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“Lunch was average, view was great”
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Hotel Kenney
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elgin
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Lunch was average, view was great”
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Stopped for late lunch while on a day trip. Set three course lunch at $15.95 - soup or juice; choice of hot meal, hot panini sandwich, cold sandwich or cold meat/salad plate; pie, carrot cake or sundaes for dessert. Food was acceptable but not exceptional in any way. Impression that gravy, salad dressing etc were not from scratch. Service was friendly and efficient.

Really lucked out with the best table at the window overlooking the docks and locks - lots of activity to watch.

Lock site is very interesting - makes a nice walk, very hilly. Could have enjoyed just as much with a picnic lunch at the locks.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

The room had twin beds, rock hard, both leaning to the head; the floor was not flat, the shower was a trickle; room stank of mold/mildew. Food was adequate but nothing special - all the options were not available. Owner was apologetic but there was no compensation. $300 (with a $20 tip for the waitresses) per night is a rip-off. Worst room stayed in since 1982.

Location is wonderful, just go there in a boat or drive on after a nice look.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2010

After reading the online review about the new owner and the "wonderful" chef who used to cook for the Governor General in Ottawa, we decided to go there for dinner.
The service was amateur, poorly trained college girls. The food was mediocre at best, like a roadside diner not a high end restaurant. Tiny portions of salad and Kraft dressings nothing gourmet. They could not serve a glass of tomato juice "because it had not been delivered for the season yet" even though it was on the "printed daily" menu. Servers kept bumping our chairs as they squeezed through to other tables, and after waiting for 20 minutes for dessert we had already ordered, I had to go to the serving station to ask for it. Not grand cuisine, just a country diner.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2010

Look forward to it every year to reniew ourselves.As nice as the pictures on the web.
The food is very good as well.Excellent value.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank sailling
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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2009

We stayed here for 5 nights in early October 2009 with an Exploritas (formerly known as Elderhostel) group and loved it! The hotel is located on the water's edge at the Jones Falls lock of the Rideau Canal and the view is wonderful. The meals were delicious and beautifully presented. There are numerous options for lodging. Our room was in the main hotel itself and was very spacious with rooms with two double beds and a fold out couch, fridge, microwave, etc. The drawback was stairs and no elevator as far as I know. Other options include buildings where you have no stairs and can park right in front of your room and the room overlooks the water and the pool. There are other options also but I didn't see those rooms. There is a lovely main room in the lodge as well as an enclosed porch. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Hotel Kenney.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Property: Hotel Kenney
Address: 59 Kenney Road | Jones Falls, Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Ontario K0G 1E0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Rideau Lakes > Elgin
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elgin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kenney 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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