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Colonial Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   175 City Road | P.O. Box 2149, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3T5, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The motel is located next to the train tracks and a busy road, so it is quite noisy in this area. Most of the lights in the parking lot were burnt out, so it was dark and felt somewhat unsafe. The bed sheets had stains on them and the towels were damp and didn't look very clean. Only one of... More 

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Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Booked this hotel through Hotwire. Never again! It's dirty, smelly and mouldy. The towels and sheets are yellowed and stained. The pool water is a murky green. The "free breakfast" mini muffins had mold spots. The lobby is filled with dirt-bags playing the gambling machines. The whole hotel smells. Heard a rumour that this hotel is used for swingers on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Terrible allmost like a nightmare. The mold wss one thing the curtains they use for sheets another. The fecis stains on the towels did it for me will be calling the Dept of Health. The dirtiest place I have ever seen. It should be condemned. Perhaps the board oc health will when I contact them.

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Wellington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Extremely dirty! Probably was wonderful in its heyday, but is rundown and dirty now. We could not wait to leave and did so as early as possible the following day. Pool was green (seriously!), outside room was FULL of cigarette butts all over the ground and trash can too was full of butts, really smelled bad. Fence to railroad only... More 

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Saint John
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Not a complainer but our room was disgusting, green mold on wall, half eaten candies stuck on the table, we asked to be moved and they did move us but room still not great, very out-dated! Staff were not that friendly and I ordered 2 orange juice in the morning which cost me $8, because the o j for the... More 

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Halifax, NS
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36 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

If you look at our other reviews we generally are happy with our hotels. BUT please do yourself a favour, don't book here. It's dirty and loud. The lobby smells of dirty grease. It is priced lower than most for the area but not low enough, actually at no price should you stay here! I can't believe that online sites... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

If you are willing to smell dope all night (which is illegal) and like loud noise.. This hotel is for you. If not, keep reading.. **Do not bring your kids here** The mattresses are very dirty and there was stains all over the sheets. Rugs also dirty. The a/c does not work in most rooms. The staff will not deal... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Poor choice even by average standards. The staff were friendly. Entire hallways were either closed or under repair and halls/rooms that were available were old, rundown, cold and much smaller/cramped than advertised! Not an enjoyable stay.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Just don't do it. We checked in and were greeted by the smell of curry, alcohol and cigarettes. Our room was down a terrifying hallway with hallway doors that would lock behind you... we passed a group of teens getting high in the hallway. Upon arriving at our dirty, scary room, we decided that it wasn't worth it and checked... More 

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Address: 175 City Road | P.O. Box 2149, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3T5, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonial Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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