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The Columns
Ranked #3 of 14 Winnipeg B&B and Inns
Winnipeg
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Old is beautiful and welcoming...”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

This location is well hidden away from traffic and city noises... We were visiting 'home away from home in the city' and found it to be relaxing, welcoming and as already mentioned a breakfast feast awaited in the morning.... Just imagine a carmel topped, raspberry & creme stuffed french toast! Oh my! The hosts were neither imposing - nor absent! A great combination that allows guests to mange their experience. What a beautiful old home with the dark oak reminding you of luxury of times gone by....
There are cats for sure... they don't bother if you aren't allergic. Another guest we met at breakfast, found walking to Osborne Village, downtown and the Forks.... quite manageable. Our visit was less from a tourist viewpoint, but just a getaway!

Room Tip: Henry Moore room faces the west and we envisioned visiting in May or june when the balcony would be...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Columns! April was great & so helpful with recommendations for sites & attractions. The breakfasts were BEYOND believeable! We couldn't believe the spread of food & that was only the starters. The mains were to die for & a fresh idea each day. We stayed in the Crystal Heeg suite & the bed was incredibly comfortable & there was so much space! I am extremly allergic to cats & I did not react to the cats in this house. The coffee could be a little stronger & there could be some minor repairs/finishing touches to be done to the place, but we will definitely be going back the next time we are back in the 'peg. Thanks for the great time April!!

Room Tip: If you don't want to climb 2 flights of stairs, choose the Henry Moore room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

Recently stayed at this lovely old mansion in a residential neighborhood on the Assiniboine River. The room (Henry Moore) was big, well decorated, huge ensuite bathroom, great linens and quiet. The breakfast included was more than plentiful and all very good. Although some elements could use some freshening up what bothered me most was the fact that there are 3 cats living in the house. I am VERY allergic to cats and didn't see anywhere on the website that they have cats. This reeked havoc with my breathing and I was comprimised all weekend. I spent as little time in this B&B as possible because of that....too bad because it is a relaxing enviroment.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2011

The hosts are very warm and welcoming, and the house itself has incredible history and charm. Our bed actually heated up, which was nice when the weather was so cold. There is free internet access in an office room, and an assortment of DVDs if you want to have a night in. Our room had a balcony that would have been wonderful in spring. The bathroom has a spacious shower. The breakfast was top notch. April was so generous with tourist advice and even a ride when we needed it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

We had the joy of staying here when we visited Blessed Vasyl Shrine. April has the gift of hospitality plus! Her and her staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The beds are luxurious and it is so quiet at night you can almost hear the snow fall. Her breakfast buffet and entree rival that of any five star hotel. Her attention to detail to make her guests feel welcome is admirable. The extra little things are too numerous to list. She even lights an evening fire in the wood panelled living room hearth to relax before bed. Only April, would think to leave out sherry and an assortment of chocolates for her guests. It makes no sense to stay at a hotel when you can stay at The Columns.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

The Columns is located in a lovely, historic area of the city, and right on the river. Perfect for a long walk or run (weather permitting). My room was spacious, with gorgeous feather top (and heated!) mattress, kitchenette, and huge bathroom. My host, April, was tremendously welcoming. Like others have posted here, she felt like family (in the best kind of way) or a dear friend! I was given lots of privacy as well as the opportunity to chat with her about the city and the area. In addition to picking me up at the airport, she also provided transportation to an appointment, as well as a quick tour of the Forks and Assiniboine Park. Last but not least, the breakfasts were heavenly. In addition to beautiful hot meals (the best omlette I've ever had), there was also an assortment of fresh fruits, cereals, and cheeses. Cherries in the middle of winter! How luxurious!
I was absolutely delighted by my stay at The Columns. I will recommend it WITHOUT HESITATION to all of my friend and family visiting the city. And I recommend it to you, too. Thank you, April, for a home away from home in the middle of a travel-filled month!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

The bed was comfortable although the room and bathroom needs some tender love and care. The hostess was great and the food exceptional. Would love to see the place finished of all the renovations.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Property: The Columns
Address: 5 East Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2C2, Canada
Location: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Columns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Columns is a luxury Bed and Breakfast situated in a heritage neighbourhood in Winnipeg. The 4 guest bedrooms are ultra-luxurious with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The Master Suite has 1000 sq ft of private space and includes a private patio - perfect for special occasions and honeymoons. There are 4 outside decks, 2 enclosed porches, a panelled living room and dining room separated by bevelled glass sliding doors, a library, and laundry facilities. There is free WiFi and HD TV in all the rooms. The breakfast is a buffet and includes a hot entree. Prepare to be pampered! ... more   less 
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