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Free breakfast with freshly baked goods, a 10-minute walk to Carleton University

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Tasty breakfast, according to guests
  • Guests praised friendly, flexible staff
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Carleton University
Cons
  • Tired decor, according to guests
  • Guest complained about musty odours in the rooms
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2013
Overview
This hotel is within a 10-minute walk to Carleton University and is well-suited for travellers visiting the university campus.

There are six rooms at this property. Each room has queen, twin or double bed(s) and free Wi-Fi. Pets are not allowed at this hotel.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily, which includes a selection of freshly baked goods. Free parking is available on site.

Dow's Lake (beginning of the Rideau Canal skateway in the winter, boat and bike rentals in the summer) is a 15-minute walk away. The Experimental Farm (Agriculture Museum, Arboretum and walking paths) is a 10-minute drive away. Downtown Ottawa (which is where popular attractions like Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and National Gallery of Canada are located) is just over a 10-minute drive away. Air travellers should budget for a 15-minute drive between the hotel and MacDonald-Cartier Airport (YOW). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: February 4, 2013).
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The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guest were most impressed with this hotel's location and with the room rate.

Guests really liked this hotel's proximity to Carleton University (10-minute walk), Dow's Lake (less than a 15-minute walk), and felt that it was within a reasonable drive to downtown Ottawa (just over a 10-minute drive). Guests also said that the hotel was easy to locate.

Price point was a positive for a number of guests who indicated that they felt that they had received good value for the room rate.

Staff were friendly, helpful and flexible to meet guest requests, like special food requests and early check-in.

Rooms were clean and comfortable, according to guests.

The breakfast was delicious, according to a number of guests. There were a number of comments from guests who enjoyed the freshly baked muffins.
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The Bad
While many of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable, guests did have a number of complaints in common, most notably about worn decor and about musty odours.

A number of guests complained about aging decor. The home that this B&B is located in is reportedly old and in need of repairs. Guests commented on cracking plaster, tired looking bathrooms, old linens, old furniture and broken lamps.

Guests said that the rooms had lingering musty odours and suggested that more could be done for ventilation.

A few guests complained about inefficient heating and/or cooling in their rooms and found them to be too hot or too cold.

There were problems with water pressure in the showers and with leaky faucets and toilets that did not flush, according to guests.

A couple of guests complained about lack of fresh towels. 
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #28 out of 44 Ottawa B&B and Inns based on 13 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.5 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 4, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
5.4
Mediocre

Rated 5.4/10 based on 27 reviews

Ranked #62 out of 67 hotels in Ottawa

Map Marker Sunnyside Bed and Breakfast
197 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa, ON