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Marigold Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 22 Halifax B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great hostess....”
Reviewed 21 July 2010

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at The Marigold. Our room was simple and clean with homemade blankets and mats. Joan was friendly and knowledgeable and had some great tips for out-of-the-way shopping and eating. Breakfast was good and the portions were very generous. Joan offered us toast and tea in the evening and was more than kind to both of us.....

Trudy & Erin McKinnon

  • Stayed July 2010
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2010

Victorian home with lots of artistic work. Huge breakfast and lots of travel advice

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Canmore, Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2009

You're budget conscious? You prefer homey to formal? You're
drawn to sincerity, put off by pretension? You'd rather
feel like a welcome relative than just another guest? If
so, we urge you to stay at Marigold B&B (6318 Norwood
Street, [--], www.marigoldbedandbreakfast.com) in
Halifax, Nova Scotia. From the moment we arrived, Joan
Doherty had us convinced we were visiting a good friend who
wanted to ensure we thoroughly enjoyed her city. Our room
was very comfortable. The breakfasts she served us were
generous, hearty, delicious. Marigold is in a quiet
neighbourhood yet near restaurants and shops, including the
Trail Shop, Planet Organic grocery store, and Rock Island
Jamaican restaurant. And if you're fit, Marigold is ideally
located for walking. We fully appreciated Halifax on foot.
Thanks, Joan!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank nomadhikers
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AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2009

Joan was great and told us very interesting history about the area. She served a great breakfast and we did not need to eat until the evening meal. The Marigold is within walking distance to downtown activities. Joan recommended an excellent restaurant close to the B&B. As an added bonus, her art work was very nice. We enjoyed our 3 days with Joan.
Karen and Bob
Chandler, AZ USA

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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2 Thank hikingAZ
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Drexel Hill, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2009

I was recommended to this unpretentious B&B by another B&B in Halifax. As an American traveler, I'm unaccustomed to staying at properties where we have to share a bath with others and as a result I didn't think to ask if our room would have a private bath. The Marigold has two rooms and they share one bathroom. Once getting over that shock, and the fact that there was no TV in the room, we realized that this was not going to be a typical stay for us.

Joan, the owner of the B&B hit us an an artsy type of proprietress with her painted canvas mats strewn about the property, was a very kind hostess, making up for the missing bath and television.

The house is an old, narrow Victorian in a residential neighborhood about a 25-minute walk from downtown attractions. It has a charm of its own with its colorful walls and shabby-chic decor. Our room was fairly spartan. Forget about things like air conditioning, although there were two fans in the room. There was a deck attached to the room, but the view from the deck was not very welcoming, so I'm not sure who would want to occupy the four chairs there. The bed was full-size. Everything in the building looked to be a bit worn, but was clean enough and we spent a comfortable evening there.

When we did want to watch TV, we used the communal TV in the lounge next to the dining area while we chatted with Joan about the programs.

Breakfast was good and hearty. A bowl of fresh fruit greeted us (cherries, apples, pears) followed by eggs any style and bacon. Of course, fruit juices and coffee/tea were also on offer.

As mentioned earlier, although we would prefer staying at a property with a private bath, our stay at the Marigold was pleasant enough.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2009

We stayed here only one night as a break up place, before heading to Cape Breton. Joan, the host, is very nice and welcoming. Her house is conveniently located in a residential area, closed to downtown Halifax. We did not have time to explore much of Halifax but got a brief visit to the harbor with a good dinner at the Old Triangle, as suggested by Joan. The breakfast was very good and big. We could skip our lunch and drove all the way to Mabou, Cape Breton, which was our next stop. Joan is very knowledgeable about the history of Halifax and provided us with many good stories.
I definitely will go back again if the opportunity arises.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 3T
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 May 2009

We stayed here for 6 days during a trip to Halifax and it was the best experience! Innkeeper Joan is a charming, wonderful hostess, a local artist and a terrific cook. If you are there during the spring, summer, or early fall, the garden is beautiful. This is Joan's family home and it is cozy and comfortable, featuring hand made quilts, blankets, and floormats. Joan is a terrific story teller and knows a great deal about both Halifax and the world beyond. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Enchanting and relaxing!

  • Stayed April 2006, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Trippy27
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Property: Marigold Bed & Breakfast
Address: 6318 Norwood St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2L1, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
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Ranked #4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
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Marigold Bed & Breakfast Halifax, Nova Scotia

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