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Bluebird Motel

995 Terminal, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Bluebird Motel
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Whitehorse, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was quite surprised at how nice this motel was considering the seedy look of the exterior and the location. It was quite clean inside the room. It was also air conditioned, the beds had soft clean sheets, new bathroom facilities (toilet, tub). For 90 a night though, it seemed a bit steep for a motel. If it was 70... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our experience lasted about 10 minutes. This was just enough time to make our way to the upstairs room through the thick smoke emanating from first floor guests, entering the room and pulling back the bed covers. We found the room generally unclean and could not stay. We booked from an online listing and had expected an older facility but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We found this hotel very clean and tidy beds comfortable enough bathroom was good. I think value for money. Staff really friendly and helpful. Can see where it has been revamped cost effectively and I for one do not always want an upmarket hotel i would much rather spend my money on other local things and am glad there are... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I can see the owners made an effort. Clean. Cheap. Good value for money. A good place to stay if other options are not available. Room has a noisy air conditioner, a fan a TV and a microwave oven. No complaints. A little noisy as it is next to the highway.

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Edmonton, Alta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sometimes you get what you pay for. But it wasn't that bad. We found the staff friendly and accomodating. Sure the walls are thin and there are no secrets, but the bathroom had been renovated, there was a new TV and the beds were comfortable. The floors had been recently re-done with laminate and the room was clean. Wifi was... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

For a small little motel, it was just fine for our family for the one night. Im surprised of all the bad reviews I've found. The room was clean & had air conditioning , which was all we needed. For 80$ a night, I would for sure stay there again.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Terrible place - lino in bathroom peeling, sink in bathroom rusted, one bed off frame and at least 4-6 inch pieces of metal sticking out side of bed (under bedspread so it was not visible) - very dangerous. This bed tilted to one side. Mattresses from the 70's - cheap, no support and my husband who had recent back surgery... More 

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port mcneill, BC
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We've stayed here on a few occasions because it was relatively inexpensive but this last time will be our last. For the life of me I couldn't get the innkeeper to crack a smile to save her life. She was almost outright hostile, and the "non smoking" room we were given reeked of cigarette smoke, the toilet was constantly running... More 

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san diego, ca
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2008

The owner of this motel pretended to be a friend of my wife & I, then she spread vicious rumours about us to our friends and families. This is not a friendly establishment in my experience.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2008

I am surprised to see so many bad reviews, although it's been a couple of years since I've stayed here. I spent one night in the summer time on my way to Vancouver. It was perfect for me and my dog. The room was definitely not recently renovated but there wasn't anything wrong with it and it was clean. The... More 

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