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Fair Isle Motel

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Comfort Room, 2 Double Beds (Red Robin) | 1 bedroom, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Family Room, 2 Double Beds, Kitchen (Big Chickadee) | 1 bedroom, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Fair Isle Motel

Fair Isle Motel

2.5 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
9557 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, NS, B0E 3M0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhycocomagh Provincial Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationMacDonalds Pond Nature Reserve11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMacRitchies Brook Nature Reserve24 min drive
  • AirportPort Hawkesbury, NS (YPS)31 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Whycocomagh, Fair Isle Motel is in a rural area. While the natural beauty of Whycocomagh Provincial Park and MacDonalds Pond Nature Reserve can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Trout Brook Provincial Park.

What's nearby

  • Whycocomagh Provincial Park - 13 min walk
  • MacDonalds Pond Nature Reserve - 11 min drive
  • Orangedale Railway Station Museum - 20 min drive
  • Seal Cove Nature Reserve - 22 min drive
  • MacRitchies Brook Nature Reserve - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney, NS (YQY) - 92 min drive


  • Farmer's Daughter - 12 min walk
  • Auld Brass Door - 16 min walk
  • Iron Mountain Lodge & Pub - 9 min drive

About this property

Fair Isle Motel

Motel in a rural location
Consider a stay at Fair Isle Motel and take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and a playground. In addition to laundry facilities and a snack bar/deli, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free premises and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 20 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and electric kettles



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Pool gate
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Trampoline


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM) and Sunday - Sunday (10:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 31 and May 31.

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Property is also known as

Fair Isle Motel Whycocomagh
Fair Isle Whycocomagh
Fair Isle Motel Whycocomagh Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia
Fair Isle Motel Motel
Fair Isle Motel Whycocomagh
Fair Isle Motel Motel Whycocomagh

Frequently asked questions

Does Fair Isle Motel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–9:00 PM. The pool is closed seasonally each year from October 31 to May 31.

Is Fair Isle Motel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Fair Isle Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Fair Isle Motel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Fair Isle Motel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Fair Isle Motel located?

Situated in a rural location, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bras d'Or Lake and within 32 mi (52 km) of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Cabot Links.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Fair Isle Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Fair Isle Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Fair Isle Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I came here for a 3 day stay as i purchased a property in Middle River and these 3 days was planned as part of the closing process. Well 3 days turned to 9 days. Without hesitation the stay was extended and I was told "For as long as you need, even after we close for the season, We never kick out a guest". For those that stay here Christena is an original Caper and knows a ton about the area and the island. If she does not know it she knows someone who does. I would stay here again if the need ever arisesand was offered as much! Thanks Diana and Christena for making my stay a great experience and for listening to my Cape Breton home purchase adventures. I know we will meet again.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Judy, Ottawa

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Location scenic. Staff friendly and informative. Plan to return!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had a 2-week stay there during hurricane Fiona. Fortunately we never lost power. The staff was wonderful and the room well equipped. I regret that it was too late in the season to take advantage of the outdoor pool. Beautiful lake views from my room. I would highly recommend this well managed resort for a night or a lengthy stay.
Stayed 14 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly and beautiful spot. Highly recommended for dog owners!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful place to stay
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great little property for the value minded customers. Perfect for a short stay.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022