Character apartment in downtown Byward Market, close to all tourist destinations. Housed in a historic building built in 1891, enjoy our comfortable and tastefully decorated apartment. Let Benjamin and I host you for your stay in Ottawa!
Our bright and welcoming apartment will make the perfect base for your stay in Ottawa. It is conveniently located in Byward Market, and is less than a 15 minute walk to most major attractions. The apartment itself is well decorated and comfortable. Benjamin and I enjoy having guests and will offer suggestions of places to see or restaurants to eat at, but also enjoy conversing and getting to know our guests, if the guest so desires. We will do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us in Ottawa!
Guests will have access to the entire apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Benjamin and I have both traveled somewhat extensively and enjoy interacting with our guests. Benjamin is originally from Germany and speaks German, English, French, Spanish, and a little Russian. Sonya speaks English, some Spanish, and a little French. If we are cooking a meal or brewing some tea, don't be surprised if we ask you if you'd like to join!
Our neighbourhead is the heart of downtown Ottawa! We live in Byward Market, which is surrounded by historic buildings and the Cathedral. The Cathedral tolls it bells occasionally throughout the day adding to the quaint neighbourhood atmosphere. The shops in Byward Market are only 2 blocks away, close enough to walk to quickly, but far enough away for the apartment to be peaceful, surrounded by chirping birds and playful squirrels!
Our location is extremely central, making it possible to walk to most major tourist destinations. The Art Gallery is 1 block away; Byward Market is 2 blocks away; many embassies (including American) are less than a 5 minutes walk; the Rideau Canal is less than a 10 minute walk; Parliament is a 10 minute walk; and the Museum of Civilization is a short 15 minute walk over the bridge!
Other Things to Note
Just a note that you will have your own spacious private bedroom in our apartment, but will share common areas with Benjamin and myself.
Unfortunately, we do not accept pets or children at this time. No smoking indoors. Thank you for your understanding.
Before choosing the place i made sure to read all the reviews. Could not AGREE more with all of them. Great hosts, very friendly, flexible in terms of time, central location, clean room and apartment. If i have to do another visa run i will definiely be staying with Ben n Sonya again. Thank you guys!!!
Upon arrival, I was greeted by my two very friendly hosts Sonya And Benjamin.
The room I was staying in had a large, comfy bed and the apartment location fit my needs quite well.
I had great conversation with my hosts and would definitely consider staying there again.
Great spot for foreigners looking to renew visas and stay nearby the embassy. Benjamin was very friendly, experienced, and accommodating, even helping me get last minute visa paperwork printed the night before my appointment. The private room was very comfortable and quite warm.
I enjoyed my stay with Sonya and Benjamin. It felt like visiting friends, They were very welcoming and helpful. The room is as described, warm, cosy and clean, very close to everything. I would stay here again and recommend it to other travellers.
Sonia and Benjamin welcomed us enthusiastically. They were keen to give us advice on places to visit and restaurant's to eat at. We had a lovely time meeting them and staying in their apartment. The location was ideal, it was walking distance from everything we wanted to do. The apartment was cozy and well heated in the winter.
The situation of this room is great: next to Byward Market and the Arts Museum and other interesting places of Ottawa. They offered me coffee and some food, which was very nice.
It was a pleasure to enjoy the hospitality of Sonia and Benjamin. Their home is a modest graduate student apartment which they share freely and openly kindly offering coffee or other amenities. It is favorablely priced and very well located. However do note it is good as a place to sleep while visiting Ottawa but not a place to spend a lot of time "at home" as it is small.
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Hi! We are Benjamin and Sonya. Benjamin is originally from Germany, and speaks German, French, English, Spanish, and some Russian. Sonya is originally from Vancouver, and speaks English, some Spanish, and a little French. We both have traveled somewhat extensively and love hosting other travellers. We strive to make connections with our guests and enjoy making our place a little slice of home away from home!