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Chateau Bedford
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Mount Pearl, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good hotel for the price”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Good hotel for the price.
Convenient if you don't have activity downtown.
On the highway, easy access to area.

Decent breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
We take pride in our value added amenities and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments.
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Saint George, Canada
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

My family and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Bedford in June 2012. The hotel meet my expectations. It is the standard hotel quality type found throughout Atlantic Canada. Though a few updates have been made to the hotel since it first opened, don't expect trendy or industry leading decor/design. With expectations set, the hotel does offer a clean room and comfortable stay at an affordable rate for any family looking for value with a stress-free hotel. The beds were clean and provide a good sleep. The changeable duvet cover (now becoming standard in most North American hotels) is certainly a positive. One issue with the rooms: the thermostat controls are digital and can be confusing. It appeared there was little beyond the "auto" setting and for those of us wishing to sleep with the fan on, have to put up with the fan coming on and off throughout the night. The hotel does provide a great breakfast. There are hot food items available in the breakfast (ie. eggs, sausage, waffles) along with the standard continental items (ie. toast, cereal, yogurt). Located next to the hotel is a Tim Hortons, for those needing your familiar cup of coffee. The hotel does offer coin-operated laundry facilities and a small fitness room. All in all, our stay was enjoyable and we would return. I must make one point however. The pool area was a bit of disappointment. The pool liner appears to have been installed rather poorly and there were plenty of ants on the pool deck.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
Your comments regarding your recent stay have been duly noted by our Management Team as well as our diligent ownership group, Advanced Lodging Inc. Please allow me this opportunity to address your comments regarding our pool liner. We collectively acknowledged the need for a brand new pool liner as it was indeed showing signs of wear after two years of use. While renovations are often an inconvenient process, a brand new pool liner was necessary and has been fully installed to date. During this time, the pool area was newly painted and new furniture and carpet areas were added for guest comfort. Thank you for your time in allowing me to notify you of our most recent hotel upgrades; we look forward to having you experience them for yourself on your next trip to Halifax!
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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Typical H.I.X, which is not a bad thing! Big bedroom and bathroom, two nice prints on the walls (but only two). Noisy air conditioner, but a small, screened window could be opened 4", which allowed fresh air into the room. No desk, but two arm chairs and a round table were provided. We did NOT like the plastic cover on the mattress, which made us perspire all night. Good breakfast choices in a somewhat small, crowded breakfast area. About 9 km (6 miles) from downtown, with easy access.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
Thank you for staying with us! A small percentage of our guest room beds are fitted with waterproof mattress pads. Although quilted for comfort, we understand that it may not suit every individual. Should you wish to contact us directly prior to your next visit, we would be happy to ensure a room with our traditional cotton mattress pad. Thank you once again for choosing our hotel.
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Ontario
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is our favourite hotel, when visiting grandkids & family in the Bedford area. This visit was for 5 days and no negative surprises. Front desk staff ( Tristan & Matt ) were great and helpful as always. Rooms clean and neat thanks to Wendy our housekeeper for most of the time. The buffet breakfast was the usual HI fare but clean, filling and well presented.
It was like another visit to a friendly place. Not a 5-star but definitely a comfortable, clean place to "hang your hat" when in the area. Close to major shopping, restaurants and Halifax itself. The grandkids like to visit and use the pool facilities with us.
Recommend.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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DGodfrey, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Thank you for recognizing our very dedicated employees in your review. Your comments have been forwarded to the team! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our hotel soon!
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Houston, Texas
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Typical HI Express, with no surprises, during my 3 night stay on Business.

Desk staff was good. Rooms are nice, roomy, and clean. The queen size bed was comfortable and clean. Flat Screen TV with 70 channels. Standard size work desk with a power outlet in the desk lamp, and two outlets on the wall next to the desk.

Water pressure and temperature was good. Had a fridge, but no microwave. Thermostat controlled heat which was quiet and effective. There was a main road in front, and a major highway on one side of the Hotel, but I didn’t hear any traffic noise at all. It was a good, comfortable stay. Single cup coffee maker, which I like better then the older carafe types.

The free internet was fast and reliable.

Breakfast at 6:30am. The standard HI Express breakfast was as I expected, but what was more important, they said 6:30am, and breakfast was ready at 6:30am. Since I have to be at work early, it’s important to me that things are ready when they say they will be ready.

The lack of a printer on te public computer in the lobby was a bit disappointing.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank JimDavisHouston
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DGodfrey, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel! Upon booking your next visit with us, may I suggest requesting a microwave be placed in your room prior to arrival. While our current supply is limited, should we have a microwave available we would be pleased to offer the use of one at no charge to you.
Thank you for also commenting on our efficient staff, quiet guest rooms and new flat screen televisions. Although our guest computer station prints your documents to a back office printer, this too is something we are reformatting. Within the next few months we will have a new guest workstation equipped with a new printer and office supplies. This is why we so appreciate guest feedback. It allows us the opportunity to meet your needs and hopefully to exceed your expectations. Thank you once again for your time.
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Everything was great...great service, clean room,comfortable bed, pool and hot tub very nice...breakfast very yummy...fitness room great!!
Only flaw was water was not quite hot enough in the shower but that was it...I don't write reviews usually but I really liked this hotel...well definitly be staying again

  • Stayed January 2012
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DGodfrey, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
Thank you for this review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back!
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Montreal
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Stayed here for two nights while visiting customers in the Halifax area. I've been staying here for 12 years, and I was considering staying at a newer hotel. On this particular stay I noticed many improvements and renovations. My room had a brand new LCD Samsung tv, new electronic thermostat with a touch screen, new locks on the doors, and the towels were thick & fluffy. This hotel has always been very clean, and the staff is great. Easy and quick access to the 102 highway. The CPSA rate is extremely competitive. I will continue to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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DGodfrey, Manager at Chateau Bedford, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
We highly value your loyalty over the years. Our recent upgrades were done with guests like you in mind; you deserve a refreshed and comfortable stay. Look for further improvements scheduled for 2012!
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Property: Chateau Bedford
Address: 133 Kearney Lake Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 4P3, Canada (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Halifax / Bedford)
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau Bedford 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We Welcome You to the Chateau Bedford HotelLooking for Halifax hotels near Bedford? Look no further than the Chateau Bedford, located at Exit 2, off Highway 102. Our hotel in Halifax is just a short drive from many attractions in the Halifax Regional Municipality. When you stay in Halifax, Nova Scotia hotels, stay at the Chateau Bedford. Just minutes from historic downtown Halifax, our hotel is near the Hemlock Ravine Park and historic Peggy's Cove. Are you a prospective student visiting colleges near our hotel? Halifax has many nearby colleges and universities, including Dalhousie University, St. Mary's University and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.Among hotels in Halifax, the Chateau Bedford is the best solution for your business needs. Our hotel is located near Bayers Lake Business Park, Atlantic Acres, Lakeside Industrial Park and Ragged Lake Business Park. Our business centre offers copy, fax and print services as well as free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access. For the corporate traveler looking for event space, our hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia features two meeting rooms.At our hotel in Halifax near Bedford, you can enjoy swimming in an indoor pool and burning calories at our fitness centre. With the high-speed Internet access available throughout our hotel, you can keep in touch with friends and family. ... more   less 
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