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Making Waves Boatel

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539 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great experience on the Boatel! While staying in the heart of Toronto's busy downtown, you are semi-secluded in this lovely yacht, watching the busy city unfold around you. We were steps from bicycle ride-shares, the Toronto Island Ferry, and multiple festivals, while also having the option of taking it slow sitting atop the boat and watching the CN... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for two nights in August at the Boatel. I was impressed the minute we boarded the boat. The common area is warm and comfortable, and reflect the personalities of the owners, Diane and Ted. Diane blogs about Toronto, and knows it well. We followed her restaurant and entertainment suggestions and were not disappointed. The breakfasts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the weekend at this fabulous cozy Boatel. Had visited with my 10 yrs old nephew. Cpt Ted and Diane were wonderful hosts. Breakfasts were delicious! Diane had spent time sending me emails prior to our arrival with ideas of things to do in Toronto with kids. We felt so at home with them. This is a great way to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to experience the best that Toronto has to offer! The Boatel is a fabulous B and B. Diane and Ted are lovely hosts who go out of their way I make you feel at home. The boat is great and the breakfasts are wonderful. I hope Diane finishes her cookbook so that I can make her... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Splendid location in the centre of Toronto! Great and original breakfast prepared, by Diane, Diane is very helpful in giving you advice on what to see in Toronto. She is an excellent city guide! Beautiful and spacious boat, basic but comfortable bed- and bathroom! Feel like a rich yacht owner and have an appetizer on the deck!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the boatel as a special treat because it was something different and we weren't disappointed. Terrific location in a beautiful setting and Diane and Ted were terrific hosts. Definitely recommended if you are visiting Toronto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diane and Ted were very helpful and friendly, they took the time to give us some great tips, handout discount coupons and even made a beautiful shark watermelon fruit bowl for my 12 year old daughter. *sehr sauber*, very clean All that and a great location.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent stay at the Boatel provided a fun and unique way to experience our own city. We cycled to the boat after work on Friday which was cool in itself. Upon arriving, both Diane and Ted met us and gave us a tour of all the amenities. Even though we live in the city, Diane was wealth of knowledge... More 

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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were in Boatel last June. The boat is located in a beautiful para of the city, very close to the CN Tower. We loved Toronto and a big part of it was because our host were great. Diane and Ted really help us to make our stay unforgettable. Breakfast was delicious, homemade by Diane. Beautiful place,... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I stayed at the Boatel in July 2015 and had a wonderful experience. Dian was a welcoming host and gave me some background on the city, recommendations of things to do and was very friendly. The space was quaint but exactly what I was looking for. Breakfast in the morning was a combination of great food and terrific conversation. Highly... More 

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