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Malahat Bungalows Motel

6.9 | Fair
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Dog-friendly cabins in the Malahat area with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's location was found to be tranquil and close to highway access
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their spacious and comfortable cabins
Cons
  • A few guests reported traffic noise and poor Wi-Fi connectivity
  • The hotel was not close to restaurants according to a couple of lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Located in the Malahat area on the Trans-Canada Highway, Malahat Bungalows Motel is geared towards road travellers who prefer cabins with free Wi-Fi, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the property's detatched and semi-detached cabins comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a seating area and a private bathroom with a hair dryer and free toiletries. Units with a coffeemaker, a full kitchen, a fireplace, a dining area, a seating area with a sofabed and a separate bedroom are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking cabins. 

Hotel amenities include guest laundry, BBQ facilities, a campfire and free parking. Dogs are permitted for an additional $8 per pet, per night. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Shawnigan Lake is about an 8-minute drive away, while Goldstream Provincial Park can be found 7 minutes away by car. Victoria's city centre is roughly a 23-minute drive from the hotel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 38-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, dogs only $8/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 11, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as helpful, accommodating and friendly.

Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location, describing it as tranquil and relaxing, as well as close to the highway, Victoria and Duncan. One patron noted, "The location is a lovely place, a little clearing in the woods with a lovely feel to the place". A few guests had complaints about the hotel's location, however (see below).

Several reviewers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their units as clean, spacious, well maintained, quiet and updated, with comfortable beds. A few travellers criticized their lodgings, 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 spacious and updated cabins, a few guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported traffic noise, a lack of certain cooking utensils, a lack of daily housekeeping and poor Wi-Fi connectivity.

While many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's tranquil location, a couple of guests had complaints about the hotel's location. They found it "out of the way" and too far from restaurants.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 13 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 Malahat hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 11, 2014 to verify some information.
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
6.9
Fair
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hotels in Malahat

Rated 6.9/10 based on 14 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Malahat

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Map Marker Malahat Bungalows Motel
300 TransCanada Highway, Malahat, BC