Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa, an Ascend Hotel Collection3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed for one night and we very tired after the long drive. I noticed that the sheets were not clean and asked the front desk supervisor to send someone to change them. His suggestion to us was to do it ourselves because the maids have already left. It was preposterous!!! At this point, Dylan, who welcomed us when we arrived, was told to do it and he did it, though it is not his job and his supervisor should have thought about it. Dylan apologized to us so many times, gave us free breakfast vouchers and brought us a bottle of Nova Scotia Luckett wine to compensate for inconvenience. He is the nicest, the most helpful and understanding young guy who has a bright future in the hospitality industry. He did save our stay and the hotel's good name. The rooms in the main building hotel need serious refurbishing. The bathroom is tiny and the faucets date back to maybe 1960. The shower faucet did not work properly, the sink faucet was leaking, the towels were worn out. The beds were comfortable and we had a good night sleep - it was really quiet. The premises of the hotel are beautiful, the landscaping is lovely, the view of the bay is gorgeous, parking lot was not full when we arrived. Breakfast was OK, not too fancy, but fresh fruit and berries were in abundance. Eggs were not good at all as well as bland lukewarm coffee. Again, my thanks go to Dylan! He is an example of the greatest customer service.
Most Septembers we book a few nights at the Digby Pines. Although it's a seasonal property [May long weekend to Canadian Thanksgiving], it's always clean and reasonably well maintained. A lot of the staff are students but things run smoothly. We usually stay in a 2 bedroom cottage because there are 3 of us. The weekends are busy and booked up early. We encountered 2 bus tours this trip so the restaurant was busy. If you are staying in the hotel and want to eat in the restaurant, you can purchase a 3 course dinner voucher for $55 plus tax and a breakfast voucher if breakfast is not included in your rate.
We stayed 2 nights arranged by a Backroads Tour, it was wonderful. From the beautiful grounds to the lovely restaurant and friendly staff. Lots of room to enjoy cocktails before or after dinner with friends in the lounge areas. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was tasty.
Spent a great weekend golfing and chatting with friends - many associated with our Lakeshore Curling Club. Every year, about 8-10 couples journey to Digby to spend two days golfing on the nicely kept, getting-better-every-year Digby Pines Golf Course (a good test, by the way), and sharing some after golf time in the on-site cabins. The cabins vary in size (1, 2, 3 bedroom, for example), but have everything you need for a nice overnight (or so) stay.
We enjoyed our stay here from the friendly check-in experience to the clean room with a view of the harbor. We liked the old-time, upper-crust feel of the hotel, but it comes at a cost; don't expect to sleep late since the small rooms aren't sound-proofed, the plumbing is loud and you hear everybody's room door on your floor close loudly whenever they enter/exit their room. The hotel's restaurant, Churchill's, is about 30% higher than an entree cost in town, but they offer free corkage if you picked up something at a nearby winery during the day. The resort has a great twilight golf special.
I stayed here for an over nighter for work recently. From check in to check out, I had an excellent experience. The kind lady at the desk let me check in early since my room was ready anyway. I loved my room. I had two single beds but this was fine, they were very comfortable. The bathroom was a little older but I had no problem whatsoever. The bathroom counter was nice and big and the products were nice too. From the main lodge common areas, to my room, the nice gift shop, staff, grounds, pool, flowers, and walking path, I thought everything was top notch. I had a very relaxing time in the heated outdoor swimming pool after my walk on the trails that surround the property. I regret not eating at the restaurant but hopefully next time. I would really like to come back and stay here with my hubby, or anyone visiting Nova Scotia from away. Thank you!
Our tour company arranged a one night stay here. Front desk staff were warm and welcoming. Before dinner I took the walking path on the property and enjoyed it. The room is very tight but had lots of outlets to recharge our devices. The wi fi connection was excellent. You cannot adjust the room temp and have to ask the desk to turn the heat on. Our room was cold and my husband slept with his jacket on. As the building is old sound travels. We were kept awake several times by a very amorous couple so one may wish to consider ear plugs. We both loved the hotel and if back to the area...would stay here again.
We enjoyed a lovely night away.. 4 couples did the walk in the ferry from Saint John, NB. Shuttle service is seamless. The Digby Pines have this golf package offering down to a science. Cottage we stayed in well equipped with wood burning fireplace. Eric dropped more wood off for us upon arrival! Golf course wonderful shape. Lunch at golf course yummy, our server, Sandy was a delight and well informed about the Digby area. Service at the restaurant at the Pines wonderful, but a little on the slow side for dinner. Reservations are needed for sure for dinner and breakfast. Breakfast had so much selection on buffet. Our shuttle driver Anna, who also happened to be operations manager, was lovely and sweet. We did have the general manager as our shuttle driver from the golf course as well. He was must less friendly and all business. Seems like everyone helps out at this property! Some happier to do so, than others. Check out process was confusing, and front desk person got a little cranky as we charged our dinner to our cottage. Their systems don't seem to recognized two different couples in one cottage. Charges seemed to get mixed up. All worked out in the end. I recommend this property. All in all a enjoyable stay! Thanks!
The views from this resort are terrific. We were greeted with a warm welcome. The hotel has a shuttle service to Digby, which is convenient. The rooms are a little tired. The dining room was ok - not my best meal in Nova Scotia. The service at dinner felt very rushed.
We had a great visit and enjoyed the experience. My husband found the bed very hard and had trouble sleeping, but I slept well. We used the service they offered that took us back and forth to Digby. This made it great as we didnt have to worry about getting around. It is also close to the Ferry, which made it easy for our morning exit.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 573 reviews