Painter's Lodge is a wonderfully situated establishment, comfortably appointed (if a little dated) and well run. From the lovely gardens to the pool to free rides across to the sister lodge at April Point on Quadra Island and more, Painters gets it right in all respects except one.
As you check in you're asked to sign a waiver that you won't smoke in your room on pain of some draconian financial penalty. Yet when you get to that room you find that your balcony is equipped with chairs and ashtrays and the smoke is from your neighbours is billowing everywhere. Far from enjoying the view and fresh air, you are closeted in your room with the windows tightly closed. The whole seaside ambience - probably the main reason you chose Painters - is lost. We found this to be the most bizarre of circumstances and, although we loved the place, a return would depend very much on management addressing this issue. You may want to do so too in advance of staying there.
This is my reason for rating service as a 3. Otherwise it's 4 or 5
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter's Lodge offers world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife and scenery and full amenities. When you're not fighting a mighty salmon on the line, soak in the outdoor pool, refine your serve on the tennis courts, or watch marine life play as you tour the coastline on a Wildlife Adventure Tour. Connected by water taxi, guests enjoy all the amenities including new Aveda Spa at April Point Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Painter`s Hotel Campbell River
- Painters Hotel Campbell River
- Painters Resort Campbell River
- Painter's Lodge Campbell River, Vancouver Island