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“A Very Pleasant Stay at Reasonable Rates”
Review of Rawley Resort

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Rawley Resort
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Port Severn
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed for two July 2013 nights in one of the terrace rooms. We ate dinner in the resort's restaurant on our first night. The hotel calls itself a resort, a title that caused us some consternation prior to our arrival. We had visions of children scurrying about in loud pursuit of organized activities, tipsy young males spilling beer down their chests while they snapped towels at each other, and overweight middle aged men smoking cigars while their wives lolled about waiting to take out their curlers. None of this came to pass. The resort is, in fact, a tasteful inn where one can sit peacefully on a water facing terrace, look over a large lawn, and watch the world go by. Part of this world is the passing boat traffic but this too is quiet since the waterfront appears to be a no-wake area. Killdeers, robins, doves and the occasional Canada goose flit about on the lawn. Is there room for improvement? Yes. The live music is too loud at dinner. We did not eat in the restaurant on our second night for this reason. And don't get me going about the heavy over sized wine glasses. That being said, the food was fine and we appreciated a visit from the chef during our meal. We visited the inn because we wanted to hike in Georgian Bay Islands National Park. It would have been helpful if the inn had information about the ferry to the park.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased you enjoyed watching and relaxing on the terrace patio. Your review was passed on to the Chef and I am sure he would be happy that you liked his meeting you at your table.
The piano music played during and after dinner is one our guests highlights, however once in awhile there are some guests that find it loud. . I truly wish you had of brought that up during your meal and we would have done our best to move you to a quieter table farther away from the music. The wine glasses I cannot change but we do have smaller ones we use for tastings that if you had of mentioned that you found the glasses too heavy I know they would have looked after you immediately.
If you return, and we hope you do, please bring any concerns up to us when they happen so we can ensure your stay and service is up to Rawley standards.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed at the rawley resort sat 22 June .. we checked in everything was perfect & ready .. we had terrace 1 .. fudge waiting soft music playing .. as it was 3 o,clock we were anxious headed to the pool for a nice relaxing swim .. while lounging at the pool Barb came thru to test the water .. and we struck up a nice conversation .. she asked if we would like a tour of the waterside lofts .. well we fell in love .the views and the bed ...... she said would you like to stay in one of these ..I will be right back she went to talk to liz and within minutes came back offered to move us over .. and in a matter of minutes .. we were in our new luxurious suite..2 levels .. spectacular view .we fell in love ... dinner that night was also perfect .. the dining room is so quaint and cozy .. service and chef top notch .while being seranaded by the piano playing soft beautiful tunes ...as we were heading out Eric the piano man .. yelled at us to join in on a sing along .. well what an enjoyable fun night that was about 15 of us . singing the night away .we felt like part of the family .breakfast that morning was also outstanding .. from the appetizer surprise of banana bread and fruit and a strawberry banana smoothie .all the beautiful little touches simply make this resort stand out from all the rest .. we will certainly be back .. also while taking pics outside Tom gave us a little history lesson on the hotel itself .Everyone is so friendly . Thanks Barb .. Thanks Liz and Tom .. looking forward to returning .Jocelyn Newman

Room Tip: all rooms are beautiful... waterside lofts suites have a spectacular view..and are very luxurious...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jrnewman
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

The staff joins me in thanking you for your much appreciated review. One of the highlights in the hospitality business is being able to please our guests. "Simply Perfect" is so great to hear. To us that makes us feel that we are doing a good job.
Our close team here at Rawley works together and strives hard to create the best environment for a happy and relaxing stay for you and yours.
Eric does enjoy playing to the dinner crowd and I am sure you saw how much he likes to entertain the guests. Many people have shared some fun hours around the piano singing along to familiar songs and at the same time making new friends.
I have shared your kind reviews with Barb. Tom, Chef Andy and Eric. They were very pleased to find out you were happy and thank you for taking the time to share your stay with Trip Advisor
We look forward to welcoming you back upon your return, which we hope will be very soon.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed at the resort June 14-15, 2013 and this was our 5th stay. We thoroughly enjoy the property. All of the amenities are great. The rooms are large and comfortable and the beds provide a great night's sleep. We stayed in a one bedroom suite overlooking the water with a balcony and comfy lounges. Everything is well maintained. The property is spotless. The service is just great. Everyone is cheerful and attentive. There is a lot of attention paid to decorating and the small details add to the home-feeling of the resort. The food is plentiful and very good. The small treats in the room are delightful. We enjoy it enough that we have already booked 2 additional stays this year in August and October and in fact we cancelled another Muskoka 5 star reservation to stay again at Rawleys. We find Rawleys very relaxing and that is what our small getaways are all about.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Your awesome review is now posted on our staff board and everyone of us truly appreciates your kind words.
We strive to make Rawley's guests experience the best it can be. When you stay here we want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself and it sounds like you did. So we exceeded and that makes for a happy team here.
We take great pride in the service that everyone of us provides to our guests and we are so glad that you were able to experience their genuine service ethics first hand.
Thank you for sharing your visit with us on Trip Advisor and we look forward to greeting you upon your arrival in August.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were at the Rawley Resort May 4/5th, 2013. The resort and staff are outstanding. We had a two story loft with wonderful views. The room was spacious and so beautifully decorated. The bed and pillows were exquisite! The bathroom is well appointed with lovely shower. The main floor has a great set up, pull out couch, sink with mini fridge, great space and beautifully decorated.

