Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

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1025 Reviews

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).

  • 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

Hotel Category


Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
Location Highlights

Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

1025 Reviews 71% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 325
  • Very Good 333
  • Average 201
  • Poor 120
  • Terrible 46

What to Expect

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Mar 29, 2018

Wow! Especially in the fall.....

Calgary, Canada

This is an old world hotel with a charm that combines the Cape Breton hospitality with majestic ocean views. If you can stay here in October when the leaves are changing, you will never forget it. It has a lovely spa, great hiking trails out to the point, as well as rooms with a complimentary breakfast buffet that is unimaginably fantastic. The buffet really is almost as spectacular as the scenery.
Jan 31, 2018

Amazing property, awful food.

Halifax, Canada

I meant to write this review during the summer, but it slipped my mind. I am hoping reviews like this might help management to improve on the quality of the offering at a beautiful property. We experienced both restaurants during our visit, other than breakfast, which a buffet is pretty hard to mess up, the food was atrocious. It is hard to believe while visiting when looking at those views and paying quite a bit per evening that they could stumble that badly with the food experience. I look forward to returning, but only once I see consecutive comments about the food quality improving. I don't even care if the service is bad, if the food quality is great. The staff definitely need to be trained better, but this is clearly difficult with limited time in a seasonal location. Simple things like the front desk staff paying more attention to the Tim Hortons doughnuts than the clients while checking in could be worked out, but a lot of other pieces can be overlooked. Get the food and drink right and the place will be phenomenal.
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