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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 #5 of 119 Toronto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boucherville, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A journey at Boatel is a really pleasing experience. We can feel how it is to have a boat as a house. The captain and his wife are very gentle. Diane is bilingual, which is usefull for french people. The breakfast (included) are delicious. The Boatel is ready attractions (harbor front, CN Tower, Blue Jays stadium, Aquarium, etc.). The master... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Making Waves Boatel is a very unique and original way to experience Toronto. It's an escape in the middle of the city! Within walking distance of almost anything you would want to do in Toronto and easy access to transit for the sites a little further away. The charm of this gem are the owners. The warm smiling welcome you... More

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

We are glad that we could make your first trip to Toronto so memorable. We enjoyed having you as our guest and looking forward to seeing you back at the Boatel again soon. Thanks for the memories! Diane & Captain Ted More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a little golden nugget in the river called Toronto! even though in the heart of downtown, still felt like we were a world away as soon as we stepped on board. a great way to go to Toronto to experience the craziness of it, but so nice to be able to escape it when it came time to unwind! definitely... More

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

Darlyne, So wonderful to meet you for oh so short. Till next time! Diane & Ted More

L'Assomption, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong...I love Toronto...but I wouldn't want to live there and the Boatel allowed us to visit without feeling like we lived there. Close to everything but providing a sense of being away from the city when you need a break the Boatel puts to shame all the other places I've stayed in TO. In addition to this,... More

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

Stewart, You two are the reason we love what we do. You arrived as strangers and left as friends. Till next time! Diane & Captain Ted More

Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WARNING! WARNING! This B&B will cause you to miss many of the sights in Toronto because you will never want to leave the boat! Just sitting on deck along the lakeside biking, running, walking trail watching people all day was incredible. Watching all the boats in the Marina come in and out! Sitting next to a three different tall ships.... More

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

Joe, We love when people enjoy the Boatel as much as we do. I am glad I had the opportunity to go for a cruise with you on the Empire Sandy.. what a delightful memory. Thank for your choosing the Boatel. Diane & Ted More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our first visit at the boatel with friends who have been there before, and my husband and I couldn't of been more impressed with the warm and friendly hospitality we received from Ted and Diane. Not only did they go out of their way to make our visit comfortable and relaxing, they provided information about the sights to... More

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

Thank you for allowing us to join in our your festivities. We are honoured to have been included in the extended circle. Thanks Diane More

Brighton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a lovely stay! The Boatel is on the harbour docked beside tall sailing ships, right next to the Music Gardens & within walking distance of the CN Tower & the Rogers Center. Diane & Ted are great host & concierges! They can give you first hand personal recommendations on Toronto attractions & restaurants. They make you feel right at... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your trip and thank you for the kind words. Cheers Diane & Ted More

Trenton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you want to feel like your at home but actually away from home this is the place to go. This was our second time to Making Waves Boatel and it was awesome. Ted and Diane make you feel like part of their family, and you don't want to leave. We brought friends with us this time and they could... More

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

Thank you for bringing your friends to the Boatel and allowing us to share your wedding anniversary and vow renewal. What a great honour. Hope to see you again next year! Diane & Ted More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is exactly the kind of B&B everyone should experience. Situated at the base of the CN Tower on Lake Ontario you get a most unique experience. While the location is in the city you really feel as if you are miles away from it. The noise, hustle and bustle are muted, yet when you are ready, if you even... More

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Sarnia, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wanting to try a new experience in the city of Toronto, my girlfriend and I chose the Making Waves Boatel and what a wonderful weekend it was. You could not ask for better hosts than Ted and Diane, from the welcome to arranging a fabulous harbor cruise, not to mention the splendid breakfasts. The location is incredible, as one night... More

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

We look forward to having you back again...meeting fun people like you is the best part of our business. We're glad you enjoyed your weekend away. Till next time..... Diane & Captain Ted More

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Address: 539 Queens Quay West | HtO Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto , Harbourfront
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Hotel Class:3 star — Making Waves Boatel 3*
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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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