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“An Algonquin Park Classic”
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Killarney Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We loved our comfortable little half-log cabin amidst tall trees, with its own verandah and our own canoe dock with canoe right in front.

The dining (lunch, dinner and breakfast) was superb, and the waitstaff all treated us with old-fashioned, understated Ottawa Valley courtesy and friendliness. The main lodge and lounge are in separate log buildings, with wifi service discretely hidden away in yet another, separate cabin. Hence, we spent much time reading real books, offline.

One of us enjoyed two paddles around a nearby, magical island on Lake of Two Rivers where the lodge is located - see photos.

The whole place gave both of us the feeling of being back at summer camp, but with much better food!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Eric-Poppy, Owner at Killarney Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for saying that you were treated with "understated courtesy and friendliness" ... that's how our staff all are!
You know the average person has worked here for 15-20 years ... with two over 35 years!!

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My husband brought me here 5 years ago for my birthday. Asked if I could choose any place in the world for this birthday.....I chose Killarney Lodge in wonderful Algonquin Provincial Park. Meals are included in the price and are fabulous. Several choices for each meal and the menu changes daily.

Staff are very warm and welcoming: after 3 days, you feel like friends. They will go out of their way to accommodate you and make you comfortable.

The cabins are all right on the lake with a porch, and your own canoe. The cabins are comfortable, homey and separated by trees and shrubbery from each other lending a sense of privacy.

There are great hiking trails and numerous lakes nearby; or you can just relax at your cabin and enjoy the scenery.

In the dark, quiet nights (no TV, radio....no noise!), you can hear the loons calling. Really, heaven!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Linda C
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Poppy-Eric, Owner at Killarney Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

"after 3 days, you feel like friends" ... what a lovely way to put it! But it's true ... all of us at the Lodge end up feeling that way about our guests too. That's why we all like working here so much :) :)
Thank you so much for your comments.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Good communication and responses via email prior to booking. Initially reserved a duplex with a request to upgrade to the msin lske if possible, we were delighted when we arrived and had been allocated our request, even better was the complimentary upgrade to twin bedrooms as this gave much more space... thank you.
Unfortunately and no fault of the owners there was a lot of road noise due to contruction of road improvements, when discussed this the staff they offered to move us into the duplex at a quieter part of the lake. We decided to stay in the larger cabins for more privacy but go out during the day.
Meals are very nice and certainly large, if travelling from the u.k. they are not what we describe as fine dining more homely and wholesome.
I felt that security of personal belongings to be an issues there are no safe lockers and only basic style entrance door locks. Whilst I am sure nobody has isues with person security the past does not reflect the future and this could be an area to be considered needing review.
Overall a pleasant break. I personally would prefer not to have tipping discussed during check in.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Paul R
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Poppy-Eric, Owner at Killarney Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for complimenting us on our pre-booking communication. We do pride ourselves on trying to respond promptly and completely :)

While we appreciate your comments about security of personal belongings, we sincerely believe that it is a non issue. In the 34 years that I have been here we have NEVER had an incident of a guest's property going missing. In fact we leave many of our own buildings unlocked 24/7 ... and numerous guests never bother locking their cabins either ;)

Finally, the reason we briefly mention at check-in how staff gratuities work at the Lodge (a pooling system) is so that guests do NOT worry about leaving tips at meals nor in their cabins. Most guests seem to appreciate being informed of this on arrival.
Thanks again for your comments.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well kept and clean cabin facing the lake with a comfortable bed. We had our own small dock and canoe. The food was excellent! Everything is delicious and the desserts were outstanding - everything from the cookies in the takeout lunch to the outstanding pecan pie. It was hard to select from the options as they all were very good. Recommend this location for a relaxing nature getaway. It seems pricey but there are no added fees once you pay the rate - all high quality meals, snacks and amenities are included.

Room Tip: Book early and get a cabin on the shore away from Highway 60.
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Poppy-Eric, Owner at Killarney Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks for pointing out that, while seeming pricey, there are "no added fees" ... that the one rate covers everything.
Sometimes we find that people forget this when comparing our rates to other options.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a fabulous experience at the Killarney Lodge in Ontario's Algonquin Park. In some ways you are going back to a simpler and much less stressful past. Not to mention a well-fed, unpretentious, comfortable past. Killarney Lodge is an extended cluster of cabins perched on the edge of a lake, centring on a restaurant that serves high-quality meals of a fairly traditional kind. We just wanted to relax, which was easy, amble around, watch the canoeists, count the ducks, avoid TV. All these things are possible. NO TV in the rooms, one small post for internet, no complications. Highly recommended. One extra point -- you can smoke OUTSIDE, not inside.

Room Tip: Dog fanciers have their own sector, closer to the highway. locating relatively close to the office/r...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Poppy-Eric, Owner at Killarney Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

We loved your use of the word "unpretentious" to describe the Lodge. We like to think that's what we are.
Thank you for all your kind comments and for recommending us highly :)

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Additional Information about Killarney Lodge

Address: 33 Highway 60 Km | Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario P1H 2G9, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Algonquin Provincial Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Algonquin Provincial Park
Price Range: €450 - €921 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Killarney Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge is located right inside Algonquin Park on a private peninsula on Lake of Two Rivers. We offer individual lakeside cabins, your own canoe, fine country dining and friendly personal service. Our central location in the Park provides a convenient way to explore and enjoy this lovely wilderness area in comfort and at your own pace. Walk or hike, canoe or bike ... There's so much to do. The spectacular Park Visitor Centre, the instructive Logging Museum and the stunning Algonquin Park Art Centre are each only minutes away. Attend one of the many interesting programs offered by Park naturalists, or let our knowledgeable staff here at the Lodge help plan an enjoyable day trip for you! Come join us ... In the heart of Algonquin Park. Eric & Poppy and all of us here at Killarney Lodge. (Pets accepted in limited number of cabins only - please enquire) ... more   less 
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Killarney Hotel Algonquin Park

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