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Ardtara Luxury Cottages

310 Forest Ridge Road, British Columbia V0N 1G0, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My fiancee and I have stayed at Ardtara twice and will definitely be back. The breakfast and coffee are fantastic, the bed is comfortable, and the steam room/shower is unbelievable. Only comment would be that (for us at least) the wifi signal is very weak, but that may be a non-issue for other guests. In any event, we're adding Ardtara... More

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bowendee, Owner at Ardtara Luxury Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your second stay with us and hope to see you again! Our wifi is supplied by Shaw and we are beholden to their technology and the weather at times plays a role- hopefully you rested more than worked :) More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I wife booked 2 nights at the Classic cottage for our one-anniversary and were really disappointed by Ardtara despite all the good reviews here. I believe the owner is new (her name is D'Anne) because the service was really bad compared to what other guests experienced on Tripadvisor. When we arrived on the day of our wedding... More

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bowendee, Owner at Ardtara Luxury Cottages, responded to this review

Our goal is always to make our guests happy. Most of our business is repeat and referrals from guests and we've been one of the busiest B&Bs on Bowen Island for the past six years. Some of your comments are correct and some might be a matter of cultural difference and misunderstanding. First and most importantly we are sorry your... More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I just spent one night at Ardtara and liked it very much. The cabin was tastefully decorated and cheerful, including the bathroom. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast is worth mentioning; it was creative, delicious, and arrived piping hot. We would go back.

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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this cottage for two nights recently. It was extremely peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful cottage, with heated floors in the bathroom. First time to the island, so our visit went well. We were looking for a oceanfront place, which this place did not have. There is no real oceanview either, which we did not mind... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is my second time at Ardtara and I love it. This place has become a haven for me. It is truly a luxury cottage experience as the classic cottage bathroom french door entry boasts a full soaker tub, lavender sea salts, and heated floors! This little cottage is spacious, equipped with flat screen for watching movies, and comfy chair... More

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Vancouver, BC
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Excellent find on Bowen Island if you're looking for a quiet location with beautiful private cottages, a gourmet style breakfast and fabulous service. We rented both cottages and loved both of them in their unique design. The heated pool, heated bathroom floors and steam room were a treat as we stayed in a cooler month. The fireplace really came in... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Very peaceful and private. Stayed two nights and will happily go again! The breakfast was not a continental juice and muffin, but a full, yummy gourmet spread. Only downside were the two small dogs..they jumped up on me and I don't really like dogs...but the Owner called them away and there were no more problems. The cottages were spacious and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

We went across the ferry to Bowan Island with our old bikes and planned on cycling to this fabulous Bed and Breakfast to celebrate my birthday. Not realizing the upward battle and strain of such a hilly island we continued until one bike broke….then we walked the rest of the way….all uphill. We arrived desperate for something to drink and... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

My husband and I travel to Bowen Island to visit family and since South Pointe Cottages opened, we have made it our yearly place to stay! Every detail has been attended to and the breakfasts are 4-star! We especially love the heated floors and walk-in steam room for two with aromatherapy. All the stress melts away! We have stayed in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

We had an absolutely awful experience at the South Point Cottages. The smaller details as to why are secondary to the main reason: I suffered a very serious second degree steam burn (the most painful kind according to the doctor) inside the steamroom/shower. When we arrived I carefully read the notes as to how to use the cottage and there... More

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Additional Information about Ardtara Luxury Cottages

Also Known As:
South Pointe Luxury Cottages Hotel
South Pointe Luxury Cottages Hotel Bowen Island
Address: 310 Forest Ridge Road, British Columbia V0N 1G0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Bowen Island
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty lodging in Bowen Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two luxurious 400 sq. ft. cottages situated on three exclusive acres with a heated, outdoor pool. Relax on the deck of your cottage, lounge by the pool, or watch the cruise ships pass below from our sunny front deck. Your private, boutique cottage has a gas fireplace, oak/maple flooring, plasma TV/DVD, iPod stereo, heated floors and walk-in spa steam room or soaker tub. Your stay includes a gourmet breakfast prepared by our resident chef and delivered to your cottage, or you can choose our “hotel-only” option. Golf course and hiking trails only one minute away. We also host special events and weddings! ... more   less 

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