Caroline and Justin are supreme hosts, and their B&B is simply tops. We tend to avoid B&B's (lack of amenities, intrusive owners, too many ye-olde frou-frous, etc.), so we're really glad we listened to Tripadvisor reviewers and chose to stay in this wonderful property with such delightful people.
The beautifully renovated house has a serene elegance, with stylish upholstery, saturated paint hues, stunning lighting, and unique decorative objects creating a sleek yet inviting atmosphere. Caroline and Justin made us feel as if we were enjoying a weekend visit with really thoughtful friends: bottled water, welcome chocolates, fresh flowers, access to the kitchen, tons of fluffy towels, large closet... I could go on and on. They are the perfect combination of attentive and trusting.
The Nook was quiet and comfortable, with a great mattress (as others have noted). Our own sitting room and bath on the second floor basically gave us the entire second floor to ourselves -- an amazing amount of space compared to a hotel. And, as others mention, the bountiful breakfast is superb!
The location is very good for exploring Leslieville, Toronto's up-and-coming neighborhood to the east, where there are scores of funky shops and small restaurants. We also were able to walk to the Distillery District and the St. Lawrence Market. On the corner, less than a minute away, are Dominion on Queen, a nice neighborhood pub with decent food, and the Queen streetcar line, offering very quick access to downtown.
The hosts are so charming and kind. Without being asked, Justin went out of his way to print us a map to the Toronto Island Ferry, which was a great help, and also found out how we could store our luggage at a downtown hotel before we caught the airport bus. Bravo, Caroline and Justin!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1892 this beautiful, tastefully decorated, semi-detached, Victorian house is located on a quiet street very close to downtown Toronto. The prominent features of this boutique Bed and Breakfast include the stained glass windows, the striking ceiling moldings and an elegant working fire place, all of which are original. Wireless internet access throughout the property. Weddings and Special Occasions welcome and catered for. ... more less