Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Address: 1980 Robie St at Quinpool, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3G5, Canada | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the West End area of Halifax, is near Halifax Public Gardens, Citadel National Historic Site, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, and Halifax Metro Centre.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Not so clean, bad management. Stay away!


I have just returned from a few day stay at the Holiday Inn Select, and I will never stay there again. The room was acceptable, but the cleaning staff must not have been too keen on cleaning bathrooms. My bath tub had foreign hairs the night I arrived, and plenty of the nice red and black mold on the tiles. The shower curtain was dirty on the bottom and stinky on the outside. When I notified guest services, they eventually cleaned the tiles but I had to put up with the smelly shower curtain my whole stay. The bathtub did not get cleaned once. I had to use my shower shoes. To add insult to injury, my phone service got disabled one of the nights. All of the hotel rooms face a couple of busy streets, and you cannot get away from the noise from juiced-up cars and motorcycles. NEVER AGAIN!

Very Nice Hotel but Out of the Way


Stayed at the Holiday Inn Select Aug. 7th to the 10th. Hotel was very clean and nice and quiet as well. Check-in was pleasant and overall stay was good. There were no facecloths provided and when I asked housekeeping staff they said there were none available due to a shortage. I was quite surprised seeing that we were staying in a hotel in Canada and not the Dominican or Cuba. Everything was fine until check-out when I was waiting for my deposit to be refunded. There was hardly any conversation between the front desk staff and myself. Only thing asked was if I had consumed the bottled water in the room. I told them no and she said they were just printing off my detail sheet and it would take a few moments. I'm sure they had someone check the room to confirm I hadn't used the $2.99 bottle of water that was in the room. The lady who checked me out gave me my deposit back and asked me to sign a form and never so much as said thank you for staying or even asked how my stay was. The hotel is also too far away from downtown. It is only a 20 min walk or $7.00 taxi ride but I've stayed at the Delta Barrington and the Marriot Harbour front and will pick one of those next time I visit Halifax. The convenience of the pedway attached to those hotels is worth the extra price you pay for those hotels. Also, everything is so much closer to those two hotels.

Stay Away !!


The very worst. Booked a King size 2 months ago and they said they could not guarantee reservation when we arrived. Doing electrical work between 10 AM and 6 PM. NO ELEVATOR DURING THIS PERIOD. STAY AWAY...

Good for the price


Clean and safe with a staff that was friendly and helpful even through they were a bit overwhelmed by tour groups at the time. Rooms are standard Holiday Inn so not fancy but are comfortable. A good place to stay if you are on a limited budget and/or don't plan on spending a lot of time in your room. Nothing was negative about the place but nothing was outstanding either.

Pool area was full of kids who seemed to be having a good time,

Not a bad hotel for the moeny


This hotel is very clean and not to far from the downtown core. It is about 7 dollars by taxi or 20 minutes to walk. However, if you do walk be prepared to take comfortable shoes as there are many hills getting to the Harbour. The pool is nice and clean and there is an outdoor patio if you want to relax and read a paper. The room was your average hotel room. The service was good and everyone was friendly.

The only bad thing I can say about this hotel was that the bathroom door was jammed and it was hard to get out sometimes. Other then that if you are on a budget try this hotel, but if you can afford a bit more try to stay closer to the harbour!!!

Great Family Value


We decided to take our two small children to Halifax for March Break this year and we had a remarkable time at the Holiday Inn Select! Our accomodations were wonderful, you can't beat kids eating free especially in such an elegant yet friendly atmosphere. The pool accomadates young swimmers and the front desk staff couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and valued. Definately something we will enjoy doing more often!

Just What You'd Expect from Holiday Inn.


Not a bad hotel. Clean, pleasant, like a typical Holiday Inn. The area is a bit edgy, so if you're a tourist, I would recommend something a little closer to the waterfront. But for just a clean, quiet place to sleep, this is a good bet.



I stay at the holiday inn twicw a year. everytime I come I'm always welcomed by my fav front desk agent jl. staff are excellent, restaurant is beautiful and very taste. service at front desk is outstanding. rooms are always clean, an excellent choise for a nice romantic gettaway.

Highly Recommended!!!


My b/f and I used to do a long-distance relationship between New Brunswick and Cape Breton, and we would often meet in Halifax for a getaway. We always stayed at the Holiday Inn Select on Robie St. because of the great location, exceptional service and affordable luxury. In 2001, we stayed there on the weekend following Valentine's Day and were treated to valentine shortbread cookies in our room with our names on them...both of us believing that the other had set it up! This is just one example of the "above and beyond" service offered by this establishment. I have now moved to Halifax, but my b/f and I still reminisce about our times at the Holiday!

Poor Service for Women


I have stayed at this hotel many times and it always used to be friendly to women travelling alone.

My last two visits here have given me the impetus to seek a new hotel. The clerk was very snarky with me when i was checking out. On the second occasion, I was put on the second floor in a smoking room despite the fact I cannot tolerate smoke. This was done even though I specfically requested a non-smoking room. I was made to feel very unwanted!

TripAdvisor Reviews Atlantica Hotel Halifax

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Halifax

Halifax’s Motto - So broke, So fat, So happy

A travel blog entry by ktchris on Oct 02, 2014

20 photos

... could eat at The Stubborn Goat every single day and never get sick of it, I might get fat and be real broke but I’ll be happy! We walked mum back to the hotel since she had an early flight and sad some teary goodbyes before heading home for another night of food coma sleep.

We left on Tuesday morning to take a little drive but this wasn’t the end of our trip to Halifax since we came back on Wednesday. There was hockey to watch ...

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

A travel blog entry by mreasier on Sep 25, 2014

... town, seeing the Botanic Garden and the Citadel that looks down on the city. We took another walk along the waterfront and stopped to get a lobster roll for lunch. We found a place that served just lobster in a toaster roll. It had no filler and was delicious. We were tired after four hours of walking so we headed back to the ship. We have a day at sea tomorrow before we disembark in New ...

Touring Halifax

A travel blog entry by larry_shirley on Jun 28, 2014

26 photos

This morning, we boarded a bus for a guided tour of the city of Halifax. This is a beautiful 250 year old city that sits in a deep water port just off the Atlantic Ocean on the southern coast of Nova Scotia. For sailing and oil fired boiler ships, this was the closest harbor between North America and Europe.

We drove by the Citadel (a major fort constructed mid 1856 to defend Halifax and the harbor), the ...

Things our guidebooks didn't tell us

A travel blog entry by malloryharvie on Jun 27, 2014

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  • Family time

    A travel blog entry by malbet on Dec 17, 2013

    3 comments, 1 photo

    Here we are a year on since the last blog (though we did travel a little longer we just seemed to run out of blogging steam)…as some of you will know we sold our motorhome, Bree, last year just before Christmas and made a quick visit back to Nova Scotia to leave the car there before returning to the UK. On that visit we were delighted to find out that we were going to be grandparents for the first time.

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