I recently stayed at this resort because a friend was holding her wedding there. A very fun wedding, but NOTHING about the resort impressed me. And for the exorbitant price, one should be impressed by at least one thing. The arrival itself did not leave a good impression, everything seemed a bit dingy, then we had to wait for 10 minutes while new keys for our room were cut. Upon arriving at the lodge in which our room was located everything appeared very run down and dirty. The driveways were all dirt, the fencing and pathways were all over the place. Filthy front entrance and hallways. The worst backpacker's hostel would be better in comparison.
The room was OK, just. Nice wallpaper... not!! At least it was relatively clean.
This is Ontario in the middle of summer, very hot and humid. The room had one small window and an air conditioner that did not work at all. Not even a whisper of cold air. They did at least change it promptly the next day when it was reported. But a resort charging that much should have everything in proper working order, not wait for a guest to complain.
After helping with preparations on the day of the wedding, there was just enough time for a quick shower before the ceremony started. But, and here's the kicker... NO WATER. That's right hardly a sputter from the shower. Reception was very kind to report that they were working on the hot water and it would be back on in 15 minutes, very nice for them to warn me and a little late for the ceremony.
Eventually I asked a neighbour if I could use their shower; amazingly it worked, one bedroom away!
The wedding ceremony was very pleasant, and the buffet dinner (not normally a fan) was quite delicious. Perhaps their only saving grace.
After a lengthy party and some energetic dancing, I headed back to my room for, you guessed it, a shower and some shuteye. Sounds simple in an expensive resort.
But again, NO WATER, not even cold water. That is a long fifteen minutes. There is no fun in being in an expensive resort looking for a shower at three o'clock in the morning because basic amenities are not functioning. Reception did, however, provide another room in which we could shower. A long way from where we were....
Oh, could we please get some water for drinking. No, sorry we cannot provide that at reception, here is $6 to buy some water in the vending machine. Thank-you.
A guy is pretty thirsty at three in the morning and after a long night dancing a SOLD-OUT sign is the last thing he needs to see in the water vending machine.
Next day was check-out. At least they comp'd the room that night, but only a buffet brunch in compensation for the lack of air-conditioner on the first night.
I urge anyone considering this resort to give it a wide birth. There are plenty of nice B&B's in the area. And nicer beaches too.
And probably even running hot and cold water!!
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