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Making Waves Boatel

202 reviews
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Room & Suite (22)
Dining (20)
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“wonderful hosts”(20 reviews)
“captain ted”(11 reviews)
“b b”(27 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Free Parking
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Diane and Ted are so much fun and wonderful hosts - I had the best of best birthdays. It was so peaceful to wake up on boatel and I felt completely relaxed, rested and taken care of. This is an experience that I will always...More

Thank 725fiona
Response from Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves BoatelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank Fiona for your kind words. We're glad we could make you birthday special for you. Diane & Ted

Reviewed October 14, 2017

Staying at the Boatel is a great experience unlike any other. I loved everything about this watery accommodation. The hosts are very friendly, helpful and professional. The location is perfect in downtown Toronto and the views are breathtaking.

Thank Radoslav S
Response from Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves BoatelResponded October 16, 2017

Thanks for the wonderful comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in Toronto at the Boatel

Reviewed October 1, 2017

My wife and I stayed four nights with Diane and Ted, and enjoyed every minute aboard Boatel 1. It's docked a short walk or tram ride from Union Station, so getting around Toronto became very easy. Even better, Diane welcomed us with a thorough orientation...More

Thank David P
Response from Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves BoatelResponded October 16, 2017

Looking forward to the next visit. Hopefully our Blue Jays do better next season. Diane

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed my stay, wonderful location, cosy room, fabulous breakfasts. This treat is on my schedule each time I stay in Toronto. You will want to come back again. So close to downtown, the aquarium, baseball stadium and the harbor, what a great place...More

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Response from Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves BoatelResponded October 16, 2017

See you next year!!! Diane

Reviewed September 29, 2017

What a wonderful experience! The hosts were so welcoming and knowledgeable. Our room was so clean. There was something about being on the water, enjoying our wonderful breakfast and being in such a calm environment. We had breakfast with a few of the other tourists...More

Thank 980marcelv2016
Response from Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves BoatelResponded September 30, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your holidays (and baseball games). Thanks you for the lovely comments. Hope to see you again.

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Price range
$164 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
$164 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (22)
Dining (20)
Pool & Beach (3)
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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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June 27, 2017|
Response from Boatelboat | Property representative |
You can see the availability on the Making Waves Boatel website and book there. Looking forward to having you stay with us.
Ese E
January 5, 2015|
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Response from Gail D | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, Making Waves Boatel is only available during the summer months.
Room Tips
"go with your heart and ask Diane any questions - she can guide you"
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"it's a boat - don't stay in your sleeping quarters - use the living areas and decks to spread out."
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"Easily accessible to downtown Toronto and very quiet."
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"Accommodation is in one of 3 cabins."
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