"Beautiful location - basic motel"
The location is beautiful right on the waterfront across from a park. The motel is very basic, clean and has everything you would need but is in need of modern updating. Our room had lots of space including two queen beds and a full kitchen but everything was older and was in serious need of updating. Also the bathroom was quite small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute little place"
Everything was great other than the few pieces of garbage that were left in the room from the previous guests.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tired, very tired."
Very expensive for what you are getting. Our two night stay was comfortable and the place is clean but it is old. This area has very few decent hotel/motels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great room, great view"
only planned to stay one night, ended up staying an extra night. Had a corner room upstairs and really liked it. Would definately stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
07/27/14 tlhami Nanaimo, Canada
We booked this room 9 months in advance for a wedding in Cowichan Bay, had my printed email confirmation with me and upon arrival they had no record of our booking and it wasn't just us but at least 5 others as well, probably more. They were fully booked but managed to find us a room which probably was for someone else that hadn't arrived yet. Totally archaic booking system....in pencil just erase what you want! Then there was the room! Didn't notice when the office was still open because we had to go to a wedding but when we came back I noticed dirty walls in the bathroom as well as the outside of the toilet bowl was filthy, long hairs hanging off of the hair drier, garbage under the edge of the bed and the kitchen area was dirty as well. Would never stay there again!
"Not all rooms have Water Views!"
07/03/14 danabananaVictoria Victoria
We booked this room for our Anniversary because the website said all rooms have unobstructed views of the bay. That was perhaps true a year ago before the construction of the new Condo next door started. If you are fortunate enough to get one of the rooms in the front on the road the views would be alright. We asked when we checked in if we had a water view and the owner told us " Yes, from the balcony" We entered a dark room and way at the far end was a balcony and a small window. The hotel was built on an angle so all the rooms could have a water view but now all the rooms have a view of a construction sight and it's 20 ft away from your room. During the week the noise levels must be horrible. We thankfully got there as they were closing the gates on Friday afternoon so we weren't to worried about the noise but someone did enter the site during our stay and filled up the trash bin with household garbage which was right below our balcony. We could see the water from our balcony if you stood in a certain spot. Any of the rooms behind ours would probably not have a view at all. The hotel was dated but it was walking distance to all the lovely shops and Restaurants in Cowichan Bay. There is no ice machine either We have driven past the Wessex many times and thought it looked like such a nice little place to stay. We will not stay here again and warn people not to book here during the week.The beach across the street was really nice so we took our bottle of wine over to the Park so we could watch the Sunset.
"Just what we wanted!"
05/27/14 DMC7RED Glasgow, United Kingdom
Cowichan Bay is a lovely, picturesque harbour not far from Duncan. The Wessex Inn is situated on the main road into the bay and set back across from the sea. All the rooms over look the sea; Our room as self-contained - queen size bed with ensuite; kitchen area with fridge, hob and crockery etc. We bought in our own food, so easy to make breakfast and the obligatory cups of tea! Just 2 minutes walk from the quaint shops and restaurants. Less than 10 minutes' drive to Duncan. Great location and really good facilities.
"A nice place to stay in Cowichan Bay"
04/02/14 Grahame_B255060 Sydney, Australia
We were just looking for a quiet nice place to stay, and we found it here. While nothing flash, it was clean, quiet and pleasant. There no eating facilities on site, but as others have stated, many good cafes and restaurants near by. We originally were only going to stay one night, but stayed two. The seaside ambience was lovely. We would stay again.
03/12/14 Christine P Surrey, Canada
Try to get there before it's dark.. near Cowichan Mall.. Lots restaurants to go near by... Great view by the see bay... Most importantly, it's very clean. Our family had a great stay overnight... It's very quiet and the beds are so comfy... we stayed up late.. ^^
02/07/14 Linda K Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Stayed for an overnighter! Great view and walking distance to Cowichan Bay downtown. Our room was very basic, clean. Front desk staff was very friendly. Wouldn't stay again, but if you just want a place to sleep and up and gone, it would do!
12/02/13 Anne B Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
very lay back quiet motel situated a short distance from downtown. Roomy clean and comfortable. We had a wonderful ocean view and in the morning could walk to restaurant for breakfast and see the seals in the ocean.
"Inexpensive, average, clean hotel with GREAT view"
12/01/13 Marg43 Parksville, Canada
If you are looking for a basic, clean hotel this one is great. The view is worth every dime! And it is within walking distance of some great restaurants. The rooms are basic but clean. The staff is helpful but make no mistake this hotel is basic digs.
"Good for Rest"
09/22/13 kyungkae Daejeon, South Korea
Room was clean and calm with fair price. Very beautiful scenary was bonus. I stayed for a week with my wife and enjoyed the island a lot. Strongly recommend.
04/18/13 smack1953 Abbotsford, Canada
I was looking for an inexpensive motel to stay at while I attended a workshop at Providence Farm therapeutic organic garden. The Wessex Inn was spotlessly clean, with very comfortable beds and situated right across the road from the ocean. This is very much a "motel". Bring your own blow dryer, as there was none in the room. I have come to expect this as a standard feature in motels/hotels. Cowichan Bay is very scenic, and has nice little restaurants, but they close early during the week.
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