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Fountain View Guest House

2138 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4M5, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The owner, Helen V, answered questions about the rooms available on the phone. I traveled from the USA and offered to send a cashier's check but it would not have arrived until after I did so I paid her when I arrived. She held the room on good faith until I arrived.. I choose the room with a small refrig,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This guest house is terrible, no access to fridge and kitchen. The bathroom is not clean enough to be comfortable. lots of noise from the crowded and high traffic street. More importantly, the host is very mean; she behaves very bad and unprofessional. By and large, I don't recommend it at all. It is not worth even thinking about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We appreciated very much our stay chez Helen, while my mother was in hospital over Christmas, into January at the QEII. The rates were very good, the place is simple and homey. Helen is a lively, interesting lady with character, and accommodating with respect to the uncertain length our stay. My parents went back there to stay when my mother... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I must say that I just returned from a holiday in NS and NB and that I did stay at the Fountainview Guest House because I couldn't get into the hostel and despite being inundated with notes and repeated messages from Helen, for the price of $40.00 for a double room, I was quite happy because of the price to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I don't really get most of the negative comments; some of you are very sensitive to be so highly impressed by Helen's attitude. It is around 45$ a night; you cannot really expect something more than what you get. It is certainly not neat, but comfortable and two footsteps from downtown Halifax. If you're on a tight budget, this is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I would not recommend this place to no one,, the hostess was not at all friendly , she had attitude . I had intended on staying there 2 times so I paid with credit card the first time , then on phone with credit card second time ,, when my son got there he was asked to pay again cause... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I have stayed in Halifax to visit couple of universities to apply to their Master programs. This place is the cheapest and compared to what it has to offer it is good. Room that I stayed #2 was spacious, had two single beds-one soft one firmer, wireless internet, toaster, refrigerator, kettle, tv and a small sink. All is old but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Great price. 55 dollars for a room with two single comfortable clean beds. Rooms very clean Shared bathroom- floors were dirty.

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Cobourg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

...but just fine if you are traveling light and spend little. Rooms were clean but small and very dated. The shower was showing signs of wear. I agree with the comment about taking your own toilet paper, that was helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

My husband and I stayed 2 separate nights here and were very happy we did. It was $50+tx for our first room, and $55+tx for our second room with a sink and fridge. It was cheaper and much nicer than staying in a hostel! The rooms were clean, comfortable, and a good size. It was old fashioned but for this... More 

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