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Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining

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4125 Discovery Dr, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 4X6 Canada
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A PLACE TO GETAWAY TO COME TOGETHER Oceanfront & Garden View Cozy Cabins • Private Hot Tubs • Wood Fireplaces • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Pet Friendly Breathe in fresh ocean air while enjoying the mesmerizing views of Discovery Passage and the Coastal Mountain Range. Embrace the beauty of lush gardens, exceptional amenities and gourmet west coast dining at Anglers. Surrounded by nature, with comfort in mind. Renowned for its old fashioned charm and year round fun. Dolphins Resort specializes in fishing adventures, breathtaking destination weddings and group gatherings of all kinds. From majestic firs, beautiful gardens and the ocean breeze, to genuine family hospitality, experience Dolphins Resort - the perfect combination of woodland, ocean and simple pleasures. Located on Northern Vancouver Island, minutes from Campbell River, BC, Canada.
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Tom M wrote a review Apr. 2022
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Just spent three full days, two half days at this seaside resort. Fabulous fly-fishing for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden. Angler's Restaurant has outstanding food and portions I couldn't finish. Owner Clint Cameron runs a first-class resort.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Carrie B wrote a review Dec. 2021
Sooke, Canada233 contributions73 helpful votes
Spent two nights in Cabin 13 and enjoyed our stay. A beautiful rustic cabin with a fire place, wood provided and access to a private hot tub. Loved the 3 master bedrooms with own bathrooms. Toiletries were provided, Just need your clothes and food.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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daisyroseymm wrote a review Sep. 2021
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great meal ! From the home baked focaccia bread , to the unbelievable ceaser salad , then to follow with the chicken I had and my husband had the seafood linguini The service was super , our waiter was efficient and polite All around great meal !!! Highly recommend it
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Dolphins Resort, General Manager at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining
Responded Dec. 28, 2021
Thanks so much for your kind words. Really glad to hear that you had a good time.
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kafb wrote a review Sep. 2021
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions18 helpful votes
3 nights in Cabin #3 lovely view of the ocean, cabin extremely clean and has everything you need just bring your clothes and groceries. Nice hot tub on the deck along with tables and chairs. Dog friendly too. Staff very friendly and helpful. Have booked for next year 2022.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Jan. 4, 2022
Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you had a pleasant stay.
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JohnLinCBD wrote a review Aug. 2021
Carlsbad, California81 contributions116 helpful votes
First, the location and the view are terrific but the good experience stops there. We were in cabin 1 last week. There is nothing wrong with the construction even though it was built in 1940 or so. Inside is dark and unappealing. An old lamp on a stand was the primary lighting in the living area. To prepare a meal the lighting is so bad that you cannot see what you are doing on the countertop. The bedrooms are terribly dark and we could not easily see what was in our suitcases. Even if the lighting was fixed to modern standards, the furniture looks like it was purchased at a garage sale. This is not vintage or antique furniture. The coffee table was made out of plywood and stained. Every table surface is either defaced or badly worn. The queen bed squeaked loudly with every move. My GF got up in the middle of the night and slept in the next room. Junky little nightstands were so small you could hardly put a cell phone beside the lamp and tiny fan. The wood cladding around the hot tub was rotten and in need of replacement. I suggest planting some tall trees or building a fence so you don't have to look at the eyesore of a property next door when in the kitchen area. There were very few utensils in the kitchen so options are limited for meals. This would not be so bad except after checking in and settling in we had a call from the front desk that breakfast would not be served in the morning. So I drove into Campbell River to get some items for breakfast. I realize it is hard to get staff now but there is clearly no planning in effect here. No food services was available day or night and their restaurant was one of the things we were looking forward to as we had dined there before. The desk clerk told us that he was cooking for a group of fishermen that were arriving later in the day. They did not have a real cook for this group??? For $400 a night it was very poor value and the clerk understaod this when we cancelled our second night. The hot tub was only warm. Since there is no phone in the room every issue requires walking to the office and explaining the situation and we just could not be bothered any more. It would not take much money to fix the lighting and get some new furniture. After all, the place is nearly full all summer at $400 per night or more! I hope management makes some changes fast before Dolphins gets a terrible reputation.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Rob-Fiona wrote a review Feb. 2021
Victoria, Canada62 contributions20 helpful votes
My husband and I were at The Dolphins resort for the Family Day along weekend, which also happened to coincide with my hubby’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. We loved our stay in cabin 3, complete with perfect ocean view, wood stove with enough firewood to keep the fire going all weekend, and hot tub on the deck. We had Valentine’s dinner in the Angler’s Dining cabin and it was absolutely delicious. I had the seafood linguine and it was loaded with seafood in every bite! 😋 Our server was fantastic and the ambiance was romantic and cozy. Huge bonus was the biggest snowfall of the winter season, which made it even cozier and more beautiful. We will be back. ❤️
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Thedogsandme3 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely accommodations. Staff very responsive and considerate. The issue is with a KNOWN, non-functioning hot tub. “That’s the way it is”, “...power to the unit isn’t sufficient for the hot tub requirements”... The covered, outdoor, 8 person Hot tub was part of the deal but, staff were aware that tub associated with Discovery Lodge did not work. The one night credit was appreciated but DID NOT address the deceit!! And the offer to use an uncovered neighbouring hot tub was not welcome. We were so looking forward to enjoying the private hot tub! Overall, staff gets 100% rating while the resort gets a BIG FAT ZERO. FIX YOUR HOT TUB or STOP PROMOTING IT AS A PERK, IT’S NOT!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Paul Dowler, General Manager at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining
