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Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Clean and friendly! We needed a last minute room for the night and we found the perfect spot! We asked for a room with a bed and that is what we got but with so much more! Highly recommended. Friendly staff and they provided us with great recommendations of where to eat while in town.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had to leave our house due to renovations for one week. We found the Inn to be more of a bed and breakfast atmosphere. We had a full suite with roomy living room, bedroom, and full kitchen. Our view from both living room and kitchen was the Newcastle Channel, an active waterway. The hosts Marlene and Dave were gracious...

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Chad1946, Thank you very much for your kind review and words. It was very nice to have met and hosted the two of you while undergoing renovations; always a stressful time. Thank you for your kind comments on our rooms, amenities and of us. Makes our work worthwhile. Glad you enjoyed watching the activity on Newcastle Channel. Always something...

Western, WA
Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is a nice, little motel. It may be older, but is clean and well kept. Dave and Marlene are quite nice and accomodating and they care about what goes on at their inn. The one bedroom suites are spacious and cofortable. There may not be air conditioning, but I didn't need it, during summer months. Yes, the traffic is...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a lovely place, very close to the Ferry terminal. We stayed in the Fireplace suite and it was terrific - they have thought of every possible need and amenity that you could imagine, from lovely robes, books to read, fire logs, to a mini-bar in the kitchen with a lovely variety of snacks and soft drinks and juice....

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much 456Linda for your review and kind words. We are very happy to read that we played a wonderful part in your Nanaimo business trip. Our goal has always been to have your experience at The Buccaneer Inn feature the things that our family really values when travelling. A warm, friendly welcome. Spotlessly clean accommodation. Relaxing atmosphere....

Toronto
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed here after disembarking from the Ferry and before heading off across the island to the west. Our unit was small but very clean and and modern. They make very good use of space and I loved the ambience of our small cosy room. The one negative comment I have is that we were told we were staying in...

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear exposures, Thank you very much for reviewing your experience at The Buccaneer Inn. We were happy to read that you enjoyed the Corner Studio you stayed in and that we can look forward to welcoming you back. We messed up and sincerely apologize for our mistake! We thank you for bringing this to our attention. We sent you a...

Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed at this hotel the first time because it was rated very high on Tripadvisor. And those that stayed before me were not wrong! I have now stayed there for about six nights and it is my favourite hotel anywhere! It is a really cute hotel with wonderful rooms that are clean and well-stocked with everything a person needs...

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you very much wildindigo2 for your glowing review. We very much value your continued patronage and will continue to do our best to ensure that we remain your favourite accommodation. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene

York
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed one night but would have been happy to stay longer if time permitted. Booked this last minute on the strength of previous reviews. To be honest if we had just been driving around looking we probably wouldn't have stopped here, that would have been a mistake as inside the room was warm, cosy and well appointed. As well as...

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear lategapyear, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us at The Buccaneer Inn. Thank you very much for having faith in, and relying upon, previous reviewers kind words about our family owned and operated motel. We are extremely pleased to read that their reviews convinced you to try a property you might not necessarily have first...

Chicago
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Arrived late and were check in without a problem to our corner studio. Clean. All you really need in a hotel and service was great. We didn't really explore the property too much but it was convenient to the ferry and had plenty of parking. We chose this instead of the Ramada and we are glad we did. Owners were...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We recently enjoyed a night ( to short) here, and felt completely spolied with the intimate touches. We had creamo in the fridge and snacks for purchase, as well as superb decor! We especially loved snuggling into the down duvets! A very pleasant experience, which we will do again soon!

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review barenda j. Warms our heart to read such nice comments about your experience at The Buccaneer Inn. Nothing goes better with our Level Ground Direct Fair Trade coffee than real cream! Snuggling up in a comfy bed with a duvet is one of life's great pleasures and we're happy to have been able...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Buccaneer Inn was an excellent choice!! Marlene greeted us upon our arrival and was more than happy to answer questions. We stayed in the small, comfy suite and it was immaculate--with a small kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, sink). The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The location of the Buccaneer Inn is outstanding for shopping and seeing the sites (Butchart Gardens, the...

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BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mazysmomann for taking the time to review your experience at The Buccaneer Inn. Your kind words and comments make our work worthwhile. Both Marlene and I truly enjoy helping our guests explore all of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. And you're right, Nanaimo is a great spot to base yourself for a Vancovuer Island visit! We're glad...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $92 - $130 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ground floor rooms have easy access.”
  • Looking out the large living room window to the water and Protection Island
 of 5 bubbles LoreliJean, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a first floor room if you have difficulty carrying luggage up a few stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Michelle56_13, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, room 202, king bed, view of marina, ocean & island”
 of 5 bubbles CTarTrip, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room which may have to be on an upper floor, if you can manage lots of outdoor metal steps.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyH809, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“201 worked for us as a family”
 of 5 bubbles JohnW675, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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