Tucked away on a quiet street in downtown Halifax, this redbrick boutique hotel offers an elegant alternative to the big chain experience within easy walking distance of all the central attractions of the Nova Scotian capital.
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The Halliburton sits in the centre of downtown Halifax, the Atlantic Ocean port and capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Comprised of three adjoining 19th-century redbrick buildings with a shared courtyard, the hotel is positioned a block or two away from the city’s historic waterfront, and within easy walking distance of the Citadel, Maritime Museum, Central Library, the bars of Argyle Street, and the rest of the city centre. Halifax International Airport is 35 minutes away by car.
Originally built in 1809, the hotel retains its historic character and the 29 rooms and suites of the hotel reflect its special heritage. All the rooms are unique in their layout, size and decor, with King or Queen size beds, private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV and free wifi. One-bedroom suites are available, with separate sitting room and sleeper sofa, and a fireplace to warm yourself by after strolling the city. For the ultimate in old-world luxury, upgrade to a Grand Suite and its four-poster bed, private patio, and leather fireside armchairs. Rooms overlooking the courtyard at the back of the hotel offer maximum peace and quiet.
Room rates at The Halliburton include a generous continental breakfast, served in the hotel’s highly-rated Stories Restaurant. The restaurant was described by Where to Eat in Canada’s 2015-16 guide as “small and elegant” where “the menu is distinguished and the cooking is accomplished”. It is open for dinner reservations and showcases regional seafood and game, sourced from local farmers and producers. Room service dining is also available while, away from the hotel, all the restaurant choices of downtown Halifax lie within easy walking distance.
The Halliburton’s secluded yet central location means all of the city’s downtown attractions are just a few blocks away. Besides convenience, the hotel also prides itself on its cosy, intimate atmosphere, and guests are free to relax by the fireside in its communal library, originally the domain of Sir Brenton Halliburton, first Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. In the summer months, the hotel’s leafy private courtyard provides a peaceful spot to enjoy morning coffee or evening drinks. Due to the historic nature of the building, there are no elevators at the hotel and travellers with physical impairments are advised to book elsewhere.
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