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Wessex Inn

1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this motel for one night during our Roadtrip through Washington and British Columbia. To start with the positive things: + good room rates + good location with a nice view from our room across the bay + the room was clean but seemed a bit old/ not very modern + comfortable bed + very friendly host (owner?)... More 

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Comox, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We have stayed here a few times and the first few time it was a quick night sleep and we where gone but this time we needed to stay for 3 nights and the other hotel / resort it like 5 star and 4 times the price so out of our budget , so being there 3. Night we wanted... More 

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ProudOwner, Manager at Wessex Inn, responded to this review

Please accept our apology for your complaints. We have looked after the repairs. We hope you will come & stay with us again. More comfortable stay will welcome you. More 

Benicia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 August 20, 2015

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 August 11, 2015

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 July 28, 2015 via mobile

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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South Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 via mobile

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 19, 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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