I wanted to rate some of the places I've stayed in Alert Bay, because there's been some really good, and some REALLY bad. This one was one of the bad ones...I have to agree with some of the other reviews on this site. At Alert Bay Lodge you pay a lot of money, for not very much at all. And it's so true, corners were cut wherever possible. Old buildings can be nice and rustic, but you still need new age health standards! The kitchen didn't even have an exhaust fan...which is not very pleasant when the poor host/hostess is trying to cook a lovely breakfast and all you can smell is smoke!!
And yes, the vibe you get from the place and how the locals feel about the busiess does make it hard to enjoy your stay at Alert Bay Lodge...I believe health standards, well maintained building & rooms (including kitchen!) and reputation are key to a successful business...they failed in all three.
The town does offer a lot to see, and many other great places to stay though! So don't give up looking around if you're traveling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Johnstone Strait, our cedar log lodge is a two kilometre walk along the ocean road to the Village of Alert Bay. Features include a south facing sundeck, woodstove, large common room, library and wireless Internet. Whale watching and grizzly viewing tours pick up near the lodge. Each of our four rooms has a private bath and includes a hot, healthy breakfast. Off season, we host small conferences and weddings. ... more less
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