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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

8.3 | Very Good
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Guests praised the on-site spa, restaurant and water views from their rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests complimented the staff and services at the on-site spa
  • The food at the on-site restaurant was frequently praised
  • The grounds and gardens were described as well maintained by many guests
  • Many reviewers mentioned pleasant views from their balconies
  • Several guests found the rooms clean
Cons
  • Several guests noted dated in-room furnishings
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 12, 2013
Overview
This resort is situated on the Island Highway, overlooking the Salish Sea. The town of Comox is about a 14-minute drive away. Offering an on-site spa, recreational facilities and a restaurant, this property is well suited for guests looking for a resort-style getaway.

This property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a coffeemaker, bathrobes, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a mini-kitchen that includes a fridge, a two-burner stove and a microwave. 

Suites provide more spacious accommodations and include some or all of the following amenities: a balcony, a fireplace, a separate living/dining room, a jetted tub and a second bathroom.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per night.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

The on-site Pacific Mist Spa offers massage, hydrotherapy, body treatments, facials, yoga, manicures and pedicures, waxing and make-up applications. Other on-site amenities include a heated pool, a hot tub, a steam room, a fitness centre and event facilities.

The Sid Williams Theatre is a 10-minute drive away, while the Comox waterfront, including a marina and aerodrome, is about 15 minutes away by car. The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is about a 20-minute drive away, while the B.C. Ferry to Powell River is also about 20 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 5, 2013: Pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed most impressed with the on-site spa. Reviewers enjoyed the staff and the treatments, with one guest saying that her spa experience was "worth every penny". 

The on-site restaurant was also frequently praised for the food and service. One reviewer said that "both the room service and meals in the restaurant were delicious and fantastic service."

Many guests described well-landscaped grounds and beautiful views of the water from the balconies. Several guests described the rooms as clean, while a few other reviewers added that the rooms were well appointed, spacious, generally comfortable and quiet.

Several reviewers complimented the hotel's staff for their friendly service.

A few guests found the location convenient for accessing dining, shopping and attractions in Comox and Courtenay.

A few reviewers enjoyed the pool and hot tub area. 

While a few guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent, a few other reviewers disagreed (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Several guests thought that the in-room furnishings appeared dated, including the carpet and TVs.

As mentioned above, some guests thought that this hotel offered good value. However, a few guests thought that the room rates were too expensive and that the resort did not offer the luxury experience they expected.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 89% of 62 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 10 hotels in Comox, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 327 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 5, 2013, to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC