Prince George Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrince George Hotel Halifax
This hotel seems very nice. We just checked in and everyone was very pleasant.
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It was a lovely hotel.The rooms were quiet big and quiet spacious.The bathroom was pretty small but the shower was big.Great stay!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prince George Hotel Halifax
Great place to stay
My wife and I took my mother and father in-law to Halifax to see the Military Tattoo to celebrate their 52nd marraige anniversary. I used Tripadvisor to make my selection of a hotel that would be close to the Civic center, the site of the tattoo, and within walking distance to the water front. Erin, at the front desk, handled our checkin. When my wife mentioned that it was my inlaws anniversary, Erin immediatly upgraded both of our rooms. We went up to our rooms and within 15 minutes a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates arrived from the hotel staff.
Our rooms were very nice and our overall stay was very enjoyable.
The military tattoo was spectacular. It lasted over three hours and included military bagpipe bands and drum corps from Canada and several other countries.
Tailored to my Needs
The service, dining, and amenities at the Prince George Hotel were all commendable in my view. First and foremost, the personnel in this hotel are incredibly amiable and I was recognised by most of them. Upon arrival, the bellman asked what my purpose of staying was and queried about my progress upon our return to the hotel each day. The Business Centre was very convenient and nearly never occupied.
The food at the Prince George Hotel was exquisite, though the restaurants lacked ambience. Generally we were the only clientele in the restaurant, which is not a pleasant sensation. However, the in-room dining experience was quite lovely with the same amiable staff member each time.
My negative view, however, is that I had expected far more in terms of the grandeur of the room and the hotel in general. Having consulted numerous sources (alas, excluding Trip Advisor), I was informed that this was the best hotel in Halifax. In certain ways, this is undoubtedly true. However, I had expected a far nicer room (judging from the pictures and the price that I paid). Additionally, I did not predict that the hotel would be as blasť as it was from the exterior. Some unique architecture would be a nice touch.
Not what it's cracked up to be
I had heard it was the best place to stay in Halifax, so I thought I'd try it as I've tried alot of the others. Well all I have to say is "not what it's cracked up to be" sure it's nice but the service wasn't all that great. In fact I felt like I was treated like I didn't belong there if I wasn't wearing a suit. So during the day it was fine, but in the evening when you changed into casual clothes... well let's just say you don't get as great of service then.
Nothing Ever Goes Wrong at The Prince George Hotel
I have been staying at The Prince George since 1986. It is without question, in my view, the most preferred hotel in Atlantic Canada. As Senior Tourism Consultant to a federal government agency, as the author of a customer service column in Atlantic Canada's leading business magazine and as one who travels more than 150 nights per year, I should know. There is a sense of confidence and work satisfaction amongst the staff which permeates the atmosphere of the property. I use this hotel as a best practices example in many of my presentations to the travel industry in an attempt to convey what real customer service is all about. Nothing ever goes wrong at the Prince George Hotel.
Incredible Product & Service
I travel all over the world and the service provided to me and my family at the Prince George was "Second to None." The staff are all so very friendly and seem to take such pride in their jobs. My wife was not feeling well upon our arrival and within 30 minutes someone arrived at my door with a variety of herbal teas. We were recognized by mostly every staff member we were in contact with. The bed was amazing, it was the best rest of our entire vacation. The food at Georgio's was excellent and the location of the Prince George could not be better. There was so much to see and do just within walking distance that we didn't need to use our car for our entire visit. My wife and I would never consider staying anywhere else while in Halifax.......This place truly is a gem that you must experience for yourself.
Our favorite hotel in Halifax
If it's safe harbor in Halifax you're looking for, then we can suggest none other than our favorite hotel, the Prince George. Centrally located, with an indoor garage allowing internal access via elevator to the lobby, it has been our home-away-from-home for 14 years now. We stay on the 6th floor, waterside, for a premium, but it comes with fluffy robes, continental breakfast, turn-down service and beds with linens to write home about. The view of the harbor is wonderful - you might see an oil rig in for service, a passing frigate, cruise ship, or a vessel loaded high with P & O containers, bound after unloading for inland North America. If you're still in the room wrapped in cozy robes, after a sauna and a swim in the indoor pool, you will hear a deep thud - that is, of course, the noon cannon sounding off about 1/4 mile behind the hotel.
Employees stay a long time at the Prince George (some of them have been there since it opened), and that certainly translates into a warmer, friendlier atmosphere than is found in most hotels these days.
We park and walk everywhere - movies, shopping (men should go to Duggers), restaurants are all within 15 minutes, as is the waterfront, which is certainly worth a visit.
