3.0 on September 16, 2013
We enjoyed the staff and the really traditional, local food. The rooms were very neat and clean too. However, the stay was only from 4pm to 10am the next day, which did not leave room for much sight-seeing or hiking around the 6 km island, and that would be only if the weather cooperates. The climb down the ladder to the boat at the government dock would be very tricky for anyone with mobility issues, AND a 6km hike across the island is needed if the weather does accommodate the small boats that pick you up to access the docks near the lighthouse and buildings. All in all, we all thought the cost for such an experience was far too high! The people running the Inn need to adjust this and balance the experience with the monetary expectations.
2.2 on September 23, 2010
Quirpon Lighthouse is set in a wonderful location and the facilities are genuine. However the management of this facility is uncooperative and unhelpful. We had to change our reservation - and were unable to stay a second night - because poor weather was forecast, which meant we would have missed a tour we had booked. We spoke with the host about this and, with her, decided it would be best to leave and beat the heavy winds. We confirmed with her that we would not pay for the second night; however the management did charge us for the second night - $350 - and refused to discuss the matter any further. It was unfortunate episode in an otherwise marvelous visit. We hope they change this policy soon.
5 on July 21, 2010
Myself along with 8 family members stayed at Quirpon island for only 1 night in July 2010 and loved everything about the place, we all would go back again. Staff was wonderful, food was like Mom's Sunday dinner, watching the wales in the evening was fantastic and the fresh air was so great. All the wild flowers were also special, I could go on and on We are all from Montreal Quebec Canada with parents from Cape Breton Nova Scotia This is a real must do at least once in lift