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Lodge at The Old Dorm Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 13 Bowen Island B&B and Inns
Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
“A fantastic B&B experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

We came over to Bowen Island for business and were fortunate to get accommodation at The Lodge at the Old Dorm. Dan was very informative and extremely accommodating. We were caught up and did not start looking for dinner until 9:10pm. In the beginning of April, on a Tuesday evening, every restaurant and kitchen closes between 8 - 9 (pub was open but the kitchen was closed). Dan very graciously put together a plate of cheese, fruit and crackers and made sure we had something to eat. It was very much appreciated and I would definitely recommend this B&B .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at the Lodge at the Old Dorm for two nights and were very impressed with everything. The Lodge is walking distance to the ferry, the house has been restored beautifully, and we had everything that we needed. Our room was perfect with a beautiful ensuite bath and allowed us to enjoy time alone or mingle with the other guess in the common area if we desired. Dan took very good care of us and was the perfect mix of helpful with recommendations, while allowing us to have our own time to relax and enjoy the island. We had a fantastic breakfast on Sunday and were very relaxed and rested as we headed back to the city. The Lodge really is a gem on Bowen island and we will stay there any time we go back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We only stayed for one night at the Lodge but it was wonderful. Don took such care of us making us feel very special.

We stayed in the Lady Alexandra room which was gorgeous. It has a very large soaker tub which is a definite plus after hiking the Killarney Lake earlier that day.

The B&B includes free wifi, they have a wonderful open living room and even happy Apple TV which gave us access to Netflix :)

The breakfast that Don made us the next morning was fantastic. Very filling but not heavy. Along with coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit. We were quite satisfied after that wonderful feast.

I was sad that we only stayed one night. But I know that we will definitely be back soon.

Room Tip: I recommend the Lady Alexandra room as it is quite lovely.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

I was fortunate enough to get a reservation over the Christmas Holiday at The Old Dorm Bed and Breakfast. The location is perfect:10 minutes walk from the Ferry. The owner was very accommodating and went out of his way to make sure I had the privacy I had requested for my 2 night stay. I stayed in the Lady Cynthia room. The bed was perfect, temperature controlled room, with easy access to a most beautiful washroom and tub. The evenings were so quiet and peaceful sitting next to the fireplace. Dinner recommendations were spot on, and breakfasts were beautifully prepared. I highly recommend this special spot for time on your own or with friends. Sincerely, Layla

Room Tip: There are rooms available with ensuite washrooms for greater privacy.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Man of the house Dan took us in at the last minute and was a very gracious host. Friendly and helpful to orient us during our first trip to the island Dan provided a welcoming environment for our first experience on Bowen Island. The house is 4 minutes from Snug Cove and close to the main strip as well as outdoor hiking.

The rooms are cozy and snug with room controlled thermostat heat during the winter months as well as large windows for good light and a breeze in the summer. Breakfast was healthy, hearty and ample.

My girlfriend and I have plans to return in the spring for more adventures.
Thanks Dan!!!

Room Tip: The room Lady Cecilia is a great choice with a Queen and a private bathroom located on the second fl...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lodge at the Old Dorm. We stayed in the Lady Cecilia room. The room itself was quite small, but very cozy and comfy for the amount of time we actually stayed in the room. The ensuite bathroom was quite nice, too. We enjoyed some time on the lovely patio as well as in the various lounges.

The highlight was definitely the breakfast! It was delicious! And Dan is a great host who knows the island well. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Don and Julia made it a memorable stay. Rooms were bright, beautiful quality bed, food to write home about (just look at the wall of cookbooks). Walking distance to the ferry.

We even had to leave early, but Dan made us a breakfast before we left. Really generous, and we can't wait to tell our friends.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Lodge at The Old Dorm Bed and Breakfast
Address: 460 Melmore Rd, British Columbia V0N 1G0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Bowen Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Bowen Island
Number of rooms: 7

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