I can honestly say this B&B was one of the highlights of our month long stay in Canada. Alan and Jamie are wonderful hosts and the house is immaculate, its refreshing to find hosts who are evidently so keen to make your stay memorable! The house is on a quiet, green street about 10 - 15 minutes walk from the centre of town - very practical for those wanting to explore the city and far enough away from the centre to avoid the hustle and bustle when you need to.
The rooms we stayed in (the West Wing followed by the Retreat) were extremely comfortable and surprisingly spacious for a B&B. The West Wing in particular had a huge bathroom with a jacuzzi and a king-sized bed. Both were well air-conditioned, extremely welcome considering the heat wave, and had free wi-fi which was very useful to us on such a long stay in Canada. To be honest the Retreat (which we stayed in for the last three nights) was not as good a room as the West Wing, if only because it lacked the light and views from the street outside, but it was still a brilliant place to stay.
What can I say about the hosts and the service - I think it's all captured in the title of this review. My partner and I felt after only a few days like we were staying with friends. Alan's cooking is sublime (although even I was challenged to finish some of the larger breakfasts!) and throughout our stay he went to inordinate effort to make us comfortable - even to the extent of going out specially to get gluten-free food for my girlfriend. Both Alan and Jamie were also able to offer advice about the city, good restaurants, how best to get around and the best places to visit - invaluable as we wanted to experience as much of the city as possible during our stay.
If it is any reflection on how much we enjoyed our stay here, the only downside to our visit was that Alan and Jamie had to leave (ironically going on holiday near where we lived in the UK) just before the end of our visit - although we were especially touched that they left a chilled bottle of wine just to apologise for any inconvinience (there was none Alan - Rosine was lovely!).
I couldn't rate A Seaton Dream more highly. If you're travelling to Toronto and you can get a room - go here. We certainly will be on our next visit! Alan & Jamie thank you both for a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private bathrooms for all! Experience casual elegance in downtown Toronto. We have carefully planned the decor of our bed and breakfast, which was completely renovated in 2007, to ensure you instantly feel relaxed and comfortable. Whether you are enjoying the garden patio, rejuvenating yourself in the sauna, drifting off to sleep on our new mattresses, or savoring a delicious hot breakfast, we look forward to making you feel at home every minute of your stay. ... more less
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