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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

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Experience rustic charm in the heart of nature! Built onto the bluff above the Salish Sea, bordering the majestic Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and surrounded by the towering trees of the rainforest, Tigh-Na-Mara Resort spans 22 acres and boasts 3 kms of sandy beach. Located in Parksville, on central Vancouver Island, guests are immersed in the natural surroundings, promoting reconnection to self, to family and friends, and to nature. From our picturesque and newly renovated Oceanview guestrooms, to our comfortable Spa Bungalows, to our pet friendly Rustic Cottages, we offer the perfect getaway for everyone starting with one of our 192 handcrafted log guestrooms! Relax at the award winning Grotto Spa. Indulge in unique dining at the Tapas Treetop & Grill or Cedars Restaurant & Lounge. Enjoy the largest seasonal resort recreation program on the Island, an indoor pool, fitness facilities, playground, activities sport court, giant chess, bike and paddleboard rentals and a boutique gift shop voted #1 gift shop in Oceanside. The Resort also offers direct beach access, six golf courses nearby and endless opportunities for authentic west coast outdoor adventures! Just ask us!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Hiking
Mini golf
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is renowned for its rustic charm and luxurious interiors, providing guests with a cozy, cabin-like atmosphere. The staff receives accolades for their friendly and accommodating service, although a few instances of slow responses have been noted. Reviewers rave about the spacious rooms that feature ocean views, fireplaces, and spa baths, yet some travelers remark that the resort's pricing seems steep without matching the expected level of luxury. Cleanliness is a high point with luxury bedding and immaculate facilities, while the amenities, including the Grotto Mineral Pool and spa, are popular despite being on the pricier side.
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Anne C wrote a review Feb 19
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A lovely room with a great view, access to the beach and some lovely walks, a room with a well equipped kitchen, an enormously comfortable bed, a deck and great bedroom... clean, excellent service and always hospitable staff. Who could ask for more?! I've stayed at Tigh-Na-Mara several times and each visit has been delightful. I would recommend it as a great getaway spot.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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H.H wrote a review Sep 2023
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We have just left after the best two days. The situation is fabulous, with the Rathtrevor beach right there, and houses and facilities both attractive and excellent too. However, what makes this resort so special is the quality of the service. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our log cabin had everything we needed, and we much enjoyed our visit to the pool, sauna & jacuzzi which we had practically to ourselves. We also enjoyed the cedars restaurant both for supper & breakfast. We would recommend the nearby North Island Wildlife rescue centre. The best was the beach though where it felt as if you had all the time and space in the world. What a wonderful spot.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 20, 2023
Dear Wimborneminster, We're thrilled you had an exceptional two-day stay at our resort. The location by Rathtrevor Beach, attractive accommodations, and excellent facilities delighted you. Our friendly and helpful team made it even better. Your log cabin was cozy, and the pool, sauna, and jacuzzi were enjoyed in peace. Cedars Restaurant was a hit for both dinner and breakfast. Thank you for recommending the North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre. Rathtrevor Beach's tranquility left a lasting impression. We can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable moments.
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Joy A wrote a review Feb 2
Chilliwack, Canada4 contributions
Stayed in an Oceanview Suite for the first time. Fantastic view, very clean, well stocked, very comfortable. We have stayed in Cottages in the past and really enjoyed the luxury of the Oceanview Suite. The front desk staff are so helpful and everyone is welcoming and pleasant. The only issue we had was that the Wifi seemed a little slower and intermittent compared to our previous stays in the cottages. We have already booked for our next stay in a few months.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Relax, enjoy the view and the sound of the ocean.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear JoyA56, We're delighted to hear you loved your first stay in our Oceanview Suite at Tigh-Na-Mara! Thank you for highlighting our fantastic views, cleanliness, and comfortable amenities. We apologize for any inconvenience regarding the Wifi, we are actively upgrading to a new fiber optic system, scheduled for full completion by March 2024. Our team is thrilled you found our staff helpful and welcoming. We can't wait to welcome you back for another luxurious stay in a few months!
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Tyler R wrote a review Jan 2024
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My Wife loved the sounds of the ocean waves at our balcony, She also had seen an eagle fly by like 50 feet away of the tree tops of our balcony this was breath taking excitement as she said. We stayed at building Texada of second floor deluxe studio having 700 square feet of spacious modernity, with a touch of bold rustic beams of which I loved. restfulness soft comfortable linen sheets and pillows. Enjoyments are of especially the use of jet tub with bath salts provided. We had used the oven to bake salmon in no time came out perfect, the coffee provided is gooood. We definitely will make this our go to place need to get away or even tell our friend’s family this is the place to go. Jan 10th 11th 2024
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Services, Guest Services / Front Office at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Responded Jan 15, 2024
Dear Tyler R, Thank you for sharing your delightful experience at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre! We are thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the soothing ambiance of the ocean waves from your balcony and the awe-inspiring moment with the eagle. It warms our hearts to know that you appreciated the spacious modernity of the deluxe studio in Building Texada, along with its rustic charm. We are pleased that you found comfort in the soft linen sheets, indulged in the jet tub with provided bath salts, and successfully utilized the oven for a perfect salmon dish. It's fantastic to be your go-to place for a getaway, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Don't hesitate to recommend us to your friends and family – we would be honored to host them!
