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The Tuwanek Hotel : Reviews and Press
The Tuwanek Hotel Boutique Bed and Breakfast:
Luxury Sechelt Accommodations & Spa on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada

    Lodgings, Restaurants, Beaches, Sunsets and Scenic Drives - A Romantic Travel Guide
    - 10th EDITION Released Nov 2008 -

BEST PLACES TO KISS IN THE NORTHWEST "Looking to get away for some private time with that special someone? The Pacific Northwest is one of the most romantic destinations in the country, with wind-swept beaches, soaring mountaintops, lush forests, dramatic sunsets, and breathtaking views. With literally thousands of places to go, it's not easy to find the perfect getaway. This completely revised and updated edition guides couples to the most charming locations throughout Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. It features detailed reviews and information on the most charming inns, resorts, Bed-and-Breakfasts, and hotels, plus it provides the scoop on privacy, amenities, views, and decor. This useful handbook also offers restaurant reviews that include menu suggestions and the best places to sit for the ultimate in romantic atmosphere. Twenty maps give an overview of hot spots for couples and the winery reviews aid in choosing a romantic wine tour. Accompanying every review are the Best Places to Kiss trademark lip ratings, featuring all-new rankings for every hotel and restaurant."

The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest rates The Tuwanek Hotel – 3.5 Kisses out or 4 Kisses 3.5 Kisses out or 4 Kisses

"With theme suites such as the Casablanca and The African Queen, The Tuwanek Hotel is not campy old- Hollywood, as might be expected. Instead, the design is a contemporary twist on old-world glamour, with thematic details---- such as hints of animal print in the African Queen suite – subtly employed throughout. The suites, along with the Beach Cottage, blend luxurious amenities such as a “Cloud Bed” ----Serta Luxury bed with a featherbed on top----outfitted with Egyptian linens, with a charmingly distinctive atmosphere. Downstairs, a games room, snack bar, barbecue, and private movie theatre help make this waterfront destination a unique place to put fun back into romance.”

The Tuwanek Hotel and Spa is ranked at the same level as other 5 star location such as Abigail’s Hotel in Victoria BC, Aerie Resort and Spa on Vancouver Island, Pointe no Pointe Resort in Sooke, BC and The Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver.

Best Places to Kiss CookbookTHE BEST PLACES TO KISS COOKBOOK -
Recipes from the Most Romantic Restaurants, Cafes, and Inns of the Pacific Northwest

The Tuwanek Hotel Luxury Bed and Breakfast is pleased to have had one of its breakfast recipes chosen to be in the upcoming release of Best Places to Kiss Cookbook.

If you would like to order a copy of this new book click here and we would be happy to send you one as soon as they arrive. Great recipes from the Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest.

Some examples from the Best Places to Kiss Cookbook:


  • Marionberry Smoothie (Spring Bay Inn)
  • Cranberry-Raspberry Fruit Soup (Boreas B&B Inn)
  • Chardonnay-Poached Pears (Inn on Orcas Island)
  • Breakfast at the Tuwanek HotelGranola with Honey Mascarpone (The Tuwanek Hotel)  
  • Baked Apple Oatmeal (Selah Inn)
  • Warm Scones with Apricot-Ginger Jam (Hood Hamlet B&B)
  • Savory Swiss Scones (Brookside Inn)
  • Seven-in-One Buttermilk Scones (James House)
  • Pecan Pie Mini Muffins (Channel House Inn)
  • Magnificent Bran Muffins (Halfmoon Bay Cabin)
  • Scottish Granola Bars (The Aerie)
  • Walnut and Black Pepper Biscotti (Patit Creek Restaurant)
  • Bubbly Waffles (Miller Tree Inn)
  • Ginger and Lemon Pear Pancakes (Villa Marco Polo Inn)
  • Orange Croissant French Toast (Husum Highlands B&B)
  • Blueberry-Pecan Baked French Toast (Autumn Leaves B&B)
  • Dreamy Brulee French Toast (The DreamGiver’s Inn)
  • Cheese Blintz Soufflé with Warm Blueberry Sauce (A Cowslip’s Belle)
  • Feta, Basil, and Tomato Pie (Salisbury House)
  • Oregon Dungeness Crab Quiche (Pine Ridge Inn)
  • Chicken and Asparagus Crepes (English Bay Inn)
  • Baked Eggs with Gruyere, Tarragon, and Leeks (Lighthouse B&B)
  • Asparagus Frittata (Eagle Rock Lodge)
  • Mom’s Cheddar Baked Eggs (Salt Spring Vineyards)
  • Lox Benedict with Lemon-Caper Sauce(Lost Mountain Lodge)
  • Pesto Breakfast Quesadilla (Morgan Hill Retreat)


  • Amazing Dates (Bookwalter Winery)
  • Broiled Portobello Mushrooms ( Tucker House)
  • Balsamic Mushrooms and Brie Toast (Beaconsfield Inn)
  • Fried Brie with Green Onions (Dunham Cellers)
  • Sweet Pepper Tapenade Toasts (Lara House)
  • Shrimp Crostini (Ann Starrett Mansion)
  • Scallops a la Parmesana (Andina)
  • Fresh Oysters with Tabasco and Lemongrass Granité (Point No Point Resort)
  • Roasted Westcott Bay Oysters with Hazelnut-Garlic-Basil Butter (The Place Bar & Grill)
  • Sizzling Mussels (T’s Restaurant)
  • Steamed Clams in Saffron Broth (Mona’s Bistro)


