I stayed at this B&B in Summer 2012 while I was in Ottawa for a conference. If the conference had not already set up these accommodations on my behalf I would have left immediately. The facilities are a complete mess, with junk EVERYWHERE. And I don't mean clutter, I mean garbage - piles of papers, random empty boxes, a pile of old corn cobs (seriously).
Myself and my colleagues had a lot of work to do in the afternoons / evenings and it was very kind of the owners to allow us to use the dining room to do so. However, the owners seemed to think that the time that we were in the dining room was time to sit down and regale us random facts and personal stories about nothing and everything (despite our clear body language that we were there to work, and did not have time to socialize with the owner for hours) - several about Ottawa that we knew to be untrue. Don't listen to these 'experts'!
I have never been to a B&B that serves just toast and cold cereal for breakfast, with instant coffee. I understand that the toast is supposedly from an expensive bakery - but really, they could get cheaper bread and cook a hot breakfast. Although, having written that, I don't believe I would want to eat anything that was actually cooked there - the pictures that others have listed of the kitchen are accurate.
I have travelled all over the world and have stayed at many low (or no) star accommodations. I am by no means a person that needs to stay in fancy hotels. However, in Ottawa I would expect a higher level of cleanliness and service at the rate we were charged ($50-60 a night for a room shared with someone I didn't know).
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