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Riverside Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5065 Roger Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Port Alberni
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Chemainus, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little motel! Has all the kitchen facilities and is very tastefully decorated. Don't let the exterior fool you. This place is very comfortable and the staff is willing to go the extra mile to make you feel really at home for your stay! Loved it!

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed here after a kayak/hike to Della Falls in Sep 2012. We were exhausted and called around to find a decent price for a good nights rest. We were upgraded to a suite, the room was very nice, comfortable and clean. The room had a full kitchen and a large round kitchen table. Good prices and very nice people.

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Courtenay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

An absolute delight! I've driven past this motel many times, thought the flowers outside the rooms a nice touch, but did not think it could be the best motel in town. I was totally, 100% wrong - it is by far the best accommodation within the city of Port Alberni. It is an older building, but clean rooms that have... More

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janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you VERY MUCH for your review. We love to hear the comments. More

Warwick, England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We booked this so that we could explore Vancouver island and take a trip on the Frances Berkeley down to Bamfield. The room was spacious and peaceful and was good value. In walking distance of restaurants and shops.

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed at this motel for 2 nights in August 2013. We had booked a suite, but were upgraded to the 2-bedroom cottage (which had queen beds in both rooms, and two more beds in the living room). The motel exceeded our expectations in the size of accommodations, the general cleanliness and comfort, and location. Very short walk to the... More

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Victoria, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Riverside Motel in Port Alberni was recommended to us, but still it exceeded expectations. The exterior is typical older style motel, with pots of flowers providing splashes of summer colour, and a covered sitting area where our group relaxed at the end of the day. The redecorated rooms were very clean, with good bed linens and towels, WiFi, and... More

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Beaver Flat Resort (by Stewart Valley)
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed at this motel from July 4 until July 10, we went to Port Alberni for a family reunion. The room was fabulous, clean and comfortable, the flowers that grow and are planted are beautiful and give off a lovely scent. Close to cafe's, bistro's, main street, Marina, they were quick to help us find our way around. We... More

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Here is another example of an older building that is clean and nicely renovated. We were there for a night before we paddled the Broken Island Group and all had a peaceful restful sleep. The gazebo and BBQ outside for client use is a real nice touch and a great meeting place, if you enjoy chatting with other travelers. The... More

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Was obviously renovated, had lovely tiled flooring and modern pictures and decor including bathroom which looked like new. Was with my son who was a groomsman at a wedding we attended in Port Alberni and we actually had a suite with a bedroom in it which my son said was awesome since he had the air conditioner in that room... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Great place. Awesome owners. Highly recommend. Clean rooms. Lovely flowers. Bring your BBQ stuff and sit a while. Great repeat customers. I will be back. Yeah bring your dog if you want, or a fishing rod.

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Address: 5065 Roger Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Port Alberni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are centrally located and close to all amenities including a beautiful walkway along the river just around the corner. Close to the "Bears on the Boardwalk" the famous "Clam Bucket Restaurant" as well as the Lady Rose Marine Services and the Multiplex arena. Standard Queen Rooms, Rooms with a Queen Bed in the front area and a Queen bed in a separate Bedroom as well as Kitchen suites with a Queen bed in the front area and a Queen and a Twin bed in a separate bedroom. We have air conditioning, wireless internet as well as great hospitality. There is a barbecue area for our guests to use and socialize. Perfect place to use as your home base while discovering Vancouver Island. ... more   less 
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