We stayed here years ago and it was great. This time, on arrival, it was clear that times had changed. The new owners built some unfortunate additions (a cabin on the hill with a view of the check-in office and road, falsely promoted as romantic water view, and a wedding hall blemish on the waterfront) and then appear not to have lifted a single finger to maintain the original sites and grounds. The on-site manager was gracious and a real problem solver, but she is unfairly having to work in bad conditions: the well water was on a boil-water advisory (not revealed until we arrived), docks are falling apart, the A-frame cabin bathrooms and kitchens are in disrepair (our sinks wouldn't turn off - they turned on in either direction and the toilet ran constantly ... this on a well water system! The shower and tub were worn out, caulking negligible, and surroundings water damaged) and balconies have nails popping up with weathered, past due to replace boards and railings. None of the window latches worked, the blinds were so worn that sections fell off when you tried to adjust them and the rails were jammed. The mortar has crumbled away in the steps and walk ways and the BBQs were so filthy you couldn't use some and the best of the bunch were barely operational. The advertised WIFI only works if you take your laptop and sit on the side of the road or steps to the office, so really it shouldn't be promoted as an amenity when it works more like the olden-days when you had to go to the hotel lobby and send a fax! The only day the owners showed up, they were there removing the better kayaks from the boat house, and wouldn't let the remaining boats go out even though it was before the posted end of day time. The reason seemed to be that they didn't want to have to stick around for their guests to bring the boats back in, since they drove off shortly after denying boat access. This is a beautiful setting and once well built and run establishment that has been neglected into ruin by new owners.
- Also Known As:
- Seascape Waterfront Hotel
- Seascape Waterfront Quadra Island