Our family of 4 recently stayed at the Marriott on Lake Rosseau from Sunday to Tuesday. The hotel overlooks Lake Rosseau and the property is gorgeously landscaped. This is still a newer hotel. The rooms are very nicely decorated, bright and clean. We stayed in Paignton House which is not the main building but the building closer to the seasonal pools and the lake. For a family of four we had a one bedroom suite with a lake view and that was a great amount of space for us. The room includes a kitchen with a dishwasher, small refrigerator, a round dining table w/ 4 chairs, a pull out sofa bed, a gas fireplace, a tv in the living area and a second tv in the bedroom. In our suite the bedroom had a king size bed. There were two entrances to the one bathroom. One entrance was just inside the door of the suite and the second entrance was off the bedroom. The bathroom had a nice deep tub, a separate shower stall, double sinks and a toilet area with its own door. The suite also had a balcony with two Muskoka chairs and a view of the seasonal pools and lake.
There are three places to eat at this hotel (plus Abbey's Bake House next door and two restaurants at Cleveland's House on the other side of Abbey's) but we only ate one meal at the Marriott and it was lunch on the patio next to the seasonal pool. The food was good but the atmosphere was rather chaotic. It was busy and there didn't seem to be enough staff. One had to wave down a server to ask for a menu and to have the dirty table wiped clean. They could use a couple of dedicated staff to bus the tables so the servers who are already running around don't have to clear the tables, on top of everything else.
While there is a bar next to the seasonal pools, guests are not allowed to take alcohol around the pool decks so you have to stay by the bar to drink.
There are three different seasonal pools, one is a wading pool for young children, one is a large hot tub and the third is a larger swimming pool. These areas are lovely. The only problem is that once again a shortage of staff means that used/discarded towels, empty glasses and empty/partially empty food baskets are left lying all over the place for lengthy periods of time. We even saw a used/wet baby swim diaper left on a Muskoka chair for hours. On Monday afternoon we watched as a handful of seagulls swooped down for several minutes snacking on food that had clearly been abandoned on one of the pool lounge chairs. There were a few staff members in the vicinity put none took it upon themselves to clear away the leftover food. When you are paying $600+ a night, you would hope that the pool areas are better kept.
WIth so many pools, including an indoor/outdoor pool, one could forget about the lake. There are two small sandy beaches and a couple of inflated water park toys for guests to use. There are also paddle boats, kayaks and water sports for guests to enjoy. Lake Rosseau is stunning!
We will return in the future but next time we will forgo the lake view room. You're not really in your room much during the day anyway.
Room 2202 in Paignton House is a one bedroom suite with views of the seasonal pools and the lake plu...
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