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Tofino Swell Lodge

341 Olson, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013
Gina H Garson ON
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at the end of August - yes you could call the place quaint, bohemian, different .... whatever but for the money it was not a great experience! The rooms left much to be desired and in our party we had 2 rooms so this is not just based on one night in one room. On the surface they... More

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Garson ON
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18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

View of the ocean was really nice. Was interesting to watch the boats go by. The room was small and very clean. Twin beds you don't see every day. No fridge no phone no microwave....but not really needed. The little village is close by and everything is there that you would need.

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Montana
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We went here because they were pet friendly and located on the bay. Wow, what a nice view: boats on docks, then Meares Island and then in the far background tall mountains. What is really special is the communal kitchen and eating area. It is really well appointed and a nice opportunity to save money cooking for yourself and meeting... More

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Sidney BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were so impressed with this lodge. The views were fabulous. Everything was very clean and well kept. We took our little dog and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The common room kitchen is well appointed and the common room is a great place to relax and enjoy the view. We used the... More

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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Swell, and found the accommodation well appointed, but tired. This is primarily a fishing lodge catering to people who care less about pristine 'au courant' design than clean and practical amenities and a relaxing atmosphere. The bed was comfortable and fresh, but the room was very musty, and I squashed several ants on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

We had a blast at the swell. We stayed here to fish and had the best time. Everybody welcomed us as family and treated us wonderful. This was my second stay and I will certainly be back. Book a fishing trip at the front desk and have a blast.

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Campbell River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We have stayed here once in the past and found it to be nice, but it seems that the service has gone down hill as our most recent stay was not pleasant. The hot tub became 'partied out' by other guests and had to be refilled so we did not have use of it for our stay (which has always... More

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Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

The Swell Lodge, Tofino, BC presents the traveller with a truly “fishing lodge” experience. This is not a place for pampering spa types that want the west coast experience. No, this caters to the sports person, being it hiking, surfing or, more likely, fishing. The rooms are very clean and comfortable albeit sparsely furnished. A common area upstairs (or in... More

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Konigstein, Germany
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66 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Tofino Swell Lodge sits right next to one of the piers. Views are breathtaking, especially from the large group living room/kitchen. Guest are invited to prepare their catch (from the sea or supermarket) and have their meals together. Also there are various outdoor sitting areas in front of the house. However, we were disappointed, because our room adjacent to the... More

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Hartlepool
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13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Tofino is expensive but this place is good value as you can self cater. It has the most beautiful view over the sea and islands and is located overlooking the crab dock so you may be able to buy seafood from there if the right boat is in. There are other nearby source of seafood as well. We were the... More

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Additional Information about Tofino Swell Lodge

Address: 341 Olson, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 21 Specialty lodging in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts of the waterfront Tofino Swell Lodge are Betsy and Chris. They offer seven rooms, each named after a local species of salmon. Your stay comes complete with inviting common areas, fully equipped kitchen, picturesque gardens, a patio with BBQ and a hot tub looking into Clayoquot Sound. From the lodge Chris also operates Tofino Sports Fishing; join Chris on a fishing charter, scenic cruise or bird watching tour. Pets are welcome. ... more   less 
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