By far the best property in Ontario. I stayed five nights with my wife and two kids (a three and four year old). Stayed in a one bedroom looking out towards the marina side. Too bad trees block the view of the lake. Hard to get the lake view rooms. But still it was a beautiful room! Top quality construction on this entire property...all the rooms and common areas. Very beautiful common areas. Great pool area. Food and drinks are served at the pool. Most of the food is homemade! Not from frozen like most Ontario restaurants. Home made fries in Ontario can be rare these days. Kids loved the chicken strips with the fresh cut fries. Kids meals $10. Rather pricey food and drinks at this property. The food is overall well worth it though. Our first night the burgers came out completely burned so I sent the food back. Called the food and beverage manager the next day who corrected the problem with a refund of our meals. The rest of our meals were excellent. It sure wouldn't take much after a bad first meal to just go into Port Carling each day instead of eating on site. But we gave it another try and were happy we did!
Had the Lobster mac and cheese and a chicken ceasar one night for room service and were very happy with the quality. Great breakfast buffet! Beautiful restaurant! Didn't try the Italian restaurant. We will next year as the kids are starting to try new foods. Found the hotel staff amazing! I am sure earlier reviews noted poor training....well I have to mention most of this seems to have been corrected since every server and staff on the property were fantastic! From the snack shop/Starbucks staff to the bell hops and also the front desk. All throughout the week all the staff were very friendly and so helpful. The spa looks beautiful but the prices were way out of line so we didn't bother. Fantastic gym for working out with four top of the line treadmills, two eliptical and two stair climbers. Free weights are a huge plus! Too bad this area has no steam room or sauna ...only if you use the spa will you have access to a steam room. To me this is a big oversight considering they put so much attention to other details.
Free parking just down the hill. I am surprised they didn't charge $20 a day for the parking since they charge plenty for everything else here. Canoes $30 an hour and motor boat for the day $600. Most activities set you back here. KIds room only open on the weekend? Common! Thursday it was raining and they let us use their "kids" room...what a joke...had a couple of toys in a conference room. This is why I like the Weston hotels that have special kids/tots rooms to go into and play. NO games room either. Very surprising once again! Tots/kids play room and a games room (billiards ping pong etc) is the mainstay for many Muskoka resorts. What is there to do in this place on a rainy day for kids....and lately it rains many days in the summer in Ontario. The WESTON Trillium house in Blue Mountian is excellent for families when I consider some of the things missing at the Rosseau. I rate The ROSSEAU tops for the "high end" hotel experience....though it felt distant from the lake and the high prices for food and small drinks come with the experience. Overall, resorts in Ontario are priced way out of wack compared to the U.S. Try a stay at this resort if you are STUCK vacationing in Ontario. As more resorts and hotels open in Ontario it will make them more competitive and offer more services for free and bring their prices down. The Rosseau Marriott is the best Ontario has to offer these days! It totally blows away the overpriced and somewhat outdated Deltas, Taboo and Deerhurst resorts. Enjoy!
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- JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa welcomes guests to luxurious surroundings overlooking Lake Rosseau. Year-round, experience the beauty and renewal of nature on your terms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rosseau, a Jw Marriott Resort And Spa
- The Rosseau, a Jw Marriott Hotel Minett
- Jw Marriott Rosseau
- Jw Marriott Minett
- JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa Ontario/Minett, Canada