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Poets Cove Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pender Island
Victoria, Canada
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“Tranquil”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Poets Cove is a suitable name, one could be inspired to write at this tranquil resort, though keep in mind we visited in December. There are many places nearby to hike and walk in nature trails, most rejuvenating. Book yourself in for a massage and experience the delicious steam cave, the staff at the Spa are very friendly and we enjoyed our accuppressure treatment with a expert practitioner. When we arrived we had the opportunity to join a aqua fit class in the outdoor pool, totally delightful! Our room was very nice with a fireplace and balcony overlooking the cove, lucky us .Be sure to request any special food requirements, such as vegetarian and the cook will do his best to accommodate your diet needs.

Room Tip: Being near the waterfall was great.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, BC Canada
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed at this wonderful resort for a Christmas/birthday get away. In a word ... magical. I grew up in Victoria so I am very familiar with West Coast beauty & hospitality but this resort far exceeded my expectations. Everything from the front desk staff, to the amazing restaurant, to the glorious spa and steam cave. We ate, we relaxed, we swam, we hiked to the top of Mt. Norman, we strolled along the docks at the marina.
Our room was cozy, nicely decorated & clean with a gas fireplace, large soaker tub and a nice deck. All of our meals were delicious at the main dining room (the pub was closed for the season).
I visited the spa on 2 occasions and it was wonderful. Although I would have preferred a female for my treatments, I completely understood the limitations over the holidays.
The staff was gracious and discreet. The service exceptional. We plan to visit again in the Spring or Summer to enjoy the warmer weather although we did luck out to have sunshine our whole time there.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Victoria
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

We had never been to Pender so decided to check it out for our anniversary. It is an absolutely gorgeous location right on the water with boats bobbing around in the small bay. The island is very quiet and there are not a lot of shops/restaurants, so this is definitely the place if you want to be free of the distractions of a busy life and go for walks/hikes, read, and relax.

The facility itself is excellent. The rooms were modern and clean, and we had a fabulous waterfront room with large balcony. Check in was easy and efficent. We bought a romance package that included one 3 course dinner and champagne and chocolates on arrival. Everything was ready when we arrived. In addition, at check in we were told we had a pass for two to the spa steam cave and a $100 credit for use on any meal/service at the resort. We didn't use the steam cave pass. Not our thing. But we certainly appreciated the extra $100, which we used in the restaurant!

It was a blustery weekend, and the power was out for about 24 hours, but fortunately we stayed in a room in the main lodge and they had a generator so we were unaffected. It must have been cold night in the cabins, though. We did have a problem with our fireplace, which they promptly came and fixed. Also, our window did not close properly using the crank. I had to go out on the balcony to close it. Didn't remember to mention it upon check-out though, so hopefully they are reading this. Room 302. We also found our bed to be very hard.

The main lodge is not specifically adapted (as far as I could tell) but is fairly wheelchair friendly. We asked for, and were promptly brought, a seat for the shower so my husband could take a shower. Inside the main lodge is an elevator to get to the spa and restaurant. My only criticism would be that there is no handicapped parking near the main lodge. We were told we could park anywhere, though, so we took a spot right out in front of the main doors that I think was supposed to be for resort vehicles, put up the placard, and never heard a word.

All staff that we saw or spoke to were very polite and helfpul. I would love to return to this resort in the summer.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

My partner and I had a fabulous wedding at this well appointed resort on Pender Island. The resort supplied a fantastic wedding event organizer, Jasmine. She took great care of us, making sure all the staff knew who we were and looking after all the last minute details, along with head service providers Yester and Pablo. All the staff were excellent and our wedding weekend was a huge success. Our families enjoyed the cabins and our freinds had a good time in the villas that were rented out for their accommodations. Our own king room in the lodge was well appointed and featured a fantastic view of Bedwell Harbour. We could not have asked for a better experience. Great food in the pub (Siren's) restaurant (Aurora) and at the wedding.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Since moving to Canada four years ago this is the best hotel we have stayed at by a considerable margin. Proper international luxury standard at long last! We got a 2 bed cottage with a hot tub which was perfect for the autumnal weather. The cottage was very modern, well laid out and even had heated floors. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and we managed to get an amazing off season deal.

The only letdown for us was the restaurant. Whilst the decor was first class, the food was not. I very much hope it was due to us dining outside peak season.

Room Tip: Any of the cottages should be fine
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Property: Poets Cove Resort & Spa
Address: 9801 Spalding Rd, British Columbia V0N 2M3, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Pender Island
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pender Island
Price range (per night): $295 - $580
Hotel Class:4 star — Poets Cove Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Poets Cove Resort & Spa is the Gulf Islands' premier luxury resort. Tucked away in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island, there is a luxurious combination of 22 Lodge Rooms, 9 Villas and 15 Cottages. We offer a full-service 110-slip deep-moorage marina and a Canadian point of entry customs office for CanPass users. Our stunning Aurora Restaurant and casual Syrens Lounge serves the best local fresh ingredients and our activities range from exciting kayaking adventures to rejuvenating spa treatments in our award winning 'Susurrus' Spa. ... more   less 
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