Norfolk Guest House, located in the heart of Guelph, is not the typical bed and breakfast, but rather an upscale incarnation of one. With a small staff of under 5, we blend the style and class of a fine hotel with our location's cozy and homey feel, providing guests with a relaxing experience. Though we don't have fancy butlers or maids, the personal nature of our business offers the tools and luxuries to allow guests to make this the trip they'd love it to be. We use our clients feedback to constantly improve, with the hope that every stay will be just as good, if not better, than the last.
Once upon a time, the Norfolk Guest House lived on Norfolk Street. It was a small guest house, with only three rooms and a fresh from university Janet Perry in charge. As both the reputation of and the demand for the Guest House grew, it soon became time for a location change. The new Norfolk Guest House not only offered a fourth room, but also the space to make Janet's dreams and aspirations a viable possibility.
The possibilities for the expansion of the Norfolk Guest House became a reality in 2008. The Grandview and Penthouse Suites were added after a 3800 square-ft addition, along with a parking lot. These renovations were mindful of the history of the original home as well as the modern conveniences required for guests.
Norfolk Guest House continues to nurture the relationships and partnerships it has established in the community. Every season presents yet another opportunity to adapt and grow both in the character of the space and the physical structure itself. New endeavours include spiritual and wellness treatments made available to guests.
Being alone from a young age, Janet Perry is a self-taught jack of all trades. She made her way to Guelph to obtain a degree in economics, and while doing so found herself working at a local bed and breakfast. She watched and observed the owners, slowly learning every knack and skill. Before long, Janet was running the house, and departed shortly after to open her own location.
Janet's commendable work ethic is derived from her childhood on a farm, enabling her to independently maintain the business for many years. Since then she has created an extremely pleasant work environment for others, forming a family of employees at the guest house.
For for past few years, Norfolk Guest House has been focussing on becoming more environmentally conscious and friendly. Unlike your common hotel, we don't have tiny shampoo bottles, but instead use larger refillable ones. We provide some services (such as bath robes, etc) on a request basis, to minimize the amount of water wasted. We are always looking for ways to been more eco-friendly, and always accepting suggestions.