The only available room within reach of the motel's WiFi range on the ground floor of this 2-storey building was so scented by cigarette smoke, that I had to check out early. I required a street level room for health reasons. Management did have a No Smoking sign on the room which I specified in my reservation (July, 2012), but everything smelled of smoke inside the room. Management knew about the problem and apologized. They did not offer an alternative (nor refund which I did not actually request either), but for what the facility offers, I felt $75 per night for a senior was excessive. The motel is also very close to the busy Trans Canada Hwy, so it was not that quiet either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Thunderbird Motor Inn is centrally located in the Cowichan Valley; an easy walk to downtown Duncan, the Cowichan Sports Plex, and across the street from the Cowichan Theatre / Rec Centre / Aquatic Centre.We are 40mins north of Victoria (BC's Capital) and 35 minutes south of Nanaimo (The Harbour City) which makes us the perfect stopping point after travelling from the Washington State Ferries, BC Ferries, or the airports.We are close to the Chemainus Theatre, Cowichan Valley Exhibition Grounds, Sports Fields, many Local Wineries, Golf Courses, Shopping, BC Forest Discovery Centre, Vancouver Island University, Maple Bay Marina, Cowichan District Hospital.Located in the City of Totems, in the heart of Duncan B.C. ... more less
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