We have been visiting Rodd Brudenell about once per year for about 25 years, and have always found it an excellent experience. Service is generally superb (one exception, noted below).
The location is excellent, with panoramic views of the Brudenell River, apparently from all rooms. Being on the river, if interested there are many early-morning photo opportunities for those interested in water birds such as Herons and Kingfishers (and gulls, of course).
Reception is good: quick, well organized. As usual, they gave us a room (suite actually) that exactly fitted our request made with their telephone reservation service.
Food: The Montague & Georgetown areas in PEI (like most of anything east of Charlottetown) is extremely limited, especially in the Fall, Winter, and Spring, unless one's idea of vacation food is a steady stream of junk fast food available in any mall in North America. For us this has been a challenge. Fortunately, the Rodd Resort has gradually been improving the food quality in what they call the "Club 19"; i.e., the lounge in the golf club House. Their the hours are excellent and the service superb. We are vegetarians, so everywhere choices are limited, but the "Club 19" has increased the offerings so there is sufficient choice. Portions tend to be very generous. Louise, our chatty breakfast server said that often "seniors" ask for children's portions because the breakfasts are huge, the wonderful buttermilk pancakes especially (though she warned that the chefs are more generous in the off-season). Prices are very reasonable. We have never tried the main dining room that is more expensive.
Rooms are good size, well maintained, and generally quiet. The suites have refrigerators and microwaves. In nearby Georgetown there is an fantastic bakery/art gallery, "The Maroon Pig Art Gallery and Sweet Shop", so one can purchase sweets, bread, etc. there and prepare breakfast in the room. The Bakery opens late, so it is necessary to shop the day before needed.
Activities: We are not golfers so cannot comment on the feature activity at Rodd's. Otherwise there is plenty of interest if exercise and nature and visiting artisans and cottage industries are attractive to you. Rodd Resort itself has many walking trails, and is very close to the PEI Confederation Trail that passes by from Georgetown. Even little Georgetown has several establishments; a favourite for us is the rather eccentric, very spontaneous artist, Peter Llewellyn, Shoreline Design. Further afield, near Belfast, are Koleszar Pottery, with very beautiful designs and a delightful owner, and Belfast Mini Mills, on a farm where are designed and manufactured modular processing mills for wool and other textiles that are intended for small cottage industries. The Mills also process the materials on site and have a shop. In summer there also is there an excellent light-meal café.
This particular visit did have one glitch. I mention this only because it delayed our departure so could have resulted in missing the ferry. When we arrived at check out, one other visitor was waiting but there was no staff in sight. (We could hear one on a telephone in an office.) After waiting several minutes, one person appeared from the office and began to process the person who was waiting. After another wait, a second appeared who was unclear about one procedure, so another wait. Then we discovered a lounge lunch charge of about $165 (for two people!) for a time we were nowhere near the Resort. This took some time while the correct receipt was found to make the correction. In all, out check-out took more than 25 minutes. Fortunately we had about 75 minutes available. Normally, because the ferry is 35 minutes away, we do not allow this much time to check out.
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