We recently stayed at the Old Mill Inn & Spa to celebrate my wife's birthday. We live in Toronto, so we were looking for a romantic getaway without having to leave the city.
I booked the "spa getaway for two" which consisted of a luxury king room, continental breakfast and a side by side Swedish massage at the spa. While booking, I found both the hotel and spa staff very helpful on the phone. I was planning a birthday surprise for my wife, so I wanted to make sure of everything and I had lots of questions. I was quite happy with my plans, but I'm the type that always worries that something will go wrong or not be what I thought it would be.
The big day came and it couldn't have gone better. There were no problems at check in and there were a few pleasant supplies. Someone had a made a point of putting a note in the hotel's computer system that it was my wife's birthday. My wife was wished a happy birthday several times during our stay. There was also a card for her in our room with a special chocolate, thanking her for choosing to spend her birthday at the Old Mill. It was a special touch.
We loved our room! The bed was incredibly comfortable with high quality pillows and linens. The bathrooms are very spacious with a big shower and a nice bath tub with a Jacuzzi. A nice touch was that there were speakers in the bathroom, so it was very easy to enjoy relaxing music while in the Jacuzzi. There was turn down service....with chocolates being left on the pillows. They fill your ice bucket during turn down service, which is also a nice touch. There's a mini bar and snacks in the room, which you do have to pay for but it is convenient. One minor complaint/suggestion is that I would have expected a better premium beer selection at a place like this. The mini bar was stocked with Coors Light, Blue and Heineken if memory serves correct. But there were plenty of other nice drinks to choose from, I just would have appreciated better beer to choose from.
The location of the Inn is wonderful. It overlooks the Humber River and there's nice walking through the parkland along the river or through the quiet neighbourhood that the Old Mill is a part of. Yet you are also very close to Bloor Street and a subway station. So it's very easy to enjoy the city while you're there if you want to.
The continental breakfast was quite excellent. There was wonderful baked goods, fresh fruit, yoghurt, all the basics. But there was also cold cuts, smoked salmon and some really nice cheeses. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the breakfast.
The spa was quite relaxing and the staff professional. I don't have much experience with spas, but my wife does and she loved it. I enjoyed our massage together.
Check out time was 12 noon. But the staff were more than happy to hold on to our luggage for us while we continued to enjoy the Inn for the day. I should also mention that we had afternoon tea in the restaurant and it was quite delightful. They had some really good tea options, and I am a bit of a tea snob. The sandwiches were excellent. I also enjoyed the baked treats with good quality jam and cream. The desserts were also nice, and my wife really enjoyed them.
All in all it was wonderful stay for us. Now we don't have a lot of experience staying in hotels at this price range, so I suppose we don't know what we should expect. But I will say this. This was a bit of a splurge for us, for a special occasion. And when you do that you hope to leave thinking more about how wonderful your experience was than you do about what it cost. And in that regard the Old Mill certainly delivered. We had a wonderful time and I suspect that we'll find occasion to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Mill Inn And Spa
- Old Mill Hotel Toronto