Painter's Lodge

Far from your everyday resort

This full-service fishing lodge offers luxurious resort facilities and a stunning natural setting, fringed by sea, skies and mountains. Dating from 1929, the lodge has been extensively redesigned and enhanced over the years and now provides world-class accommodation to go with some of the best salmon fishing  anywhere on the planet. This hotel isn’t just about great fishing however – there’s a sense of adventure here that will make you want to try some of the exciting activities on offer including whale watching, river rafting and golf with a beautiful backdrop. Plus you can enjoy spectacular oceanfront dining and indulge in a spa treatment at this far-from-ordinary resort.

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Hotel highlights

  • Enjoy delectable cuisine overlooking the ocean
  • Head to the spa for ultimate relaxation
  • Historic lodge with state-of-the-art comforts
  • Soak up the serene natural surroundings
  • Exciting adventure activities including rafting and whale-watching
  • Fishing at Campbell River – ‘Salmon Capital of the World’

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 94 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Painter's Lodge

  • Approx. 15 minutes from Campbell River Airport.
1597 Reviews 69% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 581
  • Very Good 500
  • Average 288
  • Poor 149
  • Terrible 79

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Nov 28, 2019

To be avoided

Like most, I was taken in with the reviews and the PR on this place. It costs a fortune so rather foolishly I thought it was indeed an upmarket place to stay. Oh how we laugh.. My room was very basic and very dated. I went to the bar and it looked and felt like a pub you'd find in a 70's logging town. And then we dined.. Unbelievably expensive the menu in the restaurant wouldn't be out of place in the West End. However, what was presented to us was truly awful. A cheap cut of steak and some veg - that oily smell you get with bad meat still lingers in my mind. After a few beers I began to ask a few questions with the bar staff. Unsurprisingly they are badly paid , poorly treated and their contempt for the place palpable. Ask a few questions on Quadra Island and you'll hear the same. Their website offers Shang Rila . Don't believe the hype..
Nov 26, 2019

Lovely place to stay

Melbourne, Australia

We had a two night stay here, to include a trip to go to see grizzly bears. Our room was in the main lodge with a superb view over Discovery Passage from a large balcony. The room had steps down to the sleeping area with a couple of chairs, wardrobe, desk and fridge upstairs. The bathroom was on the small side, but clean. Joe in Guest Services was fantastic, he couldn't do enough for us and was helpful to the extreme. This was much appreciated. Breakfast is available in the Legends restaurant and consists of choices from the buffet or the menu. The food was very good. However, the staff, even though they were friendly and helpful to the guests, seemed to be rather stressed and disorganised. It was difficult to find a clean table when you first went in. We also had dinner in the restaurant on one night. The food was 'nice' but not excellent and desserts were quite disappointing. The resort itself is quite a way from the town and there is not too much to do, but we had a good time there and would do a return visit - for a short time!
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