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“Ice fishing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn

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BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
1 review
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“Ice fishing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I was pleasantly suprised that my room was upgraded to a business class room when I arrived. The service was great as usual, but at 2:30 in the morning we where awoke by a loud party in the room next door. They had music playing very loudly and where mulling up and down the halls banging the doors with the dead bolts out so that the doors wouldn't latch. Shortly after 3am I called the front desk and the attendant took casre of the noise.
I enjoy using this hotel I don't appreciate being woken up by a loud party in what is supposed to be a quiter area of the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank James B
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your remarks. The staff work very hard to ensure all our guests have the very best experience while staying with us. We are glad you called the front desk to notify them of the disturbance on your floor in order for our staff to rectify the situation. We empathize your sleep was interrupted as we do our best to uphold our 11:00 pm quiet policy. Thank you for your kind remarks about our great service. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Saint Thomas, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at the Best Western Royal Oak this past family day weekend. What a wonderful experience. A particular thank-you goes out to Arlene and Bridget for making my stay so pleasant and enjoyable. The breakfast buffet was great! I highly recommend this property for anyone staying in the Barrie area!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jason K
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I will ensure your kind remarks are shared with our staff. We are very pleased your weekend was pleasant and you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Barrie!
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Stouffville
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74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I found a good deal on-line for this hotel, and booked it, for the wrong day!!! No problem with that, at the front desk the fellow was very good to give us a better room! Our room was beautiful, and clean, updated, and very quiet. We were really happy with that as the hotel seemed to be sold out, so we were worried it 'd be noisy, but not in the least. Brittany at the front desk is very good at her job and our checkout went smoothly. I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: i like the ground floors as there is a sliding glass door out to the parking, so easy access and if...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank StouffvilleDanal
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Great tip and thank you very much for your review! At the Best Western we are always trying our best to accommodate our guests and we are very pleased the front desk staff could help you solve the dilemma! We will most certainly pass on your kind remarks to Brittany. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and we welcome you back!
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Trenton, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed only for one night - but would definitely go back for longer! The rooms were clean - beds were comfy and the staff was so friendly and helpful! The location is so central to everything you need! The price was affordable! Top choice!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LISA T
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and gladly welcome you back on your next visit!
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Whitby, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Our stay at this property was a very positive experience given the occasion for the Barrie visit. The Night staff was able to organize an early checkin for my family to change for the viewing and the Day staff welcomed us and shared appropriate condolences, as well as assisting us gather google maps to facilitate our finding our way to the funeral home and the church. The property was well appointed, clean and the complimentary breakfast was a definite bonus. As trying to find a restraurant in the cold, snowy weather, would have been a definite challenge. I am a frequent guest at BW properties throughout Ontario and Canada and indeed this level of personal service and high standards associated with the facility are the norm.

Thanks to the staff...you folks know who you are !

Frank McNulty

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FrankMcnulty
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you for your very kind remarks, which will most definitely be shared with our staff. We strive to give our guests the very best service possible, and we are very pleased your last visit with us upheld that testimony. We thank you for being a loyal Best Western guest.
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Waterdown, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Was in Barrie recently for a hockey tournament and stayed at the Best Western Royal Oak Inn. The hotel was very clean as were the rooms and the staff were very polite and accomodating. For the price that we paid (which included breakfast) I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank FSH221
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive review, we really appreciate your time in doing so. We really enjoy hosting teams and we strive to meet their needs to the best of our ability. It would be a delight to have you stay with us again during your next tournament!
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Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

My only complaint of this facility is that the water in the taps was brown. We let it flow for several minutes but it never cleared up. We were not confident enough in it to shower or to drink it. We were only staying the one night and front desk did not ask us how our stay was so I didn't mention it at check out. Yes I guess I should have. The linens were crisp and the rest of the bathroom was clean. We had one of those doors leading to an adjoining room so the noise from the next room flowed through and kept me awake.

Room Tip: Do not accept a room that has an adjoining room to it if you want to sleep well.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sally m
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Anil1964, Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience you encountered during a maintenance issue. If such an item is brought to our attention at the time, we will do our best to rectify the situation immediately by providing another guestroom. This would have also been a solution to your adjoining room. Thank you for your positive remarks regarding our cleanliness and linens. We look forward to the opportunity to have you stay at our property again!
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Property: BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn
Address: 35 Hart Dr, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5M3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Royal Oak is a newly renovated hotel, close to the highway and in the heart of down town Barrie. We offer a hot breakfast for all guests, or if you find your self running late we have Grab & Go bags available to take on the road. ... more   less 
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