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Buccaneer Inn

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1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This had restored our faith in motels. We got a warm welcome and help with where to have dinnner plus a lovely chat to both owners. When we walked into the room there were 2 wine glasses and a wine bottle cooler on the coffee table ( they must have read our minds ), there were tasty treats on the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here two separate nights on our way to and from Tofino - perfect for the ferry terminal - literally 2 mins away - and a great choice for a quick stopover after a long drive. Efficient and friendly check in both times, big room with kitchen and two double beds in the bedroom plus a sofa bed. Very cosy... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear RosieB1979, Thank you very much for your glowing review and for highlighting our service, amenities, location, décor and great value for money that we offer. Very kind of you. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a very good location as it is very noisy and hard to get in and out of because of ferry traffic. I was very dissapointed in the customer service I received by an Older woman at front desk who was very rude and I will not stay there!!!!!! She could have been a little more pleasant the way she... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kayleigh A, Our heartfelt apologies that you felt any of our team was less than welcoming to you. We have spoken to our staff and we are all unable to remember any comments, or manner of speaking to you, that could have been interpreted as unpleasant. We all take great pride in the service we provide and the manner... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I choose this place because it is in walking distance from the ferry terminal. My room was very well cared for and I had the feeling to be in a B&B rather then a Motel. The stuff was friendly and helpful. I also appreciated that they had organic coffe and tea in the room. What I did not like was... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review mimion2ur and for noting the B & B feeling you had while staying with us. We strive to provide the friendly, homey atmosphere of a B & B with the services and amenities of a small hotel. Thanks for mentioning the friendliness and helpfulness of our staff and how well maintained your room... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this place because of the glowing reviews, but frankly, I don't get it. To be fair, they did say the patio room was small, but you don't realize what small is until you get there. The one chair in the room was very tiny and shoved into a slot of a desk that was useless to use. If... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear photocraftarizona, Thank you very much for having stayed with us and for your review of your experience at The Buccaneer. We appreciated reading that you enjoyed using the 300 square foot deck complete with a picnic table, umbrella, two chairs and a table. We are very sorry to read that you did not enjoy the remainder of your stay... More 

Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel on two occasions. Both for approximately one week. I found the owners and staff to be exceptionally helpful. The rooms are kept spotless the location is great too as its just when you get off the ferry. Is also quite close to downtown when one takes the pier walk. Most importantly the beds are very... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room 202. Nice clean room with full fridge and stove. Staff were very friendly. Close to Departure bay. The only complaint was the sofa bed is in need of replacing as it is pretty uncomfortable to sleep on. I would not hesitate to stay again

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a Queen Suite on the upper floor for one night. The room had a small kitchen/living room separate from the bedroom. It had a slight water view of a small channel(we had expected more since it is billed as a "Sea View."). There was free WiFi. No breakfast. The room probably would have been better for someone... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Buccaneer is not new, but it's well maintained and spotless. The lady who greeted me was extremely pleasant and helpful. Suite consisted of a living room with kitchenette (stove, microwave, fridge); bathroom; and separate bedroom in the back which was very quiet. There's no air conditioning but there was a large oscillating fan, and a ceiling fan in the... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lindsey3103, Thanks for your glowing review and all the kind comments you made about us, our staff, your suite and The Buccaneer. We truly appreciate reading comments such as yours as they really make all our work and efforts worthwhile. Thank you very much for having stayed with us and we hope to be of service to you in... More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Owners were wonderfully helpful with directions and suggestions on where to eat. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. There was window boxes filled with beautiful petunias. The hotel is very close to the Departure Bay ferry so it is really convenient. Across the street is a pathway along the shore. The only problem was no air conditioning. Definitely would... More 

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