In the rugged West Coast hamlet of Sooke, BC, just an hour outside of Victoria, fishing and forests are the usual pastime and scenery but the Best Western Premier – Prestige Oceanfront Resort breaks the mold. Located just past the centre of the village adjacent to the public boat launch and marina the gleaming white edifice brings to mind more Miami Beach than a Sooke Beach. The grand, bright and luxurious lobby are the first signs that this hotel is something different, tasteful modern furnishings, dark wood flooring, against white walls. The small subtle front desk makes the lobby feel even more comfortable and relaxed, like a grand mansion’s front lounge than a hotel entrance.
The hotel is divided into two wings, on either side of the lobby, with guest rooms from the main level (2nd floor) to the top (5th); meeting spaces, pool, fitness centre and Le Sooke Spa make up the waterfront level below. The Mix by Ric’s restaurant is just off the lobby surrounded by a veranda overlooking the marina and Sooke Basin. On the other side of the lobby a seasonal cocktail lounge with a rotating theme; Charcuterie and Sushi have been the last two offerings. Cafe Sophia near the hotel entrance, for a quick bite and coffee before heading out to explore the natural beauty and rustic charms to the region, or relax on one of the many patios surrounding the lobby or ground floor gardens.
The guest rooms are also grand and luxurious, modern fixtures and fittings in a mix of warm dark wood floor and furniture strike a balance against the grey woollen soft furnishings and white linens. The striking white plantation shutters in place of heavy curtains makes for a nice change from the ordinary hotel room window dressings. In the bathroom, a gentle rain showerhead sits over top of the deep bathtub lined up with an additional television to watch while soaking, the separated toilet is a nice added feature. Free wireless internet is especially welcome as there is very limited mobile service in the area, beware to turn off your data roaming in the area too as occasionally your phone will pick up the US carrier’s signal.
The Best Western Premier – Prestige Oceanfront Resort makes a perfect location to base a West Coast adventure; return to luxurious accommodations after a day on the water sailing or fishing or don’t even leave the site and spend the day being pampered at Le Sooke Spa. Book your getaway now!
The Best Western Premier – Prestige Oceanfront Resort is located at 6929 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC
Phone 250.642.0805 Fax 250.642.0670 Toll Free 1.87.PRESTIGE Email Sooke@PrestigeHotels.ca
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