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Ocean Village Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We spend 4 nights in this wonderful hotel, with only one regret, that we couldn't stay more... The ocean view when you wake up in the morning in amazing! And the jacuzzi in the evening after an entire day walking on the beach and in the forest so great to relax. The staff helped us a lot to find activities, they were really helpful. Thank you for everything

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Back to nature ! Clean, quiet, modern. Perfect getaway. They are doing some work in other rooms but not at night obviously, so if you stay inside all day you might want to take earplugs. Did not bother us at all and were more than happy to go around the island.
Booked a day in Whale Center to go to Hot springs ! a bit pricey but highly recommended in low season (would not go if more than 5 people go together as quite small. Lovely stay on Vancouver Island and Ocean Village was perfect retreat after a day at sea :-)

Room Tip: upper studio #37 has got a perfect view over the ocean
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I stayed at Ocean Village for four nights in January, 2013. I had booked a lower studio, but when I arrived I was upgraded to a one bedroom. I was traveling with my dog, and she had a wonderful time playing on the beach with the other pooches. The cabin was warm and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. The gas fireplace made for a cozy cottage experience. Towels could have been better, but the bed and bedding were wonderful. It was exactly the winter getaway I needed: reading, napping, and exploring the beach!

Weather was mixed. I arrived to a gorgeous sunset on day one. Day two was beautiful, sunny, and mild. Day three was overcast but mild, and day four was for watching the crashing surf. Don't forget your gum boots!

The only glitch was that the wifi was down, but that was actually a relief. Four days without screen time was exactly what was called for.

I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Try to get the front row, right on the beach!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you are looking for a totally relaxing get away, OV is the place to go. We have been 2 years in a row and looking forward to a third stay this year sometime. We have stayed in a lower studio suite both times and found it more than adequate for the two of us. Love the fact that there is no TV, phone.......it's a get back to basics, relax and unwind place to be. Staff is friendly, helpful...only thing we discovered after our first trip, is to take most of your own groceries as the store in town is a bit pricey........

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed in January, expecting the weather to be chilly, but shocked at how the cabin was not equipped to deal with the cold. No fireplace. Electric baseboard heater in the living room barely functional, so we froze basically. Wi-fi was on and off, slow all the time, and was completely off for half the time we were there. The cabins are crowded together, and little thought seems to have been put in arranging the site to make it look good or to ensure basic privacy. Think wooden tents four feet apart in a straight row and that is what you get. The view of MacKenzie Beach is magnificent, once you get past the annoyance of the roofed BBQ area that is directly in front of the second row of cabins....seems a silly place to put in when the beach view is so wonderful and the main reason to go to Ocean Village!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shanejon, General Manager at Ocean Village Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

I am happy to hear you enjoyed your view but apologize that a couple things did not meet your expectations. If I may address a few of your points-

Our electric heaters are a great dry & efficient source of heat and easily warm our cottages to 25°C. We sincerely apologize if yours wasn't working properly, we do our best to make sure everything is in perfect working order but unfortunately things break down. We do have someone on call 24 hours a day to fix these issues, so all our guests have to do is let the front desk know.

As per the Internet - this is an unfortunate aspect of life in Tofino, and our Chamber of Commerce and Mayor are lobbying for better network coverage. Currently the cable company promises 2.5 megabytes per second signal in Tofino. For perspective, Vancouver gets a minimum of 25 megabytes per second (10x our download rate) with options up to 40X faster. Suffice to say that at this point Tofino's Internet isn't the best. We try to be upfront about that with guests and we offer free WiFi as a result.

When Ocean Village was built in 1976, the cabins were arranged in rows to ensure that everyone gets a great view of MacKenzie Beach.

Thank you again for your comments. All comments help us coordinate a long-term plan for the resort.

Shane Richards

shane@oceanvillageresort.com

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have been to Ocean Village for three years in a row to meet up with other friends and families for a week of vacation, because there is nothing quite like it. The larger cabins just before the beach are the best if you can get them. This year, our cabin had been nicely renovated. The kitchens are well equipped for all of your meals. The view from the cabins and picnic areas are simply amazing. There are many wide open spaces (both grass and beach) around OV to let the kids roam around safely. MacKenzie beach is stunning, long walks morning and night are a must. The resort is a short walking distance from surf shops and restaurants (get the fish tacos!). We always find the staff to be super friendly. The indoor pool and hot tub is a big hit with the kids, particularly on a rainy day. And the communal BBQ area in the center of the resort is great too. Tofino in general and Ocean Village in particular is well worth the trip. It's BC at its best!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I was here with my husband and my two kids on the remeberance day long weekend. we stayed in a studio suite that was small but very clean, nice and was fully equipped..dishes pots pans.
we had a queen bed and the kids had two daybeds in the living room. plenty of space. and also our dog was welcome which was very nice. Ocean Beach even supplied dog dishes, a dog towel and treats for him..they are even allowed to run off leash on the beach. The beach was spectacular, you just dont find sand like that in too many places. it seemed endless and the whether that weekend couldnt be beat. sun, sun. at night we were able to enjoy the large heated indoor pool and hottub. if you forget something to read no problem as the office has quite a large selection of books for adults and kids as well a games to play. All in all Very enjoyable w
weekend and would love to go back.

Shannon B

Room Tip: we stayed at the end opposite the office so pretty quiet. every room has a great view of the beach
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ocean Village Beach Resort

Address: 555 Hellesen Drive, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Tofino
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tofino
#2 Family Hotel in Tofino
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
Price Range: $117 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Village Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled comfortably on beautiful MacKenzie Beach, minutes from the picturesque village of Tofino. Our property is ideally located for guests to enjoy all of the activities this breathtaking area has to offer. Unobstructed views and direct beach access from your oceanfront cabin. Renovated and updated for maximum comfort, our iconic “beehive” cabins are available year-round at affordable, family-friendly rates. ... more   less 
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