Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection

While recently in Toronto, I had my first visit to Hotel X Toronto, which is a Library Collection Hotel. The Library Collection consists of four properties worldwide including New York, Budapest, Prague and now, Toronto. The Toronto property is fairly new and it was evident in many aspects of the property.

 

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Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The stay got off to a great start with a pleasant greeting by the valet staff. Once the car was taken care of, it was time to check in. The front desk staff were also very warm and considerate. Hotel X Toronto is located a bit out of the city center but convenient nonetheless. There were parts of the hotel’s lobby which I appreciated and others I thought could have fit together better.

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

For the stay, I tried out a Library Club Corner King Studio Room which was sized at approximately 500 square feet. I liked the way the colorful furniture contrasted with the gray-scale used in a majority of the room. As the hotel is new, all of the features were also modern. From the coffee machine, to the outlets, to the TV, everything was high-tech and functioned flawlessly.

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The bathroom was small yet impressive and featured a shower stall without a bathtub. The toiletries offered were of high quality. I overheard other guests in the elevator speaking about the strong water pressure in the showers, let’s just say that you can really enjoy the shower head’s massage setting!

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

As you can tell by the name, the room included Library Club Lounge access. Hotel X Toronto’s Library Club Lounge offers a continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres with alcoholic beverages. The Library Club Lounge is spacious and comfortable, a great place to relax or get work done. Overall, the selection of food was quite good during the day but the alcoholic beverage selection was a bit modest. As the hotel was new, some of the lounge employees might require a bit more training. Overall, I enjoyed the lounge.

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Besides the rooms, one of the best features of Hotel X Toronto is its sport facilities. They include a sprawling fitness center, tennis courts, squash courts and more! I was told there were steam rooms also but they weren’t operational during my visit. Regardless, I absolutely loved the gym!

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto also has a fantastic rooftop pool and sky bar. The views from the Falcon SkyBar offers breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline!

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

As far as the property is concerned, Hotel X Toronto scores well. Even though a majority of the service was satisfactory, there were a few slight kinks that needed to be worked out, I’m sure this will come with time. My favorite features of Hotel X Toronto were the Falcon SkyBar, rooftop pool, Library Club Rooms and the giant fitness center. All in all, Hotel X Toronto has a lot to offer and is definitely a great hotel in Toronto, I would be happy to visit again. Happy travels!

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While recently in Toronto, I had my first visit to Hotel X Toronto, which is a Library Collection Hotel. The Library Collection consists of four properties worldwide including New York, Budapest, Prague and now, Toronto. The Toronto property is fairly new and it was evident in many aspects of the…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.1
Value - 7.8
Feng Shui - 8.1
Convenience - 8
Service - 7.7

7.9

Nice!

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Hotel X Toronto

Hotel

111 Princes’ Boulevard Enter on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd W &, Newfoundland Rd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada

Phone: +1 647-943-9300

 


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Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Hotel X Toronto Review: Library Hotel Collection Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto

Over the years, I have developed more and more familiarity with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Brand. On my latest trip to Canada, I was lucky enough to stay at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is located just next to the CN Tower, right in the heart of the city. As far as location goes, it’s quite hard to beat!

 

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The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

From the moment I pulled up to the valet, to the moment I checked out, I was treated exceptionally well. After handing over my vehicle and checking in, it was up to the 19th floor to view the room. For this stay I secured a Luxury Deluxe Room with Ritz-Carlton Club Level access. From the moment I opened the door, I felt a sense of luxury. The room’s view was looking out at the CN Tower and surrounding city. The staff were kind enough to leave a tray of chocolates for our arrival, thank you Ritz-Carlton Toronto staff!

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The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

In the bathroom I was pleasantly surprised by a large bathtub, two sinks with a large vanity and separated shower and toilet stalls. I loved the overall style and feel of the bathroom which was very pleasant and bright. Of course you can expect high-quality toiletries as well.

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In the room there was a large closet and sizable coffee and tea station. I liked the massive electric tea kettle in addition to the capsule coffee maker.

