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“Lovely location for a chill out by the sea”

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Buena Vista by the Sea
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Qualicum Beach
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Lovely location for a chill out by the sea”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Choose the Georgia Suite, No 5. Worth paying the extra for the stunning view from the massive balcony. Looks over the sea and a pretty garden with sun deck. Lovely large room with seating area. Kitchen area and bathroom need a little updating but have all the equipment you need. Very helpful and friendly couple running the place whilst the owners on holiday. Need a car to get into Qualicum Town which is worth a visit. No chain stores are allowed so there are a variety of independent shops, and a real feeling of community. We were happy just to sit on the balcony and relax.

Room Tip: Georgia Suite No 5. Big room with massive balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Delightful little place right on the ocean in Qualicum Beach! Clean & Bright, quiet (even though it's right on the highway), amazing views with balcony on the ocean over looking the gardens , great location (1 block from Deez Pub), full size kitchen, super friendly staff, great value! Angie and Barry made us feel right at home with a cup of cream for our tea and coffee at check in. They even left roses and chocolates when they discovered it was my wife's birthday and our anniversary. You will not be disappointed with your stay here. We'll be back again next year!

Room Tip: all rooms have great ocean views!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were only able to stay one night at this little place - only eight units - and it really is a treasure. You'll wonder at first - it is right on the highway and looks kinda small and retro. But then you park (for free) and go in to register and Angela and Barry welcome you like old friends (they fill in for the owners in June) and give you a jug of fresh milk to take to your room for your tea and coffee…and you walk a few feet past the beautiful hanging baskets to your room…. It IS a little bit 1950's retro in a spotless, comfy sense. Everything you need in the kitchen, including a big ceramic teapot. Nice stove and fridge, etc. Everything works. On to the bed/sitting room, spacious, fresh, clean and perfect. When you open the curtains you find a really decent-sized deck to sit on and enjoy the beautiful rose garden (you are welcome to traipse through or sit in the garden) and then the ocean - right there. I haven't been sleeping well, but at this place I slept the entire night. (And you cannot hear the highway traffic). Nice TV for the World Cup games. Decent tub and shower. Of course we will return and we would gladly recommend this place to our friends. Thanks, Angela!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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St George
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed just one night here at the end of our Vancouver Island trip. We had booked it on the basis of the reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. We had a gorgeous bright room with kitchen and the views were wonderful. We had a great welcome and a very comfortable stay. We would definitely stay here again and have no hesitation recommending to others.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Qualicum Beach is one of the most unspoilt North American places I have ever visited and is very clean and quiet. As is the Buena Vista by the Sea. Slightly excentric but very helpful owner and rooms with amazing views over the water. Very clean and well maintained with kitchen and all the crockery etc that you need for your stay. And all this at a cost that won't break the bank.

Room Tip: Room 105 is just a little further back from the road and a little quieter but I am sure all other ro...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beppu-shi, Oita, Japan
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We had the most amazing experience. The staff (Claire) was friendly, knowledgeable, and have us outstanding service. This place is literally right on the beach, with nice rooms that are clean and have gorgeous views. All this with a budget friendly rate. Highly recommend this to any travelers!

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memphis, tn
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We drove up and found this motel while exploring the east side of Vancouver Island. It was inexpensive and clean. Perfect ocean view. Kitchen was well stocked though we only made coffee. Would have liked it to have better sheets and towels but they were adequate. The room was big and comfortable. The bed was comfy. Loved having the patio on the water for drinking our morning coffee. I found this motel more value for the money than the fancier hotel we also looked at down the road. Liked being able to park our car in front of the unit. We stayed in the Georgian Suite. It was fine. Not too keen on the heating system in the unit, but it worked fine once we warmed up the room. Glad we stayed here. Would suggest it for an overnight in the area without hesitation.

Room Tip: Pay more and stay in the Georgian Suite.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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