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Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Moose Jaw
Saskatoon
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62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“relaxing and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

the mineral spa is a great destination for relaxing and having fun. The waters are wonderfully warm and especially fun in the winter as you can go outside and watch the steam come off the perfectly heated pools. Our kids loved letting their hair freeze and then emerging themselves under the water. If you are truly indulging, go to the salon and have a massage, pedicure or manicure. They have a number of luxury pampering services.

We have stayed at the Resort but prefer a local bed and breakfast too. when we did stay, we got a spa room which had a hot tub in the bedroom (this was a little weird but my husband loved it because he could watch TV in the tub)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lesley M
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Lesley M

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa. I am pleased you enjoy "taking the waters" and were able to take advantage of the Mineral Jacuzzi Suite.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Saskatoon, Canada
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145 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Been at Temple Gardens several times and always love it. I think the rooms are in great shape. I booked jacuzzi suite for about 50 more a night, which I think is worth it. Nice big clean room. I love moose Jaw, great historic small town/city. We've never done spa things (massage) but always take advantage of the nice warm pool. I always love the outdoor portion, especially at night with stars or early in morning with the steam rising with the sunset. I was here both for business and for my wife's birthday- it would have been nice if staff would have done something for her, when I mentioned the birthday they just said 'thats good to know but we don't do anything special for that'- o well. Will continue to visit moose Jaw and the spa, especially if opportunity exists in winter.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SaskTraveller5
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear SaskTraveller5

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy visiting our city and Temple Gardens Mineral Spa.

I have noted your comment regarding your wife's birthday. (Happy Belated Birthday to her). I will be passing your comments to our Department Heads for their review. It is the valued feedback from our guests that is the key to our success.

We look forward to serving you again soon
Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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Regina, Sask, Canada
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Spent a night for a "girls' get-a-way". Have stayed many times before but over the years the main hotel (attached to the mineral waters complex rather than across the street above the casino--which is newer) has become tired, worn and shabby. Clearly the novelty of the mineral pool and spa has waned, business must be down and reinvestment on much needed upgrades are slower to be recognized as needed. One side of the sliding mirror panels of our closet was off its hinges completely so only one side could be accessed (how could the cleaning staff not have seen this and reported it to maintenance?); two inches on the bottom inside of the bathroom door showed major wood warping and paint peeling, clearly due to water damage; the whole inside of our room needed a "good stiff brush and elbow grease" and a paint crew; although the carpet in our room was newer, all carpets in the common areas were very very dirty and warn... needed to be replace, not just cleaned. For the $160 per night mid week rate for two people it was way over priced. The mineral pool was, as always, relaxing, and, thankfully, the bathrooms and change rooms are being upgraded. Ask for an upgrade or better rate when you arrive, we wish we would have.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cannelle9
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Cannelle9

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back on your past stay with us. We do realize the point of your comments and are (and have been) addressing the items you are mentioning. We are reinvesting in the property such as 90 rooms with new furniture, art work and lamps, all new bed scarves, neck pillows, skirts and top sheets, 40 rooms of new carpet and some new lobby furniture. We are currently renovating the change rooms for the mineral pool and are planning to install new hallway carpets on the original side. And last but not least we are painting our guest rooms on a ongoing basis. I just wanted you to know that we do listen to our guests and truly hope that you return again soon in the future.

Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The rooms are large and offer free coffee which is a nice touch. If you stay here you get free entry into the hotel's casino and a voucher for $15 to spend in their machines. Don't forget to take photo id. You also get free tickets to Moose Jaw's 'Tunnels' where you learn about Al Capone and also about Chinese Laundries! You've got to go to appreciate it all. However, the spa waters should be the only reason to visit this hotel. On first impression the pool does not look inviting, but, then you get in the pool and it is FANTASTIC and makes you feel wonderful. We swam through the tunnel to experience the outside pool which felt slightly crazy sitting in a warm outside pool on top of a building in the middle of a town. Moose Jaw is nowhere near anywhere but it is definitely worth a trip. The spa waters are AMAZING

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Frances B
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Frances B:

Thank you for your kind comments. We really enjoy hearing back from our guests, such as your self. We are so glad that you had a great time hear in Moose Jaw.

Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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Saskatoon
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

My husband suprised me with a night at the spa in a king suite. The room and bathroom were a nice size - the balcony overlooking the park is nice as well. The hotel is starting so show some age and is due for a reno. The tvs are old - not flat screen and the furniture is getting worn.

