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5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the heating inadequate in the room, and requested for assistance. The manager indicated it was sufficient. We didn't want to argue and we did not have a good sleep. Really poor attitude and service.

Thank Jimmy W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At check in, person wasn't really sure what he was doing, so there was a delay. The room was okay at check in but housekeeping not up to a good standard. There was bits of paper/tissue on the floor the first morning and it was still there 4 days later when we left. Also rubbish on the floor in the... More 

Thank kerry w
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap and usable. But in pretty poor condition. But what do you expect for the price? Smoke drifted up into our room from other units. Was a bit noisy. I would stay here again if I wanted to save money for a place to crash. However that is it.

1 Thank Michael F

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you are passing through and need a room for a one night without robbing your wallet - this place is it. Furniture is basic, but room is very clean. Someone on site 24-7, as they live right beside front desk. Could use a deadbolt or another form of locking device on the room's door.

Thank lulubelle99ca
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had booked this through booking.com and got misled by the reasonable reviews and photographs, same as the ones on this site, which on no account you should give credibility to! If we hadn't booked in advance with a card, a soon as we saw it and our heart sank, we would have gone somewhere else, it looked so run... More 

1 Thank Mika55_9
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I can not believe how the pictures are misleading on here because it is not at all like them. The room was not very clean there was pee and hair on the toilet, fridge had crumbs in it, move the couch to plug phone in and there is crumbs and garbage, drawings on the wall. The room has new floors... More 

Thank Sherri T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I would never stay at this place ever again. Upon checking in we had comments made to us about whether or not we smoked. I had mentioned that I did not smoke. The check in lady insisted that someone in our vehicle smoked, and that she could smell cigarettes on us. None of us smoked. And as if that comment... More 

Thank Standaniels
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

I guess this motel is a stop off for people using the ferry to the mainland. The staff are gruff at best. The rooms are as they were some 40 years plus. The shower can run scaldingly hot or feeling cold - depending on how many people are calling on the water at one time. The direct locality is not... More 

2 Thank floatingjimi
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Room was tired and we had a noisy night (people smoking and talking outside) but it was cheap, clean and close to the ferry terminal. Impossible to find the wifi code (not sure if there is a wifi for customers). No breakfast. TV and cable were fine.

Thank Frederic A
tzliu406, Owner at Bluebird Motel, responded to this review

All of our rooms are non-smoking and some of our guest have smoked in the parking lot. There is WIFI throughout, the manager gives the password at the lobby upon check-in or dail 0 from your room phone for the office. More 

Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

the first impression was ok, because it was near the ferry, it seemed clean...but I realised that the toilet had not been cleaned, ( although it has the paper "sanitation". It was full of urine stains, moreover the sheets of one bed had not been changed...full of dusty and hair...Horrible

Thank TeresaBCN29
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated with new beds, flat-screen TVs, FREE WIFI, and updated bathrooms in large spacious rooms and suites. Located just 5 minutes from the ferry terminal and centrally located in Nanaimo, walk to Starbucks, McDonald and shopping mall. Pet friendly and affordable daily or weekly rates available. We have Kitchenettes and Family Suites available to accommodate families, teams, or large groups. Ample FREE parking and friendly staff, book with us directly to receive a Manager's discount! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluebird Motel

Address: 995 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4K3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $56 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bluebird Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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