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Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 54 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Had the chance to use 3 days of leave before I lost it, and decided to go to Ottawa as that is one of the cities in Canada in the East that I haven't been able to visit before. Richard's directions were excellent, and even with all the snow already on the ground (2-3 foot), there was room to park with with other guests. When I was looking for a place to stay, I knew that I wanted something central to the city and the sites. I knew I didn't want to stay in a hotel, and parking was important to me because I wanted to leave the car parked while I went exploring on foot. I love animals, and it was a treat to meet Sunny, who was very well behaved for such a big, happy dog. Breakfast was pretty amazing. Had breakfast with 2 couples visiting from England, one to see their children, and the other was a young couple who'd spent the morning snowshoeing nearby. Great conversation, which is what is such a blessing with bed and breakfasts, learning what others have done and enjoyed during their visit. Richard was very helpful in telling me not only where the sites were from the location (with books and laptop), but the best ways to travel: what roads, what direction of travel so you could see specific things on the way back (all the Christmas lights that were still up), but for a January 1st visit when there was an unusual cold spell, what places you could stop in to get warm. The day that I'd left, his wonderful helper made fresh croissants, right out of the oven, that melted in your mouth. I'd recommend this location, and hope to be able to come back when my wife can travel with me. I don't want to forget to mention that the price surprised me, that the top ranked B&B in Ottawa could be so affordable.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Our host Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful to us as first time visitors to Ottawa. Location near U. of Ottawa was very convenient to pretty much everything we wanted to do and see. Secure, off street parking was a big plus. Rooms were quite large, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Price is reasonable for what you get.

Room Tip: Two of the rooms have balconies which, in good weather, are nice.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

It’s close to downtown. A trip down memory lane. Pictures of people not in a hurry and art hanging on walls throughout the multi-level house. A stay here provides a window into the past, when living was about details: the lavished mouldings in each room, the warmth of wood everywhere, heat radiators when steam was king, furniture you keep for generations. A stay at this B&B avoids exposure to furniture made of glued sawdust, of straight white walls without soul, of spaces devoid of a loving past. This large character house will not deceive. In addition, the breakfast is as overgenerous as the history of the house. Loved the waterfall, the plants, and the tree in the house. Was able to walk to work each day and saved over 60% from staying at the recommended conference hotel while meeting fellow travelers. Free parking provided a nice touch.

Room Tip: Its all good. If you are a fearful person, ask for a room with a private bathroom. Otherwise sharin...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in 'Green' room and enjoyed our stay. Richard is a great host and helped us a lot in planning our trip. We used the kitchen several times and at odd times to prepare food for our infant daughter, but Richard was very accomodating. The room / house had more than what we needed for a comfortable stay and was well maintained. The house is full of antique items and is very beautiful. It has one of the most unique interiors of all the B&Bs we have been to. The location of the B&B is great and is at a walking distance from most attractions in Ottawa. We didn't use the patio much, but it is quite big and can be a great place to hang around in nice weather. The breakfast was filling and very good. Richard has a world map with pins that indicate the number of guests that had stayed here from all over the world. I think soon he is going to need a bigger map or a higher guests:pins ratio :)

Tip: Parking is at the back and can be a bit tricky. Turn on Wilbroad St., then first right on Cornwall St., first right again and then to your left all the way to the end is the parking space. Give Richard a call and he can help you out.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We loved it at the Auberge the King Edward; the home, the food and of course Richard. We stayed two nights and Richard sat down with us on arrival to make sure that we made the most out of every moment in Ottawa. We really enjoyed the light show at Parliament Hill and would never have known about it otherwise.
Richard even helped us decide when to walk and take public transit to make sure that we were getting the best possible view on our walks.
Every detail was taken care of.
We enjoyed our holiday so much and we cannot wait to return.

Thank you Richard.

Sarah and Owen

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed four nights at this lovely B&B.
1. Great Location - well within walking distance to the major sites.
2. Room was very spacious, bed comfortable and room quiet - bathroom was dated - very old tub / shower - tight for space.
3. Richard was a terrific host - as others have stated, he spends time highlighting the landmarks and he is a fountain of knowledge about Ottawa. He and the other guests made it very special - one of the reasons we like B&Bs.
4. Breakfast was excellent - very healthy and homemade muffins were a treat.
5. Richard's dog, Sunny is amazing. He makes you feel very welcome and you can't help but fall in love with Sunny.
Overall a very nice B&B and for anyone who values a true Victorian home experience this one is not to be missed.

Room Tip: We had the room with the separate bathroom which is a nice feature.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed two nights at this lovely home. As soon as we arrived! Richard filed us in on the important sights to see within our short time frame. He printed out street maps for us and highlighted the best walking paths for the most interesting sightseeing. He also routed the most expeditious way to my cousin's house for us. His restaurant recommendations were the best. We stayed in the Tower Room one night and the Green Room the next. The Tower room has it's own bath, sitting area and balcony. I preferred this room because of these things, but the Green room was also very charmingly decorated and comfortable. the breakfasts had fresh fruit, delicious homemade muffins and eggs cooked to order if you wanted. Richard's pin studded map of the world, showing where his thousands of guests are from and where he himself has visited, was amazing. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect accommodation for our first visit to Ottawa and would certainly stay here again if we ever go back.

Room Tip: If a private bath is important to you, choose the Tower room.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast

Address: 525 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7N3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Ottawa
Price Range: $112 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King Edward B&B is a century-old heritage home in the downtown area of Sandy Hill. It is the closest accommodation to the University of Ottawa. Because of its central location, this B&B is within easy walking distance of all major attractions in the city including Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, the Congress Centre, the Museum of Civilization and the ByWard Market. Most guests who come here never use their car because of our location. In its 20th year of operation, this B&B offers unsurpassed Victorian decor. ... more   less 
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