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“Beacon B&B is the Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beacon B&B By the Sea / Spa

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Beacon B&B By the Sea / Spa
3750 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2H8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Powell River B&B and Inns
Vancouver
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“Beacon B&B is the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2005

My wife and I spent only one night at the Beacon, but it was enough for us to want to go back for a longer stay. Given the beauty of the area and the quality of the Beacon, we will do that at the earliest opportunity.

Hosts Roger and Shirley made us feel welcome and comfortable even before we were out of the car. We arrived a bit late and Shirley graciously made dinner reservations for us at a very nice local restaurant (the Shingle Mill).

We stayed in the Serenity Ensuite. It was very clean and comfortable and exactly as shown in the picture on the Beacon's web site. It and the Sunrise Room face East over the garage. They don't offer a view, but they are quiet and stay comfortably cool on warm Summer evenings. The spectacular view is steps away in the shared living room. The bright private washroom is stocked with all sorts of toiletries and personal items that you might have forgotten; the bath/shower is spotless and works very well. A small carafe of Amaretto on the bedroom dresser was a most welcome touch just before bed.

Breakfast in the morning was an absolute delight! Shirley and Roger accommodated my wife's alergies and presented us both with a two-course breakfast that was a visual and culinary work of art. We timed our breakfast so we could meet the other guests at the breakfast table: a couple from Montreal and another from Germany. Roger and Shirley later joined us at the table.

We and the other couples each received a warm send-off and two heart-shaped carrot muffins to nourish us during our morning adventures. What a welcome change from the usual impersonal hotel departure. We've stayed at many B&Bs in Europe but never in North America. Now that we've discovered B&Bs in our own back yard, hotels will be the exception. It will be hard to find anything to measure up to the high standards set by Roger and Shirley at the Beacon, though!

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2005

My husband and I drove by the Beacon B&B and decided to check it out as it looked like a well cared for home and was located across the street from the ocean.

We found the inside just as attractive as the exterior. The home was attractively furnished and very, very clean.

Roger and Shirley gave us friendly a friendly greeting, and showed us a really pleasant room with private bath. They we very helpful in telling us about the town and area, and what to see and where to eat. In the morning we were served a fabulous gourmet breakfast.

It was the best B&B experience we've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2004

This is a fantastic B&B, a lovely home that is kept in immaculate condition with a marvelous ocean view. The breakfasts and home baked treats are outstanding! Shirley and Roger make you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. They are excellent host's and think of everthing to ensure that you have an enjoyable visit.(husband foregot his toothbrush and they had a spare ,husband also broke his reading glasses and they had a replacement!!)This is hard to beat...a real Powell River treasure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2004

I have stayed with Roger and Shirley many times and each time seems better than the last. Their home is warm and comfortable and they are marvelous hosts. Friendship and good conversation are a hallmark of a stay with these wonderful people and I wholeheartedly recommend a stay with them when in Powell River.

  • Stayed December 2004, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2004

As an avid world traveler I have preferred, when possible, to stay at B&Bs rather than motels or hotels. My experiences with this form of accommodation have ranged from poor (Plymouth in Devon) to very good (Sydney, Australia).

By recent stay at the Beacon Bed and Breakfast in Powell River has given me a completely new perspective on excellence in both service and comfort.

Roger and Shirley, the hosts, do an outstanding job of caring for their guests. The breakfasts are a work of art, pleasing both to the eye and the taste buds. The rooms are comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. The location with its view of the ocean and islands is stunning.

All this would merit a rating of “very good” but it is the meticulous care taken to provide the little details that make your stay such a pleasure and move the experience into the realms of "Exceptional."

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Additional Information about Beacon B&B By the Sea / Spa

Address: 3750 Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2H8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Powell River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a centrally located, adult oriented, 2 room B&B Spa featuring real Sunshine Coast hospitality. Come and marvel at our ever-changing ocean vista from our common area, complete with telescope and television. Enjoy awesome sunsets and soaring eagles. Relax with on-site massage from your hostess. Awake to a healthy, hearty breakfast! Free wireless internet or plug-in. Plan to spend at least 2 nights in this large, wonderful scenic and outdoor adventure area. ... more   less 

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