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Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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“The Pinnacle”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have stayed at some wonderful places over the years and this ranks with the best of them. Obviously, you get what you pay for (if you are lucky) and this is not cheap or particularly easy to get to but it is well worth the effort. The Relais & Chateaux designation insures your investment. Photographing eagles from your balcony, walking the beach, or a visit into Tofino were all highlights as was the Pointe Restaurant. Renting a car on Victoria Island was not as much fun and getting a flat tire on the twisty mountain road on the way back to the airport and driving 50 miles on the temporary spare still didn't diminish the trip. The only place in North America that I have liked as well was Triple Creek Ranch in Montana.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Love this place! We were lucky to hit the Feast Tofino menu and enjoyed a spectacular dinner for a very reasonable price. Three types of fresh house made bread to choose from, all great. The taste menu included a pork belly amuse followed by Dungeness crab with zucchini, sorrel and flowers. Next was baked ling cod with wild onion, buttermilk and sumac. We added in the lamb course which included lamb tenderloin with roasted rhubarb, kale, soused tomato and basil....so many flavour layers in this dish, words can't do it justice! Truly one of the best plates I've ever tasted. Dessert was called fennel granite which includes poached apple, fennel mousse and fennel and almond crumble. This dessert was light and delicious...perfect finish to an unbelievable dinner. Our server was amazing, his passion for the food was evident and he was very knowledgeable about where each component came from. Suggested wine pairings were also a hit....easy to see, I'm a really big fan!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The service was amazing. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were there to celebrate a birthday and for the entire three days we were there, staff offered a "happy birthday" at every opportunity. The views were amazing. We stayed in the Beach hotel (as opposed to the the Pointe). Easy access to the beach. We left the patio door open all night so we could listen to the waves. Just wish we had time to stay longer. It was definitely worth it.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I love the Wickanninnish Inn. I've stayed there beautifully, and the Pointe side of the property is stunning. Chesterman Beach is stunning 2.5 kilometres of mostly empty beach, just for you.

The view from the Pointe Restaurant ... a 270 degree view of the Pacific. Stunning.

The spa was amazing. The massages were out of this world.

Only problem was the dinner one evening, I was served undercooked scallops. Not good for a Relais and Chateau. When it was redone, still rubbery ... but slightly more cooked. And they still charged for the dinner. Disappointing.

The other is that the pillows were way too soft. That was a little disappointing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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guestrelationswick, Guest Relations Coordinator at Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Yellow_Mzungu,
Many thanks for providing us with feedback on your recent stay at our Inn and sharing your experience with our online community.
While we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, we were most disappointed that The Pointe Restaurant did not meet your expectations with respect to the scallop dish in particular. Please accept our most sincere apology that both your originally served and replaced dish were not cooked to your preference. I can assure you this certainly is not our standard at The Pointe Restaurant and I am truly sorry that we fell short in resolving your concerns during your dining experience and ultimately did not provide the experience The Pointe Restaurant has earned a reputation for providing to our guests. We also note your preference for firmer pillows and will ensure you receive them on your return once we can confirm your specific details of what you would prefer.
As we would truly appreciate the opportunity to personally speak with you, a member of our senior management team will be in contact with you shortly.
Again, we are truly sorry that The Pointe Restaurant did not meet your expectations and sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to address your concerns with you personally.
Sandy Stocker
Guest Relations Coordinator
Wickaninnish Inn & The Pointe Restaurant
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Twyford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We recently spent three nights at this magnificent hotel with some of the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean you could imagine. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive, the food was excellent and the rooms were beautifully furnished. I would recommend this place to anybody.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Toronto
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed in a unit in the beach building and were delighted with it. The room was wonderful, with a gas fireplace, which allowed us to sit and look out at Chesterman Beach, while enjoying a cozy fire in the mornings and evenings.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the scenery is hard to beat. We walked the beach, visited their carving shed, toured the art gallery (and all the other wonderful art pieces they have throughout the buildings) and enjoyed watching the beach, the waves, the surfers, the beach walkers, yes and even the mist.

It was a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

An fab. What a beautiful place. Staff couldn't do more. We stayed in a suite with a view of the beech and ocean. Great bathrooms. Tea coffee facilities in room. Balcony. Hotel has extra blankets, rain jackets. Wellies and protective rain trousers. Food in hotel delicious. Guest services very helpful organising things to do and advice on local restaurants etc. the physical geography of the place is extra ordinarily beautiful. Well worth a visit. Didn't want to go home.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
Address: 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tofino
#1 Green Hotel in Tofino
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property since 1997, overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a rocky point on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest, boast an extensive local art collection (complemented by the neighbouring wood carving shed), and all rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony. Uncompromising service, including a Clefs d’Or Concierge team, is a standard. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s longest at 2.5km/1.5mi, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant and naturally-inspired treatments at its intimate Ancient Cedars Spa. Tofino’s McDiarmid family welcomes you to this locally owned, world renowned sanctuary offering Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge. ... more   less 
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