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“An excellent couple of days”
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Couples Resort
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We booked this at the last minute as we needed some time away with nothing to worry about. That is exactly what we got. The staff is young but amazingly helpful "I'm here so you don't have to get up" was something we heard twice.

The rooms are a bit dated but super clean. Nothing is left out.

I recommend bringing your own wine and dinning in the room.

We stayed in a Junior suit on the ground floor with a walk out to the lake. I would recommend that area.

The place is quiet and has everything you need from canoes to bikes. Pack very little and relax!

Room Tip: Stay on the bottom floors. they have walkouts to the lake.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Phil D
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Couples_Resort_Rep, Owner at Couples Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Thank you for your review. The Jr Suites you were in had massive renovations 2 years ago, so it is more a matter of taste if you thought it was dated. Reno's in each Rustic Luxury Jr Suite included New (wool carpets, furnishings, marble, granite, bedding, entertainment system with 50 inch TV and wall finishing's). The Rustic nature of these Jr Suites with so much real natural wood and stone are loved by many as not all want Opulence in Algonquin, we do get a mix of people and we think that makes for a better Resort. These Jr Suites make up 40% of our accommodations and if no one wanted them we would be out of business as our Opulent upper priced accommodations do not cover the full cost of operations of the Resort alone, we need both Rustic Luxury and Opulent Luxury. FYI, by popular demand these ground floor walk out units will have their own private out door Hot Tubs starting mid October, and we already know they will be in hot demand as they will be the lowest priced Hot Tub accommodations at the Resort. Loved that you loved everything about our staff and the sports and being in the quiet zone. Thank you, and all the best, see you soon again. JohnS-owner

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

At first I was a little disappointed that I had to dress up...but as I look back, not only was it not a big deal...it actually was quite nice, as I never dress up ;)

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Yes - you can go canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, and loads more activities, but the real star of this resort is the food. We took advantage of all of the non-motorized activities offered free of charge, and enjoyed ourselves immensely...but it was the breakfasts and dinners that we will most fondly remember...oh yeah, and relaxing as a couple /away from the kids.

Room Tip: All rooms are great. All have a nice view.
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Couples_Resort_Rep, Public Relations Manager at Couples Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Thanks so much for the review. I will be sure to share your compliments on the food with the kitchen. And we agree 100% on the importance of getting away from it all with your loved one. So glad it was a great time for you both

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Just came back from a three night stay. Overall it is a relaxing experience. The spa villa overlooks the lake. It is spacious and well appointed with jacuzzi, steamer and sauna. Some may find the semi formal dinner dress code with tie a bit uptight, especially if they pack outdoor gears for Algonquin. The dinner policy is upfront on their web site and guests have to decide for their own if this is for them. For those who do, it is a good experience. On our last day the owner spoke to all breakfast guests and appreciated their businesses. Recommend for those who look for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Couples_Resort_Rep, Owner at Couples Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Thank you Sebastian for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you at breakfast. I am delighted to hear that you broke down and made the choice to experience "dining with a tie" and being "outdoors in Algonquin Park" both on the same holiday, and that you found it such a good experience. Thank you for recommending us as a romantic getaway. As an FYI for better value, prices start dropping fast toward the end of October to Christmas, hope you can come back, thank you. JohnS -owner.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

