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The Old Rectory
Ranked #6 of 88 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Why stay anywhere else?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

It astounds me that anyone who comes to Stratford stays anywhere else. The food is off-the-charts and the accommodations are uber-comfortable. No detail is overlooked. And best of all, Kim and Kevin are beyond hospitable. They treat you like family. Thanks Kim and Kevin for a great vacation year-in and year-out!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Beautiful rooms, delicious food, kind and gracious hosts -- The Old Rectory provides everything you need for a great stay in Stratford. My husband and I stayed in one of the coach house suites, which provided us with an upstairs loft to watch TV, read, and relax, as well as the first flloor bedroom and bathroom, and a rear patio area for private, quiet outdoor time. Kim and Kevin have found their niche in life -- their talents abound, and they share them with their guests. Even their young son provides a warm welcome when he visits with you in the sitting room in the main house or sees you at breakfast. In a quick three block walk, you are in the heart of the shopping and dining area of Stratford, three blocks more and you arrive at the Avon Theatre, or head the opposite direction, and in about seven blocks you arrive at the Festival Theatre. The Old Rectory places you in easy walking distance from all of the attractions while giving you a lovely home away from home. We will be back!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

We had a fantastic time at the Old Rectory B&B. We had room 1 and it was nice and cozy. The breakfast was fantastic and we stuffed our faces! The location was unbelievable and we could walk everywhere from the B&B.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Although its been a while since we had the opportunity to return to The Old Rectory B&B we were welcomed "back home" as though we had never left. The hospitality offered by Kim & Kevin Gormley is like no where else we have been. One time we traveled by train and after we left Kim ordered a cab to return a forgotten item to us at the train station. This trip Kevin traveled our route out of town to tell us how best to avoid street construction. They will go the extra mile to make your stay pleasant and the breakfasts and gourmet dinners that Kevin makes with Kim's help are out of this world. The home itself is lovely, well-cared for and shows their decorating talents with special family-related items everywhere. We would not stay anywhere else in the Stratford area. Thanks again, Kim and Kevin.

Room Tip: They are all good; a room for all tastes depending on the type you are looking for. My husband and...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

We were back again for the Nth year in a row. Can't praise Kim and Kevin enough for running the most delightful B&B in town.

This year they added gourmet dinner -- available only for guests who stay over. If you've heard about the fabulous gourmet breakfast here, imagine how wonderful the gourmet dinner can be. It was one of the best meals we've ever had -- better than the Prune, the Church, etc.

This is a gem!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Rectory

Property: The Old Rectory
Address: 218 Ontario St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H4, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,870 - ₹ 14,177
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Rectory 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We both share a passion for good wholesome food. Kevin has worked previously for 15 years in some of the U.K.'s and Irelands finest Country Inns and Restaurants before moving to Stratford in 1993. Kim is a native of Stratford and has traveled extensively on a Private Yacht catering to crew and invited guests. Both of us now enjoy life together in the great community of Stratford with our son Conor among family and friends. Together we hope to nourish your body and soul. ... more   less 
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