We stayed in a studio cabin, which was quite nice. The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean and overall met our needs. Our cabin had a wood fireplace, which was a welcome experience being we live in a small place in the city and don’t get to have wood fires often.
We could clearly hear our neighbours through the wall.
The package we bought included Grotto Spa mineral pool day passes, and we were disappointed (pissed off) to find out the spa was full when we tried to go there. I would have thought that space would be reserved for those who bought packages with spa passes, but I suppose not. We ended up having to rush to the spa the day we checked out, which made the experience not as relaxing as it could have been. Staff refused to compensate us for getting ripped off on our package, well aside from an "I'm sorry".
Dining at the Cedar Room was very disappointing. For the cost, I expected fine dining. Instead, the food was fried, strangely sweetened and the quality of service did not align with the expectations brought on by the high prices. The cost of our meal should have resulted in a five star experience.
Overall, I much prefer the Beach Club Resort in Parksville. We will not be going back to Tigh Na Mara. Overall, this place has been very highly hyped, but our experience was very mediocre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is located in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. The Resort features unique log-style accommodation units, gas fireplace and kitchenette in every guestroom as well as three on-site restaurants, a full service spa, indoor pool and fitness centre. Every stay at Tigh-Na-Mara includes complimentary parking, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary local and calling card calls. The Resort also offers direct beach access and six golf courses nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tigh-Na-Mara Hotel Parksville
- Tighnamara Resort
- Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island, Canada