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Annabelle C
Richmond, Canada

A Lovely Dog-Friendly Spot

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Feb 2024
We stayed at this resort a few years ago and always wanted to return. Finally we slipped away for two nights and enjoyed a magical time relaxing and taking in the scenery and beaches of Tofino and the comforts of our accommodation. This resort is smaller and more intimate offering guests decently sized suites and common areas to settle in quickly and relax. Suites are clean and well-equipped with everything you need, including coffee, tea and all the fixings. We love having a washer and drier which are supplied with the soap. The king-size bed was comfortable and there was plenty of closet space to hang are garments. A generous supply of towels, including blue striped ones for the beach, was appreciated, as were the makeup towel and plenty of toilet paper. We didn't need to ask for anything extra or worry about running out of supplies. We brought our dog and it was great to know we could leave him in the room when we went out for dinner. Some hotels and short-term rentals often do not allow this. Cox Bay is smaller than some of the other beaches but don't underestimate the fury of the sea, the interesting tidal pools, rugged volcanic rocks and plenty of space to walk. It is also a great place for surfing. We are already planning our next trip back in April.
Date of stay: February 2024
Room Tip: There are BBQs in the common area for guests' use. You have to reserve the hot tub. Fridges in...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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        Reviewed 11 July 2023

        My family of four just returned from Cox Bay Beach resort in Tofino. We were traveling with my sister and her family.

        The location and the room layout of Cox Bay are wonderful. Cox Bay is an amazing beach for surfing and boogie boarding so it was a bonus to have that steps away from our room. We had a 1 bed unit and really liked the layout. It was spacious and the bathroom was nice. My sister had a 2bed with a loft and it was also wonderful.

        Unfortunately, we were in room 1, the farthest away from the beach. Our room was on the main floor and was VERY dark. We felt trapped and like we were in a cave. Even if you sat on the patio, it was dark. We often went to my sister's room as it was brighter. Perhaps some landscaping and trimming of bushes and trees could brighten up these areas.

        The resort is still following COVID restrictions and has a very bizarre way of booking the hot tub, gym and main hang out room. You can not book these rooms or amenities in advance, you need to show up at the desk (or call) and hope you're lucky. We were very frustrated many times as the hot tub had "just been booked" even though we had set a timer to return to the office. On another night, we tried to reserve the main room only to learn that we were given keys for the lookout room.

        I would hope that the resort would consider ending these restrictions as the hot tub is outdoors and most people only need to stay for about 20min. Coming and going from the hot tub and the gym shouldn't be a problem. The main room would have be useful if we could have just popped in and out as well.

        There are no other gathering places at the resort. It would be nice to have adirondack chairs and a fire pit or two by the main activities room or benches along the walkway so those staying in the "dark rooms" could sit in the sun a bit.

        Overall we enjoyed our stay, the price was better than other resorts in Tofino but I do not think we will be returning.

        Room tip: Ask for a room on the second floor and closer to the ocean.
        Date of stay: July 2023
        • Trip type: Travelled with family
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        Reviewed 16 October 2022

        We recently booked a trip for our 40 th wedding anniversary. We brought our dog and booked a pet friendly room. The room smelled awful upon arrival and the windows were all open, I’m guessing to air it out. Otherwise it looked like a wonderful room, excellent location close to the beach. When I went to shower, there was black dog hair all over the bath tub, curtain and floor. Obviously not my blonde non shedding dog. I was so disappointed, paying almost $ 400 a night I expected a lot more. When I spoke to the front desk, I’ll let the manager know, they said we can send someone to clean it. ( no kidding ) No contact from the manager. We will return to Tofino, but not this resort.

        Date of stay: October 2022
        Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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        Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

        The Resort is a Gated Oceanfront Complex of privately owned apartments, sited before the small town of Tofino. We rented a 1 bedroom ground level apartment and it was very luxurious, spacious, clean and cozy. Laundry in a Cupboard handy, large bathroom and bedroom and very functional kitchen with large domestic frig. Gate Keypad Code advised of before arrival to enable access into the grounds. Car parking is open air and random, as space at arrival allows. The Reception Building houses pull along wagons for guests to load up with their luggage to proceed with it down the pathways to their accommodation at the rear. At that point, in the rain, we were glad we had sacrificed a sea view (perhaps) in upstairs accommodation for a ground level rental. The external wooden stairwells looked formidable and daunting in the rain. With luggage. The property is fastidiously maintained with stunning gardens providing privacy. Guest access to the stunning beach is at the very end of the complex.
        We bought groceries and food from the impressive Tofino Grocery Store and never ate out. It looked like an effort to do that, anywhere, during the time we stayed there.

        Room tip: Phone Resort if age or mobility issues need advising of.
        Date of stay: May 2022
        Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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        Reviewed 4 December 2021

        our condo was well equipped and modern. They need new beds! very soft and uncomfortable. The location and the beach are magnificent! We were in condo #11 which is main floor and close to the ocean. We could hear the waves at night from our open window. We will definitely return to this wonderful piece of heaven in Canada!

        Room tip: second floor rooms have ocean view.
        Date of stay: September 2021
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        Reviewed 25 November 2021

        I recently stayed at this resort for the first time and I can honestly say I can't wait to go back.. The 3 nights we spent there with friends were perfection and every aspect of our stay was great from the check in to the check out and everything in between.. The 2 bedroom unit had everything you would need, beds were comfy, views were fabulous and kitchen was very well stocked. Special shout out to Colton at the front desk for helping find my daughters super special stuffy that got left tangled in the sheets on check out.. I called the day after check out and didn't get much help from the front desk agent I spoke with but I called back 4 days after check out and got Colton on the phone.. He took it upon himself to help a girl out and 3 hours later, the stuffy has been tracked down and is heading home! Colton you rock!!! As someone in a Customer service based business myself, I so appriciate your extra attention and you crushed it!!THANK YOU.. Robyn Gervais

        Date of stay: November 2021
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