Tofino is expensive but this place is good value as you can self cater. It has the most beautiful view over the sea and islands and is located overlooking the crab dock so you may be able to buy seafood from there if the right boat is in. There are other nearby source of seafood as well.
We were the only guests who had not been before but the unexpected pleasure was the other guests, most of who had been coming regularly for years. It is a sociable place with most people cooking and chatting in the large kitchen/dining/living room area. We ate fabulous crab and shrimp, other guests helped/guided us in preparation and cooking.
You can manage in Tofino without a car, there is a bus service from the ferries and a beach bus as well although life is easier with a car. Some people come with their own boat to fish. The rooms are basic but fine - we only needed them to sleep in. You have to pay in cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your hosts of the waterfront Tofino Swell Lodge are Betsy and Chris. They offer seven rooms, each named after a local species of salmon. Your stay comes complete with inviting common areas, fully equipped kitchen, picturesque gardens, a patio with BBQ and a hot tub looking into Clayoquot Sound. From the lodge Chris also operates Tofino Sports Fishing; join Chris on a fishing charter, scenic cruise or bird watching tour. Pets are welcome. ... more less
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