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Bala-Hy Motel

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169-3017 Muskoka Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0 Canada
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Family friendly motel and cottages with beautiful private, sandy beach within a short walk to downtown Bala. Special family vacation packages!!
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Free parking
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McCaw C wrote a review Sep. 2018
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We came not expecting anything luxurious, we knew it would be basic, but..... the room was not very clean. Had to clean the shower to use it. Shower curtain should have been replaced years ago. There were small dead bugs inbedded into the blanket on the bed. Everything was very dated. I would never stay here again or recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Phil D wrote a review Aug. 2018
Hamilton79 contributions50 helpful votes
Needed somewhere to stay while going to see The Sheepdogs at The Kee to Bala and this is really the only place in town. First off, yes it is a motel, don’t expect anymore. Rooms are small, bathroom even smaller but it did have clean sheets, towels, and a mini fridge. The other key fact is it is only a 5 minute walk to the Kee, and it is reasonably priced. The host Allison is super friendly and helpful. The reason for the low rating is that it simply is an old and dated motel, not a 3 or 4 star hotel, but it is great for a night in Bala!!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah P wrote a review Jul. 2018
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No frills, but everything you need! We stayed in the apartment. It was roomy, clean, and comfortable. Unit was air conditioned. Kitchen was fully stocked with the essential items for a longer stay. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Very short walk into town.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gleebug wrote a review Nov. 2017
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Bala-Hy ... Art speaking Quaint, quirky and absolutely beautiful. Dated, but clean. The most gorgeous 10+ acres right on the water. There is a reason the same families have been renting their waterfront cottages for 25yrs.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gordon F, Owner at Bala-Hy Motel
Responded Mar. 17, 2018
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. We have updated the place including: Satellite TV, free Internet, redesigned some of the rooms, and have done major renovations on the cottages. We hope we can serve you again in the future.
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Greg R wrote a review Oct. 2017
Toronto, Canada74 contributions66 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights over 🇨🇦 Thanksgiving weekend this year, while in town for the Blue Rodeo show. It's what you'd expect from a 1960's motel. It is clean and the staff are great, including Herb, the proprietor, and Alison, the front desk person. Both lovely. The rooms are very basic, but did I mention clean? We will stay here again, because it is easy walking distance from The Kee to Bala, an amazing quintessential Canadian dance hall which is now a concert venue. The motel has a garden centre as part of the property, plus three cottages on Long Lake, but we stayed in the two bedroom apartment above the office. The double bed (in one bedroom, the second bedroom has two twins) is firm, and very comfortable. There is a small kitchen in this room, complete with stove/oven and microwave, plus fridge. There is a window-mounted ac, which we did not use given we were there In October. A comfy couch and love seat, plus small tv with satellite reception in the living room. All in all, a decent place provided you're not expecting a 5 star resort. As I say, we will return.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gordon F, Owner at Bala-Hy Motel
Responded Mar. 17, 2018
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. We have updated the place including: free Internet, redesigned some of the rooms, and have done major renovations on the cottages. We hope we can serve you again in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bala-Hy Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bala-Hy Motel?
Nearby attractions include Chippewa III (6.0 km), Wahta Station (0.5 km), and Iroquois Artisans (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bala-Hy Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Bala-Hy Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bala-Hy Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef Henrie Bistro & Cafe, Bass Lake Roadhouse, and Pie.
Are pets allowed at Bala-Hy Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.