Our family recently rented two units at the Sunrise Ridge Resort after many emails and phone calls to confirm we were getting exactly what we needed. Upon arrival we discovered that the reservation was mishandled and spend the first 20 minutes trying to get it resolved. We were eventually given two rooms that worked for us. However, this is not a resort, it's a time-share rental - no restaurant - no housekeeping.
The most deceiving thing of all is that it is not a water-front property! The photos on the website lead you to believe they are right on the cliff overlooking the water, but that isn't the case at all. You have to walk down a very long driveway to get to the beach and the beach itself is rocky. There are far nicer beaches further north about a 5 minute drive away. There are 3-4 units at this location that would have a view, but certainly not the majority of units.
Units were very hot with a lack of proper ventilation. Electrical breakers kept kicking out and had to be reset. Kitchens contained the basics so if you plan on doing any cooking, bring items from home. Units are modern and new, but one of the units looked out onto a pile of dirt where it looks like they are getting ready to build another complex. We were told the swimming pool, hot tub and exercise room would be open when we got there, but they were not.
All in all I would not recommend. Upon leaving and turning in the keys, the manager didn't ask if we had enjoyed our stay. I think that speaks volumes!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is the perfect place to start your Vancouver Island vacation. Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, Parksville is situated in a spectacular natural setting, surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers. At Sunrise Ridge pamper yourself with in suite features including top quality furnishings, soaker tubs, open and spacious kitchens, natural timber, stone, granite and stainless steel appliances. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Hotel Parksville
- Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Parksville
- Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island