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Country inn on 19 acres, guests frequently praised the on-site restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet) and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests enjoyed the surrounding grounds and country setting
  • A few reviewers described a relaxing ambiance
Cons
  • Several reviewers complained about the decor and furnishings in the Terrace building rooms
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers complained about noise from an exterior HVAC system
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 7, 2013
Overview
Built in 1867, this hotel is situated on 19 acres adjacent to the Thames River in Saint Mary's. This property is well suited for guests who enjoy staying at inns with a history and for travellers looking for a country setting. 

Rooms at this hotel are located in the main building or the manor, a cottage building and a terrace building. All buildings are smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, a TV and DVD player, a coffeemaker, a lighted magnifying mirror and a hair dryer. 

The on-site dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include free on-site parking and conference/event space. Pets are not permitted.

McCully's Hill Farm Market is about a 20-minute walk away or 4 minutes away by car. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the town centre of Saint Mary's are both about a 5-minute drive away. St. Mary's Golf and Country Club is about 10 minutes away by car. The River Valley Golf & Tube is about a 15-minute drive away, while Stratford Ontario, home of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is about 25 to 30 minutes away by car.

The London International Airport (YXU) is about a 35- to 40-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on October 23, 2013: Free Wi-Fi.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests enjoyed the country setting and the well-maintained grounds surrounding the buildings. A few reviewers added that this property had character and a relaxing ambiance.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

The food served at the on-site restaurant seemed to be enjoyed by most guests and the breakfast service was specifically praised by a few guests.
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The Bad
There were several concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Most of the concerns addressed problems with rooms in the Terrace building. Several guests described the Terrace rooms as small and in need of upgrades. Some reviewers specifically mentioned dated decor, stained carpeting, uncomfortable beds and worn linens.

A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.

A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from an exterior HVAC system.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 83% of 58 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 5 B&Bs and Inns in Saint Mary's, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 31 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 23, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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