My husband and I just got married a couple weekends ago at Anchor Inn and we chose their "Rockstar package".
If you're looking for a 100% stress free wedding and a helicopter ride with your spouse into the mountains for photos, this is the place to go!
Our reception and ceremony was set up beautifully and the food was absolutely delicious!
Because of them, I got to ditch the stress of tedious wedding tasks and enjoy my wedding day with my family and friends.
It's clear that they're main priority is making sure that you're wedding day is absolutely perfect, I don't know if any other venue would let us play bagpipes and drums in the reception hall!!
So a big thank you to the hotel manager, Bev Heperger, and all the staff involved in the Rae Navid wedding! You guys are amazing!
Our holiday company booked us in here and I will be suggesting that they don't use it anymore. I had read a lot of the reviews before we left and wish I had asked our agents to move us. The main entrance, which is at road level, takes you into the fifth floor of the hotel. The entrance to floors 1-4 is downhill around the back, with another entrance. Floors 1 and 2 are obviously the cheapest rooms (we were on the first floor). The website claims that all rooms have a private balcony but there was no solid division between them and you could see all the way along the balconies, which each had two cheap and nasty plastic chairs. Third floor rooms and above had more private balconies. The sea views were spoilt by the cars in the car park which were parked right up to the balconies. The restaurant has a huge window the full length of the room, overlooking the ocean but could be so much better than it is. The furnishings are very dated, the breakfast buffet was lukewarm at best on the first morning and many of the plates were dirty with dried scrambled egg. They only offer a buffet dinner which did not appeal to us so we walked into town (15 minutes) to find a restaurant. The furniture in the bedrooms was quite badly scuffed, the television shelf was very dusty and there was a fridge with a microwave on top placed randomly between one of the beds and the bathroom. There was no kettle in the room so I asked at reception and was given one. When we checked in we were advised to take pool towels before they ran out, which we did, but didn't use the pool as it was quite dingy. There is no obvious security for the entry to the hotel from the car park and we were shocked to find our room left visibly open on the latch, presumably by the cleaner, when we returned from our day out. There is a nice outdoor terrace from the fourth floor but that really is the only positive thing I can mention. They claim to be the only ocean front hotel in the town and perhaps they rely on that to get customers. The ocean front motels a bit further down the road looked much smarter. With a bit of vision and some investment it could be so much better. There are not many pictures on the website, obviously for very good reason. If you have to stay there, avoid the first and second floors.
Motel is located very well right on the seafront and very close to the town center but far enough out to be quiet.
Staff were friendly enough, and parking was plentiful.
From the outside the motel looks a bit rundown. The driveway is cracked concrete and there was a lot of litter. The hallways to the rooms were very old fashioned looking with a 70s style carpet. My wife remarked that it looked like the sort of place Jack Nicholson might run...."here's Johnny!!!"
However the rooms were surprisingly large and clean, the beds large and comfy, and with a fridge as a bonus. The rooms all look out over the ocean to the mainland and the sunrise was awesome from the balcony.
Breakfast was a standard North American....eggs, bacon, sausages and cereal. Needed something like tomatoes or beans to liven it up a bit, but it was plentiful and sufficient if a little bland.
Overall a fairly pleasant night but nothing special for the price.
The only good thing about this very old hotel is the free and fast wifi.
Our room was on the 7 th floor
There is no elevator. Breakfast was not worth bothering walking down to the third floor and back for.
A bag of bread was provided for toast and everyone stuck their hands in it - cannot imagine this meets health regulations.
The carpets are very old and dirty. All the furniture is old and scraped.
Towels were very thin, there was a dirty old shower curtain, and the bathroom so small, you step out of the shower into
the toilet bowl if you are not careful.
People in town were surprised this place is still open.
There are many , modern hotels in Campbell River which is a lovely place to visit.
We had a beautiful Coastal Chic wedding at this venue!! The ceremony was on the deck, overlooking the water... truly amazing! The couple were whisked away in a helicopter for their one of a kind mountain top photo shoot...
the decor was beyond beautiful, the food was very good! We had a lot of compliments about everything!
The staff were efficient and helpful.
The hotel is boutique ( a bit dated) , but the views can't be beat!! Overall... we were very pleased... and our guests were raving!