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What an absolute pleasure it is to stay at “The Colby House”. This is our second stay with Bev & Gordon Gabriel, owners of this beautiful old century home. Their hospitality is gracious and warm. The house is impeccable in every way. The rooms beautifully decorated. Bev has a flare for decorating that any decorator magazine would love to do a photo shoot of. Each room a different theme. Breakfast is 5 star , with Homemade scones or breads, fresh seasonal fruit cups, and a main course whipped up and presented so beUtiffuly ang king or queen would be surely tbe impressed.. I have to mention the beautiful quality linens on all the.best are of the highest quality. Bev’s attention to detail is evident in every room in her home. I can’t recommend enough why you must do yourselves the experience of booking a night with Bev & Gordon at their top of the line accommodations. I give our experience here 5 stars. Perfect in every way.!

- Sharon & Donnie Landry, from Louisdale, N.S 14 February 2019

What a wonderful experience! The room was well appointed, very clean and comfortable. Hosts Bev and Gordon could not be more friendly and helpful and the breakfast was 'to die for'. This B&B exceeded our expectations in every way. We would highly recommend Colby House as a place to stay in Sydney.

- Kathy and Dennis, from Washington, DC 9 September 2016

My husband and myself stayed here last year and are very excited to stay again this year.We were treated like family.The rooms are extreamly beautiful and clean.The food was amazing!!!! Mr & Mrs Gabriel are so very nice.It was a pleasure meeting them.

- Martina & James Harnum, from Louisbourg 8 August 2012

Wow, we were certainly impressed with your B&B! Right from the moment we stepped into Colby House until we left three days later, you made us feel welcome. The accomodations were wonderful, the food was delicious and you, Bev and Gordon are gracious hosts. We certainly would recommend your B&B to anyone travelling to Sydney!

- Paul and Lois, from Saskatoon, Sask 31 October 2011

This is a 5 star accommodation all the way, from the friendliness, hospitality, surroundings, cleanliness, food, etc., etc. We would highly recommend this as the place to stay while in or near Sydney. This is coming from someone who is very particular at where we choose to stay.

- Bert & Wanda Seely, from Amherst 12 October 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Colby House for six nights while on vacation and business and all six were wonderful. The house is magnificent and the rooms are beautiful and done with care and attention to comfort. The breakfast were not only delicious but good for you and served on the prettiest settings done differently each day. But best of all about the Colby house is your wonderful host and hostess, Gordon and Bev. They go out of there way to help you with anything you might need and to locate places you are looking for. Bev will send you on your way with a snack and you know you will return to a wonderful clean room at the end of the day. Gordon might tell you a great story before you head up stairs always with an offer of tea or wine. Thanks Bev and Gordon! We hope to be back someday.

- Tyler and Katie Manzo, from Arvada, Colorado 26 May 2011

We have just completed our first--but definitely not our last--visit to Colby House. My wife and I were very impressed with the grounds, the decor, the luxurious appointments, the subtle attention to detail and the impeccable taste shown in every room throughout the B & B. Guest computer access available, flat screen TVs, a large and beautiful-appointed living room make this truly a 'home away from home.' Bev and Gordon are wonderfully friendly, engaging hosts who make you feel very welcome; and they go out of their way to tend to your needs. And the breakfasts!! Homemade scones, jam, fresh juice, plus a special 'main course' each morning: gourmet dining to start the day! The Colby will certainly be our place to stay whenever we come to Sydney. We urge you to make it yours!

- Brian & Jane Burris, from Pictou, Nova Scotia 7 April 2011

We stayed at Colby house during our time at Celtic Colours this year and were totally impressed. The hosts are wonderful and the house itself is so tastefully appointed. We certainly understand why this B and B is a number 5. We will definitely return on our next trip to Sydney.

- Anne and Larry Nestman, from Halifax 16 October 2010

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful B & B. It was so tastefully decorated and the Innkeepers Gordon and Bev a delight to talk with. Out breakfast was delicious.

- Russ and Margo Zink, from Arlington Virginia 26 July 2010

What a wonderful stay at this beautiful first class Bed and Breakfast. Bev and Gordon are the consumate hosts. You will feel like one of the family with their attention to every detail of your stay. The home is beautiful with lovely period furniture and lovely gardens. If you are looking for a very relaxing stay with great hosts, excellent breakfasts and warm friends then go no further. We can't wait until we can return.

- Bob and Linda Giles, from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA 13 July 2010

We only stayed one night as we were just passing through Sydney but feel it would be difficult to find a B&B better than Colby House. Everything was absolutely perfect: Spotless,luxurious accommodations, Delicious homemade breakfast, Great service & friendly,helpful,welcoming hosts. Thank you Bev & Gord. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends and if we come back to Sydney we will see you again.

