5 on October 12, 2015
Whenever we go to Calgary we stay at the Shangarry Bed & Breakfast. It has been 13 years since we came here for the first time, and since then we have not stayed anywhere else in Calgary! Josephine, the hostess, operates at the highest possible standard. She loves people, is always ready to help with anything and creates an atmosphere where everyone feels cozy and at home. You can always share your stories with her and her husband, sit and read in silence, or browse the Internet using free Wi-Fi, watch TV or take a beautiful walk. You can also relax in the charming garden overlooking the huge trees of the golf course. The house is fantastic - beautiful, with lots of light, space, a Grand Piano (you are welcome to play it!), and exquisite paintings selected with the great taste. However, the greatest impression of your stay will be THE BREAKFASTS. Served on the finest china, they are delicious, sophisticated, celebratory, and always pleasantly surprising. They are works of art, demonstrations of an incredible gourmet level and skill. One has to be a professional food critic to properly describe it! We could go on and on about this best place to stay, but it is better for you to come and see for yourself. Joseph and Tanya.
5 on September 25, 2013
My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Ha Penny room. We had access to the whole bottom floor, which is very private., but also able to use the up stairs. The house is beautiful and the area if close to the train ( 15 minute walk) which brings you downtown. Also you could drive your car to the mall a few minutes away , then walk 5 minutes to the train station. Josephine also offered to drive us there, but we are walkers , so did not mind the walk. The breakfast Josephine made was delicious and the dining room table setting was very elegant. The extra touches Josephine gives is the best, such as wine or beer she offers, and chocolate and nuts in the evening. Josephine and her husband Raghu are the perfect host ,very helpful and accommodating. They are great people who will make your stay enjoyable. This B and B is close to downtown Calgary and close to the airport. You will feel like family here, not only with the hosts, but with the other guests your will meet. We were able to meet a nice couple from Scotlland and also learn about their country. All and all we had a great stay in a beautiful home. Great fine Joe and Joanne New Jersey B, is the perfect location , to see downtown Calgary and close to the airport. Josephine and Raghu
5 on February 17, 2013
The warmth of Josephine's hospitality is apparent in every aspect of Shangarry B & B. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable, clean & inviting and breakfasts are a delight! We felt as though we were the closet of friends and our comfort was paramount. We highly recommend Shangarry B & B to all types of travellers and can't wait to visit again ourselves
5 on September 10, 2012
Josephine takes care of everyone with a very special attention so that everything is perfect during your stay. Very elegant table where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast with guests coming from all over the world. Very nice and comfortable room where we could be quiet and relax. Beautiful, big and very clean bathroom. We would recommend this place for a wonderful vacation in Calgary. Merci!!
5 on August 27, 2012
My best childhood friend and I had a wonderful time in Calgary for the first time- our destination was the Calgary Stampede - but the best reason to return is the incredible warmth, hospitality and personal attention received from Josephine and Ragh (and Titus!). That's in addition to the comfortable beds, beautiful atmosphere (inside and outside the home), opportunity to meet people from all over the world and the great food. I'm currently talking with my sister about making the trip with me next summer - and hope to book the stay with Josephine.
5 on August 14, 2012
There are no words to describe the pleasure of coming back to the Shangarry B&B every year. It is like your own home, but better. This August was the 10th year that I have stayed here, and every time it is a highlight of my year. You want quiet - you've got it. You want a conversation - it's here. Like to laugh? - any time. Josephine and Raghu are exceptional people. They will go the extra mile to help their guests with anything. Yes, I am biased, because they became my and my family's close friends. They also attract wonderful people, and we have met and befriended many of them in this B&B. In short: come, and you will see!
5 on July 22, 2012
From the moment you arrive Joesephine and Raghbir make you feel as family. The house is located in a quiet Calgary neighborhood and backs onto a golf course. We returned after being gone most of day and evening to find two glasses of port and a bowl of snacks and chocolates at the bedside, how wonderful ? In the morning we had lemon pancales which were wonderful also. Shgarry B & B made our stay wonderful and we highly recommend to all.
