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2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just looking for a quiet nice place to stay, and we found it here. While nothing flash, it was clean, quiet and pleasant. There no eating facilities on site, but as others have stated, many good cafes and restaurants near by. We originally were only going to stay one night, but stayed two. The seaside ambience was lovely.... More

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Surrey, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Try to get there before it's dark.. near Cowichan Mall.. Lots restaurants to go near by... Great view by the see bay... Most importantly, it's very clean. Our family had a great stay overnight... It's very quiet and the beds are so comfy... we stayed up late.. ^^

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed for an overnighter! Great view and walking distance to Cowichan Bay downtown. Our room was very basic, clean. Front desk staff was very friendly. Wouldn't stay again, but if you just want a place to sleep and up and gone, it would do!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

very lay back quiet motel situated a short distance from downtown. Roomy clean and comfortable. We had a wonderful ocean view and in the morning could walk to restaurant for breakfast and see the seals in the ocean.

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Parksville, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

If you are looking for a basic, clean hotel this one is great. The view is worth every dime! And it is within walking distance of some great restaurants. The rooms are basic but clean. The staff is helpful but make no mistake this hotel is basic digs.

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Daejeon, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Room was clean and calm with fair price. Very beautiful scenary was bonus. I stayed for a week with my wife and enjoyed the island a lot. Strongly recommend.

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Abbotsford, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I was looking for an inexpensive motel to stay at while I attended a workshop at Providence Farm therapeutic organic garden. The Wessex Inn was spotlessly clean, with very comfortable beds and situated right across the road from the ocean. This is very much a "motel". Bring your own blow dryer, as there was none in the room. I have... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Has stayed there recently for 3 nights. The inn is under new management and went through extensive renovation. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Had new mattress and new TV. Staffs were very friendly and attentive. It has the great view of the bay and quiet for comfortable stay. Can wait to come back for another stay.

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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I stayed here for three nights during summer vacation with my wife.I was assigned to the corner room where had a nice ocean view.That room was a kind of suite style which had two seperate rooms,one with two comfortable queen size beds and lots of space,the other with a couch and kitchen facility incluing a electric oven,a refrigerator.It looked like... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The cigarette smoke was in the sheets, certainly in the room. Could have been the staff smoking while cleaning because the room is designated "non-smoking." The whole ambience is that of a place to crash while on your biker weekend. Across the street is the Pacific Ocean at one of its best junctions between island and the Universe. Gorgeous during... More

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ProudOwner, Manager at Wessex Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and sorry for the inconvinences during your stay. The room was an adjoining room connected with double doors and designed for a family. The day the Motel was full so we had to put you in that room. We changed all sheets and bed spreads newly. If you visit next time, the best room will... More

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Also Known As:
Wessex Inn Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island
Address: 1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cowichan Bay
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Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Cowichan Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wessex Inn 2*
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