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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Vancouver Island
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed here, as we were going on the Lady Rose and needed to be their early, Never stayed at a Motel before but it was quite pleasant, staff friendly, room clean, It was a very hot evening and the fan in the bed room was weak, but besides that it was good, room contained everything. The flower beds... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, I have to say that the web site for this establishment really misrepresents the place. It makes it appear like it's some sort of idyllic, cosey little get-away (which is what we were looking for). Well, it isn't! Firstly, it is on a very busy road and the traffic noise was unexpected and certainly unwelcome (the inch-or-so gap under... More

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janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

It is a bit odd that one person out of all these reviews feels this way???????? More

Mississauga, Ontario
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the chance to stay in one of the new two bedroom cottages for one night during our trip to the island and it was fantastic. Two nice size bedrooms with very comfortable beds, kitchen with full size fridge and stove, coffee maker, toaster, living room with a nice size flat screen tv, comfortable couch and a nice leather... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been travelling round Vancouver Island staying in a mixture of campsites and motels. Of the motels this has to be up there with the best. The flower baskets were strikingly beautiful and the rooms just had that bit extra.. air-con in addition to ceiling fans, information leaflets and even a rubber ducky in the bathroom. Our room was more... More

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London, Ontario
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We try and stay at the smaller "Mom & Pop's" establishments... This is getting harder and harder, and to find one that is run with dedication and true desire to deliver a quality product, an even greater challenge! Riverside delivered, excellent location for discovering some of Vancouver Island. Couple of hours and you are in The pacific Rim and Tofino.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We (9 of us) arrived to the motel. The setup is a motel BUT the rooms are wonderful, beds are comfortable, beautifully renovated suites, feidge, stive, flatscreen TVs. Just amazing. Lisa made us feel at home, provided everything we were lacking, we made an amazing BBQ on site under the nice gazebo for guests to use. She even ran our... More

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Surrey, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed in July while the roses and hanging baskets were blooming outside of our room! It was gorgeous! You can tell the owners take great pride in the property, it reflects both inside and out. Extremely clean and up to date. I world definitely stay here again anytime.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
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