My girlfriend and I stayed at the Old Mill Inn & Spa for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 16/2012 in Luxury King Room #215, we purchased the Sunday Night at the Movies – Getaway Package directly through the Inn.
The inside and outside grounds are both beautiful and immaculate, even after a wedding had just finished, everything was in perfect order. The entire place has a very relaxing, quiet and comfortable feeling. Some of the area homes are also presented in the rustic Tudor style like the Inn itself.
Our room had attractive and elegant decor but there was a couple of noticeable freshly cleaned spots/stains on the floor near the desk and on the cushioned bench at the end of the bed. The TV is HD but the cable input is not, the aspect ratio is also set to stretch fill mode, so all the channels appear squished and I was unable to change this [hopefully this can be unlocked and/or HD cable boxes added]. The bathroom was clean and roomy with plenty of towels and a dip in the Jacuzzi tub was very soothing. There is an in-room coffee machine, a package of regular and decaf Nabob is provided, plus a couple of Red Rose tea bags but there was only two small creamers [suggest adding a couple of more and a few extra sugar packs]. There is also a bar fridge with a restocking card, a treat basket and a safe inside the closet. There is no real room view on the second floor, all you see is brush. Although the windows do open, as it’s nice to be able to let the fresh air in. The hallway windows have a look down view of the Inn’s lovely courtyard and there are also chairs for sitting. The bedding is very comfortable and we both had an excellent night sleep.
The movie package included two containers of popcorn, couple of pops, a large package of Junior Mints and Milk Duds and we watched the film Dark Shadows.
We called the front desk to ask about getting the popcorn and other items sent up to our room, about 20 minutes later they called back and said the items would arrive shortly, in about 15-20 minutes we had our evening treats. They said we could order any movie, but when we got our bill they had mistakenly charged us for the movie. Staff at the front desk quickly voided the charge and apologized.
There was also some confusion about using Wi-Fi, the hotel handbook [needs updating] indicates that there is a fee for room use but on a separate card with the access code on it says it is free in the bar area, lobby and the Terrace.
The Home Smith Bar is cozy and gorgeous; the lady bartending and serving us was very cordial and welcoming. The food was also very good, we had the grilled calamari and chicken wings for two and it was enough to fill both of us up. The complimentary breakfast was also excellent, particularly the smoked salmon with capers and the fresh strawberries. We got to breakfast a little late and there was still plenty of food available. The Inn’s house coffee was also very good; we had a couple of cups in the bar and at the Terrace.
The staff were all professional and courteous. We had our ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door and we were respectfully not bothered at anytime. Our hotel bill was placed under the room door for our convenience.
The weather was excellent as we took a walk along the Humber River (Toronto Discovery Walks – The Shared Path) that was quite nice. Along the trek we noticed Toronto Adventures offers canoe and kayak rentals, there were also a couple of people fishing and lots of trails to explore. All of the area parks are very well maintained and feel safe, although my girlfriend noticed a warning sign about coyotes that made her a little nervous – I got a little chuckle out of that.
Old Mill Subway is right around the corner, the train only takes about 12-15 minutes to get to downtown Toronto.
It was a joyful and pleasant getaway for the night and we will be returning to the Inn...Next time we are going to try the Sunday Dinner Buffet package and maybe get in some canoeing or rent a couple of trail bikes from the Inn. I am hoping to write another review where I can give the Old Mill Inn & Spa a 5-Star rating, until then...
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- Escape the ordinary! The Old Mill Toronto is the perfect location to relax, refresh and reconnect in a resort setting between downtown Toronto, Billy Bishop City Airport and Pearson International Airport. Enjoy a romantic getaway, plan a business event or indulge in our award winning Spa. We look forward to welcoming you at The Old Mill Toronto where versatility, ambiance and setting make us exceptionally memorable. ... more less
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