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“Reasonably comfortable”
Review of Riverside Motel

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Riverside Motel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had a two bed unit, with a kitchenette area that had a full stove - four burners and an oven. It would be an excellent value for a family and it worked fine for us. The town seems to have two centers, maybe more, so we walked to dinner one night but had to drive for most shopping. The woman in charge was helpful, informing us about the toy run that would clog up the highway, and lending us a saucepan good for boiling eggs.
A suggestion for improvement would be to have a window that was operable, so that fresh air could come in. We ran the air conditioner in the bedroom on fan, but it did not push much air into the main room. We also left the door open in early evening, but that might not work in summer when I suspect there are mosquitoes. Port Alberni was nearly all booked because of the toy run, so we were glad the Riverside had room for us

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This place is dated with paint peeling and other signs of wear. The future deal breaker though concerns a very, very, uncomfortable queen bed and a tiny, tiny shower not meant for any size adult never mind someone #220, 6'2".The cooking situation was saved only by being able to cook and eat in their covered grill area and our friends who also had a kitchenette unit had more of a kitchen and bigger shower/bath as well as a better bed. I thought we booked something located away from traffic but it was actually quiet noisy at night and did have traffic most of the night. I can not recommend staying here for the reasons mentioned in our experience.

Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were allowed to check in early as there was a huge amount of washing to be done.
The motel is small but very nice and the lady who checked us in was very helpful.
Had just 2 nights here as we wanted to do the Lady Rose tour to Uchlet on the Monday so it was up early and drive to the ships office. The bed was very comfortable but the bathroom is a bit small.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

An old motel that is completely renovated, with kitchen. Clean, neat and perfect for that budget range. We really liked the shark on the bathmat and that everything was pristine. Has everything needed for the budget price.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We stayed one night in Room 107 a couple of nights ago. (There actually was an extra bedroom with two twin beds but we didn't them.) Everything was spotless, the bed was comfortable and there was a fridge, microwave, dishes, real wine glasses and tea making supplies, everything we needed. We would stay here again and again.

Stayed: September 2017
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Additional Information about Riverside Motel

Address: 5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Port Alberni
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Port Alberni
Price Range: $111 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are centrally located and close to all amenities including a beautiful walkway along the river just around the corner. Close to the "Bears on the Boardwalk" the famous "Clam Bucket Restaurant" as well as the Lady Rose Marine Services and the Multiplex arena. Standard Queen Rooms, Rooms with a Queen Bed in the front area and a Queen bed in a separate Bedroom as well as Kitchen suites with a Queen bed in the front area and a Queen and a Twin bed in a separate bedroom. We have air conditioning, wireless internet as well as great hospitality. There is a barbecue area for our guests to use and socialize. Perfect place to use as your home base while discovering Vancouver Island. ... more   less 
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