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“Very romantic!”
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Waverley Inn
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very romantic!”
Reviewed February 27, 2011

My spouse took me here for a belated Valentines night away.
Such a beautiful place! We had a Deluxe Room with a Queen Bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. It was great.

I am used to staying in more modern, updated hotels, but this was such a nice change. For such an old building, it is very well maintained and clean. A great location away from all the noise, but still close to restaurants and attractions.

Breakfast was great - pancakes, french toast, quiche, cereal, juice, coffee, etc. Nothing too fancy, but better than your regular free contenential breakfast at most places.

Highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2010

We stayed at the Waverley for a couple nights and genuinely enjoyed our stay. Our room was just an economy room but it was well decorated, clean, and inviting. The bed was soft and comfortable, and the included breakfast was quite nice. We WILL be going back again!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 12, 2010

The Waverly Inn was a great stay and I would definitely stay there again. The room we had was beautifully furnished with antiques, and was very spacious and comfortable.

The hotel itself is stunning with a lot of the original features still intact. The room was quiet and clean, and also had a small bar fridge which was a bonus.

Breakfasts are served in the basement but you hardly know you are in the basement as it is furnished just as lavishly as the rest of the hotel.

If you appreciate old charm and don't want to stay at a McHotel, this is a great choice.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

My husband and I passed through Halifax three times on our three week Atlantic Canada trip, and the Waverley Inn was the first place we had the pleasure of resting our heads while there. We spent three nights and were both very impressed. The Inn has been open since the late 1800s and is not showing her age at all. From the outside of the building to the main lobby to the rooms, everything is beautiful and well done. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout . When we checked in, the man at the front desk (I believe his name was Matt, I might be wrong) was genuinely friendly and excellent at his job. I came across him a few times during our stay and he was always this way.

We stayed in a Traditional room ($129/night in high season) on the second floor, which was small but cozy, not suffocating at all. I am not an easy sleeper, and the bed in that room was arguably the most
comfortable bed I have ever slept in. It was soft, the way I like it, and had this amazing V-shaped pillow that knocked me out instantly. Note - there is not an elevator in the building. Breakfast was included in the price and we both found it to be quite sufficient. Cereal, yogurt, fruit, hashbrowns, eggs, oatmeal, juice.... There was also a little table next to the front desk that had cookies or squares each day, along with some apples, and coffee and tea. I really appreciated this as it was nice to grab an apple or a cookie for the road. The Inn has free Wifi and a computer in the lobby as well.

The Inn is located in a quiet part of downtown, about a 10 minute walk from the waterfront, the Citadel, shopping and almost everything else you'll want to get to in Halifax. We had a rental car as we were heading out of the city quite a bit, and a huge bonus for us was the free parking provided in a good sized lot right beside the Inn.

I also have to add that when I phoned from home to book the room months before our stay, the man on the phone was also extremely helpful and nice. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone going to Halifax. We stayed in three different hotels in Halifax, and this was the best.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

Beautifully furnished and well maintained Victorian boutique hotel. Short walk to some cool bars and restaurants. The most outstanding thing was the helpfulness of all of the staff - very impressive!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

What I loved:
- The Waverley is housed in a Victorian building and is furnished with antiques (although the bathrooms are modern). The guest lounge is cozy and warm, creating an atmosphere in which guests often talk to each other.
- The bed in my room was just like one I remember from childhood (probably in my grandparents' home), which added to the charm. Plus, it was wonderfully comfortable! It was firm enough not to sag, while also having the top few inches plush. I slept very well.
- The staff knows a great deal about Halifax and the surrounding area, and they even have a custom map printed up, with directions on how to get to Peggy's Cove and other points west.

The so-sos:
- The buffet breakfast was ordinary, the kind of thing I'd expect at a Hampton Inn. It was plentiful and perfectly edible, but nothing to write home about.
- The location is convenient to everything but you have to walk a couple of blocks to get anywhere other than a few restaurants. You can think of that as good in that it's quieter this way, or you can think of it as less convenient (especially at night). I didn't mind it, really, as I was aiming to walk a lot anyhow.

What I'd change:
- The coffee was not good - weak and with too little taste.
- I'd increase the counter/shelf space in the bathroom and would add a light over the mirror.
- Oh, and I could have done without hearing Frank Sinatra at breakfast.

Note: The hotel has no elevator. It does have accessible rooms on the first floor, but people who can walk yet tire easily might keep this in mind. I grumbled about it once in a while (I was on the third floor) but in truth it was useful for me to have no excuse not to use the stairs. And in any case, the main stairway is part of the elegance of the foyer.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2010

This was our first stop in Nova Scotia and it set the standards high. It was our favorite inn in Nova Scotia. The B&B is conveniently located-a nice walk to the waterfront and there was a great pub right down the street. The room had delightful european "V" pillows-wonderful to read and watch TV in bed. The breakfast was good, not great.
This was a quaint, charming B&B and I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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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