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Making Waves Boatel

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539 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3, Canada
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1 room 1 adult
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was a unique location with excellent hospitality. i recommend this place without any reservation. Very close to attractions and great restaurants. Public transportation is at your door step. Dont hesitate and bool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Diane & Ted were fabulous hostess & host!! The boat is beautiful and the breakfast was delicious! While the room & bathroom were small the rest of the boat areas were very comfortable. We even enjoyed a picnic up top with a great view of the CN Tower and downtown. The location of the boat could not be better. A... More 

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1 Thank Thecookstore
South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stayed with Ted and Diane on this warm welcomed boat in early August. What a special experience for us! Diane's breakfast every morning was the best we ever had. They welcomed everyone in open arms and provided us with information and suggestions for our visit to this city and we followed many of them and were so glad we... More 

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Hartville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My husband found information online about the Boatel, and we had a life-changing experience. Diane and Ted not only welcome you aboard their boat, they welcome you into their lives. They are living the dream and we become part of it. The Captain (Ted) and Diane left their high-pressure corporate jobs and sold their homes and possessions to live aboard... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It was wonderful to be in Ted and Diane's home and to experience their hospitality in such a lovely location. They are very willing to share their knowledge of the city and the breakfasts were truly gourmet. The rocking of the Boatel will cause you to fall asleep in such comfort. Their boat is truly beautiful and they are delightful.

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2 Thank Joan M
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed on the Boatel during Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time. Diane and Captain Ted are wonderful hosts. They provided a wealth of information about Toronto as well as what was going on that weekend. The Boatel is very conveniently located, with lots of attractions within walking distance. Toronto's public transportation is also easily accessible. The breakfasts... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The boatel is an experience like no other. I highly recommend it to everyone. One thing to consider for prospective guests, and this is not a criticism of the Boatel, is the size of the rooms. They are on a boat, and as such will be quite small. They are very upfront about this, but you definitely need to plan... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We loved our 3 night stay on the Boatel, we had the ensuite cabin. Diane and Ted are 5* Hosts, they provide you with maps and information of the area Diane's Breakfast are lovely, each morning they would be different and it's nice to have brekkie with the other guests. The Boatel is within walking distance to the CN Tower,... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The Boatel is located in the city centre, within walking distance or a short taxi ride to all the major attractions. From here you have a great view of the city and CN tower. Diane and Ted are extremely helpful hosts, providing maps and information on tours, attractions and restaurants in the area. Diane kindly arranged a tour to Niagara... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay with Diane and Ted. The boat was beautiful, the location was perfect and our hosts were charming. We have only positive things to stay about our stay and wouldn't hesitate to book the boatel again.

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