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Malahat Bungalows Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Malahat
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I've been renting once side of a duplex for an extended stay. The unit was immaculately clean when I arrived. Provided are all and basics, including dishes, pots, wood for the fireplace, newer furniture, etc. Internet, hydro, heat, water are all included in the reasonable monthly rent. Also available is a large attached deck with a BBQ.

The owners are very kind, laid back and friendly. The on-site laundry, gas station, and store make living here easy. The view is second to none... It's an excellent view of the Sannich Inlet, McKenzie bight, and the west side of Willis Point.

If you're looking for a low key, relaxing place to stay near Victoria and Mill Bay, Ocean View Motel is the way to go. I've had a great experience at this motel. It very comfortable.... And it's only a 20-30 min drive to either downtown Victoria or Duncan.

Room Tip: There is some road noise from being closely located to the Trans-Canada Highway. Light sleepers wou...
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

My sis and brother-in-law came up to Victoria for a one-week holiday and I picked the lodging. Trip Advisor suggested that the Malahat Bungalow Motel would be a comfortable and inexpensive place. We got a 2BR cabin with kitchen, fireplace, etc and really have enjoyed our stay. The grounds and room are very clean, the decor rustic, the surrounding forest masks much of the highway noise. It's just a 5-minute drive to a wonderful park (Goldstream) with great hiking. The only thing I'd change is the highway, a dangerous stretch of road in the best of conditions.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Looked nice when passing. Heard that renos had brought the property up. Room was overpriced for what it offered. Paid extra $10 for damp firewood. Fireplace long overdue for cleaning. ...smoke backed up easily and was permeated into all furniture and fabrics. Kitchen not cleaned..Smelled and found old food. Bathroom amenities sparse. Room freezing cold when we arrived. Took long time to warm. Lessons learned I suppose...Look closer before trying out ..perhaps you will have a better experience.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I stayed in the cabin a couple of nights while visiting Victoria. It was only a short trip into Victoria (aprx 15 minutes to Douglas st) hitting the traffic right, and the cabin served as a nice forest grove getaway for the evening. I wasn't feeling that great and the cabin was nice to return to: comfortable, especially the soft bedding and mattress. Good cable tv and wifi. The cabin certainly had a new feel to it and the grounds were very pleasant and well-maintained ... a lot of pride has gone into renewal here. Nestled into the forest, highway noise was buffered enough at my cabin to not be a factor at all and the price was very fair!

Room Tip: I'd stay closer to the office
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

My husband and I took my dad on one of our little getaways and I was trying to find somewhere different to stay as we like to surprise him. Our options are limited as dad is elderly and tires easily, so we try to stay close to his home. While googling I saw the Malahat Bungalows and decided to view their web page.

It had been years since we stayed there, and when we last stayed the place was run down and not very clean. The old shower stall scared me, as it brought to mind the old Bates Motel. However, I was impressed with their website, and there were a couple reviews that looked good, so I decided lets give it a try.

When we arrived we were very impressed with the landscaping. Obviously the new owners were taking pride in their motel, which was a good sign. We entered our cabin and were very pleased, not only with the layout but also the immediate feel of comfort and cleanliness. We set dad up in the bedroom across from the bathroom, so he had easy access to it during the night if he needed, and the room was far enough away that we did not keep him awake with the TV and our chatter. The beds were double beds, which was nice because I hate when cabins have queen size beds and you can not walk in the room as it takes up the whole space. The mattresses were nice and firm, and I slept 7 hours straight with only stirring briefly.

The cabin was spacious and quite bright, despite the fact that we were nestled in amongst some rather tall trees. The cabins have either all been renovated or in the midst of renovations and all this since the new owners purchased the motel grounds 3 1/2 years ago. My father was very pleased with everything and tickled pink to stay there as him and my mother had stayed there many many years ago when they had to go into Victoria for a few days.

The trip to Victoria is a short one, as is the trip up-island to Duncan if you have family and friends in that direction. It was a relaxing and fun time for us.

The only thing I would add to the cabin we stayed in is hooks, hooks, and more hooks. There was no where to hang our bath towels to dry, and or the dish towels and cloth. Also, I would leave a broom and dust pan in each cabin so that the tenants can sweep the floors if need be. The owners generously provided us with a broom and dust pan, which was good, as we travel with the dog and she is shedding. I would also have more dish clothes/towels in each cabin so that we have the option of complete privacy. The owners did offer to change our towels when we checked, but I declined, not realizing there was only one dish towel and cloth, but as we were only having breakfasts in it was not so much of a problem.

All in all, I would recommend this beautiful gem to any one who prefers cabins to stuffy hotel rooms and likes some privacy and the great outdoors. We will definitely return here again as it was such a lovely relaxing stay. Thank you to the lovely and very gracious owners for all the work they have done to turn a little eye sore into the beautiful little place it now is.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Malahat Bungalows Motel

Address: 300 Trans Canada Highway, Malahat, British Columbia V0R 2L0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Malahat
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Malahat
Price Range: €58 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
twenty minutes from Victoria, shopping malls in ten minute driving distance. Some of nearby attractions include Long Beach Park, Bamberton National Park and beautiful Malahat Summit in ten~fifteen minute driving distance. ... more   less 
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