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Review of The Shady Nook

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The Shady Nook
Ranked #10 of 88 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2012

My friend and I have have stayed at D&K Shady Nook for two weeks every summer since 2005. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. The gardens are beautiful, and it is so relaxing to sit on the porch and read or talk with other guests. Each charmingly decorated bedroom has its own full bathroom. The entire house is always immaculate. A hearty breakfast is served in a beautiful sun room. The location is ideal; we leisurely walk the 10 - 20 minutes it takes to get to any of the theaters. The owners, Doug and Kathy, are the absolute best: friendly, welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Kim C
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2012

You make us blush, we love having such great guest and it is always a pleasure when they come back each year, many thanks D&K

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

My girl friend and I just spent 4 days at Shady Nook, Stratford, On. A terrific bed and breakfast. Four bedroom with bathrooms. Air conditioned and super clean. We have been going there for about 16 years. The breakfasts are huge and good. Fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea and everthing else you can imagine to eat. No one goes away hungry. They have a pool for anyone who wants to go in for a dip. You have use of the livingroom with T.V. and they have WIFI. They are most friendly, happy and welcoming. Thank you Kathy and Doug for a wonderful stay once again. Jan B

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you ladies for all you have been over the last sixteen years, we have golfed, dined and had a great time during your visits. stay well always

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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We have stayed with Doug and Kathy White two years in a row and have already booked this wonderful bed and breakfast for our Stratford Shakespeare Festival trip in 2013. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, each with a full separate bathroom. The breakfasts are served in a beautiful solarium and they are substantial, more than enough to see us into the mid to late afternoon. Doug and Kathy are an engaging and extremely thoughtful couple, who go out of their way to make our stay a comfortable one. For even the moderate walker, this facility is well-located; we have walked, at least once, to each of the three main Festival venues.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you for the glowing review,we will strive to maintain your confidence and patronage

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed at D&K overnight on June 30th, and had a wonderful, restful time. Have been to Stratford many times and usually stay elsewhere, but they were full so we tried D&K. This is now our preferred B&B in Stratford! We agree whole-heartedly with the other reviews - everything was perfect and cozy and home-like. We forgot toothpaste and my husband ran to the store, but I have no doubt Kathy would have given us some :) I enjoyed the pool - glad I spied it on the website the day before - it added to the getting-away feeling! Room was of good size and great layout. Good closet and I LOVE that the bathroom sink had ample counter space - that is important to me!! Met some very nice people. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BuffyLou
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Management response:Responded 8 July 2012

Looking forward to your return, glad everything was to the enjoyment and pleasure at the theater and restaurants, Stratford has a lot to offer.

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We enjoyed our stay with Doug and Kathy White and their dog Sadie at the Shady Nook. Rooms were good size with attached wash rooms and ample closet space. Suggest the "lavender room" which is upstairs and furthest corner from the common areas if busy. The property is easy walking distance to the river, two theaters, and downtown. Our first trip to Stratford we enjoyed plentiful breakfasts with morning and afternoon swims at the in-ground pool. (We visited during a record-breaking heat wave so the pool was a real god-send for us.) Sadie is a very friendly dog and a happy trip mascot. Would return again.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bill N
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Management response:Responded 8 July 2012

We hope all your expectationsfor theater, food and accommodatioms where met, come visit
again soon, we will be glad toserve you

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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Although this was our first trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, everything was perfect. Staying at Doug and Kathy's Shady Nook was the main reason! Relaxing at their cozy and comfortable B&B gave us the energy to do twice as much as we had originally planned. We saw five plays in three days, and yet still visited with our hosts and their other guests, sitting in the beautiful gardens at Shady Nook! Doug and Kathy also gave us excellent advice about restaurants, planning our time, and other things that made it such a great experience. We are already looking forward to our return visit!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 8 July 2012

Glad you found everything okay,any time you have an idea to improve us , tell us,thanks

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

A very home-like, comfortable, relaxing place, with great hospitality and service from the owners, Kathy and Doug. I loved the small in-ground pool set in a well-kept, attractive yard with several seating areas. The room was attractive, comfortable and very clean with A/C and ceiling fan. Breakfasts were varied and very nice, and served in a sunny room with windows on two sides into the yard. Friendly, quiet little dog on the premises. Easy 10 min walk to downtown and theatres. Thanks Kathy and Doug - will see you again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Management response:Responded 8 July 2012

Thanks for the kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay

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Additional Information about The Shady Nook

Address: 64 Earl St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range: £90 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a quiet street we offer four en-suite bedrooms, a twin/king and queen on the main floor and two queens on the second floor. An easy walk to gourmet restaurants, theater and boutique shopping, as well as Art in the Park, our famous Swans and many photo opportunities along the Avon river await. We serve a full breakfast and cater to special diets. A large guest Frig for ice and to keep your refreshments cool awaits in our Sunroom where you can play cards or have a picnic lunch on a rainy day. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, a bike ride or sun on the large deck, the coffee's on so come let us make your Stratford experience all it can be, see you soon. ... more   less 
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