WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR STAY
(see also Travelers, Foreign Reviews, Pampering, Whole House Rentals, and Workshop Rental Comments below)
Aug 16, 2015: Our 29th wedding anniversary and what a weekend it was. Such a terrific time, pampered to the "T" and awesome food. Spoiled Rotten it was. Thanks so very much...til the next time!! Diane & Ray Pelletier (Hammond, ON)
Sep 5, 2015: Cathy, everything was perfect start to finish! Walking into the house and receiving such a warm welcome with cookies and refreshments was lovely! The bath with the relaxing music was just what we needed. Breakfasts were incredible and the little touches in the room were very much appreciated. You’ll definitely see us again when we’re in Ottawa.
Chris & Dawn (Toronto)
Oct 25, 2015: Cathy, thank you for hosting us in your fabulous home! We had a great time laughing, eating, and most of all, RELAXING here at Spoiled Rotten. The massages, the bubble bath and the most comfortable bed made for a soothing and lovely night. You will be remembered and missed by us!
Heather & Paul
Dec 31, 2015: The bed and breakfast was not the traditional or historical type one you may find elsewhere, but for decor it set itself up to be quite unique. It was well decorated with Christmas decorations and had a few hidden gems that made for a thought-provoking moment when you looked at them. The room itself was very romantic and I personally liked the masquerade mask that was found on the main bed. I thought it worked well with the new year`s eve celebration we intended to have. We got the romantic package which included dinner, a massage, and a bath. Cathy provides enough food to feed an army even if it is just an army of two.The massage and bath were both divine and sent us on cloud 9. Indeed, I would have to say like everyone else that truly this bed and breakfast makes you be spoiled rotten for a very affordable price.Thank you for the lovely meal, the soothing relaxing massage to get our knots out and amazing bath. Beautiful house and felt like family. So amazing - no words
Tyler & Spomenka (Ottawa)
Jan 1, 2016: Thank you so much for a beautiful night’s getaway. Services are impeccable, food was delicious. Rooms are amazing. Thank you again for everything!
Michelle and Frank (Ottawa)
April 2017: Cathy was incredibly helpful, friendly, available on the phone and proactively email us with instruction about the parking in the city, maps, and sightseeing things to see in Ottawa. For the room, it was beautiful & clean & the breakfast was amazing, delicious, and she made us feel like family the entire time we were there. Dear Cathy, Thank you for your hospitality and allowing us to stay in your home last Monday. We had a wonderful time in your lovely home. The breakfast you prepared were delicious, and you made us feel like family the entire time we were there.
Kindest regards, Mar & Archy
Jan 2017: It such a nice place! And Cathy incredible,helpful and happy woman. We had a great romantic New Year eve, and our little girl 2,5 years old was with us. Cathy did everything that all of us felt so comfortable and welcome, she played with our daughter a little bit, and She gave us service - you can not wish better. Thank you so much! Ooo...and food!!! It's just delicious!!!!!! Her home made candy.....mmm. We will be back for sure! ;)We loved absolutely everything about your place. Looking forward to coming back.
January 2017: One of the nicest b&b places that I have stayed all across Canada. Room was cosy and the breakfast was really good. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends when they are in Orleans.
Oct 2016: wonderful and nice stay that I will keep in mind as a sweet memory. Go on this way! Thank you so much Cathy. Hope also I will come again. To everyone: Quiet neighborhood. Calm and anti housing stress. Friendly, helpful and enthusiastic host whith whose welcoming is not only a job but clearly a passion as well. Meals delicious and made with artistic taste. Luxurious bedroom, very clean, well decorated and perfumed. Suitable for VIP. Unbeatable value of money; the top rarely seen. Nobody could be disappointed with such atmosphere so of course I highly recommend it.
May 2016: “It's the best place I have ever stayed in. It has everything you need and I'll definitely stay there again when I'm in town. Cathy is super friendly and welcoming. The place was so clean and quiet neighbourhood. The room was so amazing I loved it. Thanks Cathy for everything MA ”
Moustafa (Cape Breton/Toronto)
July 2015: Cathy, what a serendipity to have found your B&B. We truly do feel we have been “Spoiled Rotten”. The name is appropriate to your great care of guests; complete with warm cookies and wine after a long day. Can’t wait to get your “Signature Recipes cookbook”. Thank you for making our stay in Ottawa truly special. Come to Cape May on your next pilgrimage
Art & Dee M (Cape May, NJ)
Jan 3, 2016: Dear Cathy, thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely house and we DO enjoy it. Your place is the best Airbnb among all the places we have been to during our trip, and the big breakfast was amazing!!! A plus, the decoration in the house is so lovely! We will be back. :)
Let me feel it’s my own house! I could do everything and Cathy acted like we are close friends and we could talk about lots of things. (as written on Airbnb)
James & Tony (Hamilton)
Oct 2015: Spoiled Rotten, a place that lives up to it’s name :) ! I had no clue what to expect when I arrived here, and I am so impressed. Cathy, you and your house are so lovely. I haven’t slept this well in a long time. Thanks for everything, your pampering and kindness. I’ll be back!
