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“Wonderful Waverley”
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Waverley Inn
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Waverley”
Reviewed 22 August 2008

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!

  • Liked — Location and ambience
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled solo
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Princeton, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2008

Unlikely charm in this Victorian inn a few blocks from downtown Halifax. Unfailingly helpful and friendly staff, free and convenient parking, a breakfast buffet--nothing special but nice to have. We enjoyed the Oscar Wilde room in the original part of the building--he actually stayed there--but anyone bothered by noise would be wise to avoid the front rooms. Great decor.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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La Grange, IL
Level 6 Contributor
355 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2008

We spent 3 nights at the Waverly. It is a lovely building, so historic and very well maintained. The location is excellent, we walked to the waterfront, the Citadel, the Gardens, no need for a car at all. Breakfast was average, good coffee, eggs, muffins, buffet style. The fruit selection could be improved, it was the same fruit cocktail each day. The staff is excellent and helpful. Internet was always up and running. Our room was a bit of a concern. It was on the third floor and we asked for a high ceiling, we were given a dormer room with a sloping ceiling. The bathroom was quite small, but we never had a problem with hot water or pressure. The room faced the street. There is a tavern across the street that goes on each night until 2:30 AM, and the noise from the partiers that hang around outside was quite loud in our room. I did use earplugs the last night and that helped a bit. Also it is a busy street, you will hear the traffic early in the morning if you have a front facing room, so beware. We loved Halifax, the people, the food and the Maritime Museum.

  • Liked — Location and charming interior
  • Disliked — the noise from the street late at night and early morning
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pamela V
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San Jose
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2008

Location, location, location is what they declare in the real estate world and it is the same when visiting a walking friendly city like Halifax. The Waverley Inn succeeds admirably! Located near the train station it is a short hike to any of the sights in downtown Halifax. My fiancee and I took complete advantage by keeping our car in the parking lot for free the entire weekend we stayed at the Waverley Inn.
The room was decorated in an antique style that so successfully transported us back in time, we did not locate the air conditioning on/off button until the morning of our departure. It was a shame that as nice as the interior was, the exterior view consisted of some sort of ventilator and trash can. I do expect more being first time visitors booking well in advance from far away. I would recommend avoiding the first floor in future. Breakfast was a cut above a Holiday Inn morning special but not a reason to stay at the Waverley Inn...it is location, location, location!

  • Liked — Antique furnishings
  • Disliked — View
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank freeamac
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NB
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2008

I am totally amazed on the comments on The Waverley Inn
I have been a Regular Guest there for years and with all the rennovations upgrades and Breakfast choices I am amazed that people can be so Ignorant
All the staff from the owner down really go out of their way to help and provide outstanding customer service and as far as the Breakfast Buffet it is an excellent one of a kind Breakfast found in Nova Scotia .
Try finding Qiuche, Scrambled Eggs, Beans, French Toast that is homemade and awesome blueberry pancakes elswhere in the province that is (FREE OF CHARGE ALL YOU CAN EAT)
and please let me know where
Keep up the Excellent work Staff and as for the Ignorance of Certain Guests comments just disreguard them you are all doing an exceptional job
a very happy repeat guest looking forward to seing all the christmas decorations

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  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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Thank HGCNb
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MA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2008

We stayed two nights in July, 2008 -- although a 7-10 walk to the waterfront -- price was great -- and the rooms were good size and air conditioned. Breakfast was great in the morning. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed July 2008
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Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2008

We stayed at the Waverly Inn on our first night of a ten day trip around Novia Scotia and New Brunswick. The location of the Inn was within walking distance of the water front and pier area. The inside of the Inn was very well kept. The rooms were a decent size, we were in a room with a jacuzzi. Would recommend this to anyone traveling to Halifax and don,t want to stay in the box type of facility.

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  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waverley Inn
Address: 1266 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#10 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Waverley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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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