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Buccaneer Inn

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1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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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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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
1 review
2 helpful votes 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 

Union Bay, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Wow, I was pleasantly surprised by my stay at the Buccaneer Inn! I was in town to vend at a Christmas craft fair, so stayed at the Buccaneer Inn for 3 nights. The rates were very reasonable and the suite was much more than I was expecting for the price point. The rooms were immaculate, the furniture was comfortable, and... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear HeavenLeeErin, Thank you very much for having stayed with us and for your very nice review full of kind compliments. Thanks for pointing out what we, and you, think is a great central location in Nanaimo. We’re close to everything but set just a wee bit off the beaten path. Our deepest apologies about the problem with your toilet... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

MA Dave, Marlene and Monique are just fantastic in managing this gem of place and a hidden treasure in Nanaimo. They have well equipped kitchen suites at amazing rate. Their attention to detail and personal commitment is way ahead of big league hospitality players. I returned to stay there on a repeat trip.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Zeshans K, Thank you very much for your repeated stays and your lovely review. Business travelers, such as yourself, are the backbone of our trade outside of the summer months and we are very happy to read your kind comments about our rooms, staff, attention to detail and personal commitment. We look forward to welcoming you back to The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed over a holiday weekend. We were unable to arrive within operating hours. I was able to call and make special arrangements. The hosts were friendly and accomidating in our situation. As a scuba diver, they had a dry room to hang wet gear which dried overnight allowing us to dive in dry gear. The Inn... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Frenchhorntooter, Thank you very much for having stayed with us. It was nice speaking with you! We love hosting scuba divers! Our secure, heated dry rooms, outdoor rinse station and after check-out shower room allow you to enjoy your dive, get your gear cleaned off and dried and head back out the next day for more magnificient temperate water... More 

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