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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in July. The building is run down and in need of some basic repairs. There are ripped carpets and chipped paint throughout most of the common spaces. We were shown to a room directly outside the elevator which had a small balcony. Since we were paying for a platinum King room, we asked if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

My husband and I spent two nights here run a Lakeview room. Terrific view. The room was spacious and clean and the windows opened to let in that fresh Muskoka air. It was hot during the day and we had no issues with our AC in the room. The resort has been brought up to date inside and and looks... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had an anniversary dinner and happened to be staying on Lake Rosseau. Decided to visit the Windermere Grill, one of the finest dining options in the area. Reservations were a challenge..."oh, I don't know sir, we're very very busy at 6 and 7, but I might fit you in at 6:15?"...got there and the place was 2/3 empty. Service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We came during two of the hottest weeks of July and was disappointed to discover that our room was at least 26 degrees Celsius at night. Our AC unit has been running constantly but is tucked away in a corner where it has no hope of reaching the vicinity of the bed. When we spoke to the front desk -... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had the berry sangria as it was sangria Saturday. Very refreshing . The soft chicken tacos had a bit of a bite and peanut sauce on top. A nice share . The hot crab dip came with a variety of crackers / bread sticks ..... Both were lovely and tasty mid day snacks to share .

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

I stayed one night with a couple of friends on a Saturday. The resort is very clean and the grounds were very well kept. We had drinks in the afternoon on the terrace with a great view of Lake Rosseau. Our server was attentive but it wasn't overly busy. We ended up having the same server when we had dinner... More 

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Jefferye17, General Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear WannabeBoraBorian, Thank you for your review of the lobby bar as well as the terrace – I am sorry to hear that this was your experience. Please contact us directly at contact@oliverbonacini.com to discuss further. Thank you, and I look forward to your reply. Best regards, Meaghan General Manager O&B at Windermere House More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We very much enjoyed our time at the Windermere House, the grounds are beautiful, very well kept and the view of Lake Rosseau spectacular. The accommodations were comfortable and the balcony (which we hadn't expected to get) was huge and very relaxing at the end of the day. The staff were very helpful and promptly attentive to one or two... More 

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Jefferye17, General Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Glassfull8, Thank you for your review – I am sorry to hear that this was your experience at the Rosseau Grill. Please contact us directly at contact@oliverbonacini.com to discuss further. Thank you, and I look forward to your reply. Best regards, Meaghan General Manager O&B at Windermere House More 

Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A memorable weekend at Windermere with a group of friends. Excellent service all around in a beautiful setting. Despite a summer squall taking out the region's power, Windermere pressed on under generators and their staff carried it off with hardly a hint. Rosseau grill dinner was lovely, downstairs pub was lively and fun. Good times.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner on the terrace at Windermere with another couple. It was quite busy mid-week. Drinks came at an ok pace and service was good (our waiter was quirky and funny). While we sat on the terrace to get sushi, we ended up ordering the more "pub like" options instead as the Sushi was quite expensive. The trout dinner... More 

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in June. The room was good with a nice balcony overlooking the lake. Great breakfast; lots of choice and delicious. The only problem was that our neighbours smoked on the balcony which was effectively 3 feet from where we were sitting making our balcony unusable, and having our windows/doors open undesirable. There should be a no... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf Course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Lady of the Lake.”Windermere House Resort is an iconic landmark located on prestigious Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. The country's oldest hotel, it has welcomed guests for over 140 years. Fine dining, boating, tennis, golf, spa services and five star service make Windermere House a preferred destination. New at Windermere House is The Cottages at Windermere, a private enclave of 6 three bedroom luxury fractional ownership cottages.Experience everything Muskoka has to offer in unsurpassed comfort. Luxuriate in plush pillowtop beds, indulge in sumptuous dining and relax amid plentiful, carefree recreation. We're here to spoil you.Offering family vacations, romantic getaways, golf packages, weddings and conferences facilities, Windermere House resort on Lake Rosseau offers the ideal backdrop for your Muskoka getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Windermere House Resort & Hotel

Address: 2508 Windermere Road, Windermere, Ontario P0B 1P0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Windermere
Price Range: RM880 - RM1,384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windermere House Resort & Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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“Spend the money and get a water facing room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 1965PrairieChick, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We chose a garden view room because it was cheaper. Most of our stay was outdoors enjoying the lakeview.”
 of 5 bubbles Grandmabb, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are absolutely beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles rachelcale, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lake view second floor with balcony - 3rd floor only with small window”
 of 5 bubbles royaltravel101, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“lakeview for sure. The are cottages for families that look divine”
 of 5 bubbles sandybeachsareus, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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