About this listing
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.
Marina is a wonderful host. She welcomed us warmly and we had a really nice talk. She recommended many sites to see and gave us some maps which turned out to be really helpful during our trip. She even invited us to a birthday party, although we did not go. As described, there was no wifi, but there was a Mcdonalds right across the street with wifi access. Our schedule was not normal, and Marina nicely allowed us to check in at 2pm and check out at 5pm two days after. All in all, the experience with Marina was wonderful!
Mariana makes our trip in Ottawa nice and comfortable. The conversation between us was interesting (even though my English is poor). She gave us many advices and the little Italy that she recommended was soooooo good! I love her little cozy apartment! I love Ottawa!
Good location, great host. Accurate posting. Very convenient to stadium. Close to city center, about a 25 min walk or easy public transportation access.
Die Wohnung war in einem Hochhaus mit Fahrstuhl, sehr einfach, aber in Ordnung. Marina war sehr freundlich und gab Tipps für die Stadtbesichtigung.
Marina was a gracious and welcoming host, very friendly and down to earth. Everything was very clean and tidy, and the room was equipped with a very comfortable bed and plenty of space for our things and for roaming around. We shared a lovely breakfast with the host, and would love to visit her again if we have the chance. We enjoyed having free parking and being so close to downtown and many of the interesting places in Ottawa. We were welcomed with many tips on where to go, and Marina was incredibly helpful and just fun to be around.
We felt very welcome at Marina's place! She was very attentive to our needs and made us feel at home at her place.
Marina was a lovely host and made me feel very comfortable. I enjoyed my brief stay at her small and simple suite. She oriented me with a good map and I was able to head out shortly after arrival and explore the neighbourhood.
About the Host, Marina
I treasure experiences collected over years and thousands of miles. Love tulips, tomatoes, tents and trains, but, before anything else - each and every day - a timely-brewed tin of coffee!!! In line with trying to live life with less, I bring home books, movies, music and magazines from the library. I've a plane ticket to visit Bulgaria in May and am saving for one to visit Brazil in December. Am always curious and up to hear what others love, save and crave for!