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“Pleasant holiday rental but needs a bit more” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Poets Cove Resort & Spa

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Poets Cove Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   9801 Spalding Road, British Columbia V0N 2M3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pender Island
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant holiday rental but needs a bit more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Lovely rooms, but do be mindful when you book, request a "quiet room". Visiting an island (especially after the last island resort that we stayed at) we assumed all would be quiet and peaceful. Not so. If you are near the "family pool" or above the bar patio, or attending during a wedding with loud music, you are in for a less than peaceful holiday rental. We did not find it restful or relaxing.

Not simple to get to: a long drive (one half hour or more) from the ferry. And the ferry ride back to Vancouver is quite a trek: take a book (or two).

Staff are professional. Food is good if not outstanding. Beautiful dining room, and outdoor patio. Lots of lively activity on the dock. Not much close by, no village or parks. Recommend a car, unless you plan to stay in your suite or rent a boat.

Room Tip: Request a room far from the bar
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

We were married in May 2011 at Poets Cove with 60 of our closest friends and family in attendance. The weekend was everything we could have hoped for thanks to the staff at Poets Cove. They went above and beyond by taking care of everything from the time we arrived to our checkout, while making us feel like we were the only ones at the resort. The accommodations, spa and catering were first class and ensured our guests had a great stay as well.
Bea, the events coordinator, is wonderful and made us feel like we were the only wedding taking place at Poets Cove all year. She made planning a wedding much less stressful and helped us plan a very intimate wedding that was everything we could have hoped for. She is such a warm and caring person with great attention to detail, and we really can’t thank her enough for our special weekend.
We are recommending to all our friends now to get married at Poets Cove as the setting and the resort is beautiful and the staff especially, Bea make sure you have the wedding of your dreams, and stay on budget! We are planning to go back to Poets Cove for every anniversary and would recommend a wedding or a nice relaxing vacation at Poets Cove to everyone!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

We were married at the little church just adjacent to Poets Cove in May 2011. Thirty of our friends and family attended for two to four days. The staff at Poets Cove made our special weekend perfect. Bea from event planning was phenomenal! Terry and Quinn and Maxim from guest services made us feel like the only guests at the resort. Zahara from housekeeping was exceptional. Dasha from the spa was perfect. We can't say enough about the friendly and efficient service we received. Our compliments also go to the kitchen and the chefs. Everything was outstanding! We would highly recommend Poets Cove for a special occasion like a wedding or reunion. We will certainly be back!!
Many of our friends and family want us to celebrate our 1st anniversary there so they can all join us and do it all over again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

I travlled to Poets Cove on Pender Island on May 6 - May 11, 2011. We went there for a family Wedding. The Resort is beautiful and the accomodations are 1st class. There were 30 of us there for the Wedding and the Staff went out of their way to help us and serve us in every way possible. From the time that we arrived till we left everything was taken care of and if we needed anything it was done. It made the weekend to incredibly memorable and special. Poets Cove is one of the prettiest places that I've been to in BC. Pender Island is also very interesting and beautiful. I would HIGHLY recommend Poets Cove Resort to anyone looking for a 1st class stay at a quiet, secluded and peaceful place. The Spa at Poets Cove is also very good with great staff.

Room Tip: they have 3 different types of rooms, all are good
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  • Stayed May 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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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We recently got married at Poets Cove and we had an absolutely wonderful time. They were very helpful in arranging everything leading up to the event and over the top helpful on the day of. The food was excellent; we had three catered meals for all our guests. We had a number of small children amongst our guests and they all had a wonderful time.

Room Tip: The private cottages are the best
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  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Our yacht club took a cruise to Poet's Cove - 18 boats & 47 people. The events manager and marina manager were great to work with and very accomodating. Food was great and some of us stayed in the Lodge, which has lovely and very quiet rooms. The setting is natural and beautiful and for a remote location there was plenty for everyone to do. I would highly recommend for your group or event.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

We had such a lovely stay at Poets Cove on February the 5th. The place is utterly romantic and magical. Bea who is working with us on our wedding was a big part of our decision. From the very beginning we had such a great vide from her. She has completely supported us in full filling our dream. We can't wait !

Karina & Andrew

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Address: 9801 Spalding Road, British Columbia V0N 2M3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Pender Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pender Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Poets Cove Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Poets Cove Resort & Spa is the Gulf Islands' premier luxury resort. Tucked away in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island, there is a luxurious combination of 22 Lodge Rooms, 9 Villas and 15 Cottages. We offer a full-service 110-slip deep-moorage marina and a Canadian point of entry customs office for CanPass users. Our stunning Aurora Restaurant and casual Syrens Lounge serves the best local fresh ingredients and our activities range from exciting kayaking adventures to rejuvenating spa treatments in our award winning 'Susurrus' Spa. ... more   less 
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