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Lane's Privateer Inn

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Situated on the beautiful Mersey River in the heart of Liverpool, this lovely inn was built in 1798. Originally a Privateer's mansion, it has been owned and operated by three generations of the Lane family. Lane's offers up-to-date hotel amenities mixed with the traditional warmth and charm of a small inn. Renowned "Taste of Nova Scotia" Restaurant, Pub & Stone Patio overlook the river. Bookstore & Gourmet Shops offer local pottery , gifts and espresso bar. 23 individually appointed guestrooms all with private bath and most with microwaves, fridges, and coffee makers. Suite, Studio Suite, Art Gallery Guest Rooms featuring local artwork. Perfect spot for weddings or corporate retreats. Meeting rooms and off premises catering. Restaurant features seafood, steak, bakery and vegetarian selections. Extensive wine and cocktail list. Beautiful grounds with boat launch. Located downtown on the Mersey River. Walk to the Fort Point Lighthouse and enjoy one of our Lighthouse Picnics.
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Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Meeting Rooms
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival our room rate was higher than listed on the website and when we booked. When asked about the hike, we were told that the owner couldn't decide what rate to settle on. Obviously the higher. The exterior deck to the room was covered...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank inuitbaby
Response from Lanes Privateer I, Owner at Lane's Privateer InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon~ Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write your review. Sometimes a negative review like this can be helpful as it pointed out a problem in our housekeeping department. We replaced our sheets earlier this year and because of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here whilst visiting Nova Scotia - the room was clean and we loved the view of the river - outside was a lovely garden/lawn where you could chill and watch the world go by - eat in the restaurant and it was great. The...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Trissahosk
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Lane’s on Nov 2 to celebrate retirement and move to Liverpool NS. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed by the food or hospitality. We would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone who comes...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank northernlimeys
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Our large room had a queen bed comfortable couch, two chairs and desk. The breakfast was excellent. I recommend the fish cakes...only $12. Recently renovated, walking distance to downtown on nice 5 minute walk across Mersey River bridge. The hotel is on a park like...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I was skeptical when I entered the Privateer Inn and asked to see a room prior to registering at the front desk. My husband and I LOVED the property and the room for it's character, charm, spaciousness and cleanliness of the room, down comforter bedding...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank DebfraMN
Response from Lanes Privateer I, Owner at Lane's Privateer InnResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad that you appreciate the history and charm of this circa 1798 inn. Susan Lane

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"112 is terrific."
17 Oct. 2018
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"Stay at the rear to avoid the construction site opposite the front"
3 Sep. 2018
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"There are stairs to all the rooms as far as I know, but I'm certain the hotel staff would assist you in..."
9 Jul. 2018
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"Definitely the rooms facing the Mercy (back of hotel) are nicest"
23 Dec. 2017
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USD 93 - USD 109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
lanes privateer hotel
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLiverpool
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