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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 #5 of 15 hotels in Parksville
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Tofino, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great time at Tigh-Na-Mara. Loved the forest setting of the cabin. not impressed by the Grotto spa, very noisy waterfall and nothing to write home about. beach access is great, but is far walking to anything for dinner, must drive to wherever you need to go. love the massive bath tubs and showers - amazing bathrooms! love the bedroom and... More

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

Thank you wolfcruise for your wonderful review. Happy to hear you loved the forest setting of your spa bungalow suite and the log design - very homey like you said. I was just in Tofino myself. Love it there too! Jim H More

Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family and friends have nothing but rave reviews about lovely Tigh Na Mara! Such a beautiful site for a wonderful celebration! We had an amazing wedding experience for our daughter's nuptials. Staff (especially enthusiastic and positive wedding coordinator Suzanne) were gracious and helpful. Food and accommodation were excellent. Thank you for a great experience! Highly recommended!

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

Thank you lemon910 for your high recommendation! Sounds like you had an amazing wedding experience for your daughter's special day. What great memories you will all have. Thank you for complimenting our staff, especially Suzanne our Wedding Specialist. We hope to see you again soon, you don't need a wedding to come for a quick getaway from Calgary. Jim H More

Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was upgraded to Oceanside...had an obstructed view for $80 extra per night so quite pricey. The room was not clean and some of the dishes in the cupboard were also not washed. This part of the "resort" is very dated. No air conditioning. Light switches in odd places. The lounge was very nice. Had a great deal on... More

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

Thank you cariboocarol for your review. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. The summer is our peak season. Room rates are a little lower the rest of the year. Of course our standards dictate that the room and dishes be fully cleaned for your arrival. If something was overlooked during the preparation of your room I hope... More

Pasadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience at Tigh-na-Mara. We stayed there to be closer to our 3 days of tours with Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours, which were the highlight of our entire 12 day stay in British Columbia. We didn't have a car, so we ate at the Cedars restaurant for all meals. It is fantastic, there! The best chocolate cake I... More

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

Thank you zengirl16 for your "Paradise" review! So happy that this part of Vancouver Island was the highlight of your 12 day tour of British Columbia. Very happy to read that you loved the calming, quiet and woodsy setting of our forested Spa Bungalow rooms, that they were clean and the bed was comfy. Thank you for mentioning the Front... More

Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently hosted our wedding at Tigh-na-Mara. The hotel staff were helpful, friendly, and very accommodating to our many out-of-town guests. We cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism, efficiency and enthusiasm of Suzanne, who is the wedding coordinator, and everyone else we encountered at the Resort. The beach was accessible with lovely sand- the Snack Shack... More

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

Thank you so much Sarah B for your outstanding review and congratulations on your beautiful wedding! We loved hosting you and your guests on such a special day. Great to hear our staff were helpful, friendly and very accommodating. And you're so right about Suzanne! "Enthusiasm" is a very good word to describe her approach to coordinating weddings. Very low... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights in a villa in the spa area of the resort, & had none of the problems reported by other guest. The villa was well appointed, beautiful, clean, & quiet. It was a little bit of a walk to the beach, but very close to the spa. Will be back for sure!

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

Thank you Alice J for your great review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your 3-night stay all the way from Calgary. Very nice to read your Spa Bungalow was well appointed, beautiful, clean & quiet. We look forward to your next visit, Jim H More

Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach in Parksville is amazing. It is the draw for this resort. However, time has not been kind to Tigh Na Mara. Or is it that the resort has just not been maintained.... We booked an oceanview room for our family of 4. Having just come from The Beach Club down the road, our accomodation was disappointing. We knew... More

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

Thank you sallybegood for your review. Obviously I'm disappointed to read your comments. All of us who work here will be because we are so committed to our guests enjoying their stay with us. I think what we have here is a difference of expectations that has caused your value perception to not be met. We are not a 5-star... More

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely view but dark dank accommodation . we loved the spa treatment and the unlimited tapas was out of this world but the spa was grotty and full of young couple making out. our room was dark and outdated. I found nail clippings on the deck whilst I was doing yoga... yeuch, yeuch, yeuch.

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

Thank you 171111 for your review. I'm very happy you loved the view from your ocean view suite, your spa treatment and the endless tapas experience at our Treetop Tapas & Grill restaurant. I'm sorry you found your room to be dark and outdated, and your patio had not been swept properly. The rooms on the 1st floor of our... More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights at Tigh Na Mara. I'd been there more than 10 years ago, so didn't know quite what to expect. We stayed in a two bedroom cottage. Everything was clean and in great shape. Staff was very helpful. We liked the mineral spa, but the indoor pool was not a great place to hang out as it... More

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

Thank you Michael T for your review and for choosing Tigh-Na-Mara for your 5 night stay from Calgary. We LOVE hearing that we've exceeded your expectations! Nice to hear your 2-Bedrroom Cottage was clean and our staff were very helpful. We look forward to your next family visit - hopefully before another 10 years goes by! Jim H More

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 3 nights in a log cabin at Tigh Na Mara. We had stayed at other resorts in the area but now that we have a dog, we needed a new location and were very happy to be able to bring him to Tigh Na Mara. A few things to be aware of: The cabins in the woods... More

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

Thank you EdTraveller2013 for your review. We are happy to offer pet-friendly accommodations at Tigh-Na-Mara year round in our Rustic Cottages. Good to read your Cottage was functional and comfortable. I am sorry you did not get the privacy you were hoping for. It sounds like you stayed during a very busy weekend! 12 of our 41 Cottages are located... More

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Additional Information about Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

Address: 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tigh-Na-Mara Resort 3.5*
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Tigh-Na-Mara Hotel Parksville
Tighnamara Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island

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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
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Parksville #4 Romantic Hotel in Parksville #4 Top resorts Hotel in Parksville #5 Family Hotel in Parksville
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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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