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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 #2 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon D Woodside, California
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Woodside, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Have stayed numerous times at the Buccaneer but was disappointed the last few trips. The reason is that small touches, that made this rather plain motel special, have disappeared. Is the Bucc on a savings agenda? The toilet paper is now like sandpaper, no more shampoo, had to ask for supplies such as kleenex (also sandpaper quality), sketchy internet service... More

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lacework72, Thank you very much for your review, repeated stays and for the kind compliments about our friendly service, comfortable beds and great location. Rest assured that The Buccaneer Inn is not on a savings agenda. We have in the past and will continue to provide all our guests with the same quality service with the amenities that we... More

London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We only were staying in Nanaimo one night in May and the Buccaneer was perfect. The desk clerk (who could have been the owner, I'm not sure) was very friendly and helpful. She gave us a slight upgrade while a small repair was being done in the room we requested. She also recommended a restaurant for that evening that we... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Our experience here was really impressive. We didn't find such attention to detail anywhere else, no matter the stars. Everything was well designed and thought through. The room was as clean as at home. Speaking of home, they treat you like a family member. And Dave was very helpful. He answered all my questions about Nanaimo honestly and with an... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very friendly and accommodating at short notice. Nice, clean and cute property. Very helpful in making dinner suggestions and the like. I would recommend it to others in a heartbeat. Though a car would be handy if staying here.

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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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#1 Green Hotel in Nanaimo #3 Business Hotel in Nanaimo #4 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
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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, movie channels, games baskets and guest laundry are provided. Our central location on Vancouver Island makes us a great base for seeing 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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