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Wessex Inn

1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Benicia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best thing about this place is the location, right across the street from the water. If you like 1950's motels, this is the place for you. Kind of run down, it calls itself "quaint", and that is true depending on your definition of quaint. No breakfast included, but you can hear everything said or done in the adjoining rooms... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap old motel that needs to be renovated. The room was clean enough but there was no AC, there aren't even fans available. Nice view from the room but I wouldn't stay here again, definitely not worth it.

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santa barbara, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bumbled in to Cowichan Bay and fell in love with this darling fishing village. The Wessex is the only motel in town. It is basic, affordable and very clean. Sylvia is a wonderful manager. I bugged her with questions when I couldn't access Internet (requires patience in Room 41 - best accessed from front of room). When I couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right in the bay across from a park with a good view of the bay from the room. I even had a room with a full kitchen which was great for saving money as many of the restaurants in this bay are expensive. Friendly and quaint staff. It's clean, well kept and extremely convenient.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

the Wessex could use a little updating in their rooms but they are clean and comfortable and I believe some have kitchens as well. very pleasant and welcoming staff make this a great place to stay and enjoy this wonderful community of Cowichan Bay. a must place to visit on Vancouver Island.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Spacious room, clean, just a little tired....handle of fridge held on by gaffer tape. Great location, easy walk to shops, restaurants.....try True Grain Bread and Hilary's Cheese. Did struggle to find somewhere for breakfast, but lady in cheese shop allowed us to sit on verandah to eat our yummy delights and coffee from Bakery next door. Cowichan a charming place

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed in the Wessex Inn for one night. We were warmly welcomed and the room was nice and clean. Even my girlfriend was happy, and that means something :) The view out of our room is right to the sea and very nice. From the hotel everything is in walking distance. I would go again and can recommend it.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nice place for a weekend getaway for a couple. Kind staff, Neat, cozy room, furniture's little aged, but clean. reasonable price. love the spot on the beach. must have taken 100 pictures during my stay. I would love to come back there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I and our 5 month old baby stayed here for a weekend as it was the place chosen by the bride and groom. Seeing as the bride and groom chose it, we thought it must be a good place. Boy were we wrong. The woman at the front desk was beyond incompetent as she not only charged... More 

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ProudOwner, Owner at Wessex Inn, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconvenience. The rooms were booked by wedding team as group booking, so the price was same for your group and it was the lowest price. No other rooms were available at the night, so we could not change the room. That room was corner room, and a little bit small, but the room has the best ocean... More 

Tamworth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nice clean motel, easy walking distance to meals and attractions, comfortable beds and good value for the price. Pleasant owners and no problems when we asked, in advance, for a ground floor room and microwave. Everything that we needed for four nights.

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