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Just one floor up from my room’s floor was The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge. The club lounge was definitely my favorite part of the whole property! The Ritz-Carlton Toronto Club Lounge has a super extensive offering including breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and a fairly extensive food offering in the evening. What was special about this lounge is that alcohol is available from 11:00 AM all the way to late evening. If you like to drink and enjoy the finer things in life, this is the place to go! Throughout the entire stay, all the food and drink were fantastic.

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The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Another feature of the lounge I liked was the amount of sweets always available. They had containers of candy and cookies available all-day. The staff were the cherry on top of the entire Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge experience as they were super pleasant.

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The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Another area where The Ritz-Carlton Toronto excelled was with their fitness and spa facilities. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto has a residence which shares the gym with the hotel. There is tons of equipment so no need to worry about waiting around. When I finished at the gym, I headed over to the changing rooms connected to the spa. This area had a nice design equipped with steam rooms and saunas. Just next to the spa you’ll find a beautiful indoor pool, which has a timeless design.

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

During the stay we had a chance to have a drink at the Ritz Bar next to the lobby as well as a dinner at their TOCA Italian Restaurant. Feel free to read about the TOCA Italian Restaurant in a separate article.

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

All in all, I greatly enjoyed my time at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. The hotel offers a fantastic all-around product and service. The people of The Ritz-Carlton Toronto really make this property what it is, magnificent. At the time of my visit, the property was a bit aged but I heard it will be updated shortly and I can’t wait to revisit after the update takes place! Either before or after the update, I highly recommend you to visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada!

Reserve YOUR room at The Ritz-Carlton now!
Over the years, I have developed more and more familiarity with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Brand. On my latest trip to Canada, I was lucky enough to stay at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is located just next to the CN Tower, right in the heart of the city. As…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 8.6
Feng Shui - 7
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.3

8.7

Lounge life!

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The Ritz-Carlton Toronto

Hotel

181 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 Canada

Phone: +1 (416) 585-2500

 


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The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Review: A Top Luxury Hotel in Toronto Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto

While in Toronto and staying at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, I had a chance to have a dinner at their TOCA Italian Restaurant. TOCA is located just above the Ritz Bar and hotel lobby.

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TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Actually, our evening began with drinks at the Ritz Bar which were both lovely.

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

The interior of TOCA is classier but still slightly casual. The low-light makes for an intimate setting. I personally enjoyed the setting.

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

For the evening we went with the chef’s tasting menu with accompanied wine pairings. Overall, the tasting menu provided a wide variety of dishes to keep your palate guessing. My favorites for the evening were the Salmone Affumicato, Pollo and Lampone for dessert. Along with these great dishes were several pairings of wine. My favorite wine pairing was the Lampone with Brachetto d’Acqui.

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The service was fantastic throughout the evening and for the rest of my stay at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. The dishes I’ve mentioned earlier were the ones that stood out, the rest could use some more attention along with their wine pairings. Overall, and enjoyable evening.

While in Toronto and staying at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, I had a chance to have a dinner at their TOCA Italian Restaurant. TOCA is located just above the Ritz Bar and hotel lobby. Actually, our evening began with drinks at the Ritz Bar which were both lovely. The interior…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 6.7
Value - 6.9
Feng Shui - 8.8
Convenience - 9
Service - 9

8.1

Solid.

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TOCA Toronto

Restaurant

181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada

Phone: +1 416-572-8008

 


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TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

TOCA Italian Restaurant Review Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review

On my most recent trip to Toronto I hunted for a high-end Japanese restaurant to try. After much deliberation, I decided on Miku, located right in the heart downtown Toronto. Miku Toronto recently celebrated its 3 year anniversary with a special Anniversary Kaiseki Tasting Menu along with the option of sake pairing. The menu is made up of 6 courses, including dessert, showing off the restaurant’s best items.

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From the moment we walked in, it was clear it was a very popular restaurant because it was completely full. The dining room is massive and to fill the entire space on a Monday at 6pm was impressive.

