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Arbutus Grove Motel
1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Langley City, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very good value for the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had booked for a six night stay. Check in was very fast and the kitchenette was clean and even had a stove. Parksville is halfway up the island so this makes for a good base to come and go from. The room was very quiet, even though it was not far from the road. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
We are so grateful that our customers take the time to write these wonderful reviews of our motel. We sure hope we get to have you stay with us again soon. We have added high definition TV to our list of amenities. Thank-you so much.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ucluelet
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Arbutus Grove Motel, this weekend in Parksville. We booked a triple room and it was really good for our family. The room was spacious, clean, the beds were ever so comfortable. Really quiet area but close to shops and attractions. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
We are so please that you enjoyed your stay with us and plan on coming back for another visit. We pride ourselves on giving you maximum comfort for maximum value. We are not a resort but we provide great amenities at a great price and we are grateful to you for letting eveyone on Trip Advisor know. Hope to see you again the next time you come to Parksville.
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Edmonton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed for one night based on tripadvisor reviews and found motel to be as advertised. Reception was prompt, courteous and efficient- felt welcomed on arrival. Room was clean, and we were surprised it was as quiet as it was considering motel location near main road. Motel is close to all Parksville amenities, overall a good choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 1, 2013
Thank-you for staying with us and taking the time to write this very nice review. We try to provide all the amenities such as the flat screen TV's, free wireless internet, fridges, microwaves and coffee pots in every room while keeping our rates very affordable. It is so good to hear that our guest appreciate our efforts.
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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We vacation on the west coast yearly and the Arbutus is always a stop along the way. The rooms are extremely clean and very well maintained. Even if you are staying in a non-kitchenette room you are provided with a mini fridge and microwave. The rooms have wall mounted flat screens and the office provides free dvd rentals (with a fairly extensive list!). The motel is also pet-friendly which is great for us and our furry companion! The staff are fabulous, very friendly…nothing is ever a problem. Our few nights stay happened to be at the beginning of the Easter weekend and we arrived to chocolate eggs and bunnies in our room…what a nice touch (our kids were thrilled)! Thanks Arbutus!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, May 1, 2013
Thank-you for taking the time to write this very nice review of our motel. We work hard to give you great value and comfort at reasonable rates. It is always good to hear that our staff is doing an excellent job and keeping our guests happy. We are looking forward to your next visit with us.
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Surrey, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

It was a early get away for us to Ucluelet and we decided to stop the night in Parksville. As we had no complaints with Arbutus Motel. This time we did not have a reservation and the clerk at the desk had a great room and of course it had to be pet friendly as we had our small dog. This was not a problem and we are so glad they had a room for us. This motel is so well taken care of and the rates are just great. Bed is just so comfy and even though the road is right out the door, it is so quiet. The last time we stayed in October we had room 101 and this time we had room 106, either room was clean well stocked. So convient to resturants, the beach. We will for sure return to stay again. It is nice finding such a treasure!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 30, 2013
Thank-you for your very kind review. We really appreciate the comments of our valued customers. It is especially good to hear that you stayed with us more than once and would like to come back again. Hope to see you again soon along with your little dog!
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Bragg Creek, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed in the Arbutus Grove Motel for three nights! We found it to be very comfortable and very affordable. The rooms have been newly renovated and are very clean and quiet. The beds were extremely comfy and the extra blanket they provide is like a teddy bear. The staff is very friendly. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 30, 2013
Thank-you so much for taking the time to write this very nice review of our motel. We work hard to give you the best accomodation and maximum value and are so glad it is appreciated. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Turner Valley, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is by far the most amazing motel in, Parksville. Glamour meets modernity. I have had the pleasure of staying here three times and I wish I could live here. The staff are very friendly, definitely not snooty given the grand surroundings, we felt very at home. Our room was wonderful, very clean, lovely furnishings, and an amazing clean bathroom. The beds are insanely comfortable and presented nicely. They go to every length to make you feel comfortable and will be rested. I have the pleasure of travelling for work a number of times a year and I can honestly say that this is the best motel I have ever stayed in!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 30, 2013
Thank-you for taking the time to write this very kind review. We always enjoy having you stay at our motel. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Additional Information about Arbutus Grove Motel

Address: 1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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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
#3 Romantic 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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