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The Mountain View Motel & Cottages

23659 Cabot Trail Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2PO Canada
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#4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Pleasant Bay

If you’re looking for a budget friendly small hotel in Pleasant Bay, look no further than The Mountain View Motel & Cottages.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and The Mountain View Motel & Cottages makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Pleasant Bay has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Rusty Anchor Restaurant and Midtrail Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are interested in exploring Pleasant Bay, check out The Stupa of Enlightenment (0.4 mi), which is a short walk from The Mountain View Motel & Cottages.

The staff at The Mountain View Motel & Cottages looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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JB81ontheroad wrote a review Nov 2021
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada340 contributions138 helpful votes
This Mountain View Motel is a convenient roadside accommodation along the Cabot Trail in picturesque Pleasant Bay. The place looks to be in pretty good shape, and it was obvious that our room had been renovated fairly recently. However, it was a shame the bed wasn't replaced as it was extremely noisy (it sounded like we were sleeping directly on rusty coils), and in the morning it felt colder in the room than it did outside! The price and location were right, but to be completely honest, this wasn't our most comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Katelynn C wrote a review Oct 2021
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Mountain view motel did not disappoint! It was the perfect place to stay at the centre of the Cabot Trail. The rooms were very clean, with beautiful decor and the staff were very friendly and accommodating to our late checkin. The staff were also very knowledgeable on the must see and do along the Cabot trail. The restaurant food was delicious and again the servers were exceptional and very friendly. Looking forward to staying here the next time we do the Cabot trail
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Revpro wrote a review Aug 2021
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Comfortable, classic east coast roadside dining room. Enjoyed both breakfast and dinner here. A pleasant surprise given the few choices in the area. Food is simple but enjoyable with daily dinner options. The highlight is the staff who are friendly and eager to please. They handled a fairly unreasonable request from a motel guest to reheat two Dominos pizzas with patience and good grace. Kudos to them. A cute little gift shop sits inside the dining room and live music is on offer several nights a week during the summer.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ha P wrote a review Sep 2020
Ontario, Canada926 contributions251 helpful votes
I rode the Cabot trail and was pretty exhausted after climbing French mountain and hiked the Skyline trail, I decided to stay in Pleasant Bay and it seems like this is the only thing open. The room is clean but there is no microwave. The bed is very comfy. There is a restaurant which makes it very convenient for cyclists. I was about to order more food but the staff already gave me a cheque so I just paid. WiFi works.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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FunOnly wrote a review Nov 2019
Calgary, Canada3912 contributions792 helpful votes
Accommodation on the Cabot Trail is at a premium in the summer. In spite of booking 4 months in advance this property was one of very few that still had rooms available. The lay out id typical of a motel from the 1950’s and I suspect that there has been no renovation or upgrades since it was built. The bed was OK and the room was clean. There is a basic restaurant on site where we were able to get a bacon and eggs breakfast before setting off on the days adventure. This was an OK place to spend the night so that the drive over the Cabot Trail can be split into two days. This is basic accommodation. It is sort of interesting to be transported back to the 1950’s in a time warp as folks whom were children in that era will identify with childhood road trips and staying in similar places.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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USD 80 - USD 85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandPleasant Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mountain View Motel & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Whale Interpretive Centre (0.9 km), Lone Shieling (3.7 km), and MacIntosh Brook Trail (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rusty Anchor Restaurant, Midtrail Restaurant, and Mountain View Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mountain View Motel & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lone Shieling (3.7 km).
Does The Mountain View Motel & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Mountain View Motel & Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.