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Susan L wrote a review Jan 2024
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Super bed and sleep! Lovely resort and furnished rooms in a rustic style. We celebrated my husband's birthday over three days at the resort. The first night I made him dinner in our full kitchen (a few more utensils would have helped.) The second night we ate at Cedar's restaurant on site. Food is delicious. The spa Grotto is a must to experience. Try the rain shower in the mineral bath. I enjoyed a good massage by a knowledgeable RMT. It's a great hideaway in January and a super mini-vacation in our region. Comfortable, serene and relaxing! - SL
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 10, 2024
Dear H5956RRsusanl, Thank you for choosing Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre to celebrate your husband's birthday! We're thrilled you enjoyed the super comfy bed and rustic-style rooms. Your feedback on the kitchen utensils has been noted. Delighted to hear you savored Cedar's restaurant delights, experienced the spa Grotto, and indulged in a relaxing massage. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you for more serene getaways in the future!
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Michael B wrote a review Jan 2024
Nanaimo, Canada2 contributions
The resort is outdated. And it's probably 70% more expensive than the last time I was there. They're doing a major update on the spa which is great but it's gotten extremely expensive to stay at the resort and visit the spa. I guess the only place to go was down from #1. It's disappointing though none the less.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 10, 2024
Dear C1003ZKmichaelb, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre. We appreciate your honesty and value your input. We understand your concerns about pricing and the perception of the resort being outdated. Please know that we have recently completed renovations on all our oceanview rooms in the recent past, and we are committed to enhancing the overall guest experience. Our ongoing renovation plans include updates to cottages and spa bungalows in the very near future. We understand the importance of offering a modern and inviting atmosphere. While we regret that your recent experience did not meet expectations, we hope you'll consider returning to experience the improvements firsthand. We appreciate your loyalty and patience as we strive to regain our status as a top-notch destination. We value your feedback and look forward to the opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.
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Boymama81 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Our family of 5 stayed in the Rustic cabins. I will do a PROS and CONS type of review , and hope it will help when making your choice where to stay. PROS excellent restaurant Pool house for kids Beautiful beach close by Kids beds super comfortable Great location CONS If cleanliness is your jam , these units probably won't be for you. Overall cleanliness just was not great , and the cupboards in the bedroom to put all our belongings were stained and dirty. The unit had a fireplace and firewood delivered daily , however the smell of smoke inside the unit was unbearable and they didn't provide Firestarters or newspaper daily. In order to keep the cabin warm , you'd have to have the fire going 24/7, which isn't possible , so the living room gets really cold , so anyone sleeping on the uncomfortable futon , would get really cold. We were there for 5 days, and did mostly all of our cooking there , and the kitchen was missing a lot of very basic supplies , such as cookie sheets , baking dish , scissors etc . So that made it difficult to prepare some meals. All in all , we enjoyed our time. I just always look at the cleanliness of the place first and foremost , and this was about a 2 at the end of our stay. The landscaping is really lacking and the general appearance of the place, has definitely gone down hill overall. The spa bungalows are much nicer if your looking for a cleaner , more luxurious stay !
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 10, 2024
Dear LVall81, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your recent stay in our Rustic cottages at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre. We appreciate your thoughtful pros and cons assessment. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the excellent restaurant, the pool house for kids, the beautiful beach, and the overall great location. However, we sincerely apologize for the cleanliness issues you experienced in your cabin. Please be assured that we take your concerns seriously, and we are committed to addressing and improving the issues you raised. We're excited to share that our cottages are scheduled for complete renovations in the very near future. We value your feedback as it helps us strive for excellence. We hope you consider staying with us again to experience the positive changes we are implementing.
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Kevin D wrote a review Dec 2023
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Tigh-Na-Mara is my go-to experience when I need a break from my hectic work days in Victoria. The friendly staff will greet you with a smile and the world class beach will beckon you with it's calming essence. The Cedar's restaurant is fine place to eat and the Grotto spa a wonderful place to rest,relax and rejuvenate. Do as much or as little as your heart desires. I am sure you will want to return often as I do. God Bless Tigh-Na-Mara, it's wonderful people and Spirit.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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CampVancouver wrote a review Dec 2023
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
We rented an upgraded room with an ocean view. But as we couldn't check in until 5:00 PM it was dark out by the time we actually got into our room so paying for the view was a complete waste of money. Reception staff were snooty when we checked in. our $399 deluxe room with a view was noisy. Banging noises came in from each side of our suite and from down below. Not a relaxing getaway. We had dinner in the Cedar Restaurant. Service was slow, the food was sub-par. We wouldn't go back. There are many other beautiful hotels on the ocean in this area that charge less money, have friendly staff and deliver quality to their customers.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear CampVancouver, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you experienced. We regret that the check-in time impacted your enjoyment of the upgraded room with an ocean view. While our guaranteed check-in time is 5:00 PM, we strive to accommodate early check-ins and inform guests promptly via text. However, during the holiday season, we have faced increased demand, leading to some challenges. We are also disappointed to hear about your interactions with our reception staff and the noise disturbances in your deluxe room. Please know that we take your comments seriously and will address these issues with our team. Regarding your dining experience at Cedar Restaurant, we apologize for the slow service and sub-par food. Your feedback is valuable, and we will work diligently to improve in these areas. We appreciate your insights and regret that we fell short of your expectations. We hope you may reconsider and give us another opportunity to provide the exceptional experience that we strive to offer.
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CSB722 wrote a review Dec 2023
South West England, United Kingdom110 contributions
Lovely studio room, very private with a lovely view. Really comfortable bed, spotlessly clean and well placed for local walks and parks. Direct access to Rathtrevor Beach , even able to spot the Whales in the morning. The Cedar Bar was welcoming and friendly with lovely staff and good light bites. Nice cold beer, wish we had been able to stay longer. Nice friendly town too.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Nearby attractions include North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (7.0 km), Parksville Community Park and Skate Park (3.3 km), and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt PIZZERIA, Chameleons, and Mekong River.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Hindi, and Croatian.