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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Lilly Pad B&B

The Lilly Pad B&B
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The Lilly Pad B&B
Ranked #59 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Montreal
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful hosts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Jim and Marina are wonderfully people. Well travelled and well read, they are great fun to talk to.
This was our 4th year staying at their B&B. The breakfast is always plentiful and tasty. Their home-made maple granola is a must try. The house is gorgeous with lots of artefacts that the hosts have collected over the years. The rooms are beautiful yet very cozy. The bathrooms are separate from the rooms down the hall but are still private for each of the two rooms.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Jim and Marina did a wonderful job of making our stay relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable. We requested vegan breakfasts and they delivered!! - Delicious vegan waffles the first day and delectable vegan banana french toast the second day. Both meals also included lots of fresh fruit, juice, coconut yogurt and granola. Though we are not coffee drinkers, smelling the aroma of their fair-trade coffee was a very homey way to wake up. Our room was lovely and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and spacious. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with our hosts. They are well-travelled, knowledgeable, gracious and extremely helpful! We borrowed two of their bikes one day to explore Stratford -- it was a lovely convenience. Jim was very helpful in advising us on the best way home. I would definitely recommend The Lilly Pad!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Jim is an exceptional host. Before our arrival, he emailed to advise us about construction that would have delayed our journey and suggested an alternative route. The room was very comfortable and the decor was pretty and befitting the historic house. Breakfast was very tasty and Marina made some sweet treats to accompany the meal. The granola was delicious as was the asparagus omelettte. Nice selection of teas and I loved the bright and elegant feel of the breakfast room. We left stuffed and ready for for a full day of activities.

The location of Lilly Pad is excellent. A short 10-minute walk to the city centre and tucked away in a quiet residential street. This place is indeed a hidden gem and an excellent value.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

I stayed at the Lilly Pad once again this July and had a super stay. Jim and Marina have a clean and comfortable home with lovely furnishings. My bed was very comfortable, and the breakfasts prepared by Marina are fabulous. Jim is a wonderful host, even meeting my train at the station. It is centrally located to theatres and other amenities. This is my third year with them, and I hope to stay with them again!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

Our two night stay at the Lilly Pad was delightful. The room was clean, lovely and comfortable; the service and breakfasts were outstanding. Jim is a friendly, helpful host, eager that his guests enjoy their B & B stay and their time in Stratford. The Lilly Pad is ideally situated for visiting the town center or any of the theaters. An outstanding value!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Halifax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2009

If I could give this B and B a 6/5, I would. Marina and Jim are two of the friendliest hosts I have ever had the pleasure of staying with. The breakfasts at their B and B are homemade and wonderful. Jim provided wonderful conversation and service, while Marina cooked a fantastic omelet. The room I stayed in had a king-sized bed which was very comfortable, and the washroom was very clean. Jim and Marina were also excellent about dealing with my dietary restrictions and providing me with tips about where to eat out. It was a pleasure staying with them, and I hope to do it again next year!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2009

The hosts, Jim and Marina are terrific. Location was close to downtown and all the sights. The breakfast was fabulous. Try their granola...made from scratch. Yummy. We stayed in The Rose Room and it was spacious and had plenty of storage and closet space. I loved that they had a fan in the room. The furnishings were quite lovely and the bed comfortable. The bathroom had a tub/shower combo. I appreciated the dressing table with mirror. The price was reasonable considering the going rate for other B&B's in Stratford. We have no reservations about recommending this B&B.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Lilly Pad B&B
Address: 239 Front St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 4H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
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Ranked #59 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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The Lilly Pad B&B Stratford, Ontario

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