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Peterborough, Ontario Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the Sands on Golden Lake and, based on our first visit which was on a beautifully warm late summer weekend, we were eagerly looking forward to trying out a winter getaway at this wonderful location. The owners have done an incredible job of enhancing this older property, and the rooms are comfortable, very spacious,...

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Stratford, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here over Christmas and it was a nice getaway. Eventhough the place was practically empty we could still hear other guests nearby. Don't know what it would be like in the summer when it's more crowded. Restaurant was good with decent food and very friendly staff. We had a chalet with 3 bedrooms of which we didn't use 2....

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made to feel special & very welcome. Our room was very inviting & clean. Our meals were perfect. Our server went out of her way to ensure my husbands allergy to nuts was taken seriously & the chef made him a special dessert to ensure he was safe!! The whole visit was great we would definately come back...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time celebrating New Years at The Sands. Enjoyed snowshoeing on the frozen lake and bush trails across the road. The décor, DJ, friendly staff, rooms overlooking the lake & especially the food were excellent. There were 8 in our party and we enjoyed mixing with the other guests as we rang in the New Year. Thanks to...

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Jeff S, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments regarding the services and staff during your recent visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Rest assured, your comments will be shared with the whole Sands Team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again!

Brockville, Canada
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Our second trip to The Sands was as good as the first time, last year at about the same time. The whole place is lovely and the staff very friendly. The beach is wonderful, you can walk out very far, and the sand really is golden. The food in the restaurant is excellent for both breakfast and dinner. The rooms...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed September 19, 2016

One of the best location we've stayed at. Beautiful view. We stayed at this property for 2 night and just fell in love with this place. Great food menu! Well managed property! We are coming back in October!

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Recently had dinner here with one of my friends and we struggled finding something we really wanted to eat. We settled due to the lack of menu options. The bruschetta was a big let down and surprisingly small for the price. The server I must say was very friendly. The other let down was that we couldnt even enjoy the...

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Jeff S, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please allow me to explain our menu offerings. First, and the most important, is only fresh and seasonal products are offered at the Sands. We feel that a large menu requires us to freeze a lot of our inventory and that is simply not acceptable. With 15 entrée selections, 5 appetizers, 4 entrée salads, 6...

Pickering, Canada
Reviewed September 15, 2016

The room was a good size and the view was gorgeous--every room looks out onto the lake and the sunsets are beautiful. Rooms were extremely clean. The restaurant attached had great food, excellent service, beautiful views and was very reasonably priced. We would and will go back to Sands on Golden Lake again.

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We are pleased to hear that you were happy with your experience at the Sands. Your feedback goes a long way and we appreciate the time you took to write it. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sands the next time you are in the Ottawa Valley.

Reviewed September 12, 2016

I could not believe how absolutely lovely and clean the rooms are. And the beds ... fabulous! The best bed I've slept in, in a motel for ages and we do a lot of traveling. The rooms are large and roomy with a fantastic view and deck along the back. We had 2 dbl beds, a sofa, fridge, coffee maker...

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had very nice stay in this hotel. The room was very clean with a balcony overlooking the beach and golden lake. It was a very peaceful setting. Staff were very nice and friendly. The restaurant was also nice, reasonably priced and convenient. The hotel is about a 1 hr drive to Algonquin park.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The ideal getaway with a pristine, sandy beach,lakeside spa treatments and Golden Lakes only lakeside dining room. A year-round retreat to enjoy nature hikes, ice skating & ATV/ snowmobile trails. Cozy up to your own private fireplace or jacuzzi - a welcoming guest room or chalet awaits you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands on Golden Lake

Address: 13163 Hwy 60 | Deacon, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J 1X0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Golden Lake
Price Range: $75 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands on Golden Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Our only concern was the slippery stairs & deck as it had snowed very hard. Not sure if a mat would have helped. We loved our room. It was a perfect spot to meet up with friends for a very safe, special New Years Eve dinner, dance & brunch! ”
 of 5 bubbles 358carolk, 1 week ago | Read review
“We booked the chalet so we could have a full kitchen to cook some of our own meals and space to entertain.”
 of 5 bubbles 360dawn057, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms vary in size from small to large to 2-floor family units with fire pits on the beach. Canoes, kayaks available.”
 of 5 bubbles RSOrr, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have beautiful view. Single Queen bed rooms don't have AC but breeze off lake through sliding glass door was great.”
 of 5 bubbles wendyburkin, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“I'm sure any room would be great.”
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