It’s easy to say that not everyone has the same idea of what a five-star hotel should be.
Some want jewels hanging from their tray of freshly picked fruit and others just want a business centre & gymnasium.
Thanks to Stuba, here is the list of the top 5 luxury properties in Toronto that surpasses expectation.
1. THE RITZ – CARLTON
Excellent location, attention to service and you are still at the front door of the property. The reviews are there for all to see and with a chart topping 4.9 out of 5, The Ritz-Carlton ticks all the boxes for the luxury traveller.
The stunning design presents 263 guest rooms and suites while boasting views over Lake Ontario. Ready for a unique dining experience and want some Italian? TOCA is on site and the Gnocchi dish is the perfect starter. There is even a Cheese Cave at the hotel. Heaven help me.
Need a break from shopping? Spa My Blend by Clarins specialises in providing massages from around the world including facials and a unique analysis to match products for your skin type.
Guests absolutely love the 400 plus pieces of original Canadian Art that were commissioned for the hotel. Each unique piece tells a story and makes you feel like you are part of a museum.
2. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
Toronto is the city where the Four Seasons was founded hence this property is the flagship property. With impressive reviews, the Cloud Nine in the Spa boasts an outdoor terrace and pool, making it the most inviting property in the heart of town
The 259 rooms at the hotel showcase the latest decor and are large in size compared to many in the area. Kids are welcome at the hotel and you see this in the lobby with the cool vending machines that disperse lollies. Ok…it’s for the big kids too.
Did we mention that you can actually check in with your pooch? How ultra modern is that?
3. THE HAZELTON HOTEL
Glamour, luxury, intimate and iconic are just a few words that best describe The Hazelton Hotel. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this exquisite property is big on offering exceptional babysitting/child services so that the adults can go out and have a great night out.
With only 77 rooms, service reaches a new height and you experience true exclusivity right from the beginning. Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan offers guests a sophisticated dining awareness that you must book in advance, at the ONE restaurant.
Reviews show the service is impeccable and the meals are just fantastic with a 5 out of 5.
The lobby offers a generous lounge area and the rooms are much bigger than you would expect. Definitely check out the Hazelton Suite as you will want to call this place home, and yes, this place allows pets too but you need to check as charges may apply.
If you are looking for something very different for your luxury clients, then jump on Stuba and check out the rates.
4. WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL
With almost every review mentioning that this place hosts the best high tea in town, this beautifully nestled property sure knows how to lure guests in. Could this be due to the original fireplace as the stand out feature?
Elegant and delicious, The Windsor Arms Hotel is the perfect example of English tradition done well, uniquely fusing the historic with the modern. Built in 1927, the architecture highlights the neo-gothic time period that still today shows the magic of that time.
There are only 28 luxurious suites and all are fitted with the latest entertainment systems and modern amenities. Another main feature is The Spa which has a salt water pool and massage rooms with a large terrace that offers panoramic views of the city.
You can not go past the dining options. Courtyard Cafe and the incredible Living Room is a sight to be seen. The decor is opulent and you are sure to see a few A-Listers sitting around. (Michael Bublé is that you?)
5. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL
Even the locals rave about the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. This comes down to the location, the service and the facilities.
202 rooms and suites, 1 restaurant, 1 bar and 1 lobby lounge plus you are in the center of town with the shopping district just a few steps away. The property has a reputation of excellence with rich, wooden fixtures found in the rooms and an elegant marble bathroom that screams opulence.
As for dining, the stylish Bosk offers guests an ultra modern Asian inspired cuisine. This award winning restaurant is classy and offers an alfresco experience.
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