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Riverside Motel

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5065 Roger Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Vancouver Island, BC
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a wedding to attend in Port Alberni we looked at many different options for a suite in and Riverside looked the best by far. Reasonable price, great location, great amenities! It didn't disappoint! The room was bigger than we expected with plenty of room to set up my son's portable crib. The kids shared the bedroom which contained a... More 

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Ayr, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner / lady at the front desk was very helpful! Directed us to a great restaurant, helped plan our stay. The rooms were very clean, 2 separate bedrooms and kitchenette. Best hotel of a three week trip across Canada! Recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed overnight before our trip to the Broken Group. With 9 of us they accommodated us well. 5 of us stayed in one of the duplexes and it was well-equipped with a full kitchen and a back patio. Very clean and updated. It is located on a busy street but the traffic didn't disturb our sleep. Only 5... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked the look of this motel with its hanging flower baskets and BBQ area so we booked a twin room for 2 nights. When I entered our room it appeared to have just one bed but the other was behind a partition which was a nice arrangement. The kitchen was well equipped and clean and there was a good... More 

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Seattle, Wa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pro’s: • Pleasant and accommodating Motel staff • Motel appeared to be recently remodeled. • Room was clean and aesthetically very nice • Bed was not overly firm or overly soft • Very good shower pressure • Small well-stocked kitchenette • WIFI service was provided, and reliable Con’s: • The room we stayed in was compact. Very space limited. •... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This property is without a doubt the best non-chain style of motel we have ever stayed in and we've been to quite a few. The vast majority of the rooms have been recently renovated and our housekeeping unit (#106) had everything we needed to cook our meals. A great touch is the owners Hans and Janice have set up a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Stayed here for a wedding in Port Alberni. This is a very small town with limited options and not a lot around. There is a decent restaurant around the corner. I saw some of the other rooms and they looked decent, our room however was falling apart. The ceiling had bad cracks and was patched up, the toilet had a... More 

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janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry you ended up with #101 Generally we tell people before they check in that room because we know it needs updating and we are doing that in September. That will be the last room and all of our rooms will be renovated. I am sorry your were not told about the room. Hopefully you can have one... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The motel room was more like a nicely renovated 1-bedroom apartment. Very clean and comfortable. It is clear that the owners and the staff care about this place. It’s a great value, especially if you travel with your family. The location is good too – very quiet and serene, next to the river and walking distance to a couple of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Although have stayed a few times in the Port Alberni had not found a place to return to. That has changed, this was a great spot. The rooms were lovely, decor was cute, the rooms spotless. A nice area outside to sit and enjoy time with friends. Parking was great for motorcylces. Close to walk to for drinks and dinner.

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hastings highlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Small motel which has been nicely renovated and decorated. I was impressed with how clean the room was especially the kitchen and appliances; they were spotless. However we found the room a little small for two queen size beds, one of which was a little saggy, and it would create more space if they removed the large cupboard housing the... More 

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