I stayed here for three nights, over the New Year's weekend...and slept quite well. Osler House is very close to a main road, but in a fairly upscale neighborhood, and even on New Year's Eve, peace and quiet reigned. I had "neighbors" in another room, but I didn't hear them at all.
Gary and Sarah are both friendly and enthusiastic innkeepers, and gave me great advice on where to go and (most important) how to get there. Osler House is very conveniently situated between Niagara Falls and Toronto, and made a great base for exploring the area. Food, a bank, and other necessities are within easy walking distance of the house, as well.
My room was large enough, with a comfy king-size bed and a flat-screen TV. The bathroom floors were heated and the towels were thick and fluffy. Good hot water and water pressure. Sweet snacks were available (coconut lemon squares, for example) downstairs. The house itself has a number of interesting portraits and paintings, antique tables and cabinets, that just scream, "ask me where I came from!"
Breakfast was a lovely three course affair, with fruit, homemade scones (the best ginger scones I have ever eaten in my life), and an egg creation. You have not had eggs benedict until you have tasted it here...seriously. Yum. I was stuffed until dinner.
My stay was enjoyable in every way, and I won't even think of calling another B&B when next I visit the area. Thank you Gary, Sarah, Max (and Waverly and Seth) for your hospitality, and for the gift of three good nights' sleep!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Osler House is an historic and elegant Victorian mansion built in 1848 that has been meticulously restored. Once the home of the famous and illustrious Osler family, including Doctor Sir William Osler, it is now operated as an exclusive boutique inn and has hosted many VIP guests including royalty on two occassions. Situated on a 1 1/2 acre quiet and private oasis on the most prestigious street in Dundas, it is just a 5 minute walk to the many shops and restaurants of quaint downtown Dundas; the ideal blend of country quiet and city convenience. Guests are treated to the elegance and pace of a bygone time, from the giant and rare Magnolia tree by the front door, to the house tastefully furnished with a heritage of antiques. Accommodations include exclusive access to the front parlour, billiard and garden rooms,as the owners live in completely separate quarters. Deer and other wildlife are often seen grazing on the lawn while relaxing on the front porch. Yet the house features modern amenities and communications. The complimentary breakfast also evokes a more elegant time; gourmet meals served by candlelight in the formal dining room on fine china and silverware, with pressed linen napkins. McMaster University and medical centre are 5 minutes away, downtown Hamilton is 10 minutes, and both Toronto and Niagara Falls are an hour away. Trails, parks and dozens of waterfalls are all within minutes as well. ... more less
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