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Swept Away Inn

Beach houseboat with restaurant, near Harbour Quay

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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5505 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, V9Y1T6, BC, Canada
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Good experience with charming hosts. We enjoyed a drink in their cozy seating area…

    Sep 25, 2021

  • My stay here was very much what I was looking for. The experience was great from the…

    Sep 4, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Easy parking
Dining options
Safe
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Harbour Quay - 3 min walk
  • Alberni Pacific Railway - 5 min walk
  • Rollin Art Centre Gallery - 14 min walk
  • Hole In The Wall - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • McLean Mill National Historic Site - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Sproat Lake Petroglyphs - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km

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Guests
  • Double Room with Sea View
  • Exclusive Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Exclusive Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Harbour Quay - 3 min walk
  • Alberni Pacific Railway - 5 min walk
  • Rollin Art Centre Gallery - 14 min walk
  • Hole In The Wall - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • McLean Mill National Historic Site - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Sproat Lake Petroglyphs - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • MacMillan Provincial Park - 13.1 mi / 21.1 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 81 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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5505 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, V9Y1T6, BC, Canada

At a glance

Size

  • 7 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
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The manager

Speaks: Arabic, English, French

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Special features

Dining

Swept Away Inn - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: CAD 200.00 per stay

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • Cleaning fee: CAD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Swept Away Inn Port Alberni
  • Swept Away Inn Houseboat
  • Swept Away Inn Port Alberni
  • Swept Away Inn Houseboat Port Alberni
  • Swept Away Inn
  • Swept Away Port Alberni

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FAQs

  • Yes, Swept Away Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, Swept Away Inn offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Swale Rock Cafe (4-min walk), Starboard Grill (4-min walk), and The Donut Shop (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as rowing. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Swept Away Inn also has a picnic area.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very diffulct to practice any sort of social distancing. The people were good though.

    Karen, 2 night family trip, Aug 26, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Unique and funky old boat!

    Lesley, 1 night family trip, Aug 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's a unique bed & breakfast on board a renovated tug boat afloat in the Harbour. The French-Moroccan cooking is delicious, and eating at the shared table with the other guests gets some fun conversations going. Look forward to staying there again next year!

    2 night romance trip, Aug 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a very unique experience. The hosts are wonderful and the boat is cozy.

    2 night family trip, Jul 19, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Unique experience staying in the boat, which is right at the harbour. Great view around. However, the room is extremely small and be aware the washroom and shower is NOT in the room - they are shared with all hotel guests and whoever dining at the boat. Very nice breakfast included as well as free parking.

    2 night trip with friends, Jul 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It is a BOAT! An incredibly relaxing, delicious food filled and good company stay. I just wish we stayed longer.

    1 night trip, Jul 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super cute boat and wonderful hosts

    Had a wonderful one night stay on the tug - super cute and well maintained boat. The best part however was the hospitality of the hosts - really friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately we couldn't get dinner on the boat the night we were there but if breakfast was anything to go by it would be worth going bavk for dinner!

    Beau, 1 night trip, Aug 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    e were Swept Away !!

    Great People Fun time

    Louis, 1 night trip, Jul 29, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Price reflected by you did not match that of the property owners! Even though it stated $140.00 per night, I was charged a total of $237.00. The cleaning fee of $30.00 was extra, I had salad for dinner with a shot of Zambuca that cost $20.00 extra, plus taxes totaled $237.00. Customers need to be warned that unlike staying at a hotel and pre-paying for it upfront where there are no other surprises; the property at Swept Away is different! They said that you did not collect the one night’s stay from me and so I had to pay everything the morning I left at 7:30am! We need to know that in the future!

    1 night trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    When we arrived we were told to be quiet as there was a gathering going on in the living/dining area, even though we were paying guests and check in already applied. Sitting areas were crowed, our room was tiny.

    1 night family trip, Aug 10, 2019

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