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All reviewshot tub on the balconysmoked fishlarge suiteoverlooking the harbourwonderful shoproom was spotlessmears islandstayed longerview from the balconysmall kitchennative artcooking utensilsliving areacoffee makerbald eaglesgreat place to stayperfect location
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Reviewed September 7, 2004

My wife and I chose Himwitsa Lodge as our Honeymoon destination after our marriage ceremony in Victoria BC, June 2003.

I booked the room on the strength of their website and as always when booking anything unseen over the internet your always left with that nagging doubt that you have picked the right choice.

The Himwitsa Lodge exceeded all of our expectations. The room (#3) was spacious, well furnished and immaculate and had all of the cooking utensils you may need, if you want to forsake Tofino's excellent seafood restaruants.

Opening the large french windows to your private balcony, you have an uninterupted view out over the harbour to Clayoquot Sound, Mears Island and in the distance you can just make out the totem poles in the first nations village of Opitsaht (only reachable by boat). To say that this is spectacular is a serious understatement. The icing on the cake?..your own private hot tub on the balcony. One of the highlights of our stay was relaxing in the tub, in the dark, with a bottle of wine with the sea below you and the stars above, Mears island was silohetted by the moon, it was simply magical.

We booked at the Art Gallery below the rooms and that was the last we saw of anyone in charge, your left alone to enjoy your stay, no hassles.

Ok is there a downside? Well I can see one. Located in the harbour are Tofino Airways, a sea plane company. The planes are pretty noisy taking off and I can see this being a problem with some folks, although it did not bother us in the slightest, in fact I anjoyed watched them escape the clutches of the sea !! They also stop flying around 5pm.

Himwitsa will appeal to the traveller who wants a decent standard of accomodation, but does not want to be tied down to meal times. I'd say the standard was 4 stars (UK)

I guess the biggest compliment I can give is that we are returning there in September 04.

  • Stayed: September 2004
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Reviewed July 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2017
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Room Tip: Les chambres sont touts agréablesl
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Reviewed June 20, 2017
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Room Tip: Camera nr 3
  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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