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“As nice as a motel could possibly be.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bala-Hy Motel

Bala-Hy Motel
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Bala-Hy Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bala
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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“As nice as a motel could possibly be.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Bala-Hy Motel for two nights while hiking and exploring the area. It could not be cleaner or better maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and fresh smelling. The lake in the back is beautiful with a lovely little island and beach, where we could have spent half the day. None of that will make this a luxury accommodation. The room and bathroom are small and simple. There are certainly travelers who will not be satisfied because they are accustomed to more high-end places. We would happily stay here again (especially given the price).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed here on two separate trips, 1 night each, in the past few weeks. Each time we just needed a place to sleep and park our bass boat/trailer overnight. We were in the area to enjoy some fishing on Lake Joseph and Rosseau nearby. Reservations by phone were a breeze. The reservation team is very accommodating and courteous. During our 2nd stay, the TV had no cable. which was not a big deal. After 10+ hours on the water, we were beat anyway. For the room price, the room is more than one should expect for $70/night in an area surrounded by $1MM+++ cottages. It's just basic and clean. It does have a mini-fridge, and a microwave is available upon request. For anyone staying here longer than a day, you are within walking distance to local Bala attractions.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth County
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

My wife and I with 2 kids booked here for my daughter's wedding and when we got here I thought it was going to be less then I hoped for. the Hy isn't a new place and I have never been fond of strip type motels but I changed my mind with the Hy!

The staff is absolutely great and helpful. be aware this isn't the Hilton, for instance there was no blow dryer in the room. but we asked and one was delivered promptly. The beds were comforatable and the location is great! as previously stated the Beer Store is next door and the Kee is 2 blocks away.

We would definately recommend the Hy and would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Huntsville, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

You can walk to the Kee from here and the beer store is right next store. Older place but rooms are clean and it has a nice waterfront out back with a firepit and beach. Stayed here when seeing Hedley in Bala. Lots of concert goers stay here so sort of a tailgate party atmosphere. Cheaper prices considering theres only three hotels in Bala. Bala Chippers down the road great spot for greasy breakfast after night of partying. Hard to get someone on the phone at times to reserve a room. They want a 2 night stay now i was told.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

i love this motel, friendly staff, good rates, would definitely return! i stay here whenever i see a concert at the kee

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bala-Hy Motel
Address: 169-3017 Muskoka Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Bala
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bala
Number of rooms: 10
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Bala-Hy Motel Muskoka District, Canada

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