We recently stayed at the Pacific Shores for a week on an RCI exchange – the property is still as beautiful as our last stay but some things have changed as indicated in other reviews.
I don’t know if it is because the property is in receivership and being managed by a management company that the hot tub by the main pool was not working, that there was no information given at check-in, no book in the room to give direction etc. At check in we were given two keys to our room and that was it – we only knew where to put our garbage because we had stayed there before. Our dishwasher did not work and we did not want to report it while we were there as we did not want to spend our vacation having someone come in and out of our suite. So, we reported it at check out. I must say that I went to the front desk to ask for another large pot as the one in the room had loose handles and was not safe to use in my opinion and to ask for more garbage bags and they were promptly delivered to our room. Also, in the evening we would see a young man walking the grounds to check for things that needed attention – one evening replacing a bulb that had burned out in one of the lights that come on in the evening on the grounds in the front. This must be a very stressful time for the employees not knowing what is happening with their jobs. Everyone we dealt with was very helpful – Jennifer at the front desk who I spoke with before we left home and Lorraine who is in housekeeping and has been at the resort for years. On the Saturday they put a note on our door to ensure that we knew that we would be changing to day light savings time which was great as check out is early (10a.m.).
We ate breakfast at Ricki’s before catching the ferry to come home – the usual breakfast fare – nothing outstanding.
I always cook when we have a condo – when you have an amazing view, it is a bonus. Enjoyed our morning coffee and evening glass of wine looking at the ocean. Thrifty’s and Quality Foods are great places to do your grocery shopping. We always bring our own food staples from home and I always have a frozen meal or two to take with us when we travel by car.
We made our usual trip to Coombs and agreed that it is better in the summer. There were a lot of places that were closed and other had notices on their door that they were planning on retirement after the summer season. We always enjoy our trip to the Island but do not go that often with the cost of the ferry being so expensive – but having said that we did not have to pay plane fare and be shuffled around at the airport like a bunch of cattle!!
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- Also Known As:
- Pacific Shores Hotel Nanoose Bay
- Pacific Shores Resort And Spa Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada