Press Reviews and Awards

We are delighted to have received a wide range of press coverage in newspapers, magazines, television and radio from across the country and around the world. Listed below is some of the media  coverage from the last few years along with a list of awards from Tripadvisor,, and Expedia which are based on reviews from our guests. However, what we value most is the wonderful greetings and comments that our guests leave in the guest book.

MEDIA REQUESTS: Publicity photos of the boatel are available upon request. For media inquiries, please contact our us at


CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 re-opening 2022

Great Lakes Magazine – Feature article May/June 2021 print issue

The Ultimate Travel Guide for the Cultural Mosaic Toronto (



 L’express L’art du petit déjeuner revisité par la proprio du Boatel (

Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2020 – #1 Bed and Breakfast in Toronto 5-stars

Trip Advisor – Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award 2014 to 2020

Things To Do in Toronto – Must Do Canada


Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2019 – #1 Bed and Breakfast in Toronto 5-stars

Trip Advisor – Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award 2014 to 2019

August 2, 2019 Radio Canada Interview with Sylvie-Anne Jeanson

French publication “300 raisons d’aimer Toronto”  (300 reasons to Love Toronto) written by Jean-Michel Dufaux –  Guest Review Award 2019 – #1 ranked property in Toronto score 9.6

German travel and culture website Musenblaetter

The 10 Coolest Places to Sleep in Canada – Haven CANADA (


Fodors Travel 15 Hotels on Boats ( anchored around the world

Travel Channel  – Ranked as 1 of 10 Beautiful Boatels in the world.

Chatham Daily News – Boughner:Boatel offers unique accommodations

Hotels Combined – 2018 Recognition of Excellence for best accommodations in Canada Slideshow | 12 of Canada’s Most Unusual Hotels |

Narcity – This Hotel On A Boat In Toronto Has A 9.9 Out Of 10 Rating And You Need To Spend A Night There

Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2018 Toronto Bed and Breakfast 5-stars

Trip Advisor – Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award 2014 to 2018 –  Guest Review Award 2018 – #1 ranked property in Toronto score 9.7


Innkeeper Interview! Get to Know Diane from Making Waves Boatel (

The best floating hotels in Canada – Float Home Living

Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2017 Toronto Bed and Breakfast 5-stars       The 11 of the Most Unusual Places to Stay in Canada –  Guest Review Award 2017 – #1 ranked property in Toronto score 9.6/10

Hotels Combined – Recognition of Excellence for the best accommodations in Canada

Travel Savvy – Where to Stay in Canada

Ontario Yours to Discover – Did you know – unique accommodations in Ontario

2017 Toronto Visitor Guide by Destination Toronto – Issuu


Today Magazine – Unique Places to stay in Canada

Toronto Star – Travel Section Boatel Bed and Breakfast and it Floats

Styled Democracy – 6 most unique places to stay in the 6

Luxury Travel Guide – Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year award for Ontario

Flight Network Canada’s 25 most unique accommodations

Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2016 Toronto Bed and Breakfast –  Guest Review Award 2016 – #1 ranked property in Toronto score 9.7/10

BlogTO  Top 5 strange places to stay in Toronto

Way out World – 11 unique places to stay in Canada

UnisTV  French television episode call “J’habite ici” aired April 2016

German Magazine entitled Kanada Osten Best places to stay in Canada

Indie 88 Radio – 10 super cool places to stay in Toronto

Peter’s Commute: Brockton Village to Distillery | dandyhorse magazine


Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2015

Le Soleil September 2015 Un Chalet sur l’eau

Porter Inflight Magazine re:Porter  July 2015 –  Guest Review Award  2015– Top property review in Toronto score 9.6/10

BlogTO best B & B in Toronto

Trip Advisor Green Leaders Award – Bronze (first B & B in Canada to receive this award)


Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2014

Montreal Gazette Travel section & online edition Boat in Toronto harbour a charming B & B –  Guest Review Award 2014– Top property review in Toronto score 9.7/10

Cheap Flights Canada – Quirkiest places to stay in Canada – blog post

Post City Newspaper July 2014 Too Close To Call: Two of Toronto’s most unique and interesting B&Bs square off –

Huffington Post: June Unique B & B’s


Thrill list:  Canada’s top unique places to stay

Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2013

Extra TV – October TIFF edition –  Guest Review Award 2013– Top property review in Toronto score 9.6/10


Where Magazine – 12 most unusual places to stay

L’express francophone newspaper –  L’Express de Toronto.

Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence 2012

AOL Travel – Editors Pick

Fodor’s Travel June 2012 – Travel Intelligence

O’Globo Brazil Newspaper travel section

Radio-Canada Acadie – radio interview

Buffalo News Spotlight:Travel – mention in the Experience Toronto special

Windsor Life Magazine – Toronto travel section


Women’s Post – Woman of the Week: Diane Greene

Wicked Good Travel Tips –  Travel blog Getaways across America


More Magazine – Section Acts – Call Aboard Diane Greene

CBC News: Floating B & B Makes Waves

Toronto Star – Greater Toronto Section (cover) Boat Hotel is water lovers dream

Empty Next Magazine: Freewheeling

Toronto Sun – Bill Cosby, the bike train and boats in Ontario

Washington Flyer – Fall Weekend Getaways – Toronto – Boat and Breakfast – B&B’s on the Water


Grand Rapids Press – Travel Sail & Sleep

London Free Press – Escapes  Edition Romance at Sea

Buffalo News: Life – What’s Happening in Toronto


Toronto Star – Couple’s company ‘Making Waves’

Boat & Places Magazine – Living the Boaters Dream


Breakfast Television – September 2004 Toronto’s Bed and Breakfast

CFRB Radio – New Boatel in Toronto

The Lighthouse Newsletter

Boating Business – On the Water Hotel opens

Toronto Star – Going Place – Toronto Boatel (first newspaper article)

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About Diane Greene

Diane Greene stepped off the corporate treadmill in 2004 for pursue a life of traveling and adventure. 10 years later she is still operating Toronto's only Boat Bed and Breakfast and travelling with her husband on Boatel, their 65 foot trawler in the US and Bahamas during the winter. Diane has three wonderful children and 3 grandbabies. Diane loves photography, travel and scuba diving.

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