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“Overpriced” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Waterview on The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wiarton
Certificate of Excellence
Netherlands
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5 reviews
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“Overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Positive:
Lakeside million dollar view. We stayed in a midrange room, incl a private balcony with lakeside view. Nice bed, and perfect sunset on private beach. Free use of propane-bbq and good wifi.

Negative:
Hotel is dated. Rooms have a roadside 1-star motel feel. We spend 1 night, and had an ok stay. Hotel is extremely overpriced. 110CAD excl tax and no breakfast. Had the view not been part of the deal, this room should not cost more than 50CAD per night. Room was basic clean however looking more closely everything needs a deep clean! (spider webs hanging in all corners of the room) Cracking floor boards and thin walls/ceilings make for a lot of noise from other rooms. A/c is a "in-window" model but installed in-wall. These units are loud and with low capacity. When cars drive by on the road at night you have the feel they drive through your room. We used a blanket to stuff the a/c hole and that fixed most of the road-side noise. We stay in hotels/motels/B&Bs about 7 nights each month. So we've seen a few. Hotel is not up standard for business travel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We recently vacationed with our 2 yr old and had a great time. The room had a jacuzzi and was nicely appointed with a balcony view of the water. We also enjoyed the heated swimming pool.
We also visited nearby Sauble beach and did some hiking trails nearby. I would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

* The owners were very friendly, excellent customer service and excellent cleaning staff.
* Definitely take a look at the pics that are available to you online, absolute gorgeous rooms and resort its self !
*Great prices WELL worth every buck.
* Well kept property and clean rooms, u even get your own bath robes and a wine chiller with glasses in the room that I was staying in anyway. Love it !!!!
* Views from balcony are breath taking.
* Plenty of forestry and some conservation parks ( free of charge or at least when I went to them) near by.
* All around satisfaction I would give them a 5 star rating !

Would like to thank the owners for making our honeymoon stay an enjoyable one :)

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

After couple of hours driving, we came back home from this short road trip. The voice mail from Dave - the co - owner of the hotel, was already there - My wife left her cell phone in the room! I gave my mailing address to Dave, couple of days later, the phone is in my mail box! How nice a person can be? Thank you very much, not only for your warmly hosting, for your reaching out to help as well!

Ming, Burlington, Ontario

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed at the Waterview for 2 nights in early August. The room (Colpoy #7) had a number of amenities - Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, comfortable king size bed - and the deck had a beautiful view of Colpoys Bay. A couple of improvements would have enhanced the place ... the room still had a tube TV (remember those?) and the bathroom door needed repair.
The hosts, Evan and Dave, take great care of the property and the pool and they are very friendly and hospitable.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Travellers704
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wayne L
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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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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:2 star — Waterview on The Bay 2*
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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