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Riverside Motel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
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Warwick, England
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103 reviews
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“Charming and comfortable”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

We booked this so that we could explore Vancouver island and take a trip on the Frances Berkeley down to Bamfield. The room was spacious and peaceful and was good value. In walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surrey
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed at this motel for 2 nights in August 2013. We had booked a suite, but were upgraded to the 2-bedroom cottage (which had queen beds in both rooms, and two more beds in the living room). The motel exceeded our expectations in the size of accommodations, the general cleanliness and comfort, and location. Very short walk to the Victoria Quay boardwalk, where you can watch bears across the river in the early evening. Clam Bucket restaurant also a very short walk away.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

The Riverside Motel in Port Alberni was recommended to us, but still it exceeded expectations. The exterior is typical older style motel, with pots of flowers providing splashes of summer colour, and a covered sitting area where our group relaxed at the end of the day. The redecorated rooms were very clean, with good bed linens and towels, WiFi, and a suitably equipped kitchenette. The rubber ducky in the bathtub was a playful touch. Service was friendly, altogether very good value.

Room Tip: In our two bedroom unit, the back bedroom had an air conditioner, the front a fan above the bed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We stayed at this motel from July 4 until July 10, we went to Port Alberni for a family reunion. The room was fabulous, clean and comfortable, the flowers that grow and are planted are beautiful and give off a lovely scent. Close to cafe's, bistro's, main street, Marina, they were quick to help us find our way around. We would totally recommend this Motel good place for a good value.

Room Tip: Did not have a pool of a fitness centre
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kelowna
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Here is another example of an older building that is clean and nicely renovated. We were there for a night before we paddled the Broken Island Group and all had a peaceful restful sleep. The gazebo and BBQ outside for client use is a real nice touch and a great meeting place, if you enjoy chatting with other travelers. The rose gardens around the building are amazing with multiple large blooms adding to the relaxing atmosphere. We had a 2 bedroom unit with a queen in the main area and 2 smaller beds in the second room. This will be a great setup for when I paddle again next year with my son and his friend, each having our own bed. Parking is also 20' from the rooms so kayaks and gear are not far away. It is also close to the waterfront and a quick drive to the Lady Rose Marine Services dock. This motel is a real gem and it deserves to have the No Vacancy sign up every night, except for when I need a room ;>) Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Was obviously renovated, had lovely tiled flooring and modern pictures and decor including bathroom which looked like new. Was with my son who was a groomsman at a wedding we attended in Port Alberni and we actually had a suite with a bedroom in it which my son said was awesome since he had the air conditioner in that room and also a extra TV for his room as well. The owners were really pleasant and made our stay enjoyable. It was well kept and very clean. Included a kitchenette which was a bonus.

Room Tip: Ask for suite 108 - has a private bedroom with door, air conditioner and TV. Does not have a pool o...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Great place. Awesome owners. Highly recommend. Clean rooms. Lovely flowers. Bring your BBQ stuff and sit a while. Great repeat customers. I will be back. Yeah bring your dog if you want, or a fishing rod.

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Property: Riverside Motel
Address: 5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are centrally located and close to all amenities including a beautiful walkway along the river just around the corner. Close to the "Bears on the Boardwalk" the famous "Clam Bucket Restaurant" as well as the Lady Rose Marine Services and the Multiplex arena. Standard Queen Rooms, Rooms with a Queen Bed in the front area and a Queen bed in a separate Bedroom as well as Kitchen suites with a Queen bed in the front area and a Queen and a Twin bed in a separate bedroom. We have air conditioning, wireless internet as well as great hospitality. There is a barbecue area for our guests to use and socialize. Perfect place to use as your home base while discovering Vancouver Island. ... more   less 
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