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

If I had to choose my favorite dishes of the evening, I would have to pick the beef carpaccio, foie gras, sashimi (specifically the tuna) and of course, the anniversary sushi selection. Out of the entire menu, the beef carpaccio took the crown.

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We of course had to go for the sake pairing with each course. A majority of the sake was fairly smooth and fit well with the food. Along with the food and drink, we had a lovely team taking care of us, clearly showing that Miku offers excellent service.

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All in all the evening at Miku was enjoyable. I appreciated the majority of the food, although there were areas to improve upon when it came to a few of the dishes. At the end of the day, the service, food, drink and atmosphere made for a lovely evening!

On my most recent trip to Toronto I hunted for a high-end Japanese restaurant to try. After much deliberation, I decided on Miku, located right in the heart downtown Toronto. Miku Toronto recently celebrated its 3 year anniversary with a special Anniversary Kaiseki Tasting Menu along with the option of…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7
Value - 7
Feng Shui - 7.1
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 9.5

8

Solid

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Miku Toronto

Restaurant

10 Bay St # 105, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8

Phone: +1(647) 347-7347

 


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Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Miku Restaurant Toronto: Anniversary Kaiseki Menu Review Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review

I must admit that I was quite excited to set foot in another Four Seasons property. My last Four Seasons stay was in Seoul, South Korea, and it was exceptional. This time around it was back to Canada and my second visit to Toronto. I’m a huge Toronto advocate ever since my first visit here last year. It’s such a quaint city and the people are so warm, I’m excited to be back!

 

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My first impressions of Four Seasons Toronto were very positive. The building has a very fresh feeling, modern and beautiful. The hotel is located in Yorkville, one of Toronto’s most luxurious areas. I appreciated the stylish minimal design of the lobby and the way I was greeted by all staff members. We were off to a good start!

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

After a smooth and friendly check in, it was up to the 18th floor to set eyes on my Yorkville Premier Room. The room was spacious at a comfortable 48 square meters or 525 square feet. I fell in love easily with the luxurious style and amenities. The city view was also beautiful at all times of day and night!

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The Four Seasons mattress and bedding were pleasant. The fact that the bed barely moved when my partner did helped with my sleep. The bed was complimented with a chic headboard that had beautiful patterns.

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The bathroom was equally as gorgeous as the rest of the room and featured 2 sinks, a bathtub, shower stall and toilet stall. Beautiful.

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Features that I took note of in this Yorkville Premier Room were the the USB ports next to the bed, bedside tablet, tea selection, and an exceptional turn-down service. The housekeeping staff did a great job tidying up and even left a few gifts including lens cleaner, mouth wash, mat below our toiletries and a wrap to keep all of my cords in order. Thanks Four Seasons Toronto!

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

During our stay we enjoyed both breakfast in the room and at Cafe Boulud. For the room service we went for the Eggs Royale and the Duck Hash. Both were extremely tasty. To accompany this great food we tried their smoothie selections. The room was a great place to enjoy a lovely breakfast with its amazing view of Toronto.

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Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The second breakfast was enjoyed in Cafe Boulud. There you can find a 100% a la carte breakfast. Lots to choose from, great service and an atmosphere that works well both day and night. During our stay we made it a point to have a dinner there as well. From start to finish it was a memorable experience which you can read about in a separate article here.

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Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

On the ninth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto you’ll find the spa and pool. The indoor pool is truly exceptional in its design and reminded me how beautiful the one at Four Seasons Seoul was. Next to the main pool you’ll find a hot tub and a shallow pool for children.

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Connected to the Four Seasons Spa are the relaxation and changing rooms. These rooms are some of the best I’ve been to recently and had a greater offering than much of the competition. These changing rooms were equipped with snacks, tons of self-care products, steam rooms, modern lockers, showers and lots of seating to relax. It was probably my favorite part of the property! If I was living in Toronto, I would definitely be looking into membership. Wink wink.

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Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Just a floor below the pool and spa on the eighth floor, you’ll find the fitness center. I made great use of this gym throughout my stay with its large amount of equipment. Not only did it have dozens of cardio machines, there were also plenty of weight machines and free weights as well. If weightlifting and cardio aren’t for you, then perhaps you should give yoga a try in their beautiful and relaxing yoga room.

