My wife and I carefully planned our vacation based on ratings and internet descriptions of properties. Recently, we booked and stayed at Painter's Lodge. We had reserved two nights but ended up leaving a day early very disappointed in the property; the restaurant; and our accommodations.
To begin with, we felt that for a property rated at 3.5. stars, accommodations would be nicer; cleaner; and more up to date. They were not. Secondly, the property seemed tired and outdated. Some equipment in the gym did not work. Lastly, was the informal restaurant we ate at. The food was terrible and the service even worse. The service was excruciatingly slow and the quality of the food marginal at best. Had it not been for a morning fishing trip I had reserved for the next day, we would have left the same day we arrived.
Upon checking out after only one night, the front desk charged me a second time for a prepaid fishing trip. I had to correct them on this and obtain an adjustment.
We will not be returning to this lodge. Unfortunately, the 3.5 star rating for this property, in our opinion, is highly overrated. We would assign it two stars at best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter's Lodge offers world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife and scenery and full amenities. When you're not fighting a mighty salmon on the line, soak in the outdoor pool, refine your serve on the tennis courts, or watch marine life play as you tour the coastline on a Wildlife Adventure Tour. Connected by water taxi, guests enjoy all the amenities including new Aveda Spa at April Point Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Painter`s Hotel Campbell River
- Painters Hotel Campbell River
- Painters Resort Campbell River