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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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Vicki J wrote a review Jun. 2017
Vancouver Island, Canada39 contributions12 helpful votes
The oceanfront balcony rooms make us feel like we are on a wonderful cruise ship looking out to sea! Rustic, spacious, comfortable and very clean accommodation complete with duvets and handmade crocheted blankets for the balcony chairs. We used the well-appointed communal kitchen to make breakfast and some dinners. The Whale's Rub Pub is a great spot for a drink, downstairs in the hotel with the same ocean view. We understand that the Ravintola Restaurant, also in the hotel, is open during the summer months. So much to see on beautiful Malcolm Island. We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to tell people about us. We appreciate it! Hope to see you again one day.
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Daphne D wrote a review May 2017
Vancouver Island, Canada387 contributions133 helpful votes
We are staying here. The hotel is great. Friendly staff. Our room is perfect for what we need. Clean and accommodating. Has a kitchen if need for communal use. Has a local vibe which is why we booked it. Located right on beach beside ferry terminal. Make sure to bring groceries if staying as I can say for the month of May there is not alot of places to eat out. Sointula is a beautiful place slower pace and peaceful which is perfect. I suggest to bring a vehicle so you can explore. The island has gravel access roads to some great places.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jun. 5, 2017
Thanks for your review. We are happy you had a good visit to Sointula. We are also happy to announce that there is a new place to eat in town, next to the hotel. They make fabulous pizza and are open Thursday - Monday from 4-8. The Burger Barn is also open those days. If you come on a Tuesday or Wed. you still need to bring food for dinner. We have a guest kitchen you can use! Hope you come back again. Robin
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FarFlungStarling wrote a review May 2017
Qualicum Beach, Canada1014 contributions305 helpful votes
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We visited Malcolm Island and stayed at the Oceanfront Hotel for two nights. We had a second floor room with a balcony overlooking the beach, ocean and the ferry terminal. Honestly I could have sat on that balcony and watched the ocean, the clouds, the sea birds and the boats all day - it was just that beautiful and relaxing. Wifi is spotty to non-existant which makes for an even more relaxed get-away. Plan to disconnect for a few days. If you can't then better not to come here. The hotel is a "character hotel" because it is older, maybe a bit quirky and has some history if you care to seek it out. The room we had was 208, lovely blue room with 2 double beds, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and kettle. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen just down the hall so you can
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jun. 5, 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to announce that the Sointula Pie Company has opened a pizza take out place next door to us. Now you can buy a pizza and bring it back to eat on your oceanfront deck. It is fabulous pizza too! More pies will be added along the way. We also have the Burger Barn open from noon until 7 pm. Both restaurants are closed on Tuesday and Wed. so it is still BYOF on those days. You can buy supplies in the Co-op and cook dinner in our guest kitchen. Hope you come back again. Robin
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Cove Adventure Tours wrote a review May 2017
Port Hardy, Canada17 contributions
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The Cove Adventure Tours crew spent a lovely evening at The Oceanfront Hotel this week. We had an ocean view room with a protected balcony and a cozy fireplace. We visited with the owner/manager, Robin, who is very friendly and gave us lots of information and advice about exploring the island. The hotel itself is very well taken care of and our room had been recently renovated. We sat on the balcony for most of the evening and watched sea birds, eagles, and the glass-calm water. We toured around Sointula the next day and hiked the Matejoa Heritage Trail, visited Bere Point and Mitchell Bay, had delicious fish and chips at the Burger Barn, and bought lovely homemade soaps from Nan's Hands. We would definitely recommend The Oceanfront Hotel and Sointula to anyone who wants to
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jun. 5, 2017
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a nice introduction to Malcolm Island. Hope to see you again soon when you can get away! Robin
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Sue779 wrote a review May 2017
Qualicum Beach, Canada102 contributions94 helpful votes
