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“Food was lovely, room was not.” 3 of 5 stars
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487 St. Andrew St. West | Centre Wellington-Fergus/Elora, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1P2, Canada   |  
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“Food was lovely, room was not.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed 2 nights in deluxe king suite. Yes, bathroom was in our room, we didn't share with other guests, however it was IN our room!
No door or wall separating bathroom from bedroom was just not appealing.
The rugs smelled everywhere we went throughout the inn. Time to upgrade folks!
On second day we were given a wastebasket full of ice. Ugh!
A small bar fridge should be in each room in this day in age. No wifi either.
Room has virtually no place to put luggage on, or our toiletries. Everything on smelly carpets :(
Room could use a good dusting too.
A/C was a wall unit that sounded like jet engine, and there wasn't screens on windows, so a bit tricky with lack of air flow...
Bed was comfy, coffee good, but not enough of it.

Food was extremely good, and service fantastic. Just needs a shot in the upgrade department and I might think of staying again, but as is, it's not worth the $$$. Go for breakfast and dinner in a heartbeat though!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed 4 nights here on business in April. Not our first time. We reserved the McCattie Suite which is in a newer building separate from the original stone inn. Very quiet and private. However the room needs updating in a big way. Decor is knotty pine with country accents, which is tired nowadays. TV was the old big tube type. Bathroom vanity was quite satisfactory - good lighting, reasonable counter space, etc. The separate shower/toilet room is cramped and out of date. On the plus side - room was very clean, King bed was comfy, and the gas fireplace warmed us up nicely. A Keurig which did not work was replaced right away with a working one.

We ate several meals in the Inn. Breakfast, included in the rate, was excellent every morning, with a very good selection, ranging from healthy to the farmer's platter. One of us went healthy, the other went to the farm.

Dinners come from 2 different menus - the Pub, which has a great and long list of more casual styles of food, and the fine dining menu available in the separate and very pleasant courtyard dining area. We tried both and had great results from each. The Inn has made a commitment to sourcing local foods and has done an excellent job developing good meals, and also informing the diners of the contents of their meal.

We'll go back again next year, looking especially forward to the great food, and hoping that the room gets a makeover in the meantime.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

The reviews were mixed so I wasn't sure what we would find, however, we had a really nice stay.

The Room: stayed in the Ariel Dyer. This was a free upgrade as we are VIP members of Ontario's Finest Inns. Very nicely furnished and clean. Even had a little fireplace. Didn't find it noisy at all.

Reception: I agree that something needs to be done with meeting guests in a timely manner. It's fine that the desk doesn't have someone 24/7, but then there needs to be a better way for guests to let someone know they're there. I found the staff to be very friendly.

Food: had breakfast here and it was very good and portions were a good size too. Definitely didn't need lunch!

Other: came back from a day out and found the housekeeping staff had refilled our ice. Thought it was a nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

we stayed in the McCatty Room which was very nice ,cozy, relaxing. However on arrival we threaded our way, with luggage, through a crowded pub and found the register desk. There we stood for 15 minutes in an empty room. After returning to the pub area , a head waitress( I think), said she would be with us soon but was very busy due to Tarton Day. Twenty minutes later she returned and escorted us to our room stating the manager wasn't there and they were understaffed. We had booked the room a month in advance, and as Tarton Day is an anual event..no excuse for being under staffed. That evening we went to the dining room with another couple for supper. The waitress came after about 15 minutes and we ordered apps. She left without filling the water glasses, and again we hear about understaffed. The apps were very good , and we ordered our main dinners. It took all of 45 minutes( no exagerating here), and our dinners were cool. They seem to have a very good chef whose meals are ruined by poor management, again not the servers fault as she was srving the pub and dining area. They seemed to have the idea that the pub was making more money than the dining room and we came in a far distant second. The waitress in the morning claimed to be the manager, but she was so matter of fact and unapoligetic that it was obvious she honestly couldn't have cared less. At the previous dinner I was really considering walking out while awaiting our main meal, but didn't know how our guests would feel about that, so I persevered. The second breakfast was horrible, I had eggs benedict and there is no way that evrything except the eggs werent left overs. Dried ham, dry and burnt home fries, and the english muffen was absolutly stale.
I was particularly angry about our "package" as there was an automatic $100.00 gratuity included, and not one of the staff should have been entitled to any. In summary...this is a wonderfull Inn....being so badly managed that the owners cannot possibly be aware of. There is no embellishing in what I have just stated, and in fact I feel that a very good chef is going to have his reputation ruined at this establishment.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We have stayed at the Breadalbane 4 times now and are heading back for our fifth with friends this time. Always in October as that is our anniversary month. Our first stay was in the Master's Suite which was a beautiful room over top of the dining area. The road noise in the early morning was a little bothersome but not so much as to detract from our stay. The next 2 times we stayed in the McCatty Suite which is really nice and the last time there we stayed in the Harrette Suite, also quite nice. We have paid the bigger price to stay in other Inns with all the ammenities but the Breadalbane offers a great price with great dining in a really central location if you like to search out the treasures of the area. I guess it's all what you are looking for when you go somewhere, but we have enjoyed it enough to return again and again. We have peeked into some of the other rooms as they were being cleaned and they are quite small, but it is a historically old building and that is what you should expect. We've stayed at the Ben Miller, the Old Mill, and several other Historic Ontario Inns and have enjoyed them all for what they are individually. Give the Breadalbane a try and make up your own mind and hopefully come away with good memories like we have.

Room Tip: Master's Suite Nice but a little noisy, McCatty Suite more modern but secluded or Harrette Suite...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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etobicoke
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

a romantic weekend getaway - we know the fergus / elora area so knew that there was plenty for us to do in the area. we stayed in the McCatty Suite - king bed, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, patio doors looking out onto a private backyard... wonderful. stayed for 2 nights... 1st night ate at the breadelbane restaurant - the best steak I've had in .... maybe ever. 2nd night we walked down the street to an Indian restaurant - crazy busy - make sure you have reservations... we didn't but managed to squeeze in - so they had us in and out in 45 minutes... then we headed back to the breadelbane pub - very friendly place - cozy - lots of locals. then back to the room for a 'hot tub' and fire. breakfasts were fantastic too - I didn't need lunch either day... staff were friendly and accomodating. we had been considering niagara-on-the-lake,,, glad we went here instead. fergus is a beautiful town, and elora is a very short drive away - st jacobs isn't much farther. good times. give it a try. we will return for sure. only complaint was no sugar in the room

Room Tip: mccatty was nice - separate from main inn
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilliard, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Quite a lovely place. We arrived with 10 business companions at the Pub, without reservations. They were very accommodating, serving us in the main dining room - a wonderful dinner. The room was full of character. Lost a few minutes sleep with the noise from the Pub below and the car alarm outside. Breakfast was delicious - much better than the normal Scottish B+B fare. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 487 St. Andrew St. West | Centre Wellington-Fergus/Elora, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1P2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Fergus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fergus
Number of rooms: 10
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