The Holiday Inn in Sydney is offering a special conference rate of $124.95 night (plus tax) for a single or double room. A direct link for reservations is available here. Or – if you prefer to make a reservation by phone (902-562-7500 or 1-877-660-8550), please request the conference rate for SINGING STORYTELLERS.

General Hotel Info:

To take advantage of the conference rate, your booking will have to be made NO LATER than September 1, 2014.

***As the conference coincides with the beginning of the Celtic Colours Festival, many hotels and B&Bs will be fully booked. It would be advisable to make reservations before the end of June.***

Sydney hotels are situated approximately 10 Km from Cape Breton University campus.


Cambridge Suites Hotel   telephone #: 902-562-6500 / 1-800-565-9466   (rooms with kitchenette – restaurant on site – fitness center)

Hampton Inn by Hilton telephone #: 902-564-6555 (connected to the Membertou Convention Centre and restaurant – pool on site)


Apart from the major hotels, several hotel chains are present in Sydney, including Days Inn, Quality Inn and Comfort Inn. To get in touch with them, delegates may simply do an internet search, using for example the words « Comfort Inn Sydney Nova Scotia ». Two budget hotels are also situated downtown: 

Royale Hotel   $50-$80   telephone #: 902-539-2148 (with kitchenette on each floor)

The Martin Arm’s – $80-$100 telephone #: 902-567-3311 (with microwave and mini-fridge)


In order to reserve a B&B, you will have to hurry, as these establishments generally have only 2 or 3 rooms. Prices at B&Bs usually include tax.

Bed and Breakfasts in downtown Sydney :

Paradise Found B&B $105-120   telephone Toll Free 1-877-539-9377

Charming Victorian B&B $110-$115   telephone #: 902-564-0921

Gathering House B&B   $65-$100    telephone #: 902-539-7172

New Century Manor B&B   $100 Suite including living room   telephone #: 902-567-1300

Weary Gardener B&B Suite   $130   telephone #: 902-270-2987

Colby House Bed Breakfast   $110-$125 telephone #: 902-539 4095

 For those who have their own means of transportation, an economical solution would be to stay near Sydney, either at Howie Centre or Sydney Forks, or on the other side of the University at Glace Bay or Reserve Mines.

B&Bs within 10 Km of downtown Sydney:

Boot’s & Sassy’s B&B   $85  telephone # : 902-564-9343 (Howie Centre)

White Maples B&B   $60-$70   telephone #: 902-564-4674 (Howie Centre)

Linden Tree B&B    $74-$84   telephone #: 902-567-6244 / 888-567-6244 (Sydney Forks)

 B&Bs within 10 Km of Cape Breton University:

Vespers by the Sea B&B   $75-$125   telephone #: 902-842-3511 / 902-537-0004   (Glace Bay) – an inn with a panoramic ocean view –

Cedarwoods B&B   $57-$65   telephone #: 902-849-4767 (Glace Bay)

Becky’s B&B   $55-$95   Suite: $110   telephone #: 902-849-2974 (Reserve Mines)