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“BEST B&B EVER!!!”

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Shangarry Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 54 Calgary B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New South Wales
2 reviews
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“BEST B&B EVER!!!”
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Sincerely apologize for the lateness of this review. I travelled with a girl friend during last years Calgary Stampede and we based ourselves at Shangarry for our two-week stay in/around Alberta and were just made to feel at home from the second we set foot on the doorstep. (Truth be known that us 'crazy Aussie girls' took over Josephine's home during this time). :-)

I don't know where to begin when trying to express our experience and rating/thoughts on Shangarry. It truly is the best B&B I've ever stayed at - ever, and I genuinely mean that. I've travelled through Europe, America, Asia, Australia and Canada and this is the top of the list by far. It exceeds all expectations!

What makes it stand out? Hosts, Josephine and Rhagu that's what/who. They are absolutely AMAZING! There's a reason they're in this business. They have a passion and love for it that just radiates throughout your whole stay. I hope you chose to book here so you can experience what we did.

* Josephine's breakfasts are sensational (and just like the photo's). Every day was different and incredibly delicious, filling, wholesome and a great for you to start your day. Pancakes, eggs, granola, fruit and the list goes on. The tea, coffee and options of fresh juice alone were amazing. The presentation of the breakfast and room each morning was something in itself to look forward too.
* During our stay, we slept in every bed in every room (as we came and went) and they were all incredibly comfortable, clean and homey so you can't go wrong. the showers were great too. Fear not if you've forgotten something (toiletries etc.) as Josephine has anything you could need on standby.
* Raghu's garden is just incredible to enjoy on a Summer's morning or afternoon whilst chilling to read a book, enjoy your own company or theirs.
* The location is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood about 10 mins on the train into town (please don't be put off by this as it was an extremely nice, easy and quick to walk to the station (or Josephine often drove us to the station if she was available to do so) and inexpensive journey also). There is a big shopping centre about 5 mins walk from the B&B also which was nice to explore. There are also a few bus stops close by. Any questions, just ask Josephine and she'll have you sorted in no time.
* If you want peace and quiet - you've got it, and if you want a chat and friendship that's here too. On more than one occasion we sat down with Josephine and Raghu and chatted, laughed and had a drink/nightcap. We were so grateful to share an evening dinner with them also. They became our friends during our stay.
* They truly go above and beyond and nothing is a problem. This was the highlight of our Calgary experience and I would honestly go back just to stay at Shangarry. As a previous guest has stated, you are a national treasure, Josephine. Thank you for everything!
* Unfortunately my friend was sick when we first arrived and the care and compassion they showed was incredible and had her back on her feet in no time.
* Oh and we loved Titus too (their cute little dog).

I've tried to capture most things to convey our experience. Look no further, this is THE place to stay in Calgary (and very affordable also).

Room Tip: Every room, ensuite or shared bathroom was 5/5.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Golden, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay in Calgary. The house is very lovely, well equipped and very very clean. Josephine is well organised was cleaning our room every day and even surprised us with a Porto one night she was not at home. The cooking was awesome and the best we so far experienced in a BnB.
Just a First class BnB.

The BnB is about 15 minutes from downtown, but is reachable easily by train (Parking fees in downtown are very expensive).

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg,Manitoba
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

My wife and I stayed at Shangarry from May 31 to June 2,while visiting our son in Calgary.This B&B is run by Josephine Davy-Seetal and believe me she is delightful. Josehine will entertain you with her captivating stories ,and the breakfasts are to die for.We had bad weather and had to spend some time during the day at the house,no problem, in fact you felt like you were in your own home.The location was excellent about 10-15 minutes to downtown.Home was quiet at night, beds very comfortable and all at a very reasonable price.If B&B is your accommodation this place is a must.
If your travelling from Van. or Victoria and want to stop overnight try the Courthouse inn at Revelstoke,also very good.

Ken & Garnet

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Anacortes, Washington
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Josephine and her husband did everything possible to make our recent stay comfortable and enjoyable - in a first class way. This must be one of the very best B&B's. Yorkshire pudding, fresh fruit, wonderful coffee and more was the offering for the first day's breakfast. We would certainly love to return and if we are ever in Calgary we will. Many, many thanks.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

I was 4 days in Calgary for training and decided to stay at Shangarry's, which was right next to the training center. I was well greated by Josephine the owner with an ice cold beer. She is of very good company. The place is clean and comfortable. The irish style breakfast and coffee are excellent (particularly the lemon pancakes). There is also a living room reserved for guests, which I had to myself during my stay. Finally, it was way cheaper than staying at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Delta, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

The warm welcome made me feel at ease right away. Shangarry is a beautiful home, with interesting art and great books. The room was very comfortable and clean, the breakfasts were creatively delicious, elegant and varied. Josephine had advice for my upcoming trip to Ireland, and books to help as well. Great suggestions for things to do in the area. (Check out Fish Creek Park) Josephine adds many personal touches to make one feel special. An absolutely delightful choice for anyone visiting Calgary!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We had an early pm event and Josephine offered an early check-in helping us a great deal. Beautiful home and garden, lovely safe neighbourhood, immaculate home, private, quiet, comfortable bed, great attention to detail. We were made to feel a part of the family but still had our privacy. Delicious, healthy (and a little decadent!) breakfast and kind attention to dietary needs (gluten sensitivity.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shangarry Bed and Breakfast

Property: Shangarry Bed and Breakfast
Address: 432 Wilderness Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 1Z2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #2 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Calgary
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shangarry is a luxurious bed & breakfast set in Calgary's leafy Willow Park neighbourhood, Shangarry is your home away from home. Shangarry is close to Spruce Meadows and many of Calgary's attractions and just a quick walk to Southcentre mall, many restaurants and the Trico Centre for Family Wellness. The pleasant landscaped gardens of this B&B feature an outdoor patio and overlook a private golf course. Your Irish hostess Josephine takes pride in making Shangarry Bed & Breakfast your gateway to a truly relaxing visit to Calgary. ... more   less 

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