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“Basic but clean and friendly” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of A Voyageurs Guest House Bed & Breakfast

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A Voyageurs Guest House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #39 of 53 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Basic but clean and friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

My daughter and I were having a quick stopover on the way to Montreal and booked this the night before . We arrived 4 hrs earlier than expected and on first sight the building was pretty tired looking and in need of redecoration. However, we received a really warm welcome from the lovely lady who appeared to be receptionist, cook and room maid! Our twin room on the first floor was basic but clean, as was the shower room next door. Breakfast was absolutely fine (veg omelette, potatoes, toast, muffin, juice, tea and coffee). An average B&B but an above average hostess who made our stay that little bit special. Management should give her a raise!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lynn B
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

We left booking an overnight stay in Ottawa too late and ended up here.
The linen was clean and the showers hot. Breakfast was juice, omelette, toast, muffin and coffee.
The room was small, stuffy, and old. The building is very run down. Do not expect much.
Think it was way overpriced.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bazzawa
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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

We stayed at "A Voyageurs Guest House" May 26-27 2012 for the Ottawa marathon. Overall the stay was very good, and we would stay there again if the occasion ever came up that we needed to stay somewhere in that area. The place is a bit of a fixer-upper, and on first glance I was a little bit nervous about staying there, but the woman who takes care of the place (not the owner) was an absolute peach!!! Really, if it wasn't for her, this would be a bad review... but for what the B&B lacks, she makes up for it by bending over backwards to make you happy!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

My partner and I had booked an ensuite room but when we arrived we were given a room that required you to use a bathroom down the corridor. We pointed out that we had booked an ensuite room but the woman (although rather polite and nice) blamed this issue on hostelworld.com (who we placed booking through). This seemed to be a regular issue which does not make it acceptable for guests as you would imagine they would try and resolve this for future bookings. Anyway we were persistent that we had been mislead with our booking and she eventually agreed to give us an ensuite room but at a discounted rate (extra $60 for 2 nights). This was annoying not from the money point of view but just on principle. The place itself was very dated inside. The sheets were clean and the bathroom/shower in our room was fine. The breakfast in the morning was tasty enough but you were not given many choices other than if you wanted eggs and tea/coffee. Location wise, it was within reasonable walking distance of downtown. As others have mentioned it can be noisy. We were downstairs and at night the people above us made an almighty racket walking around on their wooden floor. If I was in Ottawa again I would stay somewhere else. The woman who runs the place is very friendly and polite but apart from that this place has very little going for it.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DJT1978
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Syracuse, New York
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96 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

Alphabetically, this is the first "Downtown B&B" in the Official 2010-11 Ottawa Visitor Guide. Expecting the usual B&B amenities, charm and furnishings, I was shocked when I arrived at A Voyageur.
The good: (1) I got a same- day reservation, and good directions by phone; (2) Neera, the manager, is very friendly; (3) bedroom, bathroom and linens were clean; (3) bedroom had air conditioner, and wall-mounted TV ; (4) breakfast OK, eggs, potatoes, o.j., toast, coffee; (5) within a couple miles of Parliament, coffeehouses, lots of ethnic restaurants; (6) other guests were nice
The not- so- good: (1) I paid CA.$90, it's worth half that (2) scary looking neighborhood; (3) sauna-like July heat in hallway and breakfast room; (4) TV, fridge, trash, shopping cart in driveway; (5) furnishings looked old and tired
The Arlington B&B nearby is associated with A Voyageur so I assume it's similar.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lem1eu10
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RBX
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2009

Even if we hold the reservation with a credit card, our room wasn't ready so we had to take another room.
Nothing was clean. The washroom was so dirty that we couldn't enter it.
There was 8 rooms sharing this same washroom.
The breakfast was made of two taosts and cold eggs and coffee.

There was a dead rat right in front of the door, nobody cared.
You should never go there ! Spend a few bucks and go to the motels.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank matt59100
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Paris
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2009

I booked in this B&B because of its location near Greyhound bus station.
But its just behind the bus parking place so its very noisy.
The room and bathroom were dirty and had a very strange smell.
The service is inexistent. The hostess never came when I called her.
The eggs for the breakfast were cooked on a bad fat served on a dirty table.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank olga789
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Property: A Voyageurs Guest House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 95 Arlington Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5S4, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Ranked #39 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ottawa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — A Voyageurs Guest House Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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