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Secret Cove Cottage Suites

7.7 | Good
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4-min. drive from marina, great staff, clean rooms with kitchens, no cell coverage

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's friendly and helpful staff
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel was close to Secret Cove Marina according to several lodgers
Cons
  • A few guests said there were no in-room TVs and no cell phone coverage
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 7, 2014
Overview
Located just off Sunshine Coast Highway, and about a 4-minute drive from Secret Cove Marina, Secret Cove Cottage Suites are suitable for car or boat travellers who prefer scenic, self-contained accommodations with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the cottage's smoke-free suites comes equipped with a separate entrance, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette, a seating area, a private bathroom and a private deck with a BBQ. The property is not wheelchair accessible. 

Pets are permitted upon request and charges may be applicable (pleased contact the hotel for details). Free parking is also offered.

Halfmoon Bay General Store is about a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park can be found 10 minutes away. Pender Harbour Golf Club is roughly a 21-minute drive away, and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 2-hour and 45-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as friendly and helpful. One patron noted, "Owner/Landlady Noel was very friendly, hospitable, helpful about local real estate (our travel focus)".

The hotel's rooms were complimented by numerous guests. They described their accommodations as spacious, clean, quiet, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location. They found it relaxing and beautiful, as well as close to Secret Cove Marina, hiking and the town of Sechelt. One patron did have a complaint about the hotel's location, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and location.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported no in-room TVs or cell phone coverage, as well as no curtains or window coverings. However, it should be noted that there is free Wi-Fi, which will enable some cell phones to be usable.

While several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's relaxing locale and proximity to Secret Cove Marina, one traveller commented that restaurants and grocery shopping were not close to the hotel.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 27 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 2 specialty lodging in Halfmoon Bay with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 2 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Halfmoon Bay

Rated 7.7/10 based on 5 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 2 hotels in Halfmoon Bay

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Map Marker Secret Cove Cottage Suites
5546 Riley Road, Halfmoon Bay, BC