Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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4.2 / 5Very Good
104 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Driftwood Centre
    17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Browning Harbour Marina
    17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pender Island Museum
    23 min drive
  • Airport
    Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)
    104 min drive

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  • 2 Bedrooms Villa

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 King Beds OR 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • 2 Bedrooms Cottage with Hot Tub

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 7
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • King, Lodge Room

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Twin, Lodge Room

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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About this area

Pender Island

Located in Pender Island, Poets Cove Resort & Spa is on the waterfront. Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Browning Harbour Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Dinner Bay Japanese Garden and Bellhouse Provincial Park.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Driftwood Centre - 17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Browning Harbour Marina - 17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pender Island Museum - 23 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Otter Bay Marina - 24 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal - 111 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) - 123 min drive

About this property

Poets Cove Resort & Spa

4-star beach resort with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the nearby beach, pamper yourself at Poets Cove Resort & Spa's full-service spa, or spend the day at a marina. All 46 individually furnished rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
Poets Cove Resort & Spa offers 46 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
This Pender Island resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
In addition to a full-service spa, Poets Cove Resort & Spa features a marina and an outdoor tennis court. Dining options at the resort include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.
This beach resort also offers an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
Poets Cove Resort & Spa has designated areas for smoking.
An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a steam room, and a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Susurrus Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 08 October to 15 March:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Spa



Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum CAD 75 per stay), plus a one-time cleaning fee of CAD 25
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CAD 23 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum CAD 75 per stay) plus CAD 25 one-time cleaning fee
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 100 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Poets Cove
  • Poets Cove Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Resort
  • Poets Cove Resort Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Hotel Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Resort And Spa
  • Poets Cove Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Resort Spa
  • Poets Cove Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Resort And Spa
  • Poets Cove Hotel Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Resort & Spa Resort
  • Poets Cove Resort & Spa Pender Island
  • Poets Cove Resort & Spa Resort Pender Island

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–11 AM: CAD 23 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Marina onsite


  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do


  • Beach access
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails

Frequently asked questions


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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort

2.5 Star Experience at 5 Star Prices

The best thing about Poets Cove Resort is the view, it's really lovely and close to nice walk in forest and to ocean! Rooms look nice online and pretty much match in person, but what you can't see is that their mattresses aren't comfortable and the pillows are awful. When I mentioned that to the front desk she replied, "Oh I always travel with my own pillow!" Also important to know that their water is undrinkable. Tastes and smells like fish. Your only other option is to buy bottled water from their vending machine, which is what they recommended when I complained. If this were a cheap place to stay I would have been ok with it, but they are charging "Four Seasons" prices. Ate dinner at Syrens Bistro (beautiful view, sit outside because decor inside is awful). Food was mediocre and service very slow, though the server explained they got 3 tables of 10 that hadn't reserved - so perhaps it's better when that doesn't happen. Took over half an hour to get first glass of wine and 45 minutes to get the one after that. Food took almost an hour (so it was impossible to have wine with my actual meal) and the "medium rare" steak was well done. Not great when you're paying more than $30 for a steak. We sent the salad back because it was completely inedible. We complimented the french fries for something positive to say and she replied, "Oh we bring those in." Skip their $22 per person breakfast buffet, it's about what you'd expect for a free breakfast at 2 start hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Beautiful view, dog friendly. Service was not good. Most of the staff didn’t really care. We wanted to dine on the patio because we had our dog with us. The patio was full, we were willing to wait but the waitress didn’t want to take our name and ask us to actively check inside to see if there is any table available. No air conditioner! They gave us a fan when we complaint. it’s a wedding venue, i can’t imagine how a bride could change in the room without air conditioner during summer time. The king bed has 2 smaller mattresses, we could feel the dip in the middle of the bed

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities


    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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