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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm sooo glad we found this place through a deal. This resort on Quadra Island just minutes from the ferry is a little gem tucked away in the quietness of the forest by the ocean. The resort has rooms in the main lodge and a few individual cabins. We were in room #9 on 2nd floor with ocean view. Only...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Gowlland Harbour Resort is a perfect place to find incredible views and comfortable lodging on a much needed retreated. Comfortable cozy rooms with all the amenities except a restaurant in the fall but the unit (Arbutus) has a kitchen and the Local pub only minutes away at Hariot Bay. Thanks Carmen and Tabitha! We will return!

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely Lodge overlooking the harbour, all rooms had there own bathroom. We all asked what kind of mattress they use, beds were so comfortable and big! Beautiful flowers and Bubbly in the lodge upon our arrival. Plenty of room for 10 of us. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Love love the view, and hot tub. The restaurant food is...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and it is impressive, enormous (gas) fireplace, big deck, beautiful views from the floor to ceiling windows, high end kitchen, and top quality bed and bathroom. We wanted to splurge and it didn't disappoint. There are no real activities available but that was fine with us. However, a few kayaks for the use of...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were given a GC to the lovely sarine getaway! I had already had the pleasure of going with my girlfriend a few months back so he had been filled in of the royal treatment! Our gc included breakfast and dinner and a stay in an ocean view room in the lodge...We treated ourselves to an extra...

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This place could be incredible but it lacks so much, there seems to be 0% passion and care taken. We just stayed for 3 days in one of the cabins, they put us in there and we soon realised they hadn't cleaned it atall just made the beds and put fresh towels and that was it. The floors were filthy,...

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carmenamberson, General Manager at Gowlland Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Serena, I am so sorry to hear about the difficulties during your stay. We have a very high standards in regards to cleanliness and customer service and can only say that this was an oversight on a very busy day of turning over the entire resort. I know that what is done can not be changed, but I would...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This establishment has a beautiful website that definitely overstates the activities and amenities available onsite. It is unclear to me why this is called a "resort." There are no activities available on site. The room was fine though less lovely than the examples shown on the website. The breakfast was pretty good. The real drawback to this hotel is its...

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carmenamberson, General Manager at Gowlland Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Without all types of feedback we would not be able to grow and improve our little resort. I am sorry to hear that you were not offered the support your required during the stay from the staff. I am certain there must have been a miscommunication as...

Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is not my first time visiting and every time I am glad I stayed. The hotel is beautiful chef and staff friendly and helpful The food always excellent. If on Quadra I can't imagine staying anyplace else did I say the view of the harbor is incredible

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had dinner at the Gowlland harbour resort. We also stayed there one night as part of a kayak expedition. The restaurant is fairly small so fills up quickly. Reservations are required but they were able to accommodate us on the same day. The food was very fresh. I had the lamb and it was cooked just right and served...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Gowlland is a beautiful Resort. We stayed there as part of an all-inclusive kayak package with wildcoast adventure . The staff was awesome. Rooms were really comfy. Food and drinks were great too. The grounds are peaceful and clean. We stayed in the idle. The rooms were a bit small but cozy.

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carmenamberson, General Manager at Gowlland Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed you stay with us! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us this lovely review! We hope to meet you again soon! Warm Regards, Carmen Amberson

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breathtaking oceanfront. Peaceful surroundings. Spectacular wildlife. Experience the magic of Gowlland Harbour Resort and boutique hotel, a world-class private retreat perfect for your next family holiday or romantic getaway. Nestled on 20 acres of lush coastal landscape, less than two hours by plane from Vancouver, BC, Gowlland Harbour Resort is the location for truly memorable vacations. Located on picturesque Quadra Island, BC, the Resort’s cozy rooms, ocean views and quiet lookout points and beach offer abundant opportunities for rest, relaxation and connecting with nature.You will be enchanted by the features of this extraordinary West Coast location, with its year-round opportunities for hiking, kayaking, whale watching, salmon fishing, biking and golfing (we even have our own professional putting green on site!). Make the most of your stay with the property’s massage room, sauna and well-equipped fitness room that has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the harbour.As well, our restaurant is run by our wonderful chef who makes everything homemade and focuses on locally-sourced ingredients. She will tantalize you with fresh, beautiful meals and decadent desserts. Most of our menu is also gluten free! If you’re looking to host a family reunion, team-building workshop or health retreat, you can book the entire resort—exclusively for you and up to 32 guests. Regardless of what brings you here, we’ll work with you to create a custom-tailored and unforgettable stay.Gowlland Harbour Resort — where wild West Coast beauty meets natural elegance. ... more   less 

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Address: 823 Gowlland Harbour Road, British Columbia, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Quadra Island
Price Range: $180 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“If in main lodge, select ocean view room #9 (sunnier).”
  • View from upper level landing down to grand room
  • Room #9, king bed, ocean view
 of 5 bubbles CTarTrip, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles mejulie1958, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Book early to get a king size bed”
 of 5 bubbles Brian_Cars, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Our room # 6 faced the garden, and it was wonderfully quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles loreneh876, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“not sure, they have rooms in the lodge and cabins, they are probably lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Bev_VancouverIsland, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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