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Lunch with Janet and Gary on June 12th and then a drive through grid lock to the airport (thank you J n G!) where we checked in and lined up for security. Good thing we had lots of time! Boarded the BA 787 and squeezed into the smallest space ever encountered on an aircraft. ...
... of myself. We are not even leaving for a few days, I guess it's clear I have a certain sense of excitement. .
For now : I'll post the photos of our house this evening, surrounded by snow. That's where are , now.
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By the time we return, April 10, will the snow be gone ?
... passes for our other two flights at LA and then at Nadi. Fingers crossed that our baggage makes it through ok!!! By the time we made it into the waiting area we had 2 hours left to wait.The lunch bag full of sandwiches and snacks really helped to tide us over, as the flight to LA has no meal included. Remembering how hungry I was on the flight last year when I went to California with Nikki, I planned ahead and packed lots to eat!
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... neither their website or any conformation documents we were sent said check in needed to be by 10pm. The good thing was that at least we were insidethe building (in shelter) and there were 2 large L shaped couches we could crash on if required. Bad news.... The other couple had already decided to take one on the L shaped couches and well quite frankly, we didnt want to sleep on couches, we had pre-booked a room for a reason. Ro tried calling which was as expected, useless. He ...
... Swiss Air opened to be able to check I and then head through customers and screening. The first fight from Paris to Zurich wasn't to bad at. All as it was only a 50 minute flight, but then we had to walk from terminal A to terminal E (catch the air train to get to E). By the time we got to our gate for our flight from Zurich to JFK we only really had 20 or so minutes before we had to board for the next flight, enough time to change from long paints into shirts as it was so hot ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Castlegate Bed & Breakfast Inn Toronto
My girlfriend and I stayed at this establishment for two weeks at the end of August 2004. The room was cosy, warm and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect as the Dupont metro line was seconds walk away, giving you access to all the best sights (such as the CN Tower, and the Eaton Centre for you shopaholics)! We both feel that Castlegate Inn is excellent value for money and would definately stay there again! However, the only slight downside was noise coming from the main road early in the morning.
My wife and I are seasoned travellers and have very basic and reasonable expectations in regards to cleanliness and security. We arrived in Toronton on an evening flight and went directly to the Inn. The front desk was closed. We found the key to our bedroom in an enveloppe which had been glued to the front door, with the door number on it. We then had to find our room which was not even in the same building as the front desk. With our luggages, we had climb up a good flight of stairs. The front door of our room appeared to be made out of a cheap plywood. It wasn't even a real door. Once we found the light switches to the bedroom, my wife was despondent. The room looked as if was some kind of storage room for outdated furniture. We had no choice but to make do with the situation given that it was late.
I stayed at the catlegate for three nights while in Toronto. My most important requirement was (1) Price and (2) Location and Castlegate met both these demands. I called them and got a rate as online they appeared to be booked. Paid $68CAD ~ $55USD which I could not find anywhere downtown for that price. Be warned though that it took us more than 1 hour to find it by car, even though my friend was from Toronto and we were on Spadina. Spadina is weird, there is a RD and Ave and at one point the numbers 0 out and start again. As well the numbers on one side of the street have no corolation with the other side ... Ya hard to find, don't ask your friends to meet you there, I would go one block down to Bloor and Spadina and meet everyone.
I've chosen the Castlegate Inn because of the price. I am rather accomodated in B&Bs, because they're normally much cheaper than hotels (in Canada). I do not need daily maid service, as long as it's clean when firstly entered. Castlegate's rooms are seperated in smaller townhouses, which suffer on deficits old houses might have. I couldn't open my window, and the bathroom appears old but functional with a bath tube, small sink and mirror. Bed was comfortable, and there was a TV set offering more than 70 channels. Additionally the room featured a fridge and a microwave, which may be helpful for self-catering. Breakfast was disappointing because it was limited in regard of choice and amount. You were only allowed to one croissant, apple, orange juice and coffee.
Run! RUN! RUN!
Save your money and go elsewhere. The location is not the best and the service is terrible! The sofa bed was not meant to be slept in, the room tiny and cramped. The bathroom was barely acceptable. Travellers beware! You can easily find better than this place!
Our service previous to our trip was via email and was pretty good, the clerk answered all of my questions quickly and was very friendly. I was really excited about this trip as it was a surprise for my fiance.
A little Europe in Toronto!
Found Castlegate Inn by accident! ( friend of a friend). Little place just perfect! Reminded me of Europe. Loved the whole thing!
I was looking for a value-priced B&B in Toronto and the website promised what I was looking for. But I would have done much better staying at a Motel 6!!!
Pleasantly wonderful place to stay
Castlegate Inn offers an affordable place to stay in Toronto. Its closeness to Casa Loma is cool. (Though Casa Loma wasn't what I expected.) Next time I visit T.O. I'm sure I'll stay at the Castlegate.
Castlegate Inn is a terrific find--located in the lovely and charming Annex neighborhood of Toronto, its price can't be beat, particularly considering its convenient proximity to the University of Toronto and many tourist attractions (Casa Loma Inn, Bata Shoe Museum, etc.)