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“Wonderful facility and gracious hosts!”
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The Old Rectory
Ranked #7 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Kim & Kevin do a terrific job at making every guest feel at home. The rooms are clean and well kept, they provided assistance and advice for our many questions about the area and events, and they get the details right - every time. Kevin prepares a different breakfast each day. (Don't forget to ask for his goat cheese soufflé. It's divine.) Don't let the Ontario Street address put you off. We stayed for a week and never heard a sound. We will return.

Room Tip: Ask for the rear facing room with the private balcony facing the garden.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

The Old Rectory B&B in Stratford,Ontario is a wonderful place to stay while enjoying the great Stratford Festival theater available in the city. Innkeepers Kim and Kevin are very gracious hosts and make sure that you are comfortable from the moment you walk through the door. The breakfasts are terrific and plentiful. Each day brings a different taste treat! The room we had was well decorated and had a very nice bathroom (with shower). The bed in the room was very comfortable and at night the room was very quiet. There is also a lovely sitting room,balcony and garden where guests can sit and relax during the day. Importantly, the Old Rectory is centrally located in town & is within walking distance of each theater.We have stayed here many times & will return!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms offer a bit more privacy.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

It's like a home away from home. We stay in the room on the first floor for my mother's convenience. The B&B is spotless, welcoming and very comfortable. The breakfasts are amazing, fresh fruit, fresh juices and unique entree each time. Kim and Kevin couldn't be more warm and friendly. And it's been a joy to see their charming son as he grows up. The porch on the second floor overlooking the garden is a relaxing place to spend some time. The front room with the CD player, a nice collection of music, magazines, and some beverages and water to enjoy - a great place to relax at various times of the day. Many people return year after year and they are often very friendly and fun to get to know.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

Hosts Kim & Kevin take B&B to a whole nother level. A welcome combination of graciousness, hospitality, service, and privacy. They know Stratford—the festival, restaurants, and nooks—but, more importantly, they are Stratford. Their lovely establishment is reason enough to go there as a respite. They are both professional cooks, and the breakfasts flourished with homemade yogurts and preserves and waffles light as air with elderberry syrup and a cherry upside-down buttermilk cake baked fresh that morning. The backyard is lush with colour, a common area for reading or lively conversation with the most interesting guests. There's a coach house and rooms with balconies and a fish pond and a box turtle and, of course, the theatre awaits within walking distance. A haven to return to again and again.

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsakirby/sets/72157627165136728/

Room Tip: Clean, spacious, lovely.
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

The Old Rectory is a charming, beautiful and welcoming B&B in Stratford. I send my parents there for a weekend every year as their Christmas, Birthday, Mom & Dad days gift (all rolled into one). They go to celebrate their anniversary and to catch some shows at the Festival.

Kim and Kevin are warm and welcoming. Their place feels like you have entered someone's home. A person who is very, very happy to see you.

The rooms are charming and beautiful. The beds are comfortable and the meals are absolutely delicious.

In over 10 years my parents have never asked to go anywhere else for their gift. They enjoy Kim and Kevin's company and their hospitality. I think that my parent's feel that they are like family. And it certainly seems that way by the very special touches that Kim & Kevin do for my parents when they are visiting.

As a final note, the Old Rectory has been such a special place to my parents and I that for my parents 50th Anniversary I could think of no other place that would be more representative to hold their reception. Kim & Kevin helped make our celebration uniquely special and a day to remember. It was perfect!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

Polite ,attentive, very helpful ,have responded to our requests above and beyond expected .They exude warmth .Meals delectable andalways attentive to your prefernces allergies etc
Could not ask for more As a matter of fact we seem to want to go to Stratford simply for Kim,and Kein

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

For years, The Old Rectory has been our home for a week each year during the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Kim and Kevin Gormley (and their son Conor) are wonderful hosts, generous and hospitable. Kevin is a superb chef. Our group has varied in size from six to a dozen, and the Gormleys have bent over backwards to meet our needs as well as our whims. My only hesitation in submitting this review is that it might attract more guests, and thus make future reservation planning even more challenging.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Old Rectory

Address: 218 Ontario St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H4, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range: $211 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Rectory 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We both share a passion for good wholesome food. Kevin has worked previously for 15 years in some of the U.K.'s and Irelands finest Country Inns and Restaurants before moving to Stratford in 1993. Kim is a native of Stratford and has traveled extensively on a Private Yacht catering to crew and invited guests. Both of us now enjoy life together in the great community of Stratford with our son Conor among family and friends. Together we hope to nourish your body and soul. ... more   less 
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