I was expecting a bit more from the web site, which proclaims that you will be pampered "body, mind, and soul." Except for some nice smelling soap, that was about the extent of the pampering. The room was furnished interestingly, with walls painted a deep red/purple color, and some nice furniture pieces, but I found the bed to be really hard and for this reason would not return. Room was clean enough, but I found several long hair strands, one on the sheet, one in the tub, in the towels, and in the sink.
The copper sink bowl was pretty, but impractical to use.
There was a brew and go cup coffeemaker in the room, but when I went to use it, a roach crawled out. Since this is a guest house, not a B&B, no breakfast was served, but there are cafes nearby. When I came back to the inn the first night, granola bars and bottles of water had been left on a table in the hallway, which was a nice touch. I thought I would grab one of each in the morning. However, a noisy group left before me, and took every last one. The next night, none were put out.
I was there for two nights and both mornings, very early, a pigeon was roosting and making lots of noise on the window air conditioner. In fact, it kept pecking the accordian fold in the space between the unit and the wall, trying to get in, which was very annoying.
The owner checked me in, and I didn't find her too friendly, considering she was the owner and not just a staff person. Location is definitely convenient but I'd stay in a regular B&B and hope for a more comfortable bed the next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our ecologically friendly "Vastu" rooms were specially designed for a holistic, cozy, and hospitable experience for daily, weekly, and extended stays. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, coffee-maker, mini-fridge, breakfast snacks, free wi-fi and cable TV. Parking and laundry are also available. It is conveniently located in midtown, a short walk to the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, University of Toronto, Fields Institute, George Brown College, Varsity Stadium, Queen's Park, Yorkville and Bloor Shopping. Steps from the Spadina North Subway, arrive at Downtown Theatres, the Roger's Centre, Air Canada Centre, Union Station and University Avenue in minutes. We are proud to offer a strictly non-smoking environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Annex Quest House Hotel Toronto
- Annex Quest House Toronto, Ontario