En route from Victoria to our AirBnB in Lake Cowichan in a winter snowstorm, after spending a few hours creeping along the Malahat in almost white out conditions, we decided not to continue in the dar... more
En route from Victoria to our AirBnB in Lake Cowichan in a winter snowstorm, after spending a few hours creeping along the Malahat in almost white out conditions, we decided not to continue in the dark.
All the hotels in Duncan were overwhelmed with stranded travellers, as the Malahat had been closed due to an accident.
We were lucky enough to get a room at Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn, after spending over an hour driving around to other places. Since we had our dog with us, we knew that we might have to spend the night in our vehicle!
However the reception we got at the Best Western exceeded our expectations. The front desk staff welcomed us and our dog and we got the key card to a lovely room containing 2 queen sized beds.
We were travelling light, since we had left our overnight items, clothes, even our cellphone charger at the AirBnB. Cold and tired, we were extremely grateful to find ourselves in a modern, comfortable space. Luckily, even at 9 p.m. the restaurant was open so we dined on Coconut Chicken Curry and had hot drinks. It was encouraging to find that the take out dishes were compostable, made of cardboard, not styrofoam.
Everything about the room was impressive. Decor was inviting, beds very comfortable and cozy, lighting flexible for both reading and resting.
The bathrooms was amazing with a square vessel sink, variable flush toilet, beautiful modern fixtures and a shining tub surround. It was all very classy and inviting...and abundant hot water for showers, too!
Our stay was short, but we were very happy with our experience.
Thank you to the staff for making us and our dog feel so welcome on a wintery night. less