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Elmhirst's Resort

#1 of 2 Hotels in Keene
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I recently booked the couch potato package at the Elmhirst Resort. We had such an amazing weekend! Everyone was so friendly on our arrival and throughout our entire stay. We felt very welcome the whole time we were there. The cottages are rustic and cozy. The fireplace is a really nice addition and great for cold winter... More 

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Toronto, ON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had previously dropped into the resort to see if we wanted to stay there given that we had read mixed reviews. I know that people are often picky and/or have unrealistic expectations but we were going to be in the area and I wanted to check it out for myself. Right from the get-go we were pleased with the... More 

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Elmhirst's. We are very happy to hear you had a relaxing getaway. It is also very kind of you to remember and mention all of the team members who helped look after you during your stay; it has a noticeably buoyant effect on the staff when they see such recognition. Taking... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed at Elmhirst as a three generation family last weekend and had a great time as usual. The staff were extremely helpful with our requests and questions. We appreciated the efforts to promote a "green" environment ie composting, sourcing food locally and providing firewood for the fireplaces as an additional heat source. Our granddaughters enjoyed swimming and visiting the... More 

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for the kind feedback. We really appreciate your continued patronage. Wilma keeps us up to date whenever you are coming and we really look forward to it! More 

Nepean
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family and friends used to make an annual trip to Elmhirst and found it was a great location for getting together and always lots of activities to keep you busy. So I was really excited to go back as an adult with my friends and get a chance to see how the resort has changed. When we got there... More 

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your posting. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your cottage and the grounds for the most part (we will share your feedback about the kitchen with the housekeeping team). We also appreciate your very kind feedback about your restaurant experience. We were all sorry to hear you felt as if the information you passed on during... More 

Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed on January 4th 2015 for one weekend night in the 4 bedroom cottage with 5 other family members and 1 child. We each paid $80 each (child was free) which was a total of $480 for the night. I don't have much to say about the entire resort itself except our cottage because we arrived after 6pm and... More 

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thanks very much for taking the time to post your impressions from our Resort. It was actually me who was out clearing the walks and inadvertently "turned down" your cottage. It was an unfriendly weather night and I thought you must have been moved to a different cottage. I'm sorry if it gave you a bit of a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have never spent the night at this resorts cottages but my family and friends including myself have attended the sunday brunch on a few occasions. The spread is very generous and I have noticed that the options stay the same but the chefs change up the desserts and dishes every so often which provides variety which is pleasant. The... More 

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London, Ontario
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42 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a well-run resort in a classic lake-front location. The grounds are very attractive, organized and well-maintained. There are nature trails on the property, bicycles, a games room, boats and fishing equipment for rent, water cycles, swimming in the lake or the indoor and outdoor pool, and of course the wonderful views of the lake. The main lodge is... More 

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Thanks very much for leaving such a comprehensive posting. We were very happy to hear you found your cottage comfortable and you enjoyed so many different experiences at Elmhirst's. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Went to our usual resort for "girls weekend" Maintenance was needed Clean rooms were non existent , Broken appliances Dirty tables. Broken furniture . The one person we spoke to was however pleasant .looking elsewhere for next year .

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HRMktg, Manager at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Difficult to respond as we have no indication of which cottage was so disappointing. All reviews are taken personally by the 46 employees who work towards making each guest stay a positive experience. We regret we were not informed of your concerns during the weekend. Pleaase contact Guest Services ( wilma@elmhirst.com) should you wish to provide details. More 

Oshawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Girls weekend at Elmhirst. Toothpaste stains on the faucets, dried food on the counter, tumbleweeds of hair on the floor. Wads of food in the dishwasher. And this was on arrival. And this is not new, but in fact the trend I have found every year we come up. The grounds are beautiful, the cottage view excellent. But for the... More 

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

It took us a long time to decide how to respond to this posting. Because we are a 5 generation family business we take feedback from our guests seriously and sometimes a little personally. I'm sorry you found your stay so completely wanting. We do our best to stay close enough to our guests to be prepared for guest arrival,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was the second year in a row that we had our annual "family-camp" at Elmhirst. The rooms are always clean and excellent. They should probably expand their check in/out area as both visits for us have involved spending a bit more time than should be expected. Don't know about the dinning area, as we always bring all our own... More 

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