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Buccaneer Inn

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank inarijarvi
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 

East Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rode off the ferry from Horseshoe Bay and arrived at the motel within a couple of minutes. Large room - separate lounge/kitchen area and bedroom. Very clean. Could base yourself here for a few days. Like many places on the Island, there was no air conditioning. About 25 minute walk down town - would recommend the Asteras Greek restaurant.

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Thank DistinguishedMuffin
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much DistinguishedMuffin for your lovely review of your experience at The Buccaneer Inn. We are indeed a great place to base yourself from and experience a lot of the attractions of Central and Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Victoria is 1.5 hours south and Tofino is 3 hours west. Generally we do not need air... More 

North Bend, Washington
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is so nice and they really do their best to accommodate scuba divers. There are multi-plug outlets for charging equipment, an outdoor rinsing area, and a guest laundry/drying room. If you're a high maintenance guest, take note that office hours are limited and late checkout discouraged...but they're okay with us early departure divers leaving keys in the... More 

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much DiveGirl2014 for your review. We have long been the property of choice for scuba divers and snorkellers visiting the Nanaimo area and have created a set of diver specific amenities that no other property in Nanaimo offers. Glad you enjoyed your dive adventure in Nanaimo and we look forward to welcoming you back. Your hosts, Dave... More 

Calgary, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pride in ownership is clear for all to see. Immaculate flower beds and planters, view of Newcastle Island and boat mournings. Less than a kilometre to Departure Bay ferry port. Management are super friendly and hospitable. We will be back.

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Thank Zooropa1966
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Zooropa1966, Thank you very much for your kind review and comments. We do take great pride in our business and are very happy to read that it is evident for all to see. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Buccaneer Inn. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene More 

Clarkston, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend the Buccaneer, VERY hospitable host, with a wonderfully cozy and very clean room as well. This was our first trip to Nanaimo and we enjoyed geocaching in the area as well as trying out new spots to eat. We highly recommend "2 Chef's Affair" for breakfast centered downtown Nanaimo and take the short drive out to the... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was clean enough and quiet enough considering it is on a fairly main drag. The room we rented had a kitchen amenities (full stove/oven but tiny fridge) but you do your own washing up, they do not do it for you (we figured it out after the first night). Wifi is not good from the room we had... More 

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1 Thank cala3
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear cala3, Thanks for your review and noting how clean and quiet your suite was. Our kitchen suites do feature full kitchen facilities. Some of our rooms have smaller bar fridges and several have full size ones. Generally our WIFI system meets all of our guests' needs however there are times when many guests are downloading large files (such as... More 

Penticton
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I stop here about twice a year to facilitate visits up and down Vancouver Island. I love it's central location and proximity to the Departure Bay - Horseshore Bay Ferry terminal. Easy to catch the first or second ferry of the day without a reservation. Or arrive later and be all tucked in at Buccaneer in minutes. Buccaneer is only... More 

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1 Thank Diane C
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Thank you very much for your repeated patronage and we are very happy to read that you have and continue to enjoy your stays with us. We strive very hard to provide a quality experience for all of our guests on each and every visit they have. As you noted, when something does go awry, we aim to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The reviews and location led us to this motel. We were pleasantly surprised by how clean this place is kept. The bedroom was at the back, so no road noise. It seems to be very well maintained. It was very good value for the money. The location to the ferry was awesome, and some very good restaurants nearby.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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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 Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $97 - $148 (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
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#2 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
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