Centrally-located amidst three noteworthy neighborhoods: the Glebe, Little Italy and China Town on the East, West and North respectively, as well as, within a walking distance from Carleton University on the South. Conveniently, also 5 minutes away from Dow’s Lake Pavilion - an end point for the Rideau Canal Skate way in the winter - where kayaks are available to rent in the summer. Number 4 bus, in front of the building, is the way to downtown Ottawa in 10 minutes. The Greyhound bus terminal is one bus stop away on the same line.
The room itself is the maximum for minimalism: a double-sized mattress over box base, two pillows, linen in white, five available hangers and yours truly, a night lamp.
Everything else like, an iron, ironing board or a hair-dryer is to be shared with the host.
Both, the kitchen and the bathroom, are also along the lines of minimalism - petite, pure and practical. And available to make use of in the best way one enjoys. The host hopes the guests would carry the free spirits to make themselves at home.
Ce séjour était mon premier dans un airbnb. L'accueil de Marina a été simple et très chaleureux. Marina m'a donné beaucoup d'indications très utiles et fait de très intéressantes suggestions. Si je dois repasser à Otawa, j'espère pouvoir la retrouver.
Hôte vraiment très gentille et accessible! Chambre très confortable!
This was my first stay at an airBnB, so I didn't really know what to expect. The hostess welcomed me into her home. Warning: finding a place to park a car is difficult.
Marina is very welcoming and friendly. Upon our arrival at the apartment, she provided us with really useful maps and guides which really make our travelling really easy. Besides, she also made nice breakfast for us on weekends and spent time chatting with us! It was really wonderful to have her as our host. :)
We had a wonderful stay at Marina's place! As soon as we arrived,she offered us drinks and sat us down to tell us about the city, providing maps and detailed directions. The apartment was spotless and the bedroom comfortable. The location is great with convenient bus stops near by. Marina was warm ans friendly and we definitely would recommend the place for any visitors to Ottawa.
Marina is a very nice and generous host. She made our stay comfortable and helpful with maps and directions to get around Ottawa. I would definitely get in contact with Marina if I was heading to Ottawa again.
Marinas place was nice, clean and easy to find from the airport, and place in an good neighbourhood, with easy access to bus to downtown.
Marina was so sweet and welcoming despite a horrible flue! And gave good advice of where to go and what to see. Go visit Marina - you will not regret :)
Marina est une femme charmante, très gentille, qui nous a donné beaucoup d'informations! C'était la première fois que nous visitions Ottawa, et dès notre arrivée elle nous a fourni plein de documentation pour nous aider. Elle a toujours su nous donner de bons conseils, et nous a préparé de DÉLICIEUX petits-déjeuners ! =)
L'appartement est bien situé, près du lac, près du canal, près du centre-ville, près de Chinatown... Voyager en taxi ne coûte pas très cher de là, mais le bus est juste en bas de l'immeuble. Le quartier est très calme.
Marina prend toujours le temps d'avoir une petite conversation avec vous, ce qui est très agréable. Après une nuit, vous avez l'impression d'être chez une amie, et pas chez une étrangère! n'hésitez pas! =)
Marina is a very open and welcoming host. She provided us with the basic information about Ottawa and gave us some tips about what to do in the city. We had lots of room and could come and go as we wanted to. I would totally recommend staying with her!
Oh and thanks for sending the pictures!
Unfortunately, we cannot agree with the former reviews at all. Instead of simply telling us what bothered her, Marina started playing music at midnight to show us that we were too loud - even if we had the feeling we were only quietly talking in our room, screamed at us the next morning for things we would have totally understood and changed if she would have told us the day before, and kicked us out of the apartment one hour earlier than agreed on.
The only positive thing was that she was helpful about telling us where to go and what to see in Ottawa in the beginning.
Still, we would not recommend staying at her apartment.