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A Garden Stroll B&B

325 Devon Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3A2, Canada (Formerly Hal and Barb's Festival Guest House)
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Rochester Hills, MI
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Barb, Hal and Connie are very good hosts. Connie has very good recommendations on the various plays presented at the Stratford Festival. Connie makes delicious breakfasts, and Hal supports them both. The gardens are lovely and relaxing. We have stayed here two different years, and every time there is something new in the gardens. Our favorite rooms has two double... More 

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Thank Tenormary
Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for returning, and we are glad you had another an enjoyable stay. Yes, those tub chairs in the 2x Queen room are so comfortable, I just sink into relaxation mode. We love being able to share our theatrical experiences. We are glad that you had a bit of time to enjoy the new back gardens, and... More 

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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Barb, Hal and Corinne were such gracious hosts and have the most beautiful home. The room was very spacious and had a large bathroom attached as well. The garden out back as plenty of seats to choose from to enjoy the scenery or relax and read a book. There is even a hammock to take a snooze on. There is... More 

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4AmyAlice, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Jennifer, for the great review. We enjoyed your company too, and breakfast conversation was a blast. Fresh fruit and French toast is always a hit. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Highlands
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed here on the first night of a tour of Canada & USA. It was the perfect start. Our room was spacious, with two double beds, a lovely ensuite, fridge stocked with water and lots of literature about the area. There were several garden areas to enjoy and a hot tub. The breakfast the next morning was superb, largely... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Hello Joan, It is exciting for us to have visitors from so far away. We can't always promise to have published authors as breakfast guests but we always enjoy his visits. I feel so lucky to live in a city with such good water, so I always have fresh tap water in your fridge as well as the bottled water.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had the pleasure of staying at this excellent B&B while attending the Stratford Shakespeare festival in June, 2015. Made to feel quite at home. It is clear that the family who runs this establishment aims to please on all accounts; from the delicious homemade granola in the morning, helpful advice on where to eat and what to see in the... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Hello Laurie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed your stay and sharing you adventure stories. Glad to meet those who appreciate Geraint Wyn Davies as much as we do. Hope the theatre and Nigel brings you back to Stratford but I know it is hard to compete with New York City. More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stayed at this B+B in June while attending the Stratford Festival. Enjoyed the beautiful gardens , found them relaxing and calming with many water features There were many places to sit and just listen to the birds and the water falls. Breakfast was delicious and the owners were friendly and very welcoming. They made some good suggestions for places to... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Alison, I am glad you took the time to enjoy to gardens I can't wait to see what they look like next year when the perennials have had a year to mature. We love the water sounds from the 4 fountans. Barbara More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Garden Stroll B & B. We had a spacious and clean room with a bathroom inside of the room with a shower and a bunch of different sizes of towels. The garden was absolutely charming, the breakfast was tasty and conversations at the table kept everything in a good StratFest tradition. We... More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We chose this B & B online based on several positive reviews -- and we're very glad we did. The family has been running this lovely property for 22 years and, in that time, has developed one of the most well thought through and comfortable B & Bs compared to a long list of other places we've stayed over the... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Thank you, for your tips to my daughter. We enjoyed your informative breakfast conversation. More 

Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a special B&B! My daughter and I stayed here for two nights while taking in three plays at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The location is perfect! The room had two very comfortable clean beds, huge bathroom that had fresh towels and lots of hot water! We enjoyed our wine and discussed the plays that we were going to... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Julie, We love having families stay with us for more than one night. By the second breakfast it feels like a family visit. You looked so at home with your wine in the hor tub. We look forward to meeting more of your family on anothr visit. More 

Michigan City, Indiana
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My fiance and I stayed here three nights while taking in some plays at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. It's located in a quiet neighborhood outside the downtown area, not really close enough to walk to all the theatres BUT for active folk, it's a 5-10 minute bike ride to anywhere you need to go (we loved that!). Hal and Barb... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Thank you. Did you know that when walking you can take a short cut accross the park? The walls are sound insulated but the solid oak doors required by the fire marshell, do not block the noise as effectively. We enjoy having guests stay for several days and sharing their travel stories. More 

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at Hal and Barb's Festival Guest House and really enjoyed our stay. The room was quite large, with an ensuite bathroom (shower) and two twin beds. Very quiet. We were heavily booked with two plays and three tours, so did not spend too much time at the B&B. The breakfast was very good and filling. Nice to chat... More 

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Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B, responded to this review

Sorry you did not have more time at breakfast as that is one of the perks of staying at a B and B. Your organizing skills would be useful as a tour director as you filled all the time open to you. More 

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