This year we chose to visit Sooke, B.C. to celebrate our 27th anniversary. After a bit of research, we decided on the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
Looks nice on the outside, but it was a disappointment for us on the inside.
Our room - Oceanview - top floor - was dark and somewhat depressing. The walls were various shades of grey, the flooring was charcoal, hard laminate and the decor was in greys and blacks. The windows were large, but were unable to bring in enough light in to offset the cold, depressing colour scheme of the room. I think this room was decorated for a magazine photo shoot and not for comfort. The only sofa had high straight back and sides and I mean high - the arm rests were above my shoulders, too high to use. It looked like and felt as comfortable as a church pew. No matter how we tried, the sofa was just not comfortable and we ended up having to sit on the bed.
The other problem we had was in controlling the temperature of the room. The only way to keep it from heating up was to have the noisy air conditioner turned on, (even with the window open and the heat off the room kept heating up) which only took the room from hot to freezing and back to hot. At night the air conditioner kicking in and out made for a restless sleep. (Also if you are a light sleeper, be prepared to be awaken by the eager salmon fishermen that start launching their boats at the public boat ramp below your window - starting at 5:30am. Most seem to tow their boats with loud diesel trucks.)
The first night, upon our arrival and after a two hour drive, we thought a swim and hot tub sounded like a great idea - not!. Upon seeing how cloudy/mirky the water was, in both the hot tub and pool, we reluctantly decided not to risk it and went for a walk instead.
The positives: The staff were friendly. The room was clean. The bathroom was very nice.
We won't be back. For the price, there are much better options in Sooke.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, and extraordinary hospitality. Rising above the Pacific Ocean, our waterfront resort offers breath-taking views of Sooke Harbour, Sooke Basin, Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains. Conveniently located near unique local attractions and recreational facilities, we invite you to indulge in a truly West Coast experience. ... more less
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