We went here on our anniversary & were really disappointed for what we paid - $165 a night. Our cabin was the "Mala" & was located on a hillside a great distance from the cafe & soaking tubs. The "cabin" was really a small trailer that was built to look like a cabin. Extremely tiny bathroom that lacked a sink, & a shower that was a the smallest that we've ever encountered. You had to use the sink in the "kitchenette" to wash your hands or brush your teeth. The shower door leaked like a sieve & soaked anything on the floor. There were cobwebs on the bathroom & kitchen walls & ceilings. A coffee maker was provided but nothing to put in it. The parking area required you to walk an uphill path of approximately a block to your lodging. One window lacked a bug screen & the other had a gaping hole. It had a 2 burner stove in the "kitchenette" that required a match to light. I turned the burner on & waited patiently for it to light before I realized it was just a basic propane campstove with no pilot light. Lucky I didn't blow the place up! It had a distant view of the bay, but otherwise it was lacking anything else. Just a large barren field in the front with picnic tables for tent sites. I guess it was used if it was crowded & they needed to fill the area with desperate campers. Two plastic chairs on the deck, no cushions, & that was it.
This property is the second place that we've stayed in that openly offer a "bonus" if you are willing to post a favorable revue on Tripadvisor,Yelp, or Facebook. I wonder how many people are willing to do this in order to get a freebie? In my opinion, Tripadvisor should post a warning that these establishments are offering these.
The cafe was extremely good & we would highly recommend it. Pricey, but great food. Most places on Orcas are, but the food & staff here were great.
Our recommendation is to eat here & stay somewhere else!
- Also Known As:
- Doe Bay Resort And Retreat Hotel Olga
- Doe Bay Hotel And Retreat