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Oceanside Village Resort

9.3 | Excellent
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Cottage rentals, 10-min. walk from the beach, guests praised modern furnishings

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the cottages well equipped and well appointed
  • Several guests thought that the property was well located for accessing the beach
  • A few reviewers enjoyed the on-site recreational facilities
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Units are not wheelchair accessible
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 14, 2013
Overview
This resort is a community of fully furnished private cottages and is located within a 10-minute walk of the beach. Offering self-contained accommodations, this property is well suited for guests who prefer more privacy or enjoy cooking their own meals.

These are private vacation rentals and the amenities and furnishings in each cottage may differ. However, all cottages are smoke free and most units include free Wi-Fi, local calls, a set of linens, dishes, pots and pans, a hairdryer, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a fridge, a stove, a BBQ, a gas or electric fireplace and a furnished deck or patio. One- and two-bedroom units are available. Wheelchair-accessible units are not available.

Free parking is available on site. A maximum of two pets are allowed in select cottages for an additional fee of $20 per night or $100 per week.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, mini-golf, laser tag, bumper cars, a spa and beauty salon and a gift shop. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

The Heritage Mall is about a 14-minute walk away. The town centre of Parksville, which includes the Vancouver Island University, is a 6-minute drive away. Access to Highway 19 is 8 minutes away by car, while the Morningstar Golf Club is about an 11-minute drive away. The Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU) is about 15 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests praised the quality and comfort of the cottages. 

Many reviewers agreed that the cottages were clean, well maintained, well appointed with modern furnishings, and well equipped with amenities and appliances. One reviewer said that the cottage "felt brand new". Several guests found the cottages spacious, while a few reviewers specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

Several guests found the location convenient for walking to the beach, while a few reviewers found the town centre area within a short drive.

A few reviewers thought that the on-site recreational facilities were well suited for families, while a couple of guests said that the pool and hot tub area was clean.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, this property does not have an on-site restaurant and one reviewer noted that laundry detergent was not supplied in his cottage.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5, with 100% of 22 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 8 hotels in Parksville, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 75 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.3
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hotels in Parksville

Rated 9.3/10 based on 156 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 7 hotels in Parksville

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Map Marker Oceanside Village Resort
1080 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC