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Harbour Light Motel

2.5 of 5
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200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights price was good also room and bedding was really clean. Room is up dated 2 beds and bathroom but still looks old in bathtub. They supply shampoo and body lotion it was nice to stay there.

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stop in Nanaimo to and from ferries between the mainland and Vancouver Island. This motel is a great location for that. The room was clean and comfortable and there is a family restaurant next door (discount coupon available), or another one about 3 blocks away. It suited our purposes very well. Marie & Gerry Vernon BC

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The room was clean though smelt a bit strange. The bathroom was spotless too. All in need of updating. Bed was comfortable as were the pillows. Though we had a room at the back it still noisy. Very convenient for the ferries and very cheap.

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Arnprior, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Wifi was terrible! Front desk gave a hand-waving excuse about booster not reaching all rooms and ... take it or leave it! Despite asking for a smoking room ahead of time, no record of the request was claimed (showing email screen grab was ignored!). No soap in the bathroom. It was provided next day but the shampoo and conditioner were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a really nice motel close to the Nanaimo downtown district, the ferry terminal, the University and the hospital. Well, everything in Nanaimo is close, as you can drive from one end to the other in 15 to 20 minutes. Great location fro a short stay or a base to tour that part of Vancouver Island. Comfortable, large room... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed at the Harbour Light one night before heading to the Ferry in the morning. It was convenient since the motel is 5 minutes drive from Departure Bay. The room was very basic but looked clean. The air conditioner was a bit noisy. The wi fi didn’t work in the room, we had to step outside to connect. One... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed at the Harbour Light before heading to the Ferry in the morning. It was very well priced and convenient to restaurants and the Ferry (15 min drive). The room was clean and the management seemed very pleasant. We only had two complaints. The first was the second bed in the room was very squeeky and the second, which... More 

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Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed in a room to the back (I think number 222). Was quiet, clean and sufficient for our one night stay. Only downside was that leaving a curtain open meant that anyone who walked past (other guests) could look straight in. Also, no handsoap provided. Other than, it was really fine.

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calgary ab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Convenient location - close to the ferry, various convenience stores, food. Great price - relatively cheaper. Fairly old but pretty clean. the downside is that it's beside a noisy highway. but as it gets later in the night, it seemed ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed there three times for work. The rooms are nice for being on the "cheaper" end. However... - 2/3 individual stays the internet did NOT work and they just didn't seem like they cared. This is a thing for me. Seriously. - toilet backed up. Constant plugging and over flowing. Wow. Good thing I just did a dry... More 

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