The Prince George kitchen has seen changes in recent years, resulting in a younger staff. Menus have a fusion touch. The chef has exchanged staff with Susur Lee in Toronto. Room service meals are well presented and arrive hot. If dessert has a melting component, they deliver it 1/2 hour later - imagine! Although Halifax in recent years has had many significant dining room openings, the Prince George is still the place to be. If your stay is over Sunday, be sure to reserve a window or terrace seat for brunch - it's a bright airy room with natural light flooding in from a whole wall of glass. If you're lucky enough you may taste our favorite dessert - a sticky toffee pudding - a gem like no other.
If the weather is against you, the concierge has run out of umbrellas, and you still want to visit the Casino, then fear not because the hotel is connected via an excellent indoor pedway system right to the Casino door.
The peace, tranquillity and overall comfort level at the Prince George pleases us very much.
I am a frequent visitor of the beautiful city of Halifax Nova Scotia. Whenever I for business purposes or with my family, I make a point to choose the Prince George Hotel. The room accommodations are awesome and its location is very convenient to downtown and the beautiful waterfront. Also its connection to the pedway allowing you to walk through a shopping mall and continue through to the downtown core which is usually full of activities is absolutely wonderful. Once parked in their underground park there is seldom a need to use your vehicle again. I happen to have been there during the big snow storm of 2004 and can honestly say that it was very relaxing being there and having the ability to move around the downtown area while everyone else was stormed in.
Having said that the people(staff) are very professional, accommodating and friendly. After a few stays you almost feel like part of a family. They very obviously want you to come back. It is no doubt in my mind the best place to stay in Halifax.
Nice Hotel But Treated Like Crap
We have stayed at this hotel many times and have been treated with nothing but utter respect this time was not so pleasurable had a noise complaint people were joy riding up and down the hallways had a flight out in the morning my father was sick as a dog lodged a complaiant and was treated with utter disrespect, night manager laughed in our face security threated to kick us out of the hotel, I have to return to halifax and I know have a choice as to which hotel to stay in after our experience even after speaking with the hotel manager was completly disgusted was told that if I didnt like the service not to return to the hotel, for years the prince george was the only hotel to stay in but not anymore I cant belive the way the our family was treated I dont belive I have ever been spoken to in such a manner that I feel almost vialated I have held the prince george quite high in respect and value when choosing a hotel in the halifax area but no so anymore, I dont quite understand why it would be so difficult to even offer a simple free parking or brunch breakfeast to try and comencate for our discomfort, but not a thing was offered simply just to find another hotel if we were unhappy with our stay I had thought that the staff and managment of the prince george were above such disrespect but not so I look forward to broading my sence of accomadations in the halifax region and am saddly disappointed by the serivce and treatment I have experienced by what is suppose to be the number one hotel in the metro halifax area you surly have some work to do!
My wife and I stayed there a during the last week of August into September. The staff went out of their way to be nice and help us. When we arrived my wife asked if there was a Hungarian restaurant in Halifax. The clerk at the check in desk remembered one, but we could not find it. While we were out of Halifax for a couple of days, the young man on his own time went looking for this restaurant. Now that is service!
The conceirge staff was equally out standing! Their recommendations for tourist destinations were perfect! The entire staff made us feel right at home, right down to the "welcome back" smiles when we came back for one last night.
The hotel itself is located downtown, about a block from the Citadel, and across from the Metro Center. My wife and I will definitely stay there again. As a matter of fact, we can't wait to plan next years trip!
Prince George excellent
The Prince George hotel is our family's pick for Halifax based on an excellent stay there in August 2003. A cut above the typical Marriot/Sheraton hotel in quality and intimacy, and with a terrific indoor pool in a lovely natural-light courtyard area for the kids. When going to Halifax with children, close walkable location to the wharf and Citadel is a must, and the Prince George sits midway between the two, halfway up the hill. After our stay at the Prince George, we came back through Halifax a few days later and stayed at the Casino Nova Scotia (used to the Sheraton), which was fine but much larger and not as nice as the Prince George.
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Finally stopped into the Loose Cannon, a traditional Scottish Public House to finish the night. We need many of these in the states. A proper pub where it's possible to hang out and converse. Not filled with douche bags/"bros"/hipsters simply interested in getting hammered. Music at a reasonable volume. A proper drinking ...
... puzzle that had no pictures, but we finished it anyway. Somewhere about that time the pigs left, and we got our Yahtzee game back. We somehow managed to kill the whole afternoon doing this, because now it was almost 6 PM. We headed to the cabin, because our curfew was about to kick in. We made sandwiches at lunch, so ...
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