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Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sooke
Certificate of Excellence
California
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“Fantastic getaway”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We went all over British Columbia and this was my favorite place to stay. The rooms are lovely, comfortable, and unique. The restaurant was fabulous; I felt like I was in the middle of the ocean. Altogether, their service was spectacular. The complimentary breakfast in your room was decadent and delicious! I cannot wait to go back someday!

Room Tip: My children loved the family suite!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Although I had heard a lot of people mention how lovely this place is, I really didn't do any research beforehand. As a result I was totally surprised and impressed. The room was very special - the bed huge with lovely linens that just enveloped you when you slept with the doors & windows opened. There is a soaker tub on the balcony that sets a perfect mood looking out at the Olympic Mountains. The dinner was gourmet quality with lovely wines to match each course.
Would highly recommend it particularly to east coasters looking for a unique B.C. experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The accomodations were very comfortable and absolutely unpretentious. Our stay at the beach house; the view to the straits, and the sense that we were all alone was sublime. All this topped only by the food which, either in the restaurant or nearby, was fresh, interesting and simple wonderful. We will be back.

Room Tip: Rooms at the "beach house" level walk straight out to a fabulous patio.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed 2 nights for a long weekend to celebrate a special birthday for my mother. She LOVED it. She is a photographer and couldn't get enough of the pictures of the view at every time of day. I also brought our dog who enjoyed walking on the spit just outside of Sooke Harbour House. The dinner was outstanding with unbelieveably good service. Local oysters, ling cod, pork, unusual teas and delicious desserts. The front desk staff was also terrific - they really mean it when they say they will go out their way to make your stay comfortable. Rooms are large and comfortable and the fireplace makes it that much more cozy. This trip reminded me of why this is a favorite getaway.

Room Tip: Read the descriptions online to pick the one that fits your mood! Everyone is different.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

(We also had a wonderful meal at the restaurant--five stars for that!) We spent three nights here as a long weekend celebration for a special anniversary. The staff was friendly on check in and our room had an exceptional view of the ocean, wonderful bath amenities and linens. The fireplace was ready to light. We did not realize until we arrived that breakfast was not served in the restaurant, but in your room. While the food was delicious and our server/housekeeper was very kind, it just was not comfortable to have to eat hunched over the coffee table--especially when right below us the beautiful dining room with perfect views was empty. This has the feel of the fading beauty of an old house. We could not get consistent internet service in our room, so we ended up spending an hour each morning at the Best Western hotel coffee shop just so we could check and send emails. This is a destination wedding spot, as well. At 11pm we finally closed our windows so we did not have to hear "The Macarena" which was being played by the DJ at the reception in the garden. We would return (again and again) for the food and dinner ambiance of the restaurant. But, for the price, there are many better places to stay in and around Victoria. It seemed to us that they catered more to people who were just spending one night after a meal, rather than travelers who wanted a base from which to explore the lower west coast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights. The place is lovely - beautiful and peaceful location. Accommodation was charming and lovely. Breakfasts are good - delivered to your room each day at an appointed time. Sooke's musch heralded restaurant is an abomination. Our dinner was like the Keystone Kops. Expensive with jarring combnations that do not work. To add to that, they did not refill wine, 45 minutes between courses and then the food was not cooked through. Major disappointm,ent.

Room Tip: Kingfisher room has a solarium in it, ideal for eating breakfast.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

After seeing this hotel on a local TV travel show, I decided to stay here. It is everything we'd hoped for and then some. The room was wonderful, with a view of the Olympic Mountains in Washington from the patio and bathtub. Absolutely gorgeous. The inn is pet friendly too so traveling with our dog was no problem. Because of the dog, we didn't eat in the dining room but instead had room service and had the very same food. It was fantastic. We stayed here 2 nights and both nights were just ideal. We'll stay here again some day.

Room Tip: Splurge, get the best room you can afford and enjoy the view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel

Property: Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel
Address: 1528 Whiffin Spit Rd | British Columbia, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sooke
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sooke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel is located on Southern Vancouver Island overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains, and has direct beach access to Whiffin Spit on the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our unique 28 rooms feature a selection of fine amenities including spa tubs and steam showers. All of the guest rooms have wood-burning fireplaces and ocean views, with the exception of the very spacious family room which overlooks our garden area. The internationally award-winning fine -dining restaurant serves organic, seasonal, Canadian cuisine, specializing in wild seafood, mushrooms, herbs, and flowers from its organic gardens. We offer meeting facilities, spa services, recreational activities and eco-tourism in pristine wilderness. Whale watching can be enjoyed within walking distance, and on occasion the Orcas swim in front of the hotel! The Sooke Harbour House is a perfect destination for weddings, romantic holidays and an 'any season getaway'. In 2016 all 28 guest rooms were sympathetically renovated with new carpets, beds, luxury linens and 40 inch flat screens with cable tv. In September 2016 we opened our wonderful new Copper Room, featuring a large selection of Island produced craft beers, wines and spirits as well as international favourites. The Copper Room is open from 11:00am to 9:00pm year-round daily, serving a more casual menu of wholesome and hearty foods as an alternative to our fine dining. *** Please note: From 18th October until May 31st our fine-dining restaurant is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday. It is open for dinner Thursday to Monday from 5.30pm to 9.00pm. Throughout the high season the fine dining restaurant is open 7 days a week for dinner. The Copper Room is open daily serving food and beverages making Sooke Harbour House a full service resort. ... more   less 
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