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The He-Tin-Kis Lodge

9.5 | Excellent
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Small, secluded property with ocean views, on-site hiking and beach

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the ocean views from their balconies
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests enjoyed accessing hiking and the beach directly from their rooms
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as quiet
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 25, 2013
Overview
Located in a forested area on a private beach with views of the ocean, this property is well suited for guests looking for a secluded and intimate property in Ucluelet. This small property offers only three rooms.

This property is smoke free and all three rooms include free Wi-Fi, views of the water, a private entrance and balcony, a jetted or soaker tub, vaulted ceilings, heated floors, a sofabed, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a toaster, a kettle and dishes. Rooms accommodate two to four people. Accessible rooms are not available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

Other on-site amenities include a guest BBQ area. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Hyphocus Island and the Ucluelet Community Theatre are both a 3-minute drive away, while the town centre area, including the Ucluelet Aquarium, ferry service to Port Alberni and the Ucluelet Aerodrome, is about 4 minutes away by car. The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is about a 14-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests gave glowing reviews of this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of the property were praised.

The rooms were often described as quiet and well appointed with modern furnishings and decor. Several guests appreciated the spa tubs in the bathrooms, while some other reviewers noted that the rooms were clean and spacious. One reviewer said that this hotel offered the "perfect blend of luxury and nature."

Many reviewers praised the ocean views from the private balconies.

The secluded location was a highlight for many guests who said that the property provided convenient access to hiking and the beach. Some guests spotted wildlife, while a few reviewers said that the Pacific Rim National Park and the town centre areas were a quick drive away. A few reviewers said that the forested area contributed to a sense of privacy during their stay.

The staff were frequently complimented for being friendly and helpful.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints expressed by guests, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, while the rooms are equipped with some kitchen appliances, a couple of guests complained that the rooms did not also include a kitchen sink.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 100% of 25 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 26 specialty lodging properties in Ucluelet, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 136 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.5
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hotels in Ucluelet

Rated 9.5/10 based on 333 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 8 hotels in Ucluelet

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Map Marker The He-Tin-Kis Lodge
366 Reef Point Road, PO Box 861, Ucluelet, BC