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Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

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1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We lived in Parksville many years ago and have long times friends here. We always wanted to stay at this resort but timing never was right. They advertise rustic rooms, but that doesn't mean junky. Rooms had very nice furniture that appears to be from a cherry tree which is unique. Rooms well laid out and the Ocean views were... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed here many times and have been in cabins and apartments the beach is fantastic but there is a long uphill path back to the resort going down isn't for the physically challanged There is an excellent Sunday brunch as well as an excellent restaurant There is a spa with heated swimming pool and also a swimming pool... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family & I had a lovely & relaxing time at this resort. It's the perfect little getaway. It feels like your in the middle of nowhere but it's easy enough to hop in your car & drive to the store if you need to pick something up. We stayed in the 2 bedroom pet friendly cabin. It was very... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Michi R for your "Very relaxing time" review and for your recommendation. We're so happy you and your family found us and had a lovely and relaxing getaway from the city. We do have a great mid-island location that feels like you're "away" without being too far from ferries, flights, shopping, etc. Thank you for mentioning... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Victoria for 12 years I had the impression that Tigh-Na-Mara was a high end resort and spa. Recently, a friend stayed there with her two small dogs and said that she enjoyed relaxing in a cabin in front of the fireplace with a book, and walking her dogs on the expansive beach. I looked on-line was impressed... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Amy H for posting your review. I'm glad to hear your friend enjoyed her relaxing stay in one of our dog-friendly cottages; and that you liked the ambiance of our forested property in general. I agree the 2-hour drive from Victoria is much easier than almost 4 hours to Tofino. Regarding the TV, I'm a little confused as... More 

Prince George, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a girls only spa weekend, stayed in a spa bungalow. Lots of families, couples, very active! There is not much negative to say. Kitchen had all the dishes so we were able to cook small meals although we did enjoy a dinner out at Cedars Restaurant. There are 2 negatives to our bungalow: there was no dishwasher detergent... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you northerncamper4 for your "Girls Only Spa Weekend" review! Really happy you enjoyed your girls getaway. Our Spa Bungalow Suites are very popular for these occasions. So sorry about the two negatives you mention. Both are uncommon and easily fixable. Your review didn't mention if you did but I hope you called the Front Desk to report these things.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No question that the location is beautiful, but Tigh-Na-Mara is really glorified camping in many respects, and promoting it as a "resort and spa" is overselling the product. The site is populated with very outdated buildings (sure, they are "planning" a renovation, however that doesn't help us now). We stayed in an ocean-front room and while the view was great,... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Crobbulan for taking the time to post your review. What is a resort? A resort combines the amenities of a hotel (a facility that provides accommodations- bed and bath) with other services, often for recreation or relaxation, to provide for all or most of a vacationer's wants while remaining on the premises - such as food, drink, lodging,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to win a one night stay visit to Tigh-Na-Mara. I've always heard great things about this resort, so I was really excited for our stay! I was travelling with my husband for my birthday. The Pro's: -Amazing view from the ocean view suite (where we stayed) -Easy access to Rathtrevor Beach which is amazing! -Convenient having... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you MissNat11 for your review. Please pass along our birthday wishes to your husband! I want to thank you for listing all the "pros" as well as the "cons" from your stay. Very helpful and welcoming staff, beautiful park-like setting, amazing view, easy access to beach, great massage, comfortable bed, delicious appies, cocktails and desserts - these are all... More 

Salt Spring Island, B.C.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this stay at Tigh-Na-Mara to celebrate my wife’s birthday, with the idea of walking along the sandy beach and relaxing in a comfortable, oceanfront room. It was a beautiful day and the walk was nice. The room, though, wasn’t quite as comfortable as I would have liked. Both Check-in and Check-out were quite “clinical”… give me your name,... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you exchef1 for taking the time to post your "Great View" review. Please send your wife birthday wishes from all of us at Tigh-Na-Mara! Happy you had beautiful weather for your February getaway. We've certainly had the best weather anywhere in the country this winter. By your description it sounds like you stayed in one of our Oceanview Suites.... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My young daughter and I have stayed here in two consecutive summers. We enjoy the beach here a lot, the pool, the playground, and the general location. She has been officially too young to join in the kids' club activities, but I've been disappointed with the hours of operation (the kids' club only operates in the morning until about 1pm).... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Connie L for your review, and for being our guest the past two summers! It is a great location and we're thrilled you and your daughter enjoy the beach, pool and playground. We know there is always room for improvement. We value our guests feedback and make improvements every year. Our seasonal Recreation Program (Spring Break, summer and... More 

Victoria
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here for my birthday with my family and stayed in a 2 bedroom spa bungalow. Way too far from the beach as you have to cross a road get to reception. Very dated rooms. My dear friend called the resort to order drinks for my family for my birthday dinner and we never received them. When I called to... More 

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Jim H, Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, responded to this review

Happy Birthday bubbies and thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is certainly unfortunate the way your stay ended. I regret the guest's decision in the room next door to yours to try to deal with his noise complaint personally rather than contacting us. In this case the dispute between you escalated and ended badly. I... More 

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