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“There's nothing worse than cold soup!! But not at the Barclay!”

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Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I was in Port alberni on a business trip and after a VERY foggy ferry ride and car ride I needed some food to cheer me up. So I went down to the sports bar to watch the hockey game and grab some supper. WELL, the soup was absolutely delicious, piping hot and full of seafood. With the roll and crackers it was almost a meal in itself!! Then I had the Thursday night steak sandwich special. Again superb $6.99 and what a deal. Garlic bread, cole slaw, great fries and a steak cooked just the way I liked it. Add to that a Canucks win and what more could you ask for?
The hotel room was what you normally get at a Best Western, clean, comfortable, great air conditioner/heating unit, modern and comfortable. Service was top notch and the room was not expensive

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear percsSURREYBC,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding Pastimes Sports Bar and Grill. Our Thursday night steak special is a big hit with hotel guests and locals alike. We pride ourselves on our food quality and service, so it is always nice to hear these kinds of comments. I am glad you found us to be a good refuge from a foggy night.

Again thank you for taking the time, and should your travels bring you back the Alberni Valley we would be pleased to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed one night while on a driving tour of the area. Absolutely no complaints. Beds were comfortable, rooms were clean, on-site restaurant had a good breakfast. Very helpful staff allowed us to check in early & leave luggage in our room while we were away fro the day. Much appreciated!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 373Barb123373
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Dear 373Barb123373,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

We were happy to accommodate your requests for an early check-in and to store your luggage. We also appreciate your comments about Stamps Café, it has become a favourite among locals and guests from out of town alike.

Again thank you for taking the time, and should your travels bring you back the Alberni Valley we would be pleased to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
Owner/General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed here for a hockey tournament, staff was very friendly and very accommodating. Restaurant was great value and offered a nice variety of choices, great specials! Overall, I was very happy with this hotel, it was very kid friendly! I will definitely be staying here again!!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Kere_M59
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear Kere_M59,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

It was a pleasure to have you and the other hockey teams at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel for the recent tournament. We were happy to see the young players enjoying the amenities of the hotel such as the pool and hot tub after a day on the ice. We received many wonderful comments from parents such as yourself as they were leaving.

Again thank you for taking the time, and should your travels bring you back the Alberni Valley we would be pleased to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights while attending a conference held there. Although there were a large number of us arriving on the same day, the front desk staff were very welcoming and efficient, and there were no waits to check in. My fourth floor room was well equipped, clean and comfortable with a very good bed. The hotel was full and I was impressed with how quite the room was dispute the crowds. I didn't eat in the restaurant, but had all my meals in the banquet facility. The food was excellent with emphasis on local products, and the service was exceptionally friendly and efficient. This is not a new hotel, and some of the furnishings were a bit dated, but I found it to be very good value, comfortable, quite, and any shortcomings were more than made up for by the friendly and helpful staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Port Alberni and would definitely recommend the Barclay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Barry N
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear Barry N,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

We have received many wonderful comments from guests who attended the same conference, and we feel proud to have been able to showcase many of the local attractions and local cuisine to such an esteemed group. We hope you got to take advantage of some of the side trips which were offered for the conference attendees.

Again thank you for taking the time, and should your travels bring you back the Alberni Valley we would be pleased to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The Customer service is too notch. Fitness center is sufficient. The room was very clean and comfortable. The overall experience is average, breakfast is not included, but you are encouraged to eat at the onsite restaurant. Simple toiletries are available for the unprepared overnight guest.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear Clover_55,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we strive to provide excellent service to our guests and I am proud to work with my team to that result.

When your travels bring you back to the Alberni Valley, we will be happy to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
Owner/General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Called up the hotel for their corporate rate which beat the online rate by quite a bit. Located just south of the main city center, this 5 story hotel is quiet with very good quality beds, and strong showers. Wifi internet could be faster but overall a good stay. Onsite pub is available but we didn't use it, however breakfast in the restaurant was quite good and moderately priced. Fitness area was good, with a large hottub and sauna as well. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Top (5th) floor is recommended, corner room for quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank yvrtravelguy
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear yvrtravelguy,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our fitness centre has received very good reviews from many guests, some of which just enjoy the hot tub after a long day. We like to ensure our guests get a good night sleep, and to this we have recently upgraded our beds and bedding.

When your travels bring you back to the Alberni Valley, we will be happy to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
Owner/General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

The beds in this hotel are extremely comfortable. A very good sleep experience! I always look forward to a great sleep in this hotel!! Stay in this hotel every time I work in Port Alberni. All hotels should have these beds and the bedding - very comfy!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Sylvie5937
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BWBarclayGM, Owner at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2013

Dear Sylvie5937,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Tripadvisor survey regarding your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel in Port Alberni. Your feedback is important to us as we use it to continually improve our service and product to all of our valued guests.

We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and experienced a wonderful nights sleep. We have recently upgraded our bed linens and have very high quality beds in our rooms. We have many other upgrades to enhance our customers stay with us planned for the future as guest satisfaction is our goal at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

When your travels bring you back to the Alberni Valley, we will be happy to welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel.

Peter G. Mugleston
Owner/General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel

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Address: 4277 Stamp Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7X8, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Port Alberni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Price Range: £74 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Barclay an exceptional Port Alberni hotel on Vancouver Island, BC. Come be our guest in Port Alberni and enjoy a leisurely stay in warm, comfortable accommodations with tasteful décor. We are located 50 miles (80km) northwest of Nanaimo and is the midway point on Highway 4 to Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and water, Port Alberni's beauty is breathtaking. ... more   less 
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