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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“at home”(11 reviews)
“cape breton”(28 reviews)
“large kitchen”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Family Rooms
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have travelled around the east coast of Canada a number of times, and I've stayed at Bear on the Lake every time I've been out that way in the last few years. Absolutely fantastic. Not only is it one of the safest, cleanest, and...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

I've stayed at Bear on the Lake many times and do so for a reason - it's amazing!! There are several comfortable dorms and a few beautiful private rooms. The owner and staff are always friendly and welcoming and take pride in the business and...More

Thank Bethea C
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I stayed in one of the private rooms with my son and husband. The room was clean, bed super comfortable and the view from the deck is awesome. This is the perfect place if you want to socialize, relax and cook your own meal at...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I stayed here here with my mom in late June 2016 as we wanted to look around Cape Breton before continuing our adventure. The place was beautiful and very clean. We had a private room with a bathroom and common area shared between the two...More

Thank Jaklyn L
Response from Bear10705, Manager at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you Jaklyn for the positive review! We were happy to host you and your mom and glad to hear you thought we were amazing :) We were disappointed to hear that you found the queen bed to be uncomfortable as we bought new mattresses...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is great. The guests visiting when I stayed were friendly, which, in my opinion, is an indicator of a great hostel. The major downfall I found is one bathroom to a dozen beds in the first floor. Get up early, otherwise, if you...More

Thank dparentcof
Response from Bear10705, General Manager at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you David for staying at our place and for the review! I'm happy to hear you think our staff and place are great but concerned that you didn't experience our multiple bathrooms. Perhaps in future we can do a better job of showing you...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Price range
US$69 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Price range
US$69 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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"Great view of the stars...don't forget to look up at night!"
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"Pssh, I've stayed in almost every room there and they are all great."
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"The private rooms are adjoining a landing and balcony with great views!!"
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"Check out the nearby hikes, local brewery and visit Mabou beach!"
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