Our guests have stayed with us for both business and leisure. The Boatel is perfect for that romantic getaway or family holiday. Wondering where to get engaged in Toronto? We have already had two couple get engaged on the boat and many more have come here to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
We take pride in making sure all of our guests feel at home and truly enjoy their stay with us. After years of running Toronto’s only boat bed & breakfast we have received wonderful reviews in our guestbook. We wish we could share them all with you but here are just a few. Read what some have said about us!
Our goal is to have you arrive as strangers, stay as guests and leave us as our friends.
“Best business trip ever. Now I can’t go back to a hotel. Loved it!”
Greg C/ Halifax, N.S.
“I ♥ Boatel By far the greatest B&B!”
Laura & Dan / Toronto, engaged on The Boatel
“I cannot begin to express my appreciation for your generosity and kindness. You opened your home and made me feel so at east and at home. I leave you with a small token of my appreciation (2 bottles of wine) and hope you sit on the deck and toast Texas! The view of downtown Toronto is breath-taking and I love how you are living life, I am envious.”
Michel McKinney, Texas
“It’s better than a 10-star hotel. Best food ever.”
Sammy (age 11) Saline, Michigan
“We stayed for a weekend, in the largest cabin (Bondi). The bed was comfortable and large, we had a private full bath, and there is nothing like going to sleep hearing the waves slap against the side of the boat, and waking up to see the sun reflected off the water onto your ceiling. There is plenty of room in the common areas, and the decor is beautiful and elegant. Ted and Diane, the hosts, are warm, friendly, and very helpful, with lots of tips about finding one’s way about Toronto. One evening, they invited us to join them in a beer, and sit on the topside deck to watch the fireworks. The location of the boat is perfect – 5 minute walk, or less, to Rogers Stadium, the CN Tower, Harbourfront, downtown Toronto, public transportation, zillions of great restaurants, etc. – but quiet and peaceful. I was a little worried about proximity to Billy Bishop Airport (Porter Airlines), but the noise levels were never disturbing. A quick weekend jaunt turned out to be a relaxing, refreshing getaway.”
Amber & Bob, Belmont, MA
“Merci beaucoup pour l’accueil sur ce super bateau qui donne des envies d’aventure.”
Elena / Dombresson, Suisse
“A great addition to our holiday in Toronto, Canada . Thanks!”
Robert & Martina / Belfast, Northern Ireland
“My husband and I spent a wonderful week with Diane and Ted on the Boatel. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and this was by far the best anniversary gift I could have asked for. Diane and Ted were so accommodating. The meals prepared were delicious and every morning was a treat to wake up to especially the waffles!
Diane and Ted went above and beyond what we had expected from a B&B and made us feel like old friends. They were also very helpful in giving us suggestions on where to go and what to see around Toronto. We highly recommend the Boatel and look forward to spending time on her again in the near future.”
Ellen & Fred/ Mayville, NY
“I’m back again to my favorite place to stay in Toronto while on business. Why would I ever want to stay at a hotel when I am in Toronto on business travel when I can stay on The Boatel.
P.S. Don’t tell anyone, otherwise I will never get reservations when you guys get famous!”
Sue G/ Bloomington, Minnesota
“Wonderful food, wonderful boat, wonderful views…but best of all Diane and Ted was wonderful you”
Greg & Marti/ Pepper Pike, OH
“Instant Friends. Thanks for an amazing week”
Ray R. / Australia
“Hier ist es sehr schoen! Vorallem das Fruehstueck ist sehr gut. Am Besten ist jedoch die exzellente Lage, man ist, wenn man laeuft, in nur zwei Minuten beim CN Tower und beim Eaton Centre. Super nette Gastgeber!”
Julia, Leon, Bettina & Benno /Ettlingen, Germany
“Thanks for the special glueten-free breakfasts. Amazing – I’ll be back”
Bill B./ St. Petersburg, Florida
“First B & B & B (bed and breakfast on a boat)! WOW. Merci, I will cherish the memory.”
Lucille / Gatineau, Quebec
“Great time. Thank you for making our week and making the 50th birthday surprise so special. He dreamed of living on a boat and he got his wish for a week. Thank you for your hospitality. A great vacation.”
Norman & Lorraine /Edinburgh, Scotland
“Thank you for making our engagement so romantic and beautiful. I’m getting married!”
Candance & Marc / Regina, Saskatchewan
“What can we say…amazing!”
Ayumi & Hokuto / Hyogo, JAPAN
“Second time staying and it just keeps getting better!”
Kristie & Eric / Birmingham, Michigan
“Great location and a relaxing time. Lucky me for find you and the boatel!”
Kirk / Los Angles, California
“Thank you for an amazing getaway. The boat and both of you are memorable!”
Anna & Thomas / Markham, Ontario