This review is so long overdue! We stayed here last summer - one night actually in the b&b in the super huge and luxurious Loft Suite (Wow!!) and then a full week in one of their apartments in the Roncesvalles neighborhood.
**Location: both the b&b and the apartment are in fantastic locations. Roncesvalles is such a fun area - great restaurants, close to the park, just fabulous. It is also extremely convenient to public transit - particularly the apartment which has a trolley stop almost right in front of it. We spent a week exploring Toronto and I never found an area I liked better. If I ever return to Toronto I will absolutely stay in this area again and again.
**Customer Service: Margo and Ziggy are a super serene and kind couple. We had a major flight snafu and (oddly) had to fly in a night earlier than expected (long story!) and they totally accommodated us by letting us stay in the Loft Suite while the apartment was being prepared for our expected arrival. We arrived pretty late at night, but they still welcomed us kindly. I can't tell you the relief it was to arrive there after a long and very stressful day of travel. Once we finally checked into the apartment we didn't see them much (which is to be expected of a vacation rental), but they were always super responsive when we had any questions.
**Rooms/Facilities: The b&b is truly stunning, but as we spent most of our time at the apartment I'll focus on that. The rooms were all very nicely updated and appointed (the bathroom in particular was done very well!) Both bedrooms had window a/c units which were sorely needed as the temps were brutally hot during our visit. My daughter slept in the front room which faces the street. I'm not sure if street noise is a problem up there since she sleeps like the dead no matter what, but it is something to consider for light sleepers. My only minor complaint is that the layout was a bit awkward with the kitchen being downstairs and there being no living room for us all to hang out together in the evenings. But we made do and it was just fine. I like that there was a full size fridge in the kitchen as you don't often find that in big city vacation rentals. It would have been great to have a washer/dryer, but there are Laundromats nearby.
**The bottom line: If you're looking for a comfortable apartment in a fabulous neighborhood with access to all that Toronto has to offer look no further!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique style bed and breakfast (with or without the breakfast) in High Park/Roncesvalles Village. Steps to the largest park in the city, right in the heart of vibrant community. 2 min. walk to Keele subway station. Easy and fast access to downtown and all attractions. Artist/Designer homes completely restored with flair and all modern conveniences. Accommodation at Indian Grove B&B includes home cooked vegetarian or vegan breakfast ("no breakfast" option is available at discounted rate). Property features dark woodwork, leaded glass windows, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, luxurious bathrooms, garden. High Park B&B is self catering accommodations with the access to equipped kitchen. High speed wireless internet and parking are available free of charge. ... more less