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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Expected much more. Told that the Chalet had a full kitchen ... Not the case... Small fridge,microwave,kettle and toaster. The room smelled, was small and was not soundproof. Too much $$$. Would not stay here again. The only positive I have to say about this place would be the view and the bed was comfortable.

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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

In my opinion there is no reason the Silver Dart shouldn't be rated number one. The front staff were courteous and efficient- the room clean and spacious. If there is one downside it would be that the location puts them at the very outskirts of Baddeck. The facilities lack nothing- we previously booked a second night here and do not...

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ponte vedra beach, fl
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Silver Dart Lodge is situated across the street from the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in Baddeck, the gateway to the Cabot Trail, a 5-6 hour round-trip journey you wont' want to miss. 60-70's style motel, clean and gorgeous views of the lake from your patio doors. The Chalets offer larger rooms, with a small separate area for a microwave and...

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Lodge overlooks Bras D'Or Lake in the heart of Cape Breton, a lovely location with well kept grounds and common areas. It is not within easy walking distance to the downtown area. This is NOT a large chain hotel--it is a moderately priced motel. Based on our observations, it caters to the tour bus guests. Our room in the...

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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure reading your review of our property and I wanted to take the time to thank you for letting us know about your stay. We did have some very humid days this past August and I apologize for this situation. I do hope it did not cause you too much of an inconvenience and hope you will...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Motorcycle trip, including a tour of the Cabot Trail. Baddeck is perfectly situated as a base for the scenic run, for a visit to the Alexander Bell Museum, and though I didn't go this time, close enough to Louisbourg for a day trip. The Silver Dart Lodge (I stayed in McNeil House, a renovated original building on the site, converted...

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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your perfect review of the Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck. It was delightful to read how much you truly enjoyed your visit. I have made note about the gravel in the MacNeil House parking lot and we will certainly be having discussions to see if this can be changed for the future. Please think of us if...

Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a cute lodge, located in a great, scenic spot. Grounds are nice and well kept. East wing looked nice, however we stayed in the West Wing. It was more of a drive-up than a lodge. Then we entered the room, where there was dead bugs all over the heater, and a boil water warning. Decided to ride the...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Great location with a wonder property and view. Great for kids pool is heated excellent playground and walking trails Rooms are very clean and cozy. Staff is outstanding very welcoming and accommodating will return again. Stayed in the east wing with lake view .

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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your stay at our property. I was so pleased your family enjoyed the heated outdoor pool, playground, etc. It is truly a great property for those wanting to relax or anyone with children. I have passed along your nice comments to the staff and hope you will visit with us again in the future. Thank...

Ajax
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Spent two nights here with the Cabot Trail package including a dinner and two breakfasts. Food was good. The location is great for outdoor activities. We swam, kayaked and biked. Enjoyed a Ceilidh at St. Michael's Hall. Staff were lovely. Rooms are comfortable and have a wonderful view of the lake. Nice town. Good starting point for the Cabot Trail.

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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your pleasant review of our property. I was pleased to see your family enjoyed many of the activities on the property and in the area. There is so much to see and do in Baddeck and on Cape Breton Island! I do hope you will visit wish us again on your next trip to the area.

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is in good location, although not walking distance to Baddeck. Restaurant was suprisingly excellent food at reasonable price with amazing floor to ceiling views. Rooms were clean and relatively spacious with public balconies with great views. But this is not superior lodging. Good place for families with kids but older travelers with more dollars to spend should look elsewhere.

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St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very clean and lots of room for a family of three or more. We had a one bedroom and our infant daughter used the clean/new pack'n'play provided by the hotel. Staff were very friendly. Good location and place to start a Cabot Trail adventure but to far south to use as a base for days trips. Pool was clean as...

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Denise M, General Manager at Silver Dart Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience on Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck. It was wonderful to see your perfect rating - it is greatly appreciated. It was nice to hear our staff were able to accommodate your needs during your stay. I have noted your sincere comments about the breakfast and have spoken to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Cabot Trail Treasure Hunt, 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, private waterfront, and forested nature trails. Variety of hotel rooms and chalets, open mid-May to mid-October. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Silver Dart Lodge

Address: 257 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Baddeck
Price Range: $165 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Silver Dart Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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“Avoid rooms in basement level”
 of 5 bubbles colry2, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would say that the rooms in the Hotel part have the better view. Cabins look out to the outdoor pool and play area for the kids.”
 of 5 bubbles Z8027BClindal, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You must walk up or down a flight of 7 stairs in order to stay in the motel section to the left of and behind the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles hikerbabe2016, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“Get one with a porch and a water view.”
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