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Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
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Reviewed February 6, 2008

The Wickaninnish Inn hangs out inches from the Pacific Ocean surf. It's a good several hours drive westward from the nearest city but well worth making the trip. We went off-season ('winter storm' season) and the weather obliged - incredible surf. They even provide boots and mackintoshes to walk the beach in.

We went there for our 35th anniversary, and I can't say enough about the staff - irrepressibly helpful and friendly. The rooms are wonderfully appointed with gas fireplaces, ocean views, fancy tubs, good books, ...

The restaurant has magnificent views and is definitely 'high end', which wasn't really us, but we enjoyed it anyway ($15 for one ladle full of soup, no matter how tasty it is, doesn't quite go over with me). Don't miss their breakfasts, however, they are huge and delicious. Didn't try the spa so can't advise you there.

Yes, it's pricey, but you'll leave fully satisfied for the experience.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CanucksInTrucks
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Reviewed December 2, 2007

We stayed here while we were travelling around BC by car this summer. The rates are high, but we thought it would be worth it given all the good reviews we read about the location. The location was indeed quite nice. The room was very nice as well, but the service was lacking. The used towels were left behind on the bathroom floor after the turndown service. We also found the front desk people a little unusual in their expressions, although their service was OK. Its subtle and hard to explain. My wife and I, both world travellers, felt that may be they are not used to having many non white customers. Or may be our instinct was wrong. In any case, we didn't feel the warmth that several other reviewers described.

Stayed: August 2007
15  Thank relaxed_dude
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Reviewed November 13, 2007

My wife and I stayed at the Wick from November 7 -10, 2007. We found the place pretty met our expectations and then some. We had dinner and breakfast at the Pointe and had a couple's hot rock massage at the Spa during our stay. Neither disappointed - quite the contrary. The food was wonderful and the massage heavenly. Our room overlooked the rocks and the beach and the view was quite spectacular at times when the waves came crashing in. Service was great and everyone from the front desk to the restaurant staff were exceptionally nice and helpful.

Now the downside. The drive across the Island can be taxing and slow. We flew in from Calgary to Comox and then drove to the Wick across the Island. It is stated to be only 219 kms, but it will take you upwards of 3 hours plus. The road is narrow, windy and slow and then when you add in some rain and fog...well you get the picture.

The Inn is beautiful, but very expensive. While we enjoyed our meals at the Pointe, they were very pricey. The spa treatment likewise was expensive. So bring money!

Finally, as one other commenter stated, there is not a lot to do at this time of year in the area and if the weather is bad on top of that. Also, Tofino was a bit like a ghost town. Not much going on in the off season. at times, we felt like we were the only ones walking around town.

Stayed: November 2007
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Reviewed November 9, 2007

Beautiful location & nice rooms (great beds) however service is inconsistant. This was our second visit (as we try to give every place a second chance) and once again the service fell short of expectations for a high end resort. Room service, front desk, and the Pointe restaurant are areas where the service needs to be improved. Unfortunately, do not think we will return.

Stayed: October 2007
7  Thank RRSD
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Reviewed November 2, 2007

my wife and i stayed at the wickaninish spa in early october for four nights. the positives: the room was beautiful, the staff was friendly, the bar had an incredible selection of whiskey and the location was spectacular. so whats the problem. it is way too far to drive for a very expensive and very aggressively priced hotel. its four uninspiring hours from victoria and once your there unless youre content to stare at the sea and spa til you drop there isnt anything to do in the area. no hiking, no biking, no nice art, nada. the over rated restaurant had more bottles of wine on the list for over $1000 than under $100, sad. if you must go eat at the Schooner in tofino, its great. in summary, nice but over rated. too far, too self consciously "healing", too little to do and way too expensive. stay at the sook harbor inn instead.

Stayed: October 2007
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