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Prestwood Cottages

6.0 | Fair
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On Otonabee River, good staff, cottages with kitchens, limited swimming, no Internet 

Pros
  • Free parking
  • Guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The cottages were described as clean and well equipped
Cons
  • Some guests reported a lack of swimming and privacy
  • Dated decor and poor water pressure were reported
Freebies
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 7, 2014
Overview
Located on the Otonabee River and about a 2-minute drive from Highway 28, Prestwood Cottages are suitable for travellers who prefer pet-friendly and self-contained waterfront cottages with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the property's two-bedroom cottages comes equipped with a patio, a full kitchen, a dining area, a living room with a sofabed, a fan, a radio and a lake view. The cottages are not wheelchair accessible.

Please note that there is no Internet access.

Property amenities include BBQ facilities, a playground, boat rentals, free use of paddleboats, kayaks and canoes and free parking. Pets are permitted upon request free of charge.

Lakefield Foodland and Selwyn's city centre are both about a 10-minute drive away, while Katchiwano Golf & Country Club can be found 7 minutes away by car. Peterborough Municipal Airport (YPQ) is roughly a 32-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There weren't many online reviews available for this hotel at the time this editorial was written, however, of those sourced, guests showed positive responses towards the hotel's staff, cottages and location.

Guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, approachable, helpful and polite.

The hotel's cottages were enjoyed by reviewers. They described them as clean, well equipped, quiet and well maintained, with great lake views. Lodgers had a few complaints about their accommodations, however (see below).

Lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the lake, canoeing, fishing and other water sports. A few travellers criticized the hotel's location, however (see below).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there weren't many reviews available online at the time this editorial was written. Of those consulted, however, guests showed negative responses towards the hotel's location and rooms.

Although lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the lake and water sports, a few reviewers criticized the hotel's location. They reported no swimming available on the property and also mentioned the cottages were spaced close together, creating a lack of privacy. One patron noted, "There is no swimming at this lake as very weedy and algae so description of beach may be misleading to those with children. close to town and could hear traffic and sirens so loses its 'cottage appeal'".

While some travellers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped cottages, a couple of guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported worn decor and bathrooms as well as poor water pressure in the showers.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 6 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 7 specialty lodging in Lakefield with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 31, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Map Marker Prestwood Cottages
35 Lake Edge Road, Selwyn, ON