We decided to have a quick getaway during Spring Break and I looked on the website for a destination on the Sunshine Coast. This resort appealed to me because it had one bedroom suites with a kitchenette. This worked out really well for our family with a 4 month old and 23 month old.
March is not the ideal time to visit the Sunshine Coast but we were pleasantly surprised to have only rainshowers (while the rest of Vancouver had solid rain). It was really cold but we came prepared with our fleece and rainjackets!
We stayed in the luxury one bedroom suites. The suites are well designed so that they do not share a wall with any other room. We had a patio suite which allowed us to enter and exit without having to use the hallway. The suite was smaller than I expected but it was very clean and the kitchen was equipped with all the basic cooking gear. (We prepared all our meals in the kitchen during our 3 day stay). The fireplace was a nice addition and well used after chilly evening walks on the beach. The king-sized bed, robes and chocolates added to our comfortable stay. My sister-in-law travelled with us and was given a room with an exterior entrance (since she was travelling with her dog). She was impressed with the cleanliness of the room, the good-sized deck & the fabulous view. (Regarding one of the previous reviews, in my opinion the newer lodge is a definite upgrade over the older one & would be recommended over the older lodge).
The owner was very hospitable and brought us a BBQ & crib (Pack n' Play) promptly when requested. He was friendly and asked more than once if there was anything else we needed when we saw him around the resort.
The resort itself has a great location in Pender Harbour. We enjoyed walking on the beach at low tide (not much access at high tide), looking at the boats in the marina and the childrens' play area. The hot tub (with an amazing view) was open but we didn't have enough time to enjoy it!We enjoyed hiking at beautiful Francis Point Park (a 15 minute drive). On a previous trip to the area, my husband and I had a fabulous dinner at a restaurant across the bay in Garden Bay. The Skcookumchuk is another great walk and there are lots of great little communities to check out. We've really enjoyed each trip we've made to the Sunshine Coast & especially enjoyed our accommodations at the SCR!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel and Marina offers its guests a unique resort experience, with stunning ocean views from every room and every corner of the property. The Resort itself is very intimate with less than 20 accommodations, which allows for careful detail and high quality amenities. Sunshine Coast Resort offers a variety of accommodation styles - from luxurious executive cottages to pet friendly ocean view suites. This is the perfect location for hosting family gatherings, small weddings, or romantic getaways to the Coast.Keep in touch with complimentary wireless high speed internet connections in every room, or getaway from it all and just relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets from your private deck. Our location is close to shopping and fine dining, and there are plenty of activities and things to do; plus the resort has its own marina which provides a base for all watersport related activities. The feeling of the resort is relaxed, and the location is ideal - right in the center of Pender Harbour, which offers a constantly changing view of Garden Bay, with dozens of multimillion dollar yachts coming and going right before your eyes. It is one of the best places on the Coast for yacht watching, and guaranteed to add a special touch to your Sunshine Coast getaway!Our new Sunshine Coast Executive Cottages have become a hot commodity immediately after adding them to our line up of oceannside accommodations in 2009. Our Oceanfront Superior Suites, Oceanview Rooms and our decadent Executive Penthouse were constructed in 2004 and feature amenities like Jacuzzi soaker tubs, fireplaces,full kitchens and personal BBQ's and large furnished decks with breathtaking ocean views. No matter which room type you favour the most, you will be pleased with the convincing quality of our accommodations, the cleanliness of our rooms and the impeccable service we offer at Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel and Marina. Naturally, Sunshine Coast Resort is your ideal basecamp for all recreational activities on the BC Sunshine Coast. From our fleet of professionally maintained Sunshine Coast Boat Rentals or spectacular marine tours to world renown Princess Louisa Inlet to local Pender Harbour boat tours and professionally guided fishing or sailing charters. From fantastic golfing and world class scuba diving to idyllic ocean kayaking, hiking and mountain biking to horseback riding and lake swimming. Sunshine Coast Resort has it all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina Madeira Park, Canada