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257 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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MacNeil House is located in beautiful Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, sharing a 90-acre property with the Silver Dart Lodge. Whether you want to sit and relax on our observation deck while taking in the beautiful scenery and gorgeous view of the Bras d'Or Lakes or get active and take a hike on the walking trails, kayak on the lakes, or take part in our Cape Breton adventures, our goal is to help you build a better Cape Breton vacation. Relax, unwind and let our knowledgeable staff guide your Cape Breton adventure, the perfect starting point for your Cabot Trail experience. Our Taste of Nova Scotia approved restaurant, McCurdy's Dining Room includes a lounge area and patio. Enjoy your afternoons and evenings with our heated swimming pool and forested nature trails. Variety of hotel rooms and chalets, open mid-May to mid-October.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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LynnaM59 wrote a review Yesterday
Beaconsfield, Canada17 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful location and view of the lake however the room left a lot to be desired. Most of the furniture was somewhat up-to-date but the bathroom is very dated and dimly lit. The carpet was stained, worn and very unappealing. The paint was old and chipped as were the windows and doors to the balcony. There was a very musty smell in the room which required all windows to be kept open. We were also told that due to Covid restrictions they would not come in to make up our room but as far as we can tell there are no moe restrictions.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Penny M wrote a review 7 Aug
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions5 helpful votes
The Silver Dart sits on a hill overlooking the Bras d'or Lake. It is a beautiful location with a stunning view. We have stayed there on several occasions. The Chalets are on the top of the hill, with picnic tables and a large lawn available for kids, cats and dogs. The Chalets are comfortable, spacious, clean and for us the best of all is they allow pets. Our 18 year old cat always enjoys the stay. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Liat E wrote a review 2 Aug
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Stayed at the East lodge first floor. Dated, for sure. Clean, yes. Damp, very! A/C doesn’t really help and very loud. Found couple crawling friends in bathroom thankfully I was first one in, not one of my kids. GM called to apologize and offered to have maintenance look the room over, which I said yes to. Pool was a nice added bonus if you will use it. I did not eat at the restaurant. They charge a resort rate for an average motel stay. I regret passing on the Inverary resort - the rate was higher but it includes breakfast. Here the buffet is $17/pp though I’m not able to speak to quality of good.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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NJ-Eric wrote a review 1 Aug
NJ449 contributions652 helpful votes
First the Good Things: Hotel is friendily staffed. they are knowledgeable. Restaurant is competent and pleasant to sit in. Wifi is fine . View is sensational. Lots of elbow room. A pleasant enough place to stay for a week overall. Housekeeping is quite helpful. However, there are undisclosed issues with the 2BR suite of which you should be aware before booking. Note that this is the priciest room in the entire resort. first off, we had been booking this room for a couple of years, disrupted by Covid and US and Canada entry rules for 2 years before finally making the vacation. When we got to the resort to check in, we were told for the very first time that the 2BR suite was a 3rd floor walk-up, with 2 double plus one single flights of stairs to get there. My wife and I are both 70+ so this was a horrid last minute surprise. further, there was no offer to help with luggage. We had a week's worth of luggage, complicated by the fact that the weather forecast had (incorrectly) suggested both hot weather and cool weather clothing. We had to lug all the suitcases up ourselves. When we got up to the suite, the temperature in the suite was about 80 degrees. After figuring it out, we saw that there were 3 single room A/C units in the suite which has 6 smallish rooms, plus hallways, plus a double staircase inside the suite's interior. Only one of the 3 A/C units was on, set on "economy". It took 3 days at full wattage to cool the suite down to 72 degrees. There were 3 tv's, but only 1 worked. To the resort's credit a man came up to fix them immediately, and we got to 2 working units. The 3rd tv never worked the entire week even though the only problem was in programming the remote! The refrigerator is VERY rusted on the inside, especially the back: sort of gross. The rug was stained, and there were tears in the wallpaper. The soap in the single bathroom is Budget 6 sized (we stayed at a Hampton Inn our last night due to plane timing and that had soap about 6 times the size of that at the resort). All this made for quite a bad first impression!! Over the week, the wear on us from the stairs was unpleasant at our age and condition. In retrospect, with a little transparency from the resort on the deficits of the suite, we probably would have still booked at Silver Dart but both sides of one of the chalets instead, so I am providing that transparency to future renters.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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FrequentFlier721562 wrote a review Jul 2022
Owen Sound, Canada4 contributions
The Silver Dart is part motel and part lodge. We stayed in a motel room with a view of the lake. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The bathroom and sink were separated, which made usage easier. We are at the restaurant and found the food to be tasty and well priced. The restaurant was busy the night we stayed and our entrees were free due to what management felt was an unacceptable wait. We made no complaints about the wait. To us, this is a sign of a well run business. I would recommend this as a stop if you are visiting the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John M wrote a review Jul 2022
Omaha, Nebraska133 contributions94 helpful votes
The Silver Dart Lodge is an older lodge/motel type of facility. It overlooks a beautiful lake. Has rooms in adjacent buildings where you can drive your car up to and park in front of your room. Many of the room s have balconies that overlook the lake. Very clean and well-maintained. Not fancy just very straightforward and satisfying. It has a very good restaurant and bar on site. If it's nice weather, sit out on the patio and have a drink. We had an issue with our room but Debbie took care of us and made things right. Debbie was very responsive and courteous. Two thumbs up for Debbie.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the lake.
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Jade Falconer wrote a review Jul 2022
British Columbia, Canada21 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the cleanest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in; the rooms here are well equipped and the beds are comfortable. Our room had an amazing view and the property is great. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms are older so there are some signs of wear and tear, but overall it is in good condition.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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David A wrote a review Jun 2022
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The hotel is located in the town of Baddeck which was a convenient and very pretty stopover location for us on our way to the Cabot Trail. While the hotel is a bit dated in some regards, with the rooms showing a few signs of aging, it was overall very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant has a lovely view of the water and the food was good. Overall we were satisfied with our visit and would likely stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kazzaCalgary wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada137 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights at this place and really enjoyed it. We had a room in one of the blocks looking over to the water. The room was spacious with a nice deck to sit on. The bed was amazing… we didn’t want to get up in the morning as it was so comfortable. My husband described it as like sleeping on a cloud. We didn’t eat here as we chose to eat in town but the place is very well maintained and clean and the staff are most helpful. We had trouble with the keys (couldn’t get into the room after they were reset 3 times) and they sent a maintenance man to fix the problem. All the staff were extremely helpful. Would definitely stay there again,
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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roseville_joy wrote a review Jun 2022
Roseville, California107 contributions95 helpful votes
We stayed here while on a tour of the Canadian Maritimes. Our room overlooked Bras d'Or Lake and we could lay in bed in the cozy bathrobes provided by the lodge and enjoy the view. There was a porch with chairs to sit on to enjoy the views in warmer weather. Our room had an eastern king bed (huge!) which was very comfortable. The lodge restaurant also had a lake view and the food and service were excellent. Staff overall was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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US$148 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandBaddeck
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silver Dart Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Silver Dart Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Theatre Baddeck (1.0 km), Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs (0.8 km), and Baddeck’s Boardwalk (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Silver Dart Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Silver Dart Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Silver Dart Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Silver Dart Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silver Dart Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include the cable room at the TELEGRAPH HOUSE, High Wheeler Cafe, and Tom's Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silver Dart Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Silver Dart Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Silver Dart Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Silver Dart Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (1.6 km) and Victoria County Court House (1.0 km).
Does Silver Dart Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.