I very recently spent a week at this wonderful B&B and have nothing but praise for it and the owner Roberta. Before I begin my review let me say that the dogs mentioned in previous articles are the most unobtrusive dogs I have ever met, so don't let the presence of dogs deter you from choosing this beautiful accommodation. One scarcely sees the dogs. They never come into the rooms and unless one is deadly allergic to the presence of dogs it is a pleasure to watch them. They sit in their corner, are small pugs and are quite amusing.
I stayed for 4 nights in the apartment on the third floor and for 3 nights in the apartment on the lower level. Both these apartments are very comfortable, clean and offer a peaceful atmosphere, rare to find in Toronto accommodations. Situated in the Annex, Annex Garden is less than half a block from College St. where one immediately finds TTC Streetcars. The U of Toronto Athletic Bldg and Robarts Library are a ten minute walk away, Little Italy is up the St. and Harbord and Bloor Sts. can be reached with a few minutes walk up the street. Kensington Market and Chinatown are right around the corner.
The apartments are equipped with everything one needs to make simple or elaborate meals in modern kitchens. There are laundry facilities in the upper apartment and right outside the door in the lower one. I did not sample the breakfasts but if they are anything like the rest of the services here I am certain they are delicious.
The bathrooms are modern, spacious, clean, with soap, shampoo, conditioner, plenty of towels and a heated towel rack, as well as nice deep tubs. The bedrooms have plenty of dresser and closet space, as well warm bathrobes. The apartments are moreover equipped with a desk and the WiFi reception is excellent.
Roberta is an informative and accessible host, full of good ideas. This amazing Victorian B&B with its modern amenities is one of the most welcoming and comfortable place I have ever stayed at. I shall definitely come back here on my next visit to Toronto.
- 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