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hilversum
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spend almost a week at Painter's Lodge last summer. Although the rooms have no airconditioning, it was still a very nice and comfortable place to stay and relax for 5 nights during our trip through West Canada. In the mornings we went sightseeing and the afternoons we spent at the pool, we did the sunset cruise, which I really... More 

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Sussex
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sorry the review is a while coming but I keep finding different things to comment on on Trip Advisor. My husband and I from the UK have visited Canada several times, the most recent a few years ago. As part of our month long trip we spent some time on Vancouver Island at the Fairmont Empress as part of our... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a room overlooking the dock at Painter's Lodge. Loved seeing all the activity watching for seals, eagles and whales. Everyone we met at the lodge was very friendly and hospitable. We really enjoyed taking the water taxi to their sister property, April Point. We had lunch and dinner - both were excellent. Both are older properties, but the... More 

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you were charmed by the character and Crew at Painter’s Lodge and enjoyed both your dining experiences. We hope to see you next season - thanks for the review. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Weddings at Painters Lodge are very well executed thanks to head office and Sheila Milner. She is terrific at what she does and genuinely cares about the couple and families. The DJ being hired out is amazing - they do everything you want perfectly and shut the party down accordingly. I suggest doing a marine activity during your stay and... More 

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

Sheila certainly is our wonderful Events Coordinator and we are delighted that your wedding at Painter’s Lodge was everything you hoped, and you even managed to fit in some fishing! We hope that you will come back to Painter’s Lodge and reminisce about your special day and make some new memories. Thanks for the review. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager,... More 

New Westminster
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

All in all a great experience. Service was awesome . View to die for and fishing was fantastic. Russ was a great guide. The bar staff were great and we actually made new friendships. It was a shame April Point was closed for winter as we love the taxi service between both lodges. There's always next year.

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

Russ is a fantastic guide and I am not surprised you had a great charter – it is great to hear that the fish were biting for you too. The season at April Point is a little shorter than at Painter’s Lodge (mid May - mid September) but our water-taxi service runs every 30 minutes when both resorts are open.... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Amazed by the friendly staff great rooms and hot tub after a great days fishing or whale watching. Food good in both the pub and the restaurant. The guides really know their stuff only had 4 nights here wished we had longer hopefully the new owners will continue with the painters lodge tradition and not turn it into condos

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. It is certainly our hope that the new purchaser will continue to run the Lodge in the same way as it was established, including focusing on marine activities, and having friendly and efficient service that Painter’s Lodge is famous for. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge More 

Victoria
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent - great food, lovely rooms, pet friendly. As I already wrote my review in the previous section, I am not going to repeat it all here. Please see the previous section for comments regarding the service, food and rooms.

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback in your previous survey – I will get the maintenance team to repair the tap. We hope to see you all (including the dog) again. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a wonderful destination for a hotel , the views were amazing day and night! .We stayed in an ocean front room with our son and dog. We didn't do any of the tours as we were there on the last day of the season but we played pool in the bar and tennis.The breakfast was also great . Can't... More 

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

We look forward to your return to Painter’s Lodge, when hopefully you will have time to try some of our amazing marine activities. Thanks for the review. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General Manager, Painter’s Lodge More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were terribly disappointed by our marine experience. Our fishing guide really let us down. My fiance caught a fish, brought it up near the boat, but it got away because our guide forgot to bring a net. He then lied to us and said we didn't need one, when every other boat was equipped with one. We understand fishing... More 

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OakBayMarineGroup, General Manager at Painter's Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your concerns regarding your charter and that we could not accommodate an additional charter. I am glad that you received a full refund for the trip and will review your comments with Marine Centre Manager. I hope that you will return to Painter’s Lodge again for a far better fishing experience. Sincerely, Dean Prentice General... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We Always have a great time at Painters Lodge for the last 15 years - but we are Really worried how Painters Lodge will be (i.e. quality of service) once they change their ownership at the end of the year though ....

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It has been wonderful to have such a loyal customer base, with guests returning year after year. It is certainly our hope that the new purchaser will continue to run the Lodge in the same way as it was established, including focusing on marine activities, and having friendly and efficient service that Painter’s Lodge is famous for. Thanks for all... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter's Lodge offers world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife and scenery and full amenities. When you're not fighting a mighty salmon on the line, soak in the outdoor pool, refine your serve on the tennis courts, or watch marine life play as you tour the coastline on a Wildlife Adventure Tour. Connected by water taxi, guests enjoy all the amenities including new Aveda Spa at April Point Resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Painter's Lodge

Address: 1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 4S5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Campbell River
Price Range: $135 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Painter's Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Painter`s Hotel Campbell River
Painters Hotel Campbell River
Painters Resort Campbell River
Painter's Lodge Campbell River, Vancouver Island
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