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Another Four Seasons Hotel visit, and another fantastic experience. I might be slightly biased because I’m already in love with Toronto, but when push came to shove, The Four Seasons Toronto did an absolutely fantastic job in all aspects of their offering. The food and drink throughout the property were incredible, the gym and relaxation areas were extensive, all of the employees were very friendly, the design was exactly how I like it and the location was super convenient. Four Seasons Toronto is definitely a strong contender for luxury hotels worldwide and possibly Toronto’s top luxury hotel. A must visit!

Reserve YOUR room at the Four Seasons Toronto now!
I must admit that I was quite excited to set foot in another Four Seasons property. My last Four Seasons stay was in Seoul, South Korea, and it was exceptional. This time around it was back to Canada and my second visit to Toronto. I'm a huge Toronto advocate ever…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.3
Value - 9.5
Feng Shui - 10
Convenience - 9.2
Service - 9.4

9.5

Must go!

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Four Seasons Toronto

Hotel

60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4, Canada

Phone: +1 416-964-0411

 


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Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto: Supreme Luxury Hotel Review Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto

I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s because my ancestors were French-Canadian but for some reason every time I’m in Canada, I feel at home. On my most recent trip to Canada, I stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto which you can read about here. During the stay we had the pleasure of dining at Café Boulud which exceeded all of my expectations.

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Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

My very first impression of Café Boulud was positive. The interior felt relaxed and welcoming but also very chic and stylish. I love the way they blended the old style with the new. Our server was a gracious host for the evening.

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Café Boulud Review: All-Around Amazing in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

There were tons of items on the menu that caught my eye but after much deliberation, I put together a short-list to order. My favorites of the meal were the house made pork sausage, the beef tartare, rotisserie chicken, duck leg, kale salad and the amazing dessert! Out of everything, the item that left the best impression was the duck! It reminded me of crispy pork belly as it had a perfectly crispy outside and a soft and juicy inside. The meat was so succulent and juicy, but the skin was my favorite part!

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The chicken was cooked in a very special rotisserie shipped in from France. As the meat cooks, the juices drip-down onto the vegetables below. I even got to take a look in the kitchen to see this impressive machine!

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To finish off the evening I ordered the Grapefruit Givre which also knocked my socks off with so many flavors and textures combined into one lovely dessert. There was cotton candy on top, a crispy shell below and sorbet with jelly inside.

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I had no idea what to expect when I entered Café Boulud inside of Four Seasons Toronto, but at the end, I was incredibly impressed! They didn’t miss a beat throughout the evening. Without a doubt I can highly recommend you to visit Café Boulud in Toronto. Try the duck leg!

I'm not sure why, perhaps it's because my ancestors were French-Canadian but for some reason every time I'm in Canada, I feel at home. On my most recent trip to Canada, I stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto which you can read about here. During the stay we…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 8.5

9.1

Delicious!

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Café Boulud Toronto

Restaurant

60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4, Canada

Phone: +1 416-963-6000

 

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto

When it came to my recent stay at the Hilton in downtown Toronto, I must admit that my favorite part of the entire experience was dinner at their Tundra restaurant. At first glance, the Tundra restaurant appears to be a typical hotel lobby restaurant. However, in reality it is far from typical, and actually a high-end gourmet eatery. I must say that after speaking with the chef, I became very impressed with how they operate.

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

I was fortunate enough to try their latest menu before it was released to the public. I started with the mussel salad. This was a dish that just me in the right mood. It had a smoked onion soubise which had a very exquisite flavor. All was complemented with a beautiful riesling from the Niagara area. Fantastically refreshing.

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

This may come as a shocker to many of you, but I must admit that this was the first time I’ve ever tried bone marrow. From the first bite, I fell in love. It had all of the flavors I adore. It was served with a parsley caper salad which was nice and salty, a triple crunch mustard alongside a few pieces of toast. I truly couldn’t get enough and would return simply for this dish!

