We stayed overnight and couldn't have asked for more charming hosts and rooms. The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished with sumptuous bedding and the breakfasts were freshly prepared to order and absolutely delicious.
Inverness is a pretty town with a great beach board walk and nice restaurants, a great place to see the sunset and an excellent destination before heading for the Cabot Trail.
Incredibly lovely inn. Room was superb. Breakfast cooked to order - French toast best ever and eggs close second. Pam, one of the owners, was just so helpful, sweet, and delightful. Al, Pam’s partner, was an abundance of local lore (6 th generation on Cape Breton). Loves to chat - don’t get him going on politics......
Stayed for a couple of days whilst playing golf at Cabot Cliffs, and it could not have been more convenient, which was a relief as the resort was full. It is a beautiful house, very elegantly and tastefully furnished, offering a very relaxed and comfortable experience. We chose the MacLellan Room which was spacious with an ensuite bathroom with shower and full freestanding bath, which was really luxurious after a challenging day on the golf links. Other rooms had separate bathrooms but just across the hallway. There was a comfortable lounge area to sit and relax, and seats also out on the deck which was a lovely place to be with a glass of wine at twilight. There is a kitchen for use by guests, no refrigerators in the rooms but more than welcome to use the fridge in the kitchen if required. We usually prefer to be a bit more anonymous and choose hotels to stay in, but our experience here was so wonderful. Pam and Alistair are the most outstanding hosts, and offered lots of advice about the area, dining options and other recommendations. We were sorry to leave.
There is not much to add to the 5 star rating that the MacLeod Inn enjoys, and deserves. It is just out of town - too far to walk, but close enough that a taxi after dinner with drinks and wine is a reasonable option. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, but one of the best features is the large living room and adjoining kitchen space that is available and accessible to guests even when the hosts are absent - a great place to catch up on email using the free wifi throughout the house. Breakfast is simple, but freshly made using local ingredients and is available when you are ready for it - even though there are posted hours for breakfast, no one is sent away because they're too late.
Your host, Pam, is a good source of local recommendations and information, and manages to be friendly and welcoming without being intrusive - a difficult job in a small but high quality establishment.
This is definitely a place to return to.
Your host, Pam, balances
We stayed one night at this lovely inn as we toured through the Maritime Provinces. We enjoyed the casual and welcoming feel of the inn and hosts Pam & Alistair.
Our room on the first floor was very comfortable.
Pam’s suggestions for dinner were very helpful.
Breakfast and conversation with Pam & Alistair (and their lovely friends from Halifax) in the morning made stop here even more enjoyable.