My boyfriend and I stayed at the Alexandra from 8/3 to 8/7. I requested an early check-in because we were driving from NYC after work and arrived at 4am. Michael at the front desk was very helpful and he had the early check-in note on file and there was a room available for us which was a blessing. As others have said, the rooms are simple but efficient with a small fridge, microwave, toaster and mini stove. The air conditioner worked wonderfully. The T.V. worked with no problems. The wifi was spotty, I brought it to the attention of the front desk and they were very attentive in getting the issue resolved. Even the coffee at the front desk was great. The linens and towels were very clean, no bedbugs here (yes, I inspected). The area is quiet, I didn't feel threatened on any streets at any given time of day or night. The shops in the area were great and the sole purpose of this trip was to party at Caribana so we really didn't stay in the room much. I did do laundry before we checked out and ironed clothes as well, everything worked with no problem. We slept well, it was quite peaceful. I'd stay here again, I don't need the big name hotel rooms to have a good time, besides, when you're in town to party, that's what you should do! We were in walking distance to Simcoe St. where our friend lives so that was a plus!
Kudos to the staff for being so pleasant and housekeeping for being so trustworthy. We left our iphone, iPad, money and canon T3i camera out and nothing went missing. Alexandra, you will see me again!
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September 10, 2012
Michael will be glad to know he got a good mention on Tripadvisor!
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Thanks for your review. I hope you enjoyed Caribana, and we hope to see you again.
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