Fell in love with the Waverley when checking for hotels online and so pleased we made the right choice and stayed there. We really wanted to stay somewhere different as opposed to the usual modern chain hotels I have stayed at in Canada. The Waverley is a beautiful building with a well kept exterior with a small colourful garden infront while inside it is a treasure trove of Victorian decor and style. It is a shame that the surrounding buildings are all modern and unattractive.
Location wise Barrington Street is a bit of a mixture with parts of it a bit run down and derelict looking though where the hotel is okay but nothing special. About a 10 minute walk to the main harbour area and the shopping district, there are also buses going straight past the Waverely into town. We stayed in rooms 127 & 128 smallish rooms but not cramped, comfortable though creaky old beds. Furniture reflected the historical charm of the hotel with an old fashioned writing desk etc, wardrobe space limited however and both rooms were a bit dark with only having one small window. Bathroom modern, clean and small but a good shower.
Reception staff were on the whole very polite and helpful though one guy when I asked a question was less than enthusiastic to answer. There are no lifts in the Waverley so to reach our rooms it was up one long flight of stairs then a further 2 short flight of stairs. Very pleased we were given help carrying up our heavy bags on arrival. Oh cleaning staff were also very polite and spoke every time you passed.
Really liked the free coffee/tea by reception and then cake in the evenings and it was nice to sit in the beautiful parlour to read the papers or go online. My only disappointment with the Waverley was the breakfast finding it quite basic and limited on choice.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Waverley Hotel Halifax
- Waverley Inn Halifax, Nova Scotia