Lots of love, Vivian (Montreal) Business Meeting
Sept 2015: Cathy, words can’t do your hospitality justice. The house was great, my room very comfortable. I truly felt like I was “home”. I feel like I’ve known you for so long and a friendship has been built. Thanks for the laughs and sharing your stories. Until the next time. I wish you much success and happiness.
Karen (Toronto) Funeral
Sept 2015: It was incredible, me and my friend decided to go Ottawa at 1 am, and then we started looking for a room after driving entire night and getting to Ottawa at 5 am. So i just messaged Cathy and asked for a accommodation in the morning. And we got breakfast and a fabulous lunch there. I love the smoky hot sauce!!! try it!!! highly recommend !! She cleaned the room shorty and got ready for us very quickly. Nice room, clean , quiet. But because of the time, we didn't get the room that we booked, and the room we got was nice as well. Anyway, good host and room!!
Sept 2015: Fantastic start to finish! Cathy ensures that everything you need (and beyond) is at your fingertips so that you don't have to worry about anything. Cathy sent us lots of helpful information abouy Ottawa prior to our trip which was very helpful. The room was beyond our expectations and the breakfasts were fabulous.
Aug 30, 2015: Cathy, Thank you for saving our holiday! We had an absolute wonderful time staying here, and we are so so so grateful that you helped us out with the Airbnb problem. Our 2 days here felt like a spa weekend. J And we just loved the details in the room, the food was amazing and we loved the toilet paper. Till next time. Heel erg bedonkt, en veel liefs. (on AirBnB) "Cathy saved our holiday! We had a bad experience with our previous Airbnb host, and she made us forget all about it. She was kind and caring, and really helped us out a lot. We had an amazing time staying with her. The rooms are wonderful. They're clean, spacious, and lovely decorated. We had the big room which had it's own bathroom with hottub. I would definitely recommend taking that one ;) She also makes the best breakfasts! Even took our food allergies in consideration. In the evening she cooked us dinner which she made from the vegetables in her garden. And again...just wonderful. So if you're looking for a quiet and relaxing place close to Ottawa and at walking distance from nature, look no further! This is the place to be."
Wendy & Emmeke (Holland)
July 27, 2015: Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess. We thoroughly enjoyed the great conversations, food and lots of laughter. I will definitely keep you in mind for my monthly visits to see my son at Carleton. J We really appreciated the snacks you had prepared for us when we arrived. What a great touch!
Bonnie & Lucie, the biker chicks (USA)
July 10, 2015: Thank you Cathy for being such a wonderful host. My daughter and me enjoyed staying in your wonderful B&B and the amazing “honeymoon suite”. You are an amazing cook, we loved your breakfast and your supper. We laughed a lot and we really recommend everybody to stay here. We wish you the best! Thanks for the cookies!
Claudia & Cathy (Germany)
Aug 10, 2015: Amazing, relaxing, a true home away from home. :) Not a B&B, a new friend. Sounds really corny, but all nice adventures do…. Must run to get home for dock jumping! Had a great stay – great food – great lodgings – great energy.
19 Aug, 2015: Dear Cathy, How can I thank you but say that you have been so amazing. You're a beautiful soul who made me feel so welcome! Your house and energy is so warming. Keep up the great work. Much love.
Kyra Wright (Perth , Western Australia)
Sept 2015: Dear Cathy, thanks so much for the most pleasant stay! We really felt like at home, enjoyed your great hospitality. We will be back some time. All the best for you and your family. Herzeichen dank fut die sahonen tage! Tschiys!
Monike & Gunter (Germany)
July 2, 2015: Hi Cathy, Happy Canada Day! Eh! My sister and I enjoyed a lot in this beautiful and tidy house. You are so nice and friendly. Because of your help and information of Ottawa, we saw many things (I think all things tourists should see) in Ottawa. In addition to that, I love the breakfast here. J I am pretty sure future guests also will be happy with your house. Thank you so much for offering this wonderful place.