Responded May 27, 2021
Dear Thedogsandme3, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Since your stay, we have purchased a brand-new hot tub for the Discovery Lodge. We realize it’s too late for it to make a difference to your stay, and for that, we are sorry. Please accept our humble apology. Sincerely, Paul Dowler General Manager
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Teresa H wrote a review Oct. 2020
Texada Island, Canada6441 contributions557 helpful votes
First, the setting and views are exceptional. Grounds are clean with beach access. We stayed at the Discovery Lodge - very much overpriced. It does have a large kitchen, but doesn't have everything you need for cooking- no blender, no measuring devises, a 4 slice toaster that didn't work- we did get a 2 slice toaster once we mentioned it didn't work- we felt we should not have to do that. Dishwasher is commercial, which is different than what we were used to- no obvious instructions- so we had to ask. No one showed us the heat and how to turn it on and off- so we had to ask, and after we were shown, we couldn't use as the remote had dead batteries. We FROOZE in the morning until a fire was lit. We were only given 2 tea towels and 2 dish cloths for the whole weekend- family of 8 over 3 days- we asked for more, but were told due to COVID- that was all we got??? No one checked with us after check in to see if we needed anything, or showed us around. Hot tub light doesn't work, and no instructions to turn it off or down- what a waste of energy. Staff was friendly, but we had to phone and ask for what we felt should have been included at the exorbitant price we paid. But the view is incredible, the rooms large with nice furniture. Pool room was nice, but all the cues were very bent- almost impossible for a game. For the price- advertising a pool room- should have decent cues. We said we had a full garbage bag on the second day- and were told we had to empty it ourselves in a large dumpster over by the office. REALLY??? The resort could be 5 star, but not the way it is set up now. We would LOVE to go back, and would accept all the disappointments, but not at 5 star pricing. I did mention some of my complaints at check out, however, the staff was very freindly, but didn't record anything and the excuse was COVID. I believe it was due to poor training and that was the standard excuse. Such a shame for a 5 star building and location, it is run very cheaply. Hopefully the prices will drop AND it will be fun better.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Paul Dowler, General Manager at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining
Responded May 27, 2021
Dear Teresa H, Thank you for leaving this review and providing such valuable feedback. Prior to the Pandemic, we used to escort every guest to the cabin upon check-in. As part of the process, we would explain how all of the appliances worked, show where everything was located, and perform a last check to ensure that sufficient supplies were provided. Due to health regulations, we were unable to continue giving the tours. We were also not allowed to enter occupied cabins (to collect trash etc.) at the time. Subsequently, we failed to provide you with the information you needed and the service you deserved. We are truly sorry for this oversight and that it negatively affected your stay. Thanks to the information you provided, we were made aware of this shortcoming and were able to make some changes to prevent this from happening again. Discovery Lodge now has an in-room book with directions for all appliances and details regarding the locations of thermostats etc. We now perform daily trash and recycling pickups outside the cabins. The pool cues have all been replaced and there is a brand-new hot tub. Once again, our most sincere apologies. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Sincerely, General Manager Paul Dowler
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Brittany wrote a review Sep. 2020
Penticton, Canada44 contributions5 helpful votes
Stopped and met some friends here for brunch. Beautiful location and brunch with a view. I had the eggs Benedict. Different options for them but I went with regular. Beautiful ham and cooked to order eggs. Came with hashbrowns. They were herbed and tasted great but could have been a little crispier for my liking;)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Brian H wrote a review Sep. 2020
Surrey9 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I booked a 4 night stay in Cabin 3 from Sept 7-10. At $350 a night we were expecting way more than we got. I want to begin by saying the resort employees were great and did everything they could to respond to our complaints and offer help. Our cabin was very dark with old outdated furnishings and dim lighting. Can't imagine what it's like in winter. Kitchen desperately needs upgrading with modern appliances. The bathroom shower is awful. It's basically a cheap plastic insert the size of a phone booth. I'm 6" 190 lbs and I could barely turn around. Halfway through our stay the rack holding shampoo/conditioner/gel detached from the shower wall and shattered on the floor. A staff member was contacted via the restaurant and returned to clean up. We had to ask for extra toilet paper and soap. We were refunded for one night's stay but that doesn't change our overall opinion. I checked previous reviews and the same complaints appear going back to 2014. The responses were generic and nothing has changed. I believe the owners have no interest in spending any money to upgrade this place and the website info and photos misrepresent what a guest actually experiences. The location is the draw. We did not eat at the restaurant as the prices were quite high. I am surprised at the number of high ratings. Is the bar so low now for quality accommodation that $350 a night is merely par for the course for a so-so experience? We will not be returning to this resort and will suggest friends look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Paul Dowler, General Manager at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining
Responded May 27, 2021
Dear 400BrianH400, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry all the inconvenience. Since your stay we have done a considerable amount of renovation including new, brighter, light fixtures in Cabin #3. However, the light fixtures still have a vintage look. Dolphins Resort was constructed in the 1940’s. We have sustained the vintage look in an attempt to maintain the feeling of “old world charm” that the resort was built on. We realize that the heritage look is not to everyone’s taste but that is our style. Sorry again for the inconvenience and thanks for your feedback. Sincerely, Paul Dowler General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Nearby attractions include Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park (6.1 km), The Museum at Campbell River (5.8 km), and Elk Falls Provincial Park (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ideal Cafe, Anglers Dining, and Harbour Grill.
Are pets allowed at Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Dolphins Resort and Anglers Dining accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.