The Briars is a sprawling historic estate with old world charm. The property is spacious with lovely old style gardens, patios and garden chairs. All of the food fits in with the best I’ve ever had. Our room was apparently one of the nicest in the old house…. a mix of antiques with an updated bathroom, TV and a new comfy bed and bedding. We felt very relaxed and at home here and it was very clean. If you like modern, state of the art, fast paced resorts this won’t be the resort for you. The beach area was lovely as well. We thoroughly enjoyed 2 wonderful days absorbing all the beautiful surroundings, waterfront and charm. We brought our bikes and loved biking along all the gorgeous waterfront roads, to town and to the old church and historic cemetery. We have a few complaints. I don’t mind paying $178 for a room when we have the use of a beautiful, well maintained, lake front resort, but they charge a 15% resort fee on top of the room price which seems like double dipping in my opinion. And if you charge your meals to your room you pay a 15% resort fee on your meals too…… doesn’t seem right to me. Why don’t The Briars charge $205 for the room, as that is what we are paying anyway with a 15% resort fee? The 15% resort fee on the expensive room and meals feels like manipulative marketing. The front desk staff said the resort fee partially goes to the waitresses, and the waitresses say they don’t see any of it. As guests we don’t want to hear any of these problems and it gives us the impression that the management aren’t treating their staff fairly. And when I see a 15% resort fee on my dinner bill I assume it is a tip so I don’t tip. And I resent the fact that dinner guests who are not staying at the resort pay 15% less….. not right. These are all issues that I feel need to be fixed so the customers and staff feel treated fairly and are not being manipulated. We stopped going to the Taboo resort for these very issues.
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- Also Known As:
- The Briars Hotel Jackson`s Point
- Briars Jacksons Point
- Briars Hotel Jacksons Point
- The Briars Ontario, Canada