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Riverside Motel

2.0 of 5 5065 Roger Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've stayed here twice now on business. It's great to have a full kitchen and I found the room spacious as well as attractively decorated. I also like that the location is not right downtown, and it's easy to go for a walk by the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed here as we were too late off the ferry to drive to Tofino - fleeting visit but a surprise package. Like another reviewer, we weren't sure what we would find as we pulled into the car park but on looking into the room found it well equipped, clean and modern. 3 of us were traveling together and there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had chosen this motel for the location, the prices and the online photos. Upon arrival in Port Alberni, we were somewhat disappointed by its exterior, but the RIverside was a great surprise once we actually got out of the car and investigated. Not only did our hosts accommodate our odd-size group, but they were informative and helpful and friendly.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Did albert head stay at the same motel? We stayed in a new build cabin B (Apr 2014), and what a delight it was. Plenty of space and 2 bedrooms to boot. Yes it is on a busy road but switch on. A ceiling fan and this did the trick. Kitchen fully kitted out. Excellent wifi which worked all hours.... More 

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Longueuil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were travelling with our two year old and did not want to drive all the way to Tofino. We looked on the map and Port Alberni seemed to be an ideal place to stop. We were charmed by the Riverside Motel. The owners were very welcoming and the room was perfect, spacious and very clean. We had two double... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Rooms have been nicely redone with extra touches. Booked a two bed room and found the second bed was in a separate bedroom (with separate tv!), very handy. Kitchenette was very well stocked though we didn't really have opportunity to make use of it. Comfortable beds, useful brochures for local area. Was not hot during our stay so did not... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our Dragon Boat team (Team Phoenix), comes up every year to Port Alberni to race at the Sproat Lake Challenge in September, and we usually stay at the Somass Motel, until this year. This year, we stayed at the Riverside Motel, and WOW is it ever great! The rooms are newly renovated, and are gorgeous! The prices were exceptional, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This motel is an old style one maintained with love, providing the essentials including kitchenettes. Used this motel on the night before catching the Francis Barkley ferry to Sechart Lodge for some kayaking in the Broken Islands. Small rooms and kitchenette but great for a night.

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were able to book short notice and found it very easily. We really appreciated the customer service during check in. We were given an excellent recommendation for dinner and our other requests. The two ceiling fans were much appreciated. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. My only complaint in room 11 was the portable air conditioner was very... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Riverside Motel was perfect! We needed a place and when we drove past the Riverside and saw the well-cared for flowers, we knew the rooms would have a good chance! We were warmly welcomed and checked into a perfect room with two Queen beds and everything else we needed! Thank you for having us Riverside! We will definitely recommend... More 

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Address: 5065 Roger Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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