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Tofino Swell Lodge

341 Olson, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Ranked #12 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This Internet rental was a lesson for me because I relied on a limited description to select the room and while it was a «room without a view», it ended up being an isolated basement room with a «hint» of humid smell and limited external light. I rolled with my choice and made the best of it, but next time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a real gem in our estimation. The room was nothing fancy. It was clean and functional. The outstanding thing here is the location and grounds of the property. It is quiet located away from the high activity in Tofino. It is right beside the Tofino Harbour (Armitage Point) pier. Just out the door and down a short street... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

WOW! This was one of the nicest places we have EVER stayed in while traveling - PERIOD. It looks deceiving when you drive into an unmarked gravel driveway. BUT wait until you see the view from the deck as you register at the Office. The rooms for sleeping are quaint, and bathrooms spotless. It's the REST of the facilities you... More 

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london
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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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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 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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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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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

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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