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“don't choose the tipi!”

Southbay Guesthouse
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Southbay Guesthouse
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“don't choose the tipi!”
Reviewed September 3, 2003

On the evening of Tuesday August 5th, 2003, our family stayed in the teepee accommodation at this establishment on Manitoulin Island.We have several complaints. Firstly, the literature advertises this accommodation at $35 per evening. This fee was confirmed over the phone a month and a half prior to our stay, when we reserved our accommodation and informed them that we would have our three small children with us. It was only after unloading our luggage and settling in that we were informed that they charged $35 per couple and that our stay would cost in excess of $70. (After some haggling , the hostess agreed to lower the price to $60.) We also read in their literature of a discount on our ferry passing, but they failed to return our phone calls regarding this offer and so we paid the full fare.$60 per night for our family to sleep on airmattresses (one our own, as there was only a lounge chair cushion on which our third child was expected to sleep) in a hole ridden teepee with no towels or bed linens. $60 per night for the use of one very small bathroom with no lock on the door, and garbage piled just outside it. $60 per night for a stay at an establishment with grounds that were unkept and where the greatest attraction was a child-sized pool filled with swampy water and several bull frogs.Forgive our frustration but we enjoyed the facilities at a Provincial camp ground several days prior to our stay at the Southbay Guesthouse at the cost of $20 per evening. (no additional charge for our children.) Upon leaving the establishment, we stayed at the Howard Johnston Hotel in Sudbury for $99 per night. For forty dollars more, we enjoyed a private bath, coffee maker, television, indoor pool, sauna, weight room, two double beds and a cot with bed linens and towels and our children ate free at the attached restaurant.Needless to say, we chose hotel over bed and breakfast accommodation in Sudbury in part because of the misleading advertising and poor reception we received at the Southbay Guest House on Manitoulin Island.Be assured that we have forwarded this information to our friends who enjoy traveling in and around Ontario. We can only hope that they will improve their advertising and the overall quality of their establishment.Sincerely, Rev. Mavis Currie. Mr. Tom Currie, C.G.A.

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Property: Southbay Guesthouse
Address: 15 Givens Road, South Baymouth, Ontario P0P 1C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island > South Baymouth
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in South Baymouth
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Number of rooms: 8
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Southbay Guesthouse Ontario/South Baymouth, Canada

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