We stayed here for 2 nights prior to returning to the UK.
The location is out of town which suits us and close enough to Long Point Nature Reserve and the Niagara Winelands for day trips out. It was also only a short straight forward drive to Toronto airport from here. Another bonus with regards to the location for us as birders was the close proximity of a conservation area which we explored in the early evening. Very pleasant.
The hotel is modern, impressive and the rooms are themed - we had the 'Mario Lanza' room which was luxurious, exceptionally well maintained and very interesting. Good job they didn't put us in the 'Madonna' room - I wouldn't have slept!!!
The staff were very professional and helpful making our arrival and departure painless.
The first night we ate on site at their Italian style restaurant. The staff gave an exceptionally high standard of service, particularly our waiter Dieter, and the menu and wine list were very comprehensive. The food was excellent.
However, the atmosphere of the restaurant was completely RUINED by the presence of FIVE (yes 5!) TV sets which were all showing the football world cup which we had absolutely no interest in whatsoever. There were even TVs in the lifts (elevators) which was even more unneccessary and several located elsewhere in the foyer and over the stairs. I cannot see the point of this as it is a complete waste of energy resources and most of the people there were, like us, completely ignoring them. This preponderance of TVs really undermined this top rate hotel which I woud otherwise have given an excellent rating.
The following night we ate out which was a shame as we'd have been quite happy to eat at the in house restaurant again. Basically, the TVs drove us out.
We were also meeting a friend from Kitchener later that evening at the hotel so we sat outside even though the evening became a little cool. Conversation would have been near impossible inside with so much TV distraction.
Overall we might consider staying here again because in all other respects it is a superb hotel and at least we know what to expect!
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- Hamilton's first luxury boutique hotel welcomes you! The BEST WESTERN PREMIER C Hotel by Carmen's offers you the modern conveniences of home in a comfortable and classic setting. Your hotel experience will be enhanced as you embrace a touch of Italian culture. All of our rooms and suites are themed after Italian icons and cities including Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Vince Lombardi, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Venice. Custom artwork featuring these personalities and cities define each room. ... more less
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