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A Garden Stroll B&B

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325 Devon Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3A2, Canada (Formerly Hal and Barb's Festival Guest House)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Highlands
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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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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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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

A great stay was had at this quirkly little B&B. We started the stay with a good soak in the hot tub which was a great way to relax after the drive from Toronto. After a walk around the pretty lake and some good food we had a good night's sleep before a great breakfast of fruit and Barb's egg... More 

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

Enjoyed your stories of world travels, Glad to have hot tub used as most guests do not have time for it. Hope the whether warms up for your beach stay, More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Unlike chain motels, B&B's vary widely depending on the idiosychracies of the owners, and your level of satisfaction depends upon what you're seeking. So I will try to be as objective as possible without commenting on whether I find these factors to be pros or cons. - This is a relatively modern home, built in the 1960's. But it has... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We enjoy sharing breakfast and our love of Stratford with our guests. More 

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