Charming, welcoming but tired.
Posted Sep 6, 2016 on Hotels
We stayed here for the first two nights of of two week east Canada maritime holiday. It is close, about three blocks walk to little shops, just a few mind you, and the docks area where there are a couple of restaurants. The stores mostly are closed on Sunday and the rest of the week they close at five. Not a lot to see in Pictou but it is quiet and only a 15 min drive to the ferry to PEI. The hotel was built in 1930's, and although it has a lot of that period charm, the room, especially the bathroom could use an update. The fixtures and tiles appears to be from 1970's...but all that renovations take time and money. Maybe they have plans for that some year. The breakfast is very simple, help yourself to a few pastry items, make your own toast, cold cereal, juice and coffee/tea. The bread and muffins appeared to be a day or too old as they were on the dry side....Because we were dissatisfied with day one breakfast we skipped day two and headed to the ferry and had a hot breakfast there. The innkeepers were friendly and obviously try their best. However if you are passing through for a night or two, you can deal with the squeaky floors, rattling pipes and paper thin walls. It's all about the charm.