The Chocolate Suite by Cocoa West organic cafe
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||270 square feet|
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|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Wilderness, Ocean, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Allow yourself the time to indulge and enjoy the fullness of what fresh, expertly-made chocolate offers in The Chocolate Suite on Bowen Island. Breathe deeply and relax in a setting that's both relaxing and seductive for a romantic weekend, a solitary retreat or just a simple, well earned indulgence. This distinctive √Ę‚ā¨ŇďBed & Chocolate√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě features fresh organic truffles made by Bowen Island's own Cocoa West Chocolatier next door. Included with your stay are a selection of organic chocolates and choice of Cocoa West's specialty hot chocolates or European-style coffees to enjoy in the caf√É¬©, or delivered to the Suite.
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The Chocolate Suite by Cocoa West organic cafe
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Artisan Square, Bowen Island, British Columbia
Location Type Ocean, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in CAD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$147||$147||$0||$0||1 night|
|Sep. 16 2011 - May. 17 2012
|Jun. 5 2012 - Sep. 15 2012||$147||$147||-||-||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$147||$147||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Single Bed Setup - $24 / day - Fee - Setup of Single bed
- Additional Guest - $24 / day - Fee - For 3 or more guests
- HST - 12% of rental - Tax - tax
- Single Night Summer - $24 / stay - Fee - Single nights during Summer Season
Additional notes from owner
Posted rates are for double occupancy.
Additional guest and/or single bed: $25
Single-night weekend fee during Summer season: $25
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 25, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A chocolate-lover's paradise on beautiful Bowen Island
For solo travellers and couples, I highly recommend staying at the Chocolate Suite.
It has all the comforts you could ask for: a very comfortable bed, fluffy pillows, rain shower, flat-screen TV, a nice collection of books and Dvds, local maps and info, bar fridge and wi-fi. The suite was uncluttered and clean, also had some much-appreciated little extras: organic toiletries, a large box of Cocoa West's organic chocolates (yum!), juice, water, coffee, tea and trail bars. And the daily hot chocolate from the Cocoa West shop was such a treat.
The location was great, a few steps away from the cafes and shops of artisan Square, and it's a short walk to the island's walking tracks, restaurants and wharf.
The owners Joanne and Carlos were so friendly and hospitable - thank you for a very relaxing and indulgent break!
How much you enjoy this property may depend on the type of trave
I didn't enjoy this property as much as I had hoped I would, considering the rave reviews it received from other travellers. Although the room is beautifully appointed, for me, its size would not merit calling it a "suite." It is basically the same size as a small hotel room with a tiny bathroom. Also, since I was a solo traveller without a car, the room's location in artisan Square was a bit inconvenient. There is only one restaurant in the Square which closed at 5 p.m. Most amenities are in Snug Cove, so visitors without cars should be prepared for a half hour round trip walk on a steep trail or a 45 minute walk on the road to get to restaurants. Although the website mentions a light breakfast is served, I was only given coffee or hot chocolate, for which I had to ask each morning. Hospitality was non-existent, although to be fair, the owners were away when I visited so maybe this accounted for the general lack of friendliness I experienced while I was there. I thought the per night rate of $150 was excessive. I visited another property while on Bowen Island, Evergreen Hall, which was a 5-10 minute walk from Snug Cove. It had a suite for the same price but which was more than double the size of the Chocolate Suite, had a kitchenette, a huge bathroom, and a balcony with a view of the ocean. Also, this property offered continental breakfast, or a cooked breakfast for stays of 3 nights or more. I know where I'll be staying next time I visit Bowen Island...
This was great little hide away. Joanne and Carlos are wonderful hosts and the suite is situated right in the middle of the artist square. Wonderful spot.
Magnificant and Romantic!
After moving from London to France I have travelled through some of the most beautiful places in the world. This suite definitely does not let our expectations down. We loved it! It had a rich beautiful decor that gave you an immediate sense of calm and sensuality at the same time. The location is also perfect. Your door steps out onto artisan square which has all of the amenities that one would need. It is a very cool little square, like out of a movie. The owners were also very accommodating and nice. But, the chocolate was a serious highlight of the whole experience. Coming from a city that has some of the best quality food,pastries and deserts I can highly recommend it. The hot chocolate was delicious!!!
Delicious Bed and Chocolate Destination
Think exquisite Belgian chocolate sea star - hollowed out and filled with
sublime sweets like Bombay Truffles and Sea Salt Caramels - perched on
top of a bed swathed in luxurious, chocolate-inspired linens and pillows.
This is how my friend and I were greeted when we arrived at The Chocolate
Suite - a cozy and discreet accommodation run beautifully by chocolatier
Joanne Mogridge and her husband Carlos Vela-Martinez.
The concept is original. The destination, Bowen Island - just a hop skip and
jump from Vancouver - is classic West Coast. No need to drive once you've
settled in. Lots of great shopping, art galleries and restos in surrounding
area. As well as lovely hikes through ancient rainforests and along romantic
beaches crowded with driftwood.
Must admit, I returned home with my first chocolate hangover ever. If you
go, be sure to enjoy one of the couple's trademark hot chocolates at their
neighbouring Organic Chocolate Cafe. Spicy and surprising. Of course, a
late-night chocolate pate caps this cocoa bean-inspired sleepover
We had a lovely weekend here
We had a lovely weekend here - we enjoyed all the special details - and
A 'Sweet' Getaway!
The Chocolate Suite was the perfect getaway for our anniversary...Such sweet
relaxation. The room is beautiful; the chocolates are sublime; the service was
warm & friendly.
Thanks for creating such a wonderful escape!
See you again,
Michelle & James