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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This motel is a real little gem only 40 minutes from the entry to Cape Breton. Super friendly owner who keeps the place spotless. We had a glorious view of the lake from our room.Owner gave us a nice upgrade just to ensure we got optimum wifi service. Well appointed rooms with comfy beds, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker,and toaster. Big flat...

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

So very happy you enjoyed your stay :) Thanks so much for the great review. We are very lucky to be so handy to restaurants and bakeries, within walking distance on a beautiful day/evening... not so much in the rain lol.. Looking forward to seeing you again :) Safe travels !! Christena

Ottawa
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Stayed here again on my bi-annual motorcycle tour of Cape Breton. Motel is wonderful with a reasonable price and super clean and comfortable rooms. What makes this motel different is the owner Christine, she is an amazingly friendly and hospitable person that couldn't do enough for us. I will definitely stay there again on my next Cape Breton visit.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

How wonderful to open my emails and find this lovely review first thing in the morning :) It's always makes our day to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay ! Thanks so very much for sharing and hope to see you both again next year :) Christena

Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The staff is always so welcoming and helpful it keeps us coming back. Their new renovations are lovely and include refrigerator and microwave which are very convenient for storing snacks from Helen's Bakery(best oat cakes ever) and Farmer's daughter.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to see you again !!! Thanks so much for once again including us in your trip :) We were just at the beginning stage of our office renovation when you arrived and I invite you to check out our Facebook page to see how it's coming along :) Enjoy the rest of your summer, and hopefully...

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We stayed in room 2 it appeared to be super clean but there was a bad smell in the bathroom but we did not complain ,we stayed one night and the manager was super nice and helpful. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the the great water pressure in the shower,so soothing. We probably won't return to Whycocomagh but...

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review :) My apologies for the bad odor in the bathroom. I ran out in a panic and doublechecked it when I got this review last fall (and I only realised today that I didn't send my original respone on here sorry). Whatever the odor was I can happily say it was not there and hasn't...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

After a couple of motels in Nova Scotia this is the most comfortable, best stuffed and last but not least most friendly one. The host lady is so charming and the shower pressure so great that we are considering to either lengthen our stay or if not will definitely come back soon!

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Hahahaha I LOVE IT :) So very happy you both enjoyed your stay ! What glorious weather you had to drive around the trail too... Keep smiling :) Thanks so much, and it would be wonderful to see you both again too ! Safe travels :)

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We booked 2 rooms here and were supposed to stay for 2 nights. I made the booking by phone and spoke to the manager Christena, who was lovely and very hospitable. However, when we arrived, I was shocked at the run down state of the reception area. I should have taken this as a cue and cancelled our rooms but...

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

My sincerest apologies for your experience here at the Motel. I too was very disapointed and alarmed when I learned of the state of those two particular rooms up on the hill. That is by far not our standard here. As Manager I take full responsibility, and have already had the issues resloved. I regret they happened at all. So...

Long Island Cit
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Great Manager, Christena is people person, very helpful in every aspect of our stay. Great place to stay. Convenient to everything. Great room. Very clean room, comfortable bed, drive up rooms very convenient when riding motorcycle.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

It was definately my pleasure to meet you both :) So enjoyed our visits and was very sad to see you go. I certainly hope our paths cross again :) All the best to you both !

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I am currently thoroughly enjoying my stay at the Fair Isle Motel. We checked in Friday evening and will be checking out tomorrow (Monday) morning. It was a last minute getaway and fortunately all of the big chains were full, forcing us to look online for something (we found a much better deal!). I read the reviews and was very...

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

I wish you could see the smile on my face and the happy tears in my eyes from reading your review :) It's knowing our guests have enjoyed their stay that makes this job so enjoyable !!! But to read this knowing you were still here at the time , is so amazing :) Thank you ! All the best...

Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Great Manager, she was very accommodating , no charge for use of fax machine. Clean and comfortable room, fridge, microwave, coffee pot and toaster. Great affordable prices. Highly recommend it. Great location to tour the Cabot Trail from.

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review :) It was great to meet you and your husband this trip and was only to happy to help when you needed your work printed and faxed. Please say hi to your travelling companions and tell them it was so nice to see them again :) Safe travels and happy summer !...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Very pleased to have discovered this motel on the internet. Otherwise, might have missed it. The owner was friendly and super-helpful. She really cares about her guests. Most important of all, the room was fantastic. It was large, clean, and nicely furnished. The bed was very comfortable and had lots of pillows. Just a five-minute walk down the highway was...

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fairislemotel, Manager at Fair Isle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review :) It was certainly lovely to meet you both too! I hope the rest of your trip will add to many memories and stories to share with those at home :) Till we meet again, Safe travels, Christena

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Fair Isle Motel

Address: 9557 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
Price Range: RM255 - RM343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fair Isle Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“We stayed in rooms in the front units, overlooking the Bay. I suspect the rooms in the upper level have the same view.”
 of 5 bubbles Emmett10692, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms provide excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles zaliwa, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had rooms 1 and 3....the only thing is the light right outside of room 1 attracts moths, so you kind of have to dodge them.”
 of 5 bubbles meganm445, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay if you don't like camping.”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are two buildings, each with maybe 15 rooms. The lower one, nearer the office has a better view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles louv337, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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