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Buccaneer Inn

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed a short 2 nights at Buccaneer Inn. Was lucky to check in early as my room, number 101, was ready. Check in was friendly and fast. Room cosy, but fine for two. Nice size TV, as well as a microwave and fridge. Comfortable bed with duvet. Room had a ceiling fan and upright fan to ensure good air flow.... More 

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Thank Neil D
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much Neil for your very detailed description of our motel, your Corner Studio and Nanaimo. I think many fellow TripAdvisor members will find this review very useful. We hope to be of service to you again and look forward to welcoming you back. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene More 

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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Inn is a very nicely located and clean family owned motel. The owners were friendly and helpful in suggesting places to see and accommodating our special requests. There in no elevator and a few stairs to climb even for the ground floor units.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up in Nanaimo rather than Victoria on Vancouver Island ! However great simple accommodation. Very friendly , helpful hosts. Quiet even though on main road. Very comfortable beds Just down road from ferry . Nanaimo bit of a ghost town😬

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Room 107 and regret that we did not have more time there because it had a private deck, which would have been nice to have hung out there after dinner or to have had coffee and pastries in the morning. I was a little wary when I first saw the hotel because it was so small and... More 

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Thank traveling-family-o-4
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear traveling-family-o-4, Thank you so much for your patronage and lovely review. Marlene is blushing from your kind comments. Thanks for noting that our rooms are immaculate. We take great pride in offering spotlessly clean rooms. We think you’re spot on about our Patio Studio and feel it is one of the best values in Nanaimo. It is a compact... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Nanaimo for one night and stayed at The Buccaneer Inn. The pre information was great. The owners kept us apprised of the check in conditions via email well in advance of our arrival and we were aware of the fact that there was no staff after a certain hour. We arrived and were treated by friendly front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted when we arrived and soon checked in ok. When it was discovered that we had two suitcases we were quickly given another room with less stairs to go up - which was very much appreciated. As we had given back our hire car we were without transport for an evening meal and were given directions for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well kept. Very clean. The owner even let me use the commercial washer and dryer later than should would normally just to help me out. She was very nice. The view from my place of the water and boats is amazing, I think they have an amazing location and are very lucky.

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Hi Rick T, We very much agree about the view. After 21 years of operating The Buccaneer Inn we still watch the boats go by, the eagles fishing in the Channel and the ferry coming and going. We do indeed feel very lucky to be here. Thanks for your patronage and for letting other TripAdvisor members know of your experience... More 

Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was greeted warmly by Marlene at the front desk in the office and she was a warm friendly face after a tiring day of travelling. Very quickly I had the key to my suite and found it nice and cool on a warm summer day with fans going and the windows open. I had requested an early check-in which... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sandi_Wren, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience here from beginning to end. We think this suite is one of the best hidden values in Nanaimo with its comfy, apartment like feel, wood-burning fireplace and nice views of Newcastle Channel. We are glad that you gave such a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

First of all to mention is the warm welcome by the owners. Rooms are spacious, freshly painted and decorated and fully equipped. Beds are comfortable. Despite of its position just along a road, it is very quiet. A 5 minute drive from Nanaimo town center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We pre-booked this on Booking.com for our first two nights on Vancouver Island. The location is very convenient and easy to find straight off the ferry being around 3 mins by car from Nanaimo center. The hosts were very welcoming and the rooms are well furnished and equipped. The biggest problem was the noisy location next to the busy road... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear inarijarvi, We are very glad to read that you liked our location, room and amenities and that you found the service welcoming. Thank you very much for that. Our urban location on Stewart Avenue, near Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, in a working harbour neighbourhood, has it's pluses and minuses. We are centrally located in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CLOSEST TO DEPARTURE BAY FERRY! BOOK DIRECT WITH US FOR BETTER RATES THAN ONLINE BOOKING SITES! Dave, Marlene and Christopher welcome you to your home away from home in Nanaimo! We're the closest hotel or motel to BC Ferries Departure Bay and a scenic oceanside stroll on the Harbourside Walkway to our Historic Downtown and Old City Quarter. We feature ocean view, nautically themed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet, one bedroom suites with separate bedrooms and full kitchens, economical cozy studios and a separate and a newly renovated, seperate, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with gas fireplace, lovely kitchen, private yard with BBQ and ensuite laundry. We're centrally located in Nanaimo across from Newcastle Channel and several waterfront restaurants and pubs. Free WIFI, parking, in-room coffee, full kitchens (in suites only), fridges, microwaves, HDTV, games baskets and guest laundry are provided. We offer a large, private, seasonal BBQ area with picnic tables and games. The Buccaneer Inn makes a great base for business trips, visiting friends and family and your kids at Vancouver Island University, medical visits to Nanaimo Hospital, home insurance claims or shopping! Nanaimo's central location on Vancouver Island makes us a great base for exploring Victoria, Tofino, Long Beach, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Duncan and Chemainus. We look forward to welcoming you to Nanaimo, The Buccaneer Inn and our new Chart House! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneer Inn

Address: 1577 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $103 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Buccaneer Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Buccaneer Hotel Nanaimo
Buccaneer Motel Nanaimo
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
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