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3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   2694 Dawson Road, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z3, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014
Kev-B-Lin Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed in May with our two Sons (aged 6 and 9). The views are stunning, exploring and walking is great. Loved the kayaking, over the other side, down river, etc. Take lunch and come back after exploring an even more remote area. On our list of best ever holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We planned our stay here as a real treat and it surpassed all our expectations. We arrived early having crossed on the ferry from Vancouver Island and we were welcomed and encouraged to go into our chalet and enjoy the facilities We were in Chalet 1 and the quality of everything was to a very high standard. We wanted a... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed in Chalet 1 for two nights after the Thanksgiving long weekend. I had been twice before, about 6-7 years ago. We were looking forward to getting away from it all, which this place provides. It is quiet, rustic, no cell service, TV, or WiFi to distract or tempt us. We loved that about this... More 

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put this feedback. From your letter, I take it that you stayed in chalet #1 previously. You were fully aware and our website has the bed configuration for this place, which is two double beds. If you wanted a king bed, there were other chalets available with the king bed configuration and a... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
29 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a fabulous place ! The lodges are amazing just wish we could of spent longer . The accommodation was so spacious and well equipped and overlooking the river . It was so nice to have a bit of self catering after 3 weeks of eating out at least twice a day . Such a peaceful location and Lund the... More 

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

For 18 years we have had the pleasure of sharing this beautiful part of Canada with so many people. We are most grateful that you chose to spend your vacation with us this year . Thank you More 

Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The daunting task of trying to do justice to Desolation Resort has stopped me reviewing it since our visit at Easter. It was an unique experience.. Situated in the wilderness of old growth forest, and on the shore of Okeover inlet, the cabins blend into the tree- and sea-scape but hide an interior with every convenience & spacious comfort, even... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay at Desolation Resort, the scenery was fantastic and so peaceful. It is just a short boat or canoe trip into Desolation Sound Marine Park which is simply breathtaking. Although the cabins look a little old on the outside, they are very comfortable. They are cleaned to a high standard and have all the self catering utensils... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My time in the resort was refreshing and memorable. Last June, I had a group of friends together and we shared 3 chalets - #2, #5 and #6. By the time we got there, it was after 4 p.m. We checked-in. In front of us, the inlet was so peaceful and quiet. Some of us headed down to the beach.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our second time staying at the Desolation Resort and we were delighted to find the place as beautiful as ever (after about 14 years since our last visit!). The lovely wood chalets are all unique, nestled in the trees and overlooking the spectacular and very private Desolation Sound. We were in chalet #5, which had two bedrooms and... More 

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Kipfenberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wonderful luxurious chalets imbedded in a breathtaking scenery that invites for hiking and any kind of watersports - especially canoeing and kayaking. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature. There is no TV or telephone bothering you. The nearby restaurant Laughing Oyster offers excellent meals and in the community... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The location couldn't be better! I felt so relaxed and close to nature there. Absolutely nothing in the world feels better than listening to the sound of your paddles streaking through the still water as you kayak through the water right before the sun makes it's way down the horizon. The complimentary kayaks and canoes are a great addition! Our... More 

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Address: 2694 Dawson Road, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Desolation Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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