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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Castlegar, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is clean and comfortable, although there is no A/C. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Views are excellent, and the town has character. The restaurant was where we had a problem. We waited for over two hours to get our breakfast, and one in our party had only ordered toast! I have no idea what the problem was that day,... More 

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

Dear Jerry B, We appreciate you taking the time to review the Oceanfront Suites. We would like to apologize for your unpleasant experience in the restaurant. Previous to your stay our restaurant had been closed for a month, upon reopening for breakfast that weekend we experienced some communication issues between the servers, and the kitchen that were both mechanical and... More 

Vancouver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I were attending a wedding on the Island so we took the early ferry over hoping we'd be able to check in and have ample time to get dressed and ready. While I realize all hotels generally have an afternoon check-in time, most hotels are able to accommodate early check-in when requested; however, our room was not... More 

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

Dear CaptainRo, We appreciate you taking the time to review our property, and we are sorry to hear your stay was not up to your expectations. Sometimes we are able to accommodate early check ins which we are happy to do when we can. Unfortunately when the hotel is full the night before, we are unable to get all rooms... More 

Echo Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is ok. Great location nice setting and staff. However, it extremely dated. The rates are reasonable but we would be willing to go back if it had some atmosphere. I think we might try a B&B next time. It's so simple to add some upgrades that could make this place a Gem.

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

Thank you K L for your review, we appreciate any and all feedback from our guests. We are in the works of upgrades to our suites and have recently finished several rooms. We are also working with local artists to feature some local art on all of our common area and guest room walls. We hope next time you are... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this place - good, not so good and indifferent. Rooms - good size 1 BR with water view (not stunning). A very poor array of utensils, glasses, cutlery and crockery and cooking gear (1 fryingpan, 1 saucepan). Just totally inadequate for a self catering apartment. Bed comfy. Carpet very tired. Facilities - Pool area poor,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wow! 61 years of livin on Vaancouver Island, and who would have thought of taking a 35 minute drive north of Victoria to Cowichan Bay! June 13, went to my buddies wedding hosted at the Oceanfront Suites. Nice garden wedding ceremony outside, close to all those boats! What a picturesqe back drop! Meal was catered by the Hotel, restaurant was... More 

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Burnaby, British Columbia Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a nice quaint little village in Cowichan Bay, BC Canada. Our suite was nice and comfy, There was a full size fridge and stove, cutlery, dishes, pots & pans, all you need to cook your own meals if you want to. There was a huge bedroom with a King size bed and a TV in the bedroom and... More 

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