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Somass Motel & RV

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5279 River Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here several times prior to embarking to Bamfield. While nothing fancy the rooms are spacious, clean, and well equipped. We had a two bedroom unit that had a sofa bed as well. Just fine for a short stay.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was leery booking the Somass but pleasantly surprised. The owners have taken great care maintaining this older property. Weather prevented pool use but it looks great. Clean roooms. Plumbing needs a makeover though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Randomly happened upon this motel and it far exceeded my expectations. Bed was super comfortable, nicest linens of our trip so far, renovated bathroom and cute old fashioned swimming pool. Owner lent us towels for the beach and there was a swell garden where we were able to plunk the baby in the shade and let him eat from all... More

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Sechelt, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were moving from Alberta to B.C. and had to stay in a motel for a couple of days before taking possession of our new home. While this is clearly an older motel it is immaculately clean and well maintained. The owners are very hospitable and try to do whatever is necessary to make your stay a pleasant experience. One... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed on the campground at the back of the hotel and it was little more that a bit of scrubland and was not separated from the field at the back by any fencing. We stayed there in July, so not sure when the pictures on the website were taken but it looked nothing like that. The staff and facilities... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Somass Motel for 2 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The feather duvet made me feel so pampered and my husband loved the flat screen tv. Your grounds are lovely - especially the colourful hanging baskets. Thanks so much. We'll be back !

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What a gem! Awesome motel located on the outskirts of Port Alberni on the way to Tofino. The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was spotless and well appointed. The whole place is beautiful and obviously well cared for. The motel called us before our stay to see if we needed anything prior to our arrival. The care... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

we stayed for two nights and were impressed by many things. Modern rooms with flat screens and comfortable beds. We stayed in a pet friendly room that even had its own little garden and picnic table. The owners were friendly and professional. They even came outside to wave us goodbye as we drove off. We have recommended to all our... More

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Surrey, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

An older motel, but very well maintained. We had the familly unit which has a well equipped kitchen, great to make simple meals. Very clean overall, spotless bathroom, great shower, comfortable bed. We have stayed here a few times over the last ten years, and will again if in the area.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our family went to Port Alberni and stayed at this motel & Rv in summer time. Fantastic views and the family-friendly staff made us just like home. The room was very clean and comfortable, with good bed linens and towels. Everything was perfect as we needed, clean and comfortable, - WiFi, internet and a suitably equipped kitchenette. The swimming pool... More

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Address: 5279 River Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
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Hotel Class:2 star — Somass Motel & RV 2*
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Welcome to our Cottage Style Motel located in the heartland of Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim region. Our central location makes us the perfect base for daytrips throughout the area. Cruise the Alberni Inlet on the MV Lady Rose, ride the summer steam train out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. Our well appointed and air conditioned rooms include 1 and 2 bedroom fully equipped kitchen suites as well as standard rooms with fridge & microwave. ... more   less 
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