My husband and I, together with my parents, visited Toronto at the ending of May and stayed for 3 nights. We really chose Ada's Guesthouse because all the others were already booked, or were to expensive for us. The prices were fine, but here are our impressions.
ARRIVAL AND PROPERTY:
First of all, the building is very well situated, near a metro station and even you can walk along Bloor Street if you like and reach Bloor/Yonge pretty fast. Near you can find some places to have lunch/dinner, different prices and styles. However, the building was a bit disappointing: it seemed all the rooms were converted into bedrooms, no little common living-room, or small kitchen... In the outside, near the door, there is a telephone so when you arrive you can call the owner to give you the keys (because there is no front desk), but his cell phone was off and we had to wait like 20 minutes. The building has space to park in the backyard, but the cost is 10 CAD per night. The payment is done at the beginning and you don't see the owner again (just leave the key inside the bedroom when you leave). We expected a little of "home warmth feeling" in b&b accommodation.
We had bedrooms 2 and 6. They both are pretty small, but they were clean (average clean, we expected more). My husband and I stayed in 2. The furniture is very old, the bed was located in a small square corner, the linen were too small for the bed so when I turned while sleeping I accidentally took off the sheets from my poor husband. We had a rough blanket also too small and it was very cold in the room, so sleeping quality was not very good, taking all these into account. The bathroom is small but fine. The shower had a low situated second water tap, which we didn't noticed, and I hit my ankle (nothing serious, but annoying). The room has, however, a small fridge and microwave and a electric kettle, so you can maintain some food and even prepare a cup of tea (if you bring the tea).
PROS AND CONS:
The pros are: cheaper than other B&B/Guesthouses in Toronto, very good situation, near metro and restaurants.
Cons are: small and old bedrooms, cleanliness fine but could be better, too cold in the bedrooms, the absolute lack of "guesthouse/b&b feeling".
In case I come back to Toronto, it is not likely that I repeat our stay here, we concluded it would be better to pay a little more and get something better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AWelcomeAda's Guesthouse is located in the central downtown area of Toronto, 2 minutes walk to Sherbourne Subway Station on the Bloor Subway line. We are a short walk to Church Street Village and Yonge & Bloor St. shopping.The whole house is air conditioned. Every room is with private ensuite bathroom. You can view photos of each room, and read what each offers, heredas Guesthouse is located in the downtown area of Toronto, 2 minutes walk to Sherbourne Station on the Bloor Subway line. We are a short walk to Church Street Village and Yonge & Bloor St. shopping.All rooms are clean and quiet with very comfortable furnishings. ... more less
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