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“wonderful time on a wonderful island.....” 4 of 5 stars
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Denman Island Guesthouse
Box 9 Denman Rd, British Columbia V0R-1T0, Canada   |  
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“wonderful time on a wonderful island.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2009

i stayed at the denman island guest house for a whole week and i had a wonderful time.
its a beautiful old farmhouse with a lot of charme. a big kitchen, a cosy livingroom, a lovely veranda (that i would have used if it wasn' t raining every day) and a coffeshop just next door, perfect to have latte, tasty food, hang out and meet local people. donna and shelden were wondrful hosts and i would immediately go there again!

Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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vancouver island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Rooms were large for a dorm. Got to have queen bed to myself in a dorm room. Great big kitchen to do our cooking which was great. Enjoyed the evening on the deck.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

$50 a night for a private room in this place was a rip-off. Cobwebs, dust, dirt and stained comforter in the room was not very appealing. Couple that with the mouse traps, the very dirty bathrooms, and the really smelly shower water, and I would never stay there again.

Surprisingly (for island life) the guy seemed to be concerned about selling me something like the $20 a day for the crappy bike rental, or phone cards.

Their brochures and website will have you believe they are "hospitality professionals." Maybe if they worked at seedy hotels.

The only decent thing about this place was the restaurant attached.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2005

The Gulf Islands have a very granola feel, very laid back and earthy (hippy). Denman Island is very nice and was perfect. I took the train up from Victoria and got the ferry across to the island and stayed there for the July long weekend. I hitch-hiked to Hornby island and had a wonderful day laying on the beautiful Tribune Bay beach. As a female travelling on her own, I felt very comfortable and hitch-hiking was really easy. The hostel was in a great location near the Denam ferry terminal, and close to "downtown". The room I stayed in was small and quaint. There are 3 bathrooms that are all shared, and if you are not familiar with the peom "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown flush it down." You better get used to it. There is a hot tub and lots of hammocks to relax in. The kitchen is big and it has everything you would need to cook your own meals. I am definitly going back to this hostel. The owners, Donna and Sheldon are great people.

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Additional Information about Denman Island Guesthouse

Address: Box 9 Denman Rd, British Columbia V0R-1T0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Denman Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Denman Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Denman Guesthouse at the earthclubfactory. We operate a guesthouse that is run in the spirit of a hostel. This 100 year property has had a complete redevelopment sewer, septic, roof, foundation, electrical. The water is filtered 2ce and runs throw a UV system and is tested monthly for the Bistro. It has some odour, typical of this area, but blame mother earth. We have slowly been fixing the fundamentals but it remains in the character it was 100 tears ago. The Earth Club Factory guiding principles are biodegradable, sustainable appropriate technology , organics. To a certain degree we incorporate this into our business, and always strive to do more. The Bistro is a great place to enjoy our home roasted coffee, yes done on 2 special BBQS. Simple affordable food, numerous music event, country views, lots or deer and peace and quiet. ... more   less 
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