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Paradise Seashell Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Parksville B&B and Inns
Chilliwack, Canada
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“Good basic, clean motel”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

This motel is a bare bones basic motel with a great rate. Rooms are on the smaller side but fantastically clean. The motel itself is very well kept. While I had understood the motel to be on the beach, or at least have a view of the beach, the access is a short walk. The beach is much less populated than the community beach which is just on the other side of the bay.

I rated the sleep quality poor because the walls are on the paper thin side and the couple next door were up all night. The management could not be reached and didn't ask them to leave the next day. I moved rooms to not have to listen to the racket all the next night.

Room Tip: Rooms on the backside have a small green area vs. being on the parking lot.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Erfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

we both stayed there 1 night in July 2013, very clean rooms, very polite couple at the reception, rooms are big enough also for a longer stay, clean bathroom with hair blower & towels, good breakfast with coffee, tea, toast, jam, ....

Room Tip: we had a lot of suitcases because of that we choose a room in the ground floor, we saw 2 different r...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We loved this Motel! The rooms were very reasonably priced, and good value for the price. The staff was very friendly and helpful and pointed us to great attractions in Parksville and great places to eat too. You get a voucher for free Mini Golf at the coolest mini golf place we have ever seen. Great place to stay if you are in the area!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you are looking for 5-star amenities and posh service, please go elsewhere. This place isn't for you. But if you are looking for a simple, laid-back spot to hang your hat for a few days, this motel will do the trick. Our unit (#27) was very clean and updated. While the bedspreads are a bit dated, the bathroom was very clean and well-tended to. The gardens outside were lovely and you can see the owner's pride in their property.

Free TV with all the premium channels. Free wifi.

Adjacent to the Paradise Fun Park with bumper boats and mini golf. For the under-10 set, it's very fun and easy to pass some time there.

The property is adjacent to the ocean and an easy walk down to the shore, but not oceanview due to its orientation. There is a side yard with barbecue and picnic tables which was pleasant for sitting outside, but again, no view from there.

Located in central Parksville, a 2 min drive to main beach and main street. Easy drive to Goats on Roof Market, Cathedral Grove, Qualicum Beach, Rathtrevor Beach and all the other attractions.

Free breakfast is a nice touch - two types of cereal, homemade muffins, tea, coffee, juice.

Note: the smallest rooms with just bed and shower are very very small. It worked for us as a "sleeper suite" attached to a larger room, but if you were travelling with a partner you'd probably want to upgrade to the proper double room. For a single person doing an overnighter, it would be adequate.

We were travelling as a family with small kids so liked having the two rooms, kitchenette, two washrooms. It gave us room to spread out.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver Island BC Canada eh.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

What to say about the Paradise Seashell Motel?



Pros:

-very friendly staff. Sort of a family feel to it.

-free SUPER-BASIC BUT FREE breakfast (two types cereal, a loaf of bread for toast, home made muffins and tea/coffee and orange juice)

- little gift bags for the kids (consisted of some cool little dollar store type toys, sunglasses, books, mini-frisbee, crayons, printout of coloring pages etc)

- location to the beach

-location to mini golf

-location to downtown Parksville

-decent beds

-nice little kitchenette

- didnt notice any traffic noise despite its beside a main road

-Exceptionally accommodating manager (John). (We were paid up for two nights but after the first night my son came down with the flu part way through the day so we left. When I asked if we could get a credit to stay another night some other time the manager didnt hesitate to say yes)

-pet friendly rooms (great for people with animals)

- Coupons for free mini golfing for our party and 50% off the bumper boats at the mini golf next door

-Great contact from the manager via email.



Cons (mainly small, not significant complaints!):

- NO FANS in the bathroom which leads to smelly rooms if anybody uses the bathroom. Also makes it hard to dry off if you’ve showered.

- Dated linens etc (not the end of the world of course)

- Shower nozzles are super low. Us taller people have to bed to stand beneath the water flow. Could use some removable shower wands so that people over 4 ft tall could wash their hair. :)

- Noise from other patrons chatting as they walked past our room early in the morning. (not much the hotel can do to change this. Perhaps we would ask for a back room next time).

- When I called to confirm our reservation I received an answering machine rather than a person.



Overall, I would stay at this hotel again if we were passing through the Parksville area.

Room Tip: Perhaps the second floor would have less foot traffic outside the door in the morning. There are als...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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kia01, Manager at Paradise Seashell Motel, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Thank you for your review of our Motel. We shall be delighted to welcome you back on your next trip to Parksville!

In response to a couple of reviews regarding the 'Back Rooms' being a little quieter, they have just one bed and no kitchenette!

John, myself, and our wonderful staff, wish you all a great summer. For information regarding our Motel, please feel free to contact us at any time, we shall be happy to assist with your inquiries!........Kind Regards........Janet.:)
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

I never really expect too much from motels and we chose this place as it was the best value for money and included breakfast. And even though yes, it had floral bedspreads (of course!), I was impressed with the room. Flat screen Tv, and large clean bathroom with full-sized tub. Standard microwave, fridge and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea. Beds and pillows were comfortable and the breakfast was pretty decent - coffee, wholemeal toast and jams, cereal and raspberry/blueberry muffins. We had a room at the back and traffic noise wasn't a problem. We only stayed for a night but could easily have stayed longer. I'll be back if ever I am in the area again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Nice room at the back of the building which did make it quiet , but the bed was very uncomfortable and it only had a shower in the bathroom. It is alright for an over night stay. The lady at the front desk was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Paradise Seashell Motel
Address: 411 Island Hwy W, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1A1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Paradise Seashell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Sea Shell Motel is the ideal Parksville Motel to call home while visiting Parksville and the surrounding area of Vancouver Island. Our Oceanside Parksville accommodation is in a prime location, right next door to the world famous Paradise Mini Golf and Fun park, which provides hours of family fun for all ages. You'll receive Free Mini Golf. (During opening months of Paradise Fun Park March - September) A short walk through the property takes you to one of the nicest, safest, sandiest beaches on Vancouver Island. This Parksville Accommodation is within walking distance of many restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining. For those who want to stay closer to home we have a bbq / picnic area for the use of our guests. For those with pets, we are also pet-friendly, with four rooms set aside for our four-pawed guests and their families. Since we only allow pets in our pet-designated rooms, those who are sensitive to pets can enjoy pet-free accommodation by reserving one of our non-pet rooms. This Parksville Motel, is centrally located on Vancouver Island making it a perfect home base for exploring the many other beautiful areas with just a day trip in any direction. Long Beach (west) Campbell River (north) and Nanaimo/Chemainus or Victoria (south) to name a few. There are many modes of transportation available to explore Vancouver Island - bus, car, tours and biking and hiking. And for the more adventurous, outdoor activities such as sailing, kayaking or caving can all be booked from the Motel. Of course there are also many beautiful golf courses in the area, one for every level of player. If it is fishing you enjoy, charters are available from marinas close by. ... more   less 
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