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“Not worth the money..” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina

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Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Sauble Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Halton Hills, Canada
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not worth the money..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

My husband and I booked in here because of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor and to be honest we were disapointed. At $140 a night you expect a certain standard, heck you can get a cottage right on the beach for less. The view of the river was lovely, and the walk to the beach a scant 5 minutes, both of which are nice features. However this is not the clear water part of the beach. Proximity to the river means you are dealing with weeds and floating scum.

It is definitey clean as promised but the decor is way over due for an overhaul, it was like sleeping inside a 1970s station wagon with bad fake wood on the walls, and a bed that has my back aching. The walls are paper thin and we were woken up by the TV in the next room at 4am, then again at 5 because it was swelteringly hot. Both our AC and fan had stopped working and no one was answering the phone. We left a message and waited for them to reset the breaker an hour later. We had to call from our cell phones as there is no phone in the room.

The staff are friendly but the waitresses are not the best, and the restaurant is not for the health conscious. With only one salad on the menu and a shortage of fresh veggies my hubbie and I quickly found greener pastures (pardon the pun), canned mushrooms two mornings in a row was just too much to bear.

If I had paid motel prices for the room I wouldn't complain, but for the price, rent a cottage or a trailer, you'll sleep better and your wallet will thank you.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cass_M_1975
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Hi! We are glad to hear that you were not dissapointed in the great detail to cleanliness that we aim to achieve and the fact that we do have the best view in out of all of the Sauble Beach motels and just a short walk to the beach. Our price is very competitive and fair for a Friday and Saturday night during peak season and if you are able to find a cottage that would rent for 2 nights only on the beach for less please let us know I would gladly rent it myself. As far as our somewhat 70's decor you are exactly right my husband and I just took over 6 years ago and have been making ongoing extensive rennovations to the Kit-Wat and will continue to do so. There are very few motels in Sauble Beach and because it is a seasonal tourist area and a very short season at that, most of them are quite dated as far as decor goes. Our Queen beds are brand new, however a bed is a personal choice some prefer hard some soft etc. so unfortunately there is not a mattress that would suit all but we do our best. Our restaurant recently opened for dinners as well as breakfast and lunch and offers many homemade dishes, Lasagna, homemade spaghetti, including pasta, homemade meat loaf, pork schnitzel, homemade soups, homemade pies at least 8 varieties to choose from each day. Yes, we do offer a few choices of Salads and wraps but unfortunately we do not offer many choices for gluton free diets and those with weight loss issues. When you called at 5 am I was in the shower getting ready to open for the day, we do have a bell at the office that rings into our house as we are a family business so my husband or son would have gladly assisted you had you rang the bell. I heard your message regarding the blown breaker within the hour and was quick to rectify the problem. Once again due to the seasonal aspect of Sauble Beach and the fact that most people have cell phones there is no need for phones in the rooms as we also have a pay phone directly across the road for the convenience of our guests. Best regards, Jacqueline Van Gerven
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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WA
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

At $75 a night (off season), this place is a real deal. Right on the river and walking distance to Sauble beach. Diner in the building opened on our last day there and we had a FULL breakfast for $6.95.
If you are looking for luxury - don't choose this. If you are looking for a clean and convenient place to sleep that doesn't bankrupt you then choose Kit Wat. Really nice folks running it too.

Room Tip: We were there as two families and got rooms 11&12 which were separated from the others so we had...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank IsagenixBeliever
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thank you! We are steadily updating and remodeling the motel and really appreciate your feedback. Kit-Wat Management and staff
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
234 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

The motel is located right at the end of the Sauble beach road and the waterfront rooms walk out to the river, amazing view in the stillness of the morning. Add a full moon and you have a perfect honeymoon getaway. Large clean rooms some of which come with a fully supplied kitchenette. But best of all, great, friendly staff especially Jackie who helped with the bookings. The only flaw was that the washroom was small and the shower place was uncomfortably cozy. We went in May and it was quite cold to get into the water but we would love to return with better weather but then I am thinking we may be already late in making plans.

Room Tip: Choose the river facing rooms, the lower levels also have great views and walk out to the river pier...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Dinesh R
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Hi! Dinesh,
Thank you it was a pleasure having you stay with us also. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Marathon, Canada
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We were looking for a place to stay in Sauble Beach this past summer and decided on the Kit Wat. Our first time there and we would go back again.. We took a room in the motel on the second floor and enjoyed the view very much. There is a little table and two chairs outside your room so you can enjoy the fresh air and the view of the river. The room was very clean and was comfortable. The staff there was friendly and extremely helpful... when we left, we felt like we were part of a family. Although the restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, the food is some of the best we ate in Sauble Beach. There is also a corner store/grocery store right across the street, very convenient... We'll be back....

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank naughtypines
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback we really appreciate your input! The Kit-Wat Restaurant will be open this summer season for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 8 am - 8 pm.
Thanks again,
The Van Gerven Family
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Sarnia, Canada
Level Contributor
207 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Although we located the place earlier and made reservation when we tried to find it it appered farther away than we expected. But when we got there we had a very friendly reception the room was very nice - including the view - the beds were comfortable. If the reader thinks that we will write only superlatives here are some negatives : no alarm clock or telephone (for wake up) in the rooms and the water smells sulphurous.
But we plan to be back !.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank jaunty5
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Thank you! We appreciate your feedback.
The Van Gerven Family
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Woodbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

This is our third summer in a row at Sauble Beach and we've stayed at Kit Wat every time. The first time it was just our little family of four in the housekeeping suite. The next year we booked a bit late and got 3 standard rooms for the 8 of us. Last weekend we booked one of each and it was perfect. My snoring husband took the upstairs room while the ladies took the housekeeping suite and got up early, went for a walk on the beach and then came back to a wonderful breakfast at the on site restaurant. We heated up our own goodies from home for lunch and dinner so that we could maximize our beach time and fishing time for the kids on the river.The beach is within walking distance and there's a small grocery store across the street. The housekeeping suites include all the comforts of home except for an alarm clock which really, no one NEEDS but it would be a nice touch...for us early risers and music lovers. It's not the Ritz but it's affordable, clean, the beds are comfy, there's cable, WIFI and Jackie and Kathy make sure everyone has what they need. They are really lovely people. We feel safe, the view is amazing, the food is yummy and it's our home away from home. See you next year!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Cathy H
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate all the great feedback and love passing it on to the rest of our co-workers it always makes our day.
Thanks again,
The Kit-Wat Team
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

We stayed one night for the first time. Service was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good air conditioner in a clean room. A beautiful, quiet, location, located at the end of the beach.

On site restaurant was well patronized by the locals. Completive pricing for the area. Great if you only want to stay for a day or two. We will definitely book again next year

Room Tip: Choose ground level on the Marina side
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
13 Thank ikenberg
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ilove2bamom, Owner at Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina, responded to this review, 12 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We really appreciate it and our goal is to continue to please our customers.
Sincerely,
Van Gerven family and staff
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Property: Kit Wat Motel Restaurant & Marina
Address: 71 Sauble Falls Rd, Sauble Beach, Ontario N0H 2G0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Sauble Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Sauble Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the only marina motel restaurant on the water in Sauble Beach and offer a fully licensed waterfront patio and restaurant. Our Restaurant is open 8 am - 8 pm all summer and open 8 am - 2 pm off season weekends. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinners. We are just a 5 min. Walk to the beach and offer free parking onsite, fire pits, BBQ's, free unlimited usage of our canoes & kayaks and fishing from your doorstep. We offer air, heat, cable TV, fridges in all of our rooms. Efficiency units and free wifi onsite. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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