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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in RV1 for a weekend in April. The Staff are very helpful and seem like very nice people. One even came out to wave goodbye as we were leaving. The RV sites are just a parking lot at the back of the Motel. The hook-ups (power and water) were on the wrong side of the trailer. Septic was...

Thank PacificSandy
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We have stayed at the Somass Motel a number of times, and have always found this motel to be very friendly and clean. There is a pool here, and also a nice shaded garden area to unwind and relax in. This motel is in a great location, and is very accommodating to the fishing enthusiasts who frequently stay here. The...

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SomassMotel, Manager at Somass Motel & RV, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Somass Motel & RV in Port Alberni. We take all of our guest's feedback and suggestions very seriously. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back your next visit.

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice and clean motel in Port Alberni. Its located in the central part of the island so our destination to upper part of the islands such as Parksville, Tofino, Qualicum Beach, and Ucluelet were ideal location. What I like the most was the fact that they have full kitchen to allow us to...

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SomassMotel, Manager at Somass Motel & RV, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Somass Motel & RV in Port Alberni. We take all of our guest's feedback and suggestions very seriously. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back your next visit.

Reviewed 13 October 2016

They were kind enough to upgrade me to a studio room with kitchenette. The room was comfortable & spotless -- met all my needs. The location was handy for a walk to dinner or Victoria Quay. Nothing fancy but all good.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Not a lot of people spend a lot of time in Port Alberni, unless of course you live or work there. If you're just passing through, this is an excellent place to spend a night or two. It's on the road to Tofino/Ucluelet, in town, and possibly the cleanest motel you'll spend time in. It has a pool and a...

1Thank travelnwork
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Arrived July 12, 2016 for an overnight stay during our Island road trip. We were greeted by the very friendly owner and shown to our motel room. It was cute on the outside, complete with flower pots, bench and stoop outside the door. Inside was an average size room with an renovated bathroom, which was very clean and nice. The...

Thank michelle f
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying for a night at the Somass Motel before hiking the Della Falls trail in Strathcona Park. The rooms were basic, with fridges and small drip coffee machines, but very clean. The owner was kind enough to store our bag of shoes and work clothes for the duration of the hike...above and beyond.

Thank Darlene C
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I loved this place. The rooms are so clean. The rooms could use some updating. The bathroom fan didn't work really well. It would be nice to have an air conditioner in the bedroom. The air conditioner in the kitchen kept kitchen area cool but not the bedrooms. I found the pillows very uncomfortable I went and bought my own....

Thank Tana R
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

50 years ago our family stayed here while attending a family party in Port. We decided to try it again for 1 night because I had such good memories. Situated on River Road, just out of town on the way to Tofino, it doesn't look like much, and you could miss it. Our room was small, but lovely, completely updated...

1Thank Lorna M
Lloydminster, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

right along the highway..little cottages and there is a pool but they close it early and it was too cold out that day to use it anyways. Very well equiped suite with a nice kitchen we used to cook up our meals. Clean and friendly owner. a little hot in the far bedroom as the air does not reach that...

Thank rlmptl

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Cottage Style Motel located in the heartland of Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim region. Our central location makes us the perfect base for daytrips throughout the area. Cruise the Alberni Inlet on the MV Lady Rose, ride the summer steam train out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. Our well appointed and air conditioned rooms include 1 and 2 bedroom fully equipped kitchen suites as well as standard rooms with fridge & microwave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somass Motel & RV

Address: 5279 River Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Price Range: €71 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Somass Motel & RV 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“I would recommend the room with kitchenette”
haes00l, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“quieter rooms where located further back from the road”
Traveller_Brody, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room away from the highway.”
AstridK196, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All are Clean and comfortable.”
sonia3004, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I would suggest making reservations in advance during peak times.”
Hoss1951, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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