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Waterview on The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wiarton
Certificate of Excellence
Niagara Falls, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“I was expecting more.....”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My wife and I stayed there 3 nights. We were in Room # 10. This room is in need of a makeover and cleaning and not worth the $120/night. We were'nt aware the sink and mirror were outside the bathroom in the bedroom area. Had we known this we would have chosen another room. The room is small with no seating area and no stands to hold your luggage. So we had to used the little cot bed for that (which I didn't know was there as well). It would be better to replace that cot with a couple of luggage stands and maybe a very small desk and chair. The vertical blinds are stained, broken and need to be replaced. Behind the only dresser in the room on the floor was an empty kleenex box, napkins and a 2x2 piece of lumber (I imagine they've been there awhile) and the toilet paper holder feels like it's about to come off the wall. Dave, you might want to get that cleaned up, some things fixed and that lumber stored elsewhere. The bathroom also had a musty, unusual smell that for some reason reminded me of the nursing home my Mother used to be in.
For the other side of the coin.....Dave, Evan and Staff are great. The view of Georgian bay from our private balcony was wonderful and was the key reason why I chose to stay there. The grounds are well kept with a nice little stone driveway leading to the private beach. We spent every day at Sauble Beach and also took in a nice walk to see the Bruce's Caves (worth the small hike). The downtown area has a couple of interesting stores (especially the Emporium).
And we always find it's worth the short drive to Owen sound for dinner.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The staff was very friendly, the view beautiful from our balcony, however the place needs a little freshening up, inside and out.
The room was comfortable, but too crowded with the big furniture and I would prefer the fridge and coffeemaker to be in the room as opposed to in the bathroom. .



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Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed for less than 24 hours and really wish we had more time to enjoy the town of Wiarton and the Waterview on the Bay resort. The owners and staff were friendly and hospitable, the room was clean and had just what we needed. Nothing fancy but we had a great view, a balcony with a table and a fridge to keep our supplies cool. Only negative was the hot tub from the floor above leaked onto our deck and table.

My husband got to enjoy the nightly bonfire and my kids got to splash in the heated pool while we packed up our room. Lots of fun things nearby to explore, especially on Wednesday nights in the summer when the main drag stays open until 8 and there's an old car show in Bluewater Park. A side trip to the Bruce's Caves is a must.

Room Tip: I think you may get a better view of the bay and sunset from the top floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Wingham, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

The best of this place is location, right on the bay, and the friendly staff. We were in a ground floor room, dated decor, and the windows and a few other areas sure could use a good clean, but bedding was good, and clean, bathroom was very tiny but adequate. We spent the eve sitting in chairs provided by the bay with our glass of wine, very beautiful, and the owners would do anything for you I am sure. I would stop here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stopped there for one night and loved it! Felt very welcome, and relaxed! very clean room, and comfortable. The bonfire was fun, and the pool is great! Dog-friendly, which was perfect for our dog.

The staff were also very friendly!
Highly recommend this place if you need somewhere to stay for a short while!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The property is absolutely breathtaking. The prices were reasonable and I was very happy with the room, the view and the service. You can tell that there is a lot of care gone into making this place somewhere where people feel relaxed and can enjoy themselves, which is exactly what I did.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for only one night and although a dated interior we found it clean and comfortable. As we had made no reservation we were pleasantly surprised by their attitude and willingness to help a couple of lost Kiwi's. even provided a few beers at cost......great service.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waterview on The Bay
Address: 501205 Grey Road 1 | Rr 1, Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Wiarton
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wiarton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterview on The Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterview is a 4-acre waterfront resort/motel located on the shores of Georgian Bay minutes from the town of Wiarton on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. There is a variety of rooms to choose from, some even have fireplaces and in-room Jacuzzis with private decks - all overlooking the bay, add a heated in ground outdoor pool, fully equipped banquet hall for special events such as weddings, evening bonfires, and hosts that go out of their way to please! ... more   less 
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