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“Strange experience”
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Wessex Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Cowichan Bay B&B and Inns
Duncan, Canada
1 review
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“Strange experience”
Reviewed 8 October 2011

Apparently fill in staff when we were there. Very peculiar and hyper chatty made me nervous feel unsure about whole situation/not professional at all. We didn't get the room we booked. The light bulb in the stove burst putting glass all thru our take out food so no supper that night (we booked a kitchenette for a REASON) Staff did offer to replace bulb though I'd had enough by then and had nothing to warm in the oven anyway so wanted the person to leave as they began to call us "weird" and acted insulting and aggressive. No voucher towards a meal....very odd uncomfortable vibe. Would not recommend to anyone I know. Old mattresses, otherwise clean enough and quiet the nights we were there. Just no customer service. Overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Drumheller, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

The friend I was traveling with especially wanted to stay at the Wessex as she had stayed there before and even had a special room which she requested. Maybe her standards were different than mine.

On arrival, I thought the room seemed a bit shut up smelling. The beds were old, I thought the head of the bed seemed lower than the rest. Bedspreads were looking as if they had ben washed and washed and washed. Room was tiny but had a fridge, stove and table and chairs. We were on ground floor in a corner unit. The view was very nice of the bay. It had sliding patio doors and two patio chairs to each unit. I felt it was a bit pricey for the state of the room althought the carpet and floor looked new. The view of the Bay, right across from the Park was entirely worth it. Each room seemed to have a nice view of the Bay. There were two floors and each had a balcony. It was relaxing. The Bay was beautiful and had lots of good restaurants and some unique shopping.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Ladysmith, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2010

What a horrid place. The new paint and carpets do not mask the less than acceptable rooms. If you do decide to stay, bring your flip flops to wear in the tub and I would recommend bringing black out curtains because the odd blind dangling down barely keeps out the light from about 5:30 a.m. on. The rooms are not very sound proof and sleep was impossible until well after midnight. Managemnt seemed unimpressed by our complaints. I have to say the park across the way is nice and the little village delightful. We enjoyed the Cow Bay Pub.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2010

found it by accident but it was the best thing that could happen during our weekend on the island. now that we've discovered this little town we will come back and of course we'd stay at this lovely motel.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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ProudOwner, Owner at Wessex Inn, responded to this review, 28 June 2010
Thank you so very much for your compliments and good review. We take pride in our product and our service and really appreciate hearing that we helped to make your stay enjoyable!
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Fort McMurray
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2010

The room smell like stale smoke and musty, beds are awful, decks look like they need to be fixed, the whole building looks like it is falling down and the management were completely unwilling to accomadate. This is a not worth pay a dime to stay in! It is NOT fixed up in any way shape or form.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Comox,British Columbia,Canada
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2007

Spent one night here and it was enough.
Not a very clean facility.Outdated and old carpets,furniture etc.
Front office staff very nice,but the room itself was not that good.
You could hear everything from the room above.The taps,toilet were very loud etc.Place needs an overhaul

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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2 Thank islandrockin
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Additional Information about Wessex Inn

Property: Wessex Inn
Address: 1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cowichan Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cowichan Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Wessex Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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