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“Huge suite, peaceful + great hosts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dockside Bed & Breakfast

Dockside Bed & Breakfast
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Dockside Bed & Breakfast
2140 Dockside Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6T7 , Canada   |  
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Ranked #7 of 33 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
Tokyo, Japan
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“Huge suite, peaceful + great hosts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great full apartment-sized suite, with everything you could imagine needing and facing a lovely little lake. Hosts were super pleasant & the breakfast divine and generous. If you're looking for an enjoyable walk, check out the nearby Westwood Lake.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Red Deer AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had the pleasure of staying at 'Dockside B&B' while on weekend business in Nanaimo...Any visitors to the city owe it to themselves, to take in the splendor this lakeside gem offers...superior in every way to any of my plentiful B&B stays over numerous years of travels...fabulous meals...very quiet room for a well rested stay...first choice for next trip back to VI...Thank you James and Alison...: )...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This b&b exceeded expectations. The suite was roomy, well appointed and very quiet overlooking an urban lake. Breakfast was huge and very tasty. Hosts were charming. This will be my choice on future trips to Nanaimo. Well done
Ramsay

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hull, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Great hosts, nice location, comfortable place. Very clean, beautiful view and garden, with coffee table by the lake, perfect for morning cofee. Oh yeah, and delicious breakfast with home made jam and cookies. The only doiwnside is that the apartment is in the basement, meaning that you have to carry your suitcases all the way around the house, down the stairs; so if you travel like us, with half the stuff you own in your suitcases, you have to be fit for the job.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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James I, Owner at Dockside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and took the time to write these kind words. It is a bit of a walk to the unit, but it's a pretty walk and we will happily help carry any luggage.
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

At the start of a month long adventure in Canada, we could not have chosen a better place to begin. Away from the hustle bustle and noise of closer to town accommodation we found this to be a clean and welcoming place to stay. Alison and James are most welcoming hosts.
So come on all you travelling "Kiwi's" put this on your 'Must Stay' list. Richard and Gay Ansley (New Zealand)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Having missed the earlier ferry we arrived rather late at about 10 pm; yet, we were greeted with big smiles, delicious homemade Nanaimo bars and juice. Our apartment style accommodation overlooked the lake and we saw a Kingfischer, Hummingbird, and Heron during our stay. The rooms were spacious, clean, and functional with enough decor to make you feel at home. Our 8-year old son immediately felt right at home! Breakfast was scrumptious each day! Each hot entry was accompanied by fresh fruit, home-baked goodies, freshly squeezed fruit juice, and tea/coffee. We have traveled close and far and slept in all styles of accommodations; this B&B is by far the best: we slept well, we were fed well and received lots of good tips about the local area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dockside Bed & Breakfast

Address: 2140 Dockside Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6T7 , Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet lakeside location a short drive from both ferry terminals, the airport and downtown. Private entrance leads off the lakeside patio into a full equipped kitchenette. Full breakfast is included and special diets can be accommodated. Contact us with any questions. ... more   less 

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