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Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 15 hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
cmwx13 Victoria, 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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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely property, great for beach walking and just sitting back and relaxing. We used it as a base to explore, Qualicum falls, Cathedral Grove and Englishman River Falls. The bungalow suite was very comfortable, although the kitchen could have used a couple of good sized coffee cups and a couple more tea towels...just a suggestion. We enjoyed the Lounge for... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another great Easter weekend spent at Tigh Na Mara with our kids. The cabins are close to the rest of the resort yet offer privacy. One consideration is that they aren't very sounds proof. We found that although the resort was busy, the noise wasn't a bother and it was very quiet by dark. The kitchen had everything we needed.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I planned a weekend getaway to celebrate our 19 year "dating" anniversary. We booked a suite with an ocean view. The room was fabulous! The view was magnificent. There was a jetted tub in the bathroom and a fireplace in the living room. The only negative we experienced was with the Grotto Spa. I decided to surprise... More

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

Good morning boxluvr and thank you for posting your review from your stay in December. Congratulations on your 19 year "dating" anniversary! I have to say I was thoroughly enjoying the read - it sounds like everything was going perfectly - fabulous room, magnificent view, relaxing Mineral Pool experience, professional massages - your first ever, some of the best food... More

Nanaimo,BC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at this resort previously for various functions and decided to go for our 40th wedding anniversary. I booked the room through hotels.com. we has not planned on taking out dog but unfortunately in the end he had to come with us. we were told we would have to pay $30 to upgrade but when we got the... More

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

Thank you Cathy1979 for your review. I am sorry you feel the communication/service you received was poor. When one books their reservation through a 3rd party wholesale provider, such as Expedia or Hotels.com, he/she typically is getting one of a limited number of specific rooms that are sold to these companies at a discount. What you do not get, is... More

Langley City, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family all rented cabins and rooms here last Christmas. It was fantastic!! The cabins are of a decent size. We packed 10 people and 5 small dogs into one cabin on Christmas eve and while cozy it worked. We had a 2 bed cottage (last one on the end behind the Gabriola building) my Aunt had the one next... More

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

Thank you so much Jennsar2014 for your "Best Christmas ever" review! Sounds like your family enjoyed a fantastic, memorable Christmas together. Yes we do get into the Christmas spirit around here. Christmas season for us begins early with our annual Toy Drive breakfast, where we host a free buffet breakfast for anyone who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for... More

North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I needed a getaway from the city and away from a lot of the traffic and noise we see and hear daily. Tigh-Na-Mara was a great choice for us. Living in Metro Vancouver, it's a BC Ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo then another 3/4 hour drive to Parksville where Tigh-Na-Mara is. We rented a bungalow... More

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

Thank you Ronald J for choosing Tigh-Na-Mara Resort as your destination for your "getaway from the big city". We're thrilled you had a wonderful getaway and returned home relaxed and happy! Glad you enjoyed your Spa Bungalow Studio and took advantage of our Grotto Spa for some R&R. Good for you for trying a massage for the first time! I... More

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent a weekend at Tigh Na Mara in January and were once again treated to a fabulous getaway. The resort has undergone some renovations and it is very evident that this resort is very conscious of creating a memorable experience for their guests. We dined at the newly renovated Cedar's restaurant and lounge. The menu has changed and we... More

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

Thank you larryjude for your fabulous review! I notice you are a Top TripAdvisor Contributor with more than 100 reviews in 23 cities, and that you live close by in Qualicum Beach - fantastic! We love it when local couples or families take advantage of "a weekend away" by being tourists in their own town. Thank you for noticing that... More

Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Tigh-Na-Mara shortly after Valentine's Day. We stayed in a Cottage Bungalow room, and were very pleased with the aesthetic and features, particularly the great bathtub! Amenities of the room were generally great, although the cookware and utensils left a bit to be desired if you plan to cook using the in-room kitchenette. The fitness centre... More

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

Thanks so much EricDouglas for your great review! I see you stayed in a Spa Bungalow Studio with your girlfriend. Thank you for your positive comments about the room, all our Spa Bungalows have been recently renovated. If you plan to do much cooking in the room, I would recommend one of our Suites as these have a full kitchen... More

Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A girlfriend came over from Vancouver and I picked her up in Nanaimo. We took the mid-week, 2 night special with a wee bit of spa spoiling thrown in. Oh, it was just sooo very lovely and much needed! Not only do you get so very spoiled by getting a 90 minute hot rock massage, but afterwards we went for... More

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

Thank you lesmocellin for your great review! Sounds like a 2-night getaway with your friend from Vancouver was just what you needed. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your 90 minute Soothing Stone Massages followed by Endless Tapas in our Treetop Tapas & Grill, your ocean view suite and walks on the beach. You are right, staying midweek this time of year... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A girlfriend and I booked a 'Girls Weekend' at Tigh-na-mara, which included spa treatments, lunch in the Treetop tapa bar and a credit at the pub. All in all it was very disappointing. We went because we had heard great reviews, and 'everyone' raves about it. Well, not us. Almost from the moment we arrived our trip was poor. The... More

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

Thank you Sarahdubois77 for your review. I am sorry your expectations were not met. I have a few concerns with your review, specifically: - It was posted more than a year after your visit of February 15-17, 2013 - You awarded a score of 1 out of 5 yet your room was comfortable, your spa treatments lovely, spa technicians very... More

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Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Cedar room(12)
  • Mineral pool(9)
  • Grotto spa(8)
  • Full kitchen(7)
  • Ocean views(7)
  • Tigh Na Mara(3)

Additional Information about Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

Address: 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Parksville
#3 Business Hotel in Parksville
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Parksville
#5 Family Hotel in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tigh-Na-Mara Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is located in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. The Resort features unique log-style accommodation units, gas fireplace and kitchenette in every guestroom as well as three on-site restaurants, a full service spa, indoor pool and fitness centre. Every stay at Tigh-Na-Mara includes complimentary parking, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary local and calling card calls. The Resort also offers direct beach access and six golf courses nearby. ... more   less 
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