My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Reef Point Cottages for a Valentine's Day retreat, and we stayed from February 15-17, 2013. On the way there, I had no idea where we were going, and as we drove into the parking stall by the main house, I thought they were the cutest little cabins ever. Later, this first impression was definitely fulfilled, inside and out.
Neither of us knew exactly what amenities were available, and we were surprised to find a jetted tub, and a full kitchen including a refrigerator, stove/oven, and dishwasher. It was very spacious for the two of us, and it was definitely nice to have the kitchen compared to the typical kitchenette.
However, the cabin was not perfect. As soon as I had seen this jetted tub I was very excited to try it out, which I did after dinner that evening. I ran the water, and discovered it to be a murky yellow-brown colour which really turned me off, and then I found out that the jets did not actually work. The first time the toilet was used, I also noticed that they was grime around the toilet bowl, showing it had probably not had a thorough cleaning for some time. We bypassed this as just being a busy hotel setting.
Following this, that first evening we were there, we were kept up by noisy neighbours in the cabin next door. While there is space between each of the suites, it was still close enough for them to be loud enough to disturb us into the night. It did not happen the second night however, and we drifted to sleep to the sounds of sea lions in the nearby ocean. It was nice to know that we were still able to be so close to nature.
The third thing that we had a problem with was although it was evident housekeeping came through our room, the only difference was the replaced toilet paper in the bathroom. Our bed was unmade, and the bathroom had little to no changes in cleanliness at all.
The off-season price was right, and the amount of space, the quaintness of the cottage, and the great location has made us decide that we would be likely to return here, regardless of our issues. The problems we had are easily solved by notifying the front desk, which we decided not to due to our relatively short stay. I would visit Reef Point again, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reef Point Cottages, where the west coast rain forest meets the mighty Pacific Ocean, is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. Reef Point Cottages offer an exciting, intimate and self-indulgent experience for those who want to explore what British Columbia’s most spectacular and natural landscape has to offer.With over a dozen different cottage styles and sizes, you are sure to find something that suits the size of your party and your budget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reef Point Cottages Hotel Ucluelet
- Reef Point Hotel