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Ashbury House B&B
Ranked #6 of 53 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Long day at work, a 4+ hour drive made worse by a delay at the border crossing, a missed turn that added more time--it was all forgotten the minute the door opened at the Ashbury House. George greeted us with a smile and a handshake, then Charmaine appeared with 2 huge slices of her homemade apple crumble pie! Heaven on Earth! I have never received a more amazing, delicious welcome. George and Charmaine are special people--their warmth is genuine, her cooking is spectacular, and the conversation is stimulating. One morning they invited their neighbor over for breakfast--a history professor at the University. It made for great discussion and honestly by the end of breakfast it felt like we had all been friends for years. It takes special hosts to facilitate that. The house is in a great neighborhood, and we were able to walk to the Nature Museum, then walk the canal up to Parliament and the downtown area. We will definitely return to Ottawa (what a gorgeous, friendly city), and when we do, we will stay with our old new friends George and Charmaine.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Ashbury House is located in the Glebe area of Ottawa. Very close to museums, great restaurants and shops. This beautiful home is in a neighborhood of similar old, large well kept homes. It was fun walking around the neighborhood enjoying the architecture.
The inn keepers, Charmaine and George could not have been any kinder and welcoming! We felt comfortable and at home right away. They even upgraded us to a suite as a nice surprise. The bed was so comfy , really soft nice sheets and good pillows too.
Ottawa is great for biking and George was so helpful in providing us with good information on where to go.
The breakfasts were yummy & conversation at the table lively& interesting.
Everyone that we met in Ottawa was very friendly. I love this city.
I highly recommend the Ashbury house to anyone that wants a great value . This beats a hotel any day! We travel frequently and prefer B&B's.
Don't miss this one!!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Charmayne and George are very welcoming and had helpful suggestions of places to go. George helped park the car until I got used to it. I stayed 5 days here with a comfortable queen bed. The air conditioner kept the room very comfortable and I had a sound sleep. There is a private bathroom with shower , easy chairs, closet and dresser. My only problem was that the mirrors were all high, so not so convenient for someone 5 feet tall.
The hot breakfast was different every morning and tasted wonderful. The neighbourhood is quiet and close to places I wanted to go. I li

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We arrived here early afternoon and Charmaine wasn't in the least put out and provided us with hot drinks and apple crumble while we sat on her front porch until our room was ready. We had booked the Mulberry room but Charmaine had decided to upgrade us to the apartment which takes up the top floor of the house so we had a very spacious suite. This comprised a large lounge and dining area, kitchen, bathroom, balcony plus one double and one twin bedroom. the B & B has off road parking for all guests and is situated on a pleasant residential street. Charmaine's breakfasts offered something for everyone and there was plenty of it. It was all served at the very large and elegant dining table downstairs. Both Charmaine and George are very hospitable hosts. The B & B is within very easy walking distance of Bank Street where there is an exceedingly frequent bus service to downtown Ottawa. You can purchase bus tickets at the nearby grocery store. We took advantage of this and left our car on the B & B parking lot for the duration of our stay.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

George and Charmaine make you feel comfortable since the arrival, such a lovely and kind couple. Our room was big, cozy and the bed was fantastic. It has an excellent location near Bank St. and Carleton which was great for us. The breakfast is wonderful with fresh fruit and bacon! George and Charmaine were always available and helped us a lot during our stay since we were moving to Canada and needed a few tips about the city. We'll definitely recommend to all our friends and relatives visiting the city.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We booked before my partner sadly passed away but i decided to make the trip anyway as we were intending to visit a friend who lives nearby.

I'm really pleased that I decided to go. Breakfasts were amazing, the company lively and interesting and Charmaine and George looked after me brilliantly.

You have to try the warm apple pie, it's delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Charmaine and George make your stay perfect. This B&B is located close to 417 and close to public transit to get downtown.
The rooms and beds are comfortable and the breakfast is delicious. We like the Magnolia Suite which has a door between 2 separate sleeping areas.
This B&B doesn't have central a/c, but our room had in room a/c and fans so that was fine.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Address: 303 First Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2G7, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #6 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ottawa
Price Range: $105 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide B&B accommodation as well as a furnished family apartment with kitchen. All guest rooms have ensuite bath rooms. Guests rave about the quality of the experience at Ashbury House, the comfort of the rooms including the beds, gourmet breakfasts, inspiring conversations, apple pie, Ceylon tea and antique furnishings. Ashbury House has been featured live on TV.An example of guest feedback: "Thank you again for an absolutely perfect stay at Ashbury House. I think you go beyond the exceptional in your hospitality and I know this is the rule and I was not an exception because the cab driver asked me about my stay. When I responded with superlatives, he told me it was the same with every fare he picked up there." Joan – California ... more   less 
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