Dom and Elena are your hosts at this lovely historic home about 2/3 mile from downtown Stratford. There are 4 bedrooms, each with their own bath (though one room has the bath at the far end of the hall from the bedroom, the others are en suite). Dom and Elena bought the home a few years back and apparently it has been an established B&B for decades. This was our first time staying here and our group took over the whole house for the weekend. The best parts included very accommodating hosts (provided lactose-free milk for those who needed it, tonic water and limes for our cocktails, silverware and plates for Thai food we had delivered and ate on the wrap around porch). They also know the town well and were able to recommend stores and restaurants. As others have noted, the breakfasts, 3 courses, are amazing. Fresh fruit, an "entree"--the ricotta pancakes were to die for, as were the baked eggs with zuchini and egg and mozzarella strada--and a home made baked good, muffins and banana bread and a lemon pudding cake for our three days.
Mattresses are very comfortable, ample pillows provided. A fridge in the hall is stocked with beverages gratis and available for storing any items you may have. The TVs are tiny (but who comes to watch TV). The bathroom varied and several are in the process of being upgraded. One has been made into a lovely, ample walk in shower. Two have rather tiny plastic lined showers, but are perfectly adequate. The hosts provide blow dryers (a tad anemic), q-tips, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and soap. Rooms sizes vary. We got the largest room which included two chaise lounges (lovely for reading on a rainy day). Other friends thought their rooms were a tad claustrophobic, though all have queen beds which is really the important thing in my opinion.
The wireless was not always easy to detect and connect to though the owners say there are two routers. Unsure what the hitch may have been. Finally Dom and Elena are theater lovers and had seen many of the shows we were going to and are happy to discuss the plays. They also were wonderful in helping some of us to get last minute tickets. We all had a great time and have already booked to return next July. Wonderful place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Birmingham Manor is a beautiful Heritage Mansion in Stratford, Ontario Canada. We are within walking distance to the city centre. Stratford is only 1.5 hrs from Toronto and 45 min. from Lake Huron. Our rooms are beautiful and comfortable and we serve a great breakfast! We also offer vegetarian, gluten free and vegan meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Birmingham Manor Bed And Breakfast Stratford, Ontario