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The Great George
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Charlottetown
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Charlotte, NC
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“Loved the Great George”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Great George! Our room was huge and very well appointed. Aside of the charming hotel, it's the staff that makes it excellent! They went out of their way to make our stay perfect. The manager was super friendly and the girls at the front desk were always helpful. They mapped out routes for us to drive each day on the island, making sure to note places to stop that we might otherwise have passed by. When we arrived to late for happy hour one night, the staff gave us free wine and beer to take to our room. The cookies that they put out each night were also fantastic! We would stay here again without a doubt.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

The location of the Great George is excellent; close to the waterfront, great restaurants, Province House, Confederation Centre, shopping, yet quiet and relaxing. The property is huge comprising of 18 renovated houses. The lobby is welcoming and full of antiques and quirky things. There is an exercise room downstairs. Lots of free parking. Breakfast is provided every morning in the lobby area. Lots of famous people have stayed here including Regis Philbin and Elton John.

Room Tip: Best to ask for a room in one of the many houses they have as the rooms will be larger.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, 7 November 2011
Dear Jamdowngirl,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Great George. I am delighted that you enjoyed the pictures of our "famed" guests, our location plus you had the chance to relax while visiting. We hope to be your hotel of choice when you return to Charlottetown.

Thank you again for your feedback.

Best Regards,
Michelle
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Moncton
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

I decided to treat my wife and I to Sunday breakfast in bed. The breakfast is included in the room rate but room service cost a reasonable $8.00 per person. I was impressed by the promptness of my order and the smartly dressed staff who presented us with a lovely arrangement for our breakfast. At checkout I was told that the room service charged was waved. What a wonderful gesture by a hotel, whose personnel is most accommodating and gracious.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

Such a lovely hotel and the staff were truly excellent. Our accommodation was excellent and we loved the complimentary coffee and cookies in the afternoon. There is a beautiful church just across the street and the tourist information centre is an easy walk. My only criticism (and it is a minor one) is that breakfast was a little awkward. Rather than a dining room set-up, it is large settees/arm chairs and low tables. I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to go back some day.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Witter-Coombs House. Two bedrooms on the first floor and one on the second so plen...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

We've stayed at the Great George for 2 nights as our "Minimoon" and we couldn't have chosen a better hotel!
You walk into the lobby and you discover a world of pleasures. The decoration of the hotel is classic English style and you feel like you are back in the 19 century.
We got the Huges House and loved it! Everything in the room is new and comfortable, the bed is like sleeping on a cloud - we didn't want to wake up. But there's definitely something to wake up for, the breakfast. Amazing breakfast with so many things to choose from! The breakfast is served in the lobby and you get to enjoy the fine food and furniture with complimentary newspapers.
The service is another thing that will definitely make us go back to the great george. The staff is friendly and professional and will do ANYTHING you ask them to. Everyday they go between all the rooms to distribute ice and chocolates. Every day between 5pm and 6pm there's a guest reception, in which the staff serve you free wine and beer. Don't forget the complimentary fresh baked cookies and water all day long.
To sum up, staying at the Great George is not only a good stay - it's an experience of a life time! This is by far the best hotel in Charlottetown and the best I've ever stayed in.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the "houses" instead of the main building, you might have to add a bit to e...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2011

I only stayed at this lovely hotel for one night, but the property "works" because it has nice elements of both a larger "chain" hotel and the charm of a well-run bed and breakfast (including a beer and wine happy hour, and the local beer is terrific, and a far above average continental breakfast with addictive baked goods). The rooms are outfitted in a nice antique-y style that compliment the property's historic underpinnings. Charlottetown, especially with this particular hotel, reminded me a lot of Dublin.

Room Tip: This is your perfect property if you like staying "in town" and you walk a lot.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Thie "Great George" calls itself a hotel, but many would call it an interesting collection of rooms for rent from a central desk in a pleasant building, sort of a B&B that includes a basic breakfast. Earlier this year I arranged to stay here through a travel company, for two nights in a room with a queen size bed for $532.52, with taxes. I was given the Wellington's Haviland Room, Room 683.

The room was small and a little cramped, but evidently, in something of a proud maritime tradition, it was well equipped with antiques, and the colours in the room were calming. The room was non-smoking and I did not smell smoke, so that was good.

I recall that the front desk staff were very nice. They were young, pleasant and eager to please. Also, the location in Charlottetown is unbeatable, in the best part of town.

Otherwise, for the price, it was a questionable venture. The buildings are well kept, but I encountered nothing that faintly resembled a luxurious setting. To get up to my room there were stairs to climb (something for people who don't do well with stairs to remember). The room itself was very dark, with the blind down, or it was full of light and without any privacy. There were no sheer curtains.

The shower in the bathroom was not very good. It was quite dangerous in fact, and would not be permitted where I come from. You could not raise your head to the shower without banging it on the ceiling. It was very strange.

Breakfast was OK, but it was also a little less than exciting. There was cereal and plain croissants were on offer. There were a small number of hard boiled eggs that people were grabbing like gold nuggets. (More eggs provided in another 15-20 minutes.) There was a small selection of fresh fruit and I remember a small number of plastic yogurt containers that were OK. There was toast and tea and coffee. It passed muster.

I can't say that I would stay here again, ever. Next time I come to Charlottetown, it's the Delta for me!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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GG58GGS, Director of Sales at The Great George, responded to this review, 27 October 2011
Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments regarding your stay at The Great George in Charlottetown. We are disappointed that your initial impressions were not positive. We appreciate all feedback and consider it an opportunity for improvement toward our ultimate goal of 100% guest satisfaction. I do apologize if it seemed that our breakfast wasn't quite as expected. With assorted baked muffins,cinnamon rolls, scones, two types of quiche, hard boiled eggs, toast, four varieties of bagels & english muffins, a selection of two cereals, a variety of cold yogurt, cheddar, fresh fruit, fruit salad, three types of juice, freshly brewed coffee plus a selection of teas, we are open to other suggested menu items. I'm pleased you found our team friendly and you also liked our location. With a variety of guestrooms as unique as our history The Great George appeals to those who shy away from conventional hotels. It is unfortunate that our guest service associate was not able to show you a variety of our other rooms so popular with repeat guests perhaps demonstrating that your experience at our hotel is very important to us. Again, we appreciate your business and hope that in the near future we will have an opportunity to provide you with the WOW experience that is our service standard.

Warmest Regards,

Michelle,
The Great George
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Property: The Great George
Address: 58 Great George St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4K3, Canada
Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Charlottetown
#2 Romantic Hotel in Charlottetown
#3 Family Hotel in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Great George 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique cluster of fully restored, 4 1/2 star heritage buildings situated within the streetscape splendour of Charlottetown's National Historic District. 50 guest rooms and suites + 4 luxury condos sure to satisfy the senses of the most discriminating traveler. Choose from the 21-room Victorian Pavilion, the intimate five-room Wellington House, family-friendly townhouses business-savvy Stable House or romantic Hideaway Suites. Deluxe rooms featuring fireplace, Jacuzzi or claw-foot tub. Frommers 2004: "One of Charlottetown's very classiest addresses." Open year round. ... more   less 
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