The Scotsman Inn

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Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Scotsman Inn

The Scotsman Inn

3-star property
3-star B&B, steps from Hector Heritage Quay

8.6/10 Fabulous

184 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
78 Coleraine Street, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.) - 87 min drive

About this property

The Scotsman Inn

3-star bed & breakfast by the sea
At The Scotsman Inn, you can look forward to a terrace, a garden and a library. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), bike hire and luggage storage
  • A reception hall, multilingual staff and bike parking
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guest rooms at The Scotsman Inn boast perks, such as air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and complimentary bottled water. Guests reviews say good things about the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries and hairdryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Bike storage


  • Built in 1865
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Bike parking
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Water-efficient showers only

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CAD 10 for adults and CAD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Electricity is available for an extra charge of CAD 15 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Auberge Walker
Auberge Walker Inn
Auberge Walker Inn Pictou
Auberge Walker Pictou
Walker Inn
Auberge Walker Inn Pictou, Nova Scotia
Scotsman Inn Pictou
Scotsman Pictou
The Scotsman Inn Pictou
The Scotsman Inn Bed & breakfast
The Scotsman Inn Bed & breakfast Pictou

Frequently asked questions

Does The Scotsman Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Scotsman Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Scotsman Inn?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Scotsman Inn on 16 Oct 2022 start from £105, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Scotsman Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Scotsman Inn?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Scotsman Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Scotsman Inn?
You can check in from 4 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Scotsman Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. The Scotsman Inn also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Scotsman Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Piper's Landing Restaurant (3.3 mi).
What's the area around The Scotsman Inn like?
The Scotsman Inn is a short 2-minute walk from Hector Heritage Quay and 4 minutes' walk from DeCoste Entertainment Centre. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

We wish we had stayed more than one night! Host was VERY personable, afternoon cocktails and music were appreciated and breakfast was light, but fabulous! Host was very helpful.
Catherine, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly innkeepers. Reception is on the second floor and rooms are 1-2 above - steps only. Our room was good sized with a water view. No TV and tiny shower. Generally happy with our stay.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sylvia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sandy and Cathy were the perfect hosts. Place was very clean and excellent location
Joanne, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Wai Lin Janet, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Never got to stay I was in area on business owner requested I call if checking in after 1600 this I did I spoke with owner's wife who relayed message to her husband (never spoke with him) I explained I was with a client and could not check in at before 7 so I was calling him as requested They clearly thougt I was upsetting their dinner plans and were immediately reluctant to accept a 'late' check-in at 8pm! I was firm but polite with his wife as I was still with my client and had to get back to work. I repeated I would be at the hotel no later than 8pm. As I was on a trip from Ireland on business I had asked to use my client's phone to make a local call. I though nothing more of the booking and assumed the arrangement to be at the hotel before 8 was agreed bearing in mind I had never spoke to him his wife relayed the conversation. LATER THAT DAY WHILE STILL WITH MY CLIENT HE RETURNED MY CALL AS HE HAD THE CLIENT PHONE NUMBER THEN WITHOUT ASKING TO SPEAK TO ME ABUSED MY CLIENT SAYNG I WAS DISREPECTFUL TO HIS WIFE NOT TRUE I WA FIRM BUT POLITE IN STATING MY ARRANGEMENT TO BE THERE BEFORE 8 ! This person should not be in the hospitality sector !
Jim, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

The Inn was beautiful and lots of luxury touches but the rooms are small and breakfast was controlled and limited
dianne, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful service!! Most beautiful inn I’ve seen, the staff is so friendly and passionate and funny too!!! Only disappointment was the continental breakfast that was fancy and awesome but only yogourt and croissant so I was definitely still hungry after !! Will recommend to EVERYONE though, it was so lovely
Sabrina, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best BNB. In Nova Scotia! It was like being home! The hosts are incredible!
Scott, 1-night trip
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