Hyun & Hun Ju (China)
June 2015: Great host! i expected a good experience Cathy went above and beyond to make it a great experience. I was able to check in late, have a great dinner and a fantastic room. Cathy is extremely attentive to the little details and a very welcoming host. I have not used BNB's for business travel in the past and when in Ottawa again will not hesitate to stay at Cathy's again and again. BTW - the breakfast was perfect!
Murray (Shanty Bay, ON)
June 2015: Hi Cathy, Thank you for all you did to help us out for our trip to Ottawa for the FIFA Women’s Cup. We really appreciate you taking us in (even with the little trouble we had booking). Loved the breakfast and the conversation! Thanks again
Jeremy & Emily (Bethesada, USA) sporting event
Jun 7, 2015: Thank you for awesome conversation and delicious breakfast. Your hospitality is unparalleled. You were kind to accommodate on such short notice and I was luck to find such an amazing host. You’ve inclined me to get started on that bucket list! Hope to see you in the ruins of Angkor wat or scuba diving off the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks. PS, I enjoyed “Grease”
Mihir (Toronto) visiting family
Jun 4, 2015: Dear Cathy, Thanks for being a life saver by having a room when all of Ottawa was full. Great house, warm, very comfy, inviting, feels like home. Great lady as well. We’ll be back!
Pete & Marianne (Ontario) birth of grandchild
May, 2015: Cathy, Thank you for allowing me to stay in your home. The meals and conversations were fantastic. You are truly a beautiful person both on the outside and on the inside. If I am ever visiting again in the future, I will make sure I stay here again and of course I will pass on recommendations to friends/family/coworkers. Take care and have a great summer.
May 2015: Dear Cathy, Hi! I’m Kate (Young hee Kim). Before I came here, I was really worried about my first trip but I met a nice, fantastic person like you! Thank you for everything. I slept very well. I never forget everything. If I come t here again, I will stay your lovely house. See you later.
May 2015: Tres chere Cathy! Un gros merci du fond du Coeur pour ton hospitalite. The basement setup and deco are fun and artistic. Pink is perfect for a girls’ weekend. Thanks for the interesting conversations, for your humour and your wisdom. The food was perfect, the room comfortable and the atmosphere calming. I will recommend you always! The best of luck in all your future projects.
Magalie & Suzanne (Quebec City & Montreal)
May 24-26 2015: Cathy, we loved our time staying here with you! Your house is amazing and in a perfect neighborhood and great to have it be so easy to travel to downtown Ottawa. Thank you so much for everything, you are wonderful. The house is so bright, colorful and welcoming- we were very comfortable here. All of the food was amazing. :) Thank you for the awesome accommodation; you made our weekend very memorable.
Heidi & Bob (USA)
May 30, 2015: Dearest Cathy, We had the most wonderful and comfortable stay. You made us feel so at home. Little Gargi too was very happy with all the options she had. The food was delicious and you are the best hostess we’ve met till date. Thank you for everything.
Reetwik and Smitha (Toronto)
Feb 2015: Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home and feeding me fondu, banana bread and teaching me to make Gluten Free skors! I had a great time and it really was the silver lining here in Ottawa.
Feb 2015: We really enjoyed our stay at Cathy's place. Even though we arrived at 1 AM in the morning she gave us a very warm and cordial welcome with self-made cookies. The breakfast in the morning was awesome with a variety of different food, vegetables, orange juice etc. She provided us with any information we needed for exploring the city like maps, directions etc. The rooms are comfortable and look exactly like on the pictures. We always felt very comfortable at this lovely place.
Catherine S (Stuttgart Germany)
April 2015: You are the coolest woman I’ve ever met. Erin Brockovich and the Eat, Pray Love ladies got nothing on you.
Jan 2015: Salut Cathy! Une belle rencontre & une belle surprise! Cathy est tres attentionee & disponible et tres ouvert d’esprit. C’est ce genre de rencontre qui donne encore envie de voyager et de rencontrer plus de monde. Merci beaucoup et merci d’etre consciente!
Marie Laure & Michael (Paris & Quebec).
Jan 2015: Spoiled Rotten is the most perfect name for this lovely place. So warm and welcome and Cathy is a sweetheart who takes care of her guests like family. She is truly 1 in a million. We’ll be coming back as often as possible.
Oct 2014: Tres, tres bon accueil de Cathy, c’est vraiment tres agreeable d’etre recue ainsi. Tout est parfait. En tant que Francoise je pense que j’ai pris une lecon d’accueil. C’est formidable. Thank you very much…Merci beaucoup de votre accueil. Vous etes tres attentive, tres prevenante, tres chaleureuse. La soiree, la nuit et le petit dejeuner furent tres agreeable. Merci.