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

The third course was a roasted duck breast and house made wild rabbit sausage. This was served alongside turnip, radishes, grapes and braised celery. The favorite for me in this dish was the homemade sausage. I did appreciate the beautiful presentation with all of the colors as well.

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Of course, to finish off such a grand meal, needed a grand dessert. Lucky for me, the chef had a beautifully presented dessert ready to go. It was a chocolate ganache accompanied, pistachio ice cream along with red jelly. It just looked beautiful, my favorite part was the ice cream.

Tundra Restaurant Review: Canadian Cuisine in Toronto Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

You can really feel the love at the Tundra restaurant inside of the Toronto Hilton hotel. They go the extra mile whether their ingredients, service or just amazing food. Our server George took wonderful care of us and I really appreciate his efforts. Nothing better than amazing food and a smiling staff! It was a fantastic evening and I can highly recommend that you eat at Tundra in downtown Toronto!

When it came to my recent stay at the Hilton in downtown Toronto, I must admit that my favorite part of the entire experience was dinner at their Tundra restaurant. At first glance, the Tundra restaurant appears to be a typical hotel lobby restaurant. However, in reality it is far…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.7
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 7.2
Convenience - 8.8
Service - 9.5

8.4

Superb!

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Tundra Restaurant Toronto

Restaurant

Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2, Canada

Phone: +1 416-860-6800

 


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Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada)

There was an Italian restaurant in Toronto that I simply had to try. It kept coming up in the top restaurant lists of Toronto, the name is Nota Bene. When I arrived, the restaurant was completely full and stayed that way until 11pm. Off to a great start!

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

The chef prepared a tasting menu where all dishes were a complete surprise to me. The evening started off with a tray of amuse bouches. All looked divine, my favorite were the oysters.

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

I must mention Adley, who was the server that took care of me for the evening. He was fantastic and an excellent dinner host! Back to the meal, the next notable dish was the ceviche. This was not a typical ceviche because it had pieces of coconut in it. The coconut put a spin on a classic dish.

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

I was told that their ravioli is all made by hand. The producer makes it for all of the high-end restaurants in Toronto. The filling was slightly dry but the pasta itself was perfect.

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

The final course was venison and was superb. Not gamey at all! It was cooked to perfection, as you can see. The venison’s little friend, a crispy potato, was also delicious. The dish reminded me of a Thanksgiving meal and warmed my mind, body and soul.

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

Up next were the desserts. First was a citrus sorbet that served to cleanse my palate. Very refreshing. The finisher was a chocolate lava cake. This was one of the moistest chocolate cakes ever. They served with a nice port wine and it was definitely a match made heaven. The best wine of the evening!

Nota Bene Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

I couldn’t resist ordering a final cocktail at the end. Pro Tip: order a “Doctor’s Orders.”

Nota Bene in downtown Toronto offers a very quality product. The staff clearly love what they do and it showed in the service and food. This is one of the major differences between good and great restaurants. I must say that I enjoyed myself and I’m sure that you will too, when you visit Nota Bene in Toronto!

There was an Italian restaurant in Toronto that I simply had to try. It kept coming up in the top restaurant lists of Toronto, the name is Nota Bene. When I arrived, the restaurant was completely full and stayed that way until 11pm. Off to a great start! The chef…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.2
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 8.8
Convenience - 8
Service - 9.6

8.3

Wow!

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Nota Bene Toronto

Restaurant

180 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X3, Canada

Phone: +1 416 977 6400

 

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto’s Historic Luxury

My favorite hotel during my recent trip to Toronto has to be the Fairmont Royal York located just across from union station. The hotel is right in the middle of the action. The Royal York is actually full of history and first opened in 1929. Definitely a landmark in Toronto!
 

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As soon as you enter the lobby, you get that classic luxury style that always stands the test of time. What a wonderful personality.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

After I valeted my car and checked-in, it was up to the 10th floor to see the room. The room was medium sized and had lots of quality components. The bedding was super comfortable! The bathroom had a marble counter top and was very bright. The hotel welcomed me with a few gifts! I liked the tower of desserts, cheese, berries and meat. I was hungry so I gobbled it all up, oops.

