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St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on a dull day and got some rainy weather so our impression may be affected by this. Check in and future contact with lady in reception all good. Room/suite fine. Beds comfortable. Really good to have a kitchen after several days of eating out and Save on foods supermarket excellent. There was a lot of noise from the... More 

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Thank Sally H
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sally H, Thanks for your review and for noting you enjoyed your experiences with our staff and that the kitchen, room and the beds were all to your liking. We are truly sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience in Nanaimo itself. Rest assured that Nanaimo is not a dying town but it is a different... More 

Heber City, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Buccaneer Inn for two nights after completing a six day backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail. The staff were so friendly, helpful and welcoming. The drying room and laundry facilities were super helpful for us and our king suite was perfect. We could not have asked for a better spot to enjoy some rest and relaxation... More 

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

Dear EdLuvsUT, Congratulations on completing the West Coast Trail! Fantastic hike that is. Marlene hiked that many years ago and still has great rememberances of her experience. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed and felt comfortable in your Fireplace Suite and that it was the perfect spot to relax after your hike, get everything cleaned and dried... More 

Toronto
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location just a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. The super friendly owner greeted us. No AC but with open window and fans we had a great sleep. Bed was really comfy and HD TV and wifi worked great. Walked to the bar on the water near the ferry for dinner.

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 201 for 3 nights and were sad to leave. It's a superior room but worth paying the extra for the additional living space and separate kitchen. As readers we were impressed with the interesting books scattered around. There's a nice walk into Nanaimo which starts close by. The property is right on the road but that... More 

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Thank John W
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks John for having stayed with us and for your review. Really happy to read that you enjoyed our Fireplace Suite. It is more spacious and roomy than our other suites and affords you enough room to spread your stuff out, relax and get comfy. The wood burning fireplace really adds to the ambiance in the winter months. And the... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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california
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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Leominster, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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  • 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
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  • Free Internet
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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: $86 - $129 (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 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
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