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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

7.7 | Good
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Condo-style units with an outdoor pool and hot tub, some units do not have a/c

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool and fireplace area
  • Several guests described the surrounding area as beautiful and relaxing
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • Several guests said that the kitchens were well equipped
Cons
  • Many guests complained that their units were not equipped with air conditioning
  • A few reviewers found the beach too far away
  • A few guests thought that the hotel did not offer good value
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 14, 2013
Overview
This resort is situated within an 8-minute walk of the beach and within a 9-minute walk of the Heritage Mall, south of the Parksville town centre area. Offering condo-style units with full kitchens and no on-site restaurant, this property is well suited for guests looking for self-catering accommodations.

One-, two- and three-bedroom units are available and are all smoke free. All units include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a full kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, a soaker tub, toiletries, in-floor heating, separate living and bedroom areas with a TV in each bedroom and in the living room, a fireplace and a deck with a BBQ. Select units also include air conditioning. Accessible units are available.

Free underground and outdoor parking are available on site and pets are not permitted. The units are self-catering and daily housekeeping services are not provided.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, an outdoor fireplace, meeting/event space, a DVD and book library and concierge service. This resort does not have an on-site restaurant.

The town centre of Parksville is about 5 minutes away by car, while the Morningstar Championship Golf Course is a 12-minute drive away. The Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU), Milner Gardens and Woodland, and the shopping and craft outlets of Coombs Village, are all a 14-minute drive away, while Butterfly World and Gardens is about 17 minutes away by car.

Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Park is about 30 minutes away by car, while Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is about a 45-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed to like the quality of the accommodations. The rooms were often described as clean and well appointed with high-end furnishings. Several guests said that the kitchens were well equipped, while a few reviewers found the units quiet. A couple of guests praised views of the water from their units.

Many reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool area and outdoor fireplace.

Several guests said that the area surrounding the hotel was beautiful and relaxing, while the staff were praised by several guests for their friendly and helpful service.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests complained that their units were not equipped with air conditioning and said that their units were uncomfortably warm and stuffy. Guests should note that only some units provide air conditioning, as noted in the overview above.

Several reviewers found it inconvenient to have to access restaurants off site because there were no on-site dining options. However, all units feature full kitchens suitable for preparing meals.

A few guests said that the beach was too far to access on foot from this resort, while a few other reviewers thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 79% of 39 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 15 hotels in Parksville, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 99 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Parksville

Rated 7.7/10 based on 343 reviews

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Map Marker Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC