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Somass Motel & RV
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Reviewed August 27, 2011

The room has some special amenities that make a traveler feel really welcomed. Five pillows on the bed! I didn't have to open drawers and look through closets... A refrigerator actually meant for guest use. A make-up remover cloth (not that I wear make-up but that was special!) There is plenty of light and accessible plugs. A table that can actually be used. A microwave. Parking right next to the room, labeled for the room. And nice,, friendly people... I couldn't ask for better accommodations from a five-star hotel! Thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

The Somass Motel & RV is a great place to stay! Everything here is immaculate: very attractive cottage-style rooms/suites, and RV area, with flowers everywhere, some outdoor space to enjoy and an inviting outdoor pool. And all at reasonable rates. But what makes the Somass Motel very special is the excellent customer service. This service was very evident even before I arrived. I have scent allergies, and extraordinary efforts were made to make my room a scent-free area before my arrival. Outstanding!! And much appreciated!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank hornbyisl
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

My husband and I went up to Port Alberni with my cousin and his wife to fish for salmon and halibut. Enjoyed the motel very much. Nice rooms with kitchen, clean, and very friendly owners and staff. They accommodated every request we had. Our two bedroom unit had the bedrooms attached with the back bedroom having to walk through the front bedroom. Motel is walking distance to marina, restaurants, and convenience store. We would definitely stay here again. This was my cousin's second time here. It is a motel NOT a hotel. Expect casual not high end amenities. We enjoyed sitting outside our unit each evening when we returned from fishing, chatting with friends and other guests at the motel. Good place for kids. Groceries are VERY expensive in Port Alberni (as are most other items and services.) If you are coming from the states, bring as much as you can according to the border requirements.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank PeEll_born_to_fish
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Lovely motel - very clean. Friendly hosts. Beds very comfortable. One of the best motels we have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 92JENNY92
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Why would you want to stay anywhere else? We loved everything about the Somass Motel - its warm welcome, its location, its facilities, the room, the price...

We chose the motel for our too-short, two-night stay based on TripAdvisor's ratings, and aren't we glad we did!

Online reservation was easy and the response was quick and efficient. Some seven or eight months later, when we checked-in, we were expected, warmly welcomed and provided with a mountain of valuable local information.

The motel is conveniently located just outside the town, on the road to Ucluelet and Tofino. If you choose not to do your own catering, it's only a short drive to the harbour area for breakfast at the Blue Door Cafe and dinner at the Swale Rock Cafe, both of which provided us with good food, great service and excellent value.

We'd chosen the Superior Queen room at the Somass Motel. It was spacious, scrupulously clean and very well-equipped. It was decorated in a plain, modern style with a huge mirror and, unlike every chain hotel we stayed at in Canada, the lighting was truly excellent. There was plenty of space for clothes, both hanging and in drawers, and a big flat-screen television. A convenient coffee machine that takes those little capsule things was provided, as well as a coffee percolator, tea bags and an electric kettle. The room was air-conditioned, of course, but the windows opened too.

Free WiFi was available in the room.

The bathroom, with a bath, shower, wc, handbasin and plenty of hot and cold water was excellent. Toiletries were Aroma Botanical soap, shampoo and body lotion and there was even a pretty little bag of West Coast Tranquility Bath Salts. And the bath towels were the biggest and fluffiest we have ever encountered outside of a five-star hotel!

Outdoors, there was lots of space to park our rental car and a lovely, private, well-maintained garden with space to sit and enjoy a drink.

There's a laundromat on site (C$1.75 wash, C$0.50 dry - if we remember correctly) and an iron and ironing-board will be brought to your room on request.

We would have been happy to spend longer here. When we return to Vancouver Island - as we hope we shall one day - we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KeepSmilingUK
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

This motel was fantastic and far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were well air conditioned and had extremely comfortable beds. The owners of the Somass Motel were extremely kind and hospitable. When my husband forgot his shirt & credit card in the room, the owners were quick to let us know and sent the items back to us in the Yukon. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank liligloogirl
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in the motel. The owners were very nice, the rooms and bed comfortable - no complaints at all.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Somass Motel & RV

Address: 5279 River Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Port Alberni
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Price Range: $78 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Somass Motel & RV 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Cottage Style Motel located in the heartland of Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim region. Our central location makes us the perfect base for daytrips throughout the area. Cruise the Alberni Inlet on the MV Lady Rose, ride the summer steam train out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. Our well appointed and air conditioned rooms include 1 and 2 bedroom fully equipped kitchen suites as well as standard rooms with fridge & microwave. ... more   less 
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