First, the positive: Because a guest that was already staying in the room we had booked wanted to extend their stay, we were upgraded to a two bedroom cottage. We stayed in "Birdie". The first thing we noticed was a dirty glass of water beside one of the beds, complete with lip marks. This glass stayed there for our 2 night stay. The furniture, not only uncomfortable, was filthy and stained. Two blue chairs were covered in disgusting splotches of lord-knows-what. The carpets were also dingy and stained. We refused to go bare foot and put towels (our own) on the furniture when we sat. The tiny refrigerator had an ice tray that had been broken in half so that 5 cubes could fit in the tiny freezer compartment. The drawer had 2 spoons, 2 knives and 1 fork. Coffee was supplied, but no cream, just "whitener". Our balcony was pleasant, although in desperate need of a coat of paint. We had no idea until an hour before we left that just behind a hedge beside our balcony, there was access to a staircase that led right down to the water - it would have been nice if the staff had mentioned this to us when we checked in!
Our first meal was a mandatory BBQ on Wednesday night. Basic grilled meat, no flavour whatsoever. Breakfast ends at 9:15, so don't even think about sleeping in. Our second dinner was slightly better. You are assigned the exact same table for every meal during your stay and if you ask to change, a "supervisor" must make that decision.
There are two pools, a small one attached to the main building and a larger one near the golf course. I spent one afternoon at the larger pool while my husband golfed and I was tortured by two gardeners trimming hedges with loud trimmers for four solid hours, during peak pool hours. Yes, the grounds are lovely, but surely they can do this either in small doses or at a time when the pool is not in use.
We will not be returning to the Briars.
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- Also Known As:
- The Briars Hotel Jackson`s Point
- Briars Jacksons Point
- Briars Hotel Jacksons Point
- The Briars Ontario, Canada