The grounds are lovely, the view is so wonderful, but all was spoiled by a gold cart riding "power-tripper"...The campfires are to be out by 11pm, and although the rule is very strick, we must follow their wishes, which are strictly enforced by Guido. Alas, the rules do not apply to all, we found out as we were making our way back to our campsite, after being harshly reprimanded at our friends site by the golf cart riding bully...we saw there were sporadic campfires still a-blazing, and people outside having fun, but we were not allowed to enjoy ourselves...The next early evening, Guido came by shortly after 6 to remind us of quite time and fires out at 11pm, and looked at us with this passive/aggressive stare...keep in mind our group had people in their 40's to late 50's (not known to really bust a move)...So, he pre-ruined our evening, and made us feel paranoid, like we were bring spied on by our boss at work (you know the feeling). He came by many times in the evening and gave us the "stink-eye"...All in all, a bad experience, and we will NEVER go back to this hell-hole again...You feel like a fool when you pay money to be mistreated AND HARRASED like this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 53 waterfront acres, 300 sites. Open year round. Rated as one of the two best parks in BC, and in the top 25 in Canada! Located 5 minutes to downtown Nanaimo, a waterfront city of 80,000, and only 10 minutes to ferries. Perfect base camp to explore Vancouver Island. Summer swimming in a pristine river, oceanside full serviced sites, kayak rentals, walking trails, WiFi - even a gourmet coffee deck overlooking the ocean! Reserve online. ... more less