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8.2 | Very Good
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Popular waterfront Halfmoon Bay resort with outdoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly cabins 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many praised the pleasant views of the water from their units
  • Many reviewers described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were complimented by several guests for their helpful service
  • A few guests enjoyed the outdoor activities available on site
  • A few reviewers thought that their units were well appointed and comfortable
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the tenthouse suites somewhat cold at night
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2014
Overview
Offering multiple on-site activities and a lounge deck around the on-site pool, this resort caters to guests looking for relaxation and recreational amenities. This property is situated in a secluded location on the waterfront, north of Halfmoon Bay.

This resort offers a variety of accommodations. Tenthouse suites are located on the waterfront and include a king bed, a hydrotherapy tub overlooking the water, a rainforest shower, a fireplace, screen windows, radiant floor heating, a private veranda, bathrobes, a coffeemaker, free Wi-Fi, an iPod dock, a mini-fridge and board games.

Rooms in the lodge include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a hydrotherapy tub, a rainforest shower, bathrobes, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker and an iPod dock. Select rooms also include a separate bedroom and living room (with a sofabed). Rooms are furnished with one king bed or one queen bed.

One, two and three-bedroom cabins are also available and include all the amenities of the lodge rooms. Pets are permitted (in cabins only) at no additional charge.

Free parking is available on site. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool (seasonal), lounge decks, recreational activities (horse shoes, bocce ball, beach volleyball, croquet and beach volleyball), yoga classes, bicycle rentals and a spa (massage, facials and body treatments).

The town area of Halfmoon Bay is 8 minutes away by car and features restaurants and boutique shopping. Smugglers Cove Marine Provincial Park (hiking and water activities) is a 12-minute drive away, while the marinas in Madeira Park are about 13 minute away by car. The Pender Harbour Airport (water airport) is a 14-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
This property received many rave reviews and several guests described the resort as romantic and "the perfect place to reconnect with your partner". Several aspects of this property received praise, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The views of the water were frequently complimented by guests. One reviewer said that the property in general was picturesque, while another guest thought that the views were the "star attraction".

The food served at the on-site restaurant frequently received praise as well. One reviewer said that "every meal was delicious", while another guests found the food to be "beyond all expectations".

Several guests found the staff to be friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations.

A few reviewers thought that their units were well appointed, comfortable and relaxing. A few guests who stayed in the tenthouse suites found their accommodations to be luxurious and ideal for star-gazing. 

A few guests enjoyed participating in the outdoor activities that were available on site, such as kayaking and hiking. A couple of reviewers thought that this resort offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this property, among the reviews that were sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests found the tenthouse suites to be somewhat cold at night.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 1 property in Halfmoon Bay, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 266 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 67% of 3 guests recommending the property.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.6 out of 10, based on 7 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.2
Very Good

Rated 8.2/10 based on 316 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Halfmoon Bay

Map Marker Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
5356 Oles Cove Road, Halfmoon Bay, BC