- Donna & Ken Durdle, from CBS, Newfoundland, Canada 6 July 2010

We recently had the pleasure of staying for a night at this marvelous bed and breakfast. Bev and Gordon went out of their way to make us feel so welcome. Service was exceptional; the room spotless; and the breakfast was something to behold. Last but not least, their knowledge of Sydney is remarkable. Would gladly return.


- Larry and Nora, from Halifax, N.S. 15 February 2010

Colby House was an absolutely perfect venue for our daughter and son in law's Christmas wedding reception. Bev and Gordon provided exceptional service which went above and beyond our expectations.They ensured the reception was a flawless event, giving their kitchen over to caterers and bar, but were quietly present whenever needed. Their attention to detail-from greeting our guests to the turn down service(we stayed in their beautiful rooms as well-- exquisite decor, linens etc) to the fabulous breakfast of fresh fruit, fresh from oven muffins, Eggs Florentine ,served with beautiful china and linens. We have travelled through Europe and Asia and have sampled many different levels of service-but this truly was an all-round exceptional experience-we were treated like royalty.Many thanks-words cannot express the upscale hospitality and care provided

- L.Kelly, from Nova Scotia 13 January 2010

We had a wonderful stay at Colby House. Our room was spotless and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were delicious and our hosts went out of their way to ensure that we got the most out of our travels in Cape Breton.

- Anonymous, 25 November 2009

Our stay here was all too short. It is hard to express our pleasure with this place without sounding overly effusive. The comfortable elegance of this house matches perfectly with the friendly graciousness of our hosts. Thank you for providing such a B & B. So much better than a hotel!

We will be back ... and will recommend it to all our friends.

- Suzanne and Terence, from Alexandra, P.E.I. 8 November 2009

This is probably the best Bed & Breakfast we have ever stayed in. The house is lovely. Our room was quiet, the beds were comfortable, and every little detail was taken care of. (The bathrobes were a very nice touch!!!). Gordon and Beverly were gracious hosts, who took care of every need and were a fount of information on places to eat and places to visit. From a business perspective you have high speed internet so you could remain in contact with friends and families and each room has its own phone line.

Finally breakfast and what a breakfast! Homemade French Toast served with warm Nova Scotia Maple Syrup and the next morning Eggs Florentine. All are accompanied with home made muffins, fresh yogurt, fresh fruit, and an endless supply of cream, milk, coffee, and tea.

- James Hawthorne, from Scottsdale, Arizona 9 October 2009

Unfortunately we only stayed 1 night but it was so great!!!!!!! The welcoming from our hosts making us feel at home, the room, the breakfast and the servicing..... Bev & Gordon you are great hosts!! please do not change! Thanks again.

- Rita & Gilles, from Montreal,Canada 13 September 2009

Notre sejour du 17 au 29 aout a été tres agréable,notre chambre était tres luxueuse et romantique avec beaucoups de petits détails,aussi tres éclairée. Mr Gordon et Mme Bev sont chaleureux et acceuillants, la maison est superbe avec beaucoup de fleurs partout. Les déjeuners sont délicieux,il est tres bien situé, nous pourvons aller en 10 minutes au restaurants et boutiques...Allez y vous serez enchanté... Merci a nos hotes pour ces belles vacances .

- Micheline & Alain, from Laval, Quebec, Canada 29 August 2009

What an amazing place! Gordon and Bev were so welcoming - it was like staying with long-lost relatives! The bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean and the breakfast was delicious (and enormous!). We only wish we had stayed longer!

- Jeffrey and Alexandra, from New York City 13 August 2009

When we arrived it was after a long day of driving...Bev and Gordon were both so welcoming and accomodating! It was also very rainy the days we were there and the house and our room was exactly the enchanting warm place you want to cuddle up in on a rainy evening! There is a great attention to detail in everything...and Bev makes some incredible cinnamon bun cookies...mmm...great place to stay- the pictures just don't do it justice!

- Jaralyn, from Alberta 7 August 2009

Wow! Of all the B&B's we have stayed in Colby House was by far the best. Beautiful property and rooms, lovely breakfasts and wonderful hosts who welcomed us as friends. Can't recommend it enough, especially the early evening glass of wine we shared with Bev and Gordon!

- Tony & Michele Ismay, from Reading, United Kingdom 25 July 2009

Truly an outstanding B&B. Beautiful rooms with luxurious bedding, 5 star breakfast, warm and welcoming surroundings both inside and out. The hosts are friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Colby House.

- Glenda, from Calgary 11 July 2009

As a business traveler, this B&B is one of the nicest I have ever experienced.

The owners are very accommodating and amazing at anticipating the travelers every need and/or want. Wireless internet, quiet and comfortable rooms, combined with a very elegant and inviting atmosphere.

I can't wait to book my next stay.

- Cathryn Young, from Truro, NS 20 April 2009


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