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154 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel, on the highway not far from central Baddeck occupies a lovely site overlooking the water. Each tier of rooms is higher than those below so the view is consistent. There are coin operate laundry facilities but goodness me, outside in a shed, they must have been years old and I wondered if they would work at all, fortunately... More 

Thank springbanktraveller
Cathy L, Manager at Cabot Trail Motel, responded to this review

Hi Folks, We are glad that our laundry facilities worked out for you and that your laundry task was completed. Our facility is older true, but clean and well maintained. We certainly apoligize if your experience with service was not as expected. It is always helpful to let us know at the time, this would certainly enable us to make... More 

Maine, USA
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60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed here for 10 days during Celtic Colours Festival. We were in a chalet, which was perfect for a long stay, as we really enjoyed the privacy of this little cabin. There is nothing fancy here, but you couldn't ask for a more friendly and clean, comfortable place to stay. The employees treated us like family, always with a... More 

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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stayed here after checking out early from Trailsman. I got one of the little chalets in the back, and was very happy with it. The only thing I didn't like, and it seemed to be a trend with the hotels in this region, was the mattress was pretty awful. Very stiff and not much cushion. Place was clean and with... More 

Thank skpr77
Cathy L, Manager at Cabot Trail Motel, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for your kind words, To let you know for your next visit the matresses in all the chalets and our hillside rooms will be replaced for the 2017 season. This will complete our bed upgrade, where all beds will be no more than three years old. Winter well, and thank you for your visit. Until next... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip to Cape Breton and this motel served us well to be in the middle of it all . Very clean older style motel and friendly staff with good food in restaurant . Not the quietest motel with people on either side can hear conversations in other rooms . If looking to sleep in in the... More 

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New Jersey
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Loved this quaint place. Older but very clean and comfortable. Best of all were adirondack chairs on our private deck facing the water. I would have love to see more of the area and stay here longer than one night. Maybe next time. The restaurant was right on the property and our large group had both dinner and breakfast. Everything... More 

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Cathy L, General Manager at Cabot Trail Motel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look fprward to seeing you again. More 

Willington, Connecticut
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our anniversary trip brought us to cape Breton NS , and this lovely motel. Family run, the room was immaculate! We had a beautiful view of Bras D'Or and a lovely deck to sit and enjoy it! Cathy the owner, was such a peach! The girl who worked the night shift was so welcoming , and friendly. Brenda - the... More 

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89 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were turned away from several large hotels. Two I spoke with said "try this place" so we did. It's not our normal type of spot but it did itself well. First it didn't smell...you know it when you smell it, trying to cover something else! It was dated but the bed (and, yes, the pillow!) were comfy. Considering we... More 

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Cathy L, General Manager at Cabot Trail Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

In addition to being gorgeous and fascinating in and of itself, Baddeck is a great, central location for exploring Cape Breton-- everything is w/in 30 minutes or less. And Cabot Trail Motel is on the water and 5 minutes from busy downtown Baddeck. Our room was smallish for a queen bed but adequate ( it's an economy motel, not a... More 

1 Thank Sam S
Cathy L, Manager at Cabot Trail Motel, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for your kind words, I remember your visit, and I'm glad you enjoyed Baddeck Gathering Ceilidh. We so enjoy sharing our cultural experiences with our guests. Winter well, Until next time. Cat More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed two nights. Even though on the highway you hardly notice, since the units are up a nice, long hill. Gorgeous view. Clean and well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff. Onsite restaurant is convenient, simple, adequate. No fridge in room. A/C blew the circuit breaker several times (but it was unusually hot & humid; and the problem was fixed... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed here 2 nights, due to a mix up at another "lodge" in Baddeck, so glad we had the mixup! We loved this Motel, had a very nice room with deck, great neighbors,,second night we had a Chalet, was just as nice and own private deck, Fridge and microwave. Did the trail, loved our whole experience, and can bet... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under NEW Ownership in 2013 we are settled on the shore of the Bras d'Or Lake, this family run Motel sits on top of a beautiful hill overlooking the lake. We have a private beach and docking facility, and a heated in-ground pool. Our Cabot Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast and Dinner, with most seats providing amazing views of the lake. We are 5 minutes drive from the Village of Baddeck, and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. A wonderful stop for two nights when traveling around the world famous Cabot Trail. We are a small, comfortable, CLEAN, family motel that specialize in making our guests feel at home. We are " A refreshing stop along the way..." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabot Trail Motel

Address: 8450 Trans Canada Hwy 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Baddeck
Price Range: ₹ 6,332 - ₹ 7,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabot Trail Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Cabot Trail Hotel Baddeck
Cabot Trail Motel Baddeck, Nova Scotia
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Any room, any tier”
 of 5 bubbles springbanktraveller, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The chalets are separate and perhaps a little quieter & bigger than the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles GeeDubya, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Chalets quieter, but beds more comfy in motel rooms, a couple more pillows would be great too, but a neighbor loaned us 2,,lol”
 of 5 bubbles A5109HYcarolp, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further back would have less traffic noise. Lake view is also available.”
 of 5 bubbles rosalieb834, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I think most rooms have a view of the lake”
  • A beautiful spot after a day of riding on the Harley
 of 5 bubbles ScottD800, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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