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On-site skiing, golf, biking, zip-lining, restaurants and spa, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • Several guests enjoyed the on-site recreational facilities
Cons
  • A few guests complained about limited TV channel selection
  • A couple of reviewers found the free Wi-Fi service unreliable
  • A couple of guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurants were expensive
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 21, 2013
Overview
This resort is a 7-minute drive from Highway 400, north of the Barrie city centre area. Offering multiple on-site all-season recreational facilities, this property is well suited for guests who are looking for an active getaway.

This resort is 100% smoke free and offers a variety of on-site accommodation types including rooms, suites and condo units. All accommodations include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Standard rooms include a sitting area and accommodate up to four people. Select rooms also include a sofabed.

Suites feature two levels with a sunken living room, a fireplace and a jetted tub. Condo units are fully furnished with a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, two bedrooms, a balcony, a sofabed and a fireplace.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per night. Please contact the hotel directly for the full pet policy.

There are multiple on-site dining options, including casual dining, a lounge, a cafe and a Beavertails kiosk.

The on-site Shizen Spa offers massage, facials, body treatments and aesthetic services. Guests have access to the Horseshoe Sports Complex, which features an indoor and outdoor pool. Other on-site recreational facilities include skiing, mini-golf, segway tours, mountain biking, a climbing wall, a Euro Bungy, a zip line, horseback and pony rides and a golf course.

Other on-site amenities include a gift shop, an ATM, meeting and event space, free newspapers, safe deposit boxes and a 24-hour front desk.

The Settlers' Ghost Golf Club is a 4-minute drive away. Barrie, which features shopping, dining and the Georgian College - Barrie Campus, is about 20 minutes away by car, while the Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) Airport (CYLS) is a 25- to 30-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described their rooms as clean. Some other reviewers added that the rooms were spacious, well appointed, recently renovated and generally comfortable. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented for their friendly service.

Many guests praised the food and service at the on-site restaurants.

Several reviewers described enjoying the on-site recreational facilities and some other guests described the resort as family friendly. A couple of guests specifically liked the indoor pool.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A few guests complained about a limited selection of TV channels, while a couple of reviewers found the free Wi-Fi service unreliable.

A couple of guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurants were expensive.

While many guests praised the staff, a couple of reviewers found the front desk agents somewhat unaccommodating.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 85% of 33 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 19 hotels in Barrie, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 256 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.2
Good
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2 / out of 2
hotels in Oro-Medonte

Rated 7.2/10 based on 774 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 2 hotels in Oro-Medonte

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Location
  • Horseshoe Valley Resort (0.3 km)
  • Mount St. Louis Moonstone (8.1 km)
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort (18.2 km)
Map Marker Horseshoe Resort
1101 Horseshoe Valley Road - Comp. 10, Oro-Medonte, ON