Corrine & Gael (France)
Dec 28, 2014: Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for everything! It has been an absolute pleasure meeting you and I felt extremely welcome. Next time I’m here, I will stay at your place again and I will let everybody I know going to Ottawa to swing by and be a guest at your place. And now that you have Netflix, people will come from near and far. Much love.
Dec 2014: Hi Cathy, thank you so much. It was a really good first impression you have made at Canada. You were friendly from the first moment and would like to help as much as you could and that was really nice so I did not feel that lost in a new country. I will have no problems in recommend this place to others because it was even better than what I could imagine. Med verlig hilsen.
OTHER LANGUAGE REVIEWS
Germany- Siehe meine Bewertung vom 1. Tag. Cathy ist eine sehr herzliche Gastgeberin, von Anfang an bestand ein netter E-mail Kontakt. Kurz vor der Ankunft bot sie sich an, uns vom Flughafen abzuholen und auch Supper für uns zu kochen. Letzteres haben wir gerne angenommen und nicht bereut. Wir haben uns revanchiert und sie am ersten Abend mit nach Downtown Ottawa zum illuminierten Parlament genommen. Wir haben von Anfang an viel gelacht. Cathy hat insgesamt 3 Zimmer zu vermieten, was wir vorher nicht wussten. Wir haben dann vor Ort entschieden, ein großes Zimmer im 1. OG zu nehmen mit tollem Whirlpool, dafür haben wir pro Nacht 20 Dollar Aufpreis gezahlt. Wir haben es nicht bereut. Wir hatten zwei Übernachtungen dort, jeweils ein anderes leckeres Frühstück und einen sehr persönlichen Kontakt. Downtown Ottawa War sehr gut durch den nahen Highwayanschluss erreichbar. Alles in allem sehr zu empfehlen.
Claudia & Cathy
Belgium- Hello Cathy, merci pour le superbe accueil. Le dejeuner etait super. La maison est tres agreeable, la chamber est genial. Tu as super gentile. Le serait un plalisir de revenir to voir si nous revnons au Canada. Je n’hesierai pas a te recommender a mes amis. Bon amusement avec les prochaines histoires AirBnB, et surtout bon amusement en Thailande! Et plein de supers massages! If you come in Belgium, don’t hesitate. Merci pour tout.
Sarah & Liliane
France- June 22, 2015: Coucou Cathy, Nous avons passes un agreeable sejour dans cette maison. Tout etait parfait, ton acceuil ta gentillesse et surtout ta bonne cuisine (nous une experience authentique u Cathy, Nous avons passes un agreeable sejour dans cette masion. Tout etait parfait, ton acceuil ta gentillesse et surtout ta bonne cuisine (nous nous sommes regale’s!!!) mieux qu’au restaurant. On est comme a la maison une experience authentique et a genouveler.
Merci mille fois, tu es une persone formidable et une pensee pour Alex que nous n’oublions pas et avec qui nous avons eu un super bon echange. Bisous a vous deux!! Joyeux Anniversaire pour demain!!!
Jean-Claude & Flora (l'ile de Guadeloupe)
Chloe (Dec 2015)
Sept 2015: Une chamber confortable, une excellente cuisine et, surtout, quelqu’un d’amiable et souriant qui soit accueillir et mettre a l’aise. Merci, Cathy. A une prochaine fois, j’espere!
Un super accueil, une super chamber (surtout le grand lit qui a l’aire confortable…I, un super petit dejeuner. En resume: it was perfect. Thank you Cathy..
Benoit & Antoine
Belguim -Sept 2015: Superbe accueil de Cathy ! La maison est très chaleureuse. J'ai pris la petite chambre mais il y en avait aussi une grande avec bain à bulles ! Belle déco, confortable, des attentions comme le chocolat sur l'oreiller. Et un déjeuner de princesse. A 20 min en voiture d'Ottawa et Cathy vous donne ses bons plans. Franchement l'un de mes meilleurs Airbnb si pas le meilleur. Merci Cathy ;)
Sarah and mom
Nov 2014 : Wonderful meal followed by detox and massage. I’m in heaven as my head hits the pillow. Thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality! 5 star rating.
Sept 2014: What a wonderful experience to be treated so special and pampered with great hospitality, good food and amazing conversations. Warmly.
Penny Lee P (Limoges)
Sept 2015: Thank you for your happiness, a nice place, almost like home…we had a wonderful time staying here. Nice food, , breakfast and bubble bath. Enjoy Thailand with your daughter.// The Best Airbnb jusqu’ici, l’accueil est des plus chaleureux!! Une maison aux couleurs aperisantes, chaude, une decoration atypique et riche. Une partie bien etre attirante, que dire du grand lit et de la baigneoire si ce n’est que tout cela est PARFAIT!! J Merci encore pour ce diner et ce petit dej’ au top Une belle et longue continuation a toi Cathy.
