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"Luxurious boutique hotel albeit a couple of niggles"
On the positive, The Ivy is a lovely, tiny (it only has 4 rooms) boutique hotel in Toronto. The room we had was luxurious and huge, as was the bathroom and bed! The bathroom had a separate shower and bath and the toilet was in a separate cubicle within the bathroom. There was a range of three bath salts to choose from! However, we found the breakfast to be a little hit and miss given we ordered practically the same things on both days but the quantities varied between the two days. Also it would have been nice if someone had knocked on the door to let us know breakfast had been served (this would be common practice in the UK) so on the first day it took us 5-10 mins to realise the tray had been delivered by which time my hot water wasn't quite so hot. When we did realise breakfast was there we found that there were no cups or milk. When we phoned reception we were advised there would be some in the lounge which no-one had told us about :-( Whilst we found the hotel to be close enough to many attractions (we walked to most places) and only 5 mins from a metro station we did feel it was a little out of the way and not the most salubrious district. Given that The Ivy is within a ladies-only club and, as I was with my husband, we didn't use any of the other hotel facilities as they weren't available to him however, we were aware of this when we booked. Overall, it is a lovely hotel and feels very opulent once you are in the building itself. The staff were lovely and it was a good start to our first trip to Canada.
Great hotel, a nice surprise actually. Great location, easy to walk to main attractions in the city. The hotel is really unusally situated in an office building. The rooms are large and most likely recently furnished. Service was really good. Only downside is that some of what they offer, like gym, is women only.
"Hidden Gem in Toronto!"
This hotel is amazing! Concierge are very helpful and informative. Room 4 was very large, beautifully decorated with a balcony over looking the courtyard. Lovely bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and heated floor. Three types of scented bath salts are available for your bathing pleasure! An honour bar is available with red and white wine and a selection of spirits. Continental breakfast, including in house freshly baked croissants is left outside your door at 8am. Dinner is highly recommended at the award winning George Restaurant! I give this hotel 10 out of 10! Can't wait to go back!
"Huge rooms and the bath salts were a treat "
The decor would probably be more to the taste of a female audience but this is a hotel in a Ladies club. The rooms were huge and opulent though with an incredibly comfortable bed and huge bath comfortably big enough for a couple. Location was very near everything downtown too.
I found the Ivy on hotels.com. Thought it sounded unique and it is! Four gorgeously and differently appointed rooms. Huge bathroom with rain shower and deep soaking tub, including in-house-made, complimentary bath salts - a nice touch after a long day of walking. There is an honor bar with white wine, liquors, and soft drinks. Also tea bags and instant coffee. Continental breakfast is included and it is quite ample - yogurt/granola, boiled egg, croissant or muffin, juices, and coffee/cream. Really nice. The only difficulty that I encountered was a previously unannounced electricity outage one night from 10pm to 4am the following morning. WEIRD. A letter left in my room. No explanation. Battery lantern and flashlight provided. The building is in a sort of run-down block of Queen St just a bit east of the better parts of Queen St West. But I did not feel unsafe. There is a great women's clothing store a few doors down. Don't miss it! And an excellent antiques store in the the next block east. Plenty of good restaurants a block or two away as well as the upscale George attached. Lovely subterranean swimming pool and hot tub. And a spa.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM