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210 First Street Bc, Sointula, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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The Oceanfront Hotel is a pet friendly family owned business that has been run by us ( Robin and Ray ) for the last 30 years. It boasts panoramic sea views from the majority of our rooms. Guests can enjoy the sound of the ocean from their balconies and bring along their pets for the ultimate family getaway. This beachfront property is located 250 feet from Sointula ferry terminal. Your ferry fare includes the return trip and seniors travel free from Monday - Thursday. Cable TV, a microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle, and a mini fridge is standard in each brightly decorated room with use of a communal kitchen. Private kitchens and kitchenettes are also available in select rooms. Free wifi is offered in all areas. Whale-watching, sports fishing and crabbing charters are available, just ask us! Beach combing for sea-glass, hiking trails and kayaking opportunities are also available from our property! Come enjoy our small island lifestyle, and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and at peace! Oh, and please drink the water! It's the best in the world! We offer both short and long term accommodations. While our pub is currently closed due to COVID, we have opened a new takeout window that is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30-1:30/5-8 every day! Fun Fact: Malcolm Island was listed as one of the Canada's best island getaways in Canadian Geographic Travel magazine in the Summer 2017. ​
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Hiking
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Street parking
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Shared kitchen
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Interconnected rooms available
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Paradise694502 wrote a review Jun. 2020
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My teen daughter, dog, and I stayed 3 nights and enjoyed every bit of it. When we first walked into the room, we felt like we were on a cruise ship, as the view was pure ocean! Comfortable, clean beds, nice deck to enjoy our morning tea, and a long beach out front to walk. Also, it’s located right in town, with the grocery store and a cute little bakery right across the street. We were treated well and our dog was welcome. A very pleasant experience :)
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jul. 31, 2020
So glad you enjoyed your stay here! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Every review is helpful to others who want to come here. Hope to see you again. Robin
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Emma B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
Robyn and Ray are two of the most easygoing and personable hotel owners we've ever met. We arrived to Sointula prepared for a quiet, isolated two days but did not know that the grocery store co-op and its few restaurants do not open on certain days, and so we were left stuck for dinner on our one night stay. There was a gas station that sold frozen pizza etc and the hotel does have a great fully equipped kitchen for guests to use. But instead of just letting a pregnant woman eat junk food for dinner, Robyn immediately offered to have Ray cook us a 'simple' meal to get us through the night. She told us to go off, explore the island, call her on our way back and a meal would be ready for us for a small extra charge when we returned. We didn't expect that they would have prepared a
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded May 28, 2020
Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy we were able to make your stay so memorable. We are just opening up again for the summer so perhaps you will be able to join us soon and enjoy the beaches again.
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Nicole R wrote a review Sep. 2019
Duncan, Canada14 contributions2 helpful votes
The Oceanfront hotel is rustic with basic amenities and the atmosphere is warm & welcoming. We had an oceanfront room which boasted 2 queen beds, small fridge, microwave, kettle & small coffee maker. The view is fantastic and while there is a pub attached to the hotel noise was not an issue. The hotel also has a shared kitchen with full stove/oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven & toaster. Fully stocked with dishes, cutlery & cooking pots etc..... Robin, the owner was very accommodating. Highly recommend for a quiet getaway in a village where time seems to have stood still.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Eiramarianna wrote a review Aug. 2019
Espoo, Finland20 contributions6 helpful votes
Spent one night in May. Friendly owner Robin helped us with many things. Oarganized me to meet a Finnish born lady. Had a nice discussion at coffee and pulla( Finnish sweet bun). The views from my balcony were great. No breakfast service. Big pub in the house. The building very interesting, designed by Robin' s husband. Lots of colors.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from RobinS4287, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Sep. 1, 2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay and met some of our local historians. Hope you come back again.
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anke.gaussmann wrote a review Jul. 2019
Frankfurt, Germany5 contributions
We spent a fortnight in the Oceanfronthotel. After a warm and friendly welcome we arrived in our cozy room with a wonderful seaview. The comfortable room was fitted with fridge and coffeemaker. The beds were very comfortable. After the first night we decided to spend our complete holyday in the Oceanfronthotel. Our friendly hosts advised us where to go, introduced us to interesting people and assisted us in every possible way. Friendly staff served us, every wish was immidiately realised. The Hotel is quiet, the Island is an ideal spot to hike, fish, observe whales shore based or just relax. We will certainly come again, thanks to the hosts and the whole team!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Steve&Tina wrote a review Jul. 2019
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It was our pleasure being stranded in Sointula while staying in this quaint, eclectic and charming hotel. A 5-Star view, with a comfortable and functional room; a great value. We were forced to get aquatinted with the delightful little community of Sointula as we waited for replacement boat parts. Robin and Ray were our hosts and the hotel was a perfect temporary home. The hotel is within walking distance to the ferry dock, co-op grocery store or free loaner bikes. Our room had a kitchenette so, more than just toast in the morning, we could dine in for dinner when we wanted. The ONLY place to eat dinner in Sointula (June) was downstairs in their pub.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Stephanie M wrote a review Jun. 2019
Sechelt, Canada372 contributions158 helpful votes
This accommodation is like stepping back in time and it brought back childhood memories of accommodation. The rooms are comfortable and quaintly decorated. They have a fridge in the room which is most helpful if you are travelling with a cooler and need food items stored. The beds were comfortable and the room had all we needed. There is a full kitchen available for guests to use with utensils, dishes, pots and pans and a stove. There is a table and chairs as well as a sofa so it is really a great added benefit if you stay here. There was not a hair dryer or shampoo in the room but you just need to ask at the front desk and they will gladly supply what you need. It was a fun place to visit.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Tara O wrote a review Feb. 2019
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada4 contributions7 helpful votes
Quaint, clean rooms with beautiful ocean views. Hotel owner is friendly and adds her unique artistic touches to the rooms to make them feel “homey”. Found some beautiful sea glass pieces, there are tons of craft grade pieces and for well trained eyes.....some fantastic collector pieces to be found right in front of the hotel. We love Bere Point, even if whales aren’t viewed, the shoreline there is spectacular.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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kerstinss2018 wrote a review Oct. 2018
Nanaimo, Canada6 contributions4 helpful votes
As we arrived the welcoming was really warm and friendly. The rooms are very clean and big. ( the one we had) Bathroom very clean. The TV reception was also very good what is not common in many hotels.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Tonder wrote a review Aug. 2018
Off toenmark32 contributions4 helpful votes
Views from our deck were spectacular of the sunsets. Gorgeous shots. Lovely to sit on the deck wrapped in afghans and enjoy the evening views over the water to the lights of Port McNeil. Amazing staff and owners who were so incredibly helpful!!! Felt like we had know them for years. The Rub Pub had good food and again very friendly staff and locals as well. With such a warm welcoming feeling it is easy to think of returning.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$149 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Malcolm Island Inn
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandMalcolm IslandSointula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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