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Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto and Spa Hotel 4 star
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The four-star Cosmopolitan is situated in a prime busy location right in the heart of the city centre and although it doesn't have much in terms of facilities, it is a good option for guests who like to feel independent and who like staying somewhere with a private atmosphere. The accommodation comprises of apartment-rooms only, meaning that the rooms are spacious and have a residential feel similar to that of a serviced apartment block. The Cosmopolitan is part of the same group as The Pantages, which is close to the Financial District (Yonge and Dundas).

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      Cosmopolitan   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto and Spa

      Cosmopolitan   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 8.33 /10

    The hotel is located on a quiet street, Colbourne, in the middle of the busy Downtown District (between Yonge and Church street). In the area there are lots of things to do within walking distance, but this is best-suited to guests staying in Toronto for business as there isn't much of a withdrawn holiday atmosphere.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The hotel's 79 rooms are all suite apartments and there are four categories: Zen, Lotus, Tranquiilty and the Designer Penthouse, which is worth a look-in if you have the budget and you are looking for something with that wow-factor. The two bedroom duplex has an upper terrace with great views over the surrounding district. Stylishly decorated, the penthouse is perfect if you're not going to be spending a long time in the area or if you want something roomier than a suite.

    The suites are also spacious and well-appointed. The lead-in category starts at 365 square feet to 1,450 square feet for the Penthouse. They all have a balcony, which is handy if you are a smoker. The main advantage of staying at the Cosmopolitan is that every room is a fully-equipped apartment, which is great if you want to feel at home away from home. The starting category, the Zen Suite, has a kitchenette complete with hob, fridge and some even have a washer/dryer for long-term stays. All suites have warm hardwood floors, high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, a fitted kitchen, a flat-screen television, CD player, mini-bar, hairdryer, plush bathrobes and yoga mats. The yoga mats help to reinforce the hotel's 'zen' aspect, along with a small water feature, or 'soothing energy fountains' in each suite up from the lead-in category, an air-purifier and a dedicated meditation channel. The Lotus suites have two balconies - a Juliet balcony and a private balcony, which is great for a spot of sunbathing in the summer. They also have full kitchens with washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    The hotel, which opened in 2005, is easily missed among the busy parade of buildings it is nestled in. The long and narrow lobby leads to the hotel bar, the Eight Bar. Upstairs you will find the rooms and on the fourth floor, the mezzanine floor, is the Shizen Spa. The spa is the highlight of the hotel. It has six treatment rooms arranged around an atrium. The French brand of products, Guinot, is used for all treatments. The wooden floors and the running water features add a touch of zen to the otherwise busy neighbourhood. Despite the corporate feel of the hotel, a good job has been made in the spa to make guests feel just like they're stepping into a place in Thailand. The warm varnished pine wood floors and the sunk in Jacuzzi tub on a raised platform are very appealing indeed!

    Because this is more of a corporate hotel, you won't really find any families here and there aren't any facilities for children, but the hotel doesn't forbid them. Otherwise, in terms of other facilities there is also a small gym that is open 24 hours and is complimentary for guests to use.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    The Eight Bar is the only area serving food and beverages at the hotel - it doubles up as a bar and restaurant according to the different timings and days. Mondays is DJ night, Friday at 5:00pm is Happy Hour, where a selection of about 10 wines are served at 1CAN/ounce.

    Otherwise, there is an area that is sectioned off for the restaurant, which is where a continental breakfast is served from 7:00am-10:00am and from 5:00pm daily, dinner is served here. Room service is available from 5:00pm until 11:00pm. There is no room service in the morning. This area is pleasant enough in the evenings, but as it has no windows, there is very little natural light, so it's not the most pleasant of places to have breakfast, but it does the job. The food served here is mainly Italian.

    There is no room service.

    To know

    There are no twins or fold-out beds here at The Cosmopolitan. There is wireless internet access throughout the hotel but it is free only in the lobby area - there is a 12.99 CAD charge for Wi-Fi access in the rooms.

    It's good to remember that the hotel's restaurant/bar, is often booked by guests for private functions, so make sure you check on its availability when you plan on eating in.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, massage, spa, keep fit, beauty salon, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness, sports, mountain bike

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The roomy suites.
    • The private atmosphere of the hotel.
    • The soothing Shizen Spa.

    disadvantages

    • Lacks atmosphere.
    • The Eight Bar can be in use some of the time, thus preventing guests from eating on site.

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    • Overall Score nc/10
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