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“WOW! Not many places like this around!”
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Riverside Motel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“WOW! Not many places like this around!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We (9 of us) arrived to the motel. The setup is a motel BUT the rooms are wonderful, beds are comfortable, beautifully renovated suites, feidge, stive, flatscreen TVs. Just amazing. Lisa made us feel at home, provided everything we were lacking, we made an amazing BBQ on site under the nice gazebo for guests to use. She even ran our dishes through the dishwasher! Then we spent till midnight gathered at the gazebo with good laughs and many great stories. Would ONLY stay here when income back to Port Alberni!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed in July while the roses and hanging baskets were blooming outside of our room! It was gorgeous! You can tell the owners take great pride in the property, it reflects both inside and out. Extremely clean and up to date. I world definitely stay here again anytime.

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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Riverside Motel Is very clean, comfortable and very good value for money. We were surprised to have two rooms with a bed and TV in each. The small kitchen was very well equipped and even had wine glasses. The motel is quite old but is very well kept up and the flowers hanging all around the exterior of the motel are fantastic. The owners and staff are very helpful and friendly. The motel is located just around the corner from Victoria Quay where there is a sort of viewpoint on the Somass River.. People sit in their cars, hoping to see (on the other side of the river) bear who walk along the edge and try to catch the salmon. It's a great location.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Rooms are very nice, spacious, clean, good facilities (little kitchen part of the room).
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Considering it is Port Alberni, the price for one night seemed to be just a bit too high.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chemainus, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Great little motel! Has all the kitchen facilities and is very tastefully decorated. Don't let the exterior fool you. This place is very comfortable and the staff is willing to go the extra mile to make you feel really at home for your stay! Loved it!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We stayed here after a kayak/hike to Della Falls in Sep 2012. We were exhausted and called around to find a decent price for a good nights rest. We were upgraded to a suite, the room was very nice, comfortable and clean. The room had a full kitchen and a large round kitchen table. Good prices and very nice people.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Courtenay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

An absolute delight! I've driven past this motel many times, thought the flowers outside the rooms a nice touch, but did not think it could be the best motel in town. I was totally, 100% wrong - it is by far the best accommodation within the city of Port Alberni. It is an older building, but clean rooms that have been beautifully renovated, comfortable beds, quality linens and towels certainly make up for whatever might be lacking in the original design.
Some very nice, homey touches show that the owners/managers care about this business - the little rubber ducky that sat in my shower was too cute!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Thank you VERY MUCH for your review. We love to hear the comments.
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Additional Information about Riverside Motel

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 #2 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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