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Arbutus Grove Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver
Level Contributor
90 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Adequate for a night.”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This property is a one storey motel located on the highway south of Parksville proper.

You will need to travel to town if you require groceries.

There is a reasonably priced English-style restaurant which is open for dinner located across the street.

The wireless works well.
There is ample parking.
The rooms and bathrooms are clean.
The owners/staff are pleasant.
The beds are adequate.

There is moderate highway noise.
As mentioned in other reviews, they do allow dogs at this property, therefore you will hear barking at almost any hour.

The room price is high for a moderate property removed from most amenities.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Yes we do take dogs and have had absolutely no problems with them. Our rates are higher in the summer and very reasonable in the winter and shoulder seasons. We have great value for the money.
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Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

A well maintained little motel on the outskirts of the parksville .....outskirts in that a drive is needed to get to any decent eateries. Rooms and exteriors are very well maintained. Bed was very comfortable but foam pillows were too bulky. The building is made of concrete block walls which didn't block the noise of the kiddies in the rooms on both:O sides of us. Overall ..... above average .....

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank rick_w53
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank-you for taking the time to write your review. We work hard to keep our motel in the cleanest and best condition possilbe. Our pillows are high quality latex and we have extra pillows in all the rooms for people that like something flatter or different. We try to cater to everyones needs. Hope to have you stay with us again in the near future.
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Alberta, Canada
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480 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised with the very clean, spacious room. We were not looking for a property on the beach. This motel was everything we needed with a microwave, fridge and very comfortable bed. We would stay at this motel again if travelling through Parksville.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank wbsAlberta
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon. I really appreciate your excellent review. Makes our job so enjoyable.
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Toronto
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84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We spent 3 nights here in June and highly recommend the Motel for all the right reasons. Travelling with 2 people and 2 dogs, we had the best space here during our road trip from Ontario. Lots of room to spread out and not be claustrophobic!! The British Bobby Restaurant across the street served the best Balti Curry outside of Reading, England!! It was always a treat to come back to from daytime touring of central Vancouver Island .

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank-you so much for the fantastic review of our motel. We really appreciate you letting other travellers know about your stay with us. Our rooms are very spacious and comfortable and we have great amenities all at a very good rate. Thank-you for noticing. Please come again anytime.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed here for three nights during our trip to Vancouver Island. Friendly staff, lovely clean room with comfortable bed, microwave and fridge. So well placed for visits to Englishman River Falls, Qualicum Beach, Little Qualicum Falls, Rathrevor Beach, Coombs and Cathedral Grove. Excellent value for money.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank amdramhwife
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank-you for writing this very nice review. You hit the nail on the head when you said we are great value for the money. That is exactly what we are trying to achieve. Maximum comfort for maximum value. We are so grateful that our guests appreciate our efforts. Please come and stay with us again if you are ever in Parksville.
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in the low season of late September. The place was nice and clean, had very comfortable beds, and was surprisingly quite for being next to the road. Conveniently located, and really close to the main beach in Parksville. Friendly staff too.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Ron R
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thank-you for the great review. We are so happy that our guests are happy with our amenities and service. We do work hard to give you the best experience at the most reasonable rate. We have just won an award for the Best Value in Parksville! Thanks to customers like you. Please come again and stay with us anytime you are in town.
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Campbell River, Canada
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

What a great little place with great hosts. Clean, spacious and comfortable. Very affordable motel for all of us to gather before a family wedding. Stayed just one night but will definitely come back in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank rileyp956
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Wow...a perfect review. Thank-you for letting all our future customers know that you enjoyed your stay with us. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We won an award this year from Trip Advisor (third in all of Canada for budget priced motels). We are very proud of that. Hope to see you again soon next time you come to Parksville.
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Property: Arbutus Grove Motel
Address: 1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy single story motel conveniently located on the south end of Parksville across from the Heritage Center Mall. All rooms have large flat screen TV's, coffee, microwaves, fridges, high speed internet, very comfortable beds, very quiet, close to the beach, across from restaurant, Serious Coffee, laundry mat. Lots of free parking, room for RV's. We are environmentally responsible with the newest most efficient heating and air conditioning, we also have efficient water usage without compromising the comfort of our guests. We are small dog friendly and have some kitchenettes available. We are maximum comfort and value and know you will be impressed. We receive daily compliments on our motel and work hard to make your stay everything you could want. We have just became wireless so bring your I pads. ... more   less 
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