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Fresh Start Bed and Breakfast

7.0 | Good
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5-min. drive from downtown, guests praised comfortable rooms, staff & breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as generally comfortable
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several guests found the location convenient for driving to downtown Halifax
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers thought that the house was in need of some maintenance
  • A couple of guests said that the beds were squeaky
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 4, 2014
Overview
This property is situated across from Canadian Forces Base Stadacona and the Maritime Command Museum. Downtown attractions are about a 5-minute drive away from this B&B.

This B&B offers eight rooms and all rooms are smoke free. The rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, a luggage rack and a ceiling fan (no air conditioning). Two rooms at this B&B also include a sofabed, a fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker and a private balcony, while one of these rooms also has an in-room TV.

Some rooms have shared bathroom facilities, while other rooms have private en suite bathrooms. There is a resident house cat at this property, but guests are not permitted to bring their pets into the B&B. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

A free breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 10 am and includes seasonal fresh fruit and berries, fruit juices, cereals, homemade baked goods and a main course. Free parking is available on site. 

Downtown Halifax is about 5 minutes away by car and features the waterfront boardwalk, Casino Halifax, the ferry service to Dartmouth, the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, shopping and dining on Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road and the Halifax Metro Centre.

The Titanic grave site is a 6-minute drive away, while Dalhousie University and Pier 21 are both about 7 minutes away by car. The Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is a 25-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on March 31, 2014: Free breakfast hours, no air conditioning, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described generally pleasant stays at this B&B.

The rooms were often described as generally comfortable and well appointed with antique furniture. One reviewer said that the rooms were "charming...and full of character". Some guests added that the rooms were clean and spacious.

The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service and one reviewer said that the hosts were "sweet and fun to chat with". Several guests enjoyed the house cat, Tigger.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and one reviewer found the portions generous.

Several reviewers found the property conveniently located for accessing downtown Halifax by car, while a few guests appreciate the free private parking.

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were only a couple of common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A few guests thought the house was in need of some maintenance and one reviewer noticed a leaky ceiling and difficult door handle locks.

A couple of guests complained that their beds were squeaky.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this B&B #10 out of 33 Inns and B&Bs in Halifax, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 23 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.1 out of 10, based on 17 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 31, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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24 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 7.0/10 based on 23 reviews

Ranked #24 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

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Location
Map Marker Fresh Start Bed and Breakfast
2720 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS