We stayed for 3 nights from July 24th-27th and then again the following week from July 30th-3rd August for 4 nights which makes it a total of 7 nights stay.
The location is great just off Trans Canada Hwy but you cannot hear the traffic noise when you are in your room, The location was perfect for our needs close to restaurants, great for walks in the early morning and driving to Crofton, Ladysmith & Chemainus. New Owners Martin & Maureen were very friendly, helpful and personable and this made our stay more enjoyable as they were attentive to your needs. They have just taken over the property and are already in the process of upgrading and doing maintenance work. which is non-intrusive.
The rooms are spacious with a small fridge and writting table ideal for longer stays with comfortable beds, bathroom size is ok. we slept well as the walls were sound-proof. Parking is good right in front of your room
York St Dinner on-site is good for dinners and breakfast but you can also walk to Boston Pizza and the Asiana Pho restaurant which is close-by. Simtty and White Spot restaurant is just 7 mins driving time as well as supermarket & Shoppers Drug.
The down-side is yes some rooms smell of cigarette smoke even though there is a non- smoking sign in the rooms. Wifi connection is poor in some rooms and we had to open our door to get better connection as the signal from the router was poor. The good thing is that the owners are well aware of these small issues and are taking steps to improve it. Frankly our stay was so enjoyable with the good attitude of Martin & Maureen that one can over-look these initial teething minors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Thunderbird Motor Inn is centrally located in the Cowichan Valley; an easy walk to downtown Duncan, the Cowichan Sports Plex, and across the street from the Cowichan Theatre / Rec Centre / Aquatic Centre.We are 40mins north of Victoria (BC's Capital) and 35 minutes south of Nanaimo (The Harbour City) which makes us the perfect stopping point after travelling from the Washington State Ferries, BC Ferries, or the airports.We are close to the Chemainus Theatre, Cowichan Valley Exhibition Grounds, Sports Fields, many Local Wineries, Golf Courses, Shopping, BC Forest Discovery Centre, Vancouver Island University, Maple Bay Marina, Cowichan District Hospital.Located in the City of Totems, in the heart of Duncan B.C. ... more less
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