When we visited Birmingham Manor, Elena helped us settle in. When we came downstairs, our host told us about her breakfast menu for the following day, and inquired about allergies and so on. At that point, I realized that I had neglected to ask in advance about a healthy breakfast. (We are not fond of eating dessert to start our day, and too many B&B breakfasts serve high-sugar, high-fat repasts).
When we arrived for breafkast, Elena surprised me. She had changed her menu to accommodate my request (I had asked that she not contort herself). All of the guests enjoyed a lovely dish of baked eggs in tomato sauce with fresh vegetables, instead of the suggested menu that she had originally planned.
I have stayed at hundreds of B&Bs, and I have rarely experienced the extraordinary kindness that Elena and her husband extended to their guests. These two are amazing. Of course, the home is gorgeous, and I don't need to repeat the comments in previous reviews.
Finally, take note that if you happen to be an Italian student who would like to brush up on your language skills, Elena told me that she would be happy to help me practice.
Both the people and the home are exceptional. I can't recommend Birmingham Manor highly enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Birmingham Manor is a beautiful Heritage Mansion in Stratford, Ontario Canada. We are within walking distance to the city centre. Stratford is only 1.5 hrs from Toronto and 45 min. from Lake Huron. Our rooms are beautiful and comfortable and we serve a great breakfast! We also offer vegetarian, gluten free and vegan meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Birmingham Manor Bed And Breakfast Stratford, Ontario, Canada