  • Warm Spring Salmon Salad (Sixth Street Bistro)
  • Duck Breast Salad with Peaches and Hazelnuts (Crush)
  • Pears with Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Honey (Mt. Ashland Inn)
  • Organic Greens with Marionberry-Sage Vinaigrette and Candied Hazelnuts (Ashland Springs Hotel)
  • Red Grapefruit and Avocado Salad (Harrison House B&B)
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad (The Honey Moon Cabin)
  • Olive Bread Salad (Olivers Twist)
  • Baby Spinach Salad with Poached Pears, Candied Pecans, and Oregon Blue Cheese (Gogi’s Restaurant)
  • Hail Caesar! Honeymoon Salad (Woodmark Hotel)
  • Celery Root, Pear, and Hazelnut Salad (The Herbfarm Restaurant)
  • Green Goddess Wedge (Place Pigalle)
  • Orecchiette Salad with Roasted Beets & Fennel


  • Curried Lentil Soup with Coriander Lime Cream (Stephanie Inn)
  • Creamy Beet Risotto (Tuilio Ristorante)
  • Bachelor’s Pasta (Cor Cellars)
  • Cold Farm Day Chicken Stew (Betty MacDonald Farm)
  • Warm Chicken Baguette Sandwiches (Vin du Lac)
  • Chicken Roulade (Bonneville Hot Springs) [TWO]
  • Cougar Gold Chicken (Bonair Winery) [TWO]
  • Chicken Cacciatore (Il Fiasco Restaurant)
  • Pollo Blu (Assaggio Ristorante)
  • Pappardelle Pasta (Cork)
  • Garlic Shrimp Pasta (Lonesome Cove Resort) [TWO]
  • Lemon Risotto with Snap Peas and Garlic Prawns (Torii Mor Winery) [TWO]
  • Canlis Prawns (Canlis Restaurant) [TWO]
  • Halibut Crab Cakes (Cuvée Restaurant)
  • Dungeness Crab Macaroni and Cheese with Hazelnut Crust (Sybaris)
  • Crab Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms (Baked Alaska)
  • Pan-Fried Oysters with Garlic Aioli (The Depot Restaurant) [TWO]
  • Seared Scallops with Corn, Pancetta, and Green Onions (King Estate Winery) [TWO]
  • Northwest Bouillabaisse (The Blue Heron Inn)
  • Pasta Puttanesca with Ahi Tuna (Serafina)
  • Grilled Italian Tuna Steaks (Cozy Rose Inn B&B) [TWO]
  • Alice Bay Barbecued Salmon (Alice Bay B&B)
  • Grilled Salmon w/Raspberry and Tarragon Butter Sauce (Markus’ Wharfside Restaurant)
  • Halibut with Hazelnut Sauce (Silverwater Café)
  • Black Cod, Sweet Corn, and Fava Beans with Balsamic Brown Butter (Celilo Restaurant)
  • Pistachio-Crusted Sablefish with Roasted Pepper Sauce (Quattro Restaurant)
  • Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Sage Pesto (Abbey Road Farm)
  • Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Balsamic Onions (Blue Fjord Cabins)
  • Mama’s Meatballs (Pink Door Restaurant)
  • Chateaubriand for Two (El Guacho Restaurant)
  • Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Roasted Tomato Relish (Brentwood Bay) [TWO]
  • Grilled Lamb with Hazelnut Romesco Sauce (Marche)
  • Juniper-Rubbed Venison Tenderloin with Parsnip Purée and Blackberry Balsamic Gastrique (Freestone Inn)


  • Pears Perfected (Squalicum Lake Cottage)
  • Baked Apples à la Mode (Lion and the Rose)
  • Crème Fraiche Sorbetto & Baslsamic Pepper Strawberries (Café Juanita)
  • Ice Wine Ice Cream with Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote (Trellis Restaurant)
  • Fromage de Couer (Hartmann House)
  • Zabaglione Tiramiu (Taverna Tagaris)
  • Green Tea Crème Brûlée(Dragonfly Bistro)
  • Lavender Crème Brûlée(Quail’s Gate Winery)
  • Chèvre Cheesecake with Fresh Berries (Café Melange)
  • Molton Chocolate Cake with Cherry Sauce ( Harrison House Suites)
  • Decadent Chocolate Mousse (Salish Lodge)
  • Chocolate Pave (Christina’s Restaurant)
  • Pear and Almond Torte (Duck Soup Inn)
  • White Chocolate Chunk and Pistachio Brownies (Guest House Log Cottages)
  • Dutch Cookie Bars (Turtleback Farm Inn)
  • Lemon Icebox Cookies (Springbrook Farm)
  • Country Inn Chocolate Chip Cookies (Sandlake Country Inn)
  • Cranberry Oatmeal Chip Cookies (Greenlake Guesthouse
  • Port Truffles (Fuse Waterfront Grill)
  • Fireside Coffee with Ultimate Whipped Cream (FivePine Lodge)
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