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“Wonderful spot for relaxation”
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Ocean Resort
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Campbell River
Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful spot for relaxation”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Just spend a 3-day weekend at the Ocean Resort on one of their Raw Foods Retreats and it was amazing. The resort appears to be an older motel which has been resorted and updated. The lobby and guest facilities are warm and welcoming and rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Our room had a balcony overlooking the gardens, unique labyrinth and then on to the ocean. Our weekend included absolutely delicious food prepared by Carol the chef, a wonderful morning yoga class and a cooking class on Saturday afternoon. All of the staff were friendly and happy to assist with all of our questions and requests. We also enjoyed being able to make a small campfire on the beach.
There are two types of saunas on the property along with a small fitness room and beautiful, spacious yoga room overlooking the ocean.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

If you are looking for an anonymous roadside motel with a Denny's restaurant, a pub and an in- room coffee maker, don't stay here. If you are seeking an "aah" experience, beautiful, spotless facilities, lovely grounds, a meditation room, stunning views, great customer service, a steam, a long beach walk and possibly a massage, check this out. Better yet, check out the website and book into one of their programs - yoga, raw foods, art, writing etc. That is why this place exists - to support your own self-guided retreat or to inspire positive change in your life by providing you with a soothing environment, an inspiring facilitator, nourishing meals (for those registered for their programs) and like-minded companions. I just came back from a raw food week-end and all of us had a great, inspiring and nourishing experience.. Keep in mind that the owners, the manager and the grounds manager all live on the site and you will get an idea of just how attentive and supportive the service is here. And book yourself an ocean side room - the prices are incredibly reasonable. If you are seeking sanctuary, support or inspiration, this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

The Resort staff was excellent – very professional and helpful. They are happy to accommodate special requests.
We stayed in the Suite with a small bedroom and a separate sitting area & kitchen. VERY clean. Quite comfortable. Lots of natural light. No complaints.
The view from our room was lovely, facing the ocean which was about 150 meters away. It was VERY quiet the whole 5 days we were there – however we stayed mid-week, in October (low season) so that was to be expected.
The grounds are nice with a beautiful labyrinth made of driftwood only steps from our door. (BTW, A labyrinth is for walking meditation.) There was also a Meditation Center that guests of the Resort have access to AND a really nice sauna.
The only negative was the proximity to the road – which we could NOT hear from our room, but I could hear it when I was out on the property walking the labyrinth. It just seemed incongruent to be walking this amazing labyrinth, looking at the ocean only steps away, surrounded by tall, beautiful trees... and also be listening to cars whizzing by. However, it was really only a minor annoyance.
My husband and I work a lot and were stressed-out when we started our vacation. For us, Ocean Resort was a perfect low-key getaway – quiet, comfortable, clean, lovely view. Just exactly what we needed to help us unwind.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2010

While this place bills itself as a "retreat" center, it misses the mark. Adjacent to a busy island highway the traffic noise permeates the site. No coffee available in the rooms and internet service is sporadic...both basic needs for most travellers. The rooms are so stuffed with furniture it's impossible to get to the patio door without bruises and bumps. Lack of restaurant onsite. No air conditioning in rooms and traffic noise with windows open until late at night.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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adambartosik, Manager at Ocean Resort, responded to this review, 11 November 2010
Thank you for your comments. We are always looking to improve our guest experience, and input from our guests is greatly valued.

Since your stay, we have upgraded our wireless internet to include access from all hotel rooms in the building. Should you wish to stay with us again, you should find this service greatly improved.

You also mentioned that there was no coffee available in your room. This is because, as an environmentally friendly measure, we have chosen to offer coffee and a selection of teas available in our lobby 24 hours a day. We find this offers greater customer service (coffee is already made, rather than having to make it yourself) as well as being environmentally friendly (coffee made for everyone, rather than each guest making their own coffee and all the throw-away packaging that would entail). Of course, were we aware you desired your own coffee maker, this is available on request - we have simply found that overall our guests appreciate our efforts to make Ocean Resort environmentally friendly.

As with any hotel, we have a variety of rooms in a variety of locations in the building. While we're not located on the busy inland island highway, we are on the oceanside route which can experience some heavier traffic during summer weekends. This traffic generally dies down at night, but for travellers who are sensitive to road noise we recommend upgrading to one of our Ocean View rooms, which are away from the road and offer a gorgeous view of the ocean. You'll also find pleasantly cool ocean breezes in these rooms, a nice environmentally friendly alternative to air conditioning.

We also appreciate hearing your thoughts about the furniture in the rooms. While most travellers appreciate having a table and chairs available in their room, we can easily remove them upon request. For guests desiring a more spacious room, our rooms with one queen size bed offer more floor space than our rooms with two double beds, and we also have a one bedroom suite available.

While we do offer a generous complimentary continental breakfast, and have two wonderful restaurants within a short walk from the resort, we can see how having an onsite restaurant available for our guests would be convenient. We do have a dining room and a chef that is available for groups - we'll be looking at ways to make food available to our individual guests when our chef is preparing meals for a group or retreat.

Hopefully we can have you stay with us again - you'll find our internet improved, and knowing your requests, we'll find you a breezy Ocean View room, provide a personal coffee maker, and remove any furniture you won't be in need of. Our desire is to cater to our individual guests' requests, while making environmentally friendly choices that benefit not only our guests overall, but keep our beautiful island lush, and our oceans blue.

Sincerely,
Adam Bartosik
Resort Manager
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Santa Fe, NM
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2008

This hotel recently re-opened after extensive "green" renovation. We really liked our room, especially the views of the water. It was quiet and comfortable, even though the hotel was full of car racers (there's a speedway nearby)! Unfortunately, the restaurant wasn't open yet, and it's a 10-15 minute drive to the nearest breakfast place; you can get a good dinner about 5 minutes away. Campbell River is spread out for several miles along the highway, and this hotel is at the very southern end. We'll be happy to stay here again, after the restaurant opens.

  • Liked — the quiet comfort
  • Disliked — no restaurant on site yet
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ocean Resort

Property: Ocean Resort
Address: 4384 Island Hwy S, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1E8, Canada (Formerly Bennett's Point Resort and Sandpiper Beach Resort)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Campbell River
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Campbell River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Ocean Resort, located just south of Campbell River, features 28 beautiful Standard Hotel Rooms and 1 spacious one-bedroom suite. Ocean Resort is the idyllic setting for your holistic, spiritual or wellness retreat. Catering to group retreats and individuals stays, we are located on the east coast of beautiful Vancouver Island, and easy access from Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. You will experience a tranquil, natural environment supportive of personal transformation. ... more   less 
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