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“Old and outdated, won't return again”
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Rosebank Cottages
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“Old and outdated, won't return again”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This group of cottages is located in Mill Bay BC and the property itself has wonderful ocean views. However, the cottages haven't been updated in decades. The cabin we stayed in was called a 2 bedroom cottage, but the second bedroom was an addition and it felt like the porch of the cabin. The entrance to the cabin was the old back door, as the front door wasn't reachable safely because of the rotting staircase. They even moved a chair in front of the door to prevent you from using it. The kitchen was totally from the 50's or 60's, fridge and stove were brown and much older than I am. There were spider webs in the rooms, and the television was an old tube TV and must have been over 30 years old. The pictures on their website show cabins much nicer than what we got, so perhaps other cabins on the property have seen some recent updates? The cabin we stayed in was pretty bad. While the room was clean, this place needed updating 30 years ago and now is past retro and just plain old. Considering the price they were charging, my expectations were higher. I would have payed $50 a night and not complained, but at $130 a night, I expected much better.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Had effluent come up in the bathtub in the morning - not nice - should have given us our money back, but didn't - waste of money. Old, musky

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

If you want a retro vacation experience, circa 1950's, at an inflated price, this is the place for you. The cabin was clean and the grounds fairly nice however the price was far higher than this very basic cabin and lack of amenities warranted. The location is very convenient and is just a short walk to Mill Bay shopping centre.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2008

Simple but neat/clean cottages.
We were lucky enough to have the cottage with a direct sea view, and spent three quiet days there.

Convenient location by the sea (+ nearby shops).

  • Liked — Sea view!
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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5 Thank French
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Property: Rosebank Cottages
Address: 2631 Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Mill Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Mill Bay
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Rosebank Cottages Mill Bay, Vancouver Island

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