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Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

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2941 Forest Road, R.R. 4, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S5 , Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This place is a lovely place to unwind, very quiet except for the geese on the lake and the occasional train going by which I found very romantic anyway. We stayed in the chalet which has all the amenities you could want, lots of space, a beautiful view of the lake, very comfortable and very clean! The only thing I... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Owner at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Maia for your wonderful review. It is wonderful that you took notice of the special attention to detail and care which we take to heart at The Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat. Our customers are number one to us and we have noted your comment on the sink in the Chalet. We certainly will keep this in mind when... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We took advantage of the Hot Tub Fall Getaway offer. This meant that we got a private hot tub all to ourselves, which was great. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, and you get a breakfast of juice, a variety of homemade muffins, creams, bagels, toast, oatmeal, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls and hot drinks every morning. Some cooked options -... More 

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St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My boyfriend took me here as a last minute getaway...IT WAS GREAT! Just what we needed. Very woodsy, quiet, cute and they have everything you need. We asked to have a campfire and they built and lit it for us, we used the canoes to go around the lake, and even used the hiking trails multiple times throughout the day.... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Pampered privacy, homey hospitality, relaxing, comforting, refreshing, and so close to home! I Lakeside, nature trails, swans, campfires, boats and bikes....and, of course, a beautiful room, huge bed, romantic fireplace made the escape even more successful. We could feel the everyday stress simply disappear from the time we checked in until the time we checked out after breakfasting the next... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Great location and wonderful customer service...definitely my 'go to' place in Stratford from now one. Just a few minutes from down town but you feel like you are nestled up north somewhere...the rooms are spotless, have a warm rustic feel to them and are really well designed/laid out. Breakfast was plentiful with lots of variety and the free use of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Had a truly wonderful experience. The Motel is family run and they're very friendly and provide excellent customer service. The lake is beautiful and tranquil, with a number or trails for hiking and biking that make for an enjoyable stay. The campfire at night is inviting and the rooms have small touches that add to the overall experience, such as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

House B&B #1 is one of the best. Modern style, King bed, jacuzzi, decent size living room. Campfire by the lake.. Breakfast is good. Place is well maintained. Most importantly, the service is very good. I would visit again.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Three other chaperones and I brought a high school group of 20 students for the Stratford Festival. Again, I chose the Forest Motel for our stay. It was wonderful to return to this idyllic setting after our days in town, and Conroy, Ben, and Dorothy could not be more accommodating. While we watched theater, the motel's staff started a campfire... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review Jason! It was a pleasure hosting your group and we look forward to having you again in the future! I would just like to comment on your mention of the hot breakfast so our other guests will not have any confusion. The hot breakfast is an option for groups, teams, and conferences, but we... More 

Whitby, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The Forest Motel is on a side road on the outskirts of Stratford. The owners have done a great job with the lakeside sitting areas and attached walking trails. Although the little lake may not be ideal for swimming as a visual backdrop its stunning and there are lots of canoes and paddleboats provided, The rooms were fine and breakfast... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to having you again in the future! Ben More 

St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have stayed at the Forest Motel two years in a row for the Rotary Dragon Boat Festival and have loved it both years. The highlight of our stay is the quaintness of the grounds, on Friday night we sat at the campfire with some theatre goers and had a very lively discussion, WITHOUT PHONES! who knew, Saturday after a... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, it was a delight to host your group the past two seasons! You have truly captured the essence of what we strive for here. Getting away from the busy world to shut off your technology and enjoy the outdoors and company of others is something we encourage wholeheartedly! We're looking forward to hosting you... More 

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