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“Great Staff but beware of the front rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Waverley Inn
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
La Grange, IL
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354 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Great Staff but beware of the front rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2008

We spent 3 nights at the Waverly. It is a lovely building, so historic and very well maintained. The location is excellent, we walked to the waterfront, the Citadel, the Gardens, no need for a car at all. Breakfast was average, good coffee, eggs, muffins, buffet style. The fruit selection could be improved, it was the same fruit cocktail each day. The staff is excellent and helpful. Internet was always up and running. Our room was a bit of a concern. It was on the third floor and we asked for a high ceiling, we were given a dormer room with a sloping ceiling. The bathroom was quite small, but we never had a problem with hot water or pressure. The room faced the street. There is a tavern across the street that goes on each night until 2:30 AM, and the noise from the partiers that hang around outside was quite loud in our room. I did use earplugs the last night and that helped a bit. Also it is a busy street, you will hear the traffic early in the morning if you have a front facing room, so beware. We loved Halifax, the people, the food and the Maritime Museum.

  • Liked — Location and charming interior
  • Disliked — the noise from the street late at night and early morning
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Pamela V
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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San Jose
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73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2008

Location, location, location is what they declare in the real estate world and it is the same when visiting a walking friendly city like Halifax. The Waverley Inn succeeds admirably! Located near the train station it is a short hike to any of the sights in downtown Halifax. My fiancee and I took complete advantage by keeping our car in the parking lot for free the entire weekend we stayed at the Waverley Inn.
The room was decorated in an antique style that so successfully transported us back in time, we did not locate the air conditioning on/off button until the morning of our departure. It was a shame that as nice as the interior was, the exterior view consisted of some sort of ventilator and trash can. I do expect more being first time visitors booking well in advance from far away. I would recommend avoiding the first floor in future. Breakfast was a cut above a Holiday Inn morning special but not a reason to stay at the Waverley Inn...it is location, location, location!

  • Liked — Antique furnishings
  • Disliked — View
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank freeamac
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NB
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2008

I am totally amazed on the comments on The Waverley Inn
I have been a Regular Guest there for years and with all the rennovations upgrades and Breakfast choices I am amazed that people can be so Ignorant
All the staff from the owner down really go out of their way to help and provide outstanding customer service and as far as the Breakfast Buffet it is an excellent one of a kind Breakfast found in Nova Scotia .
Try finding Qiuche, Scrambled Eggs, Beans, French Toast that is homemade and awesome blueberry pancakes elswhere in the province that is (FREE OF CHARGE ALL YOU CAN EAT)
and please let me know where
Keep up the Excellent work Staff and as for the Ignorance of Certain Guests comments just disreguard them you are all doing an exceptional job
a very happy repeat guest looking forward to seing all the christmas decorations

  • Liked — Friendly service
  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank HGCNb
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MA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2008

We stayed two nights in July, 2008 -- although a 7-10 walk to the waterfront -- price was great -- and the rooms were good size and air conditioned. Breakfast was great in the morning. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed July 2008
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Thank samriley
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Louisiana
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99 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2008

We stayed at the Waverly Inn on our first night of a ten day trip around Novia Scotia and New Brunswick. The location of the Inn was within walking distance of the water front and pier area. The inside of the Inn was very well kept. The rooms were a decent size, we were in a room with a jacuzzi. Would recommend this to anyone traveling to Halifax and don,t want to stay in the box type of facility.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank RaginCajun1
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Canada
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2008

While the premises upstairs are charming, we were dismayed by the very poor quality of the breakfast. Packaged cereals (including microwaved oatmeal), insipid eggs, and cheap bread for toasting, and the heated items were not refreshed enough. When we mentioned this at the desk, the clerk feigned astonishment. Later in our trip we met others who had stayed there, and they were also disappointed by the breakfast, and the management response to their complaint.

  • Liked — Quaint Building and furnishings
  • Disliked — Very poor Breakfast
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank WRoverT
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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2008

We spent one night in the Waverly Inn on Barrington Street, and it was a good choice.

The Inn is a more than century old building, which has been well preserved and updated for its guests.

Our room was on the ground floor, a bit too close to the lobby for not being disturbed, but I would imagine the upper rooms are better there.

Although the rooms are not very big, they are extremely well appointed and the bed is super comfortable. We loved the crisp white linens and the V- shaped back pillow, which made for easy TV viewing from the queen sized bed.

The small three piece bathroom was immaculate. Nice enclosed shower and all the usual - shampoos, shower caps, lotions etc in a neat basket..

Breakfast was included in the price, and we found it to be mediocre. Nothing special, but then nothing too bad either. The dining area is in the basement area, so no view and pretty basic in decor. The spread was more like the one you receive in budget hotels - little tubs of cream cheese and jams and small boxes of cereal etc. It would have been nice to have some plain yoghurt and a better variety of fruit and granola, for example.

The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. Guest computers with printers are readily available in the lobby area, and a really nice touch, is that cookies, cakes, tea and coffee are put out in the afternoons for guests to help themselves. Parking is included in a lot right at the inn, so no extra has to be spent on that.

There are a variety of good and reasonable restaurants in walking distance of the inn, and it is easy to take a stroll to the waterfront, too.

  • Liked — The beds and linens
  • Disliked — The breakfast
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Kas55
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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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Halifax
#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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