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Waverley Inn
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Recommended!”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Just returned from 4 nights at the Waverley Inn and hope to return. It provided exactly what I value in a stay: clean, friendly staff, safe feeling for a solo woman, good housekeeping, good food, historic atmosphere, understated elegance, great location, free parking.

True - noise could be a problem, as the rooms have obviously retro-fitted wall partitions.
It seems that there is no elevator which could be a problem for some guests. One is informed of that situation when making a reservation directly by phone.

Room Tip: The rooms are a good value, at least in April. I do not know the summer rates. A guest noted that...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed here for two nights and will be back whenever in Halifax. Friendly staff (including the housekeepers, who greet you in the mornings in the hallways), beautiful inn, free parking, free wi-fi, free breakfast, comfortable rooms with an historic vibe, and the location is perfect (downtown, near the waterfront). Prices are excellent. Really no downsides to the Waverley Inn, based on our experience. Book it. You'll enjoy it.

Room Tip: Room 122 is the Oscar Wilde room. He stayed there.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night. Very beautiful and historic inn (was most excited to read that Oscar Wilde once stayed here), and very comfortable and pretty (although smallish) room with nice private bathroom. Good free breakfast, free parking and wifi, and we very much appreciated the free hot tea/coffee and cake throughout the day/evening. We asked for and received a great recommendation from reception for a pub (The Henry House) 4 doors down where we had an excellent and reasonably priced dinner (boutique beers on tap). We also had a 5 minute walk to the harbour and 15-20 to the Citadel, with many restaurants around, so it is a fabulous location. There is also a big supermarket 5 minutes walk away. Only slight negative was a very noisy small bar fridge in our room which kept me awake in the night (and drops this rating down one star from what would otherwise be 5). Highly recommend.

Stayed April 2012
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

I'll admit I chose the Waverly mostly because of its close proximity to the wedding reception my partner and I were attending... But regardless, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming inn! Our room's decor managed to honour the heritage of the building with flair, while also offering all the modern amenities you could ask for. My favourite part was how the afternoon sun would filter through the gorgeous stained glass piece in the bathroom, making for a most relaxing jacuzzi bath after a long day of exploring downtown Halifax by foot. The staff were also very helpful with directions and were kind, even allowing us to peek into some of the other (unoccupied) rooms to view the stunning antiques and furniture. Finally, the location turned out to be better than I'd thought (having never travelled to Halifax) - it was within walking distance to several excellent restaurants and pubs.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Lovely old hotel, impeccable condition. Rooms are wonderful, high ceilings (1st floor), nice breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about Waverley Inn

Property: Waverley Inn
Address: 1266 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Halifax
#9 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#10 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,356 - ₹ 11,594
Hotel Class:3 star — Waverley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully restored and centrally located inn close to all of downtown Halifax's major attractions. Thirty-four antique-filled rooms all with en-suite bath, many with Jacuzzi. A non-smoking property offering free parking, continental-plus breakfast buffet and high-speed wireless. History and hospitality join hands at Halifax's Waverley Inn. ... more   less 
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