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All reviews shared bathroom home away from home adorn the walls twin beds small balcony place to stay b b's spent three nights enjoyed our stay each morning within walking distance joan stories downtown cereal comfort harbour
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I've stayed at Joan's Marigold B& B twice and am here to tell you that it is unique among all the B & B's I have ever visited in Canada because of its owner, Joan, a talented painter, baker and doll maker who grew up on the site and who is also a wealth of information and help on so, so many topics. For the visitor new to Nova Scotia and/or Halifax Regional Municipality, she can fill you in on any tourism event; place to visit; restaurant; et al under the sun of the local scene. She is extremely well read and full of personal stories about Halifax heritage, history, art, craft, literature, folks and lore. If she doesn't know something herself, she'll lead you to where you can find out. She makes the most divine homemade cakes, soups and desserts and has helped many a newcomer to the area relocate. No matter what your status upon arrival--homeless; a new student looking for lodging; a couple on a romantic getaway; a busy business person or academic; a single who doesn't know anyone in town, Joan will serve in a variety of capacities to make you feel like you are, indeed, in a home away from home. From her dreamy, whimsical painting to her linoleum mats; from her lemon custard birthday cake to her three cozy cats; from her Irish woollen throws to her good cup of tea; from her vast array of films to her heartfelt empathy, Joan offers the wayfaring stranger a cozy home to curl up in and bide awhile; a comfortable room with personal touches throughout. A visit to Marigold is just like the name--merry and golden...and all from the heart.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank MelanieWillow
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had a great stay at this B&B. it was clean and comfortable and the owner Joan was very personable. We learnt a lot about the local history over breakfast (which was simple but delicious- fruit with bacon and eggs- scrambled eggs especially good).
Location was also good, the B&B is on a quiet street a couple of blocks from Quinpool rd, where there are some good restaurants.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank bikelegs
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Though the owner is very knowledgeable and helpful, the place is a bit run-down. It needs sprucing up. Fine for a college student. Breakfast was good. Hostess gave great info about the history of the area, and she is a talented artist. Her work graces the house.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else if you are looking for a victorian vibe.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Angierobrts
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Joan is a best person to have B&B! She is helpful and considerate. She arranged my breakfast for take-out style and gave me a raincoat because it was heavy rainny day. My English is not so good but she always tries to understand me and it makes me confortable. She made my trip special. I'd like to recommend this place to you all.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Joan is a great host.. Lots of helpful information for us as first time visitors.. Her home is comfortable and breakfasts were great. We had a great time getting to know Joan and would recommend this place to friends

  • Stayed: October 2012
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2  Thank Tmkcj55
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