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“The perfect place in Wasaga Beach”
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Luau Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Wasaga Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Niagara Falls, New York
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4 reviews
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“The perfect place in Wasaga Beach”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

My wife and I spent five days at the Luau Resort in Wasaga Beach. Besides being beautifully manicured with landscaping and hanging flower baskets, the Luau is immaculately maintained. It is obvious that Monique and her staff take great pride in their property and their hard work shows. The property sits on the banks of the Nottawasaga River and the beach is right across the street. Many people that we talked to come back year after year. We can certainly see why.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Stand-out motel in Wasaga Beach--well-run, beautifully maintained, pretty and peaceful. We decided to stay in this party beach town for a single night rather than face a long same-day drive home from Barrie to Ottawa. Well, once we found the Luau Resort we ended up staying five nights. There's a lot of accommodations here but most we saw were plain at best and many a bit too rough-and-tumble for us. Not all of us come to this world-class beach just to tan and drink! The Luau reminded me of the wonderful small family-run hotels you can still find in the Caribbean. It is nestled between the beaches and the Ottawasaga River. So you just walk across the street to the big beaches (it's all provincial park along the beach so there are virtually no accommodations right on the beach) but when you're at the motel you can sit in a lovely lawn chair and watch the action on the river--boaters, water skiiers, ducks... The whole property is green, spotless and full of gorgeous flowers all around the heated turquoise salt-water pool. We had a single standard room with a refrigerator and it was just fine--and the bed made for a great sleep. Owner Monique imparts her European touch to the place, including expecting good behaviour from lodgers which we were grateful for on a few occasions with other guests. We would definitely recommend the Luau.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Cobourg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We just happened on this place and let me tall you it is a gem. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and well maintained. WiFi was excellent and met my business needs.
The grounds are the best kept that I have seen in years and the pool was heated and spotless.
Location is great as it is only a quick walk to the beach and all amenities. We spent two days here and would have liked to stay a week. Wishing now we had known about this place earlier. Next year we have booked for a week.

Room Tip: Hard to choose a room but we did pick room 25 for a week next yr. It has a kitchenette and a king si...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I have read some of the poor reviews about this place and I can completely understand why these patrons were upset. It's a shame that this place is so lame. It's a lovely spot, clean, well taken care of, and deceivingly kid friendly based on the nice play structure in the courtyard. My family of 5 (kids 6, 3 and 8 months) was made to feel unwanted from the moment I booked the room on the phone and asked for a crib: "No!"

My little one was not allowed in the pool unless I bought a specific swim diaper from the front desk (even though I think mine was perfectly fine). When they say no guests, they mean NO GUESTS! We had another family with us when we came back to change for dinner: "I see you have brought guests with you. They are not allowed in the unit!"

Geesh! We were only here for one night, and just used the room to change and sleep and we received a very disproportionate amount of unpleasantness for the time we spent on the resort! This woman seems way more concerned with rules and the enforcement of rules, than with the comfort of her guests.

Unfortunately, she probably won't respond to this review as they are lacking some technology. I had to handwrite a credit card approval and email a picture of it to her in order to hold the room!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Hello my wife Melanie and I have stayed there a total of 3 times. The latest was last week. We always stay for a week. I would say that this resort is the best on Wasaga Beach. For the price, amenities and the friendly service they provide. Their staff keep the resort spotless and there are numerous activities to enjoy for the whole family. The pool area is perfect, you are only a 10 minute walk from the longest freshwater beach in the world and only a 10 minute drive to all the stores and restaurants you could ever want. You are 30 minutes from Blue Mountain ski area for those who love winter sports. Honestly I would recommend this establishment to anyone. Phil July 2014

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Always... we can't wait for our annual vacation at The Luau in Wasaga. From the moment we arrive and are greeted warmly by owners Monique and Nick until we leave 2 weeks later, every day is a pleasure. And that's because this resort is well run with a consistency that makes you comfortable. Always... the surrounding grounds are beautiful and well kept, the rooms spotless and well equipped, the staff efficient and pleasant, the pool sparkling and inviting, the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable, Plus factors are the location on the river and the short walk to the beach. There is no way we would ever change!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank maylyn
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

If you are visiting Wasaga Beach you should definitely consider staying at the Luau Resort. We came on a busy, hot weekend, and when we turned into the Luau from the street it was as if we had entered an oasis. We were greeted warmly by the staff in the office, contrary to other reviews I have read (there aren’t signs outlining the rules all over the place either- save for the pool.) There are flowers, fountains, and manicured lawns throughout the grounds. It is situated on the river, which made for a nice backdrop for the resort, with people passing by in motor boats. And it is literally a 4 minute walk across the street, through the provincial park, to the beach. However, the biggest surprise came with the room. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite, with air conditioning, and a living room, bathroom and kitchenette. The kitchenette came with everything a kitchen would need (plates, utensil, cutlery, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, etc.), except an oven. It was an extremely clean suite, with lovely furniture, and homey decorations throughout. The nightly rate for staying there is a bit high, but you get what you pay for (just look at the motels next to the Luau.) We will definitely consider staying there if we return to Wasaga Beach.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Luau Resort
Address: 231 Mosley St | P.O. Box 280, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2K1, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Wasaga Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Wasaga Beach
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Luau Hotel Wasaga Beach
Luau Resort Wasaga Beach, Canada - Ontario

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