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“Expensive, But So Worth It.”
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Sonora Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sonora Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Well it started with a helicopter ride and it finished the same way. Book ended by these two events was the most fun, perfect four days. The staff ratio to guest is outstanding , the rooms all have fab views, the food exceptional and the activities sensational. We kayaked, snorkelled with salmon, hiked, watched seals, orcas and eagles, did some yoga and ate very very well. In addition my kids drank lots of delicious cocktails and totally relaxed from stressful jobs and horrid exams. Our only disappointment was not to see even a single bear, even though I smeared the kids in honey and dangled them from a stick! (Just kidding, though very tempting). One member of staff was even better than the rest, Quinn who was such fun and really looked after us. Thank you all for a truly wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2014

We are so happy you and your family had an amazing experience at Sonora Resort and were able to take in some of the fun activities that really highlight our natural surroundings. Hopefully when you visit us next, a bear will come out of hiding to greet you during an Eco-Tour. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have just enjoyed an incredible family holiday at this top quality but relaxed resort. We hiked the trials, went wildlife spotting, did ocean kayaking and enjoyed the amazing food. The staff are helpful and attentive to detail without going over the top. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Janice K
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you and your family had a very enjoyable stay at Sonora Resort and certainly hope to see you all again in the near future!
The Sonora Team

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

I am going to start this review with the obvious. This place is expensive. However it is well worth it. Sonora Resort Is everything you have read and more. My wife and I have done a fair amount of traveling staying @ some excellent properties- The Berkeley in London, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur and many others and I can tell you that The Sonora Resort matches all of them. The location is spectacular, the food amazing but the most impressive feature is the remarkable service. There is never an issue because the staff makes sure you are in the ultimate comfort zone.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Philipjay
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a fantastic review and for putting our resort in such great company. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Sonora and hope to see you back again soon!
The Sonora Team

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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Sonora resort is easily the nicest place i have ever stayed at, it is the perfect place if you like being outdoors. There's amazing fishing, accommodation, spa treatment and food. Also there are only about 20 guests on the island at a time. If you are looking for a nice place to spend a week this is definitely the place to go. Plus you can never get bored in your stay with archery, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming pools and two trout ponds.

Stayed: July 2014
1  Thank Joss W
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future!

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Came to Sonora on a brothers week of fishing and fun. The staff was beyond brilliant as they looked for opportunities to surprise and delight us at every moment. They were professional approachable and knew us each by name every time they saw us. The property is second to none for beauty and landscaping. Even if you don't like to fish, the activities are endless and there is something for everyone to do. The meals are 5 star restaurant quality and the endless wine and snacks helps make you feel like you are not being nickeled and dimed for every bag of chips. The General Manager Sean and Emma are there to meet and greet you at every moment. From the time you arrive to the minute you leave on the helicopter, you can't help but feel like part of the family. We caught a bunch of fish and couldn't imagine a more beautiful location and weather. We stayed in the Marine lodge right on the water with it's own hot tub on the deck. Wow. The views were insane every morning and night. We will be back. Again, hate to give it such a rating because more people will find out about it!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank kg2012
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort. We certainly loved having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fourteen of us headed off to the Sonora Resort to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. The resort exceeded expectations in every way, from the resort itself to the staff to the food... We have been lucky to travel the world but this will be a trip we never forget. Thank you Emma, Steve, Michael, Amy, Quinn and especially Chef Terry.

The outdoor activities are a must for every visitor and will not be forgotten. Thanks to the incredible activities staff for all their help and guidance.

I am not one to ever post reviews, but in this case a public THANK YOU is warranted

John & Linda M
Houston Texas

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank JOHNM0101
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Thank you very much for taking time to write such a fantastic review! It was an honour to have your group celebrate your wife's milestone birthday at Sonora Resort. We will be sure to forward on your kind compliments to the team. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Once again, a wonderful stay at Sonora. My husband has some physical limitations and they made every effort to accommodate him. Our room was close to the lodge but they made a cart available to drive him anywhere on the property and assisted in every way to make his fishing experience easy. Special thanks to Stephen during our stay and Wayne with our bookings.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Nancy M
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SonoraResortCanada0, Manager at Sonora Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

We are so very lucky to have you visit us for a second time! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We will be sure to forward on your kind compliments to Stephen and Wayne. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Address: Sonora Island, British Columbia V7B 1W4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sonora Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sonora Island
Price Range: $701 - $1,343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonora Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This B.C. Wilderness resort is an absolute jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine environments. Sonora Resort is where uncompromising eco-adventure travel meets luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service and five star facilities. ... more   less 
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Sonora Hotel Sonora Island
Sonora Island Hotel
Sonora Island Resort

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