My partner took me here as a birthday getaway. I loved the in-room jacuzzi, heated pool and outdoor hot tub. Our king-sized bed was super comfy and the shower was enormous and amazing. The food at dinners was great. The proximity to Algonquin park was great for hiking, and we also went to Adventure Stables for horseback riding. That said, it didn't quite feel as private as I would have liked, and it was a bit stuffy. Some of the decorations are tired and while they tried to make the dining room posh (semi-formal dress code) it felt a little artificial.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We just returned from a 2 night, 3 day stay. It was wonderful! The staff was friendly and accommodating, our room (Master Suite) was lovely with everything you could want in a hotel suite. Room was very quiet, beds extremely comfortable, no noisy a/c that you typically get in hotels (which drives me nuts!!) and had (as all rooms do irrespective of where you stay at the resort) a beautiful view of the lake! The dinner selection and quality was superb and the ability to pay a corkage fee and bring your own wine is certainly a plus. We moored our boat at the dock with ease and help from staff, enjoyed the free use of bicycles to see the town and tour the trails and enjoyed the hot tub while listening to wolves howl at the full moon. Absolutely spectacular lake views of the beautiful forests of Algonquin were witnessed from our boat - pure bliss in seclusion!!! We are both professionals who needed some relaxation time without the internet, TV, phones or city noise and we sure got it at this resort. Steam shower was heavenly and having the option of breakfast in bed (we had eggs benedict and eggs over easy breakfasts, both of which were amazing) was much appreciated. The outdoor pool and spa were well kept and we always found a place where we could sit together uninterrupted by noise or other guests. We both had a massage (me a relaxation massage and my partner a shiatsu) and were happy with the treatments. The only thing that I could suggest is for dining room staff to be less scripted when seating and serving dinner. Just relax and not worry so much about the formalities such as introducing yourself twice just to make sure you have it covered! :) It wasn't a problem but just something that could be improved in dealing with dinner patrons! What a glorious hot summer weekend to remember! We both agreed that we should have booked for a few more days as we so thoroughly enjoyed this resort and were pleasantly surprised to have found such a jewel in the Ontario north!! We'll definitely be back and thank you!

Room Tip: Master suite (Botticelli) was beautiful, functional, spacious and quiet. It is an end unit suite on...
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Couples_Resort_Rep, Public Relations Manager at Couples Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Thanks so much for the kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in so many ways. Being on the lake in the summer is the best way to enjoy Algonquin and it is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

It was an amazingly relaxing three nights and four days.
The food was beyond expectation. Their gnashe was exceptional and the best dessert I have ever eaten. Sorry mom. Dress code made dinner more of an occasion then just showing up...
Room was cozy. Biked rail trail and dirt trail. Kayaked for hours that was calm and peaceful with no boaters.
Perfect spot to get away and be alone with someone special. I couldnt think of any reason not to go back.
Thanks again couple resort for a great birthday getaway...

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank jeffreyarden
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Couples_Resort_Rep, Public Relations Manager at Couples Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Great to hear you had a great birthday getaway. Perfect with the right amount of alone time with your special, decadent meals and totally sports. Thank you so much for your review, and we look forward to having you celebrate many more birthdays here. Have a great year!

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Address: 139 Galeairy Lake Road | Algonquin Park, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Whitney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Whitney
Price Range: £40 - £292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Couples Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is here that couples celebrating birthdays and anniversaries as well as honeymooners and recently married couples come to relax, embrace love, enjoy the organic spa and find the time to share an adventure. This is quite literally the hottest place to be in all four seasons, with 10 saunas, 27 walk-in steam rooms, 21 walk-in euro-showers, 23 outdoor hot tubs and 48 in-room Jacuzzi tubs each in front of a wood burning fireplace. All accommodations at the Couples Resort Exceed 5 Diamond standards, North America's toughest standards. Ontario's Couples Resort is situated on the shores of Galeairy Lake and the Madawaska River, with Algonquin Park as our backyard. The village of Whitney, Ontario is a short 15-minute walk away. We are surrounded with breathtaking wilderness, pure fresh air, secluded forests, pristine waters, an abundance of sunny days and a blanket of stars at night. This priceless peace and tantalizing tranquility is all yours for the taking.Those of you who need to escape from the bustle will find us calming and rejuvenating. There are many ways to do nothing if that is your wish. On the other hand, unlimited activities will keep the adventurer active all year round. Ontario's Natural Algonquin Park is ideal for the sport enthusiast or avid adventurer who will be delighted with the extraordinary activities available. ... more   less 
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The Couples Hotel Whitney
Bear Trail Couples Resort
Couples Resort Whitney, Ontario, Canada

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