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“Charmed on PEI” 5 of 5 stars
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Colonial Charm Inn
9 Euston Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1V5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #7 of 42 Charlottetown B&B and Inns
Illinois City, Illinois
1 review
“Charmed on PEI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

My stay at Colonial was delightful I came here on business in the off season so I was expectng a quiet stay in Charlottetown but the people at Colonial really made the trip for me. I was greeted by Shelley the owner and also Jeff the master chef who lives on site and prepares the amazing breakfasts, they both were incredible and totally sincere about making me feel like an old friend.
My room was amazing 4 poster bed with the best mattress I ever slept on, the room was large with stain glass windows and a kitchen area as well. My favorite part was breakfast our conversations lasted sometimes up to 2 hours it was a quiet time so Shelley had no problem with staying for stimulating conversation. Jeff made a breakfast that I only saw before in magazines he really is a genius with food, I can't even remember the names of the dishes he prepared as it was nothing I ever tasted before I highly recommend if you like B&Bs you must stay here just for the breakfast alone! It was a sad day when I had to leave as I really enjoyed my stay I will come back when my company has business on PEI thanks Shelley and Jeff for charming me on PEI.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Our first stay at the Colonial Charm Inn was a delightful and memorable one and it's an experience I hope to relive again in the very near future. Full of old-time charm and only minutes away from the downtown core, we were so close to everything that it was almost a shame to take the car to get around (which I'm ashamed to say we still did!) We enjoyed our beautiful, well appointed, and large room on the ground floor and loved the delicious morning meals and lively conversations we had with the Inn's lovely hostess and owner - Shelley.

Shelley - please take a bow; you deserve it! :)

The only drawback to our experience was that it ended way too soon.

I definitly recomment it and without wanting to sound too cliché - I give it two thumbs up!

Marcel Gingras - Montreal, Quebec

Room Tip: The Foster's Parlor room on the ground floor has an imposing and comfortable four-poster bed, an...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColonialCharm, Manager at Colonial Charm Inn, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
I cannot wait for you to come back for another visit. I enjoyed your company so much. I cannot wait to see all the pictures and to get together again this summer with our new friends. Thank you so much again for your thoughtful words and all the best!
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

When you're greeted with a hug you KNOW you're going to have wonderful stay.

From the moment we arrived we were treated like the only guests in the Inn. Shelley makes your stay more than comfortable. Chat's at the Breakfast table, tips and suggestions for things to do, places to visit, restaurants and more. Personal touches, going the extra mile to make your stay one you'll remember and want to repeat.

I picked the Colonial Inn B&B because even theough emial and over the phone you could just tell. This is the place to stay.

You feel like you're spending time with long lost trelative. Those you want to vist again soon.

Room Tip: For convenience and size, go with the Fosters' Parlour Suite. Right off the main lobby and yet p...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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ColonialCharm, Manager at Colonial Charm Inn, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
I want to thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. It is always so nice to hear how you enjoyed your stay with us. I definitely feel like I gained special friends when you were here and I cannot wait to see you again this summer. We look forward to keeping in touch.
Thanks again.
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

July of 2011 was my first time setting foot in PEI. Oddly enough, we arrived the same day as the Royal tour, so the airport grounds were packed with people. At first I was amazed how Charlottetown knew I was coming.... then I saw the handmade signs that said "Welcome Kate, we love you" ... Even though William isnt my type, I am still convinced all those people were there for me and my arrival!!...plus, my hat was better than hers that day!! lol

We stayed at the Colonial for our 10 days in the 2 bedroom condo and loved every day of our stay. We did the normal touristy things along with meeting so many nice people inside the BnB and out on our excursions. We ate in fantastic places, took in the night life and beaches along with attending The Full Monty...which was amazing!!

I was going to post on here the day after we arrived home in Winnipeg, but I felt the need to allow the high of our trip to wear off and wait to see how I felt with some time passing. To be honest, I left it too long and I forgot to put a post on here. Last night, I was sitting in my living room going through hundreds of pictures I took while there, and when I came to the section of the Colonial that same feeling came back to me as if I just came home.

If you ever have the chance to visit PEI and you do not stay at the Colonial Charm BnB, you have not fully experienced what Charlottetown has to offer. Reg, Garry and Shelley are by far the most entertaining and gracious hosts/tesses you will ever meet, and you cannot help but feel you are leaving a part of your family behind when you check out.

