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“Peacefully get away and pools” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Colonial Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Peacefully get away and pools”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Our seniors group travel to Colonial Resort every year in June for 5 days. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is an outdoor pool and indoor pool, hot tub, sauna . You can book massages or book to get your hair done at the front desk. The rooms are comfortable and clean and include a small fridge, a coffee machine and a hair dryer. There is nightly entertainment. When you come on a group trip there is also an excursion every day, or a trip to the casino. The food is good and the dining rooms are kept in great shape. There is a dart board, computer, shuffleboard , checkers and other games available for the guests. It is an easy walk into Gananoque. I love going there, I find it a really relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sheila C
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Warwick, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

While on a bus trip to Ottowa we stayed at Colonial Resort for 3 nights. The facility was lovely for the price. It was exceptionally clean and cared for. The entertainment the first night was informative and the second night was really good. The third night was really disappointing. Had the entertainer stuck to the music and not tried to be funny, it might have been better. Our only complaint was the food. It was never hot. That includes both breakfast and dinner. We had three breakfasts and two dinners so it's not that we just had one bad day. The breakfast meats were cold and undercooked. The French Toast and pancakes were tough. All the food comes out at once so I'm sure it's kept warm in a microwave which toughens any bread. The wait staff and office staff and housekeeping were outstanding in friendliness and willingness to please. With a major revamp in the kitchen it could become a five star resort.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rosemarie V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Ok, For the money we all know that this is not the Ritz. We stopped on the way back from Kingston bacause it had a pool and the weather wwas hot. To our surpise it had a spa and an opening for my wife to get a massage.

The rooms were average. The hot water was a bit of an issue for showers. However, for the price it is wahat you would expect.

The pool was clean and enjoyable, the breakfast was a buffet and included with the room. They had a cute tranquility room and an indoor pool as well. My wife's massage was great!

Over all, it is to be recommended for the cost. We had just spent a fortune at the Waring House and this was the perfect last day of our trip.

Room Tip: All rooms are very similar. We took the king size bed.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Very old rooms. Bed is so hard, you cant sleep whole night on it, you need to stretch half way the night. Realy need to change the matrasses.
Friendly staff.
The mentioned WiFi in every room, its NOT true. No connection in your room, and poor WiFi quality in the main building.
Breakfast is fine.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank irma_en_edwin
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Toronto
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I came here to go on the 1000 Island Bost cruise and ended up at this old motel because all other Corporate Chain hotels here and in Kingston had been fully booked as a result of it being a long- weekend. I am sitting in the room as we write this and we do agree with all the others on the negativity of this place. It is very old, moldy, and sketcy. Cant believe we r in Canada with places like this that they call "resorts" which is by all means no where near near that. The thing that got us through the night was the fact that we r only here for the night. We payed 130.00 for this grungy motel. This place is ok for a quick sleep but we too contmplated on sleeping in the suv instrad. I hope we didnt catch any bed bugs. This place is not for people under the age of 50 or kids. Spend ur $$$ elsewhere. This is a 2.5 star in Toronto.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PrincessPT25
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Hotel is just out Gananoque, on an highway. It's like a motel and the position is not very good.
Outside pool is little and very near the street, not very clean. The indoor pool... terrible.
Staff is kindly and available.
Rooms are not very clean, but big, and furnishing is old or not nice.
Breakfast is really poor and not very good.
Expensive for what they offer, very expensive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PeopleTravelling
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Every year for the past eight years, I have travelled with a group of lucky Toronto seniors who have had the good fortune of spending five or six days each summer at the Colonial Resort & Spa in Gananoque, Ontario. I can't say how highly I recommend this resort.

From the time you arrive and are greeted by your genial hosts, Jean and Michelle, at their welcoming punch orientation, you are treated with much consideration and respect by all of the staff members.

The accommodations are well-equipped, clean and comfortable. The grounds of the property are also well-maintained and attractive.

Breakfast and dinner are included each day. For dinner, you usually have about four selections to choose from -- in advance. The meals are well prepared and delicious!!

They have a beautiful outdoor swimming pool (my favourite), as well as a smaller swimming pool and whirlpool inside the spa area. Excellent day trips are also included to take you outside the resort each day. There are plenty of activities at the resort itself to keep you busy, if you decide not to go on the day trips. They also have entertainment each evening, starting at 8 p.m.

You would have to go a long way to beat the value received at the Colonial Resort. The group I travel with have already booked us a spot for next year. I have already signed myself up (as have many others in our group), and am eagerly looking forward to vacationing there again next year in 2013.

TRULY, FUN IN THE SUN!!

Pat O --- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Colonial Resort & Spa
Address: 780 King St W, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2H5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial Resort & Spa is a full service property situation on 10 relaxing acres. We are seasonal (May 1 to October 25). We have 54 guests rooms including some rooms with fireplace and jacuzzi tub. We have a gift shop, bar, spa, indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna, hot tub as well as an outdoor pool, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball, and walking path. We are close to the 1000 Islands Cruise, helicopter rides, theatre, casino, Fort Henry and more! ... more   less 
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Colonial Resort & Spa Gananoque, Ontario, Canada

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