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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room was clean and stayed cool regardless of heat outside. The view of harbour was fantastic although no balcony. Unsecured parking was our only issue and the restaurant was closed for lunch. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a nice smoking deck for those so inclined. We would definately consider staying there in the future.

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant Inn. Conveniently located near the ferry and within walking distance to the city. Staff was so accommodating. Rooms were very cozy, comfortable and clean. Would definitely stay there again.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review Catherine and we very much look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nanaimo. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review 228suzannet. We do indeed offer suites larger than your average hotel room. All our suites include a seperate bedroom and full kitchen facilities. We hope to be of service to you again on your next visit to Vancouver Island. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene More 

Washington State
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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
2 reviews
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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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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 

Nanaimo, 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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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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