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The Irwin Inn

1390 Irwin Rd | Douro Dummer, Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My experience reflects those of other recent guests who reported their dissatisfaction with this establishment - that despite the warmth and helpfulness of the staff, they are working with a place that just doesn't have the fundamentals right. As the pics show, it is unclean and in disrepair in places. And as I can't show what's missing I and others... More 

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Britt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently had a 4 day stay at the Irwin Inn with lots of family. I am very please with the service and the attitude of each and every worker. Was a very nice trip for my family and I. I also left behind my fit bit and when I called to see if it was there they had said they... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, if you want upscale accommodations, or night life, this is not the place for you. Irwin Inn has a "cottagy" feeling, and especially the cottages to the west of the inn are really old. That being said, there was an obvious effort to keep them clean and housekeeping was very good. The cottages and suites to the east of... More 

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Lakefield, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went just to dinner at their main restaurant for a special occasion. The food was very good, but we found it very expensive. The restaurant and washrooms were nice and clean. The grounds seemed well maintained. I don't think I would bother to return...

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Irwin Inn is located right on Stoney Lake and occupies a large land mass. As I was attending a wedding our group were looking forward to staying at the Inn and experiencing all it had to offer its guests. As always it is about first impressions!!! Let me say straight up I did not expect a 5 star hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

nkidd2015 - wow it was a fantastic week, I think the staff have as much fun as the families do! Such a nice way to spend your vacation and to share it not only with your children but with your extended family as well. Can't wait to see you all again - perhaps for a winter vacation so the kids... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went to the Irwin Inn over the May 24th week-end 2015. Just the 2 of us and we had accommodations for 6. The master bedroom was quiet, and well decorated. The living room, and dining room were o.k. but the kitchen is way too tiny. There was very little counter space. We did not have a light in the shower... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

ChristinaR, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Inn. I'm happy your enjoyed your dinner and Breakfast with us as along with our service , our food is one of our Hallmarks of the Inn. You are correct, that perhaps the suite you were in made need some updating, and I'm happy to report that... More 

Peterborough, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Rude and Nonprofessional Staff / Run Down Facility I have mixed feelings about my review, as there was some great aspects to the "Resort" I used those words very loosely when calling it that, but also some unfortunate negatives that cant go unnoticed. We recently had planned a day/night cottage rental for 6 adults, as well that night a surprise... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

recordmichelle, We certainly were disappointed to read your review, and it's unfortunate that you felt we did not live up to our promise. We encourage all feedback, as it allows us to review our practices and procedures, to celebrate our successes and work on any failures we have. Although you do have many valid points, I do hope the readers... More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We've only had drinks here because we were touring around in the car and my aunt knew the place. It has a nice terrace with a great view over the lake. They weren't quite open yet so finding some on to order was a challenge since the place is quite big. But after finding someone Al was oke and the... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mario K, thanks for "dropping in" this spring - yes it is correct in the spring we can be almost anywhere as we start getting ready for the season - but we are always happy to stop and look after guests who happen to cross our door step. I'm happy you enjoyed the view (we think its spectacular too)... More 

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