Breakfast was included. It was buffett style, but what ever we wanted or needed, was made instantly.

The wedding dinner was the best meal we have ever eaten. The coconut curry soup was delicious. The beef tenderloin was by far and large, outstanding. Creme Brule was such a treat. The chef came out in between courses to explain the ingredients and meal. He circled around with the tables to see what people were thinking, he received rave reviews.

The resort setting, meals and rooms were wonderful, but what really impressed us was how wonderful the staff were. For a small staff, these people run a fine tuned machine. They are so helpful and pleasant. They work so hard and are genuinely concerned that you are enjoying your stay.

Wonderful time, thank you Chef and Staff of the Rawley Resort!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2013

What a pleasure it was for the staff to read such an amazing review. Everyone of the staff enjoys greeting new and returning guests and they strive hard to make their stay the best if can be so when a review such as yours arrives it's a WOW to all of us.
This wedding was a beautiful weddiing for all to enjoy. Lovely memories were made this day for all to share for years to come.
We are glad you found your accommodations so comfortable. Some of our guests feel like they are at home when they stay in the lofts, especially when they don't have to cook, make the bed or do anything at all for that matter. Just sit back, relax and let us look after you because that's the joy of a holiday and we want all of our guests to have that pleasure when they stay with us.
Chef Andy likes to get involved in our customer experience and it does show. It's a pleasure for him to prepare the meals and then leave the kitchen and speak with the dining guests.
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor and share your compliments on your stay. Please come back soon especially in the warm summer months because the lofts offer such a great view of the surrounding waters and the yachts passing through the lock. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Rawley Lodge just provided us with a wonderful, relaxing get-away. When we made reservations, we mentioned that we were celebrating a very special occasion. Our suite was beautiful, one of the loveliest I have ever stayed in. One bdrm suite overlooking the water, champagne, fruit and a card signed by the staff! The personal attention was very touching and we won't forget it. Chef Allan cooked up a superb dinner. Breakfast was just as delicious. We will be making a yearly trip back to this resort and plan to come back by boat for another wonderful meal this summer. This place is truly a hidden treasure.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for waterfront room....you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Thank you for choosing \rawley to celebrate your special occasion. \we were pleased to hear you found our suite to be one of lovliest you have ever stayed in. This will assist other guests reading the review to decide on a suite of their choice.
we are commited to providing our guests with the best of service to ensure a delightful stay.
Your review was shared with the Chef and his staff and they truly appreciated your kind words.
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.
We are all looking forward to welcoming you back this summer.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I spent the night at this cute hotel during the off season. We were celebrating our anniversary. The suite was very nicely decorated with a fireplace small kitchen and and a high king size be in a separate room. When we arrived we were greeted politely and told where our room was so we headed up. In the room there was nice music playing a personalized letter welcoming us and a nice bag of chocolate popcorn free of charge. It was very nice.
For dinner we had a lovely meal at a comfortable table near the window. And the meal was cooked perfect although half the menu was not available (and it is a small menu) And because we were celebrating our anniversary the desert was on the house. Another nice touch.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank kelsgosse
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

We are very pleased that you chose Rawley to celebrate your anniversary. Rawley was designed for the comfort and relaxation of our guests to create an amazing stay for all.\We pride ourselves on providing an atmosphere where our guests feel they are "home away from home"
Our staff will be delighted to know they helped make it a special time for you by offering good service always with a SMILE !
We sincerely apologize for the menu. Chef Andy is working on improving the menu so this doesnt happen again and he sends his apologizes.
We hope we have anoher opportunity to have you celebrate with us again.
Thank you for the taking the time to let us know you had a wonderful visit and we hope we can extend the hospitality to you and yours again very soon.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I just wanted to thank Rawley Resort for all their help in making the 50th Anniversary for my parents a very special evening. They went above and beyond.

The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. The property/surroundings are stunning.

Everyone loved having a unique menu and the large room for our party was perfect.

The service provided was impeccable and we really appreciated all the staff's professionalism (always with a smile).
Hopefully we will see you again soon. We will be forever grateful for the experience of your beautiful establishment and the outstanding and courteous staff.
LC

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank lc511
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OwnerRawleyResort, Owner at Rawley Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share such a positive and welcoming review on your visit with us.
Your comments have been shared with the staff and they were happy to hear they were able to assist in making your parents 50th anniversay celebration a special time for you all.
Chef Andy enjoys creating special menus for our guests and was pleased you enjoyed your meal.
We rake great pride in our guest services and amenities that we offer and we were glad you appreciated everything from the staff, surrounding and the meal.
We hope we can extend our hospitality to you again in the near future.

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Address: 2900 Kellys Road | P.O. Box 189, Port Severn, Ontario L0K 1S0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Port Severn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Port Severn
Price Range: $149 - $758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rawley Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique all one bedroom suite waterfront hotel. Fine amenities compliment our upscale furnishings and fine linens. Some suites have hospitality kitchens to prepare light lunches. Spa on site. Piano bar. From rain forest shower head to superior personalized service we look forward to entertaining you and yours. Free Wifi. 1-1/4 hr. from 401 off 400. Easy off highway. Perfect for Corporate events, wedding,private parties,families, and couples. ... more   less 
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