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Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B
Ranked #56 of 115 Toronto B&B and Inns
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

If you ever wanted to take an interesting trip into the past this is the place for you. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. We had the honeymoon suite and it was a great room with a comfortable bed. I hadn't slept that good in a "hotel" bed in a while. It felt like home. The breakfast was awesome. I suggest the pancakes, the only ones better are made by my Dad. Next time we come in town we will stay again.

Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

One of the best B&B I ever tried.
The innkeeper is a very polite and kind British man. His breakfast is tasty and complete with all you want. He prepare the breakfast... you dont need to prepare by yourself...
The B&B is his house, beautifull house, like a museum.
Instead of fake B&B (with modern furniture but the owner live somewhere else...) this is an original canadian B&B, I loved it.
He has a sweet cat and a big dog, allergic are advised.
Ps he has also a very complete website.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Being world wide travellers from the UK and having stayed at numerous B & B`s throughout the world we can honestly say how extremely disappointed we were in this overpriced accommodation. We were in the supposedly "honeymoon suite" which was cramped due to the extra bed !!, heating was uncontrollable and uncomfortably hot. Decoration and the general condition of the property was poor (unlike the pictures shown on the website). The only positive comment we can make is Geoffrey was pleasant and the linen was clean. We expected some eccentricity but feel it warrents a NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED review.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We liked this B&B very much for it being so different from others. I don't think that we have seen anywhere so many objet d'art scattered around a house. To some it could appear 'cluttered' but the house certainly had character & charm and must have reminded many of the 1930s. Geoffrey (Pimblett) was a good host and we enjoyed our many entertaining conversations with him. He was helpful and pointed us in the right direction for many of the places that we wished to see. The en-suite room was entirely adequate apart from the shower which we couldn't get to work However, that was probably more our fault than Geoffrey's. His colleague, John, produced a superb and well-balanced breakfast. He was also the most pleasant of men and charmed, with his chat, not only ourselves but all the other guests during the breakfast period.
If you wish to stay in a hospitable B&B in an older part of Toronto then this is the place for you.
Gillian Braban & Peter Cave

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights and was delighted by the beautiful house/mansion. The room ("The Library") was large with a nice bathroom and a comfortable bed. The house is an old style mansion with beautiful wood, and many high-quality antiques and paintings spread all over.

The hospitality and friendliness of Mr. Pimblett and his staff was wonderful and very professional! The full breakfast had eggs any way you like them, sausages, bacon, pancakes, toast and jam and a fruit salad, along with coffee, tea and/or orange juice - something you won't find in many B&Bs, especially for this price! The house also has a side garden where you can choose to eat your breakfast. It has a lovely shade from old green trees and a decorative pool, making it a very serene and delightful environment in which to eat and relax.

This place is a gem and worth every penny! Don't miss it! One block North, you can walk to Carlton street to take a streetcar which will take you to College subway station in under 10 mins. There are also convenience stores nearby and a Loblaws supermarket.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Parkland, Florida
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Okay....? Where do I start...that is kind of the question I asked myself when I entered this house! Jam packed full of "conversation pieces" it was quite different from anywhere I have stayed before. But I have to say I loved it! It,s definitely not for everyone but the beds are comfy, the bathrooms are spacious with nice strong showers lots n, lots of towels, shampoo, and soaps. Books, books and more books line the antique bookshelves that seem to be everywhere in the house. Breakfast was great ...eggs just the way you want them and bacon, sausage, toast and jam and plenty of coffee or tea. If you are a monarchist your gona love it...the queen and her whole family is everywhere. Located close to downtown and the subway in lovely old cabbagetown. A very unforgettable experience!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

If you hate clutter, stop reading now. If you can cope with clutter, but hate cats and dogs, I'd recommend another internet search. For the rest of you that love kooky, kitschy, chintzy charm then Pimbett's Downtown B+B is just the ticket. Crammed full of stuff from straw boaters, to stuffed deer heads, to books, books, books, to silverware, to just about everything that Geoffrey likes to collect, it is a treasure trove of eccentricity in Old Cabbagetown. If there's a space, Geoffrey will fill it. Brucester, the soppy, gorgeous, affectionate Doberman will follow you round the B+B hoping for a cuddle and a quick kiss on the nose. Tiddles, the cat, is a bit more aloof, but adds to the quirky charm of the place.
I was staying in the Agatha Christie room and I bloody loved it. Forget your Best Westerns, your Marriotts, your Radissons and Sheratons. They are all pants. What my room lacked in space, it made up for with oodles upon noodles of charm. If I ever come back to Toronto I will be heading to Pimbletts Downtown B+B for the best poached eggs (served on Prince Charles and Lady Di plate!), the most loving dog, the most eccentric innkeeper and a neighbourhood that oozes character.
Only one word of warning: it's an old house. In other words, it's a bit creaky. The stairs groan, the boiler rumbles. Bring your earplugs and don't let this minor point put you off. You will never forget this place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B
Address: 242 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G2, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Englishman's home where guest are welcome. Affordable downtown Toronto location. Parking available, fully cooked breakfast. Queen rooms, king beds, one room with a jacuzzi. Close to shops, restaurants, bars and all Toronto Downtown sites. Special tourist accommodation and business guests welcome. Wireless internet and internet desk provided. ... more   less 
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