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... how loud they are, especially, if you are in front of the piece.
We then decided to have lunch before the Tattoo at 2:30. We found Durty Nelly's, an Irish pub and grill. After ordering a couple of Keith’s IPAs, we selected the fishcakes with chow (chow-chow for most of us), fries and Caesar’s salad. Very tasty!
We then walked back to the Metro Center to attend the Tattoo. The show started at ...
... lunch/dinner. Donna got brave, and went for the roasted chicken. I got real brave, and tried the pasta. Salad would've been a better choice, but it didn't come back to bite. It was finally time for sailaway, so we went out on deck to see Halifax disappear in the distance. It was almost 6:00, so curfew time was ready to kick in. We headed off to our cabin before pumpkin time to lock ourself in. Wait till I get my cruise survey after we're ...
... other must see museum at Pier 21 which was the
Immigration museum. This is the point where for a hundred years people from all
over the world had arrived to start a new life in Canada. The ships brought
them here and they had to go through immigration on Pier 21 to be allowed into
the country. Most people from there then went straight onto trains and
dispersed all over Canada. It was a
really interesting place ...
... of trails, right in the city! Interesting fact: Point Pleasant Park is stilled owned by the Britsh Government on a 999 year lease, at one shilling per year. It was a wonderful walk. On the way home, we swung by a grocery store and George's Bubble Tea for a honey dew witch liche jelly tea (excellent!). At cocktail hour we played a dice game: Farkle. Then, we embarked on a walk back along the waterfront to the Alexander Keith's Brewery, for supper at ...
... called Hackett's Cove with a cool looking restaurant alongside called The Finer Diner so we stopped here for lunch. We got a spot on the balcony in the sun and ordered the fish and chips. We kind of felt we had to considering the amount of ocean we were seeing today. The food was fantastic especially the fish. The halibut was perfectly fried in a light batter. Perfect way to fill our bellies as we continued this long day of exploring. From here we faced ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.
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!