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Downtown hotel on pedway system, on-site dining, pool & hot tub, excellent staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms and the hotel in general as well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their professional service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the pedway system and exploring downtown on foot
  • Several guests found the beds comfortable
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub
Cons
  • A few guests said that they had difficulty accessing the hotel from the parking facility
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 14, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Halifax. With multiple on-site dining, ballrooms, an indoor pool and private balconies, this hotel is well suited for guests who prefer more upscale accommodations and amenities. Also, as part of the downtown Link Pedway system, guests may access several downtown attractions without going outside, including Scotia Square Mall, the Halifax Metro Centre and Casino Nova Scotia.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi (available throughout the hotel), a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 
Microwaves are available upon request, free of charge. 

Select rooms also include a private balcony and/or a sofabed. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $35 per five days.

The on-site restaurant, the Harbour City Bar & Grill, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Recreational facilities offered at this hotel include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a fitness centre.

On-site parking is available and costs $19.95 for self-parking or $23 for valet parking. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, meeting space, dry cleaning service, concierge service, safe deposit boxes and luggage storage.

The are many downtown attractions, shops and restaurants within a 15-minute walk of this hotel, including the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, the Halifax Harbour waterfront board walk, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Halifax Shopping Centre is 10 minutes away by car, while access to Highway 102 is a 12-minute drive away. The Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is about 30 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 20, 2014: All property details.

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The Good
Several aspects of this property were complimented by guests, among the reviews used for this analysis, and the staff were the most frequently praised.

Many reviewers described the staff throughout the hotel as friendly, helpful and professional service. Staff were also described as genuine, welcoming and accommodating.

The rooms were often described as generally comfortable and well appointed, while several reviewers agreed that the beds were comfortable. A few guests added that the rooms were clean and spacious.

Many guests found the hotel conveniently located for exploring downtown area attractions on foot and accessing the pedway system.

Several guests enjoyed the on-site pool, fitness centre and sauna.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The food and service at the on-site restaurant was praised by a few guests, while a couple of guests appreciated the free Wi-Fi service.
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The Bad
There were no notable concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a few guests mentioned that the route to the hotel from the parking facility was convoluted and difficult to navigate.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #17 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 249 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.6 out of 10, based on 97 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 20, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good

Rated 8.1/10 based on 777 reviews

Ranked #17 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

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Location
Map Marker Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS