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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the nicest B&B we stayed in on our recent trip to Vancouver Island. It's out of the way, but not that far from town. Kathy was a wonderful host, and very efficient. The room was spacious and the common areas were convenient but not so close to the room that noise was a problem (it helped that we... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse early September 2016 for 2 nights on our Lochside and Galloping Goose Trail bike trip. The perfect location, comfortable, good size room. Nice common areas also. Attentive and friendly host with good advice on restaurants (a nice one within walking distance). Breakfasts were very good and food allergies were dealt with no problem. Nice... More 

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Lacombe, Canada
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Private and quiet - the view is fabulous. The cabin has everything you might need - is private and cozy, but spacious. We picked up some food before we went and just enjoyed. Close to the Grey Goose trail if you like to walk - The private deck with hot tub... More 

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Thank QUEENIE54004
kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! Hope you will come and see us again! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great location combined with the superb host, Kathy, who provided great advice on restaurants and things to do. Breakfast was very complete with something different each morning. Lounge room and deck are very comfortable in size do you can really relax and enjoy your time away. Rooms and beds are very comfortable. Thank you Kathy for being a part of... More 

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Thank Kehler2015
kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure to meet you and your son. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your days here and hope your trip on the circle route was a good one. Hope to see you in the future! More 

Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We just returned from a company fishing and golfing trip the past three days. We've stayed here for many years now and the experience is consistently good. The view is spectacular, a nice change from the bustle of suburbia. Staying here is very relaxing and the fishing is great. Personally, I've never left without a 20 pound salmon. It's important... More 

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Thank Matt_JoAnn
kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Matt! Thank you for your review! As always, we really appreciate that your company chose us as your home base for your annual golfing/fishing getaway. You are a really good group of people! Indeed, that was a huge wind storm! See you next summer! More 

Manila, Philippines
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239 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived here quite late at night as it is a bit out of town thus wanted to have dinner etc before settling in. Our host was a bit annoyed by out late ness but otherwise all was fine. Room was very spacious with great beds and perfect simple decor with outside door into large front porch. Host was not... More 

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Thank BombaxFlower
kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for the review! I'm so glad that you liked your stay and were able to walk on the trail and enjoy all that we have to offer here. Unfortunately, we can barely keep our eyes open after 9pm, let alone 10:30pm - hence our check-in times are 4pm - 6pm. I'm sorry if my husband was grumpy.... More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We loved our stay here and wish it had been longer than two nights. Kathy was helpful and accommodating, and she immediately understood the needs of a family traveling with a 3-year-old boy. He loved the trampoline! All three of us enjoyed breakfast. We could have sat on that deck for so many more hours. Spotted a bald eagle twice!

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Thank sabrinarw2016
kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your stay here Sabrina! Nate's cape is on it's way! Thank you for the review! More 

Garden Bay, Canada
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A group of six of us choose this B&B because it is located at the 37 mile marker on the Galloping Goose Bike Trail. A beautiful tranquil place with very nicely appointed lodging. The lodge has four (separate entrance) large suites, each with two very comfortable queen beds. At the lower level was a full dining/lounging area which made it... More 

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kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! So glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. Hope to see your group again. Kathy More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Thank- you for sharing your wonderful property. The Cove was like a pond so calm with birds and ducks all around. The bed was so comfortable , the hot tub perfection and a clean clean well equipped kitchen. We loved the variety of movies to watch, the neat books and tasteful decor. We have rented about 60 places in the... More 

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kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! It was really nice talking with you both. Good luck with your search - hope to see you again! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

My best friend and I took a weekend and stayed in the Arbutus cottage at the Arbutus Cove Guesthouse. Kathy was very friendly and welcoming but we really appreciated that once we checked in, we really didn't see anyone for the rest of our stay and were left to our own devices. The cottage is so wonderful! Super clean, comfy,... More 

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Thank Jen L
kathy l, Owner at Arbutus Cove Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Jen! So glad you had such a good time in our cottage and that the power outage didn't upset your stay. Thank you for the great review! See you soon! More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Arbutus Cove Guesthouse

Address: 3018 Manzer Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0C9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sooke
Number of rooms: 3
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Arbutus Cove Guesthouse Sooke, Vancouver Island
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“There is a large window in each room, but the rooms on the end (ours was #3) have a window on the side as well.”
 of 5 bubbles warygary, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The cabins have a great view and are nice and private”
 of 5 bubbles QUEENIE54004, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We'll look forward to staying here again next year”
 of 5 bubbles Matt_JoAnn, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Arbutus (the one we stayed in) was slightly smaller so the other one would be better for larger families.”
 of 5 bubbles jenl972, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had one of two lower rooms by the hot tub. We woke up to a view of the cove and soaring eagles.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaBTravels, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
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