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Had the mis fortune to stay at this resort for 2 nights on our Maritimes road trip. The resort is dated and shows it. Our bedroom was adequate in size with two double beds and a supposed sea view but the room was dated and tired looking in its furnishings and decoration and the only way to see the view was to stand on the balcony and look left. We tried to get a better room (when we saw the room) but they said they were full and none available, funny though we saw only a handful of people all evening and the next morning we were the only ones having breakfast in a room that could hold a 100. Would suggest looking elsewhere as the website and photos don’t look up to reality.
This ought to have been lovely as the location is attractive, with views of the water and Oak Island. However I found the receptionist rather indifferent instead of friendly, when we arrived after a long drive, and was appalled when we went for a drink in the bar to be completely ignored.Three members of staff were busy with a group, but not one of them even acknowledged us or asked if we would mind waiting. After being ignored for some time we gave up. This stood out as everywhere in Nova Scotia we found people really friendly. There was loud live music in the bar until midnight, which seemed pretty late to me, and our room was completely overlooked by the dining room. I imagine in the summer when the terrace is occupied it would be impossible to draw the curtains. On a positive note we did have a very good meal in the restaurant and the waitress was charming.
We stayed September 20 to 23, 2019. Everything was amazing. Check-in was great. The people were friendly and helpful and funny. Our room was gorgeous. The beds were so comfortable we had a great sleep. We had a beautiful view of the water and Oak Island which we were taking a tour of. Breakfast every morning was amazing and yummy. So much selection and a bonus to be included in the room on having to pay for our daughter which was $8. Bacon, eggs, waffles, potatoes, toast, yogurt and super big mug for coffee. The view from the restaurant is awesome. There is an outdoor pool, tennis, mini golf, fires at night. It was convenient for us to get to Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, Blue Rocks and the Ovens. We will return one day to this great hotel. Also there is a museum in the Hotel with Oak Island artifacts which was awesome. We were lucky enough to meet Gary Drayton and Jack Begley as well. Thank you everyone at the resort for making our trip one to remember forever. We will return.
when for dinner, menu very small and expensive. My sister had gluten free seafood pasta for $34.00. 1 small piece pf lobster, 3 scallops and the rest was mussels but the worst part was they served mussels that weren't open. This is a restaurant on the Atlantic coast and you don't eat knows not to eat any shellfish that has been cooked and the shell didn't open because it means the shellfish was not alive when it was cooked. It's very dangerous and any Chef should know this. The mussels were picked to put on the plate, no excuses. I'm glad I didn't have seafood.
Stopped here for lunch and as the jump off spot for our Oak Island tour. The conference center is like a modern hotel complex anywhere except that it is built onto a hillside overlooking a gorgeous Nova Scotia bay. Surprisingly little decoration or reference to the famous Oak Island pirate island right in their view.The place was VERY quiet on the summer weekday we visited. Perhaps they host special events or tours that fill the place up....
The hotel is in a beautiful location and has wonderful views of the bay. The staff is freindly and helpful. The rooms were realatively small but clean. The rooms have not been updated for new technology. There were limited outlet for charging devices. The decor was eceleltic with a mix of older and newer furniture. The previous update desperately needed a interior designer to pull the rustic décor together. The bathroom had been updated and was acceptable but I would recommend bringing your own toilettes. We did have dinner and breafast with the hotel. The food was acceptale but nothing special. Overall, it is fine for a short visit but I would explore other options before making a reservation.
