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Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals

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#3 of 12 hotels in Tobermory
Enjoy the most spectacular view in Tobermory from the Bruce Anchor Motel's "sunset deck". Our deck overlooks Georgian Bay and the entrance to Big Tub Harbour. The Bruce Anchor Motel is located within walking distance of the Chi-Cheemaun. It is a convenient place to stay overnight before boarding the ferry in the morning! All 37 deluxe motel units have balconies or terraces. Step out for a relaxing breath of fresh air, or to enjoy the scenery. A two-bedroom suite will comfortably accommodate a family of four, or two couples, or a small group of divers. All units have a mini fridge with freezer, except the king units, which have a mini fridge. All rooms have air conditioning, free wi-fi, cable tv, and a coffee maker. We serve coffee and tea in the office from 5 am until 2 am. We have a pavilion behind our motel complete with microwaves, toasters, kettles, charcoal bbq's, and picnic tables available to all guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Check in smooth and friendly. The receptionist was the nicest, most helpful person. Showed us a few different rooms. Renovated property,big ice box outside,comfortable beds and room amenities. No breakfast , no telephone in room (the wave of the future I guess). Very comfortable outside furniture to watch the sunset, across the road from the water. Free parking (a problem in Tobermory) and a great deal if you combine room and cruise. Again by far the best place in Tobermory
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Response from bruceanchor, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals
Responded 1 week ago
What a great review Albert! Thank you so much for sharing such kind, positive notes about Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals. Our location is certainly very close to most of what the village has to offer. It's great that you made mention of our guests having access to free parking while staying with us. Super to hear that you captured a view of a beautiful sunset right from our facility. We believe it's the finest sunset view in Tobermory. Thank you so much for staying with us at Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals! We hope that you will join us again, during your next adventure in Tobermory.
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definitely a 2 star. best part was that the bed was fairly comfortable. badly broken mirror in the bathroom. Wine spilled down the front of the dresser and not cleaned up. needs new carpet. don't bother paying extra for the view. definitely not worth it. owner needs to spend some money to upgrade carpet and furniture. won't be staying here again. Not sure who wrote the other reviews cause it definitely is not worthy of a 4 star.
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We booked the Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals for a day as we were driving from the east.. The weather was cold but sunny. We visited the Grotto and came to the motel around 4:30 pm. We had booked two bedroom suite as it had a kitchen. As the season was just starting were not sure about what will be available..The room was ready .. there was a flight of stairs inside the room that led to the office but were told they cannot open it from their end. Rooms were spacious and the beds were clean.. There was only one washroom for the two bedrooms. We did not know this while we booked the accommodation. They had pots and pans in the room and the guests were expected to clean and put them back in place after use which is fair.. They also have a pavilion across the motel that can be used for lunch/dinner.. They have kept microwave so you can warm up the food and use the picnic tables We settled down for the evening and the next morning discovered there is no hot water in the bathroom. We could not take shower and complained to the front desk.. They offered 25% discount for inconvenience. There is no rest room at the check-in place. Please make a stop at visitor center if you need to use the restroom and then proceed to the motel for check-in. Overall , the location is right at the harbour. place is clean and well ventilated.. Recommend the accomodation for one night stay
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Response from bruceanchor, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals! We value your business and appreciate the time you took to review our accommodations. It is with this feedback that we can continue to make enhancements, ensuring that all of our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for bringing to our attention that the hot water was not working. These things happen and we apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused during your stay. From all of us here at Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals, thank you for staying with us!
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We venture to Tobermory for Scuba Diving with our Adventure Sports Newmarket Dive club several times over every summer. We enjoy Bruce Anchor Motel for its cleanliness, convenience, and it is close to downtown Tobermory. They have a lovely covered patio in back with BBQ's, so we will traditionally serve a big meal to divers after a day of diving the beautiful wrecks in Fathom Five National Park. It is always a good time!
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Response from bruceanchor, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals
Responded Apr 12, 2019
This sounds like an awesome way to get together with friends and enjoy an exciting hobby! We are so proud that you can call Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals your home away from home when visiting the area. We take great pride in your comments regarding cleanliness and location - thank you! It's awesome to hear that you are making great use of our outdoor cooking area - that's what it's there for! Thank you for your loyalty to us. Please stop in and say hello when you are visiting this summer :)
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Staying here for just one night and it was really good. Nice and helpful staff, room was spacious and king size bed was perfect. Close to downtown, we had a nice walk, high temperature for mid-september, to dinner. Back at the motel we had a free coffee at the reception and at the next morning too, nice service.
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Response from Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals
Responded Oct 17, 2018
We love our coffee! Great to hear you enjoyed a cup or two with us. Thank you for choosing Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals! We hope you will join us again one day!
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$102 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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