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Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowichan Bay
Calgary
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22 reviews
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“Family Wedding”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We booked a three night stay here to attend a family wedding. We had a one bedroom suite which was more than enough room for two people. We had a beautiful view of the bay and enjoyed having the window open when it wasn't raining. Sadly there was no balcony. The kitchenette was fully stocked with dishes and we were able to find a small convenience store just down the road to purchase food and beverages. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and able to suggest places to see and recommend restaurants where we could eat when we were not at the hotel. The breakfast was great at the hotel as was the service. They were very tolerant of the noise we created as part of the wedding party and although we were a busy, noisy group, they seemed welcoming all the way through our stay. The food provided for the wedding was delicious and plentiful and was enjoyed by all.

Room Tip: A room on the bay side provides the best view of the harbour.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here 3 nights in August 2013 & did not want to leave.
We loved it so much we kept going back each night from wherever we had ventured to on Vancouver Island.
The hotel is beautiful, the view gorgeous, the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and spacious. Just a beautiful place for us to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate our spirits. We did not eat at the restaurant, so cannot comment on that.
The Manager went above and beyond the call of duty in responding to my email inquiry regarding one of the mattresses that we loved.
The only reason I did not give this hotel an Excellent rating is because the parking spots were limited and the underground parking garage was extremely tight.
We had a very quiet stay, unlike some of the other guests I've read about who were there when sports teams were staying.
We would go back again in a heartbeat!

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Have stayed here in past and will continue to do so in the future. One should not be deterred by the the first impression of the hotel. As with a good book the cover is not what counts. Once inside the lobby you will know this place is special. As I have only stayed on the 3rd floor I can't say every room has a great view, however I am sure that the rooms on the ground floor with the walk outs have something special as well. Although the restaurant was being renovated thus I can't review the food however before renovations the breakfasts were terrific.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Ok hotel. We had problems with our lights in our room and the front desk person was quick to come and adjust them. Asked for a wake up call but did not receive one. They likely did call but we realized after that the ringer on the phone was turned off. The restaurant was not open and would have appreciated being told in advance of our stay that we would have no place to eat breakfast. The manager did adjust our bill for the inconvenience which we appreciated. The room was clean and that was the most important part as with such a beautiful place to visit who wants to spend time in your hotel room. We did not have any problems with noise at all and would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: A room with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

If you like noise created by sports teams and kids screaming in the pool and on the grounds , running up and down the stairs and halls , this is your place, then ensure they put you in the suites where you bed headboard is on the elevator shaft. My fav stunt by the hockey team was for them to take their sticks and hit gravel into the Marina , brilliant as the stones glanced off the boats .. Booked 3 weeks ahead, told no other rooms were available however the staff was still cleaning and customers continued to arrive for many more hours after being asked to be moved. Pool is a teardrop, gym has too much equipment. We stay in Cow Bay about 4 times a year , we come for the seafood and to see freinds, stay in the BW in Chemanus or a B and B in the bay, never again at this place and never ever will we recommend it.What a shame , such a view.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colin M, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear mrsthoughtful,

I would like to apologize on behalf of all Oceanfront Suites staff that your stay with us was not as peaceful as you desired. We are a family friendly hotel and appreciate and welcome all guests - this includes sports teams, wedding crowds, tour groups and more. We try our best to accommodate everyone and to give them a positive and relaxing vacation experience. Noise levels can sometimes be difficult to control and we give you our most sincere apologies that the night of your stay was an especially loud one. We hope you will consider staying with us again as we appreciate you choosing to stay with us, and hope to provide you with a more satisfying hotel experience.

Maddy Eagen
Front Desk Supervisor
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

I would unfortunately avoid this hotel if you're sensitive to noise.

We usually stay at another hotel while visiting family in the area, but thought we'd try Oceanfront Suites this time since Cowichan Bay is so lovely. The sliding patio doors overlooking the water are nice, but NOT on nights when hordes of shrieking teenagers from the sports teams staying at the hotel are running between the pool and the beach right under your window. Zero soundproofing! Our two young kids couldn't sleep until 11 p.m., when the "quiet" rule goes into effect. We checked out the next morning, not wanting to risk another scream-fest. Having to pack up and look for another place to stay with two sleep-deprived, fussy kids instead of doing our planned vacation activities wasn't fun. No one at the hotel was particularly apologetic.

On a positive note, our waitress Jessica at the hotel restaurant was terrific.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Colin M, General Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Hello Sofia R, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that your stay was disturbed by other guests and that we did not anticipate your needs to be away from the team groups that were also staying with us. We do our very best to accommodate all guests, however sometimes guests are noisy and we do everything we can to communicate with those guests about noise and disturbances. I will be sure to pass along your comments to Jessica in the restaurant, she is a wonderful person and a great member of our team at the hotel.

Colin Mantell
General Manager
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I stayed on two occasions for 3 days. The first time I got a room on the 5th floor. The second time my room was on the ground floor. I'm not sure which I liked best. The view was incredible in both cases but on the ground floor I could walk out to the sea and along a trail into the forest. The hotel is built on a hill and all the suites face the sea. The rooms were spotless on both occasions. We had a full kitchenette, living room and bedroom off behind. Wifi is free. The decor was simple, elegant and warm. The staff were really great and always seemed to be in a good mood and extra friendly and helpful. The chef created vegan meals for me as the normal menu usually included meat and eggs. The pool and gym were perfect. Not too big and not too small and again clean and well maintained. They were set on the ground floor so you could walk out to the boardwalk and ocean. There is always something to do and everything is within walking distance. Lovely shops selling crafts, a great coffee shop and bakery, eateries, and quiet. Very quaint and a great place to relax. I'd recommend the hotel and the town as a great girlfriend getaway as well as honeymoon stay. Photography opportunities abound. Wharf walking is a must.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a view. If you want to be at the water, choose a room on the ground level.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay
Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R-1N0, Canada (Formerly Oceanfront Grand Resort & Marina)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cowichan Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowichan Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is idyllically nestled in the Cowichan Valley, between Victoria and Nanaimo, in the seaside village of Cowichan Bay. With its eclectic collection of shops and restaurants and the wharves filled with, sail boats, fishing boats and floating homes it is one of the most picturesque, secret locations on Vancouver Island. The Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay offers 56 spacious suites, all facing the ocean. Each is equipped with a master bedroom, bathroom, and a comfortable living and dining area. Most are equipped with a complete kitchen. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, romantic getaway, family vacation or a special wedding destination, The Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay can deliver in comfort and style. ... more   less 
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