My husband and I recently stayed at Millcroft Inn & Spa from a Friday-Saturday for a "last getaway" before we have our first baby in a month and a half. We were looking for a peaceful getaway within decent driving distance of where we live, and we really enjoyed our Millcroft experience.
I will begin by saying that I had read many Tripadvisor reviews before going, and can add my agreement to all of the comments on details that most others agreed are wonderful at Millcroft. The grounds and the mill are gorgeous and spacious. The staff in both inn and spa are friendly & accommodating (we were in the Manor House, which is a bit of a walk from the guest parking lot - and even though the inn was fully booked and obviously busy with a wedding reception when we checked in, a staff member volunteered to shuttle my husband from the parking lot to our room after he dropped off a very-pregnant me). The spa facilities are gorgeous, and the services are amazing (LOVE the granola in the lounge and the excellent assortment of loose-leaf teas). I can add, too, that we were given a room on the ground floor of the Manor House, and we were very impressed with how spacious it was, as well as how beautifully and lavishly it was decorated.
Only a few details made this a 4 instead of a 5-star experience for us - none of these details would likely keep us from visiting again (although we might request a room in a different building). First, we opted not to splurge on the buffet breakfast, given both (a) the cost, and (b) the fact that various Tripadvisor reviewers had been underwhelmed by it, especially for the price. I do feel that, for the cost you're paying for the room, some kind of breakfast should be included in the room rate - even if it's just continental. They did have a Keurig with coffee in each room, which was a very nice touch. Alas, our Keurig did not work! The T.V. was a beautiful, wall-mounted flat screen, set up in a very nice sitting area, but the reception was very fuzzy (now, one doesn't come to an oasis of calm to watch T.V., necessarily - it just seemed strange that the room had the nicest one I've seen in any hotel, and it didn't work very well). Finally, and the biggest disappointment for me so late in my pregnancy, was that the bed was so firm as to be very uncomfortable. We both tossed & turned all night. Walking into such a beautifully appointed room, and seeing the bed dressed in such nice linens, it was such a disappointment that I've had better nights of sleep at some budget hotels, than at this luxury hotel! Especially when our goal in getting away was to have a restful night together. I will also add that it would be a vast improvement - and likely fit the scale of these lovely Manor House rooms and the promise of a luxurious experience - if the beds were king-sized instead of queen-sized.
These are details that I wouldn't normally get very picky about, were it not for the price point and the experience that Millcroft promises. Nonetheless, we will very likely return in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Definitive Country Inn Retreat. Experience tranquility, comfort and heritage charm at The Millcroft Inn & Spa in Caledon, Ontario. The inn’s refreshing blend of rural serenity and sophisticated hospitality is less than an hour northwest of Toronto in Alton near Caledon, Ontario.Our 100 acre estate is nestled in the rolling countryside of Southern Ontario's Hills of Headwaters, a region which is rich with cultural, artistic and rural activities.Enjoy award winning spa services or a tasty delight in the Headwaters Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millcroft Hotel Alton
- Millcroft Inn And Spa
- Millcroft Hotel Ontario
- Millcroft Inn & Spa Alton, Ontario, Canada