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Desolation Resort

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2694 Dawson Road, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 0G3, Canada
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family and I arrived here on our sail boat . The dock needs some work and the dock tie downs are hard to maneuver the sail about around. We stayed in cabin 11 it was great two bedroom, one bath, large kitchen plus living room. The rooms where clean nothing wrong with them very nice shower. Low flush toilets... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We loved this place. The forest and grounds are very beautiful, there are free kayaks and canoes readily available. We hiked, picked oysters and muscles from the beach, took in the breath taking views from our hot tub on the balcony. It was perfection... a must go!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Spent three nights here in early June 2015, Chalet no. 1 is dog friendly (has decking with gate across), a hot tub which we used a lot, the chalet is at the very end of the resort so only had neighbours on one side up the hill a bit, well equipped with everything you need, bring your own food provisions... More 

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for all the kind comments. It's our pleasure to have you here. To make ourself better and a bit change, we are planning of the reconstruction around office area. Hope we can give you a little suprise if we have the chance to service you again in the future. You are always welcome back. All the best! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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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Wales
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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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40 hotel reviews
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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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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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