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Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free downtown shuttle service
  • Free breakfast and appetizers for guests staying in executive rooms
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for guests looking to access some Halifax attractions on foot
  • Across from Halifax Commons park
Cons
  • A few guests found the parking facility small
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the parking prices were too expensive ($17 per night)
  • A couple of guests complained about hearing noise from the halls
  • A couple of reviewers noted that the curtains in their rooms did not block the sunlight well
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 22, 2016
Overview
This hotel is situated at the corner of Robie Street and Quinpool Street, across from the Halifax Commons park. Offering executive rooms with a free breakfast, turn-down service, Aveda bath products and Voss bottled water, this property is well suited for guests looking for luxurious accommodations.

All rooms are smoke free and include a flat screen TV, free local calls, an iPod dock clock radio, a coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee, Aveda bath products, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge and bathrobes, while suites provide more spacious accommodations and a sofabed. Guests may request a microwave.

Guests staying in executive rooms also receive free breakfast and appetizers at the on-site restaurant, turn-down service and free bottled water.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in the business centre. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select guest rooms at no additional fee.

The on-site Seasons restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and room service is available daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Underground parking is available on site for an additional fee of $17 per night. This hotel provides a free shuttle service to downtown destinations on weekdays from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and on weekends from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, a rooftop patio, a business centre, meeting and event space, a guest laundry facility, dry cleaning service, concierge service, safe deposit boxes and luggage storage.

The Halifax Citadel Historic Fort is about an 11-minute walk away, while the Halifax Metro Centre and the Halifax Convention Centre are both 15 minutes away by car. Other downtown attractions, including the Halifax Harbour waterfront boardwalk, Alexander Keith's Brewery and shopping on Spring Garden Road, are all within a 20-minute walk.

The Halifax Shopping Centre is 7 minutes away by car, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 30 minutes away by car. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is a 50-minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described overall pleasant experiences at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and several aspects of the property received praise.

The staff were frequently mentioned as the highlight of this hotel and staff throughout the property were complimented for their friendly, accommodating and helpful service.

The rooms were often described as clean, generally comfortable and well appointed with modern furnishings. A few guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

Many guests praised the food served at the on-site restaurant, while a few reviewers specifically mentioned that the wait staff were friendly and efficient.

Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for walking to some Halifax-area attractions.

A few guests found the lobby well appointed and inviting, while a few reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool and fitness centre.

A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. 

A few guests thought that the parking facility was small, while a couple of reviewers thought that the additional fees for parking were too expensive ($17 per day).

A couple of guests complained about hearing noise from the halls and neighbouring rooms, while a couple of other reviewers noted that their rooms had sheer curtains that did not block sunlight well.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #16 out of 28 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 762 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.1 out of 10, based on 510 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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21 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 8.0/10 based on 4865 reviews

Ranked #21 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

4865
Location
Map Marker Atlantica Hotel Halifax
1980 Robie Street a Quinpool, Halifax, NS