I have stayed here a few times over the last 10 years. This time we stayed in an ocean view suite which had a nice view of the water. The room has a nice soaker tub beside the bed which is very relaxing. The service that I had at the front desk was attentive and that was the only interaction I had with the hotel staff. The one thing I noticed though is that the room always becoming dated. It had a full size kitchen but the appliances were old and the oven got really hot to touch when we used it. There is free wireless but it dropped out quite a bit it and when it did work, it was very slow. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were nice. The TV was a flat screen but it took quite a lot of effort to change the channel. If this place wants to command the big dollars, they will need to do some renovations to make it a more modern experience.
The worst part of my experience was at the end. We checked out at 10:15 and decided to go to the restaurant for breakfast. We arrived to find that we could only have the thirty dollar buffet and could not order from a menu as menu service ended at 10:00. This felt like a cash grab to me as most people would check out then go for food. There was no other option as we were informed.
I will likely not pro back until this place either updates or lowers their rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is located in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. The Resort features unique log-style accommodation units, gas fireplace and kitchenette in every guestroom as well as three on-site restaurants, a full service spa, indoor pool and fitness centre. Every stay at Tigh-Na-Mara includes complimentary parking, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary local and calling card calls. The Resort also offers direct beach access and six golf courses nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tigh-Na-Mara Hotel Parksville
- Tighnamara Resort
- Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island