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“Wonderful Winter Weekend Getaway”

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Taboo Muskoka Resort
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Gravenhurst
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Winter Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

An absolutely wonderful weekend getaway. Taboo has so much to offer, with so many great winter activities for my family to enjoy. The setting is also very relaxing, allowing us to unwind. The spa is much recommended! Also, make sure to check out the skating rink and snowmobiling opportunities. The staff was very welcoming and never failed to meet our needs. An excellent hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest
We are so glad to hear that you were able to come here and unwind for a few days. Thank you for sharing your comments and we hope that you can make it back again in the summer to enjoy some other seasonal activities.
Many thanks,
Yannis
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Set in a beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, this place is picturesque in all the Canadian seasons. If you need to get away from the city and don’t want to go too far, this is a perfect place to be.
We loved our lake-view room. It was very clean and well kept, modern design throughout, yet still very cozy and comfortable home away from home.
Hotel makes sure that there is something for everyone. There are tons of activities planned in the winter seasons, you can be in a group or do something just the two of you. Beautiful trails around the hotel, skating rink, snow mobiles, even horse and carriage rides.
Restaurant “Elements” provided great service and the food was delicious!

We’ll be back again for sure and this time with friends!
Thank you Taboo!

Room Tip: Loved lake-view room. Gorgeous sunset!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank VicTorria
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear VicTorria
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed many of our amenities and felt like this was the perfect city escape. We look forward to having you back and bringing some friends along this time. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
Sincerely
Yannis
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We just returned from a weekend at Taboo. I would recommend this resort without hesitation. We got very good value for our money and every aspect of our trip (accommodations, food, spa, service, leisure activities) exceeded our expectation. The staff seem genuinely invested in ensuring you enjoy your stay. Winter activities are great - hiking, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, spa, yoga...even a bonfire to enjoy a beer around! Our room was new, spacious and meticulously clean. This time, it was just the two of us, but I hope to return with our children in the summer (or even next winter) as it seems to be a very kid-friendly place as well.

Room Tip: We booked a Premier Lakefront room...lakefront is beautiful and added a lot to our trip. The room wa...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Victoria1526
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Victoria
Thank you for sharing with us your comments about the resort. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and plan on coming back again with the kids. We do have great activities for all ages and if you join us in the summer, I’m sure they will want to spend the days at our beach front or pools on property. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Yannis
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We love visiting Taboo atleast once a year.
Its beautiful and peacuful setting always has us coming back.
My husband actually proposed to me on our balcony overlooking the lake... after an amazing day at the spa.... much recommended... specially the hot stone massage and facial.
Elements restaurant has never failed us and is one of my husbands fav restaurants to dine at.
We got to see a beautiful hummingbird while sitting in the balcony.
The have a newer renovated section with modern rooms that you can request.
Room service was great... recommend the Taboo burger.
Nothing like sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine while listening to a pianist playing live music.

Room Tip: Ask for Signature or Premier rooms
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Seematony
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Seematony
It sounds like you and your husband really enjoy coming here and we certainly enjoy having you. Thank you for posting your comments!
Sincerely
Yannis
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Parry Sound, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I recently took a 3-night trip to Taboo Resort in Gravenhurst. We were just looking for somewhere peaceful for a getaway that had a spa and some amenities to aid in our relaxation; what a find! This was our first stay but it most certainly will not be our last. The spa, which I gather was recently completely re-done, was fabulous. My wife raved about her experience there. The resort itself was clean, the staff we attentive and the food and wine were first-class. We had a room facing the Lake with a king bed that was quite comfortable and left us wanting for nothing more. Even the town of Gravenhurst was quite nice for an afternoon outing. We thoroughly recommend Taboo for any couple looking for a quiet, tranquil retreat.

Room Tip: Get a lake front room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matt F
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Matt
I am so happy to hear that we were your choice hotel for a quick getaway and that we have exceeded your expectations. The spa was recently redone last spring and we are glad to hear that your wife was able to take advantage of some of the services we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Thank you
Yannis Paravalos
Hotel General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Visited this place with my girlfriend in the summer and the amenities were fantastic, and on par with other 4-5 star resorts in the province. The natural Muskoka beauty surrounding the resort makes it a very romantic destination. We can't wait to return this coming summer!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Kyle
We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves so much and that you plan on re-visiting next summer. We are currently expanding our recreation program, so that there will be even more to do next time you visit. Thanks for sharing and see you soon!
Yannis Paravalos
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I surprised my husband for his birthday and took him for a one-night getaway at Taboo. Getting away just the two of us is a rarity and Taboo Resort certainly did not disappoint!! Before we even got there the resort was doing what it could to accommodate us by allowing us an early check in. When we got there, we found all the staff super-friendly and helpful and very down-to-earth. I also have to say how incredibly clean everything was - and its hard to keep things clean in the winter with all the sludge and salt that gets trekked in! Our room ( Premier Lakefront #431) was AMAZING! Big, clean, and a beautiful view of Lake Muskoka. The fireplace was definitely a nice touch and I wanted to transplant the bathroom to my own house! I also have to say that the bed was one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! They also had a nice card waiting in our room for my husband wishing him a happy birthday - which I thought was a really nice touch.
The trails and grounds were also very well maintained and the resort also offered free snowshoeing and cross-country skis (although we never ended up taking advantage of these).
We also asked for a later check-out time and there wasn't a problem there either.
The only negative I can say about our experience there was that the food was less than stellar at the Fireside Pub. My meal was luke-warm at best. But, the waitress and the bartender gave excellent service that made up for the sub-par food. When we go back, we will simply try one of the other restaurants and hopefully that will change our mind about their food.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this resort and we will definitely be returning in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor - the ceilings are nice and high!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vintage2009
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Yannis P, General Manager at Taboo Muskoka Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Vintage2009
We are glad to hear that your overnight getaway for your husband’s birthday was most enjoyable. I am pleased that our excellent service made up for the warm food in Fireside, however, I can assure you that this is not our typical and do apologize. Thank you again and we appreciate your feedback and candidness.
Thank you
Yannis Paravalos
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Property: Taboo Muskoka Resort
Address: 1209 Muskoka Beach Rd | RR 1, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1R1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Gravenhurst
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Gravenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Taboo Muskoka Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taboo Muskoka Resort is located right on beautiful Lake Muskoka, only 90 minutes north of Toronto. A year-round retreat, Taboo is known for its personalized service, sleek modern accommodations and championship golf. This Muskoka gem is an ideal place to relax and have fun while enjoying dozens of activities ranging from tennis and golf to hiking and biking. ... more   less 
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Resort Taboo
Taboo Hotel Gravenhurst
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Taboo Muskoka Resort Gravenhurst, Muskoka District

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