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Buccaneer Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stayed at the Buccaneer's 3 bed house for a week, house is located next to the inn and offers all the conveniences of home: washer&dryer, dishwasher, rear yard, access to BBQ, well provisioned kitchen. Spotlessly clean, great beds and linens. Excellent value too. Hosts very welcoming and committed to Eco-friendly products. Ferry terminal, Good pubs, restaurants and liquor store... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a studio room and very small. The useable floor space on three sides of the queen bed is 2, 3, and 4 feet wide, respectively. You can put your hand flat on the side-wall while lying in bed. The room was hot, like a little oven, on a small black sailboat, in summer, under the beating noonday sun,... More

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Drew H, Thank you very much for your review. At The Buccaneer Inn we offer 7 different accommodation choices ranging from a 3 bedroom house to a 500 square foot apartment with a wood burning fireplace to 350 square foot suites with separate bedroom and kitchen to small, compact studios. Our Corner Studio is a popular choice for short-stay... More

Stoney Creek, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hotel room that has no air conditioning is unbelievable! We would never have stayed here if we had known this. Otherwise a small, older, but clean little place in a great location right across the street from the marina.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear ChereeDaurie, Thank you very much for your review and kind comments about our … ‘small, older, but clean little place in a great location’. We sincerely wish that you had read the email confirmation that we had sent to you several days prior to your arrival. We are very forthright with all our guest’s about our lack of air... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and super clean. The owners really make an effort. Good internet comfy beds. Fuzzy white bathrobes were unexpected touch of luxury. Owner spent time explaining what to see and do and where to eat. I would recommend to others and would come back!

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Woodside, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wonderful family hotel cleaner than the most expensive hotel we stayed in. Fantastic beds, wonderful cotton bedding . This was a wonderful convenient place to stay , walking distance to a very sweet down town. I love it when owners take such care with the details using organic and recycled products. Thank you Dave and Marlene for sharing with us.... More

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sharon D, Thank you very much for having stayed with us and your kind review. It was a great pleasure to have met you and Bob and we very much enjoyed our conversations with you. Thanks for your comments on our room cleanliness, comfortable beds, bedding, convenient location and our use of recycled and organic products. Makes all our... More

Keene, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

First impressions of this small motel were that the owners had tried hard to keep up the outside appearance. Inside there was some nice homely touches, such as the provision of games, books, chocolate bars and drinks in the fridge' freezer (a charge for used items) The kitchenette was well provided and the room serviced well and discretely every day.... More

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Puerto Montt, Chile
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It was a pleasure to stay at the Chart House. Clean and quite place by the sea shore. We were comforted after such exhausted training time. Thank you guys for providing such an excellent house, all equipped with washing machine, dryer, freezer, everything needed. Thank you very much. Hope to see you again next time, once we return.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Christian1612, Thank you very much for having stayed with us while in Nanaimo. It was very interesting to speak with the two of you about Chile and where you live. Thank you for the kind review. For the information of fellow TripAdvisor members, The Chart House is our newest addition to The Buccaneer Inn. Located right next to door... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We chose this place because of the #2 rating on trip advisor and the location. We found it to be exactly as described, right down to the "Eco" toilet paper and Kleenex. I'm not a big fan of cardboard sandpaper TP. There must be a better way to protect the environment that doesn't harm your customers. You can't hear the... More

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great little family hotel owners keep it cleaner than the best hotel, the place is old and on the edge of the road but walking distance to Irish pub and shopping centre ! Owners are super friendly and it's much nicer than being in town.would have given it more stars if it was newer and on the water ?

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Once again Buccaneer Inn lived up to its reputation, as being a friendly, comfortable place to rest your head. Love the duvets on the beds, couldn't ask for me. Rooms are clean & well kept. Beds are very comfortable, you will get a good night sleep. I go to Nanaimo on business, & always stay at Buccaneer Inn, as I... More

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Falchurch, Thank you very much for your repeated stays and for your reviews. It is always our pleasure to host you on your business trips to Nanaimo and we look forward to welcoming you back. Glad to hear that you like our new beds with those comfy duvets and they offer you a good night’s sleep. Thanks for the... More

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Address: 1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buccaneer Inn 2*
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Dave, Marlene and Christopher welcome you to The Buccaneer Inn, your Nanaimo home away from home! We are the CLOSEST ACCOMMODATION TO BC FERRIES DEPARTURE BAY and a scenic walk, 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 and economical cozy studios. We're centrally located in Nanaimo across from Newcastle Channel, Harbourside Walkway and waterfront pubs and dining. Free WIFI, parking, in-room coffee, full kitchens (in suites only), fridges, microwaves, HDTV, games baskets and guest laundry are provided. We offer a seasonal BBQ area with picnic tables and games. Our central location on Vancouver Island makes us a great base for exploring all of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island including Victoria, Tofino, Long Beach, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Duncan and Chemainus. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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