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Lane's Privateer Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Lane's for a late afternoon lunch. We ordered a couple of pints and relaxed on the charming patio. I had the haddock burger with a cup of chowder which was served in the teeniest side dish I had ever seen from any resto. Almost laughable in it's size. My partner had the burger and...

1Thank Adventure S
Woburn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were passing through on our way to the yarmouth ferry and decided to do a night at the inn. It's a historic house on the pretty mercer river with a full bar and restaurant on the first floor as well as a gift shop. The room was clean and comfortable (we got a king) WiFi was strong and free....

1Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I stayed at Lane's Privateer Inn while passing through Liverpool. The check-in was fast and our room was very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing the next morning! We also had dinner there the night before and it was also great! Would highly recommend staying and eating here!

Thank Meredith S
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We found this place quite by accident. On a recent vacation, we were driving through Liverpool on our way to an entirely different destination when we spied a sign advertising "join our live music patio party" Never one to turn down live music (or a party), we turned the car around and decided to explore what Lane's Privateer Inn had...

Thank S J
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is the second time we have stayed and eaten here. The inn is a very old, historic building, situated in a beautiful spot on the Mersey River, and walking distance to downtown Liverpool. Both stays we had a queen room on the main level, overlooking the river. The rooms have been recently remodelled, and are comfortable. We had no...

Thank Banti
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and most thankful that you took the time to write about us on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best Susan Lane

Reviewed 21 July 2016

My wife and I were initially pleased when we arrived at this inn. It had a nice historic feel to it, great location beside the Mersey River, and a very attractive dining room. We made reservations for 7pm, arriving at 6:45. The dining room was filling up, in contrast to 5pm when we had stopped in for a drink. However,...

1Thank JimTaggartOttawa
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Taggart Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is distressing to us that you did not have an enjoyable experience. Your server is fairly new to serving, but he is kind, conscientious and has had very good commments from guests. Your wait was longer than perhaps it should have been and we apologize for...

Reviewed 20 July 2016

I accidentally reviewed hotel in restaurant part, so use this as a correction and update. Inn is circa 1800s and there is what it look like new addition to it. New stayed in old inn with creaky stairs, uneven floor but lots of character. The surprise here was restaurant. It was so warm inviting with such a great ambience that...

Thank Waldi12
Alstead, New Hampshire
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We came to Liverpool on errands and decided to try the Inn based on a description we read about it. Apparently we were in during the Lazy Brunch (a Saturday), and chose the Pancakes with two eggs (and a slice of honeydew, lovely). The coffee was good, but not included, FYI, and the pancakes very buttery-tasting. Real maple syrup was...

Thank Keri P
Nalcrest, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2016

this is a lovely inn. wish we could have stayed a few more nights. Liverpool is also a larger city than expected. we had room 112 & it's quite large, although the bathroom is a bit tight. also a night light would have been nice, it's quite dark at night. we had a late lunch in the restaurant & the...

Thank kathryn h
LiverpoolNS, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Kathryn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Each room at the inn is unique and there are many that have more spacious bathrooms than 112. We admit that it is rather snug. Thank you for pointing out the need for a night light. We will address this. The building...

Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 30 June 2016

In this area of the Beautiful South shore of Nova Scotia there aren't many REALLY good consistent places to eat. Lane's is a must. I go every year and take all my friends from this area for good conversation and better food. I have found (over the last several years) that the food is always consistent. Notice my words. Every...

Thank stargazerlilly2014
LiverpoolNS, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you had a good experience with us. We take great care to provide the freshest local cuisine that we can offer. This year we have added fresh lobster and you can still get locally sourced halibut, scallops, mussels, clams and haddock. Freshest seafood is our mandate. We hope...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Newly renovated Restaurant, Pub & Stone Patio overlook the river. Bookstore & Gourmet Shops offer local pottery and Illy espresso. 24 Air-conditioned Guestrooms, many with microwaves, fridges, and coffee makers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lane's Privateer Inn

Address: 27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Liverpool
Price Range: $116 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lane's Privateer Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Bristol Avenue can be a bit busy so ask for a room at the back if you like it quiet.”
702theresar, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Probably any room would be excellent.”
joeandpeggy, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a renovated room at the back.”
820sj, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the river.”
Banti, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Parking lot side is very noisy at night.”
JimTaggartOttawa, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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