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Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa

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Brooklin, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I were visiting Tofino for the first time and booked Solwood. We booked through booking.com but had the opportunity to speak directly with Janine, the owner. We had concerns and she addressed each one with the utmost respect and professionalism. We were not disappointed. we stayed in the studio, absolutely loved it, especially the skylight..Very close to...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2016

For our anniversary we chose Solwood Properties as it is just across the road from the beach. That is benefit #1. #2, it was clean. #3 the bedding was above average. Then things got worse. it appears to be a Hobbit House (we were in Salal Berry cottage), that has gone terribly wrong. In addition to gross errors in design...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

First of all, I am sorry for your unhappy experience at our Salal Berry Cottage. I have had nothing but glowing reviews since taking over the property from the property manager last fall. The cottages unique design, is enjoyed by our past guest, and I have many who return year after year. Clearly, it is not a standard hotel room,...

North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2012

A group of us rented the main house at Solwood in springtime and we had an amazing time there. But here are a few points I want to pass on, that came as a surprise to us. First we trundled off to Tofino with our yoga mats expecting a spa weekend complete with massages and yoga classes. Keep in mind...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review for your stay. Please excuse the time it has taken for me to respond, as I have been absent from the property for many years and the management that I had in place was very much up and down. Since your stay, much has been done to refresh the property...

Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2011

At the recommendation of a friend who lives in Tofino, we stayed in the "Forest Den" cabin which was cozy yet spacious with a well appointed winter garden  sitting room and divided loft which would sleep two couples comfortably and in privacy. One of the beds had two large skylights directly overhead - which allowed us to fall asleep while looking...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Kind Regards, Janine

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2011

We stayed here a few weeks ago at the Salal Berry Cottage. The location was great, it is across the road from the beach. Inside the cabin was very cozy but we soon realized that the advertised double futon is just a love seat, which is false advertising. We were locked out the first night and had to drive into...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review for your stay. At the time of your stay the property was managed offsite. As of this year, this is no longer the case. Since your stay, much has been done to refresh the property both inside and out. I have a lovely on site caretaker and a fantastic cleaning...

Munich
Reviewed 8 October 2009

My boyfriend and me stayed in one of the B&B rooms at Solwood and were pleasantly surprised about this place: everything was clean (the shared bathroom, our bedroom etc.), the room was set up in a very practical way with storage facilities and a closet, we had fresh beautiful garden flowers on our bedtable and just loved the whole arrangement...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad to see this "port in the storm" among the -not so flattering reviews- over the years between 2007-2015, during my absence. I had a few different "managers" over the years, but am delighted to be back in the saddle once again. My intention is to deliver a happy experience for...

Central Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 August 2009

I must have been asleep when I consulted Tripadvisor about this place. If I had read the recent reviews I NEVER would have booked it. There is virtually nothing positive to say about Solwood, except its location is pretty much as advertised. This is NO RETREAT/SPA. It felt more like a glorified campsite. There was no one to greet us,...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

My humble apologies! Clearly this was inexcusable, and all that I can say is I am very sorry. Certainly, this is too little too late, though I can say with confidence that such a situation will never be repeated! Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, I have been absent from the running of business since 2007, and only this year...

Victoria
Reviewed 19 May 2009

I've stayed at Solwood 5 times. Each time I stay there it gets worse. The first time I stayed, it was great for a large party of 8, great price. However, the lady that is regularly there is very snarky to customers. The yard area has a lot of garbage around. One time I stayed in the main house for...

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Solwoodproperties, Owner at Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Where to begin! First of all, I am very sorry that you had such a terrible experience. I was absent from the property between 2007-2015 and have only now taken over management once again. All that I can say is to assure you that everything is clean and functioning properly. I have a fantastic cleaning staff and a wonderful onsite...

ZRH
Reviewed 25 August 2008

The other reviews from august '08 say it well. We stayed the first 3 days of august. Don't let the website and price (high) fool you. This is no B&B. And the owner doesn't live there, she lives in Ucluelet 30 miles away. The 'kids' who run it are just recruits looking for a room and board. We got very...

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Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2008

We never actually got to stay in this location. We called Solwood and booked our stay on Tuesday for our weekend getaway. In the morning of our departure date, one lady called us and told us they overbooked us! Besides overbooking, they even got the wrong date! So I guess I should consider myself lucky, cause if they never overbooked...

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Address: 1298 Lynn Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Solwood Healing Arts Retreat & Spa Tofino, Vancouver Island
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“You have your choice, studio for 2,2 bedroom and the house is available”
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