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“A resort....Puhlease!”

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Big Tub Harbour Resort
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence
Mississauga, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A resort....Puhlease!”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

It's not a resort...why would you put that in your name?! We booked the harbour view and there wasn't any view, it was blocked by trees. We paid extra for that. The sliding door didn't even open and there was one tiny little fan in the room. You had to hold the taps in the bathroom open to use them. If you wanted to wash your face, good luck because it would either be hot or cold water. If you're on the bottom floor, good luck. The people above us made noise all night and you could hear them walking on the floor above. As for breakfast, it was served between 7-9. Who wants to get up that early when you are on vacation?! They never re-filled the items either. If you came down late, you just had to make do with the one gross muffin that was left. It certainly was not worth the money we paid. I've stayed in nicer places for less. I understand there isn't much choice in Tobermory but don't overcharge for what you aren't...and that's a RESORT.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Milton, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Loved the hardwood floor in the rooms. No elevator but it's okay as it's only 2 floors. The bathroom was recently renovated. Nice view. The free continental was a bonus. Short walk to the lighthouse.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Midland, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2011

We stayed in a water view room with a sliding galss door (no balcony) opening towards the Big Tub. The view over the marina was nice, not spectacular, but marred a bit by the dirty windows in the sliding door. It was a beautiful July evening and luckily cool as there is no air conditioning or other openings to create a cross ventilation. The economy mattress offered little support and the dark decor was early motel. The breakfast was simple continental fare with good coffee.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2011

The hotel is nice, clean and the apartment seams that was reformed recently. Everything worked fine. I would recommend. The acoustic was not the best but it was ok.

Room Tip: Take the room in the second floor with windows in front of the river.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We spent there Canada's Day long weekend, and at the beginning we were kind of skeptical with some reviews that we read here, but when we get there, everything went beyond our expectations. Rooms are neat, the bed sheets and the towels are perfect white, the staff was VERY friendly, the food in the pub was delicious, the breakfast was fine.
What we like the best: the hole city, what we like the least: the weekend was too short. With too many places to visit and too many things to do, you don't need anything better than this. We started planning our trip for next summer already.

Room Tip: upper floor water view are the better rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sarnia Ontario Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2011

Stayed @ the Big Tub for 3 nights as our pre kids getting out of school get away and it was perfect as always, we haven't been in the last 2 years but the 2 before that we were there and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet, we notice alot of upgrades in the last 3 years, not that it needed any when we were there before. We had stayed on the main drag our first 2 years going but didn't care for the noise and traffic , so we were really happy to find this place for our third trip and will never stay anywhere else . Some of these past reviews seem like they are talking about the wrong hotel and if they are complaining about sparse accommadations for the price try staying on the main drag of little Tub. This place is perfect to set up base for all there is to explore in the Bruce and the food @ the restaurant is excellent whether you want to eat in or back in your room . The owners & staff work very hard to make your stay the best so if looking for a hidden gem this is it, we will always stay here for our mid June getaways and look forward to next year. See Ya next year Curtis & Melissa

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2011

My wife and i just stayed at this motel( Yes a motel....not a resort) this past weekend and founded that the staffs were very friendly and helpful. As for the room...its ok..you get what you pay for but for money wise i would recommend it....Still nothing like what some other people have written bad comments about this place...Don't expect this place to be like a "Hilton, Sheraton or even a Best Western".... You"re only sleeping there not "living there"...one suggestion to the owner...provide a hair dryer in each room.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Big Tub Harbour Resort
Address: 236 Big Tub Rd, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
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Hotel Class:3 star — Big Tub Harbour Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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