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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location along the Gulf shore. The rooms are very comfortable with all your amenities. Showers were a bit inconsistent with water temperatures so be careful as it is an old building. Dining was nice with great food but I never understood why the basics weren't on the tables like salt and pepper or sugar. We were constantly asking for...

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Thank you for your constructive opinion gdmckinnon. We will certainly take this into consideration going forward. We are also aware of the plumbing issue and presently working on trying to fix it with a plumbing company. Again, thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Sylvie

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2016

First time visitor to the Dalvay-by-the-Sea Hotel. Found staff rude and abrupt, specifically manager and bar staff. Despite a bad first impression we elected to stay for drinks and dessert hoping things would improve, Unfortunately things went downhill quickly, surley employees in abudance, dirty dishes on the porch with flies buzzing around, empty glassware on the muskoka chairs on the...

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Thank you for your feedback sandra98walter. I am sorry to hear about your bad experience at Dalvay and I would to hear more about what happened the day you were here and try to make you want to come back. I can be reached at 902-672-2048. Best regards, Sylvie

San Jose, California
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We s stayed in a cottage and I found it to be quite spectacular with its loft master bedroom and luxury rustic feel I really appreciated it and thought it scored very high on the relaxation scale. Being from California we really appreciated how different the style of resort with a blend of traditional and artistic flare and connection to...

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Thank you arnbrown for your nice comments! I really appreciate it and I will make sure to pass this along to the staff. We will consider adding more activities for teenagers for next summer. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sylvie

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This charming hotel insists that one take time to sit, linger, watch, and listen to the waves easily heard from this lovely property. As the hotel's season was coming to an end, it was noticeable that the staff was doing it's best to insure that all guests needs were met. The reception desk staff were welcoming and answered our questions...

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Thank you JRoy53 for your wonderful review! I really appreciate your feedback and I will make sure to pass your comments to all the staff. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sylvie

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Beware, it is a lovely inn in with rustic ambience in a beautiful setting but the service is severely lacking in all aspects, from the service in the dining room to housekeeping. After the first evening they forgot to make up one of the beds, did not remove the garbage and did not restock coffee, toilet paper or towels. In...

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Hi llitzgus, I am very sorry to hear about your bad experience and I would like to get more information from you. Could you please contact me directly at 902-672-2048 or by email at smichaud@dalvaybythesea.com. Best regards, Sylvie

Modesto
Reviewed 30 August 2016

First of all, WE LOVE DALVAY. The hotel is one of our all-time favorite places. It's a historic summer "cottage" (aka, seaside mansion) from the late 19th century, with so much of its charm intact: The interiors are splendidly atmospheric, from the old signage on the bathroom doors to the antique light fixtures and clawfoot bathtubs. Dalvay is a rare...

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Thank you for your feedback CaliforniaRipCurl. We take everyone's comment seriously and I would like to discuss your review over the phone. I can be reach at 902-672-2048. Best regards, Sylvie

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Note - I have already emailed the property over a week ago with no response... We were very excited to stay here. We arrived rather late in the day, got our room key and went straight to dinner. Dinner was the best food we had on our entire vacation. Food was great and the waiter Mark (?) was an exceptional...

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Hi brianhY5075IZ, I'm sorry you had a bad experience on your last stay with Dalvay by the Sea. can you please contact me directly so we can discuss this issue? my phone number is 902-672-2048 and my email is smichaud@dalvaybythesea.com again, I apologize for your bad customer experience. Best regards, Sylvie

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a gem! The house/hotel, its cottages, it property and it location were heaven on earth. With our bigger family we chose a cottage for our 6 night stay - my 4 kids were sooo happy, loved the property with its tennis courts, large slopping lawn to the private lake and the beach just a few hundred steps away...

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Hi 6Canucks, Thank you for your great comments! We really appreciate it! I will make sure to pass this along to all the staff! We hope to see you again next year! Best regards, Sylvie

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a beautiful building and the history behind it is very interesting. The grounds around the house are gorgeous. Our Stay was comfortable, the bathroom ammenities were of high quality and the bed was comfy. The water in the shower was very irradic and went for piping hot to ice cold every 3-4 minutes (it is a very old...

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Hi travelchick279, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback! Best regards, Sylvie

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Staff was friendly, accommodations excellent! Would recommend to anyone visiting the Island. Such a beautiful spot with loads of historical value.Everything i would have imagined it would be...and more!

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Hi stevensb0, Thank you for your great comments! We really appreciate it! I will make sure to pass this along to all the staff! We hope to see you again next year! Best regards, Sylvie

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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Dalvay By The Sea
Dalvay By The Sea
Cuisines: Canadian
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dalvay-By-The-Sea, a National Historic Site of Canada, is an elegant Queen Anne Revival home built in 1895 by a Scottish-American oil tycoon. A summer resort hotel since the 1930's, Dalvay By-The-Sea is located at the east end of Prince Edward Island's National Park on scenic Dalvay Beach. There are 25 guest rooms; all are largely furnished in period antiques and all rooms offer a four-piece private bath. Each of our rooms is singular and unique. In addition, there are eight three-bedroom cottages located adjacent to the inn, offering vistas of the ocean, Dalvay Lake and acres of manicured grounds. The inn currently operates from June 1st - mid October, offering both accommodations and dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dalvay by the Sea Hotel

Address: 16 Cottage Cres. | Rte. 6, Dalvay Beach, Dalvay, Prince Edward Island C0A 1P0, Canada
Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Dalvay
Price Range: $182 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dalvay by the Sea Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“You might want to spend the extra on a room in the front with a view of the lake, especially if you spend much time in the room”
 of 5 bubbles 947stevenc, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room overlooking the lake for wonderful sunrise views”
 of 5 bubbles 919rebeccap, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“detox from this world here!”
 of 5 bubbles mikem696, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest you don't book a room just enjoy the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles 376noraa, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“At least ground floor rooms are awful.”
 of 5 bubbles johnpE908TO, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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