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The Tides Inn on Duffin Cove
Ranked #15 of 41 Tofino B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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“A most enjoyable stay!”
Reviewed 12 June 2010

Tofino's Tide's Inn is a small B&B tucked away from the road, overlooking a soul-soothing view over Duffin Cove. I and my friend stayed two nights in it and it exceeded our expectations. We can't say enough how genuinely kind and accommodating Val and James are! They make their guests feel welcome and right at home. Each of the 3 rooms has its own character, but all are spaciious, comfortable, very clean, with charming details, and of course, a lovely view. One room (on the upper level) overlooks the Cove directly; the other two (on the lower level) also have the same water view but across a lush garden. The bathroom has everything and is very clean (mine had steam bath). For hot tubbers, there is even a hot tub in the garden. Breakfast is prepared with care and served with elegance befitting the splendid view through the wide glass. Feasting the eyes on the Cove backdrop is one thing, but did I forget to mention that breakfast was also very delicisious? Val clearly takes pride in hosting her guests. In our view, this is a winner of a B&B on all accounts. It combines a lovely view, quiet, comfort, good food, and a great West Coast hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Romsey, UK
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Reviewed 18 September 2009

Just compleated a great holiday at the Tides Inn. The view from our room was directly on to a cove with islands and mountains over the water. Perfect !
The room and bathroom were extremly comfortable, and well proportioned . We had a jazuzzi bath, and a deck to sit and admire the view. And their was an outdoor hot tub too !!!
Their was a sandy cove (Tonquin Beach) a 5 min walk, and it was a short walk to the center of Tofino for restaurants etc. very conveniently placed.
The breakfasts were outstanding, and the price for our stay was great value considering the facilities.
The owners were very friendly and helpful, and the place was well run.
Its the best B & B we have stayed at !
I would thoroughly recommend it.
Im sure we will go back.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Mikej77Romsey_UK
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Vancouver Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2009

We had the pleasure of staying at 'Tide's Inn' while showing off our beautiful West Coast to family members from Scotland.

The location on Duffin Cove provides beauty and privacy, and along with the exquisite breakfasts and warm fellowship provided by Val and James, makes this a very special place to stay.
My gluten free diet was provided in a professional and caring manner, a definite bonus for me when away from home.

Town is a mere five minutes walk away.

TIDE'S INN IS A DELIGHT!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank twooldiesontheroad
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

Val is a good hostess and we had a very nice room. The weather was poor for our stay and it would have been good if we had been offered a DVD for the evening as there is nothing to do in Tofino at night.
The hot tub is great as is the setting overlooking a beautiful cove.
Small niggles include: breakfast time is very rigid. On holiday one would expect this to fit with guests' requirements not the host's. We had to have a packed breakfast because we went bear watching at 8am. By contrast the served breakfast was lovely and very convivial.
We were lent a park pass for the local beaches which was a good extra service.
Beware having the curtains open to the room as all other guests share the garden. Val leaves a note asking people not to make noise between 11 and 7 but this was ignored by a couple who left at 6am on our first morning and the sound of showers and packing sure does carry.
These are but small points because overall this was a lovely place.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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2 Thank b0wiewhist
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 13 November 2007

Spent 2 nights here for stormwatching. Location is excellent, walking distance to town, breakfast was excellent. We stayed in the loon room and it was very nice, deep jetted tub with standup shower also. Jacuzzi outside also to enjoy and stairs down to the cove. There are better places to stay though for Stormwatching as it's quite protected inside the cove but it was still beautiful to watch, but i'd definately recommend it for summer months.

  • Liked — Location, cleanliness, attention to detail, host, food
  • Disliked — Not ideal place for stormwatching, not bad, but not ideal
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank akuryu
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England
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2007

We have never stayed in b&b's until this year and were impressed with them all but Tide's Inn was the best by far. The rooms were unbelieveably large and beautifully furnished; the attention to detail was suberb (there were even books and videos for our). The steam shower and the jetted bath were a joy, as was the hot tub. The views from the private decks were magnificant and we could have sat there all day.

  • Liked — views and rooms
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007
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Thank EnglandGracie
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Nashville/San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2007

What a view! Lovely older home with that "live-in" feeling that makes it so relaxing. Fine food and very friendly Innkeeper. Great location that is close to restaurants, beaches, parks, and all sorts of activities. Great little beach at the bottom of the stairs. Watch bald eagles from the wonderful hot tub. Thanks Val, can't wait to come back!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Having to leave!
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
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Thank MichaelV
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Property: The Tides Inn on Duffin Cove
Address: 160 Arnet Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
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Ranked #15 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
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