What People are saying
Quaint but a killer on the allergies
barb p on 18/11/2017 18:15
The staff was friendly, it was easy to find. The room was small, but the bathroom brand new. But the scented products they use were overpowering. I had to use twice the allergy medicine I usually use. I had to wash all our clothes when we got home. The breakfast was nice, standard but I overheard others coughing and complaining about the scents. There is such a thing as unscented odour eliminator. I wish they would use it. I cannot return there.
Our tango in Halifax
Carl W on 09/11/2017 16:55
This place is quirky. I think there are actually two buildings connected somehow. The hallways and stairways were a bit confusing, especially when we were trying to find the breakfast room which is down in a basement. But the breakfast was good and saved us some money. They say they have outdoor "decks" on the roof or upper levels, and sure, they do, but there are only a few plastic chairs. There is no real lighting there, so you're up there in the dark. The room itself was clean and comfy. Nice enough. We didn't go there to spend our time in the room. If we had, it wouldn't have been okay. There were several common areas (Oh, I get it! Commons Inn.) that might be good if you're okay with that sort of thing. It was a short walk to the harbor, and it was in a funky neighborhood with some good bars and restaurants.
The place where you do not want to say, ever
marcelelamarche1 on 02/10/2017 21:49
Altough we had a good service at the reception desk, the cleaning was awfull with sheets and blankets negligently throwned back on the bed in 2 seconds. We suggest that the charge half price the second night, since the room is not as well done as when we came in the first night.
Disappointing introduction to Halifax
Ian M on 29/09/2017 12:13
Interestingly at the front desk there is a Canada Select plaque showing 3.5 stars rating, how on earth this was assessed is beyond me; I would rate it at 2 stars tops. It is a converted house(s) and is a 25 min walk to downtown Halifax which is no problem. The area is rather shabby and the hotel fits with that. The room was dusty and grubby and furnished with old tat furniture. the bed coverings smelt stale and old and the mattresses were clearly cheap. The shower head was not fully functional and the shower cabin was very dirty around the door.The toilet paper must have been the cheapest found anywhere. The breakfast room was down in the basement level and you had to negotiate past stacked mattresses. The food was the cheapest type of bread and jams etc and nothing that could be called healthy apart from some bananas. Self service yet there was a small statuette with a plate for tips yet there was no service at all. Forget the lounge/common room, you really wouldn't want to sit in this space. Like others we noticed that guy sitting smoking on the door step and the guy playing computer poker in the lobby. Overall it was definitely nowhere near the standard of the other hotels, B+Bs and motels that we stayed in and not recommended.
Bad experience! Theft incidents!
Huda A on 23/09/2017 18:14
People in Halifax complain about food prices. This may explain why when we bought chicken from Sobeys and put in the fridge provided by the hotel, it was gone! The following day, my sunglasses were gone! I left them on the microwave thinking it is a small item not worthy of steeling but I was wrong. When I reported the 2 thefts, I was told this has happened before, but not by the maid that cleaned my room on those 2 days. No apology given or acknowledgement! I guess they don't believe in the policy customers are not always right!