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Our first experience with the Canadians was extremely pleasant. Despite pulling ahead too early at Customs the border guard was very friendly. With a line of cars behind us he asked us about our journey and offered us some advice and even got up to get us some travel brochures. What a nice entrance into the country. From there we booked it across New ...
... gauge read as high as 95F and I expect humidity to match. We are having lots of fluids, some pop corn and regrouping under the air conditioning.
Tomorrow and the next day we plan to drive to Yarmouth, NS visiting light houses along the way and drive into downtown Halifax the other day to see the Maritime Museum and other things..
Hope everyone is staying ...
... was pulling out cut me off. Fortunately, I was going slow enough that I got stopped and I imagine his wife chewed his ear for awhile after that about either his driving habits or that I was invisible.
In the Wentworth Valley, I took a picture of a brook that runs under a hill. I always fly by it but decided to stop for a picture today since I was alone. Unfortunately, I parked on a downhill slope and could ...
... were just starting to open up their booths. We came to the Harbour Hopper bus/boat tour and decided to dive into the tourist experience. This amphibious bus/boats are called LARC (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo) that were built during the Vietnam War as a means of transporting cargo. There were 900 built for a cost of $900 million dollars! That's $1 million per vehicle! Now a few of them are used to take tourist around the city ...
... stuffed cod replica to humourously illustrate the primary and secondary cuts and the pulling of the guts, which were of course also made of cotton stuffing. The whole fish was put back together thanks to Velcro for the next presentation. We followed Louise up to the old family fishing cottage where she had baked molasses cookies on an old cast-iron wood burning stove and as well treated us to crab cakes and cod fillets in a 7 spice blend that Louse would not divulge. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Waverley Inn Halifax
I am a global traveller and I spent five nights at the Waverly Inn in January 2005 and I loved it. Very charming. It is effectively a country house hotel in downtown Halfax. It is an old Victorian townhouse stuffed with antiques and so much more tasteful than your run of the mill hotel and the rates are competitive as well. It is owner-operated. There is no restaurant but they run a very informal breakfast room offering a wide selection of food and drinks. Tea and homemade cakes are also available in the late afternoon. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed and very quiet, although in high season there might be more noise. Ask for a room at the back if you don't want to be facing the main street. The hotel is three stories but there is no elevator. The hotel is central to almost everything in Halifax- only 5-7 minutes walk maximum to most of the tourist sites. Highly recommmended.
My boyfriend and I spent a night at the Waverley in as a holiday stress reliever in the midst of lots of running around and visiting with relatives last year.
Sept 3/04. just checked out after 2 excellent nites here. Very well maintained and up to date, historic inn, a change from the anonymous chains one can stay in. Great beds and facilities. Excellent breakfast included. Parking. Eat at OPA Greek Taverna 1575 Argyle but book first!
Great location for walking to the downtown area. Our room had the Oriental Wedding bed and although the room was very clean and we had a two person jacuzzi, the room seemed a bit dated.
We would stay here again because of the location and price, but would try another room.
It wasn't a bad place, just a little rundown, but nothing terrible. The locks on the doors didn't seem very secure.
I've seen better
The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was perfect. Close to everything downtown which is a huge plus. We also stayed in the Vanderbilt room. The things that turned us off were, the attention to detail in the rooms. I do some carpentry work and notice where corners are cut to finish a job. Also when turning on the jacuzzi we were greated with some sort of algea from the jet nozzles. Looked like it hadn't been used for a while. I've stayed in many Inns, and B&B's, some cheap some expensive, and for the price you pay / night at the Waverley I expected more. Feb 2004
A Superb Weekend
My wife and I just returned from a wonderful three-day stay in Halifax.
The high point of our visit was the two nights that we spent at the Waverly Inn. The friendliness of the staff and the warrmth of the beautiful inn made us feel that we were guests in a private Victorian mansion. While we had the opportunity to stay in the Vanderbilt room, we were also able to see some of the other rooms. Each one was nicer that the last. The latest addition, a down-stairs friendship (breakfast) room, is a most pleasant place to begin the day. Thanks to Mr. Leventhal and his great staff.
A nice relaxing stay!
Had a great stay at the Waverley Inn. March 2003. Very good, relaxing accomadation. & lots of breakfirst goodies ! Also close to the bars etc.... You would'nt want to miss them now would you!? San & Trev
Excellent stay at Waverley Inn
A cozy hotel near the harbor and the city center with excellent rooms and free parking. It also offers free snacks during all day.
A Definite Must Stay
My husband and I were there a few years ago and if we ever get back to Halifax it will be where we will stay. Even though it did not have the amenities of a larger hotel, the attention we received and the pleasantness of the staff more than made up for it. The location is perfect and the "continental breakfast" (they offer more than you think) is also perfect. The staff was wonderful and it was the first place that I had ever stayed that sent me a "thank you" note upon my return home. I just can't say enough about the Waverly.
Great experience at Waverley Inn
Your search for a hotel in Halifax is over - stay at the Waverley Inn. My husband and I stayed there for several nights in the summer of 2001. We had an excellent stay. The location is great - a very short walk from downtown. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is full of beautiful furniture, even inside the rooms. The ever-open snack bar was very much appreciated. The included breakfast offerings were better than most, and it was great to be able to grab a free pastry or piece of fruit on the run any time of the day. The staff were courteous and very helpful. We will definitely stay there again if we go back to Halifax.