. Was a cheap and more comfortable option to camping but wouldn't want to stay any longer than a single night. The room was dated but clean. Walls were very thin and we could hear everything our neighbours were saying. Beds were very uncomfortable because they were so short that my feet were hanging off the end (I'm only 5'5"). They had a nice pool but not much else.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Lynne H
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Almonte, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

I agree with other reviews that the rooms are clean but outdated. There are no touches that make you feel comfortable, we found the rooms quite sterile. Unlike other reviews we did not find the owner friendly, communicative, or helpful. We found services in the town lacking and, if we had to do it again, we would have just driven through to Baddeck for the night. It might be different if you were there to fish. I can't imagine spending a honeymoon there but each to his own.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Barbara C
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

We used this hotel as our homebase during our honeymoon for exploring Cape Breton. The room was a great value for what we paid. Yes there was outdated carpet, but the rooms were spotless, linens were very clean and the service was fantastic. We were thrilled that they were dog friendly and were pleased with the fresh towles and coffee for the machine each morning. We will definately be back.
Blaine and Amber

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amber R
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Savoy, Illinois
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

I was glad the room had an air conditioner.
It was 8:30PM. Owner did not answer phone when we needed extra towels that night of our stay.
Spiders by the bed and other places around the room. Towels did not smell fresh.
I was glad to be out of there the next morning.
I paid $110.00 Tax included for this place. Why??
Very disappointed. Manager was so nice to talk when we had booked the place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Vlovetotravel
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Travellers are raving about these Margaree Forks hotels

Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

This is quiet, clean, very nice place in a beautiful neighbourhood. The owner saved our life by giving us the room in the middle of the night when all other motels and B&B were full or closed office. In several other motels we tried to call the owners on telephone numbers given on the piece of paper, but it always was only an answering machine.
We're very thankful for respecting the guests and being for them 24/7.
We definitely recommend this place! :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dominika J
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Additional Information about Margaree Riverview Inn

Property: Margaree Riverview Inn
Address: 21045 Route 19 | Junction Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia B0E 2A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Margaree Forks
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Margaree Forks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Margaree Riverview Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Halfway between Baddeck and Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail our Inn is ideally situated to explore Cape Breton Island. Only minutes to the coastline of the Cabot Trail. Daytrips to Fort Louisbourg, golfing in Cheticamp, Baddeck, Dundee or Ingonish. Close to the entrance of the Cape Breton National Highland Park. Our property is situated on a hill overlooking the two rivers South West Margaree and North East Margaree joining in Margaree Forks. ... more   less 
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