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Brasscranes Bed & Breakfast

8.7 | Very Good
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Lakefront B&B with an outdoor pool, guests often praised the hosts & breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their welcoming service
  • Many guests praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • Several guests described their rooms as generally comfortable and well appointed
  • A few reviewers enjoyed views of the lake from their rooms
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 1, 2014
Overview
This B&B is situated on the Lake Simcoe waterfront in the town centre area of Orillia. Offering only three rooms, this property is well suited for guests who prefer more intimate accommodations.

All three rooms are smoke free and include a private or en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

This is an adult-only property. While the hosts of this B&B have a dog in the house, guests are not permitted to bring their own pets.

A free breakfast is served daily at a time to be arranged with the hosts upon arrival. Other on-site amenities include free parking, an outdoor pool, a sauna and a garden area. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Access to the Trans-Canada Highway is 2 minutes away by car, while the Leacock Museum is a 5-minute drive away. The Orillia Opera House and the West Orillia Sports Complex are both about 9 minutes away by car, while Casino Rama Resort is about a 12-minute drive away. Hardwood Hills Nordic Ski and Mountain Bike Center is 20 minutes away by car, while Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort is about a 30-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 25, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility and breakfast hours.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, the hosts and the free breakfast were the most complimented aspects of this property.

The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly and welcoming service. One guest said that the hosts were, "very charming and informative. Wish we could have stayed longer as I know we would have had some interesting conversations."

Many guests seemed impressed with the food, selection and presentation at the free breakfast. One reviewer said that the hosts catered the breakfast selection to the preferences of the guests, while another reviewer described, "beautiful presentation. Homemade breads. Everything cooked to perfection".

Several guests agreed that their rooms were generally comfortable and well appointed, while a few reviewers enjoyed views of the lake from their rooms and from the outdoor pool area.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this B&B, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers should note that this property does not have an on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9.6 out of 10, based on 10 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this B&B #5 out of 13 B&Bs and Inns, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 8 reviews.

The author called the property on March 25, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
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2 / out of 14
hotels in Orillia

Rated 8.7/10 based on 10 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 14 hotels in Orillia

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Map Marker Brasscranes Bed & Breakfast
345 MacIsaac Drive, Orillia, ON