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“Very nice place, but take some advices..” 4 of 5 stars
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541 Besserer St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C6 , Canada   |  
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Ranked #15 of 56 Ottawa B&B and Inns
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“Very nice place, but take some advices..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked the king loft for 3 nights. Good points: the room is huge, as the bathroom. You have free wifi, a tv, and a car parking. The hosts were very kind and gentle, and the breakfast was a gourmet one, every morning different. We really loved also their little dog!! Bad points: the loft is very hot, so you need the fans and the air conditioning working all the time. The room has no lock and no keys. Of course the main door is code locked, but everyone can enter at any time in the loft. Maybe you can prefer one of the other rooms, 'cause they've got locks. Last point is the location, quite far away from downtown, by walking roughly 20-30 minutes to parliament hill.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We were accidental tourists due to weather delays and cancellations on our way back home from a cruise. All the Benner family were most helpful and welcoming as we arrived very last minute from the airport with only our carry-ons (lost checked bags -surprise!) and no cold weather clothing. So, armed with jackets provided by Marina we proceeded to explore downtown a bit (Byward Market is awesome)and buy long pants! The location is great, a brisk walk downtown ~20 minutes, on bus route or a very reasonable cab ride. The Laurier room was very comfortable and clean with a beautiful breakfast provided, made our 2 night visit the best of an unfortunate situation!
Thank you to John, Marina, Kevin and Cassie for your kindness and warmth!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

We stayed in a modern-furnished and large room (with a wonderful jacuzzi-bathroom) with terrace and we have excellent breakfasts for a very reasonable price. The owner is friendly and the position is good, there is free parking and public transport in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

I decided to stay at this B & B as opposed to the standard business hotel when travelling to Ottawa this recent time. This B & B is a family owned business in a lovely decorated semi-detached home in the East part of Ottawa's downtown. I dealt with the owner's son (Kevan) and he was a very hospitable and welcoming person. I stayed in the McDonald room, which is very nice with its own private bathroom down the hall. The other two rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The place is cozy and is decorated very nicely, and you do feel at home there. Yes....the floors are squeaky, but this is an older home, and its to be expected - it really wasn't as bad as others reviewers have claimed. Things to be aware of............I found it a bit cold at nights, and had to use the comforter in my room (which as fine). There is no shampoo in the bathrooms so make sure you bring your own. Breakfast is pretty fixed (time wise)...between 730am and 9 only. No food allowed in the rooms (which is understandable). The location is a bit far from downtown, but if you have a car or if the weather is nice, its not a big problem. The rooms all have complimentary wireless internet, and have a TV. My room had a balcony/porch which would be nice in the spring/summer. Beds are super comfortable. Breakfast was very nice. The owner has a flair for decoration which elevates this B & B above your typical establishment.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

Me and my fiance stayed at the B&B at the end of October for 2 nights and it was a very relaxing experience. The owner is very friendly and doesnt crowd you, when we got there he showed us our room and the bathroom and gave us the internet password and door pass.
We stayed in the Mcdonald room and it was beautiful, the sheets are changed ever day and the whole room cleaned, the bathroom is down the hall and its a big bathroom which is also cleaned every day. The floors are a squeaky and sometimes i felt bad because there was another couple staying in the Laurier room beside ours and when we would get up to take a shower i felt as if i was constantly waking them but it didnt bug me enough to give the place a lower grade.
The street is nice and its about a 20 min walk from the Byward market which is a must see, we also went to the rideau center and my fiance checked out the huge book market beside the byward.
There is a dog there, its a little daschund and its adorable, he does sometimes come up to see you at breakfast which was fine with us but if you have a thing about dogs seeing you then dont stay here.
Overall i would definatly stay here again and i would recommed this place to everyone i know.

  • Liked — the breakfasts!
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cambridge, ON
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

I stayed in the Laurier room in this B&B for 2 nights on a week-long business trip. Each night was spent in a B&B in various cities throughout Eastern Ontario. This was the best one of the week.
In fact I have stayed in many B&B's over the years and this one is just about as well-rounded as you are going to get.
The welcome was friendly; I did not feel obligated to 'chat' and did not feel neglected either.
Yes the floors are squeaky - it's an old (well-maintained) house.
Yes, you can hear people walking along the floors (I bring earplugs with me wherever I stay).
The bed was firm, clean and smelled fresh. The ensuite bathroom was brand new and very clean.
The doors have locks on them (this is not the case in all B&B's).
The breakfast was plentiful and warm - ready just at the agreed time.
I went for a run along the Rideau River (very close) early one morning and felt very safe.
I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

Stayed in the King Room with my 16 year old son. We were very well looked after by John Benner and his son, they were both keen to make sure we were ok and gave us info on places to go, how to get around and also helped us plan our onward journey. The room was excellent, with it's own kitchen and dining area, air con (much needed) and huge bathroom. The whole place was incredibly clean and as others have said - breakfasts were amazing! It's a 20 minute stroll into town - the Byward Market is en route and definately a 'must see'. I would certainly stay at Benners again.

  • Liked — Breakfast!!
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 541 Besserer St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C6 , Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sandy Hill, just east of the Byward Market in beautiful downtown Ottawa, this elegant B&B is within walking distance of nearly all of Ottawa's cultural, tourist, and shopping attractions.Even with the bustle of downtown Ottawa so close at hand, you'll have no trouble sleeping peacefully, as this historic row-house is situated in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighbourhood. The area boasts handy access to restaurants and shops, while sitting right next to the picturesque Rideau River, spacious parks and gorgeous cycling/hiking paths. ... more   less 

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