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Windermere Manor

7.9 | Good
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5-minute drive from Western U, free breakfast, clean rooms, great restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's peaceful locale and proximity to the University of Western and downtown London
  • Many lodgers praised their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and service
Cons
  • A few guests reported spotty Wi-Fi, dim lighting and musty odours in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from the centre of the University of Western Ontario just off Highway 2, the Windermere Manor is suitable for vacation or business travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iPod dock, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, a seating area with a sofabed and a dining table are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

The hotel also offers meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, free guest laundry, vending machines, a free breakfast, free parking and on-site dining at Windermere's Cafe, which serves lunch and dinner daily as well as Sunday brunch. Pets are not permitted.

Masonville Place offers shopping about a 6-minute drive away, while Sunningdale Golf & Country Club and the Museum of Ontario Archaeology can both be found 10 minutes away by car. London International Airport (YXU) is roughly a 22-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 11, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, food and staff.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, describing it as peaceful and close to downtown London, shopping, restaurants, University Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and the University of Western Ontario. One patron noted, "Staying here makes it hard to believe you are almost in downtown London. You are surrounded by nature and deer abound".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many reviewers. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, spacious, cozy and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows and nice views of the ravine. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's restaurant was a source of several compliments by patrons. They described it as excellent and delicious, with beautiful views and impeccable service.

Several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating and helpful with directions.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They reported dim lighting, spotty/slow Wi-Fi, dated decor and musty odours.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 145 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 of 42 London hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 121 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 69 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 11, 2013 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Rated 7.9/10 based on 519 reviews

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Map Marker Windermere Manor
200 Collip Circle, London, ON