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Reviews of Bear On The Lake Guesthouse

Guesthouse | 10705 HWY 105, Between Whycocomagh and Baddec, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada B0E 3M0

95.5% Overall Rating

12 out of 12 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/07/2014)

Lisa Dockman thinks…

"We absolutely loved this hostel! What a gorgeous view, and the building is really set up to have a great community - where everyone gets to know each other. Our private room was beautiful, spacious…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.90

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Failure to provide 3 days advance notice will result in the credit card used to guarantee the reservation being charged the balance of the reserved night(s) that fall within that 72 hr period. Please note that cancellation policy still applies to guests who book 3 days prior to arrival. Preferred payment is CASH or DEBIT, collected at check-in. Credit card payments will have a $5.00 processing fee added to the cost of accommodation. If any changes to your reservation need to be made, please contact Bear on the Lake directly. Please note. Prices listed are not inclusive of tax. Provincial taxes are 15% extra. Prices listed are discounted, guests maybe subject to regular pricing should they not qualify.

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95.5%

Overall Rating

12 out of 12 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bear On The Lake Guesthouse'

Atmosphere
98.3%
Location
86.7%
Facilities
95.0%
Cleanliness
96.7%
Staff
100.0%
Value
93.3%
Safety
98.3%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Lisa Dockman

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: We absolutely loved this hostel! What a gorgeous view, and the building is really set up to have a great community - where everyone gets to know each other. Our private room was beautiful, spacious and clean. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Nothing!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sharon Viater

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 October 2013 Sharon would recommend this property

Liked: Nice quiet and peaceful place overlooking the lake. Close to the cabot trail. Staff is really nice and helpful and helped me with everything i needed.

Disliked: Sharon left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fiona Chowings

As a family with children

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

23 July 2013 Fiona would recommend this property

Liked: The owner made everyone feel very welcome and the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly.

Disliked: Nothing really-we loved it here!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location and atmosphere, friendly staff and clean facilities/rooms! I recommend this location to everyone who plans to stay on Cape Breton Island!

Disliked: Not realy a dislike but you probably need a car or something camparable to get around.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anja Lauper

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2011 Anja would recommend this property

Liked: Cat is the most friendly person and she helps everybody who needs tips to go out, to find hostels/B&B.... the atmosphere is very friendly and the hostel is perfectly clean. absolutely great!

Disliked: nothing, it was perfect

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location for the start of the trail and facilities eg supermarket. Great view across the lake. Really peaceful and quiet place. Lovely building and rooms. Clean and good atmosphere.The lady running the hostel was very nice and friendly. Really relaxed stay.

Disliked: nowt.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Christina Steudel

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway

25 August 2010 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff! Nice location to get to know other travelers as virtually nothing else is available in the sourrounding area at night. Liked it there very much!

Disliked: Christina left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tim Ginn

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2010 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: This place is fun and Kat is super-helpful.

Disliked: Tim left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

14 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Make sure to phone to confirm your booking - ours by internet got messed up, though Kat was very good about finding a solution

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.