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I had a beautiful corner room with an amazing view. From the window, I could look across and see the train station and out of the other window, I could see the CN Tower.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

During my time at the Fairmount, I ordered room service. Their bison burger was heavenly. Not only did it look good, but it had a great taste. Another night I went for their chicken wings. Overall, the room service was great and very timely. I managed to eat dinner at their EPIC restaurant as well, but you’ll have to read about that in a separate article.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

A great feature that I truly appreciated about the hotel were the gym and pool areas. The pool was incredible. The design and colors went together flawlessly. The gym had all of the equipment I needed to stay fit during my stay. I must mention their steam room! It was great and always nice and hot. Definitely one of my favorite places to be.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

The Fairmont clearly took pride in offering a quality breakfast. I’d highly recommend breakfast in their EPIC restaurant, but you can also visit their Gold Lounge. The buffet had everything that I wanted, and it all tasted fantastic. The EPIC restaurant staff were always friendly and very kind.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Like most high-end hotels, the Fairmont has a club lounge along with special club rooms. It’s known as Fairmont Gold and includes extra privileges such as an exclusive breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and much more. Their Fairmont Gold lounge is gorgeous!

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

What really set the Fairmont Royal York hotel apart from others in the city was the service. The attention to detail was a step above. They must have a thorough hiring process because all of the employees at the hotel were wonderful. Very willing to help and always there when I needed them. It’s also important to remember that this is a huge property with tons of food and beverage options. If you want a truly luxurious experience, then I would highly recommend you visit the Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto!

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My favorite hotel during my recent trip to Toronto has to be the Fairmont Royal York located just across from union station. The hotel is right in the middle of the action. The Royal York is actually full of history and first opened in 1929. Definitely a landmark in Toronto!…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 9.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.5

9.4

Amazing!

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Fairmont Royal York

Hotel

100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada

Phone: +1 416-368-2511

 


Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Review: Toronto's Historic Luxury Blog Canada Hotels North America Toronto

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada)

While staying at the Fairmont Royal York hotel, I definitely wanted to try a dinner at their EPIC restaurant. This is also where they have their daily breakfast and a great bar.

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It’s just beside the hotel lobby and I must say I really liked the bar design.

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Bars Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

After finishing up some hors d’oeuvres upstairs at the Fairmont Gold lounge, I came down to experience a meal. I kept seeing advertisements for their cocktails from the EPIC bar, so I definitely wanted to try one. I went with an Apple Manhattan which came with a cinnamon stick. This blew me away! Definitely worth a try.

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Bars Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

 

For food, I started out with an order of scallops. The scallops were served alongside brussels sprouts. I must say that this was a fantastic way to start the meal and I really enjoyed this dish. The scallops were cooked to perfection and just mouthwatering.

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Bars Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Bars Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

For the main course, I went with the 16oz bone-in ribeye! The steak was a work of art. You can see that it was cooked perfectly. When I order a steak, I don’t usually consider what’s coming with it. However, the vegetables that accompanied the steak were splendid! Some of the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had. Every single bite of this meal was just fantastic.

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Bars Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

EPIC Restaurant Review (Toronto, Canada) Bars Blog Canada Food North America Toronto

The staff were kind enough to offer some glorious ice wine from the Niagara region of Canada. They also sent over macaroons that were a nice touch to finish off the meal. It was then all over, and I must say that everything was great. I’d like to return as soon as possible to try more of their amazing food. If you’re in Toronto, I would highly recommend that you try a meal at the EPIC restaurant inside the Fairmont Royal York hotel.

While staying at the Fairmont Royal York hotel, I definitely wanted to try a dinner at their EPIC restaurant. This is also where they have their daily breakfast and a great bar. It's just beside the hotel lobby and I must say I really liked the bar design. After finishing…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.4
Value - 8.3
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 9.3

8.8

Tasty!

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EPIC Toronto

Restaurant and Bar

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada

Phone: +1 (416) 860-6949