Clear directions and a great location, right across from a waterfront walking trail that goes through a park, marina, little hills, wooden bridge, etc. Great place to run - you can go for miles and run all the way into town, with just a slight detour onto the road for a bit to pass the penitentiary.
Spacious is how I would describe this home. Nice big foyer and wide stairwells to conveniently move luggage. Our downstairs room had double closets and a huge ensuite, complete with sauna. The room lacks an outside lock so when you leave for the day, the room is left unlocked. I guess if the hosts are home or because there are only three rooms rented, it is deemed safe. We were surprised by this but did not have any problems, of course. The other downstairs room was vacant so we were the only ones downstairs too.
We never used the rec room which has a flat screen tv and comfy seating area. Nice touch to allow guests to use the full size fridge that's in the rec room too.
Wonderful to be able to choose what to have for the plentiful breakfast. One day DH had pancakes, while I enjoyed a ham and egg omelette. The next day we both savored French toast, along with the set course of lovely fruit salad, muffin and orange juice. Previous reviewer's comment about Denis being a chef explains why breakfast was made quickly and deliciously.
One thing that could be improved are the towels. The ones we had were bare threaded and the scratchiest I'd ever had in a lodging; mine actually had a 1" hole/tear in it. Also, I opened the high-up, basement window (had to stand on the bed to reach it) and was surprised to find substantial spiderwebs, complete with spider and its previous victims, because the rest of the lovely house and our room were immaculate.
We interacted more with Lettie but both hosts were welcoming and gracious, doing considerate things like leaving the downstairs light on for our late returns so we avoided having to fumble around looking for light switches. Lettie was very quick to reply to emails too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 5 minutes from downtown and Queens University. Public transit walking trails and frontage on Lake Ontario. We speak Dutch, German and French; parking on site, central air, wireless internet, no smoking and no pets. ... more less
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- De Haan's B&B Kingston, Ontario