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Arbutus Grove Motel
1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Parksville
Merkel, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best deal on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

After a long day of travel from Texas, including a two-hour wait for the ferry, we finally pulled up to the Arbutus Grove Motel at about 11 PM. I was greeted by a smiling Jacqui who assured me I was not an inconvenience, even though we arrived hours after closing time. We were very pleased to find the rooms as spotless and comfortable as advertised, and the exterior was as impeccable as the rooms. There's no way you can find an equal value on Vancouver Island! We were disappointed we had to leave early the next morning before the office opened, because we didn't get a chance to thank Jacqui again for her warm hospitality, so Thanks Jacqui! We hope to return someday.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
We are so glad you had a chance to stay at our motel and we sure hope to see you again. We appreciate your taking the time to write us this kind review.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I stay at this hotel frequently while in Parksville. Even though there are other well-known hotels right beside the waterfront, I prefer to stay here. The rooms are always clean, staff is friendly, and it has always been quiet. Jackie is very helpful and friendly when you have questions about the local eating places and things to do in the area.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thank-you for your review. We are glad you enjoy staying with us and look forward to seeing you next time you stop in.
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Turner Valley, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Arbutus Grove Motel is like a home away from home. It is nestled in a quiet location near the shops and a short walk to the beach. The front deck employee was friendly and helpful with giving direction and advice as to the best restaurants in the area. The room we stayed in was comfortable, clean and had a great atmosphere. The little touches were noticed as there was a fan made out of a towel was sitting on the tub, holding the soap. The coffee maker had coffee and tea waiting for use to make in the morning. In all, I would recommend this motel to anyone that would like a nice place to stay while in the beautiful Parkville area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, March 18, 2012
Thank you so much for your excellent review of our little motel. We really appreciate hearing back from our guests. Looking forward to seeing you again in the spring.
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I have had the opportunity to stay at this lovely motel several times in the last few years and have always been impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and the grounds, as well as the rates for the rooms. The caretakers Jacqui & Scott are more than hospitable and in my opinion the reason that this motel is doing so well, oh and let's not forget their friendly dog Angus, who made my little dog feel right at home!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, March 14, 2012
I have to agree our managers are doing a wonderful job and thank-you for your kind comments. Our goal is to make your stay and all our guests an enjoyable and comfortable experience at a great price.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is a great little place to stop and enjoy what the area has to offer! The rooms are always super clean and comfortable, with everything you need. The staff are friendly, helpful, and courteous! Above all the price is right and it's located conveniently right off the highway! While we were staying here, we took in a festival at the park right on the beach, enjoyed a few good restaurants, and hiked the area around Top Bridge at Englishman River. Great time and great motel!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Thanks for your great review of our motel. It feels so good to have satisfied guests. Hope to see you soon.
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Victoria, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Beautiful hanging baskets full of flowers during summer is a nice touch along with the cedar benches out front where you can sit and relax at night, watch the world go by. We go up with our Car Club, we stay two nights and it's fantastic. We gather at night at the picnic tables on the grass for a potluck and enjoy a glass of wine with friends. Kitchenette rooms are ideal for heating up our food, beds are cozy and every morning they were made up for our return after a long day at the car show. if your looking like for a Motel that feels like home ~ look no further ~

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
We are so happy every year to have your car club stay at our motel. You are a great bunch of people with some awesome cars. We hope we see you ever time you come to Parksville. Thanks for taking the time to write the fantastic review of the motel.
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011 via mobile

The hotel is one of our favorites for traveling through the mid island. It's easily accesible to the island highway , super clean & has great people who run it ! The super cute dog in the lobby is always a highlight! It's a charming re- furbished hotel that never disappoints !

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arbutus Grove Motel

Address: 1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy single story motel conveniently located on the south end of Parksville across from the Heritage Center Mall. All rooms have large flat screen TV's, coffee, microwaves, fridges, high speed internet, very comfortable beds, very quiet, close to the beach, across from restaurant, Serious Coffee, laundry mat. Lots of free parking, room for RV's. We are environmentally responsible with the newest most efficient heating and air conditioning, we also have efficient water usage without compromising the comfort of our guests. We are small dog friendly and have some kitchenettes available. We are maximum comfort and value and know you will be impressed. We receive daily compliments on our motel and work hard to make your stay everything you could want. We have just became wireless so bring your I pads. ... more   less 
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