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“Great northern retreat” 4 of 5 stars
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Living Water Resort
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Collingwood
Troy, Ohio
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great northern retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Great view of the water. Special activities for members. Very friendly staff. Interesting eateries close by and many outdoor activities. Beautiful scenery and nice hiking
Would highly recommend this as a vacation spot

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Linda B
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
The management of the Living Water Resort appreciates you choosing to stay with us and taking the time to leave feedback on your trip.
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London, Canada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to take a mini vacation in the Collingwood area and stayed at this Living Waters Resort. The place looked well taken care of and it appears they are planning on expanding the resort much more. I really like the lay out of the rooms. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit that, I can only imagine, would rent as 2 separate 1 bedroom units. There is a main entrance to the rooms from the hallway with 2 separate entrances to the other single bedroom units. One unit had a full kitchen while the other had a half kitchen. I was very pleased with the room although the stove could have been cleaned a lot better than it was.
The location is great if you plan on running into town to get a something. There are many stores within walking distance.
The resort has a roof top area that is quiet, overlooking the bay, the pool area has 2 hot tubs, 1 indoor and 1 outside, a waterslide and lifeguards on duty during certain times.
When I travel back to Collingwood/Blue Mountain are I will definitely look at staying at the Living Waters Resort again.

Room Tip: Choose a room that looks out towards the bay. It's a much better view than the parking lot
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank Solesko
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate the comments our customers provide and the comment regarding the cleanliness of your stove have been brought to the attention of our housekeeping department. The level of cleaning was not in keeping with the high standard we strive to maintain and exceed.
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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We're very happy with the welcoming at Living Waters...hospitable and love all the amenities, history and nature!
New apartment with view deck is handy for that glass of wine, or cup'o.
Staff are responsive and helpful...thanks for a restful week...Chris +Shirley

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chris C
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we hope to have you return soon
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

On the surface of it, it may appear good for families but actually, until you stay, you would realize why it REALLY is not if you are travelling with kids under 5. As well, NOT AT ALL good for light to medium sleepers
1. The room doors are very heavy and slam shut very very loudly
2. Staff access doors are even louder and the staff do not try to assuage the heavy banging sound that reverberates and wakes the kids
3. You can here everything from neighbouring rooms. Had loud college kids above us and it felt like they might come through the ceiling
4. Can here toilet, shower, tub and pissing from room above
5. A is very loud
6. Rules about toddlers using pool slide are prohibitive considering my husband was with him as well as three life guards
7. Rooms rather run down. Entryway carpet to our two floor suite was filthy and stained.
8. Accessories in kitchen old.

Room Tip: Ask not to be near staff access stairwell. Slamming of doors all day and night is awful. Try for mi...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
4 Thank YUMMOca
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
We are sorry to hear that you had noise issues during your stay. I will certainly have our maintenance department view the door closing mechanisms to see what adjustments can be made. In regards to the waterslide, our apologies that your toddler was not able to enjoy the slide. The regulations provided to us by the Technical Safety Standard Association are very strict to the height and swimming abilities of the guests wanting to use the slide.
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Windsor
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

love the resort. Having great time and the staff are very friendly. We haven't tried the pool but it has a water slide and hot tub. I will try it. I love the location right on the waterfront. The staff are very accommodating and we come back every year. Try the restaurant which serves tapas style food. The food is good and the service prompt.

Stayed June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Anita C
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We are glad we were able to provide you with such a wonderful stay and hope to have you back. Were you able to see the sunrise or sunset on our roof top patio? It has a beautiful view of Georgian Bay or Blue Mountain. Be sure to check it out next time you visit and relax in one of the lounge chairs provided.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed at living water, for 7 days. It was a wonderful experience. The people are nice, the resort is modern, quiet and cozy. With many events and a great atmosphere. The pool and fitness room are very well maintained. I just wish I could have stayed for more than just a week. I'll definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Pedro D
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear that you will be staying with us again. For your next visit please try our Tapas Restaurant, Agua. Its a unique dining experience which I am sure you will enjoy. Currently we are running a sample platter special for only $17.99 per person including a glass of wine or 12 oz. draft.
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FLORIDA
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We were privileged to spend a week here and WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. The resort was outstanding, the countryside beautiful, and staff at the property were very courteous and helpful. Try it, you're bound to love it!! They will make you want to return the first chance you get!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank kytrooper
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DonBuckle, General Manager at Living Water Resort, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your recommendation of the Living Water Resort. We never tire of hearing the great experiences of our guests and your review was no exception
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Additional Information about Living Water Resort

Property: Living Water Resort
Address: 9 Harbour St E, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 5C5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Collingwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Collingwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Living Water Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Living Water Resort is a luxury, all-suite property located on the shores of Georgian Bay. Featuring a combination of one and two bedroom suites, each room boasts complete facilities suitable for families and couples looking for a peaceful destination resort. A wide range of recreational on-site facilities include a spa, pool, fitness centre, marina, children's activity centre and golf course. ... more   less 
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