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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The Island Sunset is a great place to stay in Cape Breton. It is close to many amazing beaches and is central to Inverness, Cheticamp and Margarer. It is the nicest place to stay in the area. The Seaside restaurant and Lobster Pound are great as is the Belle View restaurant.

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Delaplane, Virginia
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Great place to stay along the Cabot Trail. Great views and everything we needed in a room. Kitchenette was well equipped. Nice big bathroom and the location was excellent. It was a welcome change from some of the other logdging we had encountered along the trail.

1Thank cosmo2012015
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We stayed at the Island Sunset Resort for two nights whilst on Cape Breton Island. We had two of the Sunset Royal Suites in the closest block to the ocean and the one behind. The ocean views from the first were uninterrupted but the second suite overlooked the gravel parking area and the other block as much as the ocean....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed there for 2 nights. Unobstructed views of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. The kitchenette was well equipped and a bonus. The rooms were spacious. There was an A/C unit in the living room but not the bedroom so it got very warm at night. As other reviewers noted, the name is misleading as there were none of the...

1Thank globetrotter7862015
New York, NY
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We booked a last minute golf trip to Cabot Links which was fully occupied so they suggested Island Sunset (and Glenora Distillery which is a 10min drive Cabot Links but was also fully booked). Island Sunset is about a 30-35min drive to Cabot Links. This was a great spot set away from the main street. My rating may be a...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in this very comfortable, but not luxurious, "resort". I put resort in quotes as there weren't the amenities and services usually associated with a resort- for ex: pool, golf, boating,tennis, etc...As other reviewers noted, we had a fireplace, kitchenette, jacuzzi tub and shower, etc, along with a small porch with a view of the bay...

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Gananoque, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I didn't believe my eyes when I saw the view next to our room (a small one-story cottage). It was facing west, so be sure to check in before sunset. You don't want to miss that. Breakfast is 8$ upon request (by 5pm). We had breakfast in Duck Cove Inn (5 min drive) and it was very very good! Be...

Thank Limin W
Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We booked the "Signature Ocean Suite" at this resort, which is described on the web site as having "beautiful ocean views and a partial view of the Misty Mountains." When we arrived, we were very disappointed with the view, which was not as described. In reality, the deck looked upon the gravel driveway to the compound, and there was an...

1Thank Stephanie M
Saint John
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 4 days. Lovely suite has fridge, stove top burner, dishes , tabke chairs, chesterfield, with an excellent view of the ocean.King bed very comfortable. We had a pet friendly suite. Friendly staff, excellent restaurant and take out facilities. We will be back again

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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Early dinner in nice setting. Dana, our server was attentive. A good selection of dishes to select from. Had haddock with lobster topping. Excellent. Salad very fresh and yummy bread, asked for extra. Portion were nice size. Had spinach salad. Was enough to share. Looked like many locals gather as groups.

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Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, International
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on a spectacular coast, poised along the world famous Cabot Trail, this unique seaside cottage resort is one of a handful 4 star resorts in Cape Breton and one of the only resort that are on the ocean with a 4 star restaurant and beachfront casual bistro. Fresh lobster is available onsite live or to prepared on the beach accessible only steps from your cottage. Island Sunset is just off the beaten track yet is the perfect Cabot Trail home for the coastal adventurer. ... more   less 

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Address: 19 Beach Cove Lane, Belle Cote, Nova Scotia B0E-2B0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Belle Cote
Price Range: RM593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Sunset Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Book early and ask for room #14, then you get the best view”
9edw, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“unobstructed views of the ocean and sunsets.”
globetrotter7862015, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for privacy, ocean vs mt view from living area and/or bedroom. Some face parking lot or road.”
trippyNYC, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be sure to get an oceanview (definitely worth the extra $$)”
liminw2014, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 51 was great! You could also get free wireless internet from the restaurant and most of the places couldn't we were told. Bonus!”
EKGKJG, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
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