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Rocky Crest Golf Resort

7.8 | Good
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Adjacent to Rocky Crest Golf Club, spacious rooms with friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Several reviewers liked the hotel's location
  • Reviewers said rooms were comfortable, big and well appointed
  • The staff, according to several guests, were friendly and efficient
  • Several guests mentioned the pool and recreational facilities were nice touches
Cons
  • Some guests thought the hotel was overpriced
  • The restaurant had a predictable menu and the food served was low quality, according to some reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 7, 2013
Overview
The Rocky Crest Golf Resort is situated on Lake Joseph and would be a suitable choice for guests looking for a waterfront property and those who want easy access to the adjacent golf course.

This hotel is 100% smoke free. A variety of accommodation types are available, including suites, lofts, villas, a cabin and a cottage. Suites and lofts have one or two bedrooms. Villas have two or three bedrooms and both the cabin and cottage feature four bedrooms.

Each room comes with cable TV, a kitchenette, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, an iPod docking station/alarm clock, a DVD player and individual climate control. Free Wi-Fi and free local calls are available in all rooms. Some rooms also have a jetted tub and/or a fireplace.

The villas, cabin and cottage feature a fireplace and a private patio with BBQ in addition to the standard amenities.

Free on-site parking is available and pets are permitted to stay at this hotel for $35 per stay. A buffet breakfast is available for a surcharge of $16 per day.

Hotel amenities include a tennis court, a basketball court, an outdoor pool with waterslide, a whirlpool, complimentary access to paddle boats, kayaks and canoes and babysitting services.

Dining is available on site at Windows for breakfast and dinner and at the Fireside Lounge for lunch, dinner and drinks. Dining on site is also provided at On the Green, although it features a dress code, and Bayside Patio, which provides casual outdoor dining overlooking the lake. There is also an on-site spa, Amba Health and Beauty Spa. 

It should be noted that this hotel is open from May to October only.

The Rocky Crest Golf Club is adjacent to the hotel, about a 4-minute walk north, and guests can also access The Lake Joseph Golf Club 29 minutes away by car or the Mark O'Meara Course at Grandview, a 64-minute drive away. Oastler Lake Provincial Park is a 26-minute drive away while the Humphrey Community Centre and Arena is a 19-minute drive away. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with the front desk on April 1, 2013: free Wi-Fi, breakfast surcharge, pet policy and on-site dining.
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The Good
Many guests were happy with their stays and among the reviews consulted for this analysis, the positive ones outweighed the negative reviews. Guests complimented the rooms, the location, the activities, amenities and the staff.

The rooms received rave reviews from many guests. They described them as comfortable, well appointed and spacious. One reviewer said the room was spotless while another said the decor was gorgeous and rustic.

Many guests also raved about the hotel's location. They thought it was a good choice for golfers and thought the surrounding area was beautiful.

According to several guests, the activities and amenities were nice touches. Some guests mentioned the pool as a nice feature.

The staff, according to several reviewers, were friendly, accommodating and efficient.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of reviews were positive but there were some common complaints about the room rates and the restaurant food.

Some guests felt the room rates were too expensive and the hotel was overpriced.

Some reviewers also felt one of the restaurants had a predictable menu and claimed the food was low quality.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #24 out of 49 hotels in Muskoka with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 based on 100 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this hotel 4.1 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate based on 7 reviews.

The author called the hotel to verify some information on April 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.
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Map Marker Rocky Crest Golf Resort
RR#1, Hamer Bay Road, Muskoka, ON