Maria made our recent stay such a memorable experience, we just had to say thanks again!
From the moment we arrived we felt instantly at home - how warm, welcoming (& trusting) to find a personalised note awaiting us with a set of front door keys & directions to our room in her absence.
Our queen size room was clean & comfortable & included a desk & chair which made free wifi considerably more comfortable than sitting on the bed! The ensuite was large & provided seperate wardrobe space along with robes & slippers which were appreciated.
Cold drinks along with bickies, tea & coffee were available for the duration of our stay in a small upstairs kitchenette which also housed a fridge & microwave for guests use.
We made good use of the cozy downstairs loungeroom with open fireplace, TV & a great collection of books, magazines & brochures, along with a comprehensive folder of personal recommendations on everything from local restaurants & transport options to shopping & sightseeing tips.
Breakfasts were a real treat & each morning a freshly cooked suprise appeared following our fruit & yoghurt entrees....delicious artwork on a plate! Freshly brewed coffee & home baked pastries followed with friendly conversation between fellow guests & Maria's very helpful suggestions & tips on best planning our daily activities.
We thoroughly enjoyed all interractions with our host who is so very suited to her role & clearly enjoys what she does for a living...it shows! Maria is a talented & amusing conversationalist, brilliant cook & kind & genuine soul.
We hope to make it back to Ottawa one day to enjoy her hospitality once more & perhaps see more of this wonderful city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ambiance is very centrally located downtown yet on a very quiet residential street allowing you to walk almost everywhere. Only a ten-minute walk to Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal most guests need never use their car or public transit. We are a very easy walk to all major attractions in the city including the Byward Market, Canadian Museum of History,National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Convention Centre, Canadian War Museum, National Arts Centre, Library and Archives Canada as well as many great local restaurants and shops. Our home built in 1904 maintains it's Victorian charm yet also includes all of life's modern amenities to provide you with great value. Wireless & DSL Internet, luxurious terry robes and bath products, hair dryers, complimentary beverages, business services and much more as well as a full gourmet breakfast and parking are included in all of our very reasonable and affordable rates. ... more less