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Dorothy's Guest House

831 Comox Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Dorothy's Guest House
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at Dorothy's Guest House for a weekend in March 2015 and I had a wonderful experience. It was very easy to contact Dorothy to make arrangements over the phone, and the payment process was very simple. Dorothy is a a very friendly, helpful, and gracious host. She offered to pick me up at the ferry and showed me... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a three-week stay in the private suite at Dorothy's Guest House in early March 2015, to accommodate an unexpected work transfer to Nanaimo. From the first moment I contacted Dorothy up until the very moment I checked out of her guest house, she was nothing short of friendly, helpful, accommodating and welcoming. Her suite was impeccably clean, roomy... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was quite an ordeal to get to Nanaimo (we had an Air Canada flight cancelled and ended up 6 hours late to meet Dorothy) but she was there to greet us and show us to the basement suite which was perfect for our young family of 5. The kitchen had what we needed for one night and the entire... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dorothy was warm & welcoming from our arrival onwards. We stayed initially in one of the rooms in the guest house followed by over a week in the suite. Both spaces provided a restful area to relax at the end of the day. Dorothy was accommodating to our hectic schedules and checked-in regularly to make sure we had everything we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Do not stay here. The owner nit-picked, complained, got angry, spoke rather rudely to us, and then refused to return a deposit. Considered trying to recover at Small Claims but decided it wasn't worth it for the $250 or so, making it a very expensive stay.

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Langley City, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I contacted Dorothy via email and we were talking on the telephone within fifteen minutes. She required an email deposit of one night stay. I was able to check into the suite after arriving on the early ferry at 8am. It was clean, quiet and everything that was promised. Kitchen had everything that I needed to make meals. Lots of... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks in fall 2013, and will say with NO hesitation that this is a wonderful place to stay. Reasonable priced and comfortable, as a solo female traveller, I was safe and well looked after. Dorothy picked me up and dropped me off from the ferry- even offering to stop so I could pick up groceries.... More 

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I stayed at Dorothy's for a week plus while at a conference. Had the downstairs apartment, which is quite spacious and has a great soaking tub. I loved my stay there. Dorothy is truly a kind and good person. I felt more like I was staying with family than just getting a room. She picked me up at the airport... More 

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Brier, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Our room and the entire home was clean and comfortable. Pretty living room with books, tourist info, and TV. It's on a bus line, but was quiet. Nice walking area. Park nearby. No meals, but OK to bring your own food and cook. Friendly. Lovely porch.

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Baar, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed one night in Nanaimo in September and where very happy when we found this reasonably priced accommodation. The host was super friendly and very welcoming. The room was very spacious as well as the bathroom. As we where the only guests we had the bathroom, living room & kitchen to ourselves. Everything is clean & well equipped and... More 

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