We visited Canada and booked this so called updated, double room with en suite, at the Algonquin Dream Catcher Motel and Bellwood Inn. We stayed at the Inn B&B. When we arrived we sent to the office of the 'motel' where a man with no shoes and blackened feet slouched in a chair behind the desk. He confirmed the booking and took the balance of payment and stode off saying he would show us our room. We grabbed our cases and were shown a cluttered lounge off a thin hall way on the way to our room. The man then went up the steep, plastic covered stair case and stood leaning againt the bannisters, opposite the bowing wall of our bedroom, and watched us drag our suitcases up the stairs. He stated breakfast started at 8.30am and that was the last we saw of him or his wife. The 'bed' was actually a sofa bed (broken at the foot)with a matress added on top. I sat down on it and pulled the curtain back in front of me to reveal a bath behind it - not 3 foot from where I was to sleep. That really is taking ensuite to the extreme. mWe had a very uncomfortable night and left early. Needless to say we did not stay for breakfast, for if the accomodation was a prequel to the delights of breakfast we felt it safer to eat else where. We travel quite a lot, but I think that apart from the flea ridden bed in a no star hostel in deepest Peru, this is the worst place we have stayed. The only good thing was its proximity to Algonquin Park. They sent an email asking how we had enjoyed our stay - I replied with 'Words fail us!!'
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Historic Bellwood Inn, Family owned since 1929. We are the closest accommodation to Algonquin Provincial Park. We have 6 clean, comfortable and affordable rooms in a country friendly decor. Some of our rooms offer private Jacuzzi baths and a forest view. Enjoy our sitting room with coffee and tea center or relax on our country deck or around a cozy camp fire. Whether you're looking to spend a day in Algonquin Park or a week or more, Bellwood Inn is your best choice for value, cleanliness and comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bellwood Inn Bed & Breakfast Ontario/Whitney