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539 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C6 , Canada
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Avalon Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 55 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We absolutely loved Avalon B&B! The home has been renovated and beautifully decorated in tasteful, neutral colours with very thoughtful touches. The location is great for walking with everything pretty close by. We never realized what a great “walking city” Ottawa is and, with a hearty breakfast and good walking shoes, you can get around to see almost everything on... More

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Marmora, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I visited Ottawa for the first time (July 21) and decided to try a B&B. We chose the Avalon for it's location and reviews on Tripadvisor. The owner, Christine, greeted us on our arrival and even carried our suitcase to our room. We chose the Pewter room, which was spacious with it's own balcony with a tree... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at Avalon as part of our tour of Ontario and Quebec province and met up with Christine our host on the steps of the house. All of the canadians we met on our travels were friendly and especially the B&B hosts, but Christine raised the bar. She has a pleasant happy outlook and was more than happy to... More

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Bangor, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and 14 year old son stayed at the Avalon B&B for 4 nights over Canada Day. Christine was a perfectly charming host. She provided us with great restaurant advice, yummy breakfasts all at a super location.

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Evanston, Il
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239 reviews 239 reviews
137 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in Ottawa for our granddaughter's high school graduation. The Avalon was recommended by the owner of a B&B where we had stayed previously (the owner had closed the B&B). We were here for three nights. Our room, The Pewter, was large and comfortable with a balcony overlooking the street. It is a 15 minute walk to the Byward... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed overnight. While the location was not the very best and the room was not very bright, the host was absolutely great.. she had great suggestions on what to do and where to grab a bite to eat. The pancakes for breakfast were great as well

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Edmonton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here 5 nights during a visit to Ottawa. The brick house is beautifully restored, and our room was large and very nice. Christine's breakfasts were large and so tasty! The place was very clean and we had everything we needed. Christine also gave us lots of information about places to eat and things to see. It is about... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Avalon Bed & Breakfast is a charming old house in Ottawa. We stayed there 3 nights and enjoyed the room and the wonderful breakfasts. Christina is a super nice and helpful hostess. She gave us several places to eat and explore in the city and how to get there via a map. The room we stayed in was spacious... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was actually the first B&B we stayed at based on information primarily from tripadvisor.com. We were thoroughly happy with this B&B - it was cozy like home, yet luxurious like one of the finest B&B's. Everything in the house is elegant - this is done by making the house modern while keeping just enough of the old construction to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Wonderful place to stay. Centrally located and easy walking distance to downtown. Room was spotless and nicely furnished. Breakfast excellent. Our host was very friendly and did a great job. Would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast.

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Address: 539 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C6 , Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Turn of the century charm, modern decor, delicious breakfast and great service all within a 15-20 min walk to the Rideau Canal, Parliament buildings, and the ByWard Market. ... more   less 
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