Thomas & Mia (Nantes, France)
Aug 2015: Muchas gracias! I have indeed been Spoiled Rotten. Feeling awesome right now and looking forward to booking my next escape. Wonderful food and pampering. Will be sending my friends for sure.
Wendy M (Ottawa)
WHOLE HOUSE RENTALS
May 2017:This has been a B&B experience which I am sure we will never experience anywhere else in the world - it was truly wonderful. Cathy has been an amazing host, caring and full of positive energy. The house is about 25-30mins outside the city centre so it's convenient if you're driving and there's enough space on the driveway for two cars. The rooms were comfortable and Cathy made sure we were fully stocked for anything we could've asked for. Cathy, you are truly an amazing host. Thanks for such a wonderful experience and a special thanks for taking care of my better half.
Oct 2016: Dear Cathy!! Love your home. thanks for the wonderful stay. God bless you in your endeavors.!! Love your sandals lol.
Dec 2015: We immediately felt at home in Cathy’s place. We enjoyed the comfortable bed, the healthy and delicious breakfast. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your place is an ideal location for our gathering. We will see you the next time the clan gathers. Merry Christmas.
Jane Doe (guest book)
“This is a true Bed and Breakfast and Cathy is a pro. She has turned her home into a very comfortable home away from home, with lots of extra touches to make our stay comfortable. She delivers as advertised, treats on arrival, a full breakfast and she is a great host.”…(writeup on Airbnb)
Casey & family (Sherbrooke, QC)
Sept 2015: Thank you so much for opening your home to us. Thanks for your hospitality, generosity and breakfast! You are so kind and genuine. My stay here could not have been better! I wish you all the best and hope to come back her when I am in Ottawa again. Merci pour tout! Prends soin de toi. Cleo and the bridal party (Toronto)
Thank you so much Cathy for hosting us this long weekend. We had an absolute blast while staying with you. Not only are your cooking skills amazing, your kind enthusiastic attitude made our stay so much more enjoyable.
Barrasho wanaagson, Cathy. Ebyan (Africa) Bridal party
June 2015: Hi Cathy, Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and the warm atmosphere you’ve provided my friends, sister and I with these past few days! Though we came in and out at some pretty weird hours, you always welcomed us with open arms and a great smile. The conversations we’ve had with you were always fun to engage in even if brief and I truly do appreciate how genuine and down to earth you were in everyone of them. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity durying our stay here and I hope to be able to stay here again in your beautiful home in the future.
Sincerely Julie (Toronto) Culture Shock Dance Troupe
"Hey Cathy, First of all, I’d like to thank you for the lovely back rub. It felt wonderful and really helped my neck a lot. Thank you for your amazing, wonderful hospitality. It’s been nothing but fun talking with you and hope to stay here again next year. PS. I apologise for all the weird hours we came home.
Sincerely, Siddharth (Toronto) Culture Shock Dance Troupe
May 17, 2015: Hi Cathy! Thank you for your hospitality and for taking good care of us despite our short stay. Oh! Breakfast was awesome. You have a very nice place and it feels home. Bed’s comfortable! If ever we go back to Ottawa, we will definitely stay here again and will recommend it to my friends. Thank you. Merci! Gracias! Maraming salat! Daghang salamat!
Chloe, Juan, Remi, Johanna, Camilo (Mexico)
Aug 6, 2015: Cathy, Thank you for your hospitality, and your fantastic breakfast; every morning a big surprise. We’ve slept well. (het was het lekkerste bed in Canada). The whisky (pure) was good but the other one was better. We see you soon in Holland.
Smulders Family (Netherlands)
Aug 2, 2015: Hi Cathy! Thank so much for all your kindness, your meal made at home and your advice for relaxing! Your house is beautiful and beautifully decorated with different styles which remember you stay in a quite an inspirational place! Unfortunately it was just 1 night, so we’ve to come back again. J All the best for you. Un fuerte abiazo y gracias de nuevo por tus atenciones.
Ana & Ernesto (Columbia South America & Montreal)
Oct 4, 2015: Cathy, you were such a wonderful host: delicious nourishing food, attention to detail, help with transportation Thank you so very much! Best of luck on your travels and in all your endeavors.
Naomi (Toronto) Weekend course
Dec 11, 2015: Once again, nothing but kudos. Every time we come to do a photo shoot, the place is pristine. The little decorating touches are always appreciated. Everyone loves the decor and special attention. To quote a phrase, “We’ll be back”.
Mike G (Ottawa photographer)