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Ascendence Harbourside Mansion Bed & Breakfast Halifax

7.3 | Good
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Halifax-Rockingham B&B with a quality breakfast and rooms with jacuzzi but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free limited parking
  • Numerous guests praised the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and informative by several reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel was somewhat difficult to find according to a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Just off Bedford Highway and about a 12-minute drive from downtown Halifax, the Ascendence Harbourside Mansion Bed & Breakfast Halifax is suitable for lodgers looking for a bed and breakfast with easy highway access and spa services.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a bathrobe and slippers for each guest. Rooms with a laptop and a jetted tub are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. All rooms are non-smoking and designated smoking areas are available.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a beauty salon with massage services, a media room, meeting facilities, a business centre, guest laundry, BBQ facilities, a free breakfast and limited free parking. Pets are not permitted.

Mt. St. Vincent University is about a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Hemlock Ravine Park is 9 minutes away by car. Halifax Shopping Centre is approximately an 8-minute drive away and Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, limited free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 7, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's breakfast, rooms and staff.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's free breakfast, describing it as delicious, plentiful and well prepared. One lodger noted, "Katherine is a wonderful cook and makes fresh breakfasts that vary daily and include a yogurt and fresh picked berries and fruit starter followed by made from scratch waffles or crepes or Polish egg dishes".

The hotel's lodgings were enjoyed by many reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, quiet and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their accommodations, however (see below).

Several reviewers complimented the hotel's staff, finding them accommodating, friendly and helpful with recommendations and directions. One guest remarked, "Katherine and Dan are very kind and open people. It was like staying with friends. If you enjoy chatting to your hosts, that's the place to go".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the location. 

Some lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported traffic noise, noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, and noise caused by the owners partying outside late at night.

A few guests had complaints about the hotel's location. They described it as hard to find with poor signage, and also recommended the hotel for those with a car. 
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 47 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 of 34 Halifax B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 7, 2013 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
7.3
Good
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23 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 7.3/10 based on 190 reviews

Ranked #23 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

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Location
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (0.4 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (3.6 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (5.8 km)
Map Marker Ascendence Harbourside Mansion Bed & Breakfast Halifax
24 Northumberland Drive, Halifax, NS