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Windermere House Resort & Hotel

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2508 Windermere Road, Windermere, Ontario P0B 1P0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely resort in a quiet secluded area. Not much for nightlife or much to do during the day either so its not for everyone. Restaurant food is good and the included breakfast was excellent as well. The service is fine but could be a little better.

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miami
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was charmed by this old hotel. Not too big nor too small... Just right. The dining options are several which keeps things interesting and different. The included breakfast is plentiful and delicious. The staff are very friendly and good at their jobs. However, the hotel is somewhat tired looking. In particular, the rugs in halls, stairways and breakfast room... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have always wanted to go to Windermere House because of it's history and went up for 4 days. The website gave us a slightly different impression, with us thinking it was on a lake. In fact, its across the street and up the hill. There is a very tiny beach if you want to swim in the lake (which... More 

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Bolton
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night on Friday, August 14th. When we arrived there is no one to tell you where to park or assist with your luggage. Check in is not till 4 pm. Spa is only open till 6 pm and the pool is only open till 8 pm (we had hoped to use the pool after dinner but only... More 

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Jefferye17, General Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello KimberleyYoung, We sincerely appreciate your taking time to provide your comments and feedback. The Windermere team is sorry to hear that your stay was not enjoyable as we hoped it would be. Regarding the check-in time, we do guarantee the room to be ready by 4pm however we always encourage our guests to arrive earlier than that and enjoy... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As long time Muskoka visitors, my wife and I were eager to try Windermere House. We really enjoyed our three-night visit. The service, food and ambience were all first class. We enjoyed playing tennis, swimming in the pool and the lake and exploring the area by foot. We'll definitely be going back!

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Jefferye17, Front Office Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Robin B. Thank you very much for taking the time to share the wonderful moments you and your wife experienced during your 3 night stay at the Windermere House. We love to hear that you fully took advantage of our amenities and enjoyed every single them. The Windermere Team is looking forward to welcoming you back sometimes soon in... More 

Toronto
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel is across the street from the lake, not actually on the lake, and has a very small sandy beach.The non-motorized boats are only available if the boating contractor decides it is not too windy which unfortunately was everyday. This is part of the extra 7% fee charged.. the facility even though renovated is dated. there are no safes... More 

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Jefferye17, Front Office Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello TravelExcellence1, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences from your most recent stay at the Windermere House. We are very sorry to hear it was "below your expectations" . Your comments have been past on to the General Manager and will be taken into consideration. Again we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced... More 

Port Perry
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a romantic weekend for my husband and I. We had a room facing the lake with a balcony, an upgrade worth every penny. The rooms are nicely equipped with immensely confortable beds. The grounds are also nicely kept with lots of manitoba chairs to sit and enjoy the view. The hotel has 3 restaurants, but we only used... More 

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Jefferye17, Front Office Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello HelenaPortPerry, Thank you so very much for your great comment here on TripAdvisor. We love to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful romantic getaway at the Windermere House. We look forward to welcoming back with your friends to enjoy the "Grand Lady" in the fall and maybe explore the gold course and spa. All the very... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great room, food, and all around everything! My room was clean and had a great view! i thoroughly enjoyed dining in all 3 of the restaurants I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a god damn perfect retreat!

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Jefferye17, Front Office Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mary A. Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about your most recent stay. We are thrilled to learn that everything was to your fullest satisfaction. I will makes sure to share your words with the entire team and we would love to welcome you back should you be in the area again. All the very best!! More 

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we recently spent the weekend at Windermere House. It is located on a beautiful lake and the atmosphere is great. There are a number of great restaurants but the best for us was the outdoor patio overlooking the lake. great service and reasonable prices. they have canoes kayaks and bikes for free- great family place The only negative is the... More 

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Jefferye17, Front Office Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lorne G. Thank you very much for your lovely review about your most recent stay at the Windermere House. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at the Resort and had the chance to relax and unwind. We very much appreciate the concerns you brought to our attention regarding the housekeeping service and we... More 

Aurora, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this resort, and we were not disappointed. The setting on Lake Rosseau is the highlight, and we enjoyed swimming in the lake and the pool as well. The food was amazing, and we enjoyed eating outside at the pub and on the verandah. Breakfast is included with the room rate, and is satisfactory, although... More 

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Jefferye17, Front Office Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lynnsie, We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful stay at the Windermere House and refer to it as a Canadian Icon ! I will make sure to share your experience with the Windermere Team. Thank you for posting those lovely pictures along with your kind words. We hope to welcome you back at the Windermere House.... More 

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