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The Lunenburg Arms

The Lunenburg Arms

The Lunenburg Arms is in a traditional wooden-slatted building painted duck-egg blue, the Canadian flay waving proudly outside. The hotel has a focus on wellness, with a spa on-site, offering a large selection of treatments.  

It’s a few minutes’ walk from the main street showcasing local art & crafts, as well as numerous restaurants and cafes. The historic Lunenburg Harbour is also close by, and home to Nova Scotia’s famous racing schooner, Bluenose II, which can be found on the Canadian 10 cent coin.  

Our rating: Simple

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The rooms are simply decorated with neutral tones, polished wooden floors and maritime paintings and antiques. Room amenities include a coffee maker, TV and en suite, some overlook the waterside while others look across to the town. The loft rooms also have a separate living area and a pull-out sofa bed. 


Lunenburg Arms is located in the heart of Lunenburg town, down the street from Knaut-Rhuland House, an 18th-century Victorian home that’s open to visitors. The adjacent street is lined with a range of interesting. The waterfront and local restaurants are a couple of blocks away and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is close by. 

Food and drink

The hotel offers a very simple, light breakfast of muffins and yogurts — there are a number of cafes nearby if you’d like something more substantial. Lunch and dinner are not offered but staff can recommend a nearby restaurant. Guests get a 10% discount upon check in for the Savvy Sailor restaurant just along the waterfront. 

Facilities and activities

Focusing on relaxation, the hotel’s Spa Ninety4 offer a variety of treatments including massage, aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures and hair salon services. Aqua therapy is also available on request. The hot tub and steam showers are complimentary to spa guests. 

The spa is a licensed property, so you can unwind with a glass of wine after your treatment. There’s also an outdoor terrace to the front of the hotel to relax in after a day’s exploration.


There is one accessible room on the ground floor which is well-sized with an accessible bathroom. 

Our opinion

This coastal hotel is in an ideal location for exploring the small town of Lunenburg. We loved the sea-view rooms and brightly-painted, traditional exterior. 

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