If you're someone who is extremely picky and is looking to be pampered and waited on hand and foot during your stay, then you might very well hate this hotel. If you're looking for an affordable hotel in a great city with friendly helpful service and a lot of charm, you may be like me and love it. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever stayed at any hotel I love more.
-The staff and the people. We're stayed in this hotel on part of each and every one of the 5 trips we've taken to Nova Scotia and the staff has always been very friendly and helpful. Their advice on where to go and how to get there has always been top notch and they've never been afraid to tell you where not to go if you ask about a particular restaurant or attraction. In addition to the staff, we've also met friendly people staying in the hotel from all over the world.
-Location. Within walking distance of everything in downtown Halifax including the waterfront.
-Price for the location. Hotel was taken over by new owners a few years ago and their rates aren't nearly as cheap as they once were, but for Halifax they're still a good deal.
-The breakfast area and continental breakfast in general. I preferred the breakfast area upstairs to the one they now have set up in the basement, but the new area is bigger.
-It's a hotel with history and the accomodations (while not to everyone's taste) reflect that.
-The cheaper rooms are rather small.
-Some people people will likely consider the accomodations to be tacky.
-3 floors and no elevator- not a big deal for us, might be for others.
-I agree with the criticism that the rooms at the front of the hotel can be rather noisy, but hey, whenever we're in Halifax we always have so much to do that we're so tired at night & can sleep through practically anything.
-New ownership has taken steps to make some updates. Last time we were there they had added free internet terminals in the room off the lobby. Some may see this as a plus and while I used the terminals while I was there, I still thought it took away of some of the charm.
In summary, while it's not a 4 star hotel and doesn't offer all the amenities that you would get in one, it offers charm and friendliness that you can't get many other places.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored and centrally located inn close to all of downtown Halifax's major attractions. Thirty-four antique-filled rooms all with en-suite bath, many with Jacuzzi. A non-smoking property offering free parking, continental-plus breakfast buffet and high-speed wireless. History and hospitality join hands at Halifax's Waverley Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waverley Hotel Halifax
- Waverley Inn Halifax, Nova Scotia