"Nice views from every room"
Staff very friendly, restaurant food good, but slow kitchens. Lovely place for relaxation and quiet vacationGenuine Expedia guest review
"Staff extremely accomodating"
Beautiful location, impeccable service. Very friendly staff , very clean. We will definitely return. Our reservation was mixed-up and the reception staff went out of their way to accomodate our situation. We stayed at a villa, and there the internet reception at times was not the best, also the TV's in the rooms are outdated (old style cathode ray tubes) […] but who cares? we did not go to Poet's cove to watch tv! The surrounding area is gorgeous. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to relax"
We went there after camping for 3 days on Salt Spring with our two dogs. They ended up upgrading us to a villa which was fantastic. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. We spent the majority of our time at the pool and hot tub enjoying the gorgeous view. The restaurant could step it up a little. For the price we payed, it should have been amaxing […] but I would say it was pretty average. There isn't much to the island but what a great place to just kick back and relax. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Absolutely fantastic, everything was perfect. Staff were courteous and efficient, rooms were lovely with a beautiful view. Cottages were nice and the villas were huge and very nice with a view too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Short Break Escape!"
This is our second visit to Poets Cove and we cannot say enough good things about the resort and all the staff. We visited in early September which offered the perfect quiet escape for us from the BC mainland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect honeymoon spot"
Poets cove was absolutely amazing! As newly weds the rest was much needed. We were able to sleep in undisturbed, go kayaking, get couples massages and enjoy their lovely spa with very professional staff. We then dined at the restaurant on site. Slightly expensive, and basic pub food. The fine dining has few options and mostly seafood which my husband […] does not eat. So we spent a couple nights eating pub food. Would be great to have more healthy options. Other than that the room was comfortable and the service was fine. The bartender at the pub was really sweet and friendly. She chatted with us and made and effort to say bye to us before we left. There were 2 weddings taking place that weekend and yet it was still quiet and romantic. The sunsets were gorgeous and the views from the hot tub and pool were fantastic! Every room has a view of the water and the grounds are well kept. We are quite satisfied with our stay, as we only stay in 4-5 star hotels. Would definitely go back for an anniversary! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Any Kimpton Hotel is superior"
slimy mould in the grout of the shower. phone did not work. no air conditioning. receptionist not welcoming. To upgrade to an available villa, they would have charged me the full rate for a lodge room and also the full rate for a villa.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very slow service in the lower level restaurant. Inexperienced waiters. Selection of beer very limited. Room temperature was high and unable to reduce it. A fan was given to us which didn't help much. The upper restaurant was good with great service I suggest you remedy the above items as we were not the only ones concerned. Needs improvement in order […] to justify the high cost Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Good food in the restaurant but a little pricey. Excellent views over the harbour from all the rooms, great place to watch the sunset. Music in the corridors got a bit irritating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a great spot"
My spouse and I spent a night at poet's cove to check out pender island. The hotel was gorgeous, the service was great, and the stay was wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We absolutely fell in love with Poets Cove. It is a perfect getaway from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Good food, great views and very relaxingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Name Says It All!"
Poets Cove is an elegant and relaxing retreat and a perfect compliment to the beautiful and natural grandeur of British Columbia! Absolutely fantastic - only complaint would be the lack of late night room service; the meal we ordered at 9:30pm was less than fantastic. I believe the kitchen was in the midst of shutting down for the night when we ord […] ered. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Poets Cove is a must to go p[lace"
Wonderful natural surroundings with a view to enjoy Nature at its bestGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Go for it!"
Great resort, awesome marina and location, amazing views, phenomenal hiking in a serene setting. Food quality was great. Highly recommend this island and the resort. Only one comment aside from the above, resort staff although friendly would benefit from some further training.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Einfach perfekt - muss man gewesen sein"
Diese Hotelanlage ist schwer zu übertreffen. Wirklich zu empfehlen. Wir waren dort 2 Nächte zu Viert. Wer wirklich mal entspannen möchte und Kraft schöpfen will sollte hier verweilen. Preis/Leistung ist OK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"We were the only ones here!"
