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542 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C7, Canada
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Alexander House
Ranked #9 of 55 Ottawa B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful in directing us to our destinations in Ottawa. Our room was large, clean, and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and relaxed. We had interesting conversations with the other guests and our hosts. A very nice place to stay!

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is an excellent value with a large hot breakfast and large clean rooms. The hosts are very hospitable people. The location is walkable to Byward Market and Parliament Hill, though the latter is a bit far. Transit on nearby Rideau Street is convenient.

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Campbell River, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We wanted to be near the Byward market and this Sandy Hill location was convenient to that and a lot more. We came from Quebec and the b and b was just a few minutes driving time over the bridge. Rideau is under construction and can be a bit unsavoury at night, but the B and B street - Besserer... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Wonderful helpful and welcoming hosts, ideal, quiet location within walking distance of some of Ottawa's main attractions, fantastic breakfasts, spotlessly clean, comfortable, value for money, parking availability - every aspect of this accommodation rates at the top of the scale. This BnB is one of the primary reasons we enjoyed Ottawa so much. Since my husband and I have some... More

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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I can very much recommend this B&B to Ottawa visitors. Hosts are amazing, friendly people with a nice clean and cosy home in the heart of Ottawa. I would say it is better to stay in a B&B than a hotel when one comes to Ottawa as the price value ratio is much better. Also if you like breakfast Alexander... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

With parents in the nearby Rockcliffe Retirement Residence, the location couldn't be better - and it comes with parking! The home is charming, warm and welcoming as are the proprietors who were very helpful and gracious. The bed was so comfortable I had the best sleep ever. Breakfast was gorgeous and plentiful. I am so grateful to have found this... More

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Sperryville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Feb 2013 my first adventure FAR north of the Mason Dixon line was delightful in spite of snow and ice. The Alexander House was beautiful, warm and welcoming. Our hostess, Sandra, was more then helpful with our accommodations, directions, lovely breakfasts and great coffee. This B & B is on a par with our own Southern Hospitality. We are looking... More

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Manasquan, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

As a frequent business traveler, I place high value on accommodations which repeatedly meet and exceed my expectations. I’ve stayed at the Alexander house on several occasions, even bringing my young adult child with me for one weekend. The proprietors are an exceptional class of people, warm and engaging, without being intrusive. Return trips were as if I had reconnected... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Fabulous stay in wonderful gracious house. Location couldn't be better for both work and pleasure, easy access to National Gallery, shops and restaurants. The suite was beautifully appointed and private, and the breakfasts wonderful. Hosts are friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Ottawa for work or pleasure.

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Aegina, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I loved Alexander House and have stayed there on a couple of occasions when visiting Ottawa. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated; the bathroom spacious and full of creams and shampoos, and the beds are soooo comfortable and warm and cosy. I loved climbing into bed and watching late night television with a cup of hot tea by my... More

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Address: 542 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Alexander House Bed and Breakfast is a charming, 1930s Arts & Crafts B&B located in the heart of Ottawa - Canada's Capital. Just a short walk to the University of Ottawa, Byward market, Canal, Parliament Hill, and the National Gallery. All our rooms feature private baths, color TV, central air, down duvets and pillows and all cotton linens. We serve a sumptuous gourmet breakfast and off-street parking is included. ... more   less 
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