Luxury Hotel Review: Cabot Links

Cabot Links Hotel

Golf Expectations:

If you're a golfer, Cabot Links lodge and golf course is a must-visit destination! It features two of the best courses in the world (Cabot Links is ranked #35 and Cabot Cliffs #11), but is a fraction of the cost compared to other famous North American destination golf courses (thank you Canadian dollar).  I do not golf myself, but my husband, an avid golfer, calls it "the Pebble Beach of Canada."  A typical golf day at Cabot Links looks like this: early morning tee times, afternoon drinks and food, back out for another 18 holes, scarf down some dinner, rinse, rest, and repeat. Check out Niall's golfing tips here.

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Cabot Links - summer travel guide Cape Breton

And if you don't golf...

If you're heading to Cabot Links as a non-golfer, while there isn't a spa, nor large downtown, it is a fantastic vacation spot for book reading and relaxing. The intentionally clean architectural lines don't distract from the overwhelming natural setting, and there are so many welcoming corners to curl up with a good book (my favorite is the bar patio, which overlooks the course and ocean).  


The hotel interiors are modern, contemporary luxury, and every room features unobstructed views of the course and ocean, with large windows to maximize the panoramic scene.  You'll feel part of the action from the moment you start your day!  Room tip: request a room on the second floor. 

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Cabot Links room entrances
cabot link sunset

Golfers Gotta Eat:

The hotel has the best food in town!  Panorama offers a fine dining option, while the more casual places are Cabot Public House or Cabot Bar. The deck overlooking the 18th hole was a perfect spot to relax and have a post golf drink.  It's also the place to go to catch a sunset.  For off grounds dining options, click here.

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Cabot Links golf course - summer travel guide to Cape Breton
Cabot Links grounds

Would I Return?

Both my husband and I (and in-laws) loved Cabot Links and returned for a second trip.  I think it's a vacation best suited for golfers (of course), and adults looking for some relaxing downtime.  It's not a hotel for adventure seekers, and is not equipped to entertain young children.  However, if you're like me, and you can entertain yourself with a good book and photography walks, go ahead and tag along on the golf outing!

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