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Hillsdale House Inn

519 Upper St. George St. PO Box 148, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 Canada (Show map)
4.5
91 Reviews
CAD 89 - CAD 169
per night

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About

Winner of 2011-2012 Best of BedandBreakfast Award and 2010 & 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award. Recipient of 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Our Inn has 12 rooms & 1 suite and is set on 12 acres of land with mature trees, manicured lawns, and fine gardens. Rooms are individually decorated with fine antiques and paintings. Each room is equipped with private ensuite baths, television, telephone and CD clock radio. During your stay, relax in one of our 3 parlors, surrounded by Victorian period antiques. A guest use computer is provided and wireless high-speed internet is available. Awaken relaxed and invigorated to enjoy freshly ground coffee, and a delicious full hot breakfast, including Hillsdale's homemade bread and jams. Most attractions, shops and restaurant are an easy walk.

Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Room 1 is the room in which George V, Prince of Wales is reported to have slept in while a guest in 1884. This larger sized room is located on the 2nd floor with a Grand Queen canopy bed and a step down private ensuite 4 pc bath, with claw footed Victorian soaker tub. A sitting area with antique sofa and chairs provides a great view of the side gardens. Decorated in tones of blue and gold this is one of our most romantic rooms. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 11

Room 11 is located on the ground floor of the attached Carriage House. It has a Queen 4 poster bed, draped in soft cream fabric. A sofa and wing chair provide a comfortable sitting area, hardwood floors with Persian rug and a bright private ensuite 4 pc bath complete this room. The room has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio plus air conditioning. Adjacent to the side entrance and parking lot provides easy ground level access to this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 9

One of our smaller rooms, room 9 is located on the 2nd floor. It has a queen 4 poster bed, with ceiling fan overhead this room has a private ensuite 3 pc bath with shower only. Large windows overlook the side gardens. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 7

Room 7 is located on the 3rd floor. A very cozy room decorated in floral prints with a Queen size Shaker bed. Gabled windows provide a bright space with a small sitting area. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 6

Room 6 is located on the 3rd floor, the room has a long hall that enters into a quaint area with Queen bed and antique panel headboard. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 3

Room 3 is located on the 2nd floor, this larger room has 2 twin beds and a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw footed Victorian soaker tub. A sitting area with 3 antique chairs provides lots of space to relax; large windows provide a bright and welcoming feeling. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 2

Room 2 is located on the 2nd floor with a Queen 4 poster bed, elegantly draped in sheer fabric. A private ensuite 4 pc bath, has a claw footed Victorian soaker tub. The walls of this room were hand painted by a local artist during the restoration of the inn. This bright room has windows facing the front of the property and the side gardens. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 14

Room 14 is located on the 2nd floor of the attached Carriage House. It has a Queen 4 poster bed and private ensuite 4 pc bath. Large windows face the front of the property, decorated with antiques and a down duvet this is a comfortable quite room. The room has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio. This room connects to the adjoining Room 14.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 4

Room 4 is a spacious room located on the 2nd floor with a king bed. The private ensuite 3 pc bath has a shower only. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 10

Room 10 our Junior Suite is located on the 2nd floor. The room has a sitting area with double sofabed and bedroom area with Queen bed - the very bed in which George V slept in 1884. Decorated in tones of green, the bedroom has hardwood floors with Persian rugs. The antique bedroom furniture set was apparently purchased by the Perkins family in 1884 when they learned the Prince of Wales would be visiting the Hillsdale House Inn. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub, 32" Flat Screen TV and CD clock radio. This room is air conditioned

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 15

Room 15 is located on the 2nd floor of the attached Carriage House. It has 2 Twin beds and a double sofabed with sitting area. Large windows provide a bright airy space overlooking the back grounds. There is a private ensuite 4 pc bath with a skylight over the tub. The room has a TV and CD clock radio. This room connects to the adjoining Room 15, making it an excellent choice for families or couples traveling together. Room is air conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 5

Room 5 is located on the 3rd floor. It has a double bed and single day bed. . This room has a large private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub. Decorated in shades of blue the room is completed with hand painted antique furniture from the Victorian era. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 8

One of our smaller rooms, room 8 is located on the 2nd floor. It has a queen bed and is decorated in hues of green. This room has a private ensuite 3 pc bath with shower only. Large windows overlook the side gardens. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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91 Reviews

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Great place!

4.2 on August 31, 2014

Very nice B&B. Very friendly service, great breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us, and for your kind words. I note that you have scored your room as a 3 out of 5 and would be very interested in learning more detail about what lead you to this conclusion. Please feel free to contact us directly.


A delightful place to stay

3.6 on August 28, 2014

Wonderful ambience, beautifully furnished rooms and common areas, lovely grounds, great breakfast, and delightful innkeepers and staff.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for submitting a review of our property. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us, which we are pleased to hear. I would however like to learn more about what lead you to score us a 3 out of 5 for Room, Value and most importantly Cleanliness. We very much pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our property, so I am concerned that you may have encountered something that we have missed. Please feel free to contact us directly.


