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Buena Vista by the Sea
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Qualicum Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic little hotel”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

What a lovely hotel, décor, colours, amenities, location, and owners were all lovely. We would have loved to stay a little longer and will in the future. Thank you very much for a lovely experience, it was lovely to stay in a hotel that showed so much care. The view was beautiful and the eagles were majestic.

Room Tip: We were in the Denman suite which we liked. The rooms are named after islands on Vancouver Island.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bishop Middleham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Friend and I stayed at Buena Vista for nearly two weeks and we weren't disappointed in the location of the accommodation. The views overlooking the sea were perfect and the cleanliness of our suite was of a very high standard.

A good selection of tea, hot chocolate and coffee were available in the room, which was very welcome after our long journey.

Great beach for walking and collecting shells and the sunsets were beautiful.

Qualicum Beach has some good restaurants and all within walking distance from Buena Vista.

Hoping to come back next year!

B & K

Room Tip: Hornby Suite had good views and private.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is our fourth time at Buena Vista and we will be back. Quiet and clean room with patio overlooking the ocean... we watched the eagles all morning!

Also great restaurant "Fish Tales" across the street... best Fish & Chips in the world!

Room Tip: Room number 5
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2013

My husband and I stayed just one night but we wished we had more nights at this cute place. It's cute, cozy, clean and comfortable. We love to find these kind of little places. Comfortable beds and nice linens are key and we weren't disappointed.
Gorgeous setting, big beach and amazing view from all of the rooms. Very pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2012

I am a travel and cruise consultant in Victoria, B.C. This place I highly recommend it is a quaint, oceanfront property, every room unique and well kept. You even get a little jug of fresh cream for your coffee.

Spectacular sunsets, great beach, swimming and warm in the summer. Great shopping in Qualicum Beach and a short drive to Parksville.

A place you will not want to miss......

Room Tip: Main or upper level. Better views from upper level.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Excellent reviews for this lodging are all well deserved. The accommodations as well as the entire property are beautifully presented to the traveler. Claire was a delight from our first phone conversation. At check-in she welcomed us as though we were already old friends. The addition of spiced cider and hot cocoa packets to the welcome tray was well received by myself because I am not a coffee drinker. We were on an extended vacation and the availablity of laundry facilities was an added bonus. I just wish this had been a destination instead of just a stopover for a night. We would have loved to have spent more time enjoying the ocean view from the patio or walking on the beach which was steps away. The rates are very reasonable and the setting is so romantic and relaxing. We certainly will be back to spend more time on a future trip. Buena Vista by the Sea is in our top three lodgings over a 47 day trip between California and Alaska.

Room Tip: You won't be disappointed on any room choice. However the rooms on the lower level are at patio...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2012

I live here in Qualicum Beach, and my Mother, who is 74 yrs young never stays with us as she just loves to stay on the water. She has stayed at ALL the Resorts in Parksville and her absolute favorite place is this sweet, clean, charming 'Gem' called 'Buena Vista by The Sea'.....Claire and Robbie make her feel at home, and SAFE !!!! The veiw from her room is breathtaking, as well as the comfy bed, furniture and parking is right outside her door ! Claire and Robbie always have a huge welcome for her as well as all their guests......(as I see almost everytime I drive past, either one, of them or both greeting or chatting up their guests as they arrive !!!)
It's quiet, clean, and (No kids) makes for the perfect setting.....with absolutely perfect Hosts.
I recommend this stay to anyone, who is looking for a relaxing visit to the Qualicum area !!
Special thanks to Claire and Robbie, for taking care of my Sweet Marm !!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Buena Vista by the Sea

Property: Buena Vista by the Sea
Address: 3285 Island Hwy W | British Columbia, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Qualicum Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Qualicum Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Qualicum Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms have a full kitchen and a beautiful ocean view. Our suites all have undergone extensive renovation. In the upper suites you can sit on your private balcony overlooking the ocean and enjoy the cool sea breezes as you watch the cruise ships pass. The lower suites are walk on waterfront with sliding patio doors opening to our manicured lawn. You have your choice of bachelor, one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Every room has cable TV and high-speed internet access should you get tired of watching the wildlife on the beach or the spectacular sunsets. Unfortunately our accommodation is not suited for small children. ... more   less 
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Buena Vista By The Sea Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada

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