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“Shipwright Inn gets it RIGHT”
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Shipwright Inn
Ranked #2 of 44 Charlottetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal
1 review
“Shipwright Inn gets it RIGHT”
Reviewed November 3, 2008

I stayed here for a few nights while attending a conference in Ch'town and just adored it. My room was cozy and charming, the breakfasts were decadent (bananabread french toast?!), the coffee was excellent, and the hosts went WELL beyond the 'call of duty' to make me feel welcome and relaxed. All of my colleagues were staying at the conference hotel and were VERY envious of my choice of lodgings since it was far more charming and more reasonably priced too. Thanks to Trevor and Judy for their generosity and time. I only wished I could have stayed longer. ...

  • Liked — Hospitality, cozy room, delicious food
  • Disliked — That I couldn't stay longer....
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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Franklin, Virginia
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Reviewed July 18, 2008

We spend several nights each year at B&Bs, and the Shipwright is one of the best you will find. You will not find hosts any more welcoming or helpful than Judy and Trevor and their staff. In order to stay for two nights, we had to book two different rooms. Both rooms were extremely nice. The basement apartment was unusually large and I would recommend this if it is available for your stay at the Shipwright. I do not understand why this inn is not rated #1 in Charlottetown. Obviously the negative comment on TripAdvisor from 2004 about the hosts being too busy to assist was not about Judy and Trevor. They could not be more accommodating. Without a doubt, you will enjoy your stay at the Shipwright.

  • Liked — No negatives
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike about the Shipwright Inn
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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New Brunswick
1 review
Reviewed February 14, 2008

My husband and I wanted something special, charming and romantic for our wedding day. We called the Shipwright Inn and spoke with Judy, her and her husband, Trevor own this exquisite Inn. We went to see the Inn a few days later and the minute we walked in we were stunned. It was quaint and beautiful, romantic and absolutely perfect for our special day. When you walk into the Inn you are embraced with this "at home" feeling. The rooms are something I have never seen before. They are restored to look like they would from an earlier century and you can't help but stare at each different memoire. Our room was so huge and was actually made up of a few rooms. There was a sitting room with a fireplace and the bathroom had a jacuzzi tub in it. The bedroom was so spacious and had a huge closet.

The wedding was exactly what I had planned. It was a perfect location for our small intimate affair. The room we were married in was set up just the way we wanted it and Judy and Trevor helped with all the small details, pouring the champagne, making sure everyone was content and happy. That night they had champagne on ice for us and the next day we had breakfast brought up to our room .Staying at this Inn makes you feel as if you have found one of Canada’s best kept secrets.

Stayed February 2007
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Thank SharperNewBrunswick
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New York, USA
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Reviewed August 26, 2007

In the past several years we have stayed at more than a dozen B&B's and small inns in the US, Canada and Europe. Without question, the Shipwright Inn's Officers' Wardroom was the nicest accomodation we have had. We travelled with our two daughters and were looking for a large family space. The wardroom was simply incredible, with a beautifull master bedroom, enormous closets, a huge sitting area with couch and separate queen bed, and a modern and beautifuuly appointed bath.

The Inn's hosts (Judy and Trevor) were warm and friendly and constantly looking to make friendly suggestions for sightseeing and dining. When they heard we might head for the beach they immediately offered us beach towels, bottled waters, and a pre-paid beach pass at no charge. Cakes, tea, coffee and lemonade also were always at our disposal. The selection of DVDs allowed us to have a fun family night in our room on one of the nights of our stay.

Breakfast was included and each of the three breakfasts we had were different and delicious. While always a choice of fruit and cereal, the hot breakfsts included eggs benedict (my favorite), belgian waffles, and bacon and eggs. The special Shipwright blend of coffe also was excellent.

The inn is conveniently located in Charlotteown and served as a wonderful home base for our brief exploration of Prince Edward Island. We cannot wait to return.

  • Liked — The friendly staff and lovely furnished room.
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank RTRACY
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K-W Ontario
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Reviewed August 26, 2007

This place will definitely impress you, as it did for me. This was by far the best place we stayed in our Canadian East Coast vacation. The innkeepers were quite friendly and extraordinarily helpful. They know a lot about the city and are always willing to help out. The rooms were likewise spectacular. We received a room upgrade, but we snuck a peek into our original, and it was just as nice. The breakfasts also exceeded expectations. All of it was top notch, and the little things like complementary bottled water, microwave and popcorn as well, all give this place top marks. I highly recommend staying here. Next time in Charlottetown, I'm definitely staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank worldvacationer
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Irvine, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2007

I researched quite a bit before booking my hotel in Charlottetown, and my mother and I were very happy with our resulting stay at the Shipwright Inn. Everybody was very, very nice and welcoming. I called the hotel directly to book our room a few months in advance, and we got the Purser's Stateroom at a great rate.

The room itself was very comfortable. The decor was cozy, while being clean and appropriately modern. Breakfast was different each day, and was just as delicious and healthy as previous reviewers promised. I made sure to try the afternoon cakes and lemonade, as well, which were all equally scrumptious!

Location of the Inn was perfect, as it only took a few minutes to walk to the heart of Charlottetown. Even at night (after watching the Anne musical), my mom and I did not feel unsafe on the short walk back.

Overall, the Shipwright was our favourite hotel on our trip to Canada. We were reluctant to leave on our last morning, and hope to return someday soon!

  • Liked — Location, comfort, and friendliness
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank Filmgirl29
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Gloucestershire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2007

This was our second visit to the Shipwright Inn and it was just as good as the first time.

The property is just lovely, with welcoming hot and cold drinks with delicious homemade cakes that you can enjoy in the parlour, while planning your stay in Charlottetown.

The rooms are just exceptional. We stayed in the Chart Room this time, with a really comfy bed and lots of space to relax in. The antiques and pictures really add to the charm of all the rooms.

Breakfast is not to be missed - a different hot option every day and loads of cereals, homemade goodies and all sorts of other things to enjoy.

The hosts are very welcoming and can give you really good advice about places to go during your stay.

HIGHLY recommended for a bit of luxury!

  • Liked — The fantastic guest rooms
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ginger_wookey
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Property: Shipwright Inn
Address: 51 Fitzroy St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1R4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shipwright Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Award-Winning 5 Star B&B, centrally located in Olde Charlottetown, has been rated as the "Best B&B on Prince Edward Island" and one of the "Top Ten B&B's" in Canada by Frommer's Travel Guides and is now ranked as the top 5-star accommodation in Prince Edward Island by TravelMyth. The Inn, which was built in 1865 has unique period antiques and artwork which have been collected for your enjoyment. We offer warm, Island hospitality, attentive service and believe in pampering all of our guests. ... more   less 
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