5 on July 20, 2012
JOSEPHINE AND RAGUE, Thank you so much for making our stay at your B & B so comfortable and relaxing. You have a beautiful home and garden over looking the golf course. Josephine your breakfast was wonderful and the table was beautiful setting. You made us feel so welcome. You go out of way to do special things to make us feel special in your home. We stayed 2 nights and that wasn't enough. We will come baxk again. Thank you for everthing. Len and Sandy
5 on September 28, 2011
Wonderful b & b, very convenient to shops, train/bus transport to city. Very clean provides an extremely high quality accomodation with wonderful breakfasts and hospitality, look forward to staying there again. Would recommend it highly. Tony & Caroline Barnes, Ireland.
4.8 on August 21, 2010
Our third trip to Calgary staying here, we love everything about it; warm welcome, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast, meeting people from other countries and the lengthy visits while sharing breakfast. Josephine is very helpful with suggestions of places to see, providing directions or maps.
4.4 on August 07, 2010
Josephine is very helpful, we enjoyed our stay during Stampede. Especially her breakfasts were outstanding :-)
4.6 on July 14, 2010
A welcoming home with extra attention to details. Josephine goes out of her way to please and provide a wonderful experience.
4.6 on June 05, 2010
Great experience for a 1st time bed and breakfast! Breakfast was amazing! Hosts couldn't have better! Bed was super comfy and the bathroom was great such an upgrade : ) I really enjoyed it and would love to come back and stay if ever in Calgary again! ESPECIALLY for her shangarry pancakes and tea! AMAZING!
5 on June 04, 2010
My partner, Rachel Anderson and I , have stayed at the Shangarry Bed and Breakfast on a number of occassions in connection with our musical activities in Calgary. It is always a very special bonus and pleasure to stay there for both of us as we are always treated so well and made to really feel at home. Josephine and her husband have become real friends . She, herself, is a person with wide ranging interests, a great sense of humour, and perceptions that are always either delightful or stimulating ,or both! Guests are always treated to a sumptuous breakfast and in addition there is always a concern for one's personal needs and a sensitivity to small details that make one's visits especially heart-warming. I ran a B&B in Cape Breton, NS for twelve years with my former wife.....so I appreciate some of the finer points ! The Shangarry combines the best you could wish for , largely because Josephine has a knack for doing things right and instinctively understanding what people need and providing just that. But she also adds a warmth and humour which makes one feel "at home" and comfortable. I can recommend the Shangarry B&B enthusiastically and without reservations of any sort. I always look forward to staying there !
5 on February 15, 2010
Hospitality and kindness is the way I will describe this B&B. I have been coming in the Sangarry B&B for the past 3 years. I am very please with the good Irish welcoming and the great location. This B&B is located right in front of a golf course and it make you feel very relax and quiet. Josephine friendly maner make you feel you are part of the familly. The breakfast, the snacks are excellent as well the mattress! The best B&B in Calgary! I will be back. Louise Raymond Montreal.
5 on June 21, 2009
Just returned from a 3 night stay with Josephine and Raghbir.I was made so welcome and felt at home straight away.I had a bedroom in the Basement with an en-suite.Plenty of space,lovely bed,slept like a log.Breakfast in the lovely dining room is amazing.Exceptional food,all homemade,presented like a FIVE STAR RESTAURANT,not to be missed. The location of Shangarry was most important as I needed to get to Chinook Care Centre.Josephine had got all the bus details for me and it was easy to go back and forth whilst I was there. Great B & B,you will not regret booking this little bit of IRELAND!!!
4.6 on June 15, 2009
Josephine provided a lovely haven for us in Calgary. My sister and I had separate beds and a bathroom to ourselves. Our breakfast was superb! Hot, fresh and elegant. Home made and delicious and she spoiled us a little. Mutual respect for privacy and no curfew. Close to where we needed to get to and just what we needed for a break. Many thanks.
5 on June 07, 2009
beautiful location, exceptional food, most helpful and perfect host and hostess relaxed atmosphere clean bright and restful room will be back in a few weeks shopping and public transport very exceptional and close by.