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Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast

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24 Northumberland Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 1R7 Canada
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#7 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Halifax
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Luxurious Victorian registered Heritage Property (c1981). Right in Halifax, by the harbour, only 5 km drive along the water to downtown. Deluxe two course Hot Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi, Laptop to use in room, Concierge, Kids Corner, Reception room with small library and a piano and Business Corner -fax, printer, computer, local calls, Trip Planning - ALL Free! Extras: (please reserve) Makeover Studio in house, Childcare,Gift Baskets, Champagne, Limo Service.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Car hire
Valet parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Video game console
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Fireplace
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
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shutravels2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
I discovered this gem of a place on a listing online and I’m glad I chose it. The hospitality of the hosts is impeccable. They never let you carry your bags to your room, they gave me EVERYTHING I needed and they treated me like extended family making my solo trip that much more wonderful. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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vfabin941166 wrote a review Feb 2020
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It’s very clean and well organized. Beautiful environment. It’s the best place to stay. It’s close to good restaurants and also easy access to use bus or taxis around. Spacious to park your car as well. The staffs really treats guess so nice and they are welcoming
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jordan E wrote a review Feb 2020
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Allow me to preface this: while I enjoy reviewing and sharing my experience with others, I am by no means a critical person - superficial details miss me and I focus on the main elements of what a B&B is supposed to offer: Let's start with our hosts, Katherine and Dan: In the most endearing way possible, they are eccentric. If you're looking for the experience of crashing at a friend's place, they'll make you feel right at home. If you're looking for stiff "polite" hosts, look elsewhere. I will admit that I was very nervous after reading all of the negative reviews of meeting these two, but I didn't set any expectations and I ended up impressed. Katherine talks very fast (although this may have been a virtue of us arriving late and it being their daughters bedtime) and sometimes you can miss information or feel overwhelmed by how extroverted she is. Their daughter is a lovely help for her parents but beware - she will not share her potion making hot chocolate. Next we'll cover the "bed" portion: The room stands against all of the negative reviews, it was in great condition, the bed was beautiful and the bathroom well equipped with everything you'd need. (I absolutely loved the conditioner provided!) Now, this is where my first complaints come in. Our bed was firm - even for a seasoned firm bed owner like myself. My partner, more inclined to sleeping on floofy clouds, was not prepared for how firm the mattress was and her ribs hurt by the morning. I definitely would recommend that they look into mattress toppers for their squishier guests. The next concern is the heat - we were advised against touching the thermostat in the hallway as it is a central unit that controls all of the rooms - what this meant is our room stayed at a toasty 24c - perfect for cuddling up but not so perfect for sleeping conditions. I naturally generate an impressive amount of heat so I ended up spending the night on top of the covers and didn't see much use of the incredibly soft and comfortable sheets. We learned that the "do not touch thermostat" was a miscommunication, and we were able to adjust it to our comfort the next night, and crack a window to keep the temperature manageable. They did not have a fix for the firm bed, vice advisement that we request a room with a squishier bed next time. Finally, the "breakfast": Served in a timely fashion, everything from the juice to the jam was superb and tasted wonderful. I'm a big eater and both breakfasts left me satisfied, but some people may have concerns over portions. Dan seems to take great pleasure in his cooking and if you don't weigh him down with requests, he can make some pretty fantastic stuff. On to some smaller details: It snowed while we were out and the roads were slick - I could not trust myself to be able to navigate up the driveway efficiently and I had to find parking elsewhere and walk in. As this is an old and rustic house, you can hear a lot more then you might anticipate and if you are a sound cautious person like my partner and I, you will find yourself speaking in hushed voices for the duration of your stay. Overall, it's by far no where close to the terrifying, horrible stay that other people had claimed it to be. I found it to be quite enjoyable, the location was fantastic and there was a wonderful eatery (Jim's) just down the road. If you're not a nitpicky person and you're looking for friendly (and fun) hosts, this may be the stay for you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Royal Suite, while equipped with a wonderful double whirlpool tub, has a very firm bed.
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mstock629657 wrote a review Jan 2020
Halifax, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Owners Dan,Kathrine and kids will make you feel like youve come home. The quaint Homestyle theme of this B&B will have you coming back again and again ... referring all friends n family . Everyone here become my family when i was alone through the holidays . I will return as often as life lets me💋❤️
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Royal Suite is my Fav pretty great as well
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Corena W wrote a review Jan 2020
Miramichi6 contributions
The location was the only reason we chose this B&B as we were attending a funeral which was less than 1km away. When attempting to check in, the female co-host was unprofessional to deal with for several reasons: 1. She was not prepared for our arrival even though I had provided her 2 notifications of when we were going to be there. The house was not cleaned up from a party the evening before (food remnants all around, the house was freezing cold because they were airing it out as it smelled like 'teenagers' she said - which actually smelled like weed. There were signs that said "Don't break sh*&" which she said was for the teenagers, not the guests, however they hadn't taken the signs down). 2. She did not express any empathy when we told her we were there for a funeral, instead she seemed more upset that no one wants to stay there in the winter months. 3. She also repeatedly said no to anything we asked, and then followed it up with a 'just kidding' or some other weird statement which got old and annoying very quickly. For example, when we asked if we could park in the driveway, she said no, and then told us our car would turn into a pumpkin at midnight. Very strange. And when we asked about a running route, she said to run by the 'creepy church' - which was the one we had just told her were we attending a funeral at the next day. That was very disrespectful. 4. She advised us that there was no need to worry about the code for the exterior door as it was rarely locked (which didn't seem safe at all) - however she did give us the code, and said if we weren't back by 3am, they would call the police. There was also no key to our actual bedroom door as she believed it had been stolen by a previous guest. 5. She made several comments about previous guests in a non-favorable way, and also said her husband was a 'loser' (apparently for losing keys or something) - this did not seem very professional at all. 6. She said the breakfast would be gourmet and said we could have anything we wanted. When I said we liked avocado, she said there was no way her husband would be going back out to get groceries as he had just returned. Then why would she bother saying we could have anything we wanted? So strange. She did, however, give us excellent directions to downtown. The male co-host was friendly enough, and served us breakfast - which consisted of an omelette and a piece of toast - certainly not the gourmet breakfast we were told of when we checked in. As for the overnight stay itself? Well, it was a sleepless night for the most part, as the hosts' child was either crying or screaming in their unit, or right outside our bedroom door. I had to go check on her once as I was alarmed of the prospect of a small child screaming in the hallway. Their unit must be very close to where our suite was, as we could hear them talking very loudly (sometimes swearing) throughout the night, along with the screaming/crying child. At 2am, the child once again left their unit and was outside our door screaming. The hosts should be very aware that their unit is not soundproof, and that they may want to alert the guests that they may hear the hosts in their unit all throughout the night. In retrospect, I should have checked the reviews on the Booking.com and Trip Advisor sites, and I can clearly see now that there are concerns from previous guests on similar issues. I would not recommend this B&B to any guest.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$52 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaHalifax Regional MunicipalityHalifax
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Halifax Public Gardens (4.0 miles), Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (4.7 miles), and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stories Fine Dining, Eliot & Vine, and Edna Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Ascendence Halifax Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (4.7 miles), HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial (4.2 miles), and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada (4.0 miles).