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Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“second visit was as good as the first”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I was so looking forward to staying again at this facility and wasn't disappointed. The staff are amazing (thanks Cliff and Ellen), the amenities exceptional and the atmosphere is very restful and calming. Love the free 24 hour Starbucks coffee stations - a huge treat for a weary traveller. We stayed for three terrific nights and look forward to returning next year. The breakfast is outstanding and accommodates a wide selection of food preferences - even providing almond milk for those with dairy allergies. Not many places serve up a different delicious oatmeal every day. Kudos to you all

Room Tip: try to get a room on the second floor if you are in the old wing - the third floor is not serviced b...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

We appreciate your loyalty and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Cliff and Ellen are great - and I will make sure they are aware that they helped to make your stay more pleasant.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Ivey while she toured Western, which is a 15 minute walk from this very attractive well appointed conference centre. The room was lovely. the service prompt, and the breakfast buffet massive, and healthy... the gym area is one of the best I've seen, with good quality cardio machines, free weights and pilates/yoga equipment. really impressive start to finish. thanks for a great stay!

Room Tip: the hotel is huge, in that it is very spread out... rooms can be a good walk from the lobby, stipula...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us and our close location to Western was convenient for your visit.

We look forward to hosting you during your next trip to London - perhaps to visit your daughter if she attends Western!

Sincerely,



Derek Grimaldi
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Ontario Canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Comfortable room. Spacious surroundings. Nice setting. Convenient to University Hospital and UWO. Great buffet breakfast. This is a relaxing spot to stay if you are visiting anything in North London. Classic. I had a little trouble getting the WiFi to work in my room consistently. I liked that I could open my window for some fresh air.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at Spencer.

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our facility and location served to enhance your experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer in the future.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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London
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Arrived weary and very late; a hot chocolate treat and then I slept like a prince in a comfy bed. Food choices at breakfast excellent; setting at UWO very calming, landscape and gardens cared for, cheery staff,

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you had a restful experience.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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London
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I have traveled near and far and this place ranks easily in the top five percent in every area concerning the needs and wants of their guests. Well done - Give your staff high praise and either a bonus or a raise. They are what makes or breaks any place. I will be back as often as I can and look forward to it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I agree that our staff are fantastic and they make stays at Ivey Spencer special and memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer.

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

all staff were good to me the small thinks they do make your day that make you have that you are at the hotel i would be happy to come back there again i would put 5 star on the hotel has done for me..


  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our staff helped make you feel welcome.

We look forward to seeing you the next time you come to London!

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed earlier this week at the Ivey Spence leadership centre and are definitely coming back. We got a very comfortable room on the ground floor with a queen bed and a cot added for our child. There was a big desk which is useful for business travellers I guess. We liked the setting of the hotel/centre ( the name is misleading as you might think this hotel is for conferences only) it has a forest backing the property and we were delighted to see 5 deer's grazing at the edge of the trees late in the night. The hotel has a lot of character and history and is used by the Ivey business school for their executive MBA programs.
Pros : good breakfast buffet with hot and cold items plus fresh fruits and a variety of cereals and breads, which is included in the package on weekdays.
Bathrooms were very modern and clean,as were the newly renovated rooms.
Cons: the hot breakfast options were heavily weighted in favour of meat eaters.
Don't have a swimming pool on site though you can get access to the one at Western.

Room Tip: Ask for a cot if you have a child, though they charge an extra $15 for it.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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DerekG273, General Manager at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience here at Spencer.

I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay and our facility and location provided you with a positive experience.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer!

Sincerely,

Derek Grimaldi
General Manager
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Property: Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
Address: 551 Windermere Rd, London, Ontario N5X 2T1, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in London
#2 Business Hotel in London
#3 Family Hotel in London
#4 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Southwestern Ontario's only IACC approved conference hotel, this historic Georgian estate situated on 30 parkland acres provides the perfect backdrop for meetings, events and comfortable guestroom accommodations. The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre offers a truly distinctive experience that is sure to nourish the mind, body and spirit. ... more   less 
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