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Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This property is ideal for those who require tests at local London hospitals. Only a minute from LHSC Unversity hospital and no more than 5 minutes from St. Josephs.It offers all the amenities of a large hotel and is situated on a large wooded property ready for long walks. The dining room is elegant yet modestly priced.
Special rates are offered for families of patients in hospitals. The rooms were beautifully decorated.
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Room Tip: Ask for a room in the heritage building you will not be disappointed
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our close proximity to LHSC University Campus made getting to your appointments convenient.

We look forward to hosting you during your next trip to London.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
General Manager

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

If I ever have to stay in another hotel in London, I will be sorely disappointed!

What an unexpected, yet wonderful place to stumble upon! Driving past the front gates of the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre (in its out of the way location), one would never even surmise that this is a hotel and would likely keep driving. What an experience they are missing! If not for the trusty internet, we would have likely been two of those unfortunate souls!

I was looking for a romantic and cozy (but affordable) weekend getaway that would be a little different from the norm and this is what I found. Lucky me...lucky us!

We were greeted by Julie...a perky, warm, inviting girl at reception and were immediately made to feel welcome. She explained the perks (like 24 hour refreshments at the coffee bar) and that we should feel free to go exploring through this historical wonder....something we took her up on after we got settled.

Our room was gorgeous, clean and had that brand new feel! We were in the new wing of the hotel and there were a few different lectures/meeting going on, but these did not interfere with our stay in any way. What a great place to hold your business meeting, if that's what you're looking for!

Our exploration of the hotel was just what we thought it would be - a step back in time. There are pictures up throughout the old wing with descriptions of the hotel changes throughout the years...very interesting. It's just a beautiful place. I look forward to going back during a less frigid time of year so that we can explore the substantial grounds as well.

All of the staff were friendly and cordial, especially Julie (we really liked Julie). We ate there only once, at the breakfast buffet and it was great! Service was awesome and the food was hot and tasty with something for every palate! We didn't walk away hungry, that's for sure.

I have never had an experience like this at another North American hotel. Kudos to the staff and an extra shout out to Julie for the special touches that made our stay even better (if that was possible).

Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that in particular Julie helped to make your stay with us memorable. It is great to hear such terrific feedback and it sounds like you enjoyed many different aspects of what we have to offer.

We look forward to hosting you during your next trip to London.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

From beginning to end, our experience was fantastic. The staff were so welcoming and helpful - gave us breakfast "passes" (and the breakfast option were many, and the food was great - real, fresh fruit, how great is that?). The fitness room is up to date, the equipment worked great, clean, airy. Access to really GOOD teas on our floor (can't speak to the coffee - I don't drink it). The room was clean, roomy; mattress was perfect. Everything updated. A very nice business class hotel - although it is on property with lots of trees, nearby trails, etc. Calming and tranquil. Free parking too. The staff at the desk, in the halls, and in the dining room were all superb. This was such a terrific find. We would whole-heartedly recommend it and stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

Our property is beautiful in the winter (especially with the amount of snow we have received this year). I hope you may be able to come back and stay with us in the spring or summer - and enjoy our many outdoor areas.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Derek Grimaldi
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is just an overall great lace to stay, business or otherwise. rooms are small but very clean and comfortable rooms that have all you need. Very affordable compared to other Hotels. Beautiful grounds in an older heritage building. I will be staying here again if the need arrises.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay - hopefully you will be able to come and stay with us in the summer next time, when you would be able to enjoy our outdoor areas!

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer!

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

My stay was for one evening with dinner . The service was excellent. Loved reading about the history of the estate. It was a beautiful location. Only issue, couldn't get breakfast as it didn't open until 7:00 am.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am sorry that you were unable to partake in our breakfast - hopefully next time!

We look forward to hosting you during your next trip to London.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I taught leadership for the teachers' federation in this facility over 25 years ago. If the present staff is continuing to provide the service and amenities I enjoyed then(and I have no reason to think it isn't as good or better now) then I highly recommend it! The rooms were clean and well maintained; the lecture theatres are very well equipped and the meals there were simply superb-professionally prepared to meet the highest standards. The gardens are colorful, very well maintained and simply a delight to stroll through. This facility has been used for many years to train business professionals in finance and commerce. I

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we are continuing to provide the service that you expect and deserve.

We look forward to hosting you during your next trip to London.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

My husband and I were married here and come back each year for our anniversary, Staff always remembers us and greets us by surname no matter if we are in the restaurant, bar or just in the main lobby. Hotel is always quiet, very clean, comfortable and we have never had a bad meal.

Thank you for making this special occasion memorable each year and see you next November!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Spencer.

I am glad you choose to return each year on your anniversary - I am sure it brings back many happy memories for you. It is a treat for us as well - to get to know our customers even better and get updates on their lives.

Thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to your next visit in November 2014!

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Derek Grimaldi
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Additional Information about Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

Address: 551 Windermere Rd, London, Ontario N5X 2T1, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in London
#2 Best Value Hotel in London
#3 Family Hotel in London
#4 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: $90 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Southwestern Ontario's only IACC approved conference hotel, this historic Georgian estate situated on 30 parkland acres provides the perfect backdrop for meetings, events and comfortable guestroom accommodations. The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre offers a truly distinctive experience that is sure to nourish the mind, body and spirit. ... more   less 
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