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“Backeddy is a dive” 1 of 5 stars
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16660 Backeddy Road, Egmont, British Columbia V0N 1N0, Canada (Formerly Egmont Marina Resort)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Egmont
Comox, Canada
1 review
“Backeddy is a dive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The rooms were totally run down: the shower stall cracked, carpets taped with duct tape, paint peeling, and window screens bent and ripped. The water would randomly shut off right during showers. No tv. No phone in the room. And no fitted sheet on the beds so you'd wake up face down on the mattress. Gross. In front of the hotel is just a dusty parking lot and a small patch of grass. They gave us a musty crib to use too The pictures on the website are totally deceiving. Our friend stayed in the cabin and said they were no better. A dive like this should be lucky to get $50/night not $150. The westcoast lodge is way nicer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Backeddy-Suz, Owner at Backeddy Resort & Marina, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for your review. This is the first time I'm responding to a Trip Advisor review (I'm relatively new to the technology) and it sounds like we have a great opportunity to learn from your experience with us. Whether we get great reviews or poor reviews, I can assure you that everything a guest has to say is important to us.

Frankly, we always prefer to hear about any issues while you're staying with us so we have the opportunity to make it right while we can. It sounds like we so missed your expectations that you didn't give us that opportunity and, while regrettable, I completely understand that.

On behalf of myself and my crew let me apologize for the difficulties you encountered while staying with us. The last thing we want is for you to have a poor experience with us. We are committed to delivering an exceptional guest experience in a relaxed atmosphere and we'll use your comments to improve.

It sounds like you experienced the 'perfect storm' of problems - maintenance issues that had been missed or were in progress, a water issue that is not normally a problem, and a sense that you had been misled by our website.

Regarding the maintenance issues, I've spoken with our managers and they are being addressed. The water problem was a temporary issue and has been fixed.

As for the lack of TV and phone, that is intentional on our part. The Backeddy is designed to be a place where people can relax and reconnect with nature and simple pleasures. All of the pictures on our website are actual pictures of our rooms and property and we think they provide a sense of the place. Although we do have a basic wireless internet service, we find that most of our guests welcome the peace and quiet of a 'no technology' room.

Again, thank you for your feedback. Please feel free to contact me directly if there is anything further you'd like to add or if I can be of any further assistance (just call the resort and let them know you would like to speak with Suzanne re: a trip advisor review).

Best regards,
Suzanne
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My wife and I have vacationed at the Backeddy the past four consecutive years and have every intention of going back next year. The views are unmatched, the staff is so friendly they feel like family (the good ones - not the crazy uncles), the pub delivers great food, good beer, and A/C to take the edge off those warm days.

The Backeddy experience is casual, comfortable, and relaxed. We found the Backeddy refreshing, rejuvenating, and know you will as well. Enjoy!

Room Tip: There are two brand new cabins right on the water. GORGEOUS accommodations and view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We started our adventure to the Sunshine Coast on the northern end and at a time when the weather was unseasonal and not many people were on the road. It turned out to be exactly what we were looking for - by the marina for drooling over the boats, a restaurant onsite with a patio that overlooked the water, and a basic room with the essentials. It was very quiet during our overnight stay so we didn't experience the 'paper thin' walls as described in another review. The bed was comfy, the shower had good pressure and the single serving coffee served the purpose. We did sit on our balcony and thought it would have been a little too close for comfort had our neighbours been enjoying their view from the balcony at the same time. An extension of the clematis vine between the rooms would go a long way to creating some privacy! Good value for the money for us...bonus was to learn that we can return with our RV and be right on the ocean!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Winlock, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

love the cabins here! get one with a woodstove and you will love it! small bathroom, but hey, its a cabin ! perfect for the size cabins they are! and the view is awesome! and the staff amazing! emily is the best! we come from washington to the backeddy often!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Sechelt
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We took advantage of the great special of $89.00 a couple for accommodation, dinner and brunch and had a small family reunion at the Back Eddy Resort & Marina. Our grown-up kids, & the other members of our party stayed in the cabins and my husband & I stayed in the Inn. The cabins were quaint and comfy with cooking facilities and fireplaces, while the rooms in the Inn were more modern but had larger beds.
We had a lot of fun at the pub, dinner was good ( the special was steak and the portions were generous). The pub regulars welcomed the pool-players in our group to join in and the best part was that no one had to drive home so we could relax and all have a nice glass of wine. We spent most of the evening laughing and talking and then we retired to one of the cabins for more laughing and card playing.
When we arrived it was dark and foggy so we had no idea of the nice surprise we had in store for us in the morning. When we woke up it was a crisp and sunny day and the view was gorgeous. All of the rooms & cabins faced the water and a bustling little marina so we enjoyed our coffee on the deck before heading back to the pub for breakfast.
I see that now the Back Eddy is having another special that includes a trip to Princess Louisa Inlet and so I'm hoping to get the gang together for another mini holiday.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roberts Creek, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

A group of thirteen of us met at the Back Eddy for great food, good conversation, a little dancing, and a whole lotta fun. For $89.00 a couple, we enjoyed an incredibly tasty dinner,a night in our private, rustic cabin, a lovely brunch, and a spectacular view right outside our front door. We sipped early morning coffee (made in our handy little kitchen) on our front deck, and watched as eagles took flight, the fog drifted lazily across the water and friend's pets happily splashed about in the ocean. There is absolutely no better bang for your buck if you want a quick get away for a small group. The pub is inviting,the food is good,and the staff is very friendly and accomodating. The resort is pet friendly, the rooms are clean, and we enjoyed great conversation with both the local "colour" and visiting divers staying at the marina.One of the "regulars" even built our group a roaring bon fire in the common area in front of the cabins after we finished celebrating at the pub. Although the resort is not fancy, it offers everything you would want for a memorable get away and I would not hesitate to visit again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed here in March 2012. We stayed in the motel building which has 8 units, as opposed to the cabins. The room itself was not bad; decent bed, clean, fairly new paint & flooring. There was a small bar fridge and a single serve coffee machine (with coffee) in the room. We had two meals (which were included in our package) in the pub. The meals were good, although the selection was small.

HOWEVER. The room walls are thin; we could hear the guy next door snoring all night. The main clients here are young men working as tree planters; they drink beer all evening and get pretty loud. And they get up early. There were five large dogs on the property; friendly dogs, but there was lots of doggie-doo on all the grassed areas. The pub is not very inviting. It was frequently by a strange looking variety of regular "characters". We knew there would be no cell phone service or TV in the room. But the wireless Internet didn't work either.

The only attraction of the area is Skookumchuk Narrows. The trail is LONG. Over 3 km one way. The new museum was closed, although it was advertised to be open on weekends in the winter. We were there on a Sunday through Tuesday - the pub was only open Sat-Sun, as was everything else within 40 km. You can't even buy a coffee or a litre of milk without a very long drive south.

Room Tip: Stay elsewhere!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16660 Backeddy Road, Egmont, British Columbia V0N 1N0, Canada (Formerly Egmont Marina Resort)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Egmont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Egmont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Coast rustic waterfront cabins and inn rooms. The Adventure Begins at the End of the Road! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Backeddy Resort & Marina Hotel Egmont
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