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Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

8.1 | Very Good
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Beachfront resort with a spa and restaurants, guests found well-appointed rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and comfortable
  • Several reviewers enjoyed views of the ocean from their rooms
  • Several guests praised the services at the on-site spa
  • Several reviewers appreciated the direct beach access
  • A couple of guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were too expensive
  • A few reviewers complained about hearing noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of guests were disappointed by the food and prices at the on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 9, 2013
Overview
This beachfront hotel is situated east of the town centre area. Offering multiple on-site dining and recreational facilities, this property is well suited for guests looking for a resort experience.

This property offers a variety of accommodation styles, including a lodge, a condo-style building, cottages and bungalows. This property is smoke free. All rooms in the lodge include free Wi-Fi, a fireplace, heated tile floors in the bathroom, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a kitchenette and a separate living room area. Condo units are not equipped with a kitchenette, but they do feature a mini-fridge and a jetted tub.

The cottages and bungalows provide more spacious accommodations with separate living and bedroom areas and select units include a full kitchen.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select cottages only for an additional fee of $30 per stay.

There are multiple on-site dining options at this hotel. The on-site Cedars Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This property also has an on-site Tapas bar and a cafe.

The on-site spa offers a mineral pool, facials, body treatments, massage, nail care and hair services. Other on-site amenities include beach access, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a steam room, a fitness centre, bike rentals, a playground, conference and event space, a gift shop, a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, coin-operated laundry machines and an online grocery ordering service.

The Inland Island Highway (Highway 19) is a 3-minute drive away. The town centre area, which includes Paradise Adventure Mini-Golf, Vancouver Island University, shopping and restaurants, is about 7 minutes away by car. The Morningstar Championship Golf Course is a 15-minute drive away, while the Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU) is 16 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 9, 2013: Pet fees.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests complimented the quality of their rooms and cottages. Reviewers described the accommodations as well appointed, rustic and charming, well equipped and comfortable. Some other guests added that their rooms were clean and spacious, while a couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

Several guests praised the views of the ocean from their rooms, while several other reviewers thought that the beach area was enjoyable and beautiful.

The indoor pool and fitness centre was enjoyed by several guests, while several reviewers praised the services at the on-site spa.

A few guests complimented the staff for their friendly service, however, a few other reviewers were not happy with the customer service (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests thought that the room rates were too expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent. A couple of other reviewers were disappointed with the food at the on-site restaurant and said that the menu prices were too expensive.

A few guests complained about hearing noises, like plumbing and footsteps, from neighbouring rooms.

As mentioned above, a few guests thought that the staff were unfriendly and unresponsive to their concerns.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 93% of 258 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 15 hotels in Parksville, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 492 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 9, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good
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4 / out of 7
hotels in Parksville

Rated 8.1/10 based on 1674 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 7 hotels in Parksville

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Map Marker Tigh-Na-Mara Resort
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC