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Elmhirst's Resort

3.0 of 5 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
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  • 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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London, Ontario
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251 reviews 251 reviews
42 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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 

canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have gone to Elmirst's Resort several times over the past few years. You can't beat the location! Situated on Rice Lake, just south of Peterborough, the view and the ambiance can't be beaten. I noticed this time that they had done some renovations which were a much needed improvement. But the dining room was a big disappointment. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed in a two-bedroom cottage at Elmhirst's Resort with a girl friend of mine in early fall. It sits in the north shore of Rice Lake, one of best fishing destination in Southern Ontario. The cottage is clean and bright. The view is excellent and serene. What impressed me most is what they all "Elmhirst's blend" which is a... More 

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

Thanks you so much for sharing your experience! We tried to offer a greater variety and quality of recreation opportunities this summer and Kim's edible plant tour and tea making was definitely a hit! We so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Hope to see you again soon, More 

Ontario's Near North, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Room rates and activity rates are priced way too high. Front desk is very unorganized. Wedding planner is great, but doesn't have the support staff to back him up. Food is hit and miss. Mostly miss. Unfortunate considering it's a beautiful spot and could be awesome.

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

Hello, and thank you for your posting. I'm sorry your experience at Elmhirst's did not meet your price/value expectations. It would be extremely helpful to me to hear what some of the hits and some of the misses were. I would be grateful to hear from you if the opportunity presents itself at gfe@elmhirst.com. Hope to hear from you soon... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you're looking for a nice little get-away spot, Elmhirst's Resort is just that:: a nice little get-away. We were blessed with a beautiful late September weekend so were able to enjoy the glorious, sun enhanced changing leaves and views of Rice Lake. The cottages, though well equipped, are tired and not too clean Our unit had a musty smell... More 

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canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I spent last weekend at Elmhirst and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very friendly and helpful, our cottage was nicely appointed and very comfortable, the setting is lovely (our cottage overlooked Rice Lake) the food was very, very good and I enjoyed one of the best massages I have ever had at their beautiful SPA.... More 

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

Thanks very much for sharing your experience. It means a great deal to our family and our team when guests enjoy the property and particularly so when they notice the things which we think make us a little unique. Great to hear as well you enjoyed your massage; Martina is very good at getting "some knots out of the rope"... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

An amazing resort location, comfortable cabins, good food. It is a long drive from Pearson Airport though, allow 3 hours, but worth it to relax lakeside. Each cabin has a private dock on the lake, deck, BBQ, and wifi! They are separated and private, a quiet resort. Place was clean, staff friendly, easy to find, despite being off the main... More 

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

Thanks very much for sharing your experience. It means a great deal to our family and our team when guests enjoy the property and particularly so when they notice the things which we think make us a little unique. Great to hear as well you enjoyed your massage; Martina is very good at getting "some knots out of the rope"... More 

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Address: 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Otonabee-South Monaghan > Keene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhirst's Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Elmhirst's Resort Ontario/Keene, Canada

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