We chose this property due to its location to Oak Island. We follow the TV series, so seeing it first hand was a great hands on for the boys. The property offered chalets that featured firepits and room for two teens to have their own beds.Paying over $300/night seemed ok given the potential space and amenities offered. What I didn't know was that while it has a small kitchen, you have to do your own dishes. There is no dishwasher. Both fridge and stove are apartment size. Bottom floor had one bedroom with two single beds. The sitting area had a couch and two chairs and a couple of tables. Kitchen area had a small round table and four chairs. Furniture was worn and average at best. The upper floor had one bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom. The a/c unit was mounted in one wall and managed by a remote that we found the second day. It can only be reached by climbing the staircase and reaching up precariouly to adjust it. Heat is done electrically thru baseboards and each room has it's own thermostat. Since there was no manual to show how to operate the A/C unit or its remote,I called and I talked to a maintenance guy who didn't know either and said once he unit reaches a temperature, it shuts off. No kidding. Another item one needs to know is that the property is pet friendly. Very pet friendly. We were in chalet #12. The family in chalet #11 had a small dog that never saw a leash. He helped us move in and showed us around our chalet. While running crazy through much of the area, he also left some presents for us to dodge while walking to the waterfront. The kicker came when he barked, moaned and scratched at the front door at 430am one morning. The TV was interesting. It was mounted flat on a wall. In a corner. No extension arm or swivel mount. We had to move chairs for four of us to try and see it. Front desk said they are renovating in the fall. Didn't help my cause at all. The guest services manager called the next morning and a very apologetic lady reduced our room rate for two of the days for the inconvenience.This was before the wedding - more to follow on that. As far as amenities, our location meant a fair walk to anything. The tennis courts were nice, but equipment was worn, especially the balls.You could squish them in your hand. Pool looked nice.No one was in it. We used the paddle boats and the boys kayaked, but you couldn't leave the area surrounded by their rockwall. There are a crazy amount of speedbumps in this property. Must have had problems in the past. Check in was ok...we arrived at around 7pm and had to wait for the gal to finish something on her computer before she said hi. We were the only one's checking in. Felt kinda stupid standing there. And then there was the three day wedding that took place our last two days there. Lots of cars, tents(large one), music, stage, people...quiet and serene this place was not. Great for the folks getting married and all the people partying - but it would have been nice to know. oh, and there was a fire ban...so no campfires by the ocean. Must not have been enough water. On the plus side, their housekeeping staff were great. Provided the extra towels we needed really quick and were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Chalet fits the definition of rustic - and not worth anything near what they charge.Tried to change rooms, but nothing in their main property fit our sleeping needs.
We went to this resort for two days for a wedding. I read the reviews and was not expecting a lot. From the moment we went to check in to check out ,I was impressed. The service ,friendliness,food and all the added perks. Indoor pool, outdoor pool, fire pit, minature gulf, tennis. The chalets were awesome overlooking the ocean. This is a gem.
We rented a Chalet on the ocean. Wonderful stay! Chalets were cute and well equipped and clean. Staff was amazing. Will return. Breakfast was plentiful and sitting on the deck outside the restaurant was lovely.
Over the past 5 years we have been regular guests at this resort. In particular, we loved the family-focus atmosphere and the wonderful children's program. Even this past Easter we stayed here and had a great time. When we booked a week for the summer at one of the chalets, we expected the same great experience. Unfortunately this was not the case at all. Firstly - None of the children's activities we went to were actually staffed with anyone. Craft? No one there. Smores? No one there. I had to repeatedly call the front desk while they wrangled up the staff person who was supposed to be attending the event. Instead of apologizing all I got was excuses. if you advertise an event, then OFFER it or post a notice that it is cancelled. The maintenance guy (who was very nice!) delivered smores supplies to us! What a pain and disappointment! Most of the young staff members were focused only on the marina - really, you need 4 people in the marina? It really felt to me like the focus was on the boat tours and not on the family activities. No wonder there were no children around - too bad. Last summer we had a much better time, and the staff seemed happy and enjoyed what they were doing. This summer the vibe from the staff was not that way, and we felt like a burden.... Secondly - Breakfast is included in your room rate, but not for children?? What hotel on earth does this? If breakfast is included, it should be included for everyone. I didn't appreciate this surprise on our first morning. Thirdly - There is no longer a breakfast menu, just the same boring buffet every single day. We were there for 5 days. We much preferred the choice of the buffet OR ordering from the menu during our previous stays. I really feel like since the re-branding in the spring this resort has lost its way. Not sure if we will return. What a shame.
Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Lordly House Museum and Chester Art Center. This 120-room, 3.5-star hotel has a marina, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.
This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All 120 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.