I first booked the Waverley Inn in 1991 because of the Oscar Wilde connection and have stayed there on every trip to Halifax since -- 5 and counting. The location is within walking distance of pretty much everything you want to see in Halifax -- just be prepared to walk back uphill! The antique furniture is wonderful, and I always make sure to book a room with a Jacuzzi. The Roman Sisters Room is my favorite. It used to be a two-bed room (which was great for me and my daughter) but now has a king-size bed with a featherbed you can get lost in.
I've watched the changes over the years. They used to have a "Welcome Room" next to the lobby where you could get coffee/tea/juice/toast/cookies, etc., till midnight. Then they expanded the room and the breakfast items. This was the first time I had experienced the new "full" breakfast, and it was adequate. The hot items were refreshed a couple of times during my sittings. I don't stay here -- or any other B&B -- for the food anyway.
My only caveat is that there's no elevator, so if you don't want to lug your bags upstairs, be sure to request a room on the ground floor. Check the inn's Web site for types of rooms, and if you really want a Jacuzzi tub, call their toll-free number to double-check. The very helpful and accommodating staff can provide printed directions to Peggy's Cove and other area attractions. And if you just HAVE to check your e-mail, you can use the computers in the main floor salon free of charge -- handy for letting family know you've arrived safely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored and centrally located inn close to all of downtown Halifax's major attractions. Thirty-four antique-filled rooms all with en-suite bath, many with Jacuzzi. A non-smoking property offering free parking, continental-plus breakfast buffet and high-speed wireless. History and hospitality join hands at Halifax's Waverley Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waverley Hotel Halifax
- Waverley Inn Halifax, Nova Scotia