Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada4,059 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Not much to do here unless you are a student. There's a pub, places to eat, and the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. It is a nice campus to walk around and take pictures. The most scenic is the quadrangle at the A&A Building. Take a stroll a few minutes away to the University of King's College quad. These are the traditional building with the climbing vines. But there are also many new, modern buildings that are nice.
Written March 21, 2020
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TDakin
Bridgewater, Canada825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
Spent 11 years of my life here so I guess I should rate it fairly high! All joking aside, quality education at a prestigious university. So many fond memories of the buildings, the programs, the instructors, recreational activities, and many new friends. This university helped shape who I am today, and I am thankful for it. Highest recommendation.
Written December 12, 2014
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downbythebay100
Vancouver Island, Canada67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Beautiful property in Halifax! Special year this year too! 1818-2018 grab some DAL swag and show your colours! :)
Written September 15, 2017
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steve l
Sydney, Canada24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Stayed at their summer residence for a few months. Experienced nothing but constant harassment, lies & misleading from everyone I had contact with. Next door unit the tenant would regularly get up early in the morning to slam the door opened & closed a dozen times in succession. He would often bang on the walls all hours of the day. For me it was a torturous stay. It was the closest thing to hell I have ever experienced. On hot days the rooms are like a sauna because of lack of air conditioning, The Dalhousie Fountain House residence was hell.
Written October 10, 2022
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Astrid1511
Fredericton, Canada649 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I graduated from Dal in 1974 with a Nursing Degree. I have been back to visit many times over the years and enjoyed seeing all the changes that have occurred on the campus. Last summer I had the opportunity of staying in my old dorm for my Nursing reunion. Shirreff Hall is rented out in the summer to the public. It was the perfect place to get together with my old friends. We walked to many of the restaurants and the Public Gardens for our socials. It was a true blast from the past!
Written February 22, 2016
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spenkew
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Booked a room in the Shirreff Hall. Then realized that what they meant by shared bathroom was actually co-ed, gender neutral bathrooms, and this caused a lot of discomfort for my wife and young daughter. Nothing was mentioned on the booking websites. Stayed a couple of days in a University hostel in Quebec and never encountered this there. So if you don't want to expose your kids to showering with a different gender, I would not recommend this place.
Written August 10, 2017
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Micahsdad
Whitehorse, Canada44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Stayed in Shirreff hall for the Bluenose Marathon in May. We arrived and while trying to check in we were met with some resistance by the young gentleman at the front desk. We were tired from traveling all day and wanted to ensure our room would be with our group. He was unable to confirm that and made it sound as if we could change our room in the morning if we weren't in the same wing as our group.

Well to say we went from bad to worse would be nice understatement. Overnight we had been woke up by the young girls staying in our wing running up and down the hall slamming doors.
The next morning my wife again tried to find out where her relatives were staying to no avail. When trying to get our room changed the previous night we were told the rooms were all assigned the night before arrival? Yes that is a question mark.... why...because we had been planning the trip for almost a year and booked it back in November. You're assigning our room and the rooms of our 40 traveling relatives the night before, and oh yeah you have a wedding this weekend too!
OK I can keep going on but I'm sure you get the point, we were in a large group with a group booking code which would lead you to believe you would be booked in the same wing at the very least.
You know we can manage with that but what this really comes down to is poor planning and customer service. We let them know we are coming, everytime we attempted to ask questions we were met with "no" or " I'm sorry we are not able to do that" they have very poor customer service training. I have spent the last 25 years in the customer service industry and have never been treated in this fashion. I will not return and recommend that if you visit the area choose a different location. I can honestly go on and on about the superior attitude that the young man at our check in displayed. If we weren't there with the family I would have Left!!
Written May 22, 2017
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travelalotBangkok
Bangkok, Thailand136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
An excellent University which may not be known the world over but is well known in academic circles worldwide. Its a medium sized school with a small school "feel". The facilities and dorms are of a very high standard and the City of Halifax is a scenic and friendly city with an interesting history.
Written April 26, 2016
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Nine_Ate_Seven
Tokyo, Japan208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
Visitors from the States may not be aware that many Canadian universities rent out their dormitories and apartments on a nightly basis when the students are not around, which makes for a clean, though Spartan, budget accommodation for the night.

I stayed in Howe Hall on Dal's main campus (there are options more central to downtown, if you prefer) and it is hard to beat the price of less than $50, all included, for accommodations on the peninsula. Parking, in-room wife, the library, and even the use of the DalPlex for swimming and sports is included in your accommodations fee. TVs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but I did not ask for one.

And if it's been awhile since your university days, it is bound to bring back the memories! Your room includes a comfy twin bed, desk, and chair, and storage for clothes. You are provided with towels and soap but no shampoo. Laundry is on site, and there are showers in the bathroom for you to use.

The food facilities may or may not be open, depending on the time when you are staying and how much demand there is at that time. They were not open during my visit in July.

All in all, it is hard to beat such a deal on centrally-located accommodations with so many extras included.
Written August 1, 2015
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Tansy C
416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
My travel partner and I were bouncing from campsites and university accommodations for our trip to the east coast from Ontario. We stayed in Gerard Hall. Dalhousie was the best of three university accommodations along the way. The room was spacious and we were so thankful for the good laundry facilities. Parking was included and we were able to buy additional passes if you want to park all day even after checking out. Just be careful if you are going in the late summer - there is a cut off date so that they can prepare for incoming students for the fall.
Written June 8, 2015
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