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“Top Service and Property”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Great George

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The Great George
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Top Service and Property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

Service, location, and ambience all ideal for a visit to historic Charlottetown. Walking distance to harbour area, restaurants, historic sites. Handy to get out of downtown area via Water Street to roundabout at bridge, although driving in or out from other parts of the city can be slow. We had no problem parking at the hotel, we didn't need to use the car at all for the two days we were there in any case as it is a walking city.

The hotel was busy when we were there and is somewhat a victim of its own charm and comfort at breakfast time since guests tend to linger in the lobby where breakfast is served and it can be hard to get a place to sit if you eat toward the end of the serving period. But that only illustrates a good breakfast and pleasant surroundings. Just get down a little early!

The staff could not do too much for us, and did it all in a friendly and unforced manner.

We recommended the hotel to a couple we met later in the trip, hope they had a chance to visit.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor in one of the room with gable windows. Slanted roof does cut down on usabl...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you for your review and for your recommendation to another couple. We‘re very glad you enjoyed the service, location and comfortable setting of The Great George and hope you return for another visit very soon.
Michelle
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  • Sleep Quality
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing getaway at The Great George for our 28th wedding anniversary. The luxurious Perkins Suite was nothing short of amazing, the staff were genuinely friendly and helpful, and the location was ideal for exploring Charlottetown on foot, so we could walk to dinner at a nearby restaurant. Parking was easy (in the lot behind our suite), and they allowed us to leave our car there even after checkout while we did some more walking downtown the next morning. We'll definitely keep this one on our list of favourites.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and fellow travellers. We're delighted that The Great George was a part of such an important milestone. Come back soon!

Michelle
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

For our three-night stay in PEI, the Great George was the ideal launching point as we toured PEI. Not only is the location excellent for someone who wants to explore Charlottetown, we found the staff very accommodating and the rooms very comfortable.

We were there during some of the sesquicentennial celebrations, and the Great George was within walking distance of many of the activities taking place in Charlottetown.

It was our first visit to PEI, but if we ever return we will stay at the Great George.

Room Tip: We were in the corner room (above the main entrance) on the top floor. Very spacious
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Thank you. We’re so very happy you enjoyed the location and staff and your stay was wonderful. We look forward to your return visit.
-Michelle Westaway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

The properties around the Great George are spectacular inside. Just don't count on having a place to park your car if you rent a high-priced "Heritage House".

The Great George has "Communal" parking which means if you spend big bucks for a stay in one of the Great George heritage houses you might leave and come back to find someone from one of the hotel rooms parked in your driveway. Apparently this is a policy of the Great George.

The service is excellent however, and they do rectify problems and complaints. Very nice employees.

Great location as well, walking distance to the harbor, restaurants, cultural and historic district.

Room Tip: Heritage houses farther away from the hotel have noisier neighbours, but that is part of the ambienc...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Great George as part of your visit to Charlottetown and for taking the time to share your review with fellow travellers. We’re glad you found the service to be excellent and the property spectacular. The Idea of having exclusive parking for our Heritage Homes has been suggested at a recent team meeting. It was decided that creating a reserved parking policy may create a feeling of anxiety or worry for those not arriving early so we opted to continue with our free, first come- first serve parking for every guest. Anyone requiring help finding a spot is offered valet service by the front desk or personally escorted to an open space. Again Thank you for your comments and for choosing the Great George.

Michelle
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay in Charlottetown, location is fantastic and the service is fabulous from beginning to end! All of the staff are very welcoming and seem to truly enjoy their jobs. We did the walking tour of the grounds with Ian, the concierge, he is a wonderful tour guide & a great source of information, gave us some great options for supper in the area. We enjoyed the reception in the grand lobby area with it's offering of the local craft beers & wine. Meeting the owner & his wife at the reception was nice, you can tell he enjoys that the guests are happy with the place he has created for them and gives much credit to all of the staff that make it happen. There were some period actors milling about at the reception, Sir John A MacDonald and a couple of the other fathers of confederation, discussing the topics of the day with guests, a quaint historical touch to the whole experience. Our room was on the second floor with a great view of St. Dunstan's Basilica, it was very spacious & the bed was so comfortable. Breakfast was nice, omelettes, a variety of home baked muffins, cinnamon buns and such, coffee, tea, juices etc. We had a wonderful experience at The Great George and would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Great George We’re thrilled to read that you had such a positive experience and you had the chance to meet owners Kevin & Kathy. Genuine Island Hospitality is something they truly enjoy and they love to mix and mingle with guests to hear their stories. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon.
Michelle
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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Spent one glorious night at the Great George and hope to be back again someday soon!
We were upgraded to the Presidential Suite and were overwhelmed by the attentive and friendly staff of the hotel. The Presidential suite is definitely a beauty two floor condo type dwelling that has everything you could ever dream of in a place to stay! All the amenities from home and then some!
My husband and I didn't want to leave this sweet spot to go exploring in Charlottetown it was so nice. We loved our own private outdoor terrace and the steam room and jacuzzi tub were glorious!
The complimentary happy hour in the hotel lobby was fun featuring ladies in historical period costumes and in full character. They were a hoot! The complimentary breakfast was delicious. Thank you to Maria for helping to make our night in Charlottetown fantastic!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BEAUTIFUL HOTEL!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
So glad you enjoyed your time at The Great George. Thank you for sharing with fellow travellers. I was tickled that you so loved your suite that you didn't particularly want to go out and explore but there is so much excitement going on this summer. Please do come back and visit us again.

Michelle
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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at then Great George - it is a great hotel. It was so well run and the rooms were so comfortable. Met the owner and General Manager at the 5 pm reception - both so gracious. Perfect place to stay in the lovely town of Charlottetown.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We're glad to have been a part of your Perfect Experience.
Michelle
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Additional Information about The Great George

Property: The Great George
Address: 58 Great George St., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4K3, Canada
Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Charlottetown
#2 Romantic Hotel in Charlottetown
#3 Family Hotel in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Great George 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique cluster of fully restored, 4 1/2 star heritage buildings situated within the streetscape splendour of Charlottetown's National Historic District. 50 guest rooms and suites + 4 luxury condos sure to satisfy the senses of the most discriminating traveler. Choose from the 21-room Victorian Pavilion, the intimate five-room Wellington House, family-friendly townhouses business-savvy Stable House or romantic Hideaway Suites. Deluxe rooms featuring fireplace, Jacuzzi or claw-foot tub. Frommers 2004: "One of Charlottetown's very classiest addresses." Open year round. ... more   less 
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