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Buccaneer Inn
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly fun vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Well it started with the booking, the folks were so helpful they answered many questions and when we checked in it was more of the same. We chatted at length( I hope to see them again soon). We selected the suite with the fireplace. The kitchen had everything we needed and everything worked great. One Rainy evening we tried out the fireplace, my wife cuddled up and read in front of it for hours.
The Bed was excellent better sleep than I have at home! The staff dropped in one day and asked if there was anything else we needed. They dropped off extra coffee filters when they saw we brought back a large container of coffee.
Very good stay!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wpgtraveler64
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Parabiago, Italy
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62 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

We were looking for a motel and being on a 1 night transfer from Victoria to Ucluelet we would have expected something a little shabby and anonymous. Instead, Buccaneer Inn has been a very pleasant surprise, with its spotless clean apartment (living room plus kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom) full of naval blue personal details. Dave is a terrific host, kind and always helpful: we followed his advice to have dinner at Asteras Greek Taverna and we were not disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank worldcitizen31
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Perth Australia
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134 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

We were met by owner, Dave, who we felt at ease with immediately as he told some funny stories (love the Canadian sense of humour!!!) who then asked us how long we were staying for. As we were leaving before the next booking was checking in, he put us in the Deluxe Channelview Fireplace Suite for the same price as the 1 bedroom kitchen suite which was great of him as the room was gorgeous!!!!!!!! Nothing like sitting in front of a real fire reading a book, listening to gulls! Bliss!

Immaculate rooms, fully equipped kitchen (where I turned the oven on the wrong setting when cooking texas toast hence setting off the smoke alarm - sorry!!!!!!), gorgeous view of the Harbour with seals & other wildlife.

I LOVED this place, I would love to live in Nanaimo - it was heavenly.

Thanks to Dave & the others, it was fabulous!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank jhoppy01
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Monterey, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Dave and Marlene are helpful and friendly. They know what is worth doing on their island. Place is comfortable and within reach of all we wanted to do. Taking a walk on the Promenade was fun and got to see the locals and their pups. Cowichan Bay was worth seeing for us...great bakery grinding own grain and the hazelnut bread was fantastic. Cheese shop close by also.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MarianneO22448
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Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

As mentioned on Trip Advisor and in the Lonely planet this motel exeeds expectations. We've spend a couple of days at the Buccaneer on our way to Tofino, as well on our way back to Vancouver. With 2 rooms to review we can most defenitly agree with the proud owners, trip advisor and lonely planet. The rooms are spacious, clean, the service is excellent and the hospitality's a warm welcome! City center is a bit of a walk (3km give or take) but that wasn't a issue for us.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Wouteros
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Additional Information about Buccaneer Inn

Property: Buccaneer Inn
Address: 1577 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
Price range (per night): RM367 - RM558
Hotel Class:2 star — Buccaneer Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CLOSEST TO DEPARTURE BAY FERRY! BOOK DIRECT WITH US FOR BETTER RATES THAN ONLINE BOOKING SITES! Dave, Marlene and Christopher welcome you to your home away from home in Nanaimo! We're the closest hotel or motel to BC Ferries Departure Bay and a scenic oceanside stroll on the Harbourside Walkway to our Historic Downtown and Old City Quarter. We feature ocean view, nautically themed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet, one bedroom suites with separate bedrooms and full kitchens, economical cozy studios and a separate and a newly renovated, seperate, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with gas fireplace, lovely kitchen, private yard with BBQ and ensuite laundry. We're centrally located in Nanaimo across from Newcastle Channel and several waterfront restaurants and pubs. Free WIFI, parking, in-room coffee, full kitchens (in suites only), fridges, microwaves, HDTV, games baskets and guest laundry are provided. We offer a large, private, seasonal BBQ area with picnic tables and games. The Buccaneer Inn makes a great base for business trips, visiting friends and family and your kids at Vancouver Island University, medical visits to Nanaimo Hospital, home insurance claims or shopping! Nanaimo's central location on Vancouver Island makes us a great base for exploring Victoria, Tofino, Long Beach, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Duncan and Chemainus. We look forward to welcoming you to Nanaimo, The Buccaneer Inn and our new Chart House! ... more   less 
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