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“Outstanding Service, Food and Location!”
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Sea Breeze Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
420 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service, Food and Location!”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

We have just returned from a weekend wedding based at the Sea Breeze and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as everyone else did.

We did not stay in any of the cabins however had a look at several and everyone was effusive of the rooms and location. The cabins looks great to me and I would gladly return to spend a week at the Sea Breeze!

What we did experience was excellent service and friendly staff. During the entire time we were at the Sea Breeze the owners and staff kept all the wedding guests happy, the restaurant and grounds clean and tidy and provided it all with a smile and joviality.

The meal we had was outstanding. The vegetables were perfectly done. The chicken dish was absolutely delicious. The Yorkshire pudding, perfect. EVERYONE commented on the quality of the food.

All in all we had a thoroughly good time. The cabins looks great. The food was excellent. The service was perfect. Seems like a great combination to me and we will gladly consider coming to the Sea Breeze for a summer getaway!

Thanks!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, BC
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Sea Breeze Lodge Hornby Island June 4, 2011

My family, freinds and my now wife I stayed at Sea Breeze Lodge on Hornby Island for our wedding. I am posting this review on a couple of sites as I feel it is the least we can do in gratitude to the owners and staff of Sea Breeze.

Everything was organized and relaxed. Sea Breeze Lodge is very well managed and enjoys a culture of excellence. Staff morale was high and everything was easy.

The service was excellent. The cabins were spotless. Everyone went out of their way to make sure our wedding was exceptional.

Steve Bishop was handy with a golf cart to help some of the elderly guests to the wedding site on their beach front. This cart also came in handy for loading the cabins and some late night cruising of the grounds. The staff helped us arrange flowers and a Justice of the Peace to wed us.

There is a great hot tub overlooking the beach and a sauna with a soundsystem.

The catering was fantastic. We had a Bar B Q on Friday, appetizers after the wedding ceremony (fresh oysters) salmon and chicken for our reception and a tasty brunch on Sunday. Quality of the food was excellent and reasonably priced.

The crew at Sea Breeze worked within our somewhat limited budget and made sure everyone had a great time.

Be sure to check out Steve's winery 'Carbrea' on the island. There is an tasting area and a beautiful garden or you can stroll around the grounds. We also visited a distillery and meadery. Make sure to check out Helliwell park and Tribune Bay.

Thanks again to everyone at Sea Breeze. Our wedding was better than we could have hoped for.

Kenneth & Angela Burnaby, BC

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Victoria, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2011

"Luxury accommodation" with "excellent rates".Absolutely not! My cabin was dirty with bugs both dead and alive, and had chipped kitchen dishes, a broken bedroom window blind. And there were no amenities offered.
"Harmonious with nature"/"peaceful"/"tranquil"/"relaxing" ???? Hours/days with the sound of chainsawing, and the smell of burning garden waste - with allergies very concerning. Unfortunately maintenance of property seems more important than guest comfort. And a VERY POOR response by owner to concerns.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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seabreeze2321, Owner at Sea Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, April 1, 2011
So terribly sorry for the bad experience of this reviewer. We do schedule property maintenance when our occupancy is low. We did have an excavator in to clear some shrubs in October when the ground was still dry from summer weather. Next time please state your concerns to us as soon as they arise and we can move you to a more peaceful location. As for those darn bugs....that is country living! No excuses for the chipped dishes or the broken blind but thank you for bringing them to our attention so we can replace them. Thank you.
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Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2010

We were at the Lodge for a fall wedding and stayed in Cabin #5 , It was great . The Owners and Staff made every effort to make the wedding and guests enjoy the event and the Lodge and they met their goal . The food was wonderful and the site and view was what you expect of a BC cabin resort , it was all world class and will fly across the country to visit again...Cabins are not all the same so check their web. site and contact them to get the proper match, Jeff , Megg. and Staff will bend over to make your visit one they would expect if they were the guests . Not a Luxury Hotel but the Best Cabin Resort we have been to ! If i must have a complait, the only one i can come up with is the WiFi signal was alittle weak. oh well !

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2010

We stayed in cabin 14 for a wedding we were attending. The cabin had a dead mouse in the back of the stove so the stench in our cabin was terrible. Even after they removed the mouse the horrible smell did not go away. We figured there must have been more dead critters in the cabin. There wasn't any room service for the 3 days we stayed there. We payed close to $200.00 a night for this cabin. We are experienced travelers and were very disappointed with the Sea Breeze. We emailed them to ask for a discount of 1 day. The tone of their email was extremely rude advising us that they would not reimburse us one cent.
Give this place a pass, there are much nicer places to go in this world.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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seabreeze2321, Owner at Sea Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, April 1, 2011
Sorry to these guests also. Had we had another cottage available we would've moved these guests. My husband did work very hard at finding and dealing with the offensive smell. Unfortunately we do share the land with other critters - mice included. A reduced rate certainly could have been negotiated at the front desk upon departure but these guests paid in full and then requested a credit in an email as an afterthought ............ Sorry again and thanks for reading.....
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North Vancouver
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2010

Even though the facility was half empty when we stayed there, we were put in a cabin with an adjoining wall to other visitors. So if we wanted to take the shortest (driest!) route to the car, beach, or hot tub, we had to pass in front of their window and deck chairs. Instead we took the longer route around the back of the cabin. That arrangement, when so many cabins were empty, felt like housekeeping efficiency was valued more than guest comfort. The bed was soft with a distinct dip in the centre and the pillows were soft and old. For $130 a night ($147 with tax) that seemed expensive. It was glorious being woken in the morning by the sound of eagles calling and the beach was lovely, even if it was a bit littered the time we were there. WIFI was intermittent at best.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, British Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2008

We just returned from our first trip to Hornby Island. We stayed 3 nights at the Sea Breeze in cabin #9. Friends of ours rented all the cabins for their wedding. The weather was very good for the time of year and the setting for the wedding was breath taking. From the grounds and restaurant we saw eagles, herons, porpoises, sea otters and seal in the bay. Cabin #9 sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms and has a full kitchen and wood burning fire place. This cabin seems to have been renovated recently and was the envy of other wedding guests.

  • Liked — the friendly staff and great location
  • Disliked — not a lot of ammenities on the island, most businesses close at 3pm.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sea Breeze Lodge

Property: Sea Breeze Lodge
Address: 5205 Fowler Rd, British Columbia V0R 1Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Comox Valley > Hornby Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Hornby Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea Breeze Lodge is situated on twelve acres of spectacular and secluded waterfront property. With its extremely central location, ocean-view cabins, a cliff-side hot tub, seasonal licensed dining facility, and endless outdoor activities, you'll want to discover for yourself why Sea Breeze keeps bringing visitors back to Hornby Island again and again. ... more   less 

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