Lovely Memories With My Mum

5 on August 16, 2014

We had a wonderful mother-daughter getaway... And Hillsdale House was an important part of our wonderful memories. Mum so enjoyed a soak in the clawfoot tub, and the breakfast was blog worthy! Our hostess was so friendly and kind. Five Stars!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the great comments. We are very pleased to have been able to be a part of your getaway, and hope that you plan to return again soon to do it again.


Good Location. Not the greatest creature comforts.

2.8 on August 12, 2014

This Inn was clean and the location was quite convenient for walks into the town. Breakfast was always limited to eggs or one other choice but was tasty. Room furniture was dated and quite uncomfortable. There were no drinks or snacks in room or in common areas of the Inn which was highly unusual for a stay in any Inn.

Innkeeper Response
We are most disappointed to learn that this guest was not pleased with their stay at our property. The representation of our breakfast offering does seem a little unfair. We in fact offer a full hot 'made-to-order' breakfast each morning, which includes fresh baked muffins, a choice of 4 juices, fresh brewed coffee, a selection of teas, a choice of eggs any style with ham or bacon and home made Nova Scotia brown bread toast, or French Toast, Belgian Waffles or Buttermilk Pancakes (depending on the day) topped with fresh local berries and served with Nova Scotia Maple Syrup. We also try to accommodate any dietary concerns when possible. We do make coffee or tea available upon request throughout the day and evening, and we are fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. All of this information is included in our in-room guest directory. It is unfortunate that more information was not provided to indicate what room the guest stayed in so that we could investigate further the comment regarding our furnishing, as this is the first such comment we have received in the 9 seasons we have been operating the Inn.


Great Stay at the Hillsdale House Inn

4.4 on August 06, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Hillsdale House Inn. We highly recommend this Inn to others and we'll be back!


Wonderful Stay

4.0 on August 06, 2014

Very enjoyable two days in Annapolis Royal. The owners were friendly and very helpful. They provided directions, suggestions for events and restaurants and they made reservations for us. Our room was comfortable, and the food was fantastic.


WOW

5 on July 30, 2014

Hillsdale House Inn is located on a tree lined street with many beautiful large old homes . It is one of those beautiful large old homes . The entry way to the Inn is a 'wow' with two very nice sitting rooms on either side . Our room - I believe it was room 10 but don't hold me to that - was at the back of the house , on the 2nd level , and was very well appointed and spacious . The only meal served is breakfast BUT it is a full breakfast and one that makes it easy to skip lunch . If you are visiting Annapolis Royal , this is the place to stay . Jack & Faye


Excellent B&B in a lovely location

5 on July 22, 2014

The Hillside House Inn is a high end B&B at very reasonable prices. The service was excellent, staff pleasant and the breakfast was delicious. I will definitley stay there again.


An excellent place to stay, even during a post tropical store

5 on July 11, 2014

The staff were very accommodating and especially helpful after the town and most of the province lost power to due Post Tropical Storm Arthur. Although power wasn't restored during our stay, the breakfeast cooked on the BBQ was excellent. I could not tell the difference between one cooked in the kitchen. Also the candelite laterns were nice touch to use in our rooms at night. I the end we never missed having power other then a warm shower. By the way you need to checkout out the graveyard tour at the Fort. It's very entertaining and not morbid in the slightest. My review of Nova Scotia Power however is less kind.


Comfortable room and wonderful breakfast

4.4 on July 09, 2014

We stayed two nights at the Hillsdale House and were very pleased. The service was friendly and breakfast delicious. After the second night we had to leave early to catch the ferry to New Brunswick and we were given a sack breakfast to take with us. Thanks so much!


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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Village

Airport

Halifax, NS, Canada (YHZ) 135 miles

Directions to property:

Route 102 to Route 101 West from Halifax Take exit 22 to Annapolis Royal - you will be traveling on Route 8 which turns into St. George Street in Annapolis Royal. The inn is located on the left. For a more scenic route, take exit 19 to Bridgetown and travel along Route 1 to Annapolis Royal. At the traffic lights turn left onto St. George Street and we are located just past the Historic Gardens on the right. (Driving time is approximately 2 hours.)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic Gardens, Tidal Power Station, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Yard games, Board Games

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Winery Tours, Winery Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Only in designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Cancellation charges will be applied to any reservation cancelled less than 48 hours prior to intended arrival date. These charges will be applied to the credit card used to book the room. If we are able to re-book the room, cancellation charges may be waived.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Paul and Val Stackhouse

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Paul and Val enjoy travel, golf and food & wine experiences. They are also animal lovers and enjoy spending time with their Siamese cat Simonette.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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519 Upper St. George St. , PO Box 148, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 Canada (Show map)

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