I'll start with the good things:
-The place is 'charmingly' decorated, which will appeal to people into quirky, shabby chic kind of interiors.
-The hosts were friendly and accommodating.
-The price was a steal.
The bad things:
-The 'charming' decorations were a bit much for my taste; every spare inch of the place was filled with a $2 thrift store painting or an ugly piece of china.
-The food was greasy. The eggs were watery, the bacon looked like a slab of fat, the pancakes tasted mysteriously the same as the sausage, the jelly and butter stayed out on the table 24 hours a day, and (this is not a joke) the host served the same pieces of toast for three days in a row. If it didn't get eaten, he'd just leave it in a Pyrex dish until it all disappeared.
-The place was filthy. The host set the tables at night so that they'd be ready for the morning, leaving plates outside on the patio where insects and pigeons could have their way with them. The silverware was spotty, my juice glass had dried food on it, the entire place was covered in an inch of dust, and I swear I witnessed the host place his gigantic key ring on a breakfast plate, then pick the keys up 10 minutes later, leaving the filthy dish for the next unsuspecting guest. There was a huge basket of soaps in the hallway, a nice gesture, except for the fact that they were all obviously old soaps from Holiday Inns, wrapped in yellowing, soiled packaging. The sheets were old and stained, and the blankets were musty and shabby.
-Pimblett's is ironically adding more rooms so it can pile guests in while ignoring the older parts of the building that are in disrepair. Our bed sagged in the front, the door wouldn't stay shut unless locked, the sink wobbled, and there were at least 5 loose tiles in the bathroom that no one had bothered to glue back in.
-Worst of all, this was my honeymoon, and it was the HARDEST bed I have ever had to sleep in. My wife and I woke up each morning with neck/backaches.
In other words, you get what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An Englishman's home where guest are welcome. Affordable downtown Toronto location. Parking available, fully cooked breakfast. Queen rooms, king beds, one room with a jacuzzi. Close to shops, restaurants, bars and all Toronto Downtown sites. Special tourist accommodation and business guests welcome. Wireless internet and internet desk provided. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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