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Calabogie condos and cottages with kitchen, restaurant and indoor pool but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free parking
  • Many guests were impressed with condition and cleanliness of the rooms
  • The staff, according to several guests, were friendly and attentive
  • Several reviewers liked the hotel's location and thought the surrounding area provided beautiful scenery
Cons
  • Some reviewers thought the hotel was overpriced
  • A few guests had noise complaints
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2014
Overview
With condo-style and cottage-style accommodations, this property would be well suited for guests looking for an extended stay or those looking for full kitchen amenities. This hotel is also located on the shores of Calabogie Lake, making this suitable for travellers looking for a waterfront property.

All rooms come with cable TV, a DVD player, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, free local calls, free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet. Standard rooms are furnished with one king or two queen beds and may have a balcony and a sitting area. Rooms overlook either Dickson Mountain or Calabogie Lake.

Suites are more spacious than standard rooms. Each suite has one king bed and a sitting area with a sofabed. Some suites have a gas fireplace and a jetted tub, and some also have a full kitchen with a sit-down counter. 

Condo-style accommodations are available. They are located close to the base of the mountain as well as trails. Studio, loft, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom accommodations are available, sleeping anywhere from two to eight people. All units except the studio, which has a kitchenette, are equipped with a full kitchen and dining area. Most also have a fireplace.

Cottage-style accommodations are located on the golf course and feature three bedrooms, a full kitchen and dining area, a BBQ and a deck.

On-site parking is free and pets are not permitted to stay at this hotel.

Hotel features include an indoor pool, an outdoor hot tub, a fitness centre, a movie room, trails, beachfront games, complimentary access to canoes and paddleboats, banquet areas and guest laundry. There is a golf course and there are ski slopes, trails and ice skating.

On-site dining is available at multiple locations. Canthooks Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast is cold on weekdays and features hot options on the weekends. Canthooks is licensed and features a patio.It is located at the base of Dickson Mountain. The Boathouse Bar and Grill is open seasonally and is located on the shores of Calabogie Lake. It offers light fare and snacks as well as drinks. Black Donald's serves food and drinks and hosts apres ski entertainment.

The Ironwoods Golf Club is 4-minutes away on foot. Pickerel Bay is 48 minutes away by car, while Mount Pakenham is a 53-minute drive from the resort. (All driving and walking distances: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent on May 1, 2013: Pet policy, free parking and free Wi-Fi and wired internet. 
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The Good
Among the reviews consulted for this analysis, the majority of them were positive, with guests complimenting the room condition and cleanliness, the staff and the location.

The rooms were a major source of praise for many guests and were described as clean, comfortable, spacious and beautiful. Some guests also thought the rooms were well appointed. However, there are mixed reviews about this and opposing opinions (see below).

The staff, according to several guests, were friendly, helpful and attentive. 

Several reviewers liked the hotel's location and thought the surrounding area was beautiful and picturesque. 

Additionally, some guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurants and thought the service was good.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive. However, there were common complaints about the room condition, the room rates and noise complaints.

Although the majority of comments regarding the condition of the rooms were positive, some guests thought the rooms were dated and rundown. 

The rooms rates, according to some guests, were too high compared to other hotels in the area.

A few guests felt the walls were thin and the soundproofing could use improvement.
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Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com rated this hotel 7.8 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this property 3.4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 4 hotels in Calabogie with an average rating of 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 1, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
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Rated 7.3/10 based on 250 reviews

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Map Marker Calabogie Peaks
30 Barrett Chute Road, Calabogie, ON