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Somass Motel & RV
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Reviewed 1 May 2011

What a great little motel! No frills, but everything the traveller needs for a good rest: extremely clean, helpful staff, internet, and swimming pool. The rooms are compact, but well equipped. Because the units sit well back from the road there is no traffic noise at all.
They even have a small campsite at the back, a laundromat, and ablution block. Costs are very reasonable too. Kitchen units are available.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

Full kitchen and full bath, separate bedroom with queen and double. Yes you are still sharing the bedroom, but you can enjoy the combined kitchen/living. Window AC in main area only. On highway 4 so ask for a unit away from the entrance, anything above 104. However, not too noisy (we were in 102) when closer. Pool (al fresco!) And use of
great quality gas bbq make this a perfect stop.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

I chose this motel based on the Trip Advisor reviews, and I wasn't disappointed. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The bathroom had been newly refitted and the room had good facilities. We liked that there was a microwave and fridge. There was a flat screen TV and I used the computer in reception (if I'd brought a laptop, there was WIFI available too).

We didn't hear much noise from the other guests and the curtains blocked out most of the light.. There is a small RV site attached to the motel and a seasonal outdoor pool. The staff were friendly too. We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

We booked the Somass Motel because it was reasonably priced and the #2 rated place in Port Alberni. There is a separate office building and several buildings surround it with 3 to 5 units in each. The buildings were very tidy on the outside with fresh paint and colorful flower boxes. We had room #116, which was an end unit next to where the RVs park. The room was acceptable, but certainly nothing special.
It was very noisy after dark when RVs pulled in next to our unit and also from the motorcycles on the other side of us. It was very warm and hard to sleep (we should have turned on the A/C). We did appreciate the coffeemaker and refrigerator in the room.
This motel is right on Hwy 4 and just across the road from the Somass River. No one mentioned that the Black Bears come here at night to eat the pears on the tree just outside of the main office, but there was definite evidence that this had occurred. Glad we didn't decide to go on a very early morning walk. Overall it was simply an okay place for us. I would only recommend staying in units that are not next to the RV parking or next to the road.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Trip Advisor rating did not let us down. Great value for money with a warm welcome at reception. Very clean room with good facilities and internet available at reception.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

We have the pleasure of staying at the Somass Motel for a number of years now and always look forward to arriving to a VERY CLEAN and WELCOMING room! Without a doubt, this is the cleanest motel/hotel I have ever stayed in. We travelled for 3 weeks from Calgary to Tofino and I wish I could just have a Somass at every stop. Keep up the great work you are doing!
Thank you for welcoming our dogs, we appreciate this so very much!!!
See you next year!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

We stopped there on our way to Tofino. It was above and beyond our expectation nice and clean 2 bedrooms and full kitchen with patio table and beautiful hanging baskets of flower. I would consider going to Port Alberni another time for a weekend get away it is totally worth it.

Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Somass Motel & RV

Address: 5279 River Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Port Alberni
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Price Range: £64 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Somass Motel & RV 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Cottage Style Motel located in the heartland of Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim region. Our central location makes us the perfect base for daytrips throughout the area. Cruise the Alberni Inlet on the MV Lady Rose, ride the summer steam train out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. Our well appointed and air conditioned rooms include 1 and 2 bedroom fully equipped kitchen suites as well as standard rooms with fridge & microwave. ... more   less 
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