Painter's Lodge Reviews
1625 McDonald Road (Campbell River) V9W 4S5

These reviews are submitted by guests who stayed at Painter's Lodge. Please bear in mind that reviews are highly opinion based so please use your jugdement when evaluating reviews. Reviews are sorted by scores and date.

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Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The location

Room smelled -- carpet was filthy. Smoking should not be allowed on the balconies. Smoke drifts to nearby balconies.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The location at sea is beautiful, we had a room at the seaside, which was the best possible at the lodge.. Beautiful room and large.

The service in the restaurant did not meet the appearance and the price-level


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Loved the view from our room and how comfortable the beds were. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful.

How gushing one of the staff in the reception lounge bar was.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The view from the balcony was awesome. The room was quiet, nicely appointed and spacious. The restaurant was the best meal of our trip, with the very best view. Free shuttle to Quadra was great. Staff was very helpful.

The exterior lights kept us from sleeping with the balcony door opem and should be turned off at night. The fitness center was very poor. Better to not have one. It would have been nice to have a laundry onsite. Outside of building could have used some cleanup, but none of this took away from the quality of our stay.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
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Staff were very helpful, courteous and knowledgable

end of season, needed painting and some care


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

As usual, the food was great and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

We were in room 221. The soft furnishings all look fairly new, but the carpet is pretty tired, as are most of the fittings and fixtures. There were lots of large cobwebs around the windows and the balcony could have used a sweep. It's time to stop relying on location on great staff and update this place!


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

nice staff

tube tv's and big heavy key


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

We loved the location and serene atmosphere of this hotel. Particularly liked the hot tub, tennis courts, taxi to the other side.also we had a beautiful gourmet meal in the restaurant our steak was cooked to perfection and the staff were very attentive. Great stay thoroughly recommend staying at this hotel.even accommodated us with a kettle important for early morning tea.

Nothing.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Everything! Relaxing and professional.

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Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The location was great. The main lodge had great views

The lodge and room furnishings and decor are dated


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The seaside setting is lovely, and Painter's has activity packages which take full advantage of the natural resources which surround it. Taking the shuttle over to April Point on Quadra Island is a fun option - and yes, cruise-ships, tugs with their barges, fishing boats and pleasure craft all add to the charm.

The bartender didn't seem on top of his job. (Martini served as a long tall drink, Cinzano drizzled into a glass full to the top with ice, no twist of lemon as requested.)


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The staff were excellent and made us feel so welcome. The location is fantastic. The food was really good

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Beautiful location Friendly staff Great facilities

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Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
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Friendliness of staff Several buildings and not one large one


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The view of the ocean

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Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

loved the boat shuttle to sidter hotel


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Very nice and comfortable pleasant staff beautiful settingwith ferry to April point sister hotel


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

environment beautiful


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Very peaceful. Lovely scenes: the dawn sky and cruise ship at night. Excellent food in restaurant.

The room was comfortable and well-appointed but the carpet needed attention.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Everything


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Pool/hot-tub were great. April Point Connector is a wonderful bonus. Chris in the lounge/restaurant is a great asset for the facility.

All good.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Great location

Slow service in bar


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Quiet and cosy.

Room was smelly and old!


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The thing that impressed me the most was how well the front desk people handled a rather difficult customer, as I waited to be served. All other staff that I encountered were very accommodating and helpful. The facilities and setting were also impressive. Thanks for a great stay. I hope to revisit with my wife.

nothing, thanks.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

facilities. bar, restaurant, shuttle, adventure options . staff , the adventure challenge for kids.

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Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

very nice place to recover with a lot of atmosphere.

no wifi in the rooms.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

We loved the nature-rich location and the quiet comfort offered by the lodge.

Without air-conditioning, the rooms were a bit warm at times and the water for the shower was randomly scalding to ice cold.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

I like that the staff was very friendly and helpful. Or room and balcony was pretty private. The view was amazing.

I did not like that I was told brunch was at 10 am. I skipped dinner the night before and was very hungry! The brunch did not start til 10:15! All the good was set up when we got there before 10..... I had no idea what the wait was for, but that was disappointing


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Situation excellent,free ferry to sister hotel,excellent facilities for a range of outdoor activities

Food expensive,lack of storage space in room,cleaning,average-took away soap on first day and did not replace! Ditto with shampoos and coffee


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Very comfortable atmosphere

Lack of parking spaces


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Large loft room, very clean and somewhat rustic, but definitely not roughing it! It is very lovely and very scenic resort and area.

The smoker on the deck next door!


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

beautiful views and great food!


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Location view from lodge relaxing


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Accommodations. Fishing, organization, staff front desk, and in fishing area, guides

Food services below standard


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

All the meals where excelent and nicely decorated. The atmosphere was great. The lodge is layed on a wonderful and peaceful place. Good idea that guests can also use the restaurant and spa of the april lodge.

The rooms could do with some renovations (f.e. new carpet)


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Great Staff, great location and the food at the resort is Awesome. The Ferry to April Point is a great little ride and the Captain of our Ferry was knowledgeable and very Friendly.

Getting a little worn, still comfortable enough just a little on the well used side.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The location.

Can't think of anything in particular that we didn't like.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The quiet and the waterfront

The surprise billing.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

View was spectacular. Our room looked over the docks, so it was fun to watch the fishing boats return, and the catch being weighed and cleaned.

The rooms are getting tired


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

hikes in elk park and along Campbell river, boat to april point


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Great location on the water


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

a beautiful place for an amazing price. the outdoor staff were very helpful


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Fishing and handling of the fish afterwards


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Loved all the wildlife we saw. The orca's were very special.

Nothing but a little hard to find.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

The staff - best group of staff without exception! Rooms were very comfortable and clean. The food was good too, but it was the staff that made our visit enjoyable.

The WiFi - very poor connectivity


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

THe pool very nice sauna very small but good ambience excellent,,,noise factor excellent,,,,Parking very good,, I loved the rustic rooms,,,

bookins.com did not say if room was garden or ocean front thats important===== The alarm clocks went offf in other rooms twice===would have housecleaning staff disable alarms in each room at cleanup


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Good get-away and good value for you rmoney. A boat ride over to Quadra helped to make our stay very pleasant.

Can't think of a thing.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Venue,food,staff.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Need to have more food available for 6 am fishing trips.


Staff: 5 Staff Clean: 5 Clean Value for money: 5 Value for money
Services: 5 Services Comfort: 5 Comfort

Loved the scenary and being able to take the boat over to April point

Some staff weren't as "hospitable" as past visits. Service in pub, lounge & spa, was "so-so". Some staff did not appear to enjoy their job/didn't give a dam type of attitude.