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Best Western Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence
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Bancroft, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Room was clean and spacious, with outdoor access for easy loading and unloading of car. Checking in and out went smoothly. Full bacon, egg, waffle, juice, bagel, yogurt, fruit, cereal breakfast was included. Easy access to highway 400. Dining in area is available. Good value. We would return.

Room Tip: Ground floor good for parking lot access from your room, but may be a bit noisier than upper levels.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Your feedback is important to us and we appreciate your wonderful comments! Many guests like the spacious rooms and agree the access with the patio doors on the ground floor are a great bonus! We are glad you enjoyed our free hot breakfast. We look forward to your next visit!
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St. Catharines, Canada
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an older hotel, which we didn't really know, and next time we will definately pick something newer..and cleaner! The first room they put us in had mould on the ceiling in the bathroom. I quickly said something and asked for another room. The next room was better, but also had mould in the corner of the tub. By this point I was too tired to change rooms again, so we just stayed. The breakfast they offer is very limited-nothing healthy at all-only apples and bananas for fruit, no egg whites, lots of starchy muffins and bread, greasy eggs and sausage or bacon, and waffles. Not a great breakfast of you like to eat relatively healthy. I wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Your feedback is important to us! We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit to our hotel. We will ensure maintenance and housekeeping investigate your concerns as this is not something typical with our property. Many of our guests also enjoy our Executive Section of the property which was completed just over 4 years ago and we hope you will consider this option in the future. Our complimentary hot breakfast is offered to all of our guests. We do our best to offer a variety of choices to meet different needs including healthy choices such as yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal and skim milk. We will continue to look at other options to meet our guests' needs. Thank you again for your input.
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Fredericton NB
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed here because we trust the Best Western name and because of a recommendation from our son who stayed here last year. The check-in was fast, the staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and smelled that way. I don't like walking into a motel room that reeks of Febreeze or some other highly perfumed cleaning solution.

The place was quiet and the beds are very comfortable with an excess of pillows, something my husband appreciated. :)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank RetiredCouple68
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for your loyalty to Best Western! It is a wonderful compliment when we are recommended by one of our guests! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and many guests enjoy the choice of both soft and firm pillows on each of our beds! We will be sure to share your wonderful comments about our Front Desk and Housekeeping Staff with our team! We hope you will have an opportunity to visit us again!
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port credit,ontario, canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2014

I just finish stay at the Best Western Royal Oak in. The check in was quick and professional, the desk person i believe her name was Arlene was overly welcoming and gave us everything we needed to make our stay wonderful. i stayed on the 4th floor and had a large oversized roon which smelled very clean and had plenty of room to spread out. There was no noise at night which resulted in a great night sleep in a wonderful bed and lots of pillow. The shower had lots of pressure and the bathroom was well lit. I had a great free breakfast the next morning and went on my way.
i recommend this hotel, and i will be back soon.

Room Tip: ask for the new wing and the fourth floor, facing north.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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Thank keonii
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We enjoy hearing from our guests! Thank you for both recommending our hotel and stating we are the "Best Hotel in Barrie". We are proud to have received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2013 & 2014!

We have a wonderful team and we want to ensure our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. We are glad you had a positive experience and a good nights sleep! Many of our guests enjoy the complimentary Hot Breakfast each morning. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Sudbury
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101 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We are always well treated at this BW. We have been here many times these past few years. Very nice staff. A great morning breakfast. Handy location to the 400. Many hotel improvements in recent years.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank randy1941
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
It is a pleasure to welcome our guests back to the Best Western Royal Oak Inn! Our staff enjoy seeing you each visit and we are happy you noticed the improvements we have made as we continue to re-invest in our hotel! We agree that we have a great complimentary Hot Breakfast and it has become a favourite with many of our guests. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again on your next visit to Barrie!
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vaughan, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

I found rests of beer cases in the fridge, the sliding door to the parking lot was open, towels were missing, the entry keys to the room didn't work. All this while I was away working. I reported to the desk and asked to see the security cameras footage but they refused. STAY AWAY OF THIS S-HOLE.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit. We want to assure you that the camera footage has been viewed by Management and no one had access to your guestroom. Each guestroom has a mini fridge for our guests' convenience and we apologize if our housekeeping missed anything in the fridge. Guest room keys can become unusable if they are put near a cell phone or anything magnetic. Our Guest Services would be happy to provide new room keys upon request. Thank you for your input.
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Goderich, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014

this hotel is very clean and the people working there are friendly. has a nice pool and hot tub. the breakfast was excellent; it had sausages, bacon and cold hard boiled eggs for protein. the lady working in the breakfast room had orientation the day before and it was her first time solo; she was excellent. the hotel is easy to get to. they did run out of towels at the pool and they could have had 2 waffle makers but those are the only things I noticed could be improved. The beds were very comfortable, there were 3 people in the room and we all slept great.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank BarbR57
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Anil1964, General Manager at Best Western Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed your experience at our hotel and had a great sleep. Thank you for sharing your comments about our friendly staff and the cleanliness of our property. We are glad you found our complimentary hot breakfast to be excellent. On busy weekends, towels can run out when guests use multiple towels and we apologize for this inconvenience. Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to serving you again!
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Property: Best Western Royal Oak Inn
Address: 35 Hart Drive, 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:
#2 Green Hotel in Barrie
#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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