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Grandview
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Im not sure if we just happened to be unlucky this time, or if its a regular thing... but Im not going here again.
The outisde looks quite inviting. The rooms are ok. Not too bad. I didnt have high expectations from this motel. We arrived an hour after our check-in time... and the room wasn't ready (the lady didnt even apologize or anything).
After it was ready, the shower backed up; so did the sink.
They used a plunger and some draining liquid to get rid of it all. Room was left stinking; smelled like an open sewer.
Like I said, its possible that we just got super unlucky.
I still wouldnt go back to those showers though. There's no space to do anything, but stand.
Even the largest (King) rooms have the same cramped showers.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

I loved the hotel and the whole place at Tobermory its really great but the only problem i had there are no gas stations open after 7pm i had 1/4 tank i had to leave at 9 pm for an emergency to go to toronto i drove for 105km to fine a gas station in owne sound city another thing you don't have so many options for food, i saw some ppl they brought their own food with them other wise the nature is so beautiful .

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Grandview is located at the entrance of the little boardwalk that runs alongside Tobermory Harbour which takes you into "downtown" Tobermory in about 5-10 mins - depending on how leisurely you walk. The best feature is the awesome patio deck that overlooks the Harbour and allows you to take in a beautiful sunset while enjoying some "higher-end" type fine-dining.
Our room ( # 8) was clean and clearly newly renovated; linen was new and bath towels were OK although - as some have mentioned - a bit worn. We did not have a problem with noise but our travel pals in the neighboring room did. My biggest problem was the very tiny shower - so small that I felt claustrophobic and would not return just because of that - so that is 'personal'; my husband did not have a problem with it. No fridge, no coffee maker and no hairdryer - but plenty of soap, conditioner and shampoo in the wall mounted dispenser in the shower stall. TV and clock radio were fine as was the heater in the room. Also : free coffee and tea available round the clock in the office area. The on site restaurant was the best part of the experience but it is overpriced. 4 adults shared 3 entrées and 3 appetizers - no drinks - for $ 171. Everything was good but my crab stuffed whitefish was stuffed with artificial "surimi" crab and we also agreed that we'd had better steak ( which rang in at $ 35). No breakfast service so next morning we had breakfast at Tobermory's (premier) Princess Hotel - which had an equally impressive menu at a somewhat more reasonable price ( and rooms have balconies) ..........plus their rack rate was better by 10% - so next time we would probably prefer to stay there !

Room Tip: There seems to be a higher elevation with a walkout deck - perhaps those rooms "up there"...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

One of the best things about the Grandview is its location—pop across the street and you can take a nice stroll on the walkway along the harbor and into “downtown” Tobermory. It’s especially striking at sunset. And, of course, the proximity to Bruce Peninsula National Park is a big plus.

My room was big enough, the bed comfortable, and noise was never an issue. A mini-fridge would’ve been nice, but the place isn’t huge and the ice machine is right in the middle of the complex, and was always full, so that wasn’t a problem. The shower was tiny, and to spin around I almost had to put my arms over my head. But the hot water was always reliable, so I’ll tolerate showering in a phone booth a few times. I’ll gladly make that trade. The Wi-fi was a little slow, but otherwise worked okay.

The dining room was smaller than I pictured—but the food was great. I had the orange ginger salmon, topped with cashews. It was outstanding. At $28 it was pricey, but you get what you pay for. I’ve had average salmon dinners for $20, I’ll gladly fork over an extra $8 if it’s worth it. And the wonderful view of the harbor and Lake Huron far beyond makes the food taste that much better.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

This was the most reasonable priced accommodation we found, and so glad we chose to search around the bay. Balcony room was very comfortable and really enjoyed being able to go out onto the raised deck to enjoy the view. The Chi-cheemaun ferry, docks right across from the Grandview. Ample parking and nice and close to rooms. Short drive to catch the ferry. Enjoyed a free coffee from the office and watched the boats coming and going from the "Tub" in the early morning. Have recommended to friends that this "IS THE PLACE TO STAY". Met a couple from Southern Ontario that came and stayed for a weeks vacation. That's another recommendation of it's own.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

My girlfriend and I went to Tobermory for 2 days for a mini vacation. We decided to come stay at Grandview and it was a very pleasant experience. The people were very friendly and I had a great time! There was free Wifi and free coffee... which is always nice. The only thing that was that the air conditioner was broken in our. But they gave us a fan and it was more than enough to keep us cool!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night on the 2nd floor of the motel. Check-in was a little slow. The reception area was very tiny and we had to wait quite a bit before someone came to assist us in checking in. However, service was very friendly. We were nicely surprised with the room. It was clean and updated. There was a flat screen TV and the bed linens looked crisp and fresh. The washroom was a shower unit and clean. There was an ample supply of shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap, as they were in a shower dispenser. The towels though were thin and a little rough. Like what the others said, the window blinds could be improved on. There was a big gap on the side and if you left the washroom door open, people from the outside (if they happen to pay attention and look), could see the inside of the washroom.

Location is very good as it had a very good view of the bay. It is a short walk as well to the town.

I would not hesitate to stay again and would probably request for a 2nd floor room again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Earl Street | PO Box 35, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Price Range: £56 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grandview 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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