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Arbutus Grove Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2010

Recently, we were visiting Vancouver Island and stopped in Parksville to spend the night. We had stayed in a different motel previously and had not been happy there. The Arbutus Grove Motel looked older but well taken care of so we stopped in. The room we had was wonderful! The rooms have been renovated in the last 2 years so you get the best of both worlds - the charm of an older motel with the conveniences of newer motels. They claim to be 'green' with AC that uses less power to low-flush toilets. They also have small but full kitchens in some of the rooms. All of the rooms have fridges, coffee pots, etc. They also have flat-screen TVs and secure, wired internet (and can supply a drop cable if you've forgotten yours).

The owners are very friendly and full of information about the area. When we asked for restaurant recommendations they pointed us at the Rocking Horse Pub - one of the best meals we had during our trip.

The Arbutus is definitely a 'keeper'! We'll be back!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank RaggedyMan
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

Standard motel, close to busy road, south of town, nothing special. No one even up in the morning to check me out of my room. No wireless Internet, instead needed a cable, so only one of us could compute at a time...

What strange manipulation of Trip Advisor ratings makes this the #1 place to stay in Parksville? VIP Motel every bit as nice, has wireless and includes breakfast (of a sort).

Okay place to stay, clean, not bad, but don't expect anything special.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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5  Thank BCBusinesswoman
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

We tracked this motel down when we arrived due primarily to the other reviews on the site, and they were spot on!

It was an incredible deal, the room was sparkling clean, and when we checked in the owner and her adorable dog couldn't have been nicer. The room had two beds and one was tucked around a wall to give a measure of privacy, and the unit had been substantially renovated to give it a great welcoming feel. Did I mention it was an incredible deal?

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CapriciousAngel
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

Clean, friendly, newly renovated rooms with memory foam on the mattresses. Under $100 a night during the peak season! Located 5 mins. south of Parksville. An easy drive into town for restaurants or the beach.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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4  Thank blueiris36
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

Without any doubt, this the best MoteI have ever stayed at in terms of value, friendliness of staff, cleanliness, and property maintence. A true 10 all round.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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4  Thank dsjamieson
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

This place was very clean upon check in, beds were clean and you could tell it had been redone lately. The lady...think her name was jackie was very helpful in giving us ideas where to go and when to get there. We wanted to go to the beach and she even loaned us her chair so our mother could sit on the beach while we frolicked in the waves.....any extra we needed such as coffee , ice, blankets she was more than willing to assist us. I would stay there again if I was traveling to Parksville...would recommend this place to anyone. The place is a little ways down the road from downtown but it is quiet...

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank marion029
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

room was clean and with kitchenette that was relatively well stocked with basic equipment. Directed to beach that was close by and within walking distance, coffee shop and bakery across the street as well as small restaurant. Right on the highway but not noisy. Bed relatively comfortable.,,,would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LyndaF3y9
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Additional Information about 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: $69 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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