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Buccaneer Inn

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1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Buccaneer Inn is a suitable stop that offers suites larger than a hotel room! Older building well look after, owners very plaisant and helpful . Few minutes from the ferry to Vancouver close to restaurants and pubs,no air con. Just fans but comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We booked one night at the Buccaneer since it was close to the Departure Bay ferry dock and we would arrive late. We wish that we were staying longer in Nanaimo because this was our favourite hotel for our total trip. The hosts were very gracious and helpful. They allowed my sister to park in their lot to wait for... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much hikerpals for letting other TripAdvisor members know about our comfy beds and well stocked suites. We're proud to have been your favourite hotel on your trip. And since you're in Washington State, you can always come back and visit again. Thanks for having stayed with us. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

very good location with a short walk into the city centre. great view from out of room across the channel with the float planes coming past. a short drive to do grocery shopping. few hundred meters to casual restaurants for easy eating after days out touring. we had fireplace suite and very spacious. great living area with a view and... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review Benji1963! It was a pleasure meeting you two and we're glad to have been part of your visit to Vancouver Island. We also really like the Fireplace Suite and agree that it is spacious and has a lovely view. And thank you very much for noting our Green initiatives. We work very hard to ensure... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Small and quaint, but clean and comfortable. Very close to ferry, with a couple nice pubs across the street. Locally owned, very friendly, and very helpful about learning about Nanaimo. I would definitely stay here again on any return trip to Nanaimo.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much Philip E for your kind comments about The Buccaneer. For future travelers information, in our immediate neighbourhood and a within short walking distance away, are the two pubs Philp mentioned in addition to a steak and seafood restaurant, Chinese restaurant and a waterfront bistro with a second floor open air deck with great views of the... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stayed here for a few nights in May. The office is only open from 9 - 9 but that is not a problem for us. The staff were super friendly. We had a second storey room with a small kitchen and a bedroom in the back of the unit. There is some road noise in the morning and that might... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much get_with_it for having stayed with us and posting a lovely review of your room and experience here. We are indeed a family owned and operated motel and truly enjoy providing the quality accommodation you noted and meeting the wide variety of interesting guests that we have hosted over the past 20 years. We very much look... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Buccaneer Inn. From the beautiful location to the convenience of the kitchenettes,it is definitely a place for those traveling for fun and those on business alike! I especially loved the extra touches that added to the room's friendly atmosphere, such as the games basket and complimentary coffee. We would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room was quite nice, with great bedding and a comfortable feeling. The Kitchenette was a bit on the older side, but I found it much nicer and cozier than staying in a sterile hotel room with the standard layout. There was not much to do in Nanaimo, but the staff helped... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We are divers and stayed here because of the location and good reviews. Room was big enough and clean. Staff on site was friendly. Parking was easy. We didn't feel like we overpaid or anything and would come back again next time we visit Nanaimo.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review John G! We have been Nanaimo's premiere diver-friendly property for nearly two decades and welcome divers with open arms. We offer an outdoor rinse station, 2 secure indoor gear storage rooms, an after-checkout shower room and secure bike and kayak storage. We have hosted thousands of divers and are proud to be part of your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Perfect location, very close to the ferrie terminal and wonderful nature when we walk around. Room is very clean with all kinds of equipment. The owner is very very friendly and helpful. If we visit Vancouver Island again, we definitely come back this place!

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Naoko O, Thank you very much for your kind review and compliments about The Buccaneer Inn. We are glad that our accommodation lived up to your standards. And it's great to read that you enjoyed walking around our neighbourhood and seeing the natural environment that Nanaimo offers. A short walk away is the beautiful Beach Estates Park which is... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I booked the hotel at Dec 26 for stay at Dec 29. But it has turned out to be the most terrible experience in the new year holiday and screw up all my plans. They do not allow us to check in after 9 pm Dec 29 although I called in advance and negotiated with the front desk. They front... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Vivian Z, The Buccaneer Inn is a small, independent, family owned and operated motel. We work towards a balance between our business and our family lives. Our check in time does end at 9 pm (9:30 pm in the summer months) so that we, and our staff, may enjoy time with family at the end of the work day.... More 

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