The website of the Cambridge Suites suggests it's a luxury hotel (note the slinky dark-haired model with the cheekbones), but it's not, really. It's a comfortable, well run, nicely maintained hotel in an excellent location for visiting the wonderful city of Halifax. The hotel sits off one corner of the Citadel, an 18th century fortress, and is within easy walking distance of both the waterfront and Spring Garden, a charming, quirky area of interesting shops and restaurants. We stayed at the Cambridge a total of four nights over two separate weekends and were very happy with it. It was reasonably priced and dead quiet at night. The odds are high we'd stay there again if we visit Halifax in the future. If we stayed somewhere else, it would only be because we wanted to explore a different corner of the city.
The Cambridge handles breakfast in a shrewd, sensible manner. It offers for free the usual "breakfast bar" fare, or, if you wish, you can sit, be waited on, and order something like an omelet at extra cost. I went with the oatmeal and fruit, but I appreciated the option. It also has a pretty good restaurant, so if you're tired, you're not obliged to go out in search of dinner. If you do have the energy, though, the pubs and restaurants within a few minutes' walk of the Cambridge are a delight.More
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