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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dockside B&B is great. Everything is fantastic and we could not find any fault: - the setting and location is perfect. Close to downtown Nanaimo but the back garden runs down to a lake where there are beavers to be spotted!; - the size of the downstairs apartment is larger than most, clean and really well appointed; - the breakfasts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is spotless, comes with a fully fully equipped kitchen and separate living room and is located on a lovely property next to a small lake about 10 minutes by car from downtown. Separate entrance so no issues if you come back a bit late from an evening out and a greater sense of privacy. Far better deal than... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is more than just a room - it is more a whole downstairs apartment, so very spacious. The bed was comfortable and the carpet in the bedroom luxurious. The Nanaimo bars in the fridge were delicious (and a really nice touch) and it was really good to have hot chocolate/herbal tea that could be made. The shower is over... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My partner and I wanted something quiet for our anniversary. Dockside Bed & Breakfast fit the bill. Alison and James couldn't be more gracious hosts, so be sure to invite them (if you are so inclined) to join you for coffee chat during your sumptuous breakfast. I can be a bit of a challenge, following (loosely) kosher dietary practices, but... More 

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Thank Notam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at a B & B and I have to say we were a little leery about it.....but saw good reviews for this one and the price was right - so we took a chance. And we are very happy we did! Alison & James have set the bar high for bed & breakfast's for us... More 

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Thank SDPandCGP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The owners really go the extra mile to make guests feel comfortable. We have lots of dietary restrictions & our delicious breakfasts were made exactly to our needs. The space was perfect for our family of 4 grown adults. Close to all ammenities!

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Thank Robin M
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Why stay in a hotel when you can have your own fully equipped three-room apartment? The bedroom, lounge and kitchen are each as big as many hotel rooms. Each is better equipped than most hotels - iron, ironing board, dressing gown, slippers, toiletries, shower and bath. You even get some Nanaimo cake. Don't be put off by the name. This... More 

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Langley, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The B & B was exactly as it was described. A full suite - kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Very private with a lovely view of the lake and private outdoor seating area. It was exceptionally clean and very quiet. Breakfasts were homemade, filling, hot and delicious! Hosts were lovely. We will be back!

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Thank Karbar1088
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed twice this summer at Dockside BnB. We had such a great evening the first time we returned 3 weeks later. Lovely hosts and wonderful food. Treats in the fridge upon arrival is a nice touch also. Thanks for the comforts. Hope to see you both again.

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Thank Paul P
SeaTac, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a beautiful place on a lake in a residential neighborhood a few miles from downtown Nanaimo. The private suite is spacious - kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and bedroom - and immaculate. The bed was super-comfortable. There's a little patio overlooking the lake and a canoe available which we didn't have time to use. James and Alison are personalbe... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet lakeside location a short drive from both ferry terminals, the airport and downtown. Private entrance leads off the lakeside patio into a full equipped kitchenette. Full breakfast is included and special diets can be accommodated. Contact us with any questions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dockside Bed & Breakfast

Address: 2140 Dockside Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6T7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $79 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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