The Halliburton Hotel in Downtown Halifax

Hotels — By clairesloan on August 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Historic and elegant, The Halliburton is one of the finest hotels in Halifax. This four-star hotel, which is comprised of three heritage townhouses that date back to 1809, is an interesting combination of boutique hotel and bed and breakfast. It is conveniently located on Morris Street, a quiet area of downtown Halifax, and is walking distance from the historic waterfront, popular restaurants, and stores. It’s also quite close to must-see historic attractions, such as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Pier 21.

The townhouses that now comprise The Halliburton were originally private residences in the 19th century. The hotel is named after Sir Brenton Halliburton, who served as the first Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and resided in one of the townhouses. Today, The Halliburton’s guests enjoy drinking coffee and tea in what was once Sir Brenton Halliburton’s library.

The Halliburton has twenty-nine unique, individually decorated  guest rooms and suites that vary in layout, size, and number of beds. Some of the rooms have fireplaces, and others have balconies overlooking an enclosed courtyard and garden. Each room has amenities including air conditioning, cable television, WiFi, telephone, coffee and tea makers, and an iron and ironing board. Like any true bed and breakfast, The Halliburton offers a complimentary breakfast every morning.

The Halliburton’s premier restaurant, Stories Casual Fine Dining – which is popular with both travelers and locals – features creative regional cuisine (“East Coast Fusion”) and an extensive wine menu in its intimate dining room. Some of the items on the menu include grilled darne of salmon on baby bok choy with red pepper almond romesco, roast bison tenderloin, and grilled yellowfin tuna. During the summer, guests enjoy light meals in the hotel’s garden courtyard. In the fall, diners sit inside in the hotel’s library near the fireplace.

For directions, phone numbers, and other information, visit The Halliburton’s website here.

[image: Charles Hoffman]

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