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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was concerned it was too campy and outdated but room was clean and comfortable The view out the window was incredible- sunrises were fantastic and the beach- tidal motion was fascinating. Had a relaxing afternoon at the Grotto spa and what seemed to be an "endless" tapas line up that was delicious! Great hiking and local yoga was really a... More

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Vanderhoof, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at resort for a friends wedding.... Overall beautiful, but not entirely sure that we would go again as we believe you can get better bang for your buck elsewhere. - they did the wedding fantastically. Gazebo overlooking the ocean was amazing, food was pretty spectacular over a 4 course plated meal.. Food is great here but be prepared to... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My (now) husband & I got married at Tigh-Na-Mara & the entire experience was beyond what we could have expected. The location is beautiful, the resort is rustic & charming while being luxurious at the same time & the staff were incredible. We purchased the "elopement package" & then added on to it a full dinner with family & friends.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stay at Tigh-Na-Mara every year. It is a wonderful resort for families and the beach on Rathtrevor is gorgeous. The grounds are lovely and peaceful and we enjoy staying in the rustic cabins. We find housekeeping excellent and they even wash your dishes every day. The staff at the front desk are professional and all staff on the premises... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tigh Na Mara is a treat. We had an ocean view suite which was comfy and spacious. The view is breathtaking and the beach with it's tides going in and out are ever changing and refreshing. The cleaning staff was friendly and quick. The only bad spot is the Cedars restaurant - overpriced with bad service. The resort, however, great!

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently planned a corporate retreat at Tigh Na Mara resort and I could not have been happier with our experience! The accommodations were a perfect fit for our group; exactly what we were looking for. There were so many room options, with something for everyone. My group stayed in the 1 and 2 bedroom cottages and the Spa suites.... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a couple of times and love it every time ! Always demand the condos over the ocean and check for specials! I love this place perfect for families, very romantic for couples ! The restaurant cedars is very nice. Not a huge menu but all good!

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

Thank you maureen272 for your great review! We're so happy you love this place, especially the Oceanview Rooms and our recently renovated Cedars Restaurant & Lounge. We hope to see you again the next time you visit the island from Toronto, Jim H More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't really stayed yet. A weekend honeymoon gift was given to us and we weren't able to book spa treatments ahead of time. Of course it was the busiest weekend and the spa was fully booked. We were extremely disappointed but then the staff and manager of the resort postponed out trip so we could go back on a... More

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

Thank you Suzannimals for your "Excellent Customer Service" review. I think this is the first review I've seen from a guest who hasn't really stayed yet:) Congratulations on your recent wedding! I'm thrilled you chose to spend part of your honeymoon with us - very sorry we were not able to accommodate the short notice spa appointments - and delighted... More

Vancouver, BC Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at Tigh-Na-Mara for the first time at the end of July 2014. We loved the location of the resort as it was just outside of Parksville but still just a few minutes' drive away. The site is heavily wooded and dotted with rustic cabins and trails. There is easy access to the beach, which seems to... More

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

Thank you jlee028 for your "relaxing" review! My favourite compliment is when I hear "we felt very relaxed after our stay there" as you state in your review. So thank you for sharing that with us. Sounds like you loved our location and the wooded, rustic feel of the resort as well as our Summer Recreation Program and the beach.... More

Calgary, Canada
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33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Tigh-Na-Mara for three nights in July and were sadly disappointed by the entire experience. We were expecting a “spa luxury” experience but instead were overwhelmed by the families and general ‘summer camp’ feel of the resort. The pool house was uninviting and overrun with kids while the grounds needed attention. The log cabins are much more... More

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

Thank you hdigabtt for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry you were disappointed and your experience did not match your expectations. We are not a "luxury" resort, although some first-time guests arrive with that perception. Our Log Cottages are rustic, that's why we include the word right in their title "Rustic Log Cottages" in our advertising... More

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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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Tighnamara Resort
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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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