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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The ultimate in relaxation and scenery. We stayed there in 1994 (before the fire) and again this year. The hotel was rebuilt similar to the earlier one. The exterior was the same but the interior had been updated

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Barrie
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I love when everything is just as described and promised. Lovely lakefront room with fantastic balcony and views. Honestly I could mention some of the external paint that needs touch-up or the carpeting on the stairs, but honestly I'm sure the management knows and is about to deal with it. You certainly wouldnt skip a stay here because of it....

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2Thank FamilyFoodWineFum
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This hotel has promise but operationally and aesthetically it falls far short of what one would expect for a waterfront 'resort'. It is expensive for what it is and there are too many restrictions on what one can and cannot do such as hours where one can boat or use the pool. The location was nice but way too noisy...

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4Thank hwicky
Hamilton
Reviewed 28 August 2015

A lovely resort in a quiet secluded area. Not much for nightlife or much to do during the day either so its not for everyone. Restaurant food is good and the included breakfast was excellent as well. The service is fine but could be a little better.

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1Thank Emily R
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I was charmed by this old hotel. Not too big nor too small... Just right. The dining options are several which keeps things interesting and different. The included breakfast is plentiful and delicious. The staff are very friendly and good at their jobs. However, the hotel is somewhat tired looking. In particular, the rugs in halls, stairways and breakfast room...

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2Thank MiamiDemi
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We have always wanted to go to Windermere House because of it's history and went up for 4 days. The website gave us a slightly different impression, with us thinking it was on a lake. In fact, its across the street and up the hill. There is a very tiny beach if you want to swim in the lake (which...

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3Thank time2travel4fun
Bolton
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed one night on Friday, August 14th. When we arrived there is no one to tell you where to park or assist with your luggage. Check in is not till 4 pm. Spa is only open till 6 pm and the pool is only open till 8 pm (we had hoped to use the pool after dinner but only...

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5Thank KimberleyYoung
Jefferye17, General Manager at Windermere House Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

Hello KimberleyYoung, We sincerely appreciate your taking time to provide your comments and feedback. The Windermere team is sorry to hear that your stay was not enjoyable as we hoped it would be. Regarding the check-in time, we do guarantee the room to be ready by 4pm however we always encourage our guests to arrive earlier than that and enjoy...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2015

As long time Muskoka visitors, my wife and I were eager to try Windermere House. We really enjoyed our three-night visit. The service, food and ambience were all first class. We enjoyed playing tennis, swimming in the pool and the lake and exploring the area by foot. We'll definitely be going back!

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

Hello Robin B. Thank you very much for taking the time to share the wonderful moments you and your wife experienced during your 3 night stay at the Windermere House. We love to hear that you fully took advantage of our amenities and enjoyed every single them. The Windermere Team is looking forward to welcoming you back sometimes soon in...

Toronto
Reviewed 13 August 2015

the hotel is across the street from the lake, not actually on the lake, and has a very small sandy beach.The non-motorized boats are only available if the boating contractor decides it is not too windy which unfortunately was everyday. This is part of the extra 7% fee charged.. the facility even though renovated is dated. there are no safes...

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

Hello TravelExcellence1, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences from your most recent stay at the Windermere House. We are very sorry to hear it was "below your expectations" . Your comments have been past on to the General Manager and will be taken into consideration. Again we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced...

Port Perry
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This was a romantic weekend for my husband and I. We had a room facing the lake with a balcony, an upgrade worth every penny. The rooms are nicely equipped with immensely confortable beds. The grounds are also nicely kept with lots of manitoba chairs to sit and enjoy the view. The hotel has 3 restaurants, but we only used...

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

Hello HelenaPortPerry, Thank you so very much for your great comment here on TripAdvisor. We love to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful romantic getaway at the Windermere House. We look forward to welcoming back with your friends to enjoy the "Grand Lady" in the fall and maybe explore the gold course and spa. All the very...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Pool
  • 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: RM877 - RM1,382 (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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