The Great George
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We packed up our tent in Nova Scotia and hopped aboard the ferry in Caribou to find ourselves in Woods Island, PEI. This island is very drivable and we loved how quickly we got to places. We settled into our room at The Great George, which was lovely, and then began walking Charlottetown. Our time began on Victoria Row but then we read about a …
... of the town before heading out into the country. Nearly all buildings made of wood with high pitched sloping roofs – average town house price $205,000 and in the country $162,000, of course there is the higher end of the market on the shoreline.
Into the countryside and it is so beautiful, everything so tidy and neat. Saw a paddock with cows and four donkeys ...
Beautiful day, beautiful drive. Long bridge out to the island - over 10km. Red earth reminded us if home. Plenty of potatoes. Delicious mussels. Had dinner with Brooke's old friend From school Nancy and friend Graham. Very nice folks who obviously love PEI. So do we. Ozzie started coming down with cold/flu. First casualty of the ...
... and served in a freshly made waffle cone. Cow’s was rated the best ice cream in Canada, and it’s not tough to taste why- they also make cheese, and cow chips, which are potato chips dipped in chocolate… So PEI-esque! And dangerously delicious if I might add, but that is what vacations are about right? Indulging in local fare!
A few other things to not be missed are a stroll down Victoria Row and Queen street for delicious eats and trendy shops, ...
... the shop, and had the chance to try their delicious range, before heading into the dining room for our dinner. Soup followed by yummy potato pie and then homemade pie using the different preserves was washed down with several glasses of wine. We were entertained by a charming and handsome Irish local man who sang and played a piano accordion.
Despite this, us girls tried not to glance anxiously at our watches as the time ticked on. Had we taken too big a risk by buying ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews The Great George Charlottetown
This was one of the most amazing properties I have ever stayed in. I honestly can not say enough about how wonderful the staff made our stay. I highly, highly recommend this place.
Loved the Great George Inn, Charlottetown
Have stayed at the Inn several times over the last five year while traveling with my mother through Prince Edward Island. While staying in Canada, we always stay a couple of nights in each area during our "tour" of the island. Wasn't able to make the trip this year (2004) but my mother and my sister were able to go. This is always my favorite place to go to while there. The service is outstanding and the rooms are tops. Excellant!!! I especially enjoyed the suite we stayed in during the summer of 2003.
This is the most wonderful spot on PEI to spend and enjoyable weekend. My wife and I stayed in one of these suites ( 2 floors all to ourselves ) ,with a wonderful living room ,complete with fireplace downstairs and a huge loft type bedroom ( with double hot tub ) and a balcony and both levels. The staff are wonderful and really make you feel welcome. The furnishings and surroundings are second to none! We will be returning soon! Thanks IGG and all your staff.
We'll never forget the Inns
Well we just got back from our PEI vacation and I can't say enough about the Inns at Great George...it was wicked awesome! The town and country package was OUTSTANDING...I want to thank Paul, Dawn and Tammi at the Inns and Arla and Julie at Johnson Shores Inn for making our stay one of the best times we ever had! There is no doubt that we will be back! Andy and Tina Miller
The Inns on Great George was the most delightful hotel/inn that we have stayed in years. The owners, the staff, the accommodations and the breakfasts were wonderful. It was our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. It is the first hotel that I have ever stayed in that I felt compelled to write a thank you note to the owners and staff after we returned home. We cannot wait to go back for another visit!!!!
Nick and Betty Powell
All I can say is WOW
The Inn on Great George is by far the best place I have vacationed at. The staff was very friendly and inviting. There is nothing that these people would do for their guests. We loved it there and can't wait to go back. You won't be disappointed by staying here.
We'd sure stay here again in a minute!
All the amenities we expected, a beautiful room, lovely staff, internet access, good breakfast, elevators, snacks, etc. Lobby area warm and inviting. Decent parking. Accessible by foot to all downtown attractions.
The Inns on Great George were fantastic. Conveniently located near the waterfront, restuarants, theater, shops, etc. We reserved the "romance" package. On arrival, we found we had been upgraded to a "suite" in one of the newer buildings at no extra cost! Included with the room was an apartment sized washer and dryer. (A welcomed convenience after having been on the road for over a week!) The staff were most helpful and pleasant. The free breakfast was excellent, and included quiches, cereals, fruits, yogurt, pastries, juices, etc. Also included with our package were credits at associated restuarants. Fresh baked cookies, coffee, and tea were available in the lobby day and night. All in all, a highlight of our two weeks in Canada.
Great Place to Stay!!!!
This is a great small hotel. I've stayed in a lot of hotels all over the world and this is one of the nicest places I've ever stayed in. 4+ stars.The staff are very helpful and the rooms are extremely comfortable, well decorate and furnised with antiques.I've stayed at IGG twice (June 2003 and July 2001) and enjoyed both stays a lot.The included Continental+ breakfast is a nice bonus with freshly backed pastries, fresh fruit, etc.
The Absolute Best
This Inn is unlike any other I've ever been to. The staff could not have been any more willing to please and were as proud of the Inn as I'm sure the owners must be. The feeling was more like staying at a close friends house than at an Inn. Location is in the heart of all that's good in historic Charlottetown. Incredible value for top quality accommodations.