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“Floated Down to Breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Dawson House
Ranked #6 of 43 Charlottetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ranson, West Virginia
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29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Floated Down to Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We came to The Dawson House somewhat by accident, as the B&B where we had originally booked was unable to accomodate us so they made arrangements for us to stay with Stacey and Randy at The Dawson House. What a fantastic experience it was, from start to finish! We were greeted warmly on our arrival, shown around the guest areas, then taken upstairs to a beautifully decorated yet comfortable room, complete with queen-sized bed, color TV and a jacuzzi tub. The bed was comfy and the jacuzzi tub most welcome after a day of exploring PEI. The attention to detail was wonderful, down to the fluffy bath mat and the box of quality tissues (not the cheap stuff you find in hotels) on the dressing table.

And then there were the breakfasts! Each morning as we went downstairs, we felt like Bugs Bunny in the old cartoons, wafting along on a wonderful smell. The breakfast selection included fresh grapefruit, yogurt, croissants, juices and cereals, along with a different main course each morning -- bacon and eggs cooked the way we liked them, quiche, pancakes (a choice of plain or apple cinnamon) and freshly baked bread, including Stacey's awesome banana bread. We were offered coffee or tea; I asked if there was any milk because I like a glass of milk with breakfast, and a pitcher of milk was put out that morning and each morning of our stay. The dining room table was beautifully set and everywhere was spotlessly clean.

I could go on and on but suffice it to say that our stay at The Dawson House could not have been better. Stacey and Randy are gracious and friendly hosts who are to share their knowledge of the area and the island with their guests. We feel like we have made new friends. We highly recommend The Dawson House and wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Karen D
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Portland, ME
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

For our stay in Charlottetown, we decided to reserve the Victoria Room. After hours of researching other Bed & Breakfasts in the area, we felt that the Dawson House offered a charming, yet friendly atmosphere. Our stay at the Dawson House was just that! The rooms were beautiful and comfortable, and the jacuzzi tub was a lovely treat! We couldn't have asked for a better breakfast, complete with eggs our way, bacon, fruit, yogurt, toast, and tea. This B&B was the ideal mix of elegant and relaxed. The hosts were very warm and pleasant. We would absolutely stay here again and would fully recommend the Dawson House!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank melacannella
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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

We just spent the weekend at “The Dawson House” – which should be called “The Awesome House”! This was our first stay ever at a B&B – we have always stayed at hotels in P.E.I. because we felt we could come and go as we pleased and felt if we stayed at a B&B we would have to sneak around like we were at Grandma’s house – boy were we mistaken – we had 24 hour access in and out of the house with the only restriction being – respect the other guests! (of course!)

The minute we walked through the door we were greeted by Stacey & Randy who immediately made us feel like old friends! The Victorian décor in every single room was absolutely breathtaking. The house was spotless and everything was clean, bright and fresh. AND chocolates on the pillows!!! When you open your eyes in the morning the smell of fresh brewed coffee, homemade croissants, banana bread and bacon were waffling through the air! Stacey and Randy are very upbeat and outgoing people who make you feel so at home and they can’t do enough for you. Never again will The Rodd or the Delta get my money – to them I am just another room filled for the night – at The Dawson House – you’re family!!!! My husband and I said good-bye on Sunday with a tear in our eye but we will be back!!! Absolutely!!!! A true taste of Island hospitality!

The Thompsons, Nova Scotia

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

This is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. It is within easy walking distance to downtown and is located easily from Highway 1. The rooms are very clean and well appointed. Stacey served a wonderful breakfast and chatted easily with all of her guests. It would be a great spot for a girls getaway as it has 4 double rooms and a great lounge area. Spa offerings can be arranged if you are so inclined. This is a great place to stay and exceeded our expectations.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Regishill
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Gaithersburg, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

This is a lovely home, decorated in the styles of the early past century or before, almost like going home to your childhood home for ppl my age. The couple who run this B & B are the friendliest and most knowledgeable people we encountered on our trip to PEI. The house is within walking distance of the historic area of Charlottetown, as well as a good spot to start out on a run to Victoria Park. Will stay here again if I return to PEI!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Barb M
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Dawson1852, Owner at The Dawson House, responded to this review, 22 August 2011
Hello Barb,

Thank you very much for your kind words! We really enjoyed having you stay with us... we love this old house and love it more when we see it through the eyes of our guests that become good friends. All the best and we look forward to possibly seeing you again on PEI!
Stacey & Randy
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Sept Iles, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Recieved like friends, we never forget.
Calm and relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Martin P
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Saint John, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Our stay at the Dawson House was excellent.
The Victoria room was amazing with the 4 poster bed and the view. Everything is in great shape and very clean. No noise could be heard at all. (except birds in the morning).
Breakfast was more than we expected with hot and cold items served. Other customers we met in the morning around the table were very up and was a pleasant breakfast. Very good service from the hosts, who were there thoughout out stay.
Thanks for the great night.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Doug007-1
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Property: The Dawson House
Address: 122 North River Rd, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 3K8, Canada
Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dawson House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This lovely 4 Star, heritage B&B and Spa was built in 1852 by Colonial Thomas Dawson and was the home of the late PEI Premier, Joseph A. Ghiz. Elegant guestrooms with modern amenities. Spacious grounds with large deck, garden and swimming pool. Our Serenity Day Spa offers manicures, pedicures, massage, waxing and facials in a beautiful, relaxed, private setting. Downtown and Victoria Park are all within strolling distance. Ample private parking. Bilingual. ... more   less 
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