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“Classy but more hotelesque than I expected.”
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Waverley Inn
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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“Classy but more hotelesque than I expected.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

It was my first stay at the Waverley, and since I had heard so many rave reviews about it, I had high expectations. I must confess I was a little disappointed in the experience. Although it's beautiful and clean, it felt like a commercial hotel. The room was quite small. I have no particular complaints except to say that I've stayed in nicer rooms with better service and paid significantly less.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

After arriving from Montreal by train (which was great by the way) , we had only a small walk of 350 meters from the train station to the Waverley Inn. Beautifull old house with big confortable rooms. Continental breakfast is OK. Good restaurants nearby or just a short walk to downtown. Free wifi, the staff were helpfull and the rates are appropriate. Excellent stay, we'll return to the Waverley .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I'm currently staying at the Waverley Inn and am so glad that I chose this hotel. It has everything that is needed and more. It's clean and well-kept. Staff are friendly and helpful. There is free internet access and a full breakfast. And - mostly importantly - it's simply beautiful, historic and charming. Should I return to Halifax, I will definitely stay here again. Loved it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Pokhara
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stunning old house with friendly staff. Helpful directions to sights and local restaurants. 10 minute walk to downtown area. Lovely and fairly substantial buffet breakfast. Free Wi-Fi and parking a plus. Rooms clean and good bed; quiet stay.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back quieter and no lift, so ask for ground floor room if luggage heavy or stairs a pr...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed for a week and found the hotel clean and comfortable.Nicely decorated with antique furniture, bedding was OK but not great (I suspect not 100% cotton). Initially I was given room 120 which smelled of food. The staff were helpful and they used an ozone machine for 20min which dealt with the problem somehow. The next day they gave me a choice of 3 rooms and I ended up in room 130. This one had a bigger bathroom and the pipes running through the room were not as noisy. Staff were very helpful (even helped me get a last minute ticket to Leonard Cohen's concert). Breakfast had enough choice but nothing special at all. A selection of teas and instant coffee are available near reception free of charge and aroud 5pm biscuits and some cakes are put out as well. Very good location as one can walk everywhere in town from it.

Room Tip: Take a room on the top floor, less noisy and cooking smells from the kithcen less likely to waft in.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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herndon, va
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

the waverley inn is quite beautiful... with wonderfully historic feeling. it's also got a great location and is within easy walking distance of gorgeous architecture and delicious restaurants.
it is also very reasonably priced... especially when you consider the perks mentioned above as well as the charming service and yummy breakfast. :)

Room Tip: highest floor on opposite side of main street ... very quiet up there :) no elevator though, so on...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Nice 19th century hotel with characters. Our room, the roman sister was burgundy in tone with a unique shaped headboard. it was comfy and clean. Only complaint was a ticking noise coming from the pipe above the closet that was disturbing us at time. Other than that it was pretty quiet.
All the staff were nice and helpfull. Special mention to the gentleman at the reception who suggested things to do on our first day.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Waverley Inn

Property: Waverley Inn
Address: 1266 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#10 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waverley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully restored and centrally located inn close to all of downtown Halifax's major attractions. Thirty-four antique-filled rooms all with en-suite bath, many with Jacuzzi. A non-smoking property offering free parking, continental-plus breakfast buffet and high-speed wireless. History and hospitality join hands at Halifax's Waverley Inn. ... more   less 
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