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Dockside Bed & Breakfast

2140 Dockside Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6T7 , Canada
Dockside Bed & Breakfast
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kimberley, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This peaceful location at the edge of Cathers Lake in Nanaimo is a short 5 to 10 minute drive to all Nanaimo has to offer. The owners, James and Alison, are friendly and serve up a great breakfast that meets your wants and needs. You may spot the beavers that live adjacent to the home. The outdoor patio area is... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dockside B&B is fantastic!! We would return in a heartbeat should we visit the area again. Accommodations are top notch - very affordable, nicely decorated, spacious and immaculate. You have complete privacy in a ground level apartment within the owner's home. Owners, James & Alison are super personable and have thought of everything you might need – providing a myriad... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Thank you both for a great experience at a BnB. You are wonderful hosts and were very accommodating to our schedule...and my sons food palate.. The suite was clean and spacious...everything you needed for your stay was available and if it wasn't you only had to ask. When we come back to Nanaimo.. whether for a swim meet or pleasure... More 

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London
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Simply one of the best experiences we have ever had travelling. James and Allison went out of their way to make us feel welcome, even putting us up in their spare room the first night as the bnb suite downstairs was booked. As with other visitors we were happily surprised that the bnb room turned out to be a spacious... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here for one night in September. This place is amazing. The "room" we were expecting on booking is actually a separate, fully furnished suite, with living area and fully fitted kitchen. It is absolutely spotless and extremely comfortable, with some nice views onto the lake. Our host James couldn't have been nicer. He went out of his way... More 

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a wonderful gem - clean and spacious - well appointed with everything you could need ! The hosts are warm and friendly - the breakfast tasty and fresh - hot and cold entrees ! Beautiful garden out back, overlooking a lake with a lovely outdoor tile deck !

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ABBOTSFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast just over a week ago after attending our daughters wedding in Tofino. A very quiet location and lovely patio area out the back for relaxing. James provided a fantastic breakfast and great conversation, sorry we couldn't have stayed longer. Would highly recommend this B n B.

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canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at this great B&B last week, and were amazed at what we found - a really lovely, peaceful setting, right on a little lake 5min from downtown Nanaimo. Great views from the windows, a full suite, nicely done and very clean and comfortable, for the price of a basic hotel room, plus a gourmet breakfast (special care given... More 

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed for one night in James & Allison house. A huge space is intended to receive guests (it's a flat, not only a bed !). One or two gorgeous rooms can receive two to four persons. When tired, you can select a DVD that you'll watch in your bed. James may provide you with a canoe for a little... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A fab place to stay a short drive from downtown Nanaimo. Loads of space for a family of four and everything lovely and comfy and clean. Loved being on edge of lake with bonus of canoe. The breakfast was just amazing - one of best I have ever had in a b&b. Alison and James were great recommending where to... More 

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