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Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge

90 Main St, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Whycocomagh
Keltic Quay's Cape Breton cottages are located on the northeast shore of the Bras d'Or Lakes in the village of Whycocomagh, at the entrance of the Cabot Trail an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular vistas. Ranked one of the top places to stay our twelve 4.5 star Canada Select one and two-bedroom Cape Breton cottages and suites include everything you need for world class accommodations and our main lodge is the ideal place for a great game of pool or darts with new friends. Whether you're here to see the Cabot Tail, conduct business or for pleasure we can help you plan what will surely be a memorable place to stay on Cape Breton Island.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Gina M wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had stayed at the chalets in the past and found it was lovely except for a very strong sewage smell that prevented us from sitting on our deck during our stay. Unfortunately we had a tragic loss of friends who lived close by ( husband and wife who passed in a car accident ). We live in Halifax and were denied a place to stay while supporting the grieving family! We were told this was because of a “travel ban due to Covid 19”. We were beyond shocked and disappointed in this reasoning as it was certainly not a rule issued by the provincial government. I am a nurse and am very knowledgeable in infection control protocols, if the staff at this facility are doing what they say on the website there would be zero chance of any Covid 19 risk. You can not imagine the stress this caused us during an unbelievably painful and sad time in our family’s life. The folks who lost their lives were well loved in the community and had previously supported this business. Luckily we were able to find other accommodations, but I do promise we will NEVER book here again!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from James Smeaton, Marketing at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded 22 Jan 2021
We are so very sorry for the tragic loss of your friends and that you were unable to stay at our resort. We looked into the requirements posted by the Province of Nova Scotia and thought we were following the protocols correctly. We have since determined that you were correct and you should have been able to book your stay, again we are very sorry for this mistake. Please contact us directly at info@kelticquay.com as we would like to discuss further via phone or email.
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2travellingstones wrote a review Aug 2020
Canada146 contributions30 helpful votes
Keltic Quay is located on the beautiful Bras d’ Or Lakes in Whycocomagh. Great base for your Cape Breton stay. A lovely gated entrance with a pond and fountain. The grounds are immaculate and very well maintained. We were looking to decompress and just relax from work and that is exactly what we did and achieved. What a beautiful spot. The cottages are right on the water and there are kayaks, canoes and a paddle boat available to use as you like at no charge. There is a lodge there with game tables and a beautiful fire place however due to COVID it was not open. We stayed in the Bras d’ Or Suite. It was a one bedroom cottage on the top floor with a Queen size bed. Full kitchen with everything you need. There was a BBQ on the deck which we did not use. The deck was so nice to sit out and the view was outstanding. We spent our last night at the fire pit with a great fire and met a very nice family from our area. We brought our 4 month old puppy which was great to know they are pet friendly. They have a great lab Hank that lives on the property. He loves the water and will fetch a stick thrown into the water. Great dog. We did two day trips which one to Baddeck and one to Inverness Beach both being only about a 25-30 minute drive. There is a Co op in the area for groceries etc. a Guardian Drug Store and a Farmers Market that you can get baked goods, the best hot dog ever, meaning the bun was amazing. They had a lot on their menu for take out. They had a store there as well. Great as it’s just a quick drive from the cottage. Renie who manages and lives on property was great! Extremely accommodating for anything you need. Very helpful with recommendations, places to eat, see and go. Thanks Renie you really completed our stay. I would highly recommend Keltic Quay for your stay in Cape Breton. We will be back for sure! The hidden gem in Cape Breton!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from James Smeaton, Marketing at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded 2 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for this very detailed review, we loved reading every bit of it and we know it will help others discover why we are a great place to stay. From your suite, to our staff, to the grounds and the surrounding area we could not be more pleased you found everything you could hope for. From the whole team we want to wish you a beautiful fall and hopefully we will see you again soon, with a slightly older puppy!
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tgw375 wrote a review Aug 2020
Nova Scotia28 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed here for four nights since they offered a discount for staying an extra night which was great. The cottages were very clean, modern and very well stocked. We did a fair amount of cooking and they had everything we needed to prepare meals. They are very pet friendly which made us nervous because one of us has pet allergies but with no carpeting in the cottage and it being so clean this wasn’t an issue. The manager is so approachable and friendly. The spectacular views are what made the stay special for me. We also used their complimentary canoes and kayaks.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from James Smeaton, Agency / Consultant at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded 2 Sep 2020
Thank you for your review and recommendation! Your review is all we could ask, you noted the discount on the forth nights, you noticed how clean we keep everything and that your suite is ready for you to cook in! It means a lot to us that you found the whole team friendly and it's great that you got out on the water with our free onsite canoes and kayaks, there is quite the view out there. Wishing you a great day!
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Lori S wrote a review Jul 2020
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I recently took my daughter, puppy and friends to Keltic Quay for our birthday weekend and felt very comfortable with the cleanliness and sanitation, having a gorgeous view, pristine surroundings made this trip so worthwhile. Renie and Hank were so friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend making this central spot a vacation highlight for families or couples.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from James Smeaton, Agency / Consultant at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded 2 Sep 2020
Thank you kindly for your lovely review. Having a clean suite is very important to us and we are glad you noticed. We're also pleased you got a chance to get to know Renie and Hank, they are one of the best parts of our whole place. Very nice of you to also highlight us as a jump off point for other adventures, we could not agree more! Have a great day and we hope to see you again.
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Expedition285420 wrote a review Nov 2019
Mont Tremblant, Canada13 contributions3 helpful votes
Recommended on a blog and was a little hard to find, but well worth the effort. A picturesque setting overlooking the water with well appointed rooms and facilities. Would be great to come back to in the summer and might just plan that the next time.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from JamesSmeaton, Marketing Manager at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Hello Thank you so much for your review, we are super pleased you liked the rooms and facilities. We are definitely a little bit hidden off the main highway but we like to think it adds to our charm, perhaps more signage would be helpful? Do you recall which blog you heard about us from? We really look forward to seeing in the warm summer weather. Wishing you a great day.
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US$110 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandWhycocomagh
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Whycocomagh Provincial Park (1.2 km) and St Margaret of Scotland and Church Cemetery (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlene's Bayside Cafe, Farmers Daughter, and Auld Brass Door.
Are pets allowed at Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.