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Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

3.0 of 5
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1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R-1N0, Canada (Formerly Oceanfront Grand Resort & Marina)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was a relaxing experience from start to finish. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful - a special thank you to Janis who goes the extra mile to ensure the comfort of guests. The rooms are tastefully decorated, generous and very comfortable. The restaurant provided us with some of the finest dining experiences in all of our years... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Thank you themacneills2015, Janis and Terry are both absolutely thrilled to read your review. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us, it is very much appreciated. We cannot wait to see you again next year! More 

Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Oceanfront suites for my sister's wedding . We were in total, a party of around 80 or so people. I myself, have worked in hospitality worldwide, and was so pleased to see such phenomenal service!! We had a minor glitch and confusion with one rooms booking, but immediately, Janis, the front desk Manager corrected it, and... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Nicole, We cannot thank you enough for your amazing review of our property. We are so lucky to have the team we do here, including Janis, Donald and Terry. I have passed on this review for them to see and they all wanted to say thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again! More 

Shawnigan Lake, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 2 nights as friends were getting married that weekend. The room was older but very clean. The wedding ceremony place, right on the hotel grounds, was beautiful, right over looking the bay. The reception space was also beautiful! From the moment we walked in Friday morn to help set up, the staff were accommodating and eager... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Rhonda B, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review of our property. Our newly renovated ballroom is such a beautiful and picturesque location for a wedding, and we are glad you and all of the other guests were able to enjoy it. We appreciate the feedback regarding the amazing staff here at the... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely weekend at this hotel in March. We needed a place that was pet friendly as we had our little chihuahua with us. It was nice to be able to open the patio door in the morning to walk the dog. The view of the bay was beautiful. Very peaceful and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Alison L, Thank you for your review, we appreciate the kind words about our staff. We hope next time you are in the area you can come and enjoy one of our patio suites again. More 

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My department held its annual retreat at the Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay this past week. We were all very impressed by the facility and the attentiveness of all the staff we interacted with. (As one of the organizers, I interacted with quite a few people!!) The rates were very affordable and the catering was excellent. I understand ingredients are... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jackie R, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of our property. It was such a pleasure having you and the other guests in the retreat come and stay with us, and enjoy our banquet facilities. We sincerely hope that next time you have a retreat in the Cowichan Valley, you will come back... More 

Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years we have visited this small hotel with the fabulous view from each suite The top floor has recently been renovated and provides the fastidious traveller with the perfect base from which to explore the Cowichan Valley and its many wineries. The hotel restaurant offers an outstanding menu with service to match and we look forward to our... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

nyvrem, Thank you very much for your comments, we always appreciate honest feedback from our guests. We hope to see you soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent almost a week at this hotel. It was clean, had a friendly staff. The restaurant was excellent. The view of the bay and the boats was optimal. - The rooms were furnished sparcely and without any touch of decor. We had what we needed and not a touch more to feel comfortable. The beds are pretty hard and... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Christiane740, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and experienced friendly customer service during your stay. I'm sorry to hear you found the bedding and towels hard, we do use dryer sheets, as well as our wash cycle does automatically dispense softener, which I will have checked. We are working on hanging art,... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We experienced great service,clean accommodation and AMAZING food prepared by Terry the chef.The service in the the restaurant and the hotel was exceptional! We had a great time and would come back. A hidden treat!

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Shelley O for your fantastic review! We are so excited to have Chef Terry on board and agree his food is amazing. We hope you and your lifelong friends can come back and enjoy the Oceanfront again soon. More 

Victoria BC
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82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here a number of times over the years, and I think this is a great little hotel. The biggest drawback is that in the past decade, the rooms have doubled in price. It was an excellent deal when it used to be $99/night. However, on the upside: every room is a suite with a separate bedroom, kitchenette, and... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Dear Delarana, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our rates do fluctuate between winter and summer rates, also mid week and weekend rates. We are in the process of updating our rooms, we have completed several rooms and are continuing through the less busy months. We are glad you found all of the bedding and beds... More 

Auburn WA
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Location is terrific right on the water in this cute little waterfront village. Selection of bars, restaurants, and of course water activities like kayaking. I think it is pretty quiet town most of the year. Hotel restaurant was closed one evening and next morning for some reason, but other places a short walk away were just fine. Indoor swimming pool... More 

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Maddy E, Front Office Manager at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Don P, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the time you spent in Cowichan Bay. We hope to see you soon! More 

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