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The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dingwall
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay. We had a log room which was very large and facing the ocean. Food in the evening was fabulous. A walk along the beach was really breathtaking. It is a great location positioned along the Cabot trail.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We booked this place because of its location on the cabot trail coupled with good reviews.
We stayed B&B, the cabin was well made, spacious and clean. It faced out over the inlet and away from the prevailing wind.
The food was local and fresh, I had trout sourced locally which was amazing. They bake their own scones for breakfast.
The walk down the beach was great although the weather wasn't all that good but at least it didn't rain on me, on a clear day the view must have been amazing

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

After reading the reviews we booked this place, we were not disappointed. The cottages are rustic cabin style with lots of storage, a full kitchen complete with oven, dishes, pots and pans etc. Clean, with comfy beds and a high pressured shower (perfect after a long ride through the trail) We woke to the most amazing sunrise on their private beach. Quiet and clean, a perfect hidden gem!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

My parents were visiting from Illinois and I wanted to take them and the kids - aged 4 and 6 - to see the Fall Colours in Cape Breton. A friend had recommended The Markland so I though I'd give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did. The whole experience was perfect - from the scenery, to the accommodations, to the food and the staff. i really could go on and on, but suffice it to say our evening was one of the nicest evenings we've spent anywhere and we WILL return.

This place has it figured out. the cottage we stayed in was clean, well appointed, comfortable and just rustic enough to add to the aura without being uncomfortable. The beachfront is one of the nicest I've been to in Nova Scotia (I moved here 8 years ago). The dinner was top-rate: fresh, local ingredients, great service, and they were VERY great with the kids. We felt welcome and relaxed the whole time.

Don't think twice about booking a stay here. You will not be disappointed.

Thanks, Markland, for a great introduction to Cape Breton beauty and hospitality.

Room Tip: We found Cabin 9 (a two bedroom with a pull-out sofa) to be PERFECT for 3 adults (Dad, Grandma and G...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Traveled 3600 miles in 8 days to see the sights of Nova Scotia. The Markland was the highlight of our overnight accommodations as we prepared to check out the Cabot Trail. Our Inn Keeper was so welcoming and the evening meal she provided was some of the best food we ate during our travels. When I asked if the Mussels were local, she replied they came from the bay just outside of your window. We awoke the next morning to one of the most spectacular sun rises. A very special place! Salem, OH

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a place of beauty to get away from it all this is your stop. No TV's, limited internet or phone service this place takes youback to when travel was not a connected experience. Our cottage overlooked the bay and the Sunrise was spectacular to behold. The room was clean, spacious with a great shower. We enjoyed the casual continental breakfast but chose to eat elsewhere even though they serve dinner by reservation. Come here, get away, relax.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Stayed overnight at the Markland and had one of the cabins closest to the beach. Although we did not book the kitchen area in the building, we were told by Patterson when we arrived that we could use it. He was very helpful at check in and very friendly. The rooms are cabin style rooms and are comfortable, with a king sized bed and sofa. Everything was clean and what we had expected from previous reviews. The weather was perfect and the views of the ocean and surrounding hills and beaches beautiful. Great place to walk, perhaps swim in the summer months, or just sit and relax. The mosquitos did get a bit bad in the early evening, but that was the only negative thing that happened. We made a reservation at the restaurant and had a delicious meal of local trout. I would definitely stay here again if I was travelling in the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed them and our stay at the Markland.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages

Address: 802 Dingwall Road | P.O. Box 47, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada (Formerly The Markland Coastal Resort)
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Dingwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dingwall
Price Range: £59 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
The Markland Coastal Hotel Dingwall
Markland Coastal Resort

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