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“Great Yoga Retreat”
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Ocean Resort
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Campbell River
Nanaimo
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Yoga Retreat”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Just returned from a weekend with my husband at Ocean Resort. We quickly realized that the charm of this resort is mostly for women. In fact, he was the only man on site other than the man at the front desk. There was a group of women there who were participating in a yoga weekend and they seemed to be having a wonderful time. I think I would have enjoyed that sort of weekend. We had to go off-site for meals whereas meals were provided to groups.
Our room was oceanfront and was smallish but adequate and clean. The front desk service was excellent. We got off-season rates but about $40/night more than another reviewer quoted (no white robes either!). It was lovely to walk the labyrinth and sit at the ocean in the chairs provided. We enjoyed that. We also booked spa treatments. They were expensive, and unfortunately I don't think I can recommend the spa. All in all, I would not return with a partner but would consider a group event at Ocean Resort.

Room Tip: The ocean front room was lovely. We could walk to the ocean in a few minutes.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

starting on the bright side, this place has large, well decorated, well equipped and clean rooms. It is basically on the beach, and has a quality feel to it, and is inexpensive to boot.
However, the rooms are a bit stifling, and as there is no air conditioning you have to open the window, which in our case meant we couldn't sleep because our room was facing a busy highway, and was therefore very noisy.
Furthermore, the wifi was not strong enough to work in the room, so we had to go to the lobby to use the internet. The hotel is too close to town to be secluded, and too far to be conveniently located
The breakfast was in a room with only two tables, occupied by two loud families, so we had to sit on chairs without dining tables. Personally I did not care much for the new age stuff, although it wasn't very offensive

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Wow! From the acres of beachfront overlooking Georgia Strait (including lawn chairs and labyrinth) to the new beds and clean everything, we were impressed and pleased to spend the night on our way up Island. The property is a serene spot between urban hotel experiences, and such higher quality for the value. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Service was beyond excellent - it was phenomenal.

Value was great! Oceanfront view, brand new room, laminate flooring, balcony, clean white robes, LCD TV, fridge.... for $85 + tax! It was amazing :D

Location blew my mind. It was gorgeous.

Room Tip: Ask for an oceanfront room. It is wonderful.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed at the Ocean Resort for four days to visit family for the holidays and do some skiing at nearby Mt Washington. The resort is simple, clean and comfortable ....and the effect is very soothing & calming. I enjoyed every moment spent in the resort and on the grounds. The location is lovely and the staff very friendly & accommodating. There is a great energy to the whole place which we found quite inspiring. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Vancouver
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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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canada
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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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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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