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Colonial Motel

950 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S4K6, Canada
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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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bog standard US motel but great value - big room, good wifi, digital TV, next to main road from ferry/out of town - 3 mins drive from centre. V friendly and helpful lady at front desk. All for less than CDN 100. Why do people go to posher places for overnight stays?

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Monument, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very valuable for those catching the ferry. No frills, and very clean and functional. Traffic noise wasn't too bad in one bedroom, and could be slept through in the other. Right off the main drag. Service was excellent. Wouldn't recommend for an extended stay, but was great for one night. Wifi signal was pretty decent.

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Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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 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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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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16 hotel reviews
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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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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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
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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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