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Nishinomiya, Japan
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57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here and what I loved about it was the atmosphere. This place makes me think of Toronto and when I was growing up here. I just feel comfortable here. Nothing fancy. Low cost. Friendly staff and people! This place is in the heart of the city so you can walk to many bars or restaurants or a quick... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and husband stayed for 5 days. The rooms are Small but very neat,a decent bathroom. The owner was very hospitable he even asked us if we needed some cleaning at the room.. But the rest of the staff wasn't that friendly as like him. There were times that the music from downstairs was a little loud especially on weekend.

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Ottawa, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is at the back of a jazz bar right in downtown Toronto - the closest you can get to many of the city's attractions, is reasonably-priced, clean, safe and with friendly staff. I was so excited to find it - it was a small but awesome upgrade from the hostel that we usually stay at and was well... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently spent 5 nights here on my cross-Canadian trip. The location is excellent - right around the corner from the subway and short walk to Union Station, and close to some great food also on Queen St. The staff in the hotel and bar were all very attentive and welcoming. The bar is the reason I decided to stay... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Rex for two nights on our way across Canada. It was great. The atmosphere is fun and musical and friendly. The fish and chips and Club sandwich are great. Our room was small but it was clean and comfortable. It is within walking distance to everything. Close to buses and street cars and a taxi is... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have spent 5nights here, we didn't have any issues at all, staff was very friendly, especially at breakfast as waitress who speaks spanish, we also had a dinner once and was good, we've been served from the Puerto rican guy, just great! The only thing which was terrible the room, behind our beds there was dust everywhere

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France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the reviews I was kind of prepared that this would be no fancy place however it was a bit more basic than I expected. The beds were comfortable enough but there were no extra blankets in the room and the rooms are not made up. Good pillows though. That being said we had no trouble with the music... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The hotel is located dowtown Toronto. But it is a terrible place to be. They do not offer room service. And there is constantly a band playing in the bar downstair until very late at night. I mean until 12 sometimes 1:00 in the morning. Since the room was prepaid for two nights l had no choice to stay there,... More 

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Inverness
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This hotel is extremely basic. The room was tiny and had nowhere to put our suitcases. But the bed was comfy, shower good, wifi pretty good and air con amazing - so really, nothing to complain about. What we paid for 4 nights, we couldn't find any other hotels anywhere near it. And the location is amazing - right in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

We picked this hotel because when we wanted to stay in Toronto, there wasn’t much else available that didn’t break the bank. The ice hockey world cup was on as well as the Toronto International Film Festival which left limited accommodation options. We booked knowing that this is like a “pub” in Sydney and that the music would be going... More 

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Toronto's Queen Street Entertainment District, The Rex Hotel is a true boutique hotel experience. Compact, modern and tidy, our rooms cater to today's current business or pleasure traveler on a short visit to the downtown core.The newly renovated rooms include ensuite washrooms, individually controlled heating/air conditioning units, flat screen television and cable, wireless internet access, and one double pillow-top bed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rex Hotel

Address: 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Queen Street and West Queen West
Price Range: $73 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Rex Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Try and get a room not facing Queen St. It'll be much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles joshcA2686TX, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“You can hear the music from room in evening. It does not go on all night.”
 of 5 bubbles Z8027BClindal, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles groovy536, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Book a room on the back side of the hotel section so you are not on the street side with all the traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles IrishnPA, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor will ensure no noise from bands playing downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles Brian7392, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
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