We arrived at the King Edward hotel around noon after driving in terrible weather then putting up with Toronto's terrible roads and traffic. Already we were less than impressed by Toronto, the city we left years ago. What put a better spin on things was the service once we arrived. The doorman was very pleasant and took our keys for our car which was good because we didn't want to deal with finding parking in this messed up city. The doorman issued us a Valet Parking stub and told us cheerfully to give him 15 minutes notice if we required our vehicle. At the front desk we were quickly processed and given our room keys and told to enjoy our stay. So far so good! We were a little surprised that our room was ready that early, most hotels do not have all rooms ready till around 2pm. Once in our room we found it to be clean and bright, mind you the view was terrible, but this is Toronto's downtown so it was to be expected. From there we went out shopping in Yorkville (service here is comparable to the hotel). Once back at the hotel we went to enjoy Afternoon Tea. This unfortunately is where the hotel lost my excellent rating and received a very good. I was sadly disappointed by the afternoon tea, mid you the service was okay, but the finger sandwiches and pastries were far from fresh or good. If you want a truly good Afternoon Tea then either go to London, England (they have the best) or Niagara-On-The-Lake at the Prince William Hotel. After our disappointing Afternoon Tea we headed to the Hotel's gym which is very good. The equipment is clean, new and in excellent working condition.
The Bar! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! The drinks are a little expensive, but the staff and service are truly awesome. The next morning I enjoyed the Bar area again as it also double for their morning breakfast and again the staff are excellent. If you come to Toronto and want to experience history as it once was then a stay in this hotel is a must. Yes it is not a modern beauty, it is though a timeless classic that carries you back in time to a more Royal Period.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sixteen-story Edwardian hotel dating from 1903. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien King Edward Hotel Toronto
- Meridien King Edward
- King Edward Hotel Toronto
- Toronto Le Royal Meridien King Edward
- Le Meridien Toronto
- Toronto Le Meridien
- Le Royal Meridien King Edward