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Sands on Golden Lake
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All reviewsdining roomalgonquin parkbeautiful viewfew daysget awayottawa valleygreat foodcan't wait to go backcoming backcomfortable bedsbalcony doorrooms are largespent two nightssecond visitgreat weekendwedding weekendfell in love
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

One of the best location we've stayed at. Beautiful view. We stayed at this property for 2 night and just fell in love with this place. Great food menu! Well managed property! We are coming back in October!

Stayed: September 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Recently had dinner here with one of my friends and we struggled finding something we really wanted to eat. We settled due to the lack of menu options. The bruschetta was a big let down and surprisingly small for the price. The server I must say was very friendly. The other let down was that we couldnt even enjoy the view because all the blinds were closed. Disappointing because we came based on reviews and was a bit let down.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Emily-Lilly
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Jeff S, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for your review.
Please allow me to explain our menu offerings.
First, and the most important, is only fresh and seasonal products are offered at the Sands. We feel that a large menu requires us to freeze a lot of our inventory and that is simply not acceptable. With 15 entrée selections, 5 appetizers, 4 entrée salads, 6 desserts and 8 pub menu offerings we feel we have something for everyone. We also change our menu 4 times a year in order to bring in items that are in season and at a reasonable cost.
In response to the view. We draw the blinds only at the customers request. The setting sun, although beautiful, is often in the eyes of our customers making their experience less than perfect.
Please visit us again and give us another chance to impress you!

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

The room was a good size and the view was gorgeous--every room looks out onto the lake and the sunsets are beautiful. Rooms were extremely clean. The restaurant attached had great food, excellent service, beautiful views and was very reasonably priced. We would and will go back to Sands on Golden Lake again.

Room Tip: All rooms have beautiful view. Single Queen bed rooms don't have AC but breeze off lake through sliding glass door was great.
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank wendyburkin
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Jeff S, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

We are pleased to hear that you were happy with your experience at the Sands. Your feedback goes a long way and we appreciate the time you took to write it.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Sands the next time you are in the Ottawa Valley.

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

I could not believe how absolutely lovely and clean the rooms are. And the beds ... fabulous! The best bed I've slept in, in a motel for ages and we do a lot of traveling. The rooms are large and roomy with a fantastic view and deck along the back. We had 2 dbl beds, a sofa, fridge, coffee maker etc. and the bathrooms are large. Lovely landscaping and beach area plus dock. The restaurant has a good menu and also a lovely view and the people are friendly. A must stay at motel if your up that way!

Room Tip: I'm sure any room would be great.
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had very nice stay in this hotel. The room was very clean with a balcony overlooking the beach and golden lake. It was a very peaceful setting. Staff were very nice and friendly. The restaurant was also nice, reasonably priced and convenient. The hotel is about a 1 hr drive to Algonquin park.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Gail G
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