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Colonial Motel

950 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S4K6, Canada
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Ranked #12 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked like a dive so I decided to go for dinner and check in as late as possible. When I arrived the owner/operator informed me that she had, "sold the room and there was no room for me." Of course I expressed my anger and told her I would write a review about this incident on trip advisor. After... More

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Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked at this motel; we were delayed coming from Tofino and not sure if we were going to make it down. We called and asked if we could cancel. We were told we could not cancel, because it was a long weekend and not enough notice and she would have to charge us. We understood and accepted this response. So... More

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BC, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great place for our overnight stop after wet and windy ball games! Cozy, clean rooms. Felt safe with additional locked door at the end of the upper hallway. Had a room which backed onto quieter side. Nothing fancy but owners very friendly and it was just the ticket! If you are a light sleeper you can hear low talking from... More

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Regina, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Very reasonably priced room, which was clean and had everything you need. Our room was on the back away from the traffic, so we weren't disturbed by it. The lady on reception was very helpful, giving us information we needed to know to operate the TV and heating. The only problem was the thermostat was right above the baseboard heater,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed for one night after a long day-hike. Room is simple but clean and the bed was comfortable. Air-con worked fine. Too bad we didn't arrive an hour or two sooner as we would have been able to sit out back and enjoy the semi-private deck and pleasant garden area. Close to a busy road but it didn't disturb my... More

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Duncan, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a great little motel for the price. The rooms are small, but clean. The reception is friendly. There are very few amenities, but it all works. Do not be too concerned about the smell in the halls, it is only there, everywhere else is fine. Good parking, easy access. a bit of road noise, but not bad.

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Varese, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The room we were given was ok, not very big but quite clean. The big problem was the noise because the room was on the main road even if at the moment of the reservation I had asked for a quiet one. The hotel staff was very kind.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We recently stayed here and were very happy with the service and cleanliness of the motel. The proprietors are very pleasant and the rooms, while small, were clean. It is on a main road and if your windows are open it can be a little noisy at night. However the rooms do have A/C so closing them wasn't a problem.... More

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Didsbury, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
468 helpful votes 468 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The motel is located in a not so pleasant part of town to start with. It's among a long row of cheap motels. There are also quite a few businesses and restaurants that are closed down along the same street. This is a very small motel with only about 10 rooms that I could see. A number of the rooms... More

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Adelaide, SA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Stayed overnight after an afternoon ferry trip from Vancouver. It is definitely a budget motel on a main road but it is close to the ferry and walking distance to downtown Nanaimo - we strolled along the foreshore. The room was small with 2 double beds but clean and neat and the beds were comfortable. We had a room on... More

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Address: 950 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S4K6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our friendly, comfortable and affordable motel is located in a walking distance from Terminal Park Shopping Plaza and the Sea walk trail; and only few minutes' drive from Downtown Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Golf Club. We have been fully upgraded in 2005. High quality Sealy Posturpedic king and queen sized beds in all rooms. Acrylic one piece Tub/Shower Surrounds. All rooms come with fridges, microwaves, hairdryer and kettles. Non-smoking property. Cable TV with full cable. Wireless telephones with voicemail. Free high-speed wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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