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Making Waves Boatel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying aboard Making Waves was a wonderful and truly exceptional experience. It is an idyllic get-away, on the water, in a perfect location. The beautiful and spacious boat is docked in the middle of everything - all harbor attractions, Rogers Centre, CN Tower, restaurants, mass transit, etc.. Diane and Captain Ted Greene are amazingly warm, helpful, informative, and welcoming. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience!! My fiancé and I stayed at the Boatel in mid-August 2016 and couldn't of chosen a better place. A perfect combination of comfort, location and value. Waking up to a delicious breakfast makes it even better. Captain Ted and Diane are wonderful hosts and will go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable;... More 

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear Diane and Ted! We are glad, that you made our start into the holidays in Canada so memorible! Unser Urlaub in Kanada konnte nicht besser beginnen. Das Navi funktionierte nicht, but Diane sent us a perfect description to the boatel 😘😘.Das boatel ist etwas ganz Besonderes - to sit in the evening on deck and have a spectacular view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Diane and Ted are friendly and make you feel right at home on the boat! The breakfast Diane puts on is delicious and beats any hotel I've previously stayed at hands down. The stay is enjoyable and fun and I recommend this B&B as an awesome place to stay. If you enjoy something a little different, then you will love... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! The boatel is in a perfect location shadowed by the CN tower. Diane and Ted are fantastic hosts and will go out of their way to make sure that your stay is perfect, from organising bus tours to printing off directions for the streetcars and subways, no task is too big or small! The room was cosey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to our stay we found that Diane was extremely helpful via email, however this was nothing compared to the warm and friendly welcome we received after a long journey. Diane and Ted's local knowledge and enthusiasm for Toronto, ensured that we made the most of our time there. They took the time to find out what we were looking... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gentle rocking made it easy to fall asleep on a boat with all the little touches of a hotel but feeling like you are staying at a friend's home. We appreciated their help in planning our days activities with maps and discount coupons. The breakfasts were excellent and a great start to the day.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this venue in early August of 2016. We communicated with Diane before arrival and found her to be warm and professional. She was even better in person! She spent time with us orienting us to Toronto and things to do and see. She quickly made us a dinner reservation at the CN Tower restaurant and gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boatel was a great place to stay in downtown Toronto! Something about hearing the waves lop on the side of the boat is very peaceful. About 10 mins walking distance from Billy Bishop airport and from there we walked everywhere. The Tiki taxi operates nearby so getting to the island is a breeze, and you can rent a bike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose to stay at the boatel while we were in toronto watching a ballgame we book the master suite we had our own bathroom and queen sized bed television and all amenities one could think of supplied. The other rooms are a bit smaller and you share a bathroom so depends on how much you like... More 

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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 Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Enjoy your stay at the most unique Bed and Breakfast in Toronto aboard a 65 foot motor yacht moored in the heart of downtown Toronto. Guests are gently rocked to sleep and wake-up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast surrounded by a post card view of the city and Toronto harbour. Leave the car and walk everywhere, shopping, catch a baseball game with Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and restaurants galore... all within a short walk or street car access away. Close to the theatre district with many choices of live theatre and musicals to choose from. Take time to enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city or rent bike to tour the waterfront. Book the whole boat and ask us about having dinner on our skylounge. Take in one of the charters in the harbour for a romantic evening cruise before returning to your own private yacht. Come back to the boat to enjoy the spectacular view from the aft deck and experience life on the water. Warning: marine life is addictive; your first visit won’t be your last. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Making Waves Boatel

Address: 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West , Harbourfront
Price Range: $150 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Making Waves Boatel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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