Main improvement to be had is the service. While one staff member Morley (I think) went above and beyond to correct a complaint we had in general the rest of the staff is lacking the professionalism and interaction you would expect with this type of hotel. There needs to be more training of the front desk staff so that they can deal with customers in a more professional way. Main example - the hotel parking lot was full after our night out for supper. Instead of helping us find another alternative - i.e. free casino parking on Sunday, which we found on our own, we were told to go find a meter on the street because they were free. Simple things that just set the tone of the hotel.

Would we go back? Sure - its a nice getaway from Saskatoon for the weekend and its right accross the street from the casino. But really for what you pay per night to stay there they had better start working on upgrading rooms and service.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank daLesters
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear daLesters

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and pass on your comments and suggestions. We are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and I will address your comments regarding the customer service you received with the appropriate manager. As well we are continually updating furniture, lighting, carpet throughout the property. We look forward to you returning so we have the pleasure of serving you again.

Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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The Pas, Canada
Level Contributor
56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Just returned from a two day "Girls Getaway", booked a "family" room for 4 of us which had 2 queen beds and a sofa bed, table with 4 chairs and a lovely balcony overlooking the park. The room was ok, size was great for the four of us to congregate in, but it could use a "fresh up", especially the bathroom - sink was cracked, tap didn't quite shut off and the hairdryer was basically mounted on the counter so it kept falling in the sink. We booked the "girls getaway" package which included $75 gift certificate each for each day, coffee at morningside cafe, a bottle of wine each day and 40% off at the giftshop - a fairly good deal, but beware - 2 days for the 4 of us cost almost $1200 for the room with the girls package. The pool is beautiful, even with the changeroom renos going on right now. Morningside cafe is great, lots of nice selections. Spa is nice, not by far anywhere near the best I've been to, waiting area was not really quiet or relaxing, seating was nice, but it was open to the check in area and very bright. There were no private change rooms for the spa customers, and the pool changerooms were under renovation, so you basically had a bathroom (that wasn't terribly clean - gravel and dirt on the floor) or a tent on the pool deck to change in. They could also use a swimsuit spinner to dry suits - dragging around a wet suit to treatments isn't great. Treatments were inconsistent - 3 of us all had the 90 minute seasalt scrub and massage and had 3 very different massages. It was also strange that they led you out of the "spa" down 1 or 2 flights of stairs past hotel guest rooms to treatment rooms - a little awkward running into guests walking down halls when you're in your housecoat and slippers.
Staff were all very nice, friendly enough and accommodating, although we really didn't have any problems to resolve.
As for the city of Moose Jaw - what a lovely little city, fantastic little gift shops, especially the jewelry store down the street just on the other side of Main Street, and breakfast at Veroba's is a must! All in all a nice getaway, but a bit of a splurge for what you got.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sunlover6588
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear sunlover6588

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa. We are pleased you were able to take advantage of the "Girls Getaway". As you mentioned, we are undergoing major renovations to our change rooms and we thank you for your patience. I will pass along your comments regarding the treatments to the Spa manager.

Thank you again, it is through guest feedback such as yours that helps us to improve.
Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

This was our 3rd stay at the Spa and the best one yet. Booked a supreme mineral jacuzzi room and really enjoyed having our own tub to "take the waters". On our first stay the room wasn't as clean as I would have liked and found the restaurant Harwood's was over-rated and expensive for what we got. Gave the hotel another chance and have had no complaints for the 2nd and 3rd stays. Have not been back to Harwood's though as there are numerous other options within walking distance. Only thing I would like to see changed is to have a bigger TV in the room, it is quite small for a room of that size.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 007jones
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Templegardens, General Manager at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear 007jones

Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa.
We appreciate your return business and we are continually upgrading the guest rooms with new furniture and carpets. We look forward to serving you on your next visit.


Ranald Rasmussen
General Manager
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Property: Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa
Address: 24 Fairford St E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 0C7, Canada (Formerly Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort)
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Location: Canada > Saskatchewan > Moose Jaw
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Moose Jaw
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in historic downtown Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa is the ultimate Saskatchewan escape. Come for a soak in Canada's largest therapeutic geothermal mineral water pool. The naturally warm waters in this indoor/outdoor rooftop pool are pure relaxation for weary muscles and sore joints. ... more   less 
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