Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

World-renowned golf and spa resort

The Keltic Lodge rises majestically from Nova Scotia’s verdant pine forest in a spectacular setting overlooking the ocean. Dating from 1940, this resort is perhaps best known for being the home of Stanley Thomspon’s famed 18-hole Highlands Links Golf Course, which has been rated by Score Golf as one of the best in Canada. However, there’s much more to enjoy besides just golf thanks to the 5,000 square foot AVEDA spa, outdoor heated swimming pool and superb fishing opportunities. And after a busy day you can look forward to a meal at one of the award-winning restaurants before heading off to your luxurious and homely guest room.

Please note:

This property is located within a state park which requiers a park entry fee of $7 per person (not charged by the hotel).

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Hotel highlights

  • Spectacular coastal location
  • Home to Stanley Thompson’s ‘Mountains and Ocean’ course
  • Several exquisite dining venues
  • Enjoy plenty of resort activities including a heated pool
  • Relax at the hotel’s AVEDA spa

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 105 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

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Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

1237 Reviews 71% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 382
  • Very Good 377
  • Average 249
  • Poor 151
  • Terrible 78

What to Expect

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Sep 16, 2019

What a disappointment 👎

Checking in , no help with luggage no elevator. When checking in they showed us not the room asked for although better ones were available. (We let them know it was our anniversary in advance) Dinner was a disaster, starting at the wine list, 3 white and 3 red. No halves of champagne! Could not get bread as they were out of baskets, until suggested to put it on a plate,lobster bisque was served with a tea spoon(out of soup spoons) mixed garden salad was spinach only, couldn’t offer any GF bread. Etc. All in all a memorable anniversary in a very negative way. Too bad we had such high hopes.
Sep 15, 2019

Dirty, dated, poor service, embarrassing

Halifax, Canada

We stayed at the Keltic during a recent trip to Cape Breton. Our expectation based on the reputation and cost was a comfortable, clean, enjoyable place to stay. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Upon arriving at our duplex cottage, we found the floors inside were dirty and covered in unswept sand. The sheets after pulling them down had sand on them and we had not visited the beach. Luckily, we avoided dinner here, but the breakfast was a disaster. Firstly, a large number of buffet items were completely gone which was fine except it took a long time to replenish them. The staff working the restaurant seemed disorganized and poorly managed. They spent way too much time talking amongst themselves opposed to working in a fashion that ensured the restaurant ran well and satisfied the customers. Again, reeks of poor management. Various parts of the “resort” were dirty and unkept. Drink glasses from the previous night were left on tables in the main lobby. Although we reserved a cottage based on 3 people, we were left only 2 towels in our room. Fine, no problem, easy to solve, right? Upon visiting the front desk by one of us requesting an additional towel for our room, the front desk staff hummed and hawed on how to handle the situation. The staff made it seem like they were providing a huge favour with this request. Perhaps a more thorough training program on how to address customer requests/concerns is warranted. The $327/night does NOT reflect the experience. Get your act together.
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