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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My wife and I stayed four nights with Diane and Ted, and enjoyed every minute aboard Boatel 1. It's docked a short walk or tram ride from Union Station, so getting around Toronto became very easy. Even better, Diane welcomed us with a thorough orientation to the city, and made reservations and recommendations for a couple of really excellent restaurants (which were our favorite meals in Canada, outside of her own proudly presented breakfasts each day.) The feeling of family that our hosts and their other guests generated means that we will return to the Boatel the next time we are in town.

Room Tip: it's a boat - don't stay in your sleeping quarters - use the living areas and decks to spread out.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Looking forward to the next visit. Hopefully our Blue Jays do better next season.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed my stay, wonderful location, cosy room, fabulous breakfasts. This treat is on my schedule each time I stay in Toronto. You will want to come back again. So close to downtown, the aquarium, baseball stadium and the harbor, what a great place to walk about.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

See you next year!!!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

What a wonderful experience! The hosts were so welcoming and knowledgeable. Our room was so clean. There was something about being on the water, enjoying our wonderful breakfast and being in such a calm environment. We had breakfast with a few of the other tourists and it was so much fun! The Boatel is close to everything you need to see in downtown Toronto and we walked everywhere. Thank you!

Room Tip: Easily accessible to downtown Toronto and very quiet.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your holidays (and baseball games). Thanks you for the lovely comments. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Sometimes things are just meant to be!!!!! We had booked a condo through Booking.com 6 months ago and at the last minute the host cancelled our booking (and he received multiple bad reviews!) Anyway, it really was meant to be that we were able to secure a booking at this truly amazing place actually on Lake Ontario. Diane and Ted were fabulous hosts, even when we arrived veru late due to a delayed train arrival. Breakfasts were out of this world and Diane was a font of knowledge. What better way to wake up than in a cabin and views of the CNTower and amazing sunrises.

Room Tip: Accommodation is in one of 3 cabins.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks Sally. We're glad that the last part of your trip was better than the first and that you were able to view one of our outstanding sunrises before your Niagara Falls trip. Remember to look up the Blueberry Dutch Baby recipe on our blog on our website.

Diane

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Making Waves Boatel was such a different experience than anything else I've tried. Diane and Ted were wonderful hosts, and answered any and all questions I had. Breakfast was delicious in the morning, and such a great way to start our day of sightseeing. Naturally the space is tight in the rooms, but you have free reign to hang out in the living space or on the deck as needed. Right from the beginning Diane was very welcoming and took the time to explain the transit system in the area, sightseeing spots, and personal recommendations for food and entertainment. If you are visiting the Toronto area, I definitely recommend for the personal and unique experience.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you discovered the Boatel and enjoyed your stay.

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