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Alert Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   549 Fir Street, Alert Bay, British Columbia V0N 1A0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 2 Alert Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver Island, BC
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lodge is a wonderful old church with amazing scenery. The common room is excellent. The breakfasts were yummy. Sarah's cinnamon bread (2014) is so good! The rooms are good and clean, and rustic but you're in Alert Bay, which is off the beaten trail. All the amenities are there. (No spa...this is not that kind of town.) Stay for... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at this lodge. The young couple Sarah and Ian were wonderful hosts. Sarah is an excellent cook. We had three delicious suppers, two of which were vegetarian at our choice. Sarah also made us excellent cinnamon french toast with real maple syrup for breakfast, at our choice. Merja still misses the french... More

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Comox, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed in the family room which has wonderful views from the deck as well as from the room. We were warmly welcomed by our hosts, Sarah and Ian, who really made our stay feel as though we were with new friends. We walked into the beautiful main room for breakfast to fresh coffee and a lovely hot breakfast. It... More

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

This is a wonderful place for a relaxing, peaceful long weekend. It's true that it's not sleek and modern, but it's extremely comfortable, cozy, clean and well-run. The room we stayed in was clean and well-furnished and the shower was lovely. As we were only in the bedroom at night the darkness was very welcome - best sleep I've had... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in this lodge. First impressions in the room matched first impressions as we landed on the island, ie. in desperate need of some money spending on it (especially having just left the up market city of Victoria). The room was dingy and tired, and a real disappointment was finding a plastic sheet over the mattress... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We chose Alert Bay Lodge from the description on their website and the excellent reviews it had received on Trip Advisor. It sounded right up our street - quiet, hearty breakfast, excellent views, plenty of walking, wildlife etc. etc. Unfortunately this was not the experience we had. The island itself was quite derelict, with many businesses and restaurants closed down,... More

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North_Isle_Explorer, Owner at Alert Bay Lodge, responded to this review

I’ve discussed your concerns with Rich, who manages the lodge with his partner, Emma. We are all very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and apologize for the inconveniences you encountered. As you can glean from previous reviews, we pride ourselves in the high level of care we provide our guests. Many of these reviews cite Rich and... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

As soon as we walk into the door we felt right at home. After spending the last 2 weeks in noisy and impersonal hotel room, the lodge was such a delight. But what made your stay so special, was meeting Emma & Rich. They both went out of their way to make us feel so comfortable. Emma cooking was amazing,... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I had a really nice stay here at Alert Bay Lodge - its very basic, but the perfect place to get away from it all. The decor is very rustic, and is probably due for an update in the next few years but they have been kept very clean over time, and had everything you can expect when travelling to... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We regard the location of the hostel and its interieur (living room) as realy nice and we would advocate this area. However, it was promised to provide a war breakfast which was never done for us. Furthermore, the nice (sleeping) room lost its charming character since the installation of the shower ruined the athmosphare. All it all the price is... More

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North_Isle_Explorer, Owner at Alert Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry about the shower in Room 4 - it is functional but can be noisy. A hot breakfast is available (as it is every morning at 7:30 am) and we were full when you were there - so we don’t what happened! (Continental self-serve breakfasts are set up at 6:30 am). Feel free to contact me at reservations@alertbaylodge.com and we’ll... More

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A lovely location, a beautiful building, a cozy and rather pretty room (room 1) a charming couple for hosts, and even a friendly, happy dog (hey girl... ARF!). Hard to ask for more - but of course, there *is* the island itself, its people, the museum, the local artists, the whale-watching... we would have stayed much longer if we could.... More

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Address: 549 Fir Street, Alert Bay, British Columbia V0N 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Alert Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alert Bay Lodge 3*
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Overlooking Johnstone Strait, our cedar log lodge is a two kilometre walk along the ocean road to the Village of Alert Bay. Features include a south facing sundeck, woodstove, large common room, library and wireless Internet. Whale watching and grizzly viewing tours pick up near the lodge. Each of our four rooms has a private bath and includes a hot, healthy breakfast. Off season, we host small conferences and weddings. ... more   less 
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