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Avalon Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 54 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Avalan. A beautifully renovated home with a lot of character. Christine, the host, is an amazing cook and extremely helpful in getting you around in the city. The room was updated and clean. The ensuite bathroom provided you with all needed (inlcuding an iron and hair dryer/amenities in the shower). Breakfast was incredible and caters to Gluten Free (banana choco chip pancakes!!) or eggs benedict.

I'd recommend anyonewho is looking for a charming place to stay in Ottawa to stop off!

Room Tip: Van Gogh - $85 in low season!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Avalon was superb. Warm hospitality generously extended by the hosts. The room was very comfortable. Dining room elegant and the breakfasts were fantastic. The food different every morning and creatively prepared. Great cooking and nice people.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay in this 100 year + Bed & Breakfast, Lovely breakfast especially the Eggs Benedict (my favourite). Very quiet Street and easy parking. It was great going home after our long walks in the fantastic parks.

Room Tip: We had a lovely room on the second floor with street views.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank maureen55
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Lovely home, lovely atmosphere, lovely hosts--and breakfasts to die for! We stayed in the Pewter Room with a sweet little balcony that provided a welcome relief at the end of our busy days. The house was quiet and restful with plenty of "old world charm" along with comfort. Our hosts were extremely helpful about getting around. They managed to strike a balance between friendliness and respect for privacy. A true oasis!

Room Tip: Pewter Room is largest, with balcony out front, shielded by huge old trees.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Reeds531
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The good points: Good localisation, the house has a nice atmosphere, room and bathroom comfortable, clean and nicely decorated ("Sable" room), the excellent and complete breakfast changes every day. An electric tea pot + tea bags are available to the clients 24h in the corridor upstairs. Helpfull information about restaurants. Parking lot not so far and free of extra charges.

The bad points: A lot of homeless people in the neighborhood, no breakfast one day per week. Lack of professionalism from Christine sometime: didn't indicate us the right day the breakfast was off (but she tried to compensate afterwards), didn't inform the cleaner as we asked not to disturb us one particular morning, the floor wasn't well cleaned during our stay.
Even if we see Christine making efforts being sympathetic and helpfull, we can feel she is tired of her job and clients, and she can be authoritarian or even unpleasant sometimes.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Add to that brilliant hosts and magic breakfasts - hotcakes & French toast are worthy of breaking any diet.Parking is available too, wifi is good strength & free plus the premises are spotless.
Easily recomended without hesitation ..this really is another 6/5 B&B

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Heritage1
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at Avalon B&B for two nights during a vacation. The location is on a quiet street only a short walk to all the Byward Market action, Parliment and other need-to-see Ottawa attractions. The location also offerred tremendous paths for running. Christine took great care of us and her breakfasts were amazing (hence the need to run). We were on vacation, but other guests were on business, attending school and attending sessions at Parliment. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Sable Room" which was excellent. Look on the website or contact the owne...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 539 Besserer St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Ranked #8 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Ottawa
Price Range: $88 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avalon Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turn of the century charm, modern decor, delicious breakfast and great service all within a 15-20 min walk to the Rideau Canal, Parliament buildings, and the ByWard Market. ... more   less 
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