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Cavendish Gateway Resort

6.2 | Fair
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Friendly staff and near Cavendish Beaches, but some concerns with worn furniture

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's location was described as close to the beach and Green Gables by several guests
  • Some lodgers found the hotel's rates to be reasonable and affordable
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with their rooms, citing worn decor and furniture
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a couple of reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 1, 2013
Overview
Located about a 7-minute drive from Cavendish Beaches on Highway 13, the Clarion Collection Cavendish Gateway Resort is suited for travellers exploring the area or passing through, who require a hotel with easy highway access near the beach.

This hotel has 55 air-conditioned guest rooms and cottages, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Most rooms offer a mini-fridge. Standard rooms offer two double beds, while rooms with two queen beds and a kitchenette are also available. Honeymoon suites offer a jetted tub, and two and three-bedroom cottages are also offered.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, tennis courts, a business centre, meeting and banquet space, and free parking. The hotel is wheelchair accessible, and pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet per stay. The on-site dining rooms serves breakfast daily (for an additional charge), and other restaurants nearby include Piper's and Blue Winds Tea Room, which can both be found within a 15-minute drive south of the hotel.

Green Gables Heritage Place is about a 4-minute drive north of the Cavendish Gateway Resort, while Sandspit Amusement Park is a 6-minute drive northwest. Forest Hill Golf Course can be found 8 minutes away by car, and shopping is available at Cavendish Shopping Centre (approximately a 4-minute drive northward). Downtown Charlottetown and Charlottetown Airport (YYG) are about a 30-minute drive southeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on January 30, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets are permitted for $10/pet per stay.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's staff, location, and value.

Several guests were pleased with the customer service they received at the hotel. They characterized the staff as accommodating and friendly, and one reviewer remarked, "The owner seems to be really on top of customer service".

The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers. They described it as close to Green Gables, the town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Beaches. It was also mentioned that the location was picturesque and quiet.

Some lodgers found the hotel to provide good value and described the prices as reasonable and affordable.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints among them about the hotel's rooms and noise transfer.

Some guests were disappointed with the accommodations provided at this hotel. Various reports described the rooms as having worn decor and furniture, poor TV reception, a leaky shower head and musty odours.

A couple of reviewers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported being able to hear other guests walking overhead each morning, in part they thought, to the hardwood flooring in the rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 8 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 30, 2013 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.
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Map Marker Cavendish Gateway Resort
6596 Route 13, Mayfield, PE