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Reviewed 3 August 2013

I didn't actually get the chance to stay at Somass as there was quite a silly mess up with our booking. I was travelling with my dad, and our booking confirmation clearly stated that we had reserved a room with two beds, but upon entering our room saw there was only one. There was no other vacancy at the motel and sharing a bed with my father was not really an appropriate solution.

I asked at the front desk why we didn't have the room we had reserved, and was told that we were 'upgraded' to a better room but they had not checked with us to see if one bed would do or not. This doesn't make sense to me, as if someone specifically asks for two beds, they want two beds, it should not be assumed that one will be okay, 'upgrade' or not.

This was not a great scenario for us at 9pm after over 13 hours on the road, but to be fair it was dealt with very well. The lady at the front desk immediately called another hotel to get us a room there instead (they had no more free rooms themselves) and her husband drove over with us to sort it out as we'd already paid for our room at Somass.

I probably wouldn't go back as I don't think it's really reasonable for that to happen, but from the brief glance I got at the place it looked quite nice. I would suggest calling before arrival to make sure you are getting what you've reserved!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

This motel has full and partial RV hook up. There are a total of seven sites four full two partial and one no service as it is used for tenting. Reasonable rates and the site we were in was nicely shaded with trees. Has a nice pool. The area is clean and well kept. It is close to all amenities and the last motel/RV site until Ucluelet .quiet no fire pit
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Room Tip: We were using our camper however, the rooms were full the three days we were there. Book well in advance.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank C G
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I have family in Port Alberni, so I stay there several times a year. The Somass Motel is definitely my favourite place to stay. It is small and friendly, and immaculately clean. Perfectly, wonderfully clean. There are other motels that are $20 or so cheaper, but you will not find a cleaner, quieter place to stay. The rooms are small but recently renovated, and the bed linens are nice and new (no ancient quilted polyester bedspreads). There are only a few rooms so it is very quiet. Although it is just off the highway, you cannot really hear the road. There is a nice marina on the river across the street, and a walkway along a dyke nearby. The hotel is within walking distance of Alberni, relatively close to Pescadore's restaurant. There is also an outdoor pool that I have not tried.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank kmc1971
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SomassMotel, Manager at Somass Motel & RV, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Somass Motel & RV in Port Alberni.

We take all of our guest's feedback and suggestions very seriously.
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to welcome you back when you visit us again.

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

For the budget traveler wanting to take their family on a vacation, we stayed at the Somass Motel in August of 2011. We were pleasantly surprised. It looked warm & inviting on the internet, and even better in person. Our unit had a Queen bed room, a bathroom, a hide-a-bed in the living room, a kitchenette & dinette with a stove, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker and also a gourmet pod coffee maker. In our room, there was a flat panel tv's, and another tv in the living room (for the kids), and clean new carpeting. There was a pool, but it was too cool to use it (even though it was August). And to our surprise, there was a Salmon Festival with Fireworks.

The owners are fantastic and go above and beyond customer service. We'll be back!

(Travel option only gave 1 year grace, it was August 2011 when we stayed)

Room Tip: The owners will cater to your needs, just ask them.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

we stayed here for 2 nights so we could take a trip on the HMS Francis Barkley to Ucluelet which involves an early morning start. Reception was very friendly and the grounds very well kept. The room was in a pre-fab type building - can't remember which number but I don't think our room had been updated - as didn't look like the pictures of the rooms by other reviewers - it was a little more dated. Having said that it was perfectly adequate and clean. Kitchen smelt a little of bottled gas. The room got very hot but there was an A/C unit in the living room/area which did cool things down when it was on. Very quiet - adequate stay - good value

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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SomassMotel, Manager at Somass Motel & RV, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Somass Motel & RV in Port Alberni.

Your review is very important to us and we take our customers comments and suggestions very seriously.
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to welcome you back very soon when our room renovation is complete!

If you have any more feedback that you would like to share in regards to your stay,
please email me at info@somass-motel.ca.

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