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Big Tub Harbour Resort

236 Big Tub Rd, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
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#11 of 12 hotels in Tobermory
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Whether you arrive by land, air or water, Big Tub Harbour Resort is the perfect holiday destination. Discover the wonderful array of activities the resort has to offer. Take one of our kayaks, canoes or paddle boats out to get a closer look at the shipwrecks or perhaps take a short stroll to the historic Big Tub Lighthouse. The natural beauty of our shoreline has been preserved, making it the ideal place to relax with a good book or challenge a friend to a game of horseshoes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Karen L wrote a review Jul. 2021
1 contribution
The staff is absolutely amazing and so kind to all of their guests at the resort! The girl at the front desk is so kind and is very welcoming to all the guests! I think the idea of having kayak rentals on site adds nice touch to the properties lake front view. The rooms are really clean and well fitted to suit a family! Keep up the great work!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Guest Services Team, Owner at Big Tub Harbour Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for this review! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed Big Tub Resort as much as we do. We take great pride in all that we do here - and thank you for choosing to visit us. :)
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Jbroer wrote a review Jul. 2021
Orillia, Canada44 contributions38 helpful votes
Arrived July 19th. Not very friendly check in. The guy at the front desk did nothing to welcome us - seemed like we were more of an interruption. Decks have no privacy screens so odd to sit out w people right beside you. Deck above us noisy when people are walking around. Room not well appointed. Towels are small and thin, limited storage in the bathroom. No hook on the back of the door to hang a wet towel etc. No hair dryer. Needed one so called the front desk 5 times and they don’t answer the phone. Had to send an email which they responded to and was told if I came to the front desk I could pick one up. Went and the girl had no idea what I was talking about - she did hustle though and get one. This morning needed a spoon for our yogurt. The coffee packs have sticks so went to the front desk to ask for a plastic spoon. Same guy as the check in. No ‘good morning - how can I help you’ asked for a plastic spoon which - he said no. Grocery store in town opens in an hour - they will have one. Asked if I could borrow a metal spoon - they have a restaurant on site although currently closed. He said no I could not have a spoon. What the heck? Bad service is bad service. It is nothing to do with Covid Protocols etc. Hotel charges $200 a night. Thought it would of been a welcoming, happy resort with fun options on site. NOPE. And we have 2 more nights here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not well appointed
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Coco wrote a review Jul. 2021
13 contributions
We are family of four, rented 2 transparent tandem kayaks. Being able to see through the bottom was a great way to look at the shipwrecks. $25 /hour and staff gave us the locations of shipwrecks. We could get close to the lighthouse as well.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Guest Services Team, Owner at Big Tub Harbour Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Great to hear you had a good time! It's a really cool experience :) Thanks for choosing Big Tub Resort!
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Ishet A wrote a review Sep. 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
The stay initially was great but during the check-out, we were almost harassed to the point I was in a superheated conversation with one of the staff. The discussion at the check-out time was: In the confirmation email it is mentioned that the check-out time is 11 am. When we checked into the hotel nobody explicitly mentioned (the lady who checked us in was the best) that the check-out time was changed to 10:00 am. So on the day of check out when we went to request a late checkout at 10:10 am (assuming that 11 am was our check-out time) we were told that we are already late in checking-out and we have 20 mins to "get out". After which we hurried without disputing the time change. By 10:30 we were out of the cottage but since we had not had breakfast we were sitting in the back yard ("outside" the cottage which to the lady still meant inside the cottage for some reason) and one of us went inside the cottage to check if the person cleaning the place had found something she was missing. While we were leaving the lady who told us to leave by 10:30 am came and started yelling at us as to why were are still in the cottage. I told her that my friend had gone in to talk to the cleaning staff and not for anything else. And then started talking about why are we even here at 10:45 am when we should have left by 10:30 am. And that is when I started telling her that there was a gap in their communication and she was unnecessarily harassing us. when I pointed that out she said that we should leave immediately and walked off..... I have stayed in BIG tub harbour twice before this time and the rudeness and attitude of this staff amazed me that I might never want to go back to them and neither recommend it to friends here in GTA. I understand the times are different with COVID and all but customer service is customer service if I am paying $2000 for 3 nights I expect some kind of decorum and courtesy.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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DustinSf wrote a review Aug. 2020
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a rare gem amid the hustle and bustle of Tobermory tourism. Staff were genuine, down to earth, and extremely helpful. Tyler actually made our trip and even restored our faith in humanity!! With his genuine customer service. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Services Team, Owner at Big Tub Harbour Resort
Responded Sep. 12, 2020
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for sharing this experience - and for joining us at Big Tub Resort!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Tub Harbour Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Big Tub Harbour Resort?
Nearby attractions include Fathom Five National Marine Park (0.4 km), Big Tub Lighthouse (0.02 km), and The Sweet Shop (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Tub Harbour Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Big Tub Harbour Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Big Tub Harbour Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Big Tub Harbour Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Tub Harbour Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shipwreck Lee's Of Tobermory, Tobermory Brewing Company and Grill, and Crowsnest Pub.
Is Big Tub Harbour Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Tobermory.
Does Big Tub Harbour Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Big Tub Harbour Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.