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Kincardine, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stayed four nights and were treated to a delicious and different breakfast each morning after and quiet, comfortable sleep. There is a study with homemade cookies and a small fridge stocked with cool drinks at the end of a long day of sight seeing (or helping a relative move). The price was right, especially considering we stayed during a... More 

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Gregory'sGirl, Owner at Shirley Samantha's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We appreciate the good comments about our attempt to provide a varied and excellent breakfast and a comfortable place to stay. I would like to note that we do have central air conditioning for the whole house, but unfortunately these guests were here during that recent very hot spell and up on the second floor where the bedrooms are is... More 

Delta, B.C.
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

We loved staying here! We arrived in Ottawa after midnight and still Paul waited up to welcome us. He showed us our cozy room with large, clean bath across the hall that was for our exclusive use. In the morning we could enjoy the unique ambiance of the home. There were lots of interesting collections and antiques, etc. to enjoy... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Shirley Samantha is a very lucky stuffed doll that lives with Cynthia and Paul at their wonderful B&B. Everything here is clean and welcoming. The location is convenient to downtown if you are up to a moderately-long walk. If not, the bus runs every 15-20 minutes from about a block away. Breakfast was delicious, with every detail nicely done. Knowledgeable... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Our family stayed in this b&b for 2 nights. We booked both of the rooms which were located in the upper floor so we had the upper floor all to us. One room had en-suite bathroom and the other bathroom was just opposite the room. The rates were very reasonable. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. They were nicely... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Comfortable mattress and clean crispy sheets, I had a very good sleep. There is construction going on next door, but they don't start too early, so it was a non issue. Breakfast was amazing, it was nice to have a set schedule for it, this way we had a chance to meet other guests and get some travel tips.

1 Thank Dafa4
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Just returned from a lovely stay at Shirley Samantha's bed and breakfast. Upon arrival we were treated to yummy toffee and triple chocolate chip cookies. They offered us free cold drinks and the use of a mini fridge, which was great! Room was very clean and queen bed was quite comfortable. My LO slept through the night in her separate... More 

1 Thank TorontoJess
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

You'll be more than comfortable in this homey B&B; great decor, wonderful imaginative breakfast and lots of little touches that most places haven't covered. Cynthia is friendly and warm and obviously loves what she does. Don't miss it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay at this artistically decorated B&B. I very much loved the decor and it felt very homely. The B&B is located about a thirty minute walk from the town centre but there are buses if you don’t want to walk. The host had bus passes available to purchase if required. Our room was quite spacious... More 

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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is THE best hosting experience I've ever had in my life, even compared to 5-star hotels. We stayed in the green room, that is exactly as in the picture, with a nice private bathroom. Actually, towels and sheets are better than the ones I've at home, there are cookies on the table outside of the room and the overall... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Based on TripAdvisor's reviews, my parents and I stayed at this Bed & Breakfast for 4 nights at the end of July/Aug. The hosts Cynthia and Paul were welcoming and kind, Friendly and helpful. The house itself is on a quiet street. Lovely home. Quiet, peaceful. The rooms are spacious, very clean, with great daylight and air conditioning. Free Wifi... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You will be warmly welcomed to our traditional home, furnished with a mix of antique and contemporary pieces, accented with the work of Canadian artists and artisans. We are located on a quiet street, within walking distance of downtown, close to public transportation and half a block from the Rideau River Cycling Path. Delicious breakfasts featuring local produce and home baking are served in the formal dining room or on the deck, under the maple tree. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shirley Samantha's Bed & Breakfast

Address: 28 Carlotta Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6S6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $85 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Shirley Samantha's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa, Ontario
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“Only two rooms, both adequate. No way to go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles wandaredmanm, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Maple tree room”
 of 5 bubbles TorontoJess, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and comfortable; one has en suite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 410wendyl, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We enjoyed the smaller bedroom with the bathroom across the hall.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwina, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We always choose one with the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnJAdelaide, 2 May 2013 | Read review
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