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Making Waves Boatel

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   539 Queens Quay West | HtO Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #6 of 115 Toronto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014
David M Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Business or pleasure, Boatel has everything you could want in stylish accommodations and many things a standard "hotel" cannot even offer. I love the convenience of being right down on the waterfront for "The Best View of the Waterfront" night or day right from the comfort of the fore or aft decks under the stars or in the sun. There... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

David, It was wonderful seeing you again. We love when our guests come back (again and again). I'm glad you brought your bikes this time because we have such great bike paths near the Boatel and around the city. Its a great way to see the city and Toronto Island. Thanks again for taking the time to review and share... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

After a day of visiting the city and all the hustle and bustle, it is wonderful to come back to this relaxing quiet sanctuary from the noise and craziness. Diane and Ted are wonderful hosts very helpful and knowledgeable about the city and the breakfasts are out of this world! This was our second visit and we will return again... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

Thanks!! We look forward to seeing you again next year. More

Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Convenient: I attended a full three days at a large conference in Toronto, but was able to do that while staying over for only two nights. The Boatel enabled me to fly into the downtown airport, walk to the Boatel (about 10 minutes), drop off my baggage, and walk to the conference (about 15 minutes), arriving before 10am. Diane was... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

You were our first guest from Iowa! Thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you found us. More

Falmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My companion found the Boatel as an alternate to yet another manic conference hotel. I walked there from the ferry to the downtown airport, along the quay. The location is very convenient to downtown. The boat itself is tidier than any I have known. The hosts made us feel welcome, without pressure, immediately. Their dinner and activity recommendations were welcome... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

Thanks! We're glad we meet you and hope to see you back again. Maybe a Boston /Blue Jays game next time! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We wanted a different experience and got it. The location of the Boatel is perfect & in prime location on the waterfront. We stayed in the bondi cabin obviously less room than in a hotel but very comfortable & we had plenty of room for everything. Diane's breakfasts were very nice and diferent everyday & having my morning coffee sitting... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

We're glad that you decided to stay at the Boatel on your holidays and enjoyed your stay. It's wonderful for us when nice people like you stay for 6 nights, feels like we have friends visiting! Hope you enjoyed the wee bit of Canadian Rye and Maple Liqueur. Cheers Diane & Ted More

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It started out me looking for a place to stay when a room couldn't be found in Toronto, but Boatel came back in the search results. After staying with Diane and Ted for two nights while on business, I've got to admit this is a class in it's own. Two of the most peaceful sleeps in ages topped off with... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

Kirk, We are glad you found us too. Our location is perfect for business travellers like you when arriving by train or via Porter Airlines at Billy Bishop Airport. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. Diane and Ted More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I attended a large conference in Toronto recently and stayed at the Boatel. Here were the advantages I found to staying there: 1) Quiet locale. Instead of all the hubbub at a conference hotel, I returned to a wonderful, calm, "home." 2) Hosting. I was able to invite colleagues back for a drink on the deck and we could have... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

What a great summary, thanks for taking the time to share. P.S. you forgot your umbrella. Diane More

Bochum, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was our first time in Toronto and we came for a concert at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. We decided to stay at the Boatel because of its convenient location (just a 30 minute walk to the Amphitheatre and a 10 minute walk to the CN-Tower), but it was much better than just that. The hosts Diane and Ted made... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I decided to stay at the Boatel for our 1st Anniversary, Ted & Diane were so welcoming, the boat is super clean, comfortable, lots of room, feels like home :) Walk to anything you need. Food was fantastic. Without a doubt it will be our go to place to stay in Toronto from now on ! Thanks... More

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Kingston, On
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from another great visit on "The Boatel" with Diane and Ted. We keep coming back because of Diane and Ted and of course the great breakfasts. Diane has more great recipes in her repertoire so we will return to sample more. The boat is amazing and so is the location. See you both next year and thanks again!... More

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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you again and this time I promise to make Grits and Eggs for you. Thanks for sharing recipes with me. Hopefully by the spring I will have the Boatel cookbook completed. Diane & Ted More

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Additional Information about Making Waves Boatel

Address: 539 Queens Quay West | HtO Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto , Harbourfront
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Making Waves Boatel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your stay at the most unique Bed and Breakfast in Toronto aboard a 65 foot motor yacht moored in the heart of downtown Toronto. Guests are gently rocked to sleep and wake-up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast surrounded by a post card view of the city and Toronto harbour. Leave the car and walk everywhere, shopping, catch a baseball game with Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and restaurants galore... all within a short walk or street car access away. Close to the theatre district with many choices of live theatre and musicals to choose from. Take time to enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city or rent bike to tour the waterfront. Book the whole boat and ask us about having dinner on our skylounge. Take in one of the charters in the harbour for a romantic evening cruise before returning to your own private yacht. Come back to the boat to enjoy the spectacular view from the aft deck and experience life on the water. Warning: marine life is addictive; your first visit won’t be your last. ... more   less 
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