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Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B
Ranked #56 of 116 Toronto B&B and Inns
Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“I came back”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I needed a place to stay for a week while my condo was being renovated so I went back to Pimblett's. It was even more charming than before because the beautiful patio was open. The garden was in full bloom and the doberman was as friendly as ever. I stayed in the Butlers Room which was clean and quiet with it's own bathroom. I find the street a bit noisy but you are right downtown in the largest city in Canada. The breakfast was yummy, the full English is lots of food. The host Geoffrey was charming and the atmosphere was fun. The whole experience was pleasant. Its not the Holiday Inn and not a place for everyone, but it is a place for me.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My partner and I stayed over the Easter Holiday and really enjoyed ourselves. The B & B is located in an Edwardian brick house within a 15 minute walk to the Eaton Centre. All the rooms have ensuite baths and each has a different name e.g. Agatha Christie Room
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The place is furnished in a collection of Victorian antiques and bric a brac. In fact there are interesting pieces, maps, old photos and pictures.everywhere. None of the dishes, on which we were served a hearty English Breakfast, match.

There is a small cluttered library which can be used by guests anytime and a patio for use on warmer days.
The host is a somewhat eccentric Englishman who is very polite and friendly

Overall this is a great place to stay and you can come and go as you please.
Public transit is close by.

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a different fun, relaxed experience

Roy Stuart and Jonathan Yeo

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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joancollins69
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Other reviewers have mentioned the Addams family camp clutter of this establishment with every service covered in a book or clutter but not dirty or dusty. There are old stairs you have to navigate so beware when bringing luggage. I had the Agetha Christie suite & it was fine; linen clean & bed soft. Aircon worked but prefer it off with the private ensuite perfect. The house is olllld & as such creeks and squeaks which was off putting at times when wanting a sleep & it seemed the room next to mine bathroom was on the opposite side so heard them criss crossing. Breakfast was yum and locals popped in for a chat all quite charming for a good price with transport near by & even walked into town & gay village. The area is a little confronting but not unsafe.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

If you ever wanted to take an interesting trip into the past this is the place for you. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. We had the honeymoon suite and it was a great room with a comfortable bed. I hadn't slept that good in a "hotel" bed in a while. It felt like home. The breakfast was awesome. I suggest the pancakes, the only ones better are made by my Dad. Next time we come in town we will stay again.

Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

One of the best B&B I ever tried.
The innkeeper is a very polite and kind British man. His breakfast is tasty and complete with all you want. He prepare the breakfast... you dont need to prepare by yourself...
The B&B is his house, beautifull house, like a museum.
Instead of fake B&B (with modern furniture but the owner live somewhere else...) this is an original canadian B&B, I loved it.
He has a sweet cat and a big dog, allergic are advised.
Ps he has also a very complete website.

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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Being world wide travellers from the UK and having stayed at numerous B & B`s throughout the world we can honestly say how extremely disappointed we were in this overpriced accommodation. We were in the supposedly "honeymoon suite" which was cramped due to the extra bed !!, heating was uncontrollable and uncomfortably hot. Decoration and the general condition of the property was poor (unlike the pictures shown on the website). The only positive comment we can make is Geoffrey was pleasant and the linen was clean. We expected some eccentricity but feel it warrents a NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED review.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We liked this B&B very much for it being so different from others. I don't think that we have seen anywhere so many objet d'art scattered around a house. To some it could appear 'cluttered' but the house certainly had character & charm and must have reminded many of the 1930s. Geoffrey (Pimblett) was a good host and we enjoyed our many entertaining conversations with him. He was helpful and pointed us in the right direction for many of the places that we wished to see. The en-suite room was entirely adequate apart from the shower which we couldn't get to work However, that was probably more our fault than Geoffrey's. His colleague, John, produced a superb and well-balanced breakfast. He was also the most pleasant of men and charmed, with his chat, not only ourselves but all the other guests during the breakfast period.
If you wish to stay in a hospitable B&B in an older part of Toronto then this is the place for you.
Gillian Braban & Peter Cave

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B
Address: 242 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G2, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Englishman's home where guest are welcome. Affordable downtown Toronto location. Parking available, fully cooked breakfast. Queen rooms, king beds, one room with a jacuzzi. Close to shops, restaurants, bars and all Toronto Downtown sites. Special tourist accommodation and business guests welcome. Wireless internet and internet desk provided. ... more   less 
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