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Pinestone Resort Conference Centre & Golf Course

6.9 | Fair
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On-site restaurant and spa, clean and spacious rooms with comfortable beds

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free parking
  • The rooms were a big source of praise for many guests and described as clean, spacious and comfortable
  • According to several guests, the staff were friendly
  • Several guests thought the hotel had ambiance
  • The beds were comfortable, said some reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests thought the restaurant had below average food and high prices
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 8, 2013
Overview
With amenities like an on-site spa, three on-site restaurants, a golf course and two pools, this hotel would be suitable for guests looking for resort-style accommodations with lots of activities available on site.

The hotel is 100% smoke free and each room comes with cable TV, pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, complimentary bottled water, a clock radio, a desk and chair, an iron and ironing board, an outdoor seating area, free Wi-Fi and free wired internet. Some rooms feature a jetted tub and a mini-fridge.

One- and two-bedroom villas and chalets are also available, and in addition to the standard amenities, feature a microwave and mini-fridge, a dining area, a living room with a sofabed, a TV in each bedroom in addition to the one in the living room and a gas fireplace. The two-bedroom villas and chalets also feature en suite bathrooms for each bedroom.

On-site parking is free of charge. Other amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, a sauna, a fitness room, a 24-hour business centre, meeting space, a games room, a children's playground, complimentary access to canoes and paddleboats, an on-site spa (The Spa at Pinestone) and a golf course. This 160-acre property also features several kilometres of trails.

Dining is available on-site at Heatherwood Restaurant, Highlander's Lounge and Gallery on the Green. The Heatherwood is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and closes daily between 2 pm and 5 pm. The Lounge features a fireplace and patio and serves drinks and pub food. It opens daily at 12 pm and at 1 pm on Sundays. Gallery on the Green is seasonal, located on the golf course. It has a patio and serves light fare.

Downtown Haliburton is 6 minutes northeast by car, while Back County Tours (guided tours) is a 5-minute drive, also northeast. South Algonquin Trails is a 58-minute drive northeast from the hotel. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent on May 1, 2013: Free wired Internet and Wi-Fi, free parking and on-site restaurants.
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The Good
The positive feedback greatly outweighed the negative feedback for this hotel. Guests were generally happy with their stays and would return. The rooms, the staff, the hotel itself and the beds were sources of praise for many guests. 

The rooms, according to many guests, were clean, spacious and comfortable. Some guests felt the rooms had a nice view of the golf course. However, there were opposing opinions and mixed reviews about the rooms (see below). 

The staff received praise from several guests and were described as pleasant and helpful.

Several reviewers felt the hotel had good ambiance and thought it was relaxing. They also enjoyed the landscaping of the hotel grounds.

The beds were comfortable, said some guests.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of feedback drawn upon for this analysis was positive. However, there were some common complaints about the rooms and the on-site restaurants.

Although the majority of comments regarding the rooms were generally positive, there were some guests who felt the rooms were starting to show their age and were unimpressed with the decor and furnishings. They described the rooms as tired, outdated and dark.

A few guests complained about the on-site restaurants and thought the food was below average and the prices too high.
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Sources
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 72% recommendation rate based on 18 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #5 out of 10 hotels in Haliburton with an average rating of 4 out of 5 based on 126 reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 7.6 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.

The author called the hotel to verify some information on May 1, 2013.
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.
Guest Reviews
6.9
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2 / out of 2
hotels in Haliburton

Rated 6.9/10 based on 545 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 2 hotels in Haliburton

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Map Marker Pinestone Resort Conference Centre & Golf Course
4252 County Road #21, Haliburton, ON