I spent 3 nights at the Annex Garden in late September 2012 with my girlfriend. We had the king suite, and it was actually fit for royalty. The house has been restored with lots of attention to detail, and the amenities are top-notch. Our room had everything we needed to get a bit of work done, relax and sleep. It was a bit cold for the patio (reached via our washroom), but in the summer that would've been a prime spot for a bottle of wine. Soap and shampoo, a bar fridge, Keurig coffee maker, robes, restaurant listings, wine glasses and towel-warmer were all details that put this B&B a step above. The furniture is an interesting mix of new and old, but maintains both functionality and aesthetic appeal. I also noted the artwork adorning the walls, as there are some fantastic pieces around the house! As for Roberta, she is a gracious host who makes a wonderful double espresso. We enjoyed a few nice long chats with her over yummy breakfasts.
I have stayed at several B&B's, and this was by far the best. I would take this over an apartment rental any day! If any of my friends are visiting Toronto, I will be sure to point them to the Annex Garden. This place has value, location, friendliness, and luxury. I couldn't have asked for more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored and renovated Victorian home in great south Annex location, close to Little Italy and University of Toronto. Two minute walk to public transportation. Full vegetarian breakfasts, also catering to special diets. Rooms have 4 piece ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TV, A/C, ceiling fans, telephone and wireless high speed internet. Central heating. King /Twin and Queen bedrooms, and one-bedroom apartments, all with additional high-end sofabeds for additional guests. Prices include full gourmet breakfast (optional), all amenities, hot and cold beverages in room or suite, local calling, high speed internet and onsite parking. Children welcome. Adorable pug dogs in residence. Excellent contemporary art collection for your viewing pleasure. Open all year. ... more less