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The Pine & Picket B&B

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511 Drake Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 2S8, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I will simply start by saying the host is a trained French Chef - the breakfasts are amazing!!! That alone is worth the money you pay to stay here. The rooms are nice but to be honest, a bit small (ours was upstairs and had slanted ceiling - I kept bumping my head in the bathroom). Again, we are talking... More 

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arnt, Owner at The Pine & Picket B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for your advice on possible improvements to our little B&B. It is easy for us to miss those when the vast majority of folks comment that they love the intimacy of our rooms and the lushness of our rambling gardens. That joyful Clematis Armandii “Snowdrift” has an absolute passion for the cheerful sunshine of the Provence Room balcony and,... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location: We walked from BC ferry departure bay. Accomodations: clean, cozy, comfortable. Ingvar and Ania made us feel at home from beggining to end. They accomodated our traveling schedule and gave us insightful advice for activity planning. Ania packed us a delicious breakfast lunchbag when we needed to leave early. Breakfast was delicious! Waffles, bacon, homemade sausage patty, scones, homemade... More 

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Prevost, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of our trip to Nanaimo! Anya and Ingvar are wonderful hosts, very welcoming. Anya's breakfast was spectacular - fresh fruit salad, fresh scones with homemade jam and cream, the best cheese and veggie quiche I've ever tasted, bacon and ham. Ingvar entertained us with stories and songs. The room was impeccable and very comfy.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Pine and Picket to be near the ferry. It is so convenient-right across the street. Nice clean room, comfortable bed and incredible breakfast-Anya is a fantastic chef. Her pastries are homemade-scones to die for with quince jelly made from her trees. This breakfast is better than any 4 star hotel. The table was set beautifully with... More 

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Halton Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Wonderfully quiet and restful. Fantastic breakfast provided by my host Anya. Incredible view from balcony of my room. Anya even drove me to the drop off to catch my ferry. I can't wait to get out to Vancouver island again just to stay at this B &B! I would especially recommend the Pine & Picket to solo travelers or couples.

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Camrose, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Very quaint home close to major roads but quiet. Walking distance to 3 eating establishments. Room very clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortable. Small TV but we were not there to watch TV. So didn't bother us. Breakfast every morning was wonderful, something different each of the 3 days we were there and gourmet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend with excellent accommodations, clean rooms, wonderful decor, great conversation, and delicious breakfasts! We give it 10 stars!! Close to the ferry and downtown. An excellent place to stay in Nanaimo. There is none better. Enjoy!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This was our first attempt at a Bed n Breakfast, but as our friends had stayed here it was recommended. We certainly were not disappointed - Ingvar and Ania treated us like family and welcomed us to their home. The breakfast was outstanding - Ania was a former chef and the spread was wonderful. They even invited us down to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I stayed a the Pine & Picket for 4 nights whilst over on business in Nanaimo. The hosts Ania and Ingvar really couldn't be nicer or more accommodating I was treated like family. Every day I returned from work Ingvar would greet me with a large glass of wine and in the morning Ania would cook me a world class... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Pine and Picket hosts Ania and Ingvar have created a bed and breakfast that I look forward to staying at whenever I'm visiting Nanaimo, or just rolling off the ferry at Departure Bay... their warm welcome, spotless and exceedingly comfortable rooms, thoughtful touches like fluffy robes, full bathroom toiletries and convenient tea counter on the landing just outside the bedroom... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A short walk from the Nanaimo ferry terminal with incredible views of Departure Bay & Newcastle Channel. 2 beautifully appointed rooms with private ensuite bathrooms, sundecks overlooking the waterfront, close to kayak rentals, seaplanes; one of your hosts is a French Chef! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pine & Picket B&B

Address: 511 Drake Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 2S8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $87 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pine & Picket B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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