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Buena Vista by the Sea

3285 Island Hwy. W., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C6, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Qualicum Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Just spent 5 wonderful days at Buena Vista By the Sea. Our bright, spotlessly clean room had lots of extras like quality berber carpet, real quilts, surprisingly good quality silverware, super bed, leather couch, floor to ceiling windows with sliding door out to our big 2nd floor balcony. And what a view! We could see for miles in either direction,... More

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Murphy, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were amazed by the thought put into arranging the accommodations. Besides being spotless and convenient in location, having a great kitchen available and having a beautiful view of the beach, the unit had an extra door to virtually soundproof the sleeping area from any outside traffic noise. This made for a restful vacation. The owners were EXTREMELY helpful and... More

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Vancouver, BC
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

All the previous glowing reviews on Buena Vista were true. It is a gem! A little slice of paradise. It is clean, comfortable, private and most of all quiet. It is perfect for us older folks who do not wish to listen to noisy, screaming kids running around. Thanks Claire and Rob for this. The owners are most attentive to... More

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Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
77 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Let down by a previously booked apartment, happened on the BV by chance. A good chance as it turned out to be..... Behind the street facade and to the rear of the property lies lovely proportioned suites in a tropically laid out garden, and decking areas with direct access to the beach. Mrs Buena Vista herself very helpful in ensuring... More

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Beachfrontbunny, Owner at Buena Vista by the Sea, responded to this review

The Buena Vista is most appreciative of your, The Customer comments ; your comfort is our concern & we are mindful of. your respectful use, & your complying with our peaceful co-existence policy. Please accept OUR thanx ....Claire & Rob Murphy, & Staff. More

Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our second stay...and even more wonderful than the last visit...what is not to love... spotless rooms, views to awe over...booked for next august already... OH the shopping perfect...distance... Glass of wine in one hand and the hubby in the other....

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Edmonton, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The view from the street as you see this establishment may leave you feeling a little dubious. However, just open the door to the unit and you will see a spotless, bright and cheerful room. The view from the balcony is simply gorgeous. The room is quiet and comfortable and more than sufficient for our needs. The property behind the... More

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Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

beautiful beachfront property. spacious clean room with a well equipped kitchenette. within a few minutes of settling in the room, the owner called down to see if everything was ok and did we need anything! it was like staying with your auntie. never invasive, but always nearby. ready with suggestions of where to go and what to see. passionate about... More

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kelowna bc
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

What a wonderful romantic setting.There is something about a sunset view from your balcony, a glass of champagne, and Fanny Bay Oysters. The owners are so unique and really make you welcome. Their knowledge of what to see and where to find the best food was a bonus for our first time in the area. The weather was fabulous .... More

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Victoria, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a lovely hotel, décor, colours, amenities, location, and owners were all lovely. We would have loved to stay a little longer and will in the future. Thank you very much for a lovely experience, it was lovely to stay in a hotel that showed so much care. The view was beautiful and the eagles were majestic.

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Bishop Middleham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Friend and I stayed at Buena Vista for nearly two weeks and we weren't disappointed in the location of the accommodation. The views overlooking the sea were perfect and the cleanliness of our suite was of a very high standard. A good selection of tea, hot chocolate and coffee were available in the room, which was very welcome after our... More

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Buena Vista By The Sea Hotel Qualicum Beach
Buena Vista By The Sea Hotel
Address: 3285 Island Hwy. W., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Qualicum Beach
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Qualicum Beach
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms have a full kitchen and a beautiful ocean view. Our suites all have undergone extensive renovation. In the upper suites you can sit on your private balcony overlooking the ocean and enjoy the cool sea breezes as you watch the cruise ships pass. The lower suites are walk on waterfront with sliding patio doors opening to our manicured lawn. You have your choice of bachelor, one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Every room has cable TV and high-speed internet access should you get tired of watching the wildlife on the beach or the spectacular sunsets. Unfortunately our accommodation is not suited for small children. ... more   less 
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