This inn has cleaned up a little bit compared to that described in previous reviews, but there are still plenty of dust bunnies. Little effort is put into preparing the rooms for the guests. For example, our room, the Joan Chase suite, had a giant dead potted plant blocking half of the kitchenette floor, and there were cassette tapes strewn on the floor around a dusty boom box. There is a hand held shower with no hook, and the tub has no shower curtain, so you will be crouching down and washing with one hand if you want a shower. The bed had lumpy chipped foam pillows. The house is very badly insulated - in the winter the walls to the outside are very cold to the touch. There is radiator heat which cannot be controlled for temperature, supplemented with an old decrepit space heater which is almost certainly a fire hazard.
Also note: The innkeeper is completely batty (not in a charming way) and talks non-stop. Our suite was next door to her sitting area, where she sits AND sleeps with the door wide open, right at the stairwell. Our theory is that many people have snuck out in the dead of night so now she keeps watch!
The breakfast is pretty good. But, as a previous reviewer said, it is haphazard. She just whips up something. She does not offer juice. And you cannot enjoy the breakfast because she talks at you about wacky things while you are trying to eat. Better than sleeping in the street? Yes. A romantic, comfortable getaway? No. It's like staying with a crazy grandmother who won't leave you alone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a piece of Victorian England nestled along the banks of the scenic Sakatchewan River. At Calderhouse Inn, you will feel like royalty as your are treated to your 'personalized' fancy at tea, supper, or brunch. Our 1910 Victorian is quick walking distance to the University of Saskatchewan, downtown Saskatoon, and the famous Broadway Avenue! Suitable for the business traveller, small workshops, romantics and families! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Calderhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan