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“Not at All "Desolate"”
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Desolation Resort
Reviewed August 23, 2008

Looking at the map, one is led to believe that Powell River is the center of things on the northern part of the Sunshine Coast, and Desolation Resort is away from everything. At one level this is true, except that Powell River lacks nice lodgings, a good restaurant and much to do. The lodgings at Desolation Resort are more like houses and condominiums than a hotel. If one wishes to prepare one's own meals, each roomy unit has the facilities to do so. It was clean, well-maintained, and comfortable. Located overlooking the Okeover Arm of Desolation Sound, it has kayaks and other water related gear for the asking. Nearby (a kilometer or so) is the excellent restaurant, The Laughing Oyster, overlooking the water also and well-attended by the yachting set. Though a much smaller town, nearby Lund was more interesting to me than Powell River, and is the gateway to "The Hawaii of B.C.," Savary Island, a short water taxi ride away. Advance reservations at Desolation Sound Resort seem to be a "must."

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Desolation Resort

Address: 2694 Dawson Rd, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 0G3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Powell River
Price Range: $98 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Desolation Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the gateway to Desolation Sound, these unique and fully furnished oceanfront chalets are in a park like setting on an eight acre waterfront property. Our chalets are ideal for your family vacation, reunions, weddings or that perfect getaway. Some of our chalets have a private hot tub on the deck. Each chalet boasts a unique individual design. Interiors done in local wood. All our chalets have a full kitchen, BBQ and a deck. The chalets are of different sizes and the larger ones can accommodate up to 8 persons. Complimentary kayaks and canoes are available for our guests to use.Packages with accommodation, dining, kayaking or boating are available. A whole range of activities offered by local outfitters, can be booked through the resort. The Laughing Oyster Restaurant is just down the road from us and offer great meals with a West Coast flavor. ... more   less 
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Desolation Hotel Powell River

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