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“Perfect Retreat Hotel”
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Ocean Resort
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Campbell River
British Columbia
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5 reviews
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“Perfect Retreat Hotel”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

The perfect place to stay for a health (or other retreats).I attended ,along with my husband ,a Fresh Start health retreat,preceeded by a Painting Experience.The rooms are very clean.beautiful natural hair + skin products from Salt Spring Island.Spectacular view.Very casual..you can go to the tea station in your PJs.Plentiful library filled with inspirational reading.Steam bath .Remarkable body work practicioners in the spa.
Hotel Manager Travis + his wife Cherry are a delightful + dedicated young couple.eager to please,.They do everyting possible to make your stay comfortable + enjoyable.
It was a beautiful experience for which we are most grateful.

Room Tip: ocean view room sare more quiet
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Travis G, General Manager at Ocean Resort, responded to this review, 9 March 2013
It is a pleasure to hear from you here on TripAdvisor. We are truly appreciative of your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you thought this was the perfect place to stay for a retreat. You couldn't be more right in that guests are our first priority and we want nothing more than for you to enjoy your time with us – whether you’re traveling for business or leisure. We take pride in our use of natural and environmentally friendly amenities that are of high quality and are pleased that you recognized these efforts.

Again we thank you so very much for your thoughtful comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Maple Ridge
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Not the getaway I was expecting. Cramped rooms with limited services. However if you are looking for a cheap getaway this is the place. Bright rooms, poor ventilation and situated roadside this is not the luxury retreat some people have purported it to be. Not sure why it is ranked at number 2 in Campbell River as there are better properties.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Travis G, General Manager at Ocean Resort, responded to this review, 9 March 2013
We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations on your past stay with us. Many guests often comment on the value they receive while staying at Ocean Resort. All rooms include HD TV, free wifi, free parking, free Long distance calls (North America), free daily use of steam room, exercise room, walking labyrinth, filtered water, 24hour coffee and tea station. The resort offers meditation, yoga and a variety of retreats. Most guests find our rooms very spacious, comfortable and always spotless. If more space is required we also offer a 1 bedroom suite and a newly renovated cottage. Both of which offer ocean views.

We take pride in assuring that all of our guests needs and expectations are being met. Its unfortunate that you did not inform our staff of your concerns while you were here as we are always looking for feedback on our services offered.

Thank you for your comments.
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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

WOW !! the view of the ocean and mountains was breath taking GORgeous !! we (my hubby and i) were lucky enough that we had great weather this time of year for our trip up there. It was beautiful and sunny all weekend, even tho we saw snow on the mountains. Sunday morning we got a beautiful surprise when we were outside, an eagle was in one of the trees and my hubby got such a great picture of it.

The management team there are a beautiful couple and made us feel right at home. Any questions we had, they had answers. Anything we needed they could supply. It was like we had known each other for years. GREAT hospitality, super clean, wonderfully friendly.

My hubby and i also visited the spa while we were there and had a relaxing massage and was able to have friendly conversation with Christie our masseuse . She's just wonderful.

the layout of the resort is great, the whole facility...hotel, spa, grounds, rooms were clean and organized and had a calming relaxed, even romantic air to them...HIGHLY recommend this hotel for a getaway for any reason anytime of the year :) Many many thanks to Cherry and Travis for a awesome getaway weekend :)

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo
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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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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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