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The Halliburton
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The hotel's website says' each guest room is unique in size, layout and decor. Some have fireplaces, others have private balconies overlooking the garden.' Well I think we were just unlucky. We had an oddly shaped, small room with one small window at one end overlooking the firescape! We struggled to find floor space for our two bags and most annoyingly there wasn't a single free surface on which to spread out a map or even safely put down a glass of water. It was also a very hot night and the fan provided was both noisy and not particularly effective. To be fair the bathroom was a reasonable size, modern and did have a bit of a view of the garden if you happened to be in the right spot!

Obviously, from other reviews, there are some very nice rooms, so perhaps it would be worth paying a little extra for one of these or at least checking what's available when you book.

On the positive side, the location is very handy for the waterfront, the staff friendly and breakfast perfectly adequate if rather 'do-it-yourself.'

Room Tip: Might be worth paying extra to get a larger room.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Welburn
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

The hotel consists of three separate historic houses along side each other. The main house has some rooms, a lounge and the restaurant. The other two houses have more bedrooms.
The Halliburton is on the edge of the centre of Halifax, a very short walk from the VIA train station. It is also a short walk from the Waterfront Walkway and all the cafes, restaurants and night life found there.
The room we had was in the middle house at the rear. It was very clean and furnished well with a large bed, two chairs, a sofa and other furniture. Although not modern it was in keeping with the period of the house.
Breakfast was cold, continental style buffet (cereal, yoghurt, toast, hard boiled egg, ham etc.) nothing put of the ordinary but all very fresh and adequate.
The evening meal was a completely different affair. The food was delicious and well presented (the scallops wrapped in crispy rice paper was incredible). It was not cheap but it was worth it as not only was it delicious, unlike other 'fine dining' restaurants we did not come away hungry.
The staff throughout the hotel were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Room Tip: Lots of stairs throughout the hotel
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Worldtravellers4549
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

The hotel is really a set of three separate historic buildings grouped into a hotel. The rooms show their age but are very large. Breakfast is OK. Parking is first come first served. The hotel is a little farther from the center of Halifax then I had imagined.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jerrywi
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halliburtonHalifax, General Manager at The Halliburton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2013

Thank you for posting your impressions on Tripadvisor. At first reading the title of your review would seem to indicate you had not enjoyed your stay but we were pleased to see your rating and your words spoke otherwise. As you mentioned we are not directly in the middle of the city but rather on the south side of an extremely walkable downtown (which can be traversed in about 20 minutes). As such we are able to offer our guests all the benefits of being close to the action without the noise of being in the midst of it.

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

My husband and I (along with some friends) started our Nova Scotia vacation in Halifax. We thought that the Halliburton met our criteria... a charming boutique hotel in the city. To be fair, it does have a great location and the staff is very friendly. However, the rooms really need a redo ... It was a great disappointment when I first unlocked the door. The furnishings looked tired and the room needed just more decor in order to be viewed as an historic boutique hotel. In summary, let me start with the pros of the hotel... The friendly staff and free parking in the back of the hotel. Now the cons ... It's rather an expensive hotel for what you get ( a tired looking room) and a free but unimpressed breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank SpeakEZgal
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halliburtonHalifax, General Manager at The Halliburton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience with other traveler’s on Tripadvisor. First off we very much appreciate your kind words about our great staff. While the charms and challenges of a 200 year old brick and mortar property may not be for everyone, the superlative service offered by our associates, we think, is second to none.
We also appreciate your letting others know about the parking and breakfast (and wireless) that is included in our moderate rates.

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We have stayed at The Halliburton many times, most recently in early March of this year. We love this place and all its charms.

The restaurant is outstanding and it is well worth a visit to the dining room at least once during a visit to Halifax, whether you're staying at The Halliburton or not. It is one of Halifax's best. The menu changes frequently but there always interesting and varied choices, with what seems like a focus on Maritime fare.

There are three buildings comprising the hotel. We prefer to stay in the main building, but we have had great rooms in the other buildings in the past. In he main building, there is a lovely sitting area with a fireplace, a great place to grab a drink or a coffee. The staff are very attentive and pleasant and always seem more than happy to go the extra mile. Everything is always spotless and it is obvious that the owners take great pride in the condition of the hotel and its rooms.

If you are tired of the hotel chain experience and looking for something more personal and warm, The Halliburton is more than worth a try.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patrick B
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