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mig posted on Wed, May 26, 2004 11:35 PM

Name:Fort Nelson Motor Hotel
Type:restaurant/motel
Street:Mile 300, Alaska Highway
City:Fort Nelson
State:
Zip:V0C 1R0
country:British Columbia, Canada
Phone:(250)774-6971
Status:operational

Description:
In looking at a British Columbia travel book, I was surprised to find reference to a tiki restaurant in the extreme north of British Columbia, almost near the Yukon province.

I have found additional information on the web regarding this place; I will post that separately as a reply to this entry.

Below is a full transcription of what was in the book... there were no pictures.

From: "Travel Smart Western Canada," pg. 129

Fort Nelson Motor Hotel, at mile 300 of the Alaskan Highway.
Modern rooms overlooking a tree-lined indoor courtyard, a pool, and the tiki dining room.
Rates are variable but reasonable. Contact the hotel at: Box 240-T696, Fort Nelson, V0C IR0
(250) 774-6971
(800) 663-5225

[ Edited by: mig on 2004-05-26 23:36 ]

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mig posted on Wed, May 26, 2004 11:48 PM

Okay, and now for some things I've found about this place on the web. Ranging from positive reviews, with nice pictures, to extremely negative reviews.

Sabu the Coconut Boy displays a postcard and description of it in two places.
Here on TikiCentral at: http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=3586&forum=1&vpost=32213
and on tikiroom.NET at
http://www.tikiroom.net/gallery/album02/ado

A review that make the place sound REALLY run-down and skanky:
http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~pomper/alaska/aktrip4.htm

Contrasted with someone who really liked the place... this link has a couple good photos:
http://www.eskimo.com/~jwright/dawson.htm

Another review that makes it sound absolutely horrible-- like a crack den-- although they are talking about the "Fort Nelson Motor INN" (as opposed to HOTEL) so it's possibly a different place?
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g182192-d183785-r1754392-Fort_Nelson_Motor_Inn-Fort_Nelson_British_Columbia.html

Very basic info about the motel, contact info but no pictures, 3 star rating out of 5:
http://fort_nelson.hotelkey.com/hotel/fort_nelson_motor_hotel/fort_nelson/british_columbia/canada/north_america/23983/en
and
http://www.zoomandgo.com/Hotel_Review-hkHCANCA02A0189hk-Reviews_and_Pictures_of_Fort_Nelson_Motor_Inn_Fort_Nelson_Canada

And it looks like you can buy it for $7M Canadian... although I'm not positive it's the same place...
http://www.vanprop.com/fortnelson/

T

[ Edited by: TNTiki on 2004-11-06 18:11 ]

:D :D

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Luki posted on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 4:29 PM

Since the links in this thread aren't working so very good, thought I'd post these:

Here are two more postcards I have from this place to update the lost links.

Interesting Tikis, can't really peg the style?

Cool message on the back on the Tiki card - a lush tropical oasis on a rough and muddy travel.

DC

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