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Water's Edge Shoreside Suites
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Ucluelet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2004

We stayed at Tauca Lea for 2 nights in July 2004. We were very satisfied with our stay. We had a 1-bedroom suite that faced the back bay - Suite #102 - very secluded and quiet! I would recommend making sure that you are staying in a unit that overlooks the bay rather than the marina and the marshy area. Those views are not nearly as nice. Kitchen is well stocked, although we didn't cook a meal there. Balcony was perfect - a beautiful view and very peaceful. Bed was comfy; they also include spa products as bath toiletries. They provided coffee and creamer for both of our nights stay. Overall, quite beautiful and I am glad we stayed there vs. the places in Tofino and along Long Beach. There were several other guests but we were never really aware of them due to the individual, secluded nature of the suites. The breakfast did leave something to be desired - cinnamon buns, raisin bran muffins, cold cereal, and strawberries. It is probably fine for young children or for someone that likes lots of sugar for breakfast. Boat Basin Restaurant was top notch and has a nice feel inside. (we had dinner there one night). We went hiking down in Long Beach and we went and looked at several of the other hotels in the area (Wikanninish, etc.) and I think that we got the better deal and the better experience at Tauca Lea!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2004

Ucluelet much less touristy than Tofino and closer to the main hwy that leads to the East Coast of Vancouver Island. Tauca Lea Resort is one of the better values overall considering price and location. Right across the harbor w/ great views of the inlet. Our suite was very spacious w/ full kitchen. The living room (w/ automatic fireplace) and balcony had waterfront views and so did the separate bedroom. The enclosed covered garage below was a nice touch too. Had dinner at their "Boat Basin" Restaurant, great food and romantic ambiance overlooking the harbor. The "Spa" was closed but due to open soon in time for summer season. My only complaint was the continental breakfast. Raisin Bran cereal with a raisin bran muffin was overkill especially two days in a row. A little variety would have gone a long way especially since we complained about it after the first day and the prissy young front desk gal said it is up to the chef.
Oh well, it wasn't enough to affect our overall impression of the place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2003

Tauca Lea by the Sea Resort is very clean and very beautiful. This resort is very quiet and hidden. They have a great complimentary breakfast every morning. And the hotel staff is very helpful and friendly. The restaurant and spa is also amazing. This is one of the nicest trips my family has taken, and we have been almost everywhere. Ucluelet and Tofino are incredibly beautiful and peaceful. We will definitely return to this spot. If you try it, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2003

A wondeful experience. Great restaurant and fantastic location relative to the Wild West Coast. A great place to visit any time of year.

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Property: Water's Edge Shoreside Suites
Address: 1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Barkley Sound > Ucluelet
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ucluelet
#3 Family Hotel in Ucluelet
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ucluelet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Water's Edge Shoreside Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Water's Edge is the only property with access to both the serene Ucluelet Harbour & bordering Marina from every suite! The peaceful harbour suites are located on a private island joined by a causeway and just minutes from Vancouver Island's #1 rated tourist attraction; The Wild Pacific Trail. Waters Edge is truly the ideal location for discovering the Real West Coast of Ucluelet, Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park (all major attractions within 15 - 30 mins from Waters Edge!). Guests enjoy spacious private suites featuring west coast decor and full kitchens; the perfect home base to explore the areas miles of sandy West Coast beaches, ancient rainforests, fantastic kayaking, awesome fishing charters and spectacular panoramic views. Guaranteed to leave you breathless! Peaceful ambiance on our private island joined by a causeway within the harbour. Bonus Tip 1: Bring your kayak and you can launch right on site because were the only property located on an island within the harbour! Bonus Tip 2: Boaters rejoice! Were the only property located almost right next door to the new public boat launch so bring your boat up and catch yourself some of the best Halibut on the Coast. ... more   less 
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