My husband and I have recently returned from a lovely few days in Sointula. We had a wonderful time and we look forward to a return trip to further explore the island. We were welcomed on our early arrival by Robyn the friendly owner of the hotel and we were made to feel at home immediately. Our room was clean and well appointed with an unobstructed ocean view and a private balcony. We really enjoyed a local hiking club expedition to Lizard Point and the petroglyph that the owner of the hotel, Robyn, invited us on. The moderate hike was lead by John, a local, who was also very friendly and knowledgeable about the surroundings. We walked through old growth forest to the beach where we viewed the petroglyph and the coastal views over to the mainland mountains along the ski
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jun. 5, 2017
So glad you had a good time with us. More hikes will be happening soon. Watch our Facebook page! Robin
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kampelafella wrote a review Apr. 2017
Metchosin, Canada12 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights there to access the hiking and sight seeing on the island. It's during the off season, and renovations were being done in other areas. Our room had a great view with a balcony over looking the ocean. It was kind of beside the ferry terminal, but you don't notice it. Friendly staff, comfy beds, clean room. We had a fridge in our room that didn't work, but no big deal as it's pretty quiet in the small town this time of year and they probably didn't know... BUT we had access tons kitchenette, we kept all our food in fridge and freezer there and cooked all our own meals as we are vegans and restaurants are limited for our food needs. We would stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jun. 5, 2017
Thank you for your nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. (Sorry about the fridge). Robin
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drjannel wrote a review Apr. 2017
Nanaimo, Canada2 contributions
I took my son there for his 35th birthday this week and we had a lovely experience with spectacular sunsets and ocean views, despite the rain in the day. The hotel is older but well-appointed and the hosts, Robyn and Ray, were very friendly and helpful. We loved the little extras like afghans on the deckchairs on the balcony. We were even lucky enough to share our balcony with a large orca whale carving! The other locals whom we met were extremely pleasant as well. Off season, not much is open in town or even in the hotel except on weekends (e.g. pub. restaurant) but we were well-informed of this when we reserved. Nothing detracted from the beauty of the island or the sense of 'harmony' we experienced. And, btw, the island and especially the hotel, boast a collection of
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jun. 5, 2017
So happy you enjoyed your visit and didn't mind sharing your deck with the orca. He is still there- waiting for a permanent place to hang out in. Hope you come back and see us again! Robin
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davidgerdmoore wrote a review Sep. 2016
Squamish, Canada94 contributions31 helpful votes
Although the facility is older, the room was clean and fresh. Had a nice balcony with comforters. The bed was firm and had wonderful duvets. The only sound was the blowing wind and lapping of waves. The staff was friendly and most helpful in making sure we enjoyed our brief stay in Sointula and Malcolm Island
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Sep. 9, 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you visit us again! Robin
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Kathy L wrote a review Aug. 2016
Nanaimo, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently spent a night at the Malcolm Island Inn, something we've wanted to do on previous trips to Sointula. The hotel is an older, brightly painted, welcoming, funky older hotel with a narrow winding staircase that took us up to our exceptionally clean, cosy room. The sunset view from the deck was wonderful and we appreciated the added touch of hand crocheted afghans on the deck chairs. The water pressure in the bathroom was more than we expected and the beds comfy enough for a good night's sleep lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves. Every person we dealt with from owners to housekeeping and servers in the pub were very friendly and informative. We enjoyed supper on the deck of the pub. I had a very flavourful rib supper with twice baked potato and salad while my
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Responded Aug. 26, 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Kayasaurus wrote a review Aug. 2016
Vancouver, Canada129 contributions28 helpful votes
Spectacular view from cozy clean rooms complete with afghans on the deck chairs. Fall asleep listening to the waves. Conveniently located minutes from the ferry landing. Pet friendly. Rooms are not super sound proof but come equipped with fridge, microwave, kettle, and coffee maker. Very friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Responded Aug. 26, 2016
We love it when our guests are happy. Thank you!
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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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