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Sandcastle Inn

374 W. Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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, BC, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were two couples visiting Parksville and booked two separate rooms via Booking.com mostly because it was close to the Provincial campground Rathtrevor where our kids were camping and the price point was reasonable given peak season demand. Location was a strong attractor for us not only because of close proximity to Rathtrevor but also restaurants and attractions like Wildlife... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sandcastle gets it right: Very clean, very comfortable, very friendly staff. And if you, like me, are tired of hotels promising wi-fi but not delivering, The Sandcastle Inn has a router in each room! So you get wi-fi fast enough to stream, download your books, etc. "Free" breakfast is included and it's the standard continental fare. Good location in... More 

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Tainan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. You are close to everything you could want locally. Despite being on the highway, our room was very quiet. The rooms are plain and simple but perfect for budget travellers who are just looking for a good home base to sleep at. Check out the mini golf in the evening.

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Osoyoos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stay was great, wonderful person running the motel, and talk about clean, they have tea lights lit to freshen the rooms before you checked in, it was nice to walk into our room and it was fresh. The lady at the front desk went out of her way to show us numerous styles of the rooms they had to... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked last minute for a 1 night stay. Checkin was smooth and quick. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Checked in on a very hot day, and found the room lovely and cool. Very close to the ocean Would stay again.

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Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed here one night and were very pleased. The bed was very comfortable, our room was very private and we would recommend this motel to our friends. Located right on route 19A it was convenient to get to from the highway. If you had time the family putter golf course would have been lots of fun, right across the... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Spent two nights at this quaint little hotel. Had a brand new comfy bed and was very quiet. Ample free parking and close to all amenities, a bar fridge would have been nice, but not an issue for only a couple of nights. Carpet could use a steam and breakfast was simple, but all in all not a bad place... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stayed here for one night, the 2nd week of March 2015 and was pleasantly surprised by the great location, nice simple rooms, and nice Continental breakfast. The room and washroom was very clean. Sheets and towels were of low quality, but clean. Carpets could use a steam clean in the hallways and stairs and rooms, but overall it was a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This Inn is close to town but, when we were there, very quiet and breakfast is included. OK accommodation but bathroom needs refurbishing. There are 3 floors and there is an elevator. The breakfast room was pleasant (even in winter) and fairly well equipped. Our room had the basics but the Q bed was diagonal to allow access. Room carpet... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Modern family run business. Could be a Chain Hotel. Pros - • centrally located. • reasonably priced. • friendly • lots of free parking. • good restaurants in walking distance. Cons • could be a better breakfast. •. Travelers want a bran type of cereal. There was only Cheerios. • soap in room was tiny and hard as a stone.... More 

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