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Arbutus Grove Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Having visited Parksville many times over the years I'd not previously discovered this lovely little motel. Located at the south end of Parksville it's just a matter of minutes to the shops and the beach. Upon arriving for a two-night stay we were greeted by the innkeeper Wayne, who was completely charming and engaging. Having explained the "No Smoking" in the rooms policy he did graciously laugh when I asked if I could still use my indoor fireworks. The room was cleaner and far more pleasant than some of the premium accommodation we've experienced along Resort Row. There is little traffic in the evening, and as a result all is calm, all is quiet (I may have borrowed the last bit from somewhere...) The room had all we required with the exception of a kettle- which was easily solved as a result of asking Wayne if one might be borrowed. Those who anticipate being out and about during the day will do well to give up the cost of a room with a view, and stay at the Arbutus Grove Motel. There is another motel in Parksville which offers comparable rates to the Arbutus Grove, but sadly, despite the optimistic name it is more a tribute to John Milton's Paradise Lost. The Arbutus Grove Motel proves it is still possible to enjoy a nice holiday in pleasant surroundings at entirely reasonable rates. Well done and thank-you.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a fridge and stove- might be useful if on a longer holiday.
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

What a lovely review you have written for us. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon. Thank-you!

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The rooms were really clean and cute, the beds are super comfy, pet friendly (only 10 extra dollars for a pet), good location, new TVs, quiet and across from a coffee shop! Fridge and microwave too. Definately recommend.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
Thank Shannon H
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank-you for taking the time to write this excellent review of the Arbutus Grove Motel. Please come and stay with us again soon. Much appreciated!!!

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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night for work purposes. Easy to find location, quiet, large, clean room. Efficient checkin. Plenty of parking outside the rooms. Fridge, microwave and coffee maker included. Didn't turn tv on, but apparently HD. Bed comfortable as was the room temperature. Bathroom is basic, white towels and small bar of soap, but BYOS (bring your own shampoo) as none is provided.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
Thank Ecowoman
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thank-you for your great review of the Arbutus Grove Motel. We do provide shampoo, soap, make-up remover etc to all our guests but perhaps the shampoo was missed during the room cleaning?? I apologize if that was the case. It's too bad you hadn't asked the staff. They would have been happy to get you some. We are always there to help anytime you need anything you may have forgotten at home or needed during your stay. Hopefully when you stay with us again we can make sure the shampoo is provided. Till then ALL THE BEST.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed one night and is was great. Room was very clean and pleasant. Other reviews talked about noise but we experienced no highway noise at all. We have stayed at various places in Nanaimo but it was worth the drive to Parksville. Way better value and quality of room

Stayed: June 2016
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thank-you for your sharing your thoughts about the Arbutus Grove Motel. We do get a lot of guests coming from Nanaimo because of the comfort and value we provide. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Till then all the best to you and your family.

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I travelled to Parksville for a combo business/tourism weekend.
We chose Artubus for the price and were very pleased with the value.
Management is very accommodating and friendly.
Room is clean and tidy.
Location is great close to everything Parksville.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Our moto is MAXIMUM COMFORT AND VALUE. It was great to hear that you received that and had an excellent stay at the Arbutus Grove Motel. We hope to welcome you back soon. Till then ALL THE BEST!

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Additional Information about Arbutus Grove Motel

Address: 1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Price Range: RM283 - RM540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy single story motel conveniently located on the south end of Parksville across from the Heritage Center Mall. All rooms have large flat screen TV's, coffee, microwaves, fridges, high speed internet, very comfortable beds, very quiet, close to the beach, across from restaurant, Serious Coffee, laundry mat. Lots of free parking, room for RV's. We are environmentally responsible with the newest most efficient heating and air conditioning, we also have efficient water usage without compromising the comfort of our guests. We are small dog friendly and have some kitchenettes available. We are maximum comfort and value and know you will be impressed. We receive daily compliments on our motel and work hard to make your stay everything you could want. We have just became wireless so bring your I pads. ... more   less 
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