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The Pine & Picket B&B

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511 Drake Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 2S8, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hampshire
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us stayed in this great B&B for one night, the layout of the accommodation was ideal for us with en suite bedrooms and a shared lounge with balcony. Ingvar and Ania are great hosts and the breakfast Ania made us was excellent. A very short walk down to a good restaurant made the stay complete.

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Whistler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not have asked for a better place to stay in Nanaimo. Because I was travelling alone, I thought my stay in this lovely harbour city might prove to be lonely. I was so wrong: my host and hostess at the beautiful Pine and Picket made me feel that I was a part of their family. My room with... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights at this absolutely lovely B&B before going over to Vancouver for a week. We wanted to stay longer! Our traveling party included my mother, 5 year old daughter and a long time friend - a fun and relaxing girls' weekend. Others have commented on the prime location - perhaps a 1 minute ride from the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never write reviews on Tripadvisor, but I've never been more pleased with a lodging accommodation. One night at the PPBB was not enough. Charming house, beautiful gardens, and a wonderfully presented, delicious gourmet breakfast. Best of all is company provided by the owners, Ania & Ingvar. You will immediately feel like family, as they are two of most exceptional... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently returned from our annual trip to Vancouver Island where it would not have been complete without a visit to see our good friends, Ania & Ingvar, at this "first class" B & B. Even after five years it still remains one of the highlights of our trip! Their love of people is evidenced by the warm welcome &... More 

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Auvernier, Switzerland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Having just returned from a 10 day stay in the wonderful Pine and Picket I couldn't help but wonder if this second visit would match up to all that was outstanding last year. It did - and more. After an 18 hour flight I could not have asked for a warmer welcome back into Ania and Ingvar's charming home. I... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Nanaimo just one night before heading to Tofino. We met Ingvar briefly when we arrived and had a pleasant conversation before he left for an appointment. Ania took care of us the rest of our stay and she is so friendly that we regretted not having more time to spend with her. She recommended... More 

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Rosthern, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great location near the ferry to Vancouver. Easy to find. Good eating a couple of blocks away, and more down town a short drive. Lots of places to walk/drive near by -- vineyards, The Raptors, Pacific Rim Park. Hosts were friendly and informative. GOOD breakfast!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I just stayed at The Pine and Picket for about a week. I can honestly say that I don't believe it could get better than this! Ania, the host, is so warm and welcoming, and she prepares the most exquisite breakfasts. You will NEVER eat a more delicious breakfasts anywhere! If Ania had a restaurant, I would eat there as... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The breakfasts were perfect. I stayed in the Madagascar suite. It was very comfortable. House and Host, very warm and welcoming. Look forward to returning if work brings me back, or possibly on a couples vacation.

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