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The Scotsman Inn

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Front of property
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Scotsman Inn

The Scotsman Inn

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

8.8/10 Fabulous

196 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


  • Highlander Pub - 2 min walk
  • Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads - 2 min walk
  • Harbour house ales and spirits - 2 min walk
  • Tim Hortons - 3 min drive
  • Piper's Landing Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

The Scotsman Inn

Located in the entertainment district, The Scotsman Inn is a great choice for a stay in Pictou. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The breakfast and shopping get good marks from fellow travellers.


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

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
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-out available
  • 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 for free (see details)

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 and guest safety 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.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


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.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Auberge Walker Inn Pictou
The Scotsman Inn Pictou
Auberge Walker Pictou
Auberge Walker
Auberge Walker Inn Pictou, Nova Scotia
Scotsman Inn Pictou
Scotsman Inn
Scotsman 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.
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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. 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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8/10 Very good

Great hosts who know region very well. Very clean and comfortable. Don’t go early and expect to get in, strictly adhered to check in after 4 pm
Stephen, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Doris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ann, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A very nice Inn for an overnight stop
Joanne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A unique Inn with beautifully appointed rooms. Sitting on the deck in the evening was very nice. Parking on the premises was nice and easy for unloading/loading our vehicle.
Dean, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The Inn is housed in a beautiful, stately building in the heart of a lovely seaside town. Unfortunately, the owner was rude on several occasions, which lead to us feeling like more of a nuisance than paying customers.
Angela, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a great place to stay at
Cynthia, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hosts, great house
Cornelia, 1-night romance trip
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