Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet


Monday, February 27th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT
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A few weeks ago we spent the weekend at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, just ahead of Valentine’s Day. We did a rain-soaked late night drive across the Tofino Highway, arriving on a Friday, and took the ferry home from Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon.

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Probably one of the best hotel room views in the world.

We had an unbelievable spacious 2-bedroom suite — I only managed to snap photos of 1 of the bedrooms and bathrooms since we were using the others. We spent the evening sipping wine by the fireplace as the incessant chorus of waves crashed on the rocks below.

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In the smaller of 2 bedrooms. The view of the bed, and the view from the bed.

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Living area view.

On Saturday we went for a walk around the Wild Pacific Trail and enjoyed lunch in our suite. We had a full kitchen, with a dishwasher, hidden fridge, a coffee maker, kettle, stemware, dishes, and more. The little things make all the difference when it comes to the comfort of one’s stay at a resort. Top of the line amenities, cedar beams, slate tiles, and coastal artwork, to gas fireplaces, wall-mounted flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, in-floor heating, and open WIFI. Consider the location, setting, and views, I have to say that it’s quite magnificent.

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Wrap-around patio.

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Another view from the other side of our balcony.

Later that night we enjoyed the “Sweetheart Dinner & Chocolate Addiction Dessert” at Fetch Restaurant downstairs. It is a beautiful restaurant with modern, West Coast decor, looking out on the sharp and ominous ocean rocks of Ucluelet. Their seasonal menus are a reflection of Vancouver Island’s local ingredients and the best of BC’s wine offerings. This was our second dining experience at Fetch, the first was in 2010, and it did not disappoint.

Weekend in Tofino, B.C. - Sept. 2010

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Oyster and pearls. Beat Salad.

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Wild BC Mushroom Risotto. I had the Pemberton Beef Short Rib but my photo did not turn out.

Weekend in Tofino, B.C. - Sept. 2010

The meal was capped off with the chocolate buffet in the wine cellar complete with a chocolate fountain, brownies, trifle, mousse, a cupcake tower, and chocolate-covered bacon. The dinner package was $58 per person and we did the wine pairing as well which was $35 per person.

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Another balcony view and the patio for Fetch Restaurant, bottom right.

Coming up at Black Rock in March, you can enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Phillips Beer Tasting Event (in Float Lounge) March 17th and Barnacle Blues: A Whale Festival Tasting Event (in the Rainforest Ballroom) on March 23rd with live music from Headwater and the legendary Jim Byrnes.

Weekend in Tofino, B.C. - Sept. 2010

The resort is always offering various packages such as the Gourmet Getaway or Storm Watching package starting at $195 per person, including 2-nights accommodation and dining credits. They also habe a package for the Whale Festival where you can stay for four nights and only pay for three.

Black Rock also has a spa facility and banquet rooms for large events and weddings.

Disclosure: Review
I was not paid to write this post or any other. Nor was a review expected. Our stay and dinner was compliments of Black Rock Resort however we paid taxes, gratuities, and for the wine pairing upgrade.

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6 comments

  1. Karina says:

    Very nice! My husband and I were here just before Christmas and I was extremely impressed with the Black Rock. I’m eagerly trying to find time to go back.

  2. paul says:

    i like that place! we live close-by but still like to enjoy a drink on the patio in the summer (we’ve seen whales from it too).

  3. Jennifer says:

    My husband and I own a studio at Black Rock. We treasure every moment that we are there. It is truly a magnificent setting and the resort has so many wonderful services and amenities, from a lovely spa to the exquisite cuisine. Every time we go we hike the trails with our dog, and we enjoy delicious meals at both Fetch and Float Lounge. The best part is taking a soak in the lovely free standing tub and looking out at the waves crashing up on the rocks. We literally cry every time we leave. It is our sanctuary.

  4. Shalyn says:

    Great article on a lovely place, come back to Vancouver Island soon 🙂

  5. Shawn says:

    Thank you so much for this entry. We only drove through Ucluelet but never considered staying there because it doesn’t seem very tourist friendly.

    Our favourite place is Long Beach Resort, but at costs of $400 per night (for a beach view), it is cost prohibitive. However, you cannot beat Long Beach for sandy beaches… the best available north of California.

    Black Rock Resort looks amazing, especially if sandy beaches are not important.

  6. Dave says:

    We stayed during the Porshe auto convention there. When booking, we were not informed of the event. They shut down the lounge one night for a loud party for the event….thereby rendering one of our desired “peaceful” nights not so peaceful. The coupon we used included a bottle of wine (which we never received) and a $50 credit towards the restaurant (which we never received). Service in the restaurant was spotty at best. When we were emailed a survey from the resort after the fact, I explained how we felt. Now, more than 2 weeks later, we still have not received a response. We’ll never be going back!

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