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Ladysmith, Canada
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a wonderful destination for a hotel , the views were amazing day and night! .We stayed in an ocean front room with our son and dog. We didn't do any of the tours as we were there on the last day of the season but we played pool in the bar and tennis.The breakfast was also great . Can't...

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

We look forward to your return to Painter’s Lodge, when hopefully you will have time to try some of our amazing marine activities. Thanks for the review. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

Vancouver
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were terribly disappointed by our marine experience. Our fishing guide really let us down. My fiance caught a fish, brought it up near the boat, but it got away because our guide forgot to bring a net. He then lied to us and said we didn't need one, when every other boat was equipped with one. We understand fishing...

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your concerns regarding your charter and that we could not accommodate an additional charter. I am glad that you received a full refund for the trip and will review your comments with Marine Centre Manager. I hope that you will return to Painter’s Lodge again for a far better fishing experience. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General...

Nanaimo
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We Always have a great time at Painters Lodge for the last 15 years - but we are Really worried how Painters Lodge will be (i.e. quality of service) once they change their ownership at the end of the year though ....

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

It has been wonderful to have such a loyal customer base, with guests returning year after year. It is certainly our hope that the new purchaser will continue to run the Lodge in the same way as it was established, including focusing on marine activities, and having friendly and efficient service that Painter’s Lodge is famous for. Thanks for all...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a very nice hotel. Lots to do other than marine activities. We took the trip to the mainland to see the bears. It was a wonderful experience. We also saw stellar seals, and two humpback whales. A plus was to be picked up directly by boat from the hotel.

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

The grizzly bear tour certainly is a ‘bucket list’ experience and we were delighted to offer the tour again this season. We hope to see you again – thanks for the review. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

As a lot of reviews may have said, yes, it's a bit outdated, but we didn't mind that at all--- it was very welcoming and comfortable. The room was very large with a nice sized deck. We really liked how when you walked in the room that there was a landing area and then you walked down into the sleeping...

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and I am delighted that the room worked well for you. The fishing has been fantastic right up until closing weekend and it is great to hear that you managed to take some salmon home with you. We look forward to your next stay. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very beautiful setting and we enjoyed our stay. Pet friendly as well. We stayed in the 3 bedroom cabin. There are only 1.5 bathrooms so all must be willing to share. It is very much a cabin atmosphere so don't expect a modern room if you book a cabin. I have not stayed or seen the rooms in the main...

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

I am so pleased that our cabin accommodation worked so well for you and your family. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you next season. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 October 2016

There are certainly a few things the lodge could do in the off-season, such as replace some carpet and curtains, but otherwise the accommodations are very spacious and comfortable. The lodge is right on the water, and fishing guides can be hired right on site. Even for non-fishermen, the location is ideal for exploring the area and nearby Quadra Island....

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

My team and I work very hard to ensure that our service and food complement our amazing surroundings – I am so pleased that this was reflected in your visit. We look forward to your next trip. Thanks for the review! Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is clean although a little dated, the views from our room were amazing, we visited at the end of the season but it felt like they had already closed! It lacked any personality and the staff always seemed busy working on computers or counting things! I cannot say anything bad about this place but also nothing really good!...

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

It is disappointing to read your comments and I am sorry if you felt that resort was already shutting down. We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and our daily $5 incentive program has proved very popular this season. We hope that you will return to fully experience the charm and personality of Painter’s Lodge. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General...

Maple Ridge
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I didn't realize it was on my bucket list until we were in the area and looking for accommodation. Remembering all the times over the years of hearing about Painter's Lodge we chose to stay there. It not only met our expectations but exceeded them. Delightful room in the main lodge, fantastic dinner overlooking Discovery Channel with great food. We'll...

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It is wonderful to hear this glowing review of Painter’s Lodge – thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

Ucluelet, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Although this facility is showing its age, it has wonderful character, great amenities and an enthusiastic professional staff. It is a fantastic place to stay, located off of the beaten path. Hopefully the proposed upgrades do not lose the individuality of character Painters Lodge has.

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I am pleased that the charm of the Lodge and warmth of the Crew provided you with a relaxing getaway. We certainly have every intention of retaining the charm and rustic character of the Lodge. Thanks for the review. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter's Lodge offers world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife and scenery and full amenities. When you're not fighting a mighty salmon on the line, soak in the outdoor pool, refine your serve on the tennis courts, or watch marine life play as you tour the coastline on a Wildlife Adventure Tour. Connected by water taxi, guests enjoy all the amenities including new Aveda Spa at April Point Resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Painter's Lodge

Address: 1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 4S5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Campbell River
Price Range: $165 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Painter's Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Painter`s Hotel Campbell River
Painters Hotel Campbell River
Painters Resort Campbell River
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“Go for an ocean view as it's not much more”
 of 5 bubbles Karen1032, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view across the water, we did and got one.”
 of 5 bubbles marlene1, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you want the views you need to be in the main building facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles thewrens2013, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with river view”
 of 5 bubbles 185claudeb, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Garden View looks at the parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles justinc546, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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