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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Very old and outdated rooms. No a/c in room and no outlets in the washrooms. Room and washroom are extremely small. There was a weird smell when we first entered the room. There are no phones in the room so if you need extra towels you have to walk to the front office and wait while the receptionist ignores you (he was the only one in the front and had to take calls by himself). I’m not sure is the owner was just having a bad day but she was very rude to us and treated us like children (we are in our late twenties/ early thirties).

There aren’t a lot of option to stay in tobermory so you are only paying for the location. I would suggest staying in sauble and take a day trip to tobermory if you want to visit the grotto.
I would not recommend this to friends or family.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled as a couple
1  Thank jessicabas2s
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review Jessica. We are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with your stay.

We are continuously making changes and upgrades every winter to our motel, which includes the size & structure of the rooms & washrooms. We also only offer air conditioning in 13 of our units. These rooms are normally the first to be reserved. We do offer fans in the non-air conditioned rooms, and extra fans can be provided at the Motel front desk if needed.

We apologize you had to wait for the receptionist, but we assure you he wasn't ignoring you. The front desk can get busy at times which results in a short wait for our guests.

The Harbourside Motel strives to provide the best customer service possible. If you wish to speak directly with the manager, please contact Ashley toll free at 519-596-2999 ext 401 or by email at generalmanager@blueheronco.com at your earliest convenience.

Once again, we are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Lovely motel with a beautiful harbourside view, rooms a bit on the small side but well equipped and clean. Nice outside sitting area for the room but open access meant quite noisy. Very convenient location to catch the ferry.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
Thank James F
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review James. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the outside sitting area. We apologise for the outside patio being quite noisy & hope this did not negatively affect your stay with us. We hope you come back to Tobermory soon & stay with us again!

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is our go to motel when we go to Tobermory! Usually we are catching an early ferry the next morning, so this motel is so handy being right next door so to speak! Very clean and comfortaable. Staff is second to none for helping! Higley recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry M
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Terry.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at the Harbourside Motel & to know that we are your go-to motel when you're in Tobermory! We hope you travel Tobermory again soon & be sure to book with us in advance so we can reserve one of our great rooms for you.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at room 10, where we had a fantastic view of the harbourfront. Very clean room, comfortable beds, fresh linen, spacious. There was no need for airconditioning even in the summer, since there is a nice breeze at night. Fans were provided in the room. We eventually turned off the fan in the middle of the night, since it was cool enough. The sliding door in the room lets you out for a nice view of the harbour. Staff was generally friendly. Will definitely stay here again!

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
Thank sbc1713
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review sbc1713.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Harbourside Motel. We are proud that we were able to offer you a very clean room, comfortable bed, and a beautiful view of the harbour. We do provide fans in every unit, and we do offer extras to our guests that still find it hot in their rooms. Luckily, there is a nice breeze that flows through the harbour and the weather cools down at night.

We look forward to you visiting Tobermory & staying with us again!

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

A quaint little spot right along Little Tub harbour with great access to everything. We were a little shocked at first with the size of our room but then figured it was perfect for us since we were only using it to sleep. It was very clean and I loved that the bedding was all white so you could see just how clean it was. A small bar fridge allowed us to store some food and we had access to a BBQ and picnic tables right outside our door. This makes for a great option when travelling with family and you want to save on meals - just head over to the Foodland (2 minute walk away) and grab some goodies. No air conditioning in our room but there was a fan that did the trick. When we arrived we had both doors wide open and the fan going to cool the room down before bed. The bathroom was tiny and the toilet placed in an awkward spot if you were a taller person...LOL! But that made it interesting and fun. :) No fan in the bathroom - just a tiny window so there is come condensation marks on the walls which is expected.

I loved this place. The cleanliness, quietness and amazing staff made it well worth the money. The fact that we parked our car and were able to not move it our entire trip was perfect. We loved that we could walk everywhere we wanted to go. I loved having my coffee on the patio each morning watching the sun rise while visiting with the owers friendly cats. We also enjoyed our night time relaxation on this patio before going for dinner. If we return to Tobermory for another visit I will totally stay here again.

Note - I believe some units have kitchenettes and more ameneties. We just needed the basics which is what we got. Be sure to ask for all your needs when booking.

Room Tip: Be specific when booking and expect to pay more for getting more (kitchenettes, air conditioning, harbour access).
  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kim N
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BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you so much Kim for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the cleanliness, quietness, and location of our motel. Our patio offers a great location to watch the sun rise and water of Little Tub Harbour. We are happy we could provide what you needed and hope to see you again!

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