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Making Waves Boatel
Ranked #3 of 118 Toronto B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

If you want to see Toronto, this location is the best. It is about 2 blocks away from the Rogers Centre where the Blue Jays play. Diane and Ted did a wonderful job of making us feel like guests and giving us advice on how to get around in Toronto. The room is a bit small and the shower is tight, but remember that you are on a boat. This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and it was a nice change to talk to the owners and other guests over breakfast. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I would give it more that 5 stars if I could! W went for a girlfriends weekend, our stay was warm and welcoming. The food was outstanding and Ted and Diane were the best! There is so much to do in the area and convenient to come "home" to the Boatel and chill before heading back out again.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I have been to The Boatel twice! The first time my wife and best friends surprised me for our 5th wedding anniversary! Then, in 2012 I returned the favour and rented the boat for the weekend again with our friends to celebrate our 10th. Needless to say Ted and Diane helped me out with all the logistics and made both anniversaries unforgettable. We are very social people and really enjoyed our time spent aboard The Boatel. Breakfasts are amazing and the rooms are always in perfect order. I can only hope it's not another 5 years before we stay there again. Dave and Kim.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed For Two nights very clean and great location: Ted and Diane Are Great Hosts.The surrounding area is great for walks and all the events going on , two blocks away from the rogers center and much more..Thanks A&L From Lindsay Ontario

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed at (on) Boatel on our way through Toronto during September. The boat is a beauty with a rich mahogany finish, it was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was superb. Well done Ted and Diane. We hope to see you again soon.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

While looking for hotels for our weekend getaway in downtown Toronto, we came across the Boatel and thought it would be a fun and unique experience. We were not disappointed! Captain Ted and Diane were such amazing hosts and made us feel right at home right away. Location is perfect, breakfast was delicious, and the company was exceptional. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We chose to stay on the Boatel for a weekend visit to Toronto because we thought it would be memorable, and it was! Ted and Diane were lovely hosts as they welcomed us aboard and made us feel immediately comfortable. The location is central to many attractions which makes moving around the city much more convenient. Waking up to a warm breakfast was appreciated and you can't beat the view of the Toronto islands! We enjoyed our stay so much that we have since returned and have slept comfotably in the rooms both times. We would highly recommend staying at the Boatel if you'd like to make your stay in Toronto a memorable one!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Making Waves Boatel

Address: 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West , Harbourfront
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range: $175 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Making Waves Boatel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your stay at the most unique Bed and Breakfast in Toronto aboard a 65 foot motor yacht moored in the heart of downtown Toronto. Guests are gently rocked to sleep and wake-up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast surrounded by a post card view of the city and Toronto harbour. Leave the car and walk everywhere, shopping, catch a baseball game with Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and restaurants galore... all within a short walk or street car access away. Close to the theatre district with many choices of live theatre and musicals to choose from. Take time to enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city or rent bike to tour the waterfront. Book the whole boat and ask us about having dinner on our skylounge. Take in one of the charters in the harbour for a romantic evening cruise before returning to your own private yacht. Come back to the boat to enjoy the spectacular view from the aft deck and experience life on the water. Warning: marine life is addictive; your first visit won’t be your last. ... more   less 
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