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Comfortable Orillia hotel near park and beach with Italian bistro and free breakfast

Pros
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free parking, free WiFi, and free local calls
  • On-site bistro, fitness centre, hot tub, and sauna
  • Many guests found the beds to be exceptionally comfortable
  • A number of guests praised the hotel staff and said check in was quick and efficent
  • Guests enjoyed clean, spacious and well-appointed rooms
Cons
  • Some guests felt room rates were too high
  • A few guests found the breakfast area too crowded
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Freebies
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 19, 2014
Overview
The Best Western Plus Couchiching Inn is located in Ontario's cottage country in the city of Orillia, and is approximately 4.5km from Casino Rama, (Google Maps). This 81 guest room hotel features an on-site bistro, a fitness centre, a hot tub, and a sauna. Meeting rooms are available and can accommodate up to 30 people. The hotel offers a shuttle bus service to Casino Rama from 5:00pm to 12:00am, at a rate of $5 per person, round trip. Pets are allowed to stay with guests for a surcharge of $20/pet/day.

The on-site Portage Italian Bistro is open from Sunday to Thursday - 7:00am to 9:30pm. Friday and Saturday - 7:00am to 10:30pm. Room service is available after 4pm.

Every room comes equipped with pillow-top mattresses, cable televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and irons with ironing boards. Fireplace and Jacuzzi suites are also available. The room rate includes free WiFi, free parking, free local calls, and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

The location of this hotel offers guests access to a variety of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and jet skiing. Nearby local attractions include the Stephen Leacock Museum (2km), the Orillia Opera House (5km), and the Orillia Museum of Art and History (3.6km). All distances: Google Maps.

Check in time for this hotel is 4:00pm while check out is 11:00am. The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm free WiFi in guest rooms, as well as shuttle bus rates and pet surcharges.
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The Good
The majority of guest reviews for this hotel were positive and centered on the spacious and comfortable rooms, the mattress quality, the hot breakfast buffet, and the hotel staff. 

Many guests complimented this hotel on its clean, spacious and comfortable rooms, while a number of guests found their beds to be of exceptional quality which ensured a good night's rest.

Numerous guests mentioned that the hot breakfast buffet was an added bonus to their room rates and said there was a good selection of breakfast items and fresh juices available. 

Many guests praised the hotel staff saying they were hospitable and helpful toward guest's needs. Others mentioned that check in was both quick and efficient.

Most guests remarked that this hotel was a quality facility and said that they would undoubtedly return as well as recommend it to others.
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The Bad
Although the majority of guest reviews were positive for this hotel there were some who had minor complaints and these typically focused on the lack of an on-site swimming pool, high room rates, and a crowded breakfast area.

Some guests remarked that although they thoroughly enjoyed the hotel's hot tub, they were disappointed that the hotel did not have a swimming pool and felt that it ought to invest in one.

A few guests found the room rates were too high. Some said it was perhaps because of the season although others mentioned that even in off peak season the rates were rather pricey.

Peripheral complaints included the breakfast area which some found too crowded, some also mentioned that they had to wait in line too long to get to the buffet.
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The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm free WiFi in guest rooms, shuttle bus rates and pet surcharges.

Hotels.com guest reviews scored this hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #2 of 16 hotels and scored it 4.5 out of 5 from 59 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews scored this hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 38 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tania P.
Analyzed by Tania P.
Tania is a writer and world traveler with a passion for living life to the fullest.
Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good

Rated 8.6/10 based on 392 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 14 hotels in Orillia

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN PLUS Couchiching Inn
440 Couchiching Point Road, Orillia, ON