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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

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4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traveling the Island with thoughts of spending the night in the area led me to research hotels on Trip Advisor. Though many reports don't speak favourably of the service, I am happy to be reporting the opposite. We had no reservation so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was greeted by the most friendly young lady working the front... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your great review! I am so happy that you stopped by for an impromptu stay with us! We pride ourselves on our guests service, and it seems we did not disappoint. I hope that you return someday soon for another visit! We love to have our guests back again and again! Thank you again,... More 

Calgary
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in one of the Arbutus suites which is close to the water. The view and the peace and quiet of the spot was very pleasant, at one time there was some Otters playing out on the rocks not far from shore. Although adequate the suite was showing some wear and tear and initially had kind of an odd... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Pudgyboyz, Thank you for the great review and feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed yourselves, and I hope that you return to the resort sometime soon for another quiet, pleasant stay. All the best to you! Chris Front Office Manager More 

calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Six friends and I recently spent three nights at Kingfisher and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The grounds, the rooms, the spa, the restaurant all were first rate. The bald eagles sitting on the rocks, seals, otters and sea lions swimming by made it all the more enjoyable. The only small item I might ask for improvement on is their breakfast service... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear cruiseryyc, Thank you very much for your great review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your ladies' escape at the Kingfisher. Isn't the wildlife here amazing? I truly hope we can have you ladies back again for another great escape! All the best to you, and have a wonderful summer! Sincerely, Chris Front Office Manager More 

Whistler, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently stayed at this quiet and relaxing hotel. Had a ground floor standard room overlooking the garden, spa/pool area with views of the sea. Very nice location right on the waters edge, with plenty of eagles and blue herons on the beach each day. Peaceful atmosphere, nice rooms, friendly staff. Good restaurant with patio and lovely views over the... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear crystalbumps, Thank you so much for your great review! I am happy you got to enjoy the relaxation of the Kingfisher Resort. The wildlife we get to see here every day is extraordinary! I hope you return soon to try some of our world-class Spa treatments, definitely worth treating yourself. Thank you again, and we hope to see you... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kingfisher is situated right on the water and has lovely views of a tranquil bay which is home to many species of birds, including eagles. The property has undergone renovations and is not quite 5 star but has a charming "rusticness" about it. Rooms are spacious (we had an ocean view room), and absolutely spotless on arrival. Bed was comfy,... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear fresno888, Thank you so much for staying with us! I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed what we have to offer at the Kingfisher. The Hydropath is the perfect way to introduce one's self to a Spa atmosphere. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. All the best to you, and we look forward to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been best friends since our teens and this is easily our eighth time staying at the Kingfisher Spa and Resort since 2000 . This past getaway weekend surpassed all the others, and that's hard to do! We signed up for the "all about me" package and we experienced VIP service from the moment we walked onto the property... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear tikkunyoga, Thank you so very much for your detailed and beautifully written review! I am delighted that you had a wonderful time with us at the Kingfisher. I am glad to hear that your experiences with us seem to get better and better. We certainly do our best to constantly improve the resort, and it seems to be working!... More 

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8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends from Vancouver that we hadn't seen in too long a time for dinner. We started outside w/a glass of wine, then moved in as the evening cooled down. We were seated @ a window table so we were able to continue to enjoy the wonderful view over dinner. Our first server had to leave & we inherited... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear 19arjaykay46, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Breakwater Restaurant! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. The chef's creations are truly divine, aren't they? I hope you do not wait too long to return. Remember we are open for Breakfast, Lunch , and Dinner everyday! All the best! Chris Front Office... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pathetic experience here. Resort is more like a motel if anything. The experience, service is below par. Sink was blocked, room was smelly, not even door keys. Room service was below satisfaction and so was restaurant. I think 4-star on the website is a complete lie

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ap1231, I am very sorry you feel you did not get the value for the price you paid. I wish you the best. For those reading the review, we do have door keys for all our rooms, to be clear. Chris Front Office Manager More 

Courtenay, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed on Mother's Day when we had to wait nearly 2 hours for our dinner to arrive. We planned a family dinner and reserved for 7 p.m. for 6 adults. My son had come from Vancouver for the weekend and on my advice had reserved his accommodation at the Kingfisher. When we arrived at the restaurant for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful, restful 2 nights at the Kingfisher. I rented the room because it is on the ocean. Was a little confused to see many guests walking around in white robes. Turns out it is also a very popular spa destination. I was waiting for a "chant" to break out. The spa was lovely and many of the amenities... More 

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George S, Manager at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lorbo2015, I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful, restful time with us on your first stay! You may hear the odd chant here or there, but mostly the people in robes are just on their way, or coming back from our Spa. I am very glad to hear you got to enjoy the included services with... More 

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