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Quality Inn Waddling Dog
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

This property is convenient to the Pat Bay highway to/from the ferries in Sidney. It's decor is unique, ersatz Tudor. The furnishings include older furniture and antiques. The breakfast was continental - no hot food other than that made with hot water.

We did not look at the attached restaurant. It advertises a Sunday buffet at a reasonable price.

A short walk from the hotel is a walkway on the edge of the ocean. It has a hard surface and a moderate grade. It is a pleasant place to take the dog.

Reservations are a good idea during the tourist season particularly if traveling with canines. Welcoming choices in Victoria and the Peninsula are limited.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Once again readers, I thrilled with my stay in a small "Inn" which offered me everything I needed at a very reasonable rate.
Food, parking, great Internet, breakfast in the morning, comfortable bed and spotless bathroom.
Yes there are newer hotels close by but the Quality Inn Waddling Dog offers travelers a true "inn" experience. A room that has charm!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Waddling Dog is a treat in our view. Yes the "residents' lounge" furniture is worn -- and there are 2 or three patterns in sight at any given time. Feels like grandpa's in Hertford England! (complete with basset hound.) We have family living around the corner and they join us in the evening; we have dinner in the hotel and then visit in front of the fire in the residents' lounge. Feels like we are entertaining at home! The rooms are very spacious; the bed very comfortable. The AC can be noisy -- but the windows actually open, so who needs the AC?
We've been here often and hope to continue to stay here whenever we are in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Very nice hotel, friendly staff and dog "John" welcomes you at the desk. Lots of character in the architecture, very cosy.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

The staff we encountered were very friendly and accommodating. My kids were even able to walk the dog! (John V). The hotel was very quiet and reminiscent of an old tudor manor. But even the very friendly staff couldn't help the sad state of the rooms. The bathrooms are in need of some serious updating. There was mold appearing on the grout of the tiles, there was standing water in the tub when you had a shower, there was some paint peeling on the ceiling, and if you lifted the handle on the tap too much it sprayed out from the handle! The beds were not too comfortable, and the brass rail headboard was just annoying. The continental breakfast was not all that appealing ( toast / muffins / cold boiled eggs) We decided to eat elsewhere after the first day. Although the price was very reasonable, I can see why they couldn't justify charging more. I couldn't recommend the staff more, as they were always friendly, smiling and willing to help out. If they updated their facilities while still retaining the old world charm, they would have a world class boutique hotel. Should the Manager read this review, the room number was #311.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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waddlingdog, General Manager at Quality Inn Waddling Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am very pleased our staff (and John V) were up to our usual standards but I am not happy with the condition of the bathroom. We continually monitor and maintain the bathrooms, which includes grout cleaning and painting when necessary, but this was obviously not done in this case. I will be bringing your comments to the attention of our maintenance and housekeeping departments to find out what happened.

The breakfast items are a franchise standard but we will continue to monitor our guest comments and get feedback to see if there are items that need to be added. Again, thank you for your comments and I hope you give us another try to see that your comments were used constructively.

Ross Borland
General Manager

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