They come in contact with so many people, yet all of the staff have a way about them that make you feel that they have known you for years. This treatment of friendship and hospitality is something that bigger chains should really take a lesson from and learn from those who know how to treat guests properly.

We do plan on revisiting PEI again and without a doubt or second guess, Colonial Charm would be the only place we stay....regardless if people are at the airport for my arrival or not!! hehe...

Shelley, Garry and Reg, and the rest of your staff.... Thank you from myself and Dave and all the others who have stayed with you over the years in making your BnB a home away from home, a place where friends are made and memories that are never forgotten.

Matt and Dave

Room Tip: All of the rooms have their own distinct quality and features....To say stay in one and not the othe...
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  • Stayed July 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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ColonialCharm, Manager at Colonial Charm Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your thoughts and comments. I have to say that we absolutely missed you the moment that you left and are waiting for your next visit. Everytime we think of your visit it brings a smile to my face. We enjoyed every minute and do hope that someday you will both make PEI a permanent residence. We know we will stay in contact either way.
thanks again!
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The attitudes are so friendly and easy in this fun, atmospheric, and historical property. Shelley is full of helpful information and great directions. She is really unusually good at what she does, and such a wonderful resource for directions and recommendations for everything that PEI has to offer. We have stayed many times at the Colonial Charm Inn, but last September we really put Shelley, Gary, Reggie, and the rest of this really special staff to the test. We brought our adult children and their families and some good friends with us for the Shellfish festival. Three of the grand-children were three and under. We were made to feel very much at home. It was my husband's birthday, and Reggie baked us a fabulous cake. We celebrated with balloons and streamers. It was lovely to have the use of the common space for our celebrations, and also, once the small children were asleep, we were still able to be together. The other guests didn't seem to mind that we sort of took over. Shelley and co made it all work. It was a very memorable stay.

Room Tip: Children are made to feel very well accepted. The upstairs suite and the apartment are perfect for...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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ColonialCharm, Manager at Colonial Charm Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
We will never be able to thank you enough for your never ending kindness. We feel so lucky that you found us that first time and we always look forward to your next visit and meeting more family members and friends. Your family is a gem and we know we will see you all again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We stayed for 4 Days in the Colonial Charm Inn and loved it very much.
We got help in any way, to find something in the town or for dinner in the evening or for roundtrips trough the Island.
The breakfast was excellent, the is a opportunitiy to drink Coffee or Tea at all time and they are offering selfcooked bakery, very delicious.

We would like to come back to P.E.I. someday and then we will stay in the Colonial Charm Inn again.

Kay and Ralf from Germany

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ColonialCharm, Manager at Colonial Charm Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
We think of you both so often and definitely hope to see your part of the world someday. You taught us so much and your kindness will always be remembered and I know we will stay in contact.
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Beverley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

we chose this inn due to its locallity 10 minuets walk to my wife,s brother. we can,t praise shelly & garry enough nothing was too much trouble, breakfast was a suprise every day with biscuit,s and cake,s to help your self any time of day. another suprise for my wife ann this used to be the local store where her father came for candy when he was a lad ,our room the fosters suite was the ice cream parlour.we had our laundry done and use of a phone for local calls!!. shelly gary hannah&connor such a lovely family hannah being a budding young author with two book,s published already!.we may visit in the future to this lovely isle ,shelly & garry will be our first choice for a place to stay thak you for your hospitallity colin & ann uk

Room Tip: we stayed 14 night,s ensuite a must also fridge microwave tea coffee and use of a kitchen.we had gro...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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ColonialCharm, Manager at Colonial Charm Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
We feel so lucky to have had you stay with us. We enjoyed every minute of getting to know you both and hear all your amazing stories. We know you are a long way from here but we hope that you will make it here again and that you know you are always welcome with us. It was a complete delight and we thank again so much.
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Address: 9 Euston Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1V5, Canada
Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning B&B in the heart of historic downtown Charlottetown. We are a close walk to all Charlottetown attractions, restaurants, theatre, parks, etc. Rooms all have private bath, cable tv, dvd, wireless high speed internet, private phone, business center available with computer, fax, printer, copier. Full breakfast included, personal friendly service. ... more   less 
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