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Reviewed August 11, 2020

We were able to spend three peaceful nights at the Ocean Front Hotel. Perfect location right on the water a few steps from the ferry. Covid has restricted life a little but friendly people abound. We did the two major walks from Bere Point and to BIg Lake. Never a smooth path to be seen. Enough choice on finding food as the Hotel has a take a way and there is the Burger Barn at the harbour. Interesting museum to learn the history. Always helpful owner and the dog loved it all.

Date of stay: August 2020
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Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay here. We love it when the dogs are happy too.
Thanks for visiting us!

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Reviewed August 3, 2020

Our 3 night escape up-island was a refreshing birthday weekend getaway and the Oceanfront was a big part of that, starting with the early check-in to get full value
for our first day. appreciated having two big beds and the big balcony was private and a great window on the beach and sea which was constantly entertaining, be it seals playing in the kelp, fishers reeling in salmon, or the night i watched 3 orcas following a straight line from the ferry's wake to the entrance to broughton strait.
It was calming and ever-changing watching the light slowly fade from our deck on all nights. There is a reassuring, retro feel to the hotel, but that doesn't mean dated. And it was quiet, as is the island, except for the seals slapping the water.
Speaking of which, the water pressure in the hotel was amazing and hot was hot right away and it was nice to have a tub. The big bonus, with limited eating options on the isle at present, was to have access to a full kitchen. and Robyn, the manager, helped me in getting a cake from the bakery for our 'birthday dinner'
dessert. The take-out window at the hotel also helped in that endeavour and prepared a vegetarian option specifically for my wife. Felt like a throwback to a
kinder, gentler world when we were on Malcolm island. And Robyn is a fabric artist,
using dyes from island plants on 'repurposed' clothes that are on display near the reception. My wife came home with a few of them as a present to herself. A totally,
satisfying, peaceful and rejuvenating visit in strange times.

Room tip: loved the little bit of elevation looking out on the 2nd floor
Date of stay: July 2020
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Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2020

Wow, thank you for writing such a lovely story of your stay here. I am glad we were able to make your birthday happy and your stay memorable. We love it when our guests are happy! I am so glad you like your clothes also. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 31, 2020

The room was more than adequate for our needs. View from balcony breathtaking. Spotlessly clean and well presented. Great communal kitchen with everything you would need to prepare a meal.

Robin and team run a great place. Food from the take-out window was really good.

Date of stay: July 2020
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Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate all of them! Hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed July 13, 2020

How is it possible more people don't know about this location? From the beautiful, cozy, clean, and homey accommodations, to the stunning beach front views that are chalked FULL of wildlife and sea life, this is definitely somewhere my family and I will come back time and time again! The owners of the hotel, Ray and Robin are both charming, caring, attentive, and incredibly hospitable. They deserve to have their hotel shouted from the top of everyone's lungs for the whole world to know!

Pros:
SUPER comfy beds, pillows, and soft bedding.
AMAZING location.
BEAUTIFUL island full of gorgeous scenic gems.
VERY friendly island folk, they will all wave and say hi to you!
GREAT showers.
PERFECT balconies.
AWESOME owners.
QUIET and relaxing!
SO family friendly!!!!

Cons: WE COULDN'T STAY LONGER!

Room tip: Stay in Green Lodge 3 Apartment. Best room with full kitchen to yourself! Perfect for families or couples!
Date of stay: July 2020
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Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thanks Dani, for sharing your Malcolm Island experience with other travelers. We try to get better every year and we are pretty excited about our plans for next year. Hope to see you again. Robin

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Reviewed July 11, 2020

Beautiful views overlooking the ocean with very active marine life. We were fortunate to see dolphins, seals, minks and eagles daily from our balcony. The sound of waves along with the perception of staying right on the ocean is one of the best features of this hotel. The beach out front is perfect for beach combing for sea glass, drift wood and other hidden treasures. Stayed in the Green Lodge 3 apartment with a full kitchen, which was ideal for travelling with an 8 month old. The room itself was family friendly and very cozy. The location of the hotel is right in the centre of the main strip, and walking distance from local establishments like the Co-Op grocery and Coho Joe's Cafe. It is also only a 10 minute drive from some stunning hikes, one of which takes you to a beach where whales frequent and even come close to shore to rub against the rocks. Overall we had an amazing time and we will definitely be coming back to stay here!

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Thomas. We appreciate each and every one of them. They help us to know what we are doing right, and where we can get better! We hope to be an oasis of quiet and slowness in a world of noise and speed. So glad you enjoyed your stay here. Robin

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