12/15/13 twestover Portland, Oregon
We traded into the Poet's Cove at a cottage through the Registry Collection. Originally, we did it because our friends were coming with us and had a dog they didn't want to leave at home. This was the only resort we could find that had accommodations for pets. So we booked it for the second week in December. Our friends cancelled, but our reservation stood, and we have a dog too, so we decided to stick with it. About a month before we were going to leave, they called and said the resort itself and all of its facilities would be closed, but we could still come to the cottage if we wanted to. We said heck yes! The resort is actually closed for the winter and we are the only ones here, but that suits us just fine. We have our lab and there are incredibly friendly people in the office and on the grounds, Kathy and Orlando and Kelly. We speak with them about once a day about something or other, but mostly, we just hang out in our cottage or drive around the island. The cottages are WONDERFUL. Fully equipped with what you might need, except we brought some basics like salt, pepper, sugar, oil, stuff like that. The kitchen has granite countertops, there is a washer/dryer, a spacious dining room, a couch that seats three and two comfortable chairs in the living area. A great hot tub (not very private at all, but this year, who cares!) A wonderful gas fireplace! We've lived by the fireplace, knitting, reading, playing cribbage. We rarely even get a shower before noon, I am ashamed to say. We haven't had the TV on even once. Which is rare for us but now seems intrusive. We've made many meals at our cottage, but have also really enjoyed the pub near Browning Bay and the Hope Cafe is AMAZING. We've loved exploring the galleries. The grocery facilities are way beyond our expectations on this island. We kind of expected a Speedy Mart, but there is a very well stocked grocery with lovely produce, a bakery where you can special order lunch or breads, a great bookstore, a hardware store, a very friendly pharmacy, a sushi place which we will try soon, a ladies dress shop and a pet/home store 7 miles away. We've done lots of nice walking around the resort - there are good trails very nearby, and every day, we walk down to the marina and look around. It's odd that there is no one else here, but actually, we are loving it! I'm so sorry that they found it financially better to close the whole resort for the winter, but hey, it's a business and they have to do what works to make the resort viable. The grounds are so well kept, I want to bring this groundskeeper to my house. Natural but very tidy. Nice combination. Flawless, even at this time of the year. The cottages and villas are beautiful to look at as is the resort. The lighting is perfect, and everything being on a hill, allows such views of the bay! I have nothing whatsoever to say about the service here, though it seems to be consistently the biggest complaint. Hope the owners/managers read all of that and improve in 2014 because this is really a very special place. We will come back in spring for sure. Summer and lots of kids and noise is not our forte, but will be also come back in September which I've heard is the best and most well kept secret around. There is just something about this place that has gotten under my skin. I'll bet I'm not alone.
10/27/13 Northerner202 Whitehorse, Yukon
We stayed here twice this summer. The first in June, we arrived by boat and met family members. We rented a cottage with a hot tub and it was lovely. Ate at the outdoor restaurant twice and both times the food was excellent. We visited the spa and steam cave and it was wonderful The second time we came through in mid September in our boat and it was pretty deserted, at least on the docks. Service was excellent Great place not to be missed
"Visited the Bar"
10/17/13 VivecaSingapore London, United Kingdom
We were docked at the local marina and went to the bar in this resort. The staff were very friendly, there was a roaring fire and we were made very welcome. The first night was rather rowdy due to some young drunks enjoying Canadian Thanksgiving, the second evening much quieter and more enjoyable. We thought the prices a little high. We tried to book in but the hotel was fully booked.
"It's the Charm"
10/09/13 TraveljaneAlberta Alberta
Spent a night at Poet's Cove earlier this month while visiting our beautiful daughter on Pender Island. It was our second experience at the resort. I'm not sure why I didn't review last year so I committed to doing so this year. We love this place. The surroundings are some of the most beautiful in the world. The service is excellent. The staff is wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Last year we stayed in the main building. So comfortable with an amazing view. This year we stayed in a two bedroom cottage... Very luxe and also very comfortable. We dined in the restaurant. Excellent food. Excellent service. It's not cheap at the Cove but it is worth every penny. There was no downside for us. We loved it. And if the beautiful daughter weren't leaving the area we would be returning every year.
"Girls go to the spa/Guys go fishing"
09/23/13 George98177 Shoreline, Washington
Our party of 6 spent 2 nights here. Very nice marina and good location to clear Canadian Customs and Immigration by boat. Terrific hotel staff. Very nice rooms. Four of us were in a cottage, which was great. We rented the hotels van for an hour and had our own cookout at the cottage. The cottage was well equiped. The activities center on spa, pool, bikes, kayaking etc. The is no real town or village. The girls went to the spa for the day and the guys went fishing. Perfect!
"Everything you want or need"
09/15/13 Karen G Pender Island
My husband and I spent two nights at the resort in September. The room in the lodge was lovely with a large private balcony to sit on and look out at the ocean and the activities in the marina. We ate dinner one night in the dining room and the second night in the pub. We enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere at both. We used the pool and hot tub for a laid back afternoon.
09/15/13 CanadaHockey9 canada
Beautiful resort with awesome staff !! Spent 3 nights in a 2 bedroom cottage. Cottage was very clean and well maintained. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and were able to take advantage of the pool and hot tubs. Spa treatment was the best I ever had, thanks to Justyna :) Enjoyed breakfast and dinner in the dining room, quality of meals were excellent thanks to the awesome chefs and wait staff. Sunsets were the best we have ever seen. We spent a few hours kayaking, and roaming the area. Cocktails in the pub were very tasty and so was the ice cream at the cafe. Thanks Poet's Cove for such a relaxing few days, wish we could have stayed longer.
"Serene and Scenic Resort"
09/12/13 zenboy4ever Vancouver, Canada
The setting is beautiful. The resort is nestled into a small cove and feels very remote. In fact, there are usually deer grazing on the grounds in the early morning. The resort itself is very nice, well maintained and the service was great. My only complaint would be the food in the pub (we did not dine in the dining room) does not reflect the feel of the island. I mean the island has a very healthy vibe to it with ethical, organic food choices but this was not reflected in the pub menu. I'd like to see more local meats (non-medicated, growth hormone free, free range) on the menu.
"Decent lodging, mediocre food"
08/28/13 Karen C Vancouver, Canada
The setting is gorgeous, though a bit removed, if you aren't a boater, from the other interesting parts of the island. The rooms are nice, but ours, at least, showed signs of beginning to be a little worn--loose wallpaper edges in bathroom for example. Very clean. The air conditioning absolutely did not work. the unit said very clearly that it was for heating only. The desk staff told us to set it in a particular way--which changed nothing. They theoretically sent a maintenance person while we were out, which changed nothing. We don't normally use air-conditioning at all, since we prefer fresh air, but the pub noise was VERY loud leaving us with a choice between sweltering (due to lack of air conditioning), or being kept awake by the noise. if we opened our windows. The tap water tasted quite odd--sort of a faint mouldy citrus peel smell, maybe. Quite unpleasant. The food at the pub, the little snack shop, and the restaurant was mediocre, especially given the price. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK AT THIS PLACE. In addition, the service at the pub was outrageously slow--presumably due to the kitchen and bar staff, since the wait-staff were working hard. The brewed coffee was weak and tasted like the beans were stale. The lattes were clearly also made from inferior coffee, and further, were very weak--I'm guessing no training at all for the baristas & baristos, or bizarrely mis-guided cost-saving measures. The milk was also lukewarm and barely steamed. The only drinkable coffee in the place was in our rooms. We made it double strong with the little coffee-maker, and it was pretty good. Further, the cocktails we ordered at the pub almost couldn't have been worse. They were weak on alcohol, I think, but even more on flavour. My mojito had WAY too little lime. I ordered it half-sweet, and it was overwhelmingly loaded with syrup. Too little mint, also. If you MUST drink here, have the beer.
"A beautiful island get-away."
08/26/13 YL-vanisland Victoria, Canada
After seeing Poets Cove's advertising for a few years now, we finally made it one of our island stops. Our regret is that we didn't book for at least 2 more days. It is a great place to have a relaxing weekend. The restaurant we found a bit pricy and chose to dine in the pub which had good food at reasonable prices. With the chilly evening we welcomed the fireplace and comfortable chairs to relax in and enjoy our wine. The fitness facilities were great. Various cardio machines, including a Concept 2 rower, were all well maintained. Weight machines and free weights also sufficient to remove the guilt associated with a relaxing stay. We also checked Poets Cove out for a potential wedding location for our daughter. We're now going to try to convince her that this would be a great place to tie the knot. We'll be coming back.
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