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The Columns
Ranked #3 of 14 Winnipeg B&B and Inns
Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
“A pleasure to recommend to others!”
Reviewed 13 January 2011

The Columns is located in a lovely, historic area of the city, and right on the river. Perfect for a long walk or run (weather permitting). My room was spacious, with gorgeous feather top (and heated!) mattress, kitchenette, and huge bathroom. My host, April, was tremendously welcoming. Like others have posted here, she felt like family (in the best kind of way) or a dear friend! I was given lots of privacy as well as the opportunity to chat with her about the city and the area. In addition to picking me up at the airport, she also provided transportation to an appointment, as well as a quick tour of the Forks and Assiniboine Park. Last but not least, the breakfasts were heavenly. In addition to beautiful hot meals (the best omlette I've ever had), there was also an assortment of fresh fruits, cereals, and cheeses. Cherries in the middle of winter! How luxurious!
I was absolutely delighted by my stay at The Columns. I will recommend it WITHOUT HESITATION to all of my friend and family visiting the city. And I recommend it to you, too. Thank you, April, for a home away from home in the middle of a travel-filled month!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

The bed was comfortable although the room and bathroom needs some tender love and care. The hostess was great and the food exceptional. Would love to see the place finished of all the renovations.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

West Gate is a very upmarket area with old mansions, some in need of maintenance, The Columns is one of these. April (our host) was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Henry Moore room was big with big bathroom and luxury finishes - the only problem was the noise from people moving around on wooden floors upstairs, and some corners looked like they needed a major clean. Breakfast was great, huge selection of healthy choices and April offered a different cooked option every morning.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Clinton, NY
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Reviewed 13 September 2010

The Columns is a historic house with lots of dark wood, leaded pane windows, and furniture in keeping with the building's architecture. The innkeeper, April Kassum, was helpful and considerate and is a great conversationalist. I would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

This lovely B & B was the perfect place for our stay in Winnipeg. It was very well situated within the city which made it easy to get around from it's location. April is a fantastic host, very helpful and really fun to talk to. The Robert Bateman room was lovely and the bed was absolutely heavenly. After a great night's sleep we would come down to the most fabulous breakfasts...fit for royalty! April was very accommodating to our dietary needs as well.

The only downside to our trip was the city itself...very run down.. It was a rainy cold weekend and two of the restaurants we choose to eat at decided to close for the day without warning. Therefore, our room at the The Columns was perfect for curling up and watching a great movie with my hubby.

Thanks, April for making our stay so wonderfully comfortable.

The Nielsens,
Ottawa, ON

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

My wife and I found April Kassum to be a wonderful hostess and a fountain of local knowledge. She provided a bountiful and varied breakfast that exceeded expectations every morning. April is indeed a gourmet cook who could open her own very successful restaurant if she chose. The Columns has a large back yard deck and lawn which extends to the banks of the Assiniboine River. It was a pleasure to relax and read in this beautiful setting. My wife grew up and went to college in Winnipeg. We look forward to returning to Winnipeg and staying at The Columns at some point in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

We found April, the proprietor, to be honestly such a nice person! We felt like family. She went out of her way to help us out on a couple of occasions (really sweet and appreciated). She's an amazing cook and her breakfasts were simply divine! We weren't surprised to learn her and her husband cook as a hobby. The house is amazing! We had the Crystal Heeg Suite and it was pure luxury to us. So comfy! We like to pick our B&Bs so we are within walking distance to restaurants. This place is situated in a lovely neighbourhood with gorgeous houses. We were 15 - 20 minutes walk to a couple of very interesting neighbourhoods for restaurants, so we felt this place worked out perfectly for us for our visit to Winnipeg. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Columns

Property: The Columns
Address: 5 East Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2C2, Canada
Region: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Columns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Columns is a luxury Bed and Breakfast situated in a heritage neighbourhood in Winnipeg. The 4 guest bedrooms are ultra-luxurious with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The Master Suite has 1000 sq ft of private space and includes a private patio - perfect for special occasions and honeymoons. There are 4 outside decks, 2 enclosed porches, a panelled living room and dining room separated by bevelled glass sliding doors, a library, and laundry facilities. There is free WiFi and HD TV in all the rooms. The breakfast is a buffet and includes a hot entree. Prepare to be pampered! ... more   less 
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