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Fountain View Guest House

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were booked into a Choice Hotel and because they were overbooked they sent us to the Fountainview Guest House on Robie St. Believing it to be comparable to our original hotel, we made a booking and what a shock to find this place. It turned out to be a budget guest house that is in need of repairs and...

1Thank charlieO8223NA
Banff National Park, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I stayed at this no frills guest house and found the owner/hostess really spooky. She looks to be about 100 years old and does not trust a lot of people. She is from the old school and is suspicious of women travelling solo. The rooms are reasonably priced and no frills with little touches to add to charm perhaps, such...

1Thank sherri c
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The owner, Helen V, answered questions about the rooms available on the phone. I traveled from the USA and offered to send a cashier's check but it would not have arrived until after I did so I paid her when I arrived. She held the room on good faith until I arrived.. I choose the room with a small refrig,...

2Thank artlandmusictraveler
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This guest house is terrible, no access to fridge and kitchen. The bathroom is not clean enough to be comfortable. lots of noise from the crowded and high traffic street. More importantly, the host is very mean; she behaves very bad and unprofessional. By and large, I don't recommend it at all. It is not worth even thinking about it.

6Thank ciruss a
Charlottetown, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We appreciated very much our stay chez Helen, while my mother was in hospital over Christmas, into January at the QEII. The rates were very good, the place is simple and homey. Helen is a lively, interesting lady with character, and accommodating with respect to the uncertain length our stay. My parents went back there to stay when my mother...

5Thank LouiseMacAdam
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 June 2013

I must say that I just returned from a holiday in NS and NB and that I did stay at the Fountainview Guest House because I couldn't get into the hostel and despite being inundated with notes and repeated messages from Helen, for the price of $40.00 for a double room, I was quite happy because of the price to...

1Thank 474HappyGoLucky474
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I don't really get most of the negative comments; some of you are very sensitive to be so highly impressed by Helen's attitude. It is around 45$ a night; you cannot really expect something more than what you get. It is certainly not neat, but comfortable and two footsteps from downtown Halifax. If you're on a tight budget, this is...

3Thank shb00m
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I would not recommend this place to no one,, the hostess was not at all friendly , she had attitude . I had intended on staying there 2 times so I paid with credit card the first time , then on phone with credit card second time ,, when my son got there he was asked to pay again cause...

4Thank Southbranchgirl
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I have stayed in Halifax to visit couple of universities to apply to their Master programs. This place is the cheapest and compared to what it has to offer it is good. Room that I stayed #2 was spacious, had two single beds-one soft one firmer, wireless internet, toaster, refrigerator, kettle, tv and a small sink. All is old but...

1Thank Pinar U
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Great price. 55 dollars for a room with two single comfortable clean beds. Rooms very clean Shared bathroom- floors were dirty.

5Thank Parisfrances

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Additional Information about Fountain View Guest House

Address: 2138 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4M5, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Price Range: €16 - €26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Fountain View Guest House Hotel Halifax
Fountain View Hotel
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“Many other good hotels in the area. Helps to shop around. Avoid this place if you can.”
sherric809, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose room with kitchen sink and air conditioning, especially in summer. Upstairs room #2 was quiet though faced the Halifax Common.”
artlandmusictraveler, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We had a room in the back of the house”
474HappyGoLucky474, 27 Jun 2013 | Read review
“I had #2 it oversees the busy road but no disturbance even I am a light-sleeper”
PinarU_12, 17 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the room with sink and fridge, bring your own toilet paper.”
rose11177, 3 Sep 2011 | Read review
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