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2.0 of 5 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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Victoria, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 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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Ottawa, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very clean and kind staff. Nightlife was good for me at the sea. I was enjoyed golf near from the hotel. The view to sea was very good in the morning. Especially it was very comfortable for sleeping. I'd like recommend to my friends.

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Cochrane, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When we arrived on August 10/2014 we knew we had made a huge mistake but there weren't any rooms available at any other Hotels in Cowichan Bay. We looked at 3 rooms trying to find one that looked liveable. This place should be torn down, the rooms smelled like mould, there was even black mould on the underside of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and had a room on first floor on the side facing the parking lot. The room was extremely outdated & we felt we were in an old cabin. The hotel has no air condition and no screen on the tiny balcony door.....a small view of the ocean can be seen from there... Lots... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed at the Wessex Inn for a few nights on business. While the motel is located in a beautiful part of Cowichan Bay, I would say that the place is not appropriate for those travelling on business. I stayed in a standard queen room, with an amazing view. However the place is located right on a busy road, so... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We booked this room 9 months in advance for a wedding in Cowichan Bay, had my printed email confirmation with me and upon arrival they had no record of our booking and it wasn't just us but at least 5 others as well, probably more. They were fully booked but managed to find us a room which probably was for... More

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ProudOwner, Owner at Wessex Inn, responded to this review

Let us first extend our gratitude for your candid review and sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. There has been a mistake in our booking process, and we fully take the responsibility; and thereby arranged alternative accommodations to all customers who booked with us on that day. As per the poor room condition, we promise that all of our rooms... More

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18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We booked this room for our Anniversary because the website said all rooms have unobstructed views of the bay. That was perhaps true a year ago before the construction of the new Condo next door started. If you are fortunate enough to get one of the rooms in the front on the road the views would be alright. We asked... More

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ProudOwner, General Manager at Wessex Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us for your anniversary, and for your comments. We would happily like to inform you that we persuaded the construction site such that any work creates noise scheduled before 4 pm, and there's no work scheduled on the weekends. It also seems that the construction trash bin has been removed from the spot. We expect the... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Cowichan Bay is a lovely, picturesque harbour not far from Duncan. The Wessex Inn is situated on the main road into the bay and set back across from the sea. All the rooms over look the sea; Our room as self-contained - queen size bed with ensuite; kitchen area with fridge, hob and crockery etc. We bought in our own... More

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Address: 1846 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cowichan Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wessex Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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