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Wessex Inn

1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 7 Cowichan Bay B&B and Inns
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Tamworth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had booked in here, but upon arrival and viewing the room we cancelled our stay and went to 'the other' hotel in Cowichan Bay. This is a very basic motel, it looked clean on the surface, but we didn't stay long enough to check. The room was small, cramped with the amount of furniture. My initial reaction when we... More 

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ProudOwner, Owner at Wessex Inn, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconvenience. This motel is not a luxury one, but an economical motel. This motel is around half price compared to another one at Cowichan Bay. we are trying to keep clean, quiet room and good price for the customer. The next door construction is almost finished, if you visit next time, you will be welcomed with lot... More 

Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good location, basic clean accommodation, reasonable prices. The owners can't do anything about the construction site next door but we had no noise in the evening. I am sure next summer there will be a no construction. Very pleasant staff. A good simple place to sleep while exploring the area.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was exactly the place we were looking for. Nice clean and spacey room with beautiful view of bay. Close to restaurants and shops. Friendly and helpful service. We also like that owners were there looking after rooms and guest. We saw and talked to them many time during our 4 days stay. It was lovely to just cross the... More 

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