The previous reviews pretty much summed it all up but here is my spin. I had not desired to spend so much money but I booked at the last moment and took what I could get. I was not disappointed! I told my kids (aged 11 and 13) that they need to work hard so that they can enjoy such luxury when they grow up.
I got a two bedroom deluxe with loft. Downstairs was a massive room with kitchen, seating area for eating, and living room with beautiful views from front and side. There was a spacious entrance way, bathroom with shower and two bedrooms. Bedroom one overlooked the pool. Unfortunately the pool waterfall was quite noisy when the windows were open. The other bedroom was the master. It was spacious and had a huge ensuite with big soaker tub, lots of counter space and sink, and separate toilet and shower (both apart not together!).
Upstairs was a lovely loft with desk, TV, sitting area and sofa bed which made a very comfortable bed with lots of linens provided. The view from the loft was down to the whole livingroom and there was a balcony as well.
The rooms came with everything we needed including fresh cream for the coffee. Interestingly none of the suites have air conditioning. Being August we panicked a bit but followed the instructions in the guide book to the resort and kept it cool the whole time.
We used the pool and hot tub. Very nice and you couldn't beat the view. We had a breakfast package brought to the room when we arrived. It had freshly baked bread and toppings, goat cheese, smoked salmon, yogourt, juice, grapes, granola and milk. Yummy. We had lunch at the restaurant and ordered dinner which we ate in our room. (no room service but a quick walk and we got it ourselves)
Service was great. I read the review about the manager complaining about noisy patrons. Interestingly the first thing that I read in the guidebook in the room was the hotel act which mentions the managers responsibility to keep things quiet for the guests. Since I noticed that sounds did travel easily on the site, I was actually happy to know that my children and I would not be bothered by excessive noise at night.
My kids and I loved our stay. I can't wait to book it again so my husband can take the kids up again. They do not take pets so someone has to stay home to pet sit while the other pampers themself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Painted Boat Resort & Marina is the premier resort on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Located two hours from Vancouver /Horseshoe Bay via BC Ferries and Highway 1, the Resort features 31 west-coast inspired, 2-bedroom/two bath villas on the oceanfront, each complete with a kitchen, patio and barbecue. Painted Boat offers an infinity pool(open seasonally), hot tub, fresh regional cuisine at The Lagoon Restaurant (open seasonally), a fitness center, and on-site kayak rentals. The Resort is home to the only full service luxury spa and wellness garden - open year round - on the Sunshine Coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Painted Boat Hotel Madeira Park
- Painted Boat Resort Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast, Canada