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Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is very friendly and helpful. Maid service was excellent. Rooms were run down, shower curtains so thin the water goes right through them and soaks the floor. Towels are old, worn and thin. Pool area and change rooms need a major overhaul. View from the rooms is nice. Restaurant was closed but we knew that beforehand. Overall,...

Thank HuntingGirl
Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

HuntingGirl, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor Family. I'm pleased that our staff was such a highlight of your trip. They work hard to make every guest's experience special. Our hotel was originally built and opened in the early 1980's and does indeed need some work. Our Owners are committed to a multi...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They never stop smiling! We stayed on the 2nd floor and the views from both the main room and the bedroom were peaceful. We kept the drapes open so that we could watch the ocean at any time and it was beautiful to wake up to. The hotel restaurant was closed for the season....

Thank Christine B
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have stayed at this hotel twice before and enjoyed our time there very much. This last visit over Christmas, we were very disappointed. We brought our teenage sons with us as we have family in Duncan so a very convenient spot. Add to the location, a beautiful view of the Cowichan Bay and marina and it really is ideal....

Thank Laurene M
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2016

i am glad i found this little escape where I stay when i am visiting my daughter's who are in private school in Brentwood, Mill Bay, B.C. I can be totally independent or use all of the luxuries of the hotel. very friendly, very accommodating and very safe and quiet!! There are barking sea lions but seriously compared to the...

2Thank Louise B
Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Louise, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Our team works very hard to try and make every stay enjoyable. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thank you, Rob G. Director of Sales

Telkwa, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival for our great girls night out Told no restaurant anymore No hot tub in our room Sure overlooks marina but no deck to stand on Had sliding doors open to hear the amazing sea lions had to close them idiots smoking came sraight up and in all around recommendation stay somewhere else

2Thank cathyhf
Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Cathy, I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Our Restaurant is in the midst of a seasonal closure, it will be reopening in the spring. The decision to close the restaurant was a sudden one, and we were unable to inform all of our guests, as we would have liked to. Our rooms do not, and...

west kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Booked in at the last minute and glad we did. A little concerned when we were handed ear plugs at check in as apparently the sea lions enjoy visiting this time of year,but they really were no bother. The room was well equipped and very comfortable. We had dinner at the restaurant and it was fabulous. I wouldn't hesitate to...

2Thank gord r
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was my first stay in Cowichan Bay while on business. I was pleasantly surprised how nice the hotel was. The location is amazing with fantastic views of the marina and across the water to Maple Bay and Saltspring Island. The rooms are really suites with separate bedrooms and my colleague had a full kitchen as well. The decor is...

2Thank Northern Poet
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A great bay side hotel with an excellent view when we were there. Comfortable rooms with elevators. Rooms had good beds, dining area with table, fridge and microwave. Good relatively quiet area ovr looking marina.

3Thank David J
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad my client recommended I stay here. The views are amazing: a beautiful view of the bay and sunset upstairs in the restaurant and from your room. The staff welcome stands out: everyone is friendly, smiling and helpful. Dinner at the restaurant upstairs was delightful. I highly recommend you stay there when you're in Cowichan Bay.

2Thank Mishka01
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The view from the room was stellar, the bed comfortable and it was quiet. However, it was one of the least appointed rooms I have ever stayed in. It has the ambiance and feel of a 1970s dorm room. There are no "luxuries" like art work on the wall, pillows on the couch, kettle in the kitchenette, or clock anywhere....

3Thank johnrowse

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is idyllically nestled in the heart of Cowichan Valley, situated between Victoria and Nanaimo. The seaside village of Cowichan Bay - with its eclectic collection of shops and restaurants situated amongst the wharves, sail boats, fishing boats and floating homes - is one of the most picturesque locations on Vancouver Island. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay offers 56 spacious Oceanfront suites - each equipped with a master bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette as well as a comfortable living and dining area. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, romantic getaway, family vacation or a special wedding destination, Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay can deliver in comfort and style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R-1N0, Canada (Formerly Oceanfront Grand Resort & Marina)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cowichan Bay
Price Range: €129 - €182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Oceanfront Suites At Cowichan Bay Hotel Cowichan Bay
Oceanfront Grand Resort Marina
Oceanfront Grand Hotel Marina
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“Ask for a full view of the marina.”
5CCs, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no need all rooms are excellent”
H6107JRlouiseb, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Suggest high floor away from swimming pool side of hotel”
Northern Poet, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“don't stay here”
johnrowse, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“stay somewhere else - not worth the exorbinant prices”
DanaH715, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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