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Buccaneer Inn

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1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not super close to anything but it was quiet, cute and super clean. The bed was comfy and nice pillows. Perfect for the one night we stayed. About a 30 minute walk into town. The staff was very friendly. I would stay again. The kitchen had everything we needed.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Friendly staff, extremely clean room. Comes with fully supplied kitchen. All necessary implements available. Eco friendly. Lovely beds. So comfortable. Have stayed there twice and would definitely stay again. Just minutes from ferry. Very convenient. Happy to stay. Comes with free Wi-Fi.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised at how quaint this small motel was. I loved that it had a separate bedroom with very comfortable beds. I felt safe and slept very well. I will most definitely stay there again if I need to stay in Nanaimo.

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1 Thank Gailfiggy
Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The Buccaneer Inn was perfect for my family. It really is spotlessly clean, well appointed and very comfortable. We got a 1 bedroom suite which had a queen and a twin as well as a sofa bed in the living room. We had a view of the marina across the street, it's quite pretty. For families, having the option of... More 

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Thank JessicainVictoria
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear JessicainVictoria, Thank you very much for having stayed with us and for your glowing review. Glad you enjoyed all of your stay, the view, the room layout and what good value for money we offer. And you are so correct, when you call us directly and we are able to speak to you about your individual needs, it makes... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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219 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We spent three nights at this lovely little motel. Not many rooms, so a real feeling of cozy welcome. The place is squeaky clean, and the welcome is genuine. The owners/staff are very helpful and assisted me to find a medical clinic when I needed one. Traffic notwithstanding, we found this place very quiet. We would certainly not look elsewhere... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A comforatble little motel, the host was very friendly and gave some good tips. The surroundings of the motel aren't very special but it's just a 20 minute walk to the town and the ferry is very close. Rooms are comfortable, so perfect for a short stay.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a clean, attractive, sweet motel very close to the Departure Bay Marina in Nanaimo. It's within walking distance of the seawall walk, good restaurants, many marinas. There is traffic noise from Stewart but that's usually limited to the ferry departures & arrivals. I liked the sound of the ferry whistle. The sheets feel like beautiful clean clouds and... More 

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Thank Karen S
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Karen S, Thank you very much for your lovely review. For 20 years we have owned and operated The Buccaneer. The seawall, floatplanes, marine life, marinas and those lovely ferry horns are part and parcel of living by a working harbour that we still enjoy on a daily basis. Our location very near BC Ferries terminal does produce some... More 

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52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very nice place, perfectly clean family runned. Marlene was so nice and she reserved me a very quiet room as I asked since the building it's on the main road. Traffic does qet quite at night though. The room it's actually a flat with the kitchenette, a table to eat and a sofa to watch tv. Bedroom very comfortable. Nice... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, quality bedding and suite has everything one might need. In addition to bar fridge, microwave and coffee maker, there is a kettle, snack basket, plates and eating utensils. Hi-def tv is nice, owners have put together a very detailed binder of local recommendations and information. Some traffic noise, but this settles down after 9 pm.

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1 Thank thecabinchef
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119 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Spotlessly clean. Really cosy. Lots of space and good kitchen facility. Staff were most helpful. Nice walk into Nanaimo along by the water. Would definitely stay here again if back in